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    Ally Albon's Sketchbook

    Hello everyone,

    I used to draw a great deal, in fact I originally wanted to be a concept artist in the games industry. In the end though, life changed and I now have a completely unrelated career and haven't drawn properly in about ten years! I lost heart and decided that I wasn't any good and moved on.

    However, the love has been growing to get back and drawing again. My big mistake first time around was to spend all my time drawing dragons and fantasy animals and ignoring the fundamentals, so this time around I will start at the beginning and learn things properly and see what the next few years brings!

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    Upload 04 / 09 / 11

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Size:  261.5 KBFew more! A bit of a rotten self portrait too. I promised myself I would post most of my work, even if bad, and then it would hopefully give me even more inspiration to get better...

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    upload 06 / 09 / 11

    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, why my first image doesn't appear as a thumbnail on the forum page?

    A couple more. Working on some bigger pieces this week! Feeling more into it, a lot less still than I had, which can only be good!

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    10/09/11

    Aaand some more. Haven't been drawing as much as I would like, and I don't have a sketchbook! - that will soon change.

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    A great start, and welcome back to the world of drawing. Ten years is a long time but it looks like you've retained a lot of what you learned for sure! Keep going, with a couple more posts like that we'll all get a very good idea on where you're at (we do already, but I just wanna see more ), and you'll get more feedback.

    For now: your studies are looking good, love the bust in the first post. And your penmanship is sweet.

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    10/09/11

    @Blightedart - thanks, and all going to plan, I am going to try and draw something every day, and hopefully a (semi) polished piece every week! Trying to draw from life / reference rather than imagination until I have the basics down again.

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    Drawing people is my absolute weakness. Avoided it like the plague previously but no more. Practice makes perfect and although these sketches make me cringe, I am starting to feel the form a lot more....

    Plus a horse. Just cos.

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    11/09/11

    Ugh, I am really uncomfortable, awkward at drawing people. I am making myself promise that I will draw at least two sketches of people before I can draw anything else, and hopefully....

    Old self portrait, uploading in preperation to do another one, hopefully better and actually looking like myself.

    I still can't get an image to show on the forum page - just a blank space. Can anyone tell me what I have forgotten to do?

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    Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing the new self-portrait.

    Nothing Of Interest......Yet

    "Being remembered for living is worth dying for"

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    Hi, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook.

    I love your digital paintings, the way you use colour is fantastic! Your faces seem a little flat to me, though. Maybe trying working with the planes of the face more?

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    24/09/11

    Couple more. Can't believe how time is flying. Between hectic work, taking new classes after work and attempting to catch up with Fringe (best show ever), I haven't done anything all week...

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    Frazetta

    My favourite artist of all time.

    Have made a deal that the remainder of the year is going to be spent working on still life, anatomy, and copy work to improve basic skills (With a leetle bit of fun thrown in)

    Making a copy of Frazetta's work was actually really revealing, trying to work out how he put down colour to obtain the final results. Have learnt a lot. And discovered a distinct love of drawing woman with a few more curves.

    Thinking of taking up oil painting, too.

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    27/09/11

    Portrait. Well, kinda. Getting closer. Looks like me and doesn't at the same time.

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    02/10/11

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