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    Tan-Sau's Sketchbook

    It has been I think about three years since I joined CA, and I have not posted any of my artwork ever since. So, I'll post some of my more recent drawings. I don't know if anyone's allowed to post critiques, but if so, I would really appreciate it. I really wanna get better at drawing.
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    One Year Later

    I haven't really posted anything for like, almost a year. I really don't know if I'm allowed to dig up this old thread, but it is my sketchbook, and now that I've returned to drawing and improved a bit along the way, I think it would be a good idea if I continued to post my progress.
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    I think it's generally more frowned upon to make a new sketchbook when you already have one that's only a post long, so I think you're in the clear.

    Seem to have a grasp on lighting and form.

    Post more! (EDIT: And slightly smaller, if the image is too large it's hard to read.)
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    Fifth Page

    Another value drawing. Used pencils of various grades this time.
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    4/11

    Sixth image. Tried my hand at composition. I need to work on my rendering a bit more.
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    Hi and welcome to CA.

    Good pencil studies, I would suggest you increase the contrast between the shadows and light and I don't know, but I feel like the shades aren't blended well.They're so light.
    And unless you're goal is photo realistic look, you should refine the outlines where it's dark, cause' with blending, they lose they're strength and become blurry.But if you want photo-realistic look then increase the contrast.
    I found good tutorials on DA, I hope it'll help you with your rendering.
    Here
    And here
    And keep up the good work
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    Contour Drawings

    Lately, I've been doing some anatomy studies (furthest I've gotten was the arm), and I had the feeling that I was missing a certain skill; not sure what skill, but something did not feel right. I assumed I rushed ahead in my studies, so I decided to work on the stuff that I've learned earlier by doing some contour drawings.
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    Proportion Drawing

    Today, I tried to do a proportion drawing of a Styrofoam mannequin wig head. All this time, I've been just measuring whole parts instead of using units of measurement (such as an eye). I wish I could've drawn a little bit bigger, though.
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    5/19

    I've been having tons of problems with this one table for a while. The first time I drew it, it looked all wonky. The second time, I couldn't really finish. Then after learning how to measure proportions correctly, I managed to pull through on the third drawing. Of course, it still looks a little off, but it looks fine aside from the linework.
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    6/14

    Another still life. I managed to incorporate the things I've learned from all the previous sighting and measuring that I've done. Although I think it looks good, I feel like something's off.
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    July

    More entries. All drawn from photos because there was nothing interesting to draw. Done on a 5.5 x 8.5 Canson XL sketchbook. The first drawing was done entirely with an HB pencil. Also, I've noticed that the scanner I used had screwed up the darks in my previous drawings, so I had used the Auto Brightness feature in Microsoft Office to darken these drawings.
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    Thanks. I'm trying to learn how to render my drawings a bit more smoothly, because I tend to scribble a lot when I shade. Not to mention my line quality could use some work.
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