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    Learning how to create art - My sketchbook

    Hello everyone!
    I´ve been here for while but now I was encouraged to post my art studies.
    I know I´m among the best artists here in CA and I want to learn a lot from you, guys!
    I´ve been drawing for 6 months, so I´m starting with basics....there are many things to learn yet! I really appreciate any tips and critics that you can give me, only this way my art can improve.
    Thanks for passing by and I hope you like!
    All my best!
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    More studies!
    "If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen." M. C. Escher

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    Hi there matey

    Thanks for posting these you are off to a good start here.

    I like the Frazetta copy of the egyptian queen, thats rather good, it has a few flaws though like the guard has issues with his anatomy in his midsection and the lighting in the recessed carvings is missing. This is a minor detail but it strengthens the illusion of 3D in the pillar. The other thing is the lighting is just a bit too strong, the power in that original frazetta image is the lighting and the mood it creates.

    keep practising the anatomy drawings it will stand you in good stead for whatever you go for next, there are some good resources in the references section if you have a wander through too, e-books and .Pdfs all good stuff.

    all the best with the artworks mate and I will look in again soon to see what else you have put up for us.
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    hello Lightship69....tks for you critics and support! About Frazetta, that´s true...there are a few flaws, especially anatomy, that´s why I started anatomy drawing. I started with Bridgman´s book, so I´ll take a while for doing good stuff. I´m working on in a new digital painting to create a better mood. To do that I attended Jason Manely´s classes about composition and mood...see what happens. All my best!

    Here a new stuff, just practicing digital painting and some drawings from life.
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    Hello everyone!
    Just more few drawing from life and digital painting!
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    I'm not sure what advice to give. It looks like you're coming along great. c: One thing that helped me learn a lot about form, shape, and lighting was still lives. Just put one together of objects you find appealing and go for it.

    xD I'm not sure why, but it seems a lot like people feel obligated to do fruit or glasses. I think a roll of paper towels in infinitely more interesting though.

    Goodluck! c8 I can't wait to see more.
    If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
    I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
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    Tks DKHutcheson for your words!
    Still lives are helping me a lot with shades and I agree...drapery or papel towels are much more interesting than fruits!
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    More studies. This time I was trying to work on value and shades. The perspective have some problems, but I´m working on a new drawing to fix that!
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    Looks more like you're stuck drawing what you 'know' rather than what you 'see', which can be difficult to break away from.

    Instead of drawing the eye from the picture, you end up drawing a more 'iconic' version. For example, the eyelashes. None of the actors have very prominent single lashes. The lady mostly has a big black blob where her lashes would be, but you have it so she has many individual lashes.

    Turning a picture upside down and then copying from it can help train your brain and eyes to draw what they see. It also helps to forget that you're drawing a face or an eye and pretend it's just a shape like any other.

    I hope that was helpful. xD I used to have a lot of trouble with that kind of thing.
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    Tks DKHutcheson!
    Now that you talk about, I didn´t realize that I drew differents eyelashes! lol
    This is a good tip and you are right, it´s very difficult to draw something, even copy, when you´re to concentrated in what you know rather what you see!
    I´m doing more still lives drawings to break this block!
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    I really like the first one you posted!
    -And the chili one is cool too
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    It's nice to see you studying, and I also think you should learn how to 'construct' drawings out of basic shapes. Those last three studies that you did look really awkward.
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    FightingSeraph tks for your opinion!!! I´m doing this...start with shapes, especially anatomy and i´m doing some progress! It´s true...these last 3 drawings are little strange because I made months ago...I don´t like them anymore! rsrs
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