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    iMigraine's Scrawlings

    After reading a few posts, I decided I needed to stop lurking and start showing my humble sketches.

    Since I haven't drawing since High School (over twenty years), and only recently decided I needed to be more creative. I picked up Keys to Drawing by Dodson and dove into the exercises.

    Update: Now (January 2013), I realizes I need to focus on developing my observational skills (the basics) before working on anatomy. It doesn't seem as fun or sexy but without it, I'm doomed to be poor or worse yet "mediocre." My game plan is to study Deborah Rockman's "Drawing Essentials" and after some "Lessons in Classical Drawing" by Juliette Aristides.
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    Carry on working- one of things I see with this study is that your lines seem to be quite unsure/a little messy, but that should improve as you draw more.
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    Number Three, Tones
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    Haven't updated in awhile.

    Couple of hand studies.
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    The exercise was to draw through an object to figure out depth. The twisted rod iron on the back rest could have been better. I think the box I drew first was off perspective.

    Oh well, how else can I learn if I don't make mistakes?
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    The hands are probably my favourite. I keep on trying to draw them but I can never draw the finger nails
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    Thanks Alex.
    I like my first drawing of my hand better than the second. My shading is poor because I'm still learning the basics and I've been improvising to see what works (poorly for now).
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    This was an exercise in depth perception. A bit crude. I was in a bit of a rush to finish this, it was late, and my lighting was poor.

    Next time I'll grab a lamp.
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    Cool man.

    One thing that you're missing is proportion; that's really the cornerstone of everything representational. It's the first step, before value (shading), before 3D (volume)... you begin learning to judge proportions by measuring.

    If there's something you want to draw, think of it as being constrained by a rectangle. Now, that rectangle has a short and long side.

    Make a square with the short side, and measure it into the long side of the rectangle. how many times does it go in? It may be a fraction. Don't be too precise; it's okay to think "about 3 and a third" or "three and a piece".

    Once you've gotten the whole measured like that, find halfway down, and halfway across. Now you have a landmark. Use the "short side" of your large rectangle, and find out how far a certain feature is from halfway.

    Keep your measurements on a scrap of paper, marked with pencil ticks.

    This is kind of a crash course in proportion/measuring, but I hope it at least gives you a start.
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    What p sage said and also try to loose the lines by shading up to where they should be - you'll get a lot more volume that way.

    Cool name btw.
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    It's been awhile since I posted anything. I bought a skull from AnatomyTools.com and started drawing more from observation. Name:  CA_Skull_07262012.jpg
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    I also bought a cast of four different eyes to help my studies on shading. Really helps me see shadows and tones.Name:  CA_Eyes_Cast_09012012.jpg
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    Strong progress, keep it up!
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