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    Thumbs up Ixallus's Sketchbook: A Scrub Still trying after dropping the ball a few times

    Hi CA.org, Here's a bit about me

    I'm a college student, I don't really have much art experience, In highschool doodled anime characters.
    After highschool stopped sketching or drawing all together. I figured, if i wanted to be a professional
    artist i would have had to start studying seriously much earlier in my life.

    Then, I came across CA.org, I was inspired by the drive of the people here. That led to me opening the Pandora's Box of Awesome Artists.
    It inspired me to really get back into art and push myself

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    -A Scrub Still trying after dropping the ball a few times V1.3 (2013)
    -A Scrub Still trying, and maybe failing less now V1.2 (2012)
    -A Scrub still trying to make something of himself V1.0 (2011)


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    -have a good head on your shoulders:
    Draw 400 Heads: 199

    -Warm Up:
    Draw 1000 Gestures: 553 Gestures Cleared

    -Figuratively speaking:
    Draw 400 Figures: 258

    -Terraforming:
    Draw/Paint 100 Landscapes or Cityscapes: 16 Cleared

    -Cinephile:
    Digitally render 100 different movie screen caps: 17

    -The Fundamentals
    Clear Andrew Loomis Level
    Clear Burne Hogarth Level
    Clear George Bridgman Level
    Clear Hampton Level
    Clear Villipu Level

    -The Pagemaster
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    First batch

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    2nd Batch

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    For some reason i can't even see a picture :/

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    Sorry about the post spamming, i just have a ton of stuff to upload.

    This'll be the last time i do something like this, >_<... really sorry!

    anyhow, this stuff is pretty much from this week.

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    Yeah, post them to photobucket or flickr maybe? though reading your bio you seem quite like me, reading andrew loomis and buying george bridgman's books, they really do help. hope the images geet sorted out

    Please take some time to check out my blog http://fmpbmet.blogspot.com/ or follow ab_bre_vi_ate on Twitter. Thank you
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    i'm seeing this happening in alot of other threads right now also. The old pics stay up but newer posts seem to not display. Do i need to re-upload them? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixallus View Post
    i'm seeing this happening in alot of other threads right now also. The old pics stay up but newer posts seem to not display. Do i need to re-upload them? Lol.
    Hey man, you and I both dig the same artists, so you -must- be cool.

    The site software is getting updated atm, which has buggered the attachment manager (its getting improved actually!) so yeah, photobucket until then.

    A pity, as I really want to see what's in this sketchbook.

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    Really a pity that we can't see your drawings, I'm 24 and also stopped drawing at the age of 16. Until I was 19 and picked up cartoon drawing. Now I want to learn fine arts and picked up the same books as you did. Can't wait to see your study's and drawings!

    I really think we still can learn a lot, 23/24 isn't that old right

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    @Star Eater
    Very cool indeed, and yeah i've been following Craig Mullins, Frank Frazetta and Iian Mccaig for awhile now. They've been a huge inspiration for me.

    @mitchoo
    Cool! and yeah after coming to CA.org i realized that thinking age is a factor in it is kind of ridiculous.

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    Damn man! I can't see any picture from any sketckbook -.-

    BTW when this thing get fixed, I'm gonna comeback here for a properly comment

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    Random junk i was messing with while catching up with the ghost hunters, i love you taps.




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    Yeah! Finally I can see pictures, so... Great imagination man! and great studies, it's notorious that you are evolving, keep it up!
    And btw thanks for the advice on my sketchbook

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    Cool sketches! I really like your monsters/creatures, they look very creepy and cool.
    Have you ever tried adding color to them?
    Keep up those anatomy studies, they'll help you make those characters even cooler!

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    Really good stuff. Your figures are really coming along. I really love teh fifth one down on april fifth with the dancing ladies. really cool.

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    "This is a paint and pixel-splattered furnace that forges the swords of artistic mastery. This is a place where swarthy and belligerent dwarves drink turpentine mead, berate their apprentices and slap the trade into their skulls. It's where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares." --Jason Rainville
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    This stuff looks really promising! You draw a lot! Try to get more studies in from life and books. I think I see some bridgeman though nice! Good posemaniacs stuff! Also try to make your lines smoother.
    Also don't worry about age... that's just more drama. I started drawing at like 18 and Im nearing 20 now (Gonna miss my teen years T-T) I kep thinking about how all the artists I looked up to and how they were drawing at like age 6. Just don't stop drawing. I keep starting and stopping my studies cuz I worry about the effort I put in and how it may or may not work out. But if you gotta succeed... you just gotta not care about the failure and just keep on truckin!

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    @Egg0
    Thanks man, i'll keep an eye on your sketchbook, we can both help each other improve.

    @Voodoo_Mama
    Been trying to do more of them, CA.org has some awesome creature artists so i hope i can be as awesome as the people here.

    @wooden_mango
    Thanks! your sketchbook looks awesome also, your improving quite a bit yourself. As my sig says, if you aren't evolving, you're stagnating =D

    @Not_Deadman
    Good advice, i've been wandering away from my studies lately, a bit more then i would like. I'll keep my studies in mind. And yeah, i decided to put the whole age factor aside.

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    been diving back into Loomis. Most of my studies are not meant for human eyes, haha. Here's two pages from today though, i've been trying to define my faces more. It's a real sore spot for me, HUGE one. I think someone mentioned that drawing realistically when you're first developing is a good idea. But damn it's so hard to avoid exaggeration, especially if you're an Anime guy. So i am officially out of my comfort zone now.

    Anyhow here's my desperate attempts at suppressing the inner-weabo. The face on the bottom is referenced from a photo in vogue or maxim i think


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    Hey, nice sketchbook!
    I can really relate to what you said about falling back into drawing exaggerated characters; what I found is that drawing "normal" characters became more natural as I got better at drawing. And it also helped me improve the look of my exaggerated characters

    I see you've found posemaniacs already, but I'd also recommend this website as a complement: http://pixelovely.com/tools/gesture.html

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    Hey man - thanks for visiting my sketchbook. Your studies are coming along well, especially the Loomis stuff. You should have a look at the CA communities Character of the week thread, maybe something to apply your imagination to?

    To everyone who is worried about being too old - I am 31 and only started drawing people 6 months ago, just enjoy the fact you're here surrounded by awesome people and tons of resources to help improve.

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    @JohnyTex
    Hey thanks for the website man, bookmarked it. I'll definitely be using this for future studies.

    @Dayle
    Bit intimidated by the C.o.w and C.h.o.w stuff, lol. I don't even have a tablet yet.

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    More Updates, been trying to get this whole toning thing down... i really start having huge issues with how to shade when i get to the mid section of the body. Also in an effort to add a bit more flavor to my character's faces, i'm going to draw at least a pair of eyes, lips and noses a day. I'll set aside a page for that! going to work on anatomy again for awhile, something still seems really off.

    Last page is just a doodle page, i generally will do at least one page a day involving the studies i did that day, so i can put stuff to practice.

    Note: some eyes are from imagination, some are from Loomis Dynamic H&H

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    Good stuff! Do you still want in on the SSG?

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    Ya for sure, how do i go about it? do i just add the SSG to my Sig?

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    Didn't have that much time last week to do alot of artwork, i did manage to squeeze in a few studies and random sketches/doodles.

    I'd really like to sit down and actually finish something for once :/
    Until then studies and doodles!

    I got alot of time this week to hit those studies hard! i picked up Design and Invention by Michael Hampton and also the Vilppu Drawing Manual, started going through them a few days ago. I heard they cover gestures fairly well.

    Also going to put that Gesture Drawing Tool to use.

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    Good to see you studying my friend!) I'll be waiting for some slow and thoughtful figure studies with value!)

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    @Kristoff - Thanks for the pick me up! i'll keep on the studies.

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    Figure stuff, most from imagination, some from photos. trying to loosen up these figures a bit so they stop looking so darn stiff. Going to try and do some shading tonight, the horrors of that will be on display tommorow. **pukes at the thought of the finished products**

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    More photo studies, urgh i'm so uncomfortable with shading the mid section of the body. another random sketch page as well.

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    Nice stuff man! It's full of life, flow and energy! Can I borrow some life from you I think I am too technical.

    Do you want to focus only on characters? Or is that just for now? Tip for your props/still life study's: Maybe you can practise some perspective or follow these assignments: Yoitisi Island Hope it's any help for you.

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    hey, good sketchbook you have here man.
    your use of lines is good and your shadings are wellplaced.
    and I'm impressed on your imagination characters.
    so keep up the good work

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    Woah long absence there, better get back on this.

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