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    Twiggers "learning to draw" sketchbook

    Well I've been lurking for a little over a month now, and I finally decided to start a sketchbook. A little background. I'm 19 years old, and am enrolled in the International Academy of Design and Technology Online Devision to get my Bachelor of Science in Game Design. I've never had any kind of artistic talent, but I have to learn in order to do my schooling, so I hope posting here will help me get lots of advice.

    Warning: My drawings suck. Don't use these as reference. lol. I'm just going to post an eye I did a while back for now. We have three computers. One hooked up to the scanner, one to the internet, and one is mine that I use for school. I just got the last one Tuesday, and I had to poach the screen from the computer with the scanner so I could do my school. As soon as we get another screen hooked up to that, I'll scan in a bunch of sketches I've got laying around so you can tell me the many many things with my drawings that make you go .

    Well here is the eye. It looks good, but I followed a tut step for step, and it took like three hours, so no real skill there.
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    Daily (I hope) sketch dump

    All of these are in pen except one. I actually found that I like pen. Because I can't erase, it forces me to think more about my line. So this is a couple of twenty second or so figure sketches and some quick anatomy studies. Almost no rendering, just line.

    Critique and advice wanted. I'll try to do a more rendered drawing at least once a week if I can.
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    oops. some of them are upside down.
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    Awesome that you decided to make a sketchbook. Its always great to see someone start off with anatomy. I recommend getting an Anatomy Book from Loomis or Bridgman, either one is fine. Also posemaniac will probably help.
    Also another link as well. (Well actually 2 links)
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    Enjoy , and hope it helps
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    Those are some pretty wicked links. Bookmarked both of them. I'm probably only going to do ink every now and then. Just to force myself to think more. I usually use graphite pencils. I've got most of the loomis books and a bridgeman book. I just need to crack em open (figuratively since they are pdfs lol).
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    Those are some pretty wicked links. Bookmarked both of them. I'm probably only going to do ink every now and then. Just to force myself to think more. I usually use graphite pencils. I've got most of the loomis books and a bridgeman book. I just need to crack em open (figuratively since they are pdfs lol).
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    A bit of anatomy and some head studies this time. They are very light. From now on I'll darken them with darker pencils.
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    Decided to play around with the proportions of the head some. They would both be ok except I made the jaw too long. So one looks like everything below his nose is made from putty, and the other... well like I said. It looks like a bald mentally retarded gorrilla.

    Did the drawings in 3H pencil (I lost my 4H ) then darkened it in with ink.
    My Sketchbook: Warning, it's image heavy. Twiggers "Learning to Draw" Sketchbook
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    I'm really happy with how this turned out. I might actually have the audacity to call this good lol. Posemaniacs was my ref. The head, neck, and knees are wanky, and the right upper arm is a little too long. I need to work on my joints I guess. I din't even bother trying with the hands and feet. I'll work on them as a completely separate study. It also took too long. Hopefully with practice I'll be able to do this faster.

    Also, somehow I missed the sketchbooks option in the category part of the attachments manager. I've been putting them in illustration before this. I fail. lol
    My Sketchbook: Warning, it's image heavy. Twiggers "Learning to Draw" Sketchbook
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    This may go against the grain a bit, but I don't believe that starting off with anatomy is a great idea. Try something simpler, like a wine bottle.

    You can measure it, and view its angles, and dissect it with your mind just like people do with human anatomy... but there's far less complication.

    Study it in 2D at first... just to get the shapes right. For instance, most bottle shapes (silhouettes) are made up of rectangles, triangles, and circles.

    Figure out how a simple bottle breaks down this way. Later, you'll project it in 3D and see how that works.... and you'll begin to think in 3 dimensions. Naturally, after you have 3 dimensions, you can introduce light/shade.

    This is the sort of thing to practice, IMHO, before jumping into human anatomy.


    That said... congrats on starting a SB thread, and hope to see many more updates
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    @Bethany K.: I can agree with you on that. Theres some really good female poses there, but very few good male poses. I've been trying to find a good resource for anatomy that isn't drawn, but I havn't really found anything very good.

    @p sage:I didn't start out with anatomy. I started out with some perspective drawings and drawing objects (it was a shoe, not a wine bottle but whatever lol) for my first drawing class. But right after that was finished I had figure drawing class so I had to kind of switch gears. I do need to get back to drawing some environments and perspective stuff. But I've really been focusing on the figure because its a pain in the ass whereas drawing buildings and such in perspective is butt easy. Call me a freak but I like the more challenging route for some reason.

    Thanks for stopping by. Going to my cousins for the weekend, and I don't think he has a scanner, so I'll try to post the stuff I draw over the weekend (planned is some loomis muscle studies and a couple of buildings) when I get home on Monday.
    My Sketchbook: Warning, it's image heavy. Twiggers "Learning to Draw" Sketchbook
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    Hey bro, good to see you also getting started.

    I might not be very experienced, but the people here on CA gave me the exact same advice: start on basic forms.

    I do believe this has helped me a lot because lighting and values will be taught much easier through simple forms than something complex as human anatomy.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Looking forward to see you grow, bud!
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    @Jiri92: I drew in my little stick figure to get the limbs right, then I drew in the basic forms, then I drew in the details for that last drawing. I do know how to do that. I'm just having trouble giving the forms solidity. So I'm studying some anatomy and such to figure out how it all works, and that should help my simpler forms out. Plus, like I said earlier, I like doing things the hard way. Its more fun for me for some reason.
    My Sketchbook: Warning, it's image heavy. Twiggers "Learning to Draw" Sketchbook
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