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    Arrow Tis but a sketch.

    Hello there guys! So I used to post a bit around here, but in the last couple of months I unfortunately neglected art a lot. Now I'm trying to get back to it and I thought, why not have a sketchbook here? Well for the start, here's some of my most recent works and studies. I'm sorry that the quality of the traditional stuff is so low, that's because I have to take photos of it. Any kind of critique or comments is highly appreciated! So here we go

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    Please go to the last page for more recent stuff!

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    I did a study from a photo to improve my environments, around 1h



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    Some recent figure studies:





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    Photo study + Bridgman:



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    Environment concept, kind of my first!



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    Speedies! Around 30min i think





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    Another photo study, without color picking certainly!



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    More sketchbook pages









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    welcome back to CA.Nice lines on the heads from the last page.Keep pushing

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    Thanks for your comment nor!

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    No reference used. Also, there's a boobie



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    Hi guys, here's a new photo study done with pencils and charcoal. The scanner quality is bad unfortunately but I hope you like it, critique welcome!



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    Here I tried to create a picture only using ink dots, inspired by this video: Hero. It's obviously just a very small and "quick" one (if this technique can be considered quick at all).



    (awful) Bridgman studies





    and some gesture studies, 30sec on the left page, 2min on the right.



    Cheeeers!

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    Not bad. Keep up the work and you'll get better. try drawing with lines of action for your life drawing to give it more flow, use shapes to bring out the appeal and try drawing with more structure to make things look 3d.

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    updaaaaaate

    Thanks to both of you for stopping by and for the tips, appreciate it!


    Here's some more recent work, first three images are stuff from my sketchbook, the page with the faces is me trying to copy from a photography book! And the digital works are both for the Daily Sketch Group here on CA.

    I still have trouble when adding colour, for example when I start in b/w and then apply colour with an overlay layer it just doesn't look right. Maybe that's because my values are off in the first place? I tend to go very light I think... Well I'll figure it out Take care guys!

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    More random stuff from my sketchbook, but I finally got Photoshop!







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    This is a study I did in Photoshop from life:




    I also did some studies and drills with pencil, but somehow I fucked up the photos I took of them, gonna upload them later. Cheers!

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    Okay, as promised, here's the pencil stuff!

    I felt like drawing mountains, so here's some mountains!




    And I did some basic drills, these are from ctrlpaint.com, great website by the way!







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    You have a great grasp on perspective! Keep up the good work.

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    Thank you!

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    More anotomy stuff, today it's arms. The last one is from a movie screenshot.







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    A quick still life, I took a photo, turned it to gray scale and then used that as reference

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    Nice variety in your studies! You're doing good work.
    Love that apple -- and the line directions around the top really help give it a sense of form.

    One thing--I would really suggest working from life. Some of your stuff looks kinda flat (not even value-wise, but just plane-wise--you can tell it's from a 2D photo), and occasionally you've got some proportion issues and stuff like that. Working from life whenever you can and really learning how to see (and then accurately map that on paper) is an important foundation skill. ..well, you know, working from life whenever you can is always a good idea. But especially here.

    Anyway, keep it up!

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    Hey thanks a lot Jesse! About the drawing from life thing - I know that it's generally better to do that instead of using photos. The thing is that it's really hard to get the values right, not to mention the colors. Of course you need to take on challenges to get better at painting but since I want to get my values right first, I kind of eliminated a variable from the equation But still you are of course right and I will work on those issues, so again thank you for the comment!

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    Today I did another b/w study, of a portrait this time, I hope you like it!

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    Hey David,you improved your skills a lot,keep up the hard work

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    Thanks nor

    Here's more studies and sketches, digital and pencil (obviously). The perspective thing is off because I didn't do the grid accurately.

    Cheers!









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    This is a study I did for a challenge kind of thing plus a page from my sketchbook.





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    hey man the quick studies are looking good, just don't forget to slow down and really take your time and observe what you're drawing. it's also good that you're tackling perspective. i highly recommend scott robertson's perspective dvd if you're really serious about tackling that set of fundamentals. keep up the good work!

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    Thanks Eightball for your comment and the tips! That's a good point you make!

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    Here's another study:



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    Moooooore sketching









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    a color study



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    today i went to a life drawing class for the first time, and it was really cool and a lot of fun! here's what i ended up with:

    first pose, ~15 minutes:



    then some 2min poses:







    around 30 minutes (i think):



    then we did portraits, starting with 2min poses again:




    aaand this last one was around 1 hour:




    these are entirely from imagination:





    and finally an enviroment wip. i think i didn't safe the last session i worked on it which kinda sucks... but yeah, it wasn't that much and - lesson learned. take care guys!



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