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    Fighting past the comfort zone

    <edit>Will update whenever I can! </edit>
    The content of this sketchbook will vary and any critique is appreciated Thanks for stopping by.
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    It always helps to start comment on other sketchbooks if you want comments too. Giving and taking, that's the way.
    About studies: do you know the Loomis books already? They are a very good for learning.
    It's good to see you doing the pose maniacs drawings. But try to think less of the contour, but more of the masses. Take a look at Loomis "mannekin frame" (figure drawing for all it's worth) or at Bridgmans division of the masses. That can help you a lot
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    Very good start. You've never drawn humans before? hard to believe, like I said very nice. and don't be to hard on yourself.
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    Hi Jag welcome to CA, I'm glad you got your bike fixed, where I live the cold is slowly going anyway to make room for spring. I saw a lady bug today >___<

    I think you are on the right track, keep drawing and work hard don't worry if you make anything crummy! We don't always make our best things.
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    Hey, those studies look very good, just keep continue )
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    This is not much more than a sketch atm. It is a request from someone who wanted me to draw her three characters, all girls.
    The perspective feels odd according to my eyes, and since I've seen nothing but perfect perspective throughout my life it probably is odd as well ... but I don't want to battle with my mind any further, so I'll just let it be for now.

    I want them to look surprised, which they're not in this picture. However WIP!
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    Still not hyper perfect and still just a sketch, with some anatomy corrections. TO BE CONTINUED-
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    Looking good! The perspective looks good to me.

    Here's a figure drawing tool you might come handy: http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php Hope it's helpful.
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    Multitasking this beauty, also known as our dog. Birthday present for my dad
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    I like your study with muscles, this is something I need to do too))
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    Curious if your girl drawing was referenced from posemaniacs? The drawn-on muscles, combined with the sort of slender stiffness to their poses is making me wonder - either way, you're looking pretty good on the anatomy front (especially the crouching girl), but they're all looking very stiff and posed. Not a lot of sense of weight, tension, or flow. I agree with shirobon; check out Pixelovely.

    Also, the closest one does look pretty surprised; the other two don't have anything that speaks to that yet. They're just sort of hanging out. But like you said, WIP, and you are coming along well on it. =)
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    in2eternity, I felt I wouldn't earn anything from guesswork, and since it was a free request after all I thought, why not make it a study at the same time.
    Revidescent, so very true. I made it easy by just googling female anatomy :> I agree with you, they really looked stiff and posed which eventually drove me insane no matter how many attempts of redrawing it. I scaled down the commission, zoomed in on one of the girls and called it a finished piece.
    Here's the end result. I suppose it's good enough.
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    A whole week later, tadaa:
    I should post more drawings, and in the same post as well but nah..
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