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    Hi. I'm utterly ignorant about drawing & art, but for some reason I decided I want to learn how to draw. I found this site just the other day, and I'm amazed by the artistic talent and sense of community here. I'd be happy if even a little bit rubbed off on me!

    Your comments and criticism are welcome--thanks for looking.
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    Haha upload some pics man ^.^

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    I decided to start with the Right Brain book, since it was already on hand. I'm not sure if I'm into the "science" (hope that doesn't offend!), but the exercises seem worthwhile. Since I'm a total newb, it's all new to me.

    Here are three drawings the author suggests before reading lessons: my hand, a self-portrait (my wife laughed), and a portrait of somebody from memory (made me laugh).

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    Some more Right Brain exercises: upside-down drawing (copy of the author's copy of some old drawing), exercise using a view-finder tool (my hand), and an exercise to emphasize negative space (objects on my desk).

    Funny thing about the third drawing: in spite of the view-finder tool, my proportions are still wacky. I turned the page and the next chapter is on perspective and proportion

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    A few practice sketches:

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    Drawings of my hand for practice:

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    Still working through the Right Brain book. I was supposed to concentrate on proportion and perspective for this exercise. Unfortunately, I don't like how it turned out at all.

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    First is an exercise from the Right Brain book (copy a JS Sargent drawing), and the second is a sketch from the cover of one of my wife's fashion magazines.

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    I don't have a model, so I've just been drawing heads from magazines. They all look extra clumsy to me, but this is the best I can do right now.

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    I'm still plugging away at it, making you guys look good. The wife had "Keys to Drawing" on the bookshelf, so I'm trying some exercises from that book. The drawings below are from life. The three blobs are a green pepper, if you can't tell . Hands and eyes are mine.

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    Drawn from a picture I took of one of our dogs:

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    Self-portrait fail . I used a mirror instead of a photograph this time. I can start to appreciate how good you people really are when I try stuff like this!

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    Update for the last week: some quick sketches of the dogs, a pistol from life, a samples from a few pages of 30-second sketches from some online pose tool (that was a laugh), and a portrait of our other dog. I kind of punted on the dog portrait at the end, because I just wasn't digging it.

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    I picked up the Nicolaides book at the library the other day, and decided to give it a try. I chose an interesting 60-second gesture drawing from each day to show my progress. As you can see, I'm starting from maximum suck, but its nice to know there's nowhere to go but up

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    Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook.

    Strong start here, I really like the post #11 of your dog, an excellent study. Your gesture drawings are interesting too, keep up the good work,

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