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    Hi. I really like your energy shown here, alot of effort and clear improvement throughout. The last post with the 2 minute poses are looking great, especially 6, 7 & 10. You might want to relook at some of your Loomis studies with this attitude and see if you can reproduce those early sketches but with this clarity and style? Good luck with it, I am sure you'll continue to make great progress!
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    Cool, nice to see that you use your gained knowledge right away! Especially pose 3 is really good!
    By the way...what is the spartan camp ?

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    Hey there! thanks for visiting my SB, good on you for the gestures, not enough Artists nail those basics early on. It'll pay off later on, also building on the loosening up thing.
    This video might help you, really good info on there.

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    Thanks for the comments!

    Dayle: I was going to re-do some of the old Loomis practices today but I ran out of gumption. They're on the to-do list, though.

    Tumhoy: When it dawned on me that "holy crap, I can draw MY OWN POSES" I got really excited. Sometimes I forget that I can have fun with drawing and not stress about just doing exercises. And I mentioned on your sketchbook what Spartan Camp is.

    Ixallus: Thank you, that's a helpful video! Something simple that I bet will help a lot.

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    (Possible trigger warning for eating disorders in this post)

    Yeah, so I want to study some body types besides just healthy fit young people so I started here I guess. References were used in both cases.
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    Awesome progress!
    I particularly love the black kitty that keeps showing up in your drawings!!!!!

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    Conniekat8: Thanks for the comment! I like to draw cats.

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    A friend made a surprise visit (hooray!) so all I managed to do today were a few gestures. I still got something done. I feel like they've gone down in quality. Gotta practice hands and feet, too.

    Still need to work on that line economy, I scribble too much. And man, that bubble butt on #4 is atrocious!

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    Same story, had very little free time today so I wasn't able to get much done, but I managed to eke this out before I go marry my bed.

    Hands are hard and I really need some more solid, methodical practice.

    Edit: Oh my GOD don't even look at #3, it's like two seal flippers.

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    Decided to go to Loomis and see what he had to say about hands. I took about 15 minutes on each of these but found myself nodding off while trying to do the planes of the palm, so I think I'll call it a night. Can't wait for the weekend.

    I love making my throwaway practice sketches have the same background colour as the boards. It just looks classier somehow.

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    Great progress on the gestures... both things I crit you on last time (the solidity and the forearms) are coming along really well. I really like #3 in your latest batch!

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    yep these are looking very nice,keep at it
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    Thanks Rev & Nubian! Encouragements mean a lot! Good to know I'm on the right track.

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    Drew... a bunch of hands. The main problem I have is getting everything down in as few lines as possible, a lot of these look blotchy and... unclean I guess. For hands, I think it might be best for me to work with a smaller brush. I'm proudest of the two cupped hands (#17), but I aim to do way better than this. The time I took on these varied wildly from a couple of minutes to 15 minutes, but overall they took me about 2.5 hours. 41/50 gestures done for Spartan Camp, wheee! And I have three days off!

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    Getting bored of Pixelovely, I've drawn some of these poses before. Some quick gestures, some slower (11-ish minutes, except for the fat angel who took 5), and the start of a master study. Go big or go home, right?

    Michaelangelo is spinning in his grave as I update.

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    I really like all your loose drawings, those fast sketches of bodies. The lines are very vivid, but precise. I bet, you will be top notch at gesture-drawing in the near future.

    Try to follow the volumes, when you are crosshatching. Only hatching with straight lines flattens your drawings quite a bit and doesn´t serve the purpose of defining form. That´s also something I´m not used to yet, but it definitely helps train your feeling of plasticity.

    Don´t stop!

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    KiBa: I hope you're right about me being top notch someday. And you're right, I'll check out some examples of good crosshatching and try to get it right. Thanks!

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    Here's a fun doodle I did while warming up, of some babe in I guess her boyfriend's drug rug (you know, those floppy hemp sweaters). She's actually a character I invented years ago, as best as I can remember anyway. I lost the old pictures of her when my hard drive crashed.

    Oh, and the finished product of that master study. Spartan Camp's goal was to focus on the muscles so I labeled a few important/interesting ones. I spent like 4 hours or so on it in total, the longest I've spent on any one thing in years. I know it's nothing amazing but it feels really good to try.

    I need to practice faces some more, so I want to focus on that next week.

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    Hi, Great start to your sb.

    Tiz great to see all the gestures and life study (Loomis etc).

    Nice perspective werk above too!

    Love the drug-rug babe too ^^^^^


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