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    Went to the local Zoo today, stopped by the Bug House and did some sketching. Did some more stuff on it when i got home. I kind of altered them alot though. Really helps when you have a living model in front of you.... Bugs count as living models right? LOL

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    Hey man, I see improvement from the start til now, so don't you give up. I know how quick getting sucked into other concerns can be, though. It's gotta be easier to keep on track when you're a pro artist and it's what puts food on your table, but when you do it "on the side" it's scary how easy it is to get sidetracked. Here, I use this, and set it as my main page on my browser: http://www.dontbreakthechain.com/ Motivation by shame!

    As for critique, my best advice to give you would be to a) focus on having longer, smoother lines. They can be a little chicken scratchy at some points. I've been working on this problem by drawing with ink sometimes, which really forces you to put down confident lines. And, b) keep doing what you're doing, because it's working.


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    Thanks man! i took your advice to heart and i've been trying to be more confident and less fidgety with my pencil. Also i'll probably end up using that site of yours also! haha


    First time with a tablet, tried to mess around with it in photoshop. This is some pencil sketching i did, cleaned it up and tried to detail on Photoshop, not sure if i'm going to push it any further.

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    Great throughput of figure studies here- what I personally find useful is to go back to previous figures and annotate them, pointing out mistakes or future actions.

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    Good stuff! Keep working on the figure studies and anatomy and you'll be on the right track.

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    SCOTCH GLASS!

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    I never thought of doing that so i tried going back and doing just that. I did find it to be pretty insightful! thanks, i'll do that from now on.

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    So i've been really flakey about going to other people's SBs and doing my duty as a CA.org member. Even though i find it to be courteous to check out the SBs of people who come and show some love to mine =) so i've written down all the names of the people who've come here. and i need to make a note to leave some good feedback on everyone's SB when i'm not being tied down by... Life.

    That being said i did this for my Online Art Class, which was an assignment to draw a plain plastic cup from four different eye levels. Basic perspective practice i suppose. But art is all about pushing the envelope, so i decided to toss away that dinky little plastic cup and grab me a SCOTCH GLASS. This is how manly men do Art. Also for some reason the online submission had to be a photograph, we aren't allowed to use scanners?

    Also i'm not allowed to alter the levels over Photoshop. So this is the result of some really awkward lamp positioning, it's the only reason you can make out what's in this photograph.

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    Here i come, I bring shame to the word Artist!

    I notice i erase like a crazed writer, so i'm trying not to do that AS much. While i don't advocate throwing away erasers entirely,
    i do advocate learning how to Improv with art. That being said this dump includes one failed shading study, wherein i didn't notice
    the eye was offset by like half an inch, and yet i didn't notice it and continued to shade like a grade A retard. Also a digital study
    with the tablet, it's been a week since i've had it so i'm trying to get used to it by doing studies and doodles occasionally.
    So pardon me while i make Digital Artists across the realm facepalm with my tablet vomit.

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    A shade study

    Did a Shade Study from a photo on Photoshop. this one turned out better then the others. I'm starting to get a bit more comfortable with this Tablet. Gonna do more of these Photo studies!... Also i kind of went off the trail a bit with the shade study, i figured since i was done i might as well have some fun with it and make a few changes.

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    Doodles and a Penis

    Trying to doodles and junk whenever i can. Gonna do some studies later, need to try and draw things other then characters.

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    Assorted Figure Studies.

    Need to mix up these studies some more, i guess lots of Figure and Gesture is good. Need to do some hands tomorrow, i suck at them. If anyone has any advice on Hand Tutorials that'd be good, i mean other then drawing them from life.

    Also need to do more Tablet stuff! i'm still really uncomfortable with that Tablet :|

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    I hear bridgeman has a nice book on hands. I dont know of any tutorials off of my head though sorry =(. Keep up with the studies though, they are getting better and better

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    Maaaan, did anyone told you that you have some
    very neat ideas and concepts among your studies?
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    This week i do studies, and then stylize like a weeb.

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    Thanks Plissken, that means alot coming from you! watching your sketchbook has been a really good motivator.

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    Ya i'm going between Bridgman and Hogarth atm. Thanks for reminding me to focus on dem hands.


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    So this week i did some studies, and then did some Wakfu stuff because someone pulled me into the game. Some doodle vomit here as well.. i've been doing some tablet studies but man they sure are ugly. I'll probably throw some up tomorrow.

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    I love you anatomy studies. and looking at you work from when you began till now, Both the Studies and Creative illustrations has advance. Keep on at it

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    Ixallus the Scrub is glad he is in an Art Class. Otherwise he wouldn't do shit.

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    Thanks man! i'm going to keep trucking on, i want to get good at this.


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    So my Art School makes us draw a lot of objects from life, which is really great because on my own leisure time i rarely do that. So the stuff below is all Charcoal, this week in school we did lots of charcoal. Which, i found personally difficult, because for some reason i really don't like charcoal and have never really used it. Maybe this class will make me love it? Anyhow, the instructor gave some really good techniques on how to utilize charcoal. I will say this really helped my shading knowledge. Charcoal makes you really think about those shade maps ALOT more.

    The first pic is a Still life i put together, the task was just to draw one fruit, an apple. But my CA.org spirit kicked in and i wanted to really push the envelope, so i set up a piece. I'm sure there's some real charcoal artists there who are cringing at the many mistakes i no doubt made, so fire away!

    The last pic is just done with pencil, it was a Mug Study we were asked to do from an art manual.

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    Art school - cool!

    Still life studies look great, the values seem nice and solid... I will try to post more as well ;D

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    More randoms

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    More random stuff, along with more charcoal experimentation. I've also been doing some of the tutorials on CTRL-Paint to get better acquainted with my Tablet.

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    Charcoal

    Title basically says it all, anyhow, did more charcoal still lifes.

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    I vow to do at least four to five hours of digital a week.

    I've been avoiding my tablet, because i'm just so used to traditional. I noticed an immediate decline in skill level when i picked it up. But i'm vowing to actually get better at digital. So i'm going to devote at least four to five hours a week entirely to full digital artwork. That being said here are two quick studies from today, One from imagination (GUESS WHICH ONE? Surely it can't be the pig in a suit). Other is done from a photo.

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    I'm right there with you on how hard the transition to digital can be...seriously ahah. Keep it up and in a year me and you will look at the beginning of our sketchbook's and laugh till we cry.

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    Sketchbook and Doodle garbage

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    Yeah i'm with you on that, hopefully i can really get this down.

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    Here's some quick stuff i did today. I really want to loosen these figures a lot more. I have a better grasp on anatomy and gesture then i used to have, but it's still far from what i want :I So i'm going to be reviewing a bunch of stuff, and draw some more dynamic poses. Also i feel like i'm not learning enough from my life and photo studies.

    So i've been trying to analyze a lot more, as opposed to just doing a study and then moving on. Like breaking down what i'm drawing into simpler shapes. And wrapping lines around objects so i can really feel the space and form.

    Going to do more screen caps of movies tonight, and do some digital practices. Need em pretty badly xD... anyhow, cheers.

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    Hey, I guess your doing all the things I might tell you to do
    When your doing foreshortened bodies, sort of draw through them instead of guessing. And if it doesnt work out one way, do it a different kind of way. Keep it up, your improvements are slight, but noticable!

    The link is right there, its ok to press. Any help/advice is appreciated.
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    It looks like you're about to level up in figures, keep grinding!

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    More Junk

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    Thanks for the advice, what do you mean by draw through them??


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    yep thats the plan.

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    Okay so a few random things from photoshop, and also one really crappy bus doodle. We were sitting on the bus for awhile and i had time to whip out a pocket sketchbook. I have a bunch of bus doodles but this is the only one i think anyone would be able to make any sense out of. I kind of degraded into just drawing cubes and rectangles for perspective practice because the bus kept rattling around.

    The colored one is a reference screen cap of Louis CK, the second one is a from imagination thing that's still a WIP. I'm trying to level up my digital as well. I'll probably be doodling a lot more on the bus. It really is helping me understand perspective and foreshortening more. I also took my Sketchbook inside the mall with me. i got some wierd looks since i was sketching while waiting in line at a food court.

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    More digital studies.

    Bargue and also a screen cap from the movie Chicago. The ladies in this movie show a lot of big movements and show lots of emotion. More studies ahead, i am determined to get better at this.

    I drew lots of lines and shapes so i could analyze and observe as opposed to just copy things over. I cleaned most of it away though, otherwise you wouldn't be able to see anything but dem lines.

    FORWARD, MORE STUDIES, GOGO!

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    I wouldn't worry too much about the digital, but keep on focusing on the traditional. I find it makes going back to digital a lot easier in the long run. You're doing still lives in class, which is great, as they teach you a lot about form. I'd do some away from class in pencil or even pen (pen helps concentrate the mind - no undo) to increase your form building. The more you do, the more solid your figures will get.

    If you want a soft line don't use the blur tool, use the heal one instead.


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    Amazing sketches and studies you have.

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    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook . I've just looked through all of your sketches and you have some really awesome stuff in here - you seem to have a really good imagination and I really love the liveliness to your sketches. I'm definitely subscribing!

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    Late night insomnia leads to a Sketching Jam Session.

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    Thanks Black Spot, needed someone to kind of give me that nudge. Got kind of tied up in digital this week and didn't touch my sketchbook as much as i should have. She was awful lonely when i took her off the shelf, but i gave her some attention today so it's all good. Also that heal tool advice is really great, thanks for the help!

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    Sketching jam session, did all these tonight. Following Black Spot's advice, i found a pen to draw with. It really changes your mentality, because you know all the lines you set in won't be going away. These are a mix of pencils and pens. Also i stopped using my mechanical pencil, it's really great for details. I found the shading is way smoother if i use a normal 2HB and HB Pencil.

    Also i finished the last page of my sketchbook, tomorrow i get to start a new one. Huzzah

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    And once again, photoshop.

    Didn't get that much time to draw today. I did manage a really quick head study on photoshop. I did some hard reviews on Burne Hogarth's Head, the way i do heads is.. very stylized. Going to try to reach realism a little more, still far from it.

    Also using that soft brush a lot more for the initial drawing really makes the face look more delicate.

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