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    18 Year old rookie -Help me progress? (updated 21.11.12)

    Hey basically I'm a 17 year old from Manchester in England and I'm here to try to become a half decent artist. I am currently doing my alevels but I'm not studying art (I dropped it at GCSE) and i'm looking into getting back into it! I'll need something to do over summer now my exams are over and I used to quite enjoy art even though I was never particularly good.

    Enough with the BS!

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    Warcraft was a bit of an addiction of mine last year so here's a Deathknight I drew from memory. I'll definitely do some fantasy based concepts and eventually design some characters so keep checking if this interests you!

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    Couple randoms and a hand-pose I found really tough (think it was the foreshortening)

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    It convinced me to recover structure:

    18 Year old rookie -Help me progress? (updated 21.11.12)

    Pretty happy with this sketch, simple anatomy practice:

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    Also just started dabbling in photoshop! Here's some extreme basics I did in the last few hours (some crap/unfinished just getting used to the tools etc)

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    Couple with reference (Am I allowed to post them like this?)

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    In reference to the ballerina, really think about 3 things when it comes to the human body: the direction of the spine, the angle of the shoulders, and the angle of the hips. Then think about where to limbs are going. The torso looks pretty solid btw. other than that, keep up the studies!
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    Nice start, if you're not doing anatomy studies you're probably going to get responses such as "Look up Loomis, Bridgman....etc" so let's get that over with.

    Critique: Your shading has room for improvement, there's not enough contrast, you need to increase your value range, don't be afraid to go darker, almost black in a few areas, it'll help your drawings "pop out" so to say.

    Don't worry about correctly posting references, some here actually encourage it so we can give more in-depth critique.
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    My advice would be to not worry about rendering (shading) your sketches until you can nail the line work. Good drawing is more important than good values, and if you can accurately describe the 3-d form of what you're drawing with lines, the rendering will come pretty easily anyway.

    Same thing for the Photoshop; I think you'll improve faster if you put the drawing on the front burner.
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    Ghast - thanks for the reply, may try a better, slightly more detailed study of a ballerina taking your post into account soon

    Enigmasflame - thanks for the post, i'll look up some of these asap I assume they're artist/thoerists kinda? As for the value range i'm currently using a load of old lead-broken pencils and printer paper so I hope that'll definitely improve quickly.

    Jcpahl - thanks, i'll try some shadeless studies for you soon
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    downloaded a book by loomis going to get some figure studies from that done tomorrow just a little update! Working on a photoshop version of the deathknight and just waiting to get my new pencils/paper/b.stump so more studies inc
    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
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    Sorry for the short inactivity, end of year coursework getting me down! This took me actually quite a few hours but it's my first fully rendered photoshop image also updated my drivers etc for tablet so I got pressure sensitivity, rendering much easier now

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    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=222885
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    Been away a long time A2 at college is kicking my ass atm but I set aside a few hours this week and did a few concepts, hope you like them

    5 minute tattoo design, unfinished and obviously would look pretty stupid at this stage but i'm thinking forearm with some design below it from the inside of elbow toward wrist.

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    Angelwing concept I hope to work into a character later along the line

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    Aaaand an oldschool stormtrooper I did via youtube video, more to come soon!
    p.s ignore the background enviro I've never done environments before

    18 Year old rookie -Help me progress? (updated 21.11.12)
    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
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    Couple loomis reference drawings incoming later
    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=222885
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    Loomis!

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    Random features again

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    Wing of a demon I spent an hour or so doing, trying to widen my value range but staying in those lines where the 'bones' are was hard.

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    Few more inc later
    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
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    Last edited by Likes2doodle; December 8th, 2011 at 05:28 AM.
    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
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    Quick update;

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    V.Quick feather for later concept:

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    Ranger:

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    I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
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