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    Let's see if i can learn to draw

    Hello everyone! My name is vinay. i am 27 years old, working in a bank. well! i always loved comics, cool characters , cartoons but never thought that i would wanna draw them. although i did use to try to draw when i was kid but as i grew up i got involved in studies and job and all. now about one year back came across some cool character drawings on internet and that led me to really neat resources to learn how to draw and i was amazed to see how much hard work and study one has to do to learn to draw. and stupid me always thought its something only some select talented people can do. but now i know that anyone can draw and that really fueled a strong desire in me to learn to draw..

    although i know its never too late to learn anything but every now and then the feeling of starting late creeps up on me and i really get sad and discouraged. i wanted to join an art school but when i told my parents about it that i wanna quit my job and join an art school they said it's an idiotic decision, so i kinda had to stick with my job and learn as much as i can on my own


    i have been drawing for almost one year now but its been on and off , and honestly mostly off and within this one year i pretty much wasted my time on deciding how to start , what do draw first, what book should i pick and what not..so i guess you guys can help me with that too. rite now i am working with andrew loomis "Figure drawing for all it's worth" and stephens rogers "Atlas of human anatomy" .


    i won't be able to post my work everyday as my job takes up almost my whole day however i will try to upload new work at least thrice in a week

    so enough talking, lets post some Drawings

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    i made that in photoshop.. don't know much about shadows and lights yet, so pretty much had to rely on observation for shading

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    something i did from loomis's books , i spent around 20 or more minutes on each one just to make that simple manikin poses

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    Hey Vins. Your start looks great! The skulls are sweet and your Loomis too. We are starting at the same age and it looks like you are already further ahead of me. It would be great to follow you. I know exactly what you mean by "it's not too late, but occasionally it does creep up on you.

    I wouldn't say quit your job. Stay here, I believe you can learn so much from this site...I already have and I expect to learn a lot more.

    Definitely stick with Loomis...and Bridgman too if you want to learn figure. Seems the way to go from what I have seen people say..well, 'write'. Also do not neglect drawing from life, things you can see...on the way to and from work, in your lunch break etc...

    All the best..I'm looking forward to more!

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    @ Damien Levs

    hey Damien ! i really appreciate your advice and will definitely concentrate on life drawing too .

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    i attempted to do a master copy of DÜRER, Albrecht , i took the reference from web gallery of art. i know my skills are limited but i guess i could've done some more work on it like on the ear for example... but even to get that result it took me around 3 hours . i got bored

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    nice studies . keep up the good work. nice start !!!

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    @DariusDs DariusDs .. Thanks!

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    Hey, thanks for dropping by my sb! You have some great stuff here, very nice start for a sketchbook! I really like the Albrecht Dürer copy! Is it done with colored pencil?

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    @ Baudolino .. oh i am really glad that you dropped by my sketch book and actually liked something too but i have to confess that i cheated a bit on that its done with regular 2b graphite pencil i just gave it a tint in Photoshop using hue saturation



    well! here are some very quick skull studies ..i am always copying things so wanted to see how well i can draw skull if dont have a reference ignore the shading this is something i am still trying to learn

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    Amazing start for a beginner!

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    Niiiice Vins! The skulls with no ref look spot on to me...More and more my friend!

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    couldn't draw much coz of work here is a small update...

    some more manikin poses from loomis , i also tried to do some from imagination
    which actually i didn't post as i failed miserably so sticking with just these copies until i get comfortable with these...

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    First of all don't worry about starting late. Van Gogh only started at almost 30, Matisse as well. Alfred Wallis is interesting as well, he started in his 50s, after his wife died, and, well, even though he is not the most technical artists ever, he made his mark in history.


    You're great for a starter, keep reading Loomis and drawing EVERY single day, and keep posting here!




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    Hey Vins, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. The skulls you did in photoshop look amazing, and the loomis studies look great too. For a beginner, you really have a lot of talent, keep up the good work.

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    Hey Vin,I know exactly the feeling you are describing in your first post and I guess most artist that starts drawing feels the same,but you need to think positive and believe in yourself so you can overcome it and keep going.
    Draw every day,draw from life,keep doing those studies from loomis and most important enjoy the drawing.Looking forward to your progress man!

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    @AlanAllen ... hey! thanks alot for coming by my sb i read about those artists you mentioned ..really inspiring ..really appreciate it
    @Leo 7 ... hello leo , thanks for coming by i am a fan of your hard work and dedication

    @Shuty...thanks for visiting my sb i checked your sb..your work is awesome



    well! i am trying to learn anatomy a little bit..here is a little update

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    i wish had i had more time to draw :-( another small update...although i am not happy with it but still posting

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    Niiice updates man...The eyes look cool! But I would push your values further...Really get in some darks...especially in the pupil...But, no reason to be unhappy with them. Great line of study so far!

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    I really love your new studies! The loomis poses from post 15 are awesome... looking forward to your next update.

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    There's nothing to be not-happy with with those eye/nose studies! I love how smooth your pencil work is. How tall is your paper you are drawing on? Or are you working very subtle/careful? Looks great!

    I feel with you, concerning the non-art-related life and such. But don't feel bad, just keep drawing as much time as you can manage, you are on the right track

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    @Damien Levs...thanks Damien , indeed your are right about values, i will bear that in my mind for next time

    @Baudolino... thanks , i am glad you liked those loomis poses however i am struggling a lot making these from imagination

    @ji-li...i hope so and thanks for dropping by

    @Lyraina.. thanks for coming by my sb , i am glad you liked eyes/nose study...and actually i am not working on a large paper it's A4 size , a normal print paper i guess.




    well! as expected i wont be getting enough time to draw nevertheless here's a little update..

    1 & 2 ...some more loomis copies
    3. starting to learn arm anatomy

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    You can start to draw at any age! Plus I wouldn't worry - as your skull drawing is exceptional considering you have not drawn for long. Keep going

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    Niiice studies dude Keep hitting those gestures...your arm studies look great also. Keep at it. Try and do something each day, even if it is only 5 mins. I know you have to work and real life duties, but keep plugging. you'll get there. Maybe try a study or still life, that you can come back to. Spend some time really looking and seeing.

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    A4 paper... well, I'll have to work a bit more subtle then, and less aggressive, to achieve smooth shading like that!

    Take care.

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    Nice work with your latest studies. Keep going.

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    @Magyar .. Thanks ! and yes its never too late to learn as i found so many other people here in cA starting out at the same age

    @Damien Levs > Thanks and yes i do draw everyday whenvever i get time its just they are all scriblles, i feel they are not worth posting here ,
    my first goal is to learn human figure and anatomy however i do love to do still life as well...so will be doing some still life too every now and then, cheers


    @ Lyrain .. you are just being nice i saw your sb and really i have a lot of catching up to do reach your level

    @KOnm...Thanks konm, really apperciate your support


    here is another update after a long gap as usual

    1 & 2 .. finished loomis arm study however still confused a bit

    3 .. posting an old stuff A bell, its used in india when worshiping

    4.. again an old drawing..an unfinished portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great freedom fighter and leader of india . i failed to do the actual likeness so got discouraged in between and gave it up..

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