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    Mr. Corlan's Sketchbook

    Hi All,

    I'm finally starting a sketchbook to see if I can stop being such a total slacker. I need to get good, and I need to get good fast, so my goal is to work at least 40 hours per week. It's nothing I haven't done before, but now I'm not in school and I don't have anyone kicking my butt. So please help me out and kick my butt!

    I haven't done any real studies in a long while, and that's what I see recommended all the time in the critique center, so that's what I'm going to do. Here's a few to start. Some Bridgman copies, a few legs after Leonardo, plus a lizard critter just for fun. Any comments and criticisms are more than welcome!
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    Wow man you're stuff is looking really good. I really like the angles and lines you use. Post more

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    Hey! No compliments! Hah. Thanks mitchoo.

    OK. Here's a few more things: one very recent, one somewhat recent, and one not recent at all. I obviously haven't made much progress.
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    great studies and great works! Keep poasting!

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    sick man! more!

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    Hey thanks for the encouragement Waschbär and Raffix. It helps. You guys better keep up the good work too. Here's a little sketch for some sort of Bird-man. Eek, I've got to work on that whole pectoral, deltoid, clavicle area and start drawing arms in the right orientation. And some heads from Loomis. They were pretty depressing at first, but I think I got a little better once I broke down and actually started constructing them step-by-step the way he tells you to. I heartily recommend actually following directions.

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    These studies are really just me procrastinating and not doing real work. So here are the paintings I'm currently supposed to be working on. I'm doing a series of five paintings for a little group gallery show in August. Two are finished, and the last one is still a complete mess. These two are both obviously very much works-in-progress. I also threw in a little landscape sketch I did the other day.

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    Yesterday was kind of a bust, so I need to step it up today. Here's a few anatomy studies from this morning. Rib and shoulder studies from Die Gestalt des Menschen, and some shoulders and arms after Leonardo.

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    good to see you working hard i discovered bammes as well... amazing anatomy book! keep up the good studies

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    Love the sense of weight your pen lines give to the drawings. They're exceptional.
    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

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    Thanks p sage, they're actually graphite, but my cheap scanner makes them way too light, so I just hit 'auto levels' in photoshop.

    Here's some carpuses and metacarpuses copied from Bammes, and some progress on that painting.

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    great stuff! love the painting! keep rocking!

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    Dude, your line sketches are nuts! Much respect and well carried over into painting as well.

    Keep it up!

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    Darn! Next to nothing done in two days! I've got to stop slacking off.

    @Waschbär - Thanks! I'll try.

    @The Flying Dutchman - Thanks a lot! I'm not using ink like you do though, I like my eraser! With graphite I can endlessly fuss over my lines. I was thinking about your comment when I was drawing yesterday. I've always been a better draftsman than painter and all the comments I've gotten here so far have pretty much been about my line quality. So I was trying to think of ways to get more mileage out of drawing—make them more finished and more like paintings, but still drawings. I did this little sketch with graphite and watercolor pencil (no water) which was pretty fun, though the drawing creeps me out a bit. Messed with the contrast and stuff a bit in photoshop. Definitely more stuff tomorrow!

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    Hey Mr. Corlan, very nice muscles you draw! Like that.

    Also, that building on fire is awsome!

    keep going

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