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    Kapri's sketchbook

    Hey,

    I'm Kapri from Amsterdam and I'm and looking for crits. No need to be
    polite, I just want to get better as fast as possible.

    I've been serious about drawing for nearly 2 years now. Currently studying the
    figure. Have read some Bridgeman, Hampton and Speed. I'm also halfway
    through Vilppu's DvD's.

    I'll probably start playing with digital paint (color and environments) in the
    next few weeks. Reading both Gurney books now to prepare for that.

    Thx for stopping by, lets do this

    Edit: updated thumbnail. See last page for most recent work, ya'all know the drill.

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    These are some recent life drawings of different models. Also included are a perspective and tonal study. The perspective one was made while watching Scott Robertsons DvD (he rocks my world).

    Crits more than welcome.

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    These were done in Photoshop from photo ref on another screen. MMA fighters, nudes and dudes that play in hardcore bands (Trapped under ice usually dominates my playlist while I sketch).

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    nice figure studies,
    in the last two cause you used lots of little lines, they lost fluidity and become chaotic

    while painting try to describe shadows not using lines like in drawing

    keep updates coming!

    cheers

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    You have a nice grasp of gesture and structure. Start paying more attention to proportions and you'll see great improvement. Keep it up!

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    Very cool figure studies. Great sense of motion and some cool perspectives in many of these. Although the torsos seem just a hair long on a couple, I kinda like it...almost seems stylized. Keep it up.

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    Thanks for the crits dudes! I really appreciate it.

    takashmen: I see what you mean. I'll try to describe more with less lines.
    fantasyartist: yeah, I think I need to spend a little more time in the gesture and measuring stages. Taking time to lay down a good foundation for a more developed piece.
    Tomoran: Sharp eye, I didn't even notice that untill now. I also tend to leave too much space between the pelvis and rib cage.

    Will post more stuff next week after a small trip to the Dutch islands.

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    First ones are Hampton studies I scanned from older sketchbooks. The dancer and down are from photo ref. Last one of the fighters is a digital WIP.

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    Thank you for comming to my sketch book!! I can't really give you any useful info since I am not a bad ass at art
    I think I would suggest you take some classes for figure drawing or anatomy since you have already been able to draw with correct proportion and gesture. Now you may want to have more detail and structure practice so it would be beneficial if there is a teacher help you to see. Seeing should always come before drawing. I found myself improve faster with an instructor and that is something I never experienced!! Keep it up and Hope to get your critics in future!!

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    Very nice sketches Keep doing those studies, they look great so far

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    QueenWorm: thx for the advice, I was actually planning on enrolling in a life drawing class with an instructor for this september. I did some life drawing for the first time last winter / spring, but that was with a group without an instructor.

    Lav: Thx!

    Here's an update on the digital fighers. One of my first tries ever at painting.

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    Pelvis studies done in Photoshop. Some from Vilppu reference, some from imagination.

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    The first one is awesome. I'm a big fan of gesture drawings. Your's are great.

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.
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    Requiem88: thx man, I feel I still have allot to learn when it comes to gestures though. Will try to post more soon.

    More pelvis studies:

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    Be more patient, you are not patient enough. Observe light and shadow (the planes of the figure) more carefully. Do you know the O'Reilly method?

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    Nice studies .. Really like Digital fighters... n values on them ..

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    Nice studies .. Really like Digital fighters... n values on them ..

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    pixel cheetah: thx for the feedback man, I have only read a little about the O'Reilly method. I'm actually studying plane changes and how they are shown by value change right now. Will attach some results to my next post.

    For now: a study of this awesome Jeff Simpson painting and a mix of old / recent quick sketches.

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    First one is a shading study using Scott Robertson's "halfway to black" system. Second and third one are done from life observation with white, wooden geo forms.

    More gestures / quick sketches coming in the next few days.

    I'm starting a life drawing course at the end of september so I hope to create some more finished pieces there.

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    Dancer gestures. The one bending forward is from imagination, the rest from photo ref.

    Pretty much all of my quick sketches in graphite are done while riding a train. I try my best not to wobble all over the page so bear with me.

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    History quiz time, lol.

    Guess who these people are or who they were originaly drawn by and I'll comment on your sketchbook or something.

    2 of the 5 portrait sketches are from photo ref. The fighters gesture was done from photo ref and the soccer player from live.

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    Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook, I appreciated your crit.

    I am really liking the work you are posting here, especially the gestures. They look like they have a good deal of thought behind them.

    If I had to give a crit at this point, I'd have to say that you need to slow down a little. Maybe I'm assuming a bit too much here, but your work (especially portraits) looks like it could benefit a lot from a little more intent. By intent I specifically mean a little more care regarding your mark making. make sure that every mark you make on that paper counts.

    Maybe that was a bit too abstract, but I hope it helps. Keep updating, and once again, thanks for dropping by.

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    Really nice a focused drawings here. I too would be interested to see some more finished pieces, but anyway, you have inspired me to get to some more sketching. So thank you.

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    Vritra: thanks allot man. You're not assuming too much at all. You're actually pretty right, haha.

    90% of te stuff I have done are quick sketches. Because of the short timeframe most secondairy lines are put down without much thought (after establishing the main proportions).

    I really need to take more time and produce some more finished pieces. Will be starting a saturday drawing / painting course at the beginning of october. Apart from that I'll be working on producing some more digital pieces.

    JackAnimated: thx mate!

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    Hey Kapri i really like your sketchbook , espacilly the gesture & figure drawings, you need to do more and more of anatomy studies with analyzin and memorizin in the muscles and bones , and apply what you learned from life and this is a good site for figure refrences ( link )
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    Hey crew,

    Sorry for my long absence. Ive been on a trip to Greece and started a drawing class recently.

    Here are some sketches I did while I was in Greece. Currently busy with work during the day and a freelance project in the evening so I only have time for quick sketches on the train now.

    Will post some work from my drawing class and some more finished digital pieces when I have time though.

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    Wow, lovely studies.

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    I like your wrestling studies the sense of movement you get is great, I also draw people on buses and trains aha
    Keep going and I look forward to your venture into colour and digital medium

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    Psychobuddy & TFsean: thx guys!

    Just scanned in some quick sketches I did after I got back from the trip. Most are from life, but the first one is a copy from a Francis Vallejo sketch.

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    Niice stuff Kapri, your studies are getting better and better, particulary your studies from life. Keep doing it!

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