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    Hello everyone! After much lurking (and anxiety, I might add) I have finally decided to make a sketchbook here.

    For the most part, I plan on posting my foundational studies here. Thanks for stopping by!

    As a sidenote I would like to say that most of my anatomy images are referenced from mjranum-stock @ deviantart.

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    Okay, so here are some pictures to get the ball rolling on this thread.

    I know these aren't really foundation type drawings but due to having a new computer, I don't have anything else to post at the moment. I'll see what I can get done in the next few days and hopefully get some more serious work up.

    Thanks for looking!

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    A frontal skeleton and muscle drawing. Not the best, but I'm proud of myself for actually drawing these. I've been holding off on doing these types of studies for quite some time.

    More angles soon to come.

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    Thought I was done for the night but I guess not. Here's a 20-ish minute study of a naked dude from the figure/gesture tool at pixelovely.com.

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    Hey, mate. Not a bad start at all! I quite like your digital stuff, specially the one of the blond lass, the colours you've used are pretty interesting, and it's good to see you're already starting to brush up on studying the figure, it'll really help strengthen your work. Any, 'fraid I don't have much to say. Just keep at it, really. I'll check back when you have more up, keep up the good work

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    Also, why not check these guys too?

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    Naidy - Wow, thanks I really appreciate it! I'm going to be doing a lot more studies because I really need to brush up on the basics! ^^

    Here are some Loomis studies and an unfinished painting (from ref). I really wanted to do more today but my back and knuckles are hurting so I'm gonna have to take a break... good thing tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

    I got really frustrated with the painting of the dude, particularly because my brush strokes just suck. I can't get over how crap the quality of the rendering is... idk something about the texture just makes it look overworked. I'm trying to figure out why this is a common theme in most of my paintings and I think the main problem is just inexperience. Bleh....

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    A few studies from today. My back and knuckles still hurt a bit when I draw so I've been taking it easy. I feel guilty about it but when pain is involved it's hard to do anything properly.

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    Some more studies from today.

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    Sorry for the lack of updates , been busy lately.

    Anyway here is something from tonight. It looks pretty bad and I feel embarrassed posting it, mostly because it took wayyyyyy longer than it should have an it isn't even finished! Oh well, practice is practice I suppose.

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    Some more drawings. I haven't been drawing enough lately and I feel pretty embarrassed about it....

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    Looking good! Anatomy studies look great and I love your color work. Good luck and keep posting!

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    Davie - Thank you!

    Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been playing too many games. God, Diablo III is really going to test my discipline... =/

    Some recent stuff. I've been trying to focus on simplifying anatomy by ignoring all the bumps on the contour of the form. I just keep saying this quote over and over to myself: "Contour is the devil!"

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    Some stuff from today.

    The last picture is a WIP.

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    You seem to have some nice work going down, but i would advise you to try and make every brush stroke count or else the rendering looks very powdery. Confidence is key!

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    BHCS - Thank you very much! I agree, stroke economy has never been one of my strong suits. I'll try to be more mindful of my brush strokes from now on.

    Stuff from today. First couple of figure drawings are from photos and the rest are bargue studies. I LOVE how that man simplifies anatomy.

    Photo reference for the landscape painting is from pixasso79-stock @ deviantart.

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    Whew, I haven't posted in a while. I've been drawing, just didn't get a chance to log in an update this.

    Some stuff from the last week or so.

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    Sorry for the lack of updates. I haven't been feeling well lately so I haven't done much drawing. =/

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    Nice sketchbook! I love your figures - they look really clean. You make it look so simple >.<!

    Please drop by my sketchbook and help me improve!
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