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    Joe`s Sketchbook Journey

    Hey all,
    im a new member to the forums but have been checking out the sketchbook forums for a long time and figured i might as well post some of my own sketches.

    here's a few figure sketches from sketchbookpro to start things off.

    comments and crits appreciated!

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    here they are*

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    Looks like I'm going to take yours sketchbook virginity... by leaving a comment on this fresh meat.

    First of all: Very nice sketches, the one reminds me of masterchief.

    As always, I guess you are a beginner to art so I guess you should start practising. Becaue with most of the sketches the anatom< seems quite of. I think the legs are to short and some other stuff.

    But this shouldn't keep you from sketching, which is very important to.

    I hope I'll be able to follow your progress Keep it going

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    Nice start! Your drawings have some really cool shapes and gestures! I like the look you're going for but zipfelzeus is right, you need to do some proportion and anatomy studying and really tie down your drawings. You don't seem to understand how breasts hang from the female torso and your deltoids are another major problem. The issues in your upper body anatomy are the most noticeable, but you're not even drawing the lower body so that probably needs a lot of studying too.
    There's a lot to learn, but don't let that stop you from having fun. I think seeing this style in a more accurate and drawn out version would be really interesting. Welcome to CA, Keep posting!

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    keep them coming ... these are good studies , my suggestion is to add bit more shadows to feel more 3d .

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    Thanks!

    @zipfelzeus, thanks for the feedback i can see what you mean, i've been drawing for a long time but i am relatively new to figures so your comment is really helpful!

    @vertical, thanks for the comments, i can see what you mean about the breasts and deltoids i'll try sort these issues out. The rough nature of the sketches is mainly because im still getting used to a wacom, i'll post some pencil and pen sketches soon!

    @raminafshari, thanks! i'll have a look at adding better shadows to future sketches!


    Here are some more sketches!

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    day3

    Heres a few more sketches

    The bottom image is my first attempt at a digital painting, its a work in progress and tips/crits would be greatly appreciated!

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    ideas of how to improve this latest image would be greatly appreciated!

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    you're doing pretty good. I like the details on the eyes in your first post, very lifelike. Anatomy can always be improved. However, you should practice more with shading and values and such.

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    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the comments on my sketchbook! You are on to a good start here, keep going with the anatomy and gesture work they will pay dividends. If you've not already discovered him, try reading Loomis books on figure drawing (actually read all his books, they are gold dust), they are out of print now and free to download here: http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/

    With regards to improving that last environment, here are a couple things to consider:

    1. Establish your foreground, middle ground and background more clearly. At the moment the middle ground is not clear - whats the glowing pond/portal sitting on?

    2. Atmospheric perspective is key to establishing depth. Basically this means dark (black) values/contrast recedes with distance. Your middle ground and foreground are competing with each other at the moment (i.e. the darkness of the grey and the trees are quite similar) making it look flat. Try making the closest trees etc darker in value, middle ground in the middle and far trees lighter. I'd also add some more trees (or something) even in lighter in value beyond the ones you already have.

    Hope this helps, keep it up!

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    Thanks carnivale i'll try experimenting with values more!

    thanks lightpunk, thats all really helpful stuff! i really appreciate it!

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    Thanks for looking at my sketchbook!

    I really really love your traditional work - your shading is immaculate (and sooo so soft).

    As far as the digital artwork is concerned, your drawings are excellent but my only bit of advice would be to use hard brushes rather than soft ones. Soft brushes tend to make the piece lack in a dynamic quality. Just my opinion, though!

    Again, great work.

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    Graphite work is definitely your forte'. Wanna see your digital painting of the girl with the red hair pushed further. Good start of a sketchbook.

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