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    do9's sketchbook

    Hi,
    My name is Thomas, I'm 26 and I live in The Netherlands. I'm starting this sketchbook because I was inspired by the other sketchbooks here. There is a lot of improvement over the course of these sketchbooks. Also, I simply enjoy drawing . My goals is to improve my abilities but I also want to find out how much I enjoy it and whether I should pursue a career in art one day, or just keep it as a hobby. I'm pretty focussed right now and I can't wait to fill these pages and hopefully see some improvement in my own sketchbook eventually.

    Plan: I'm joining in on community events such as the Spartan Camps, ChoW's and any other if I have the time. I'm working on fundamentals in the meanwhile: Anatomy at the moment (working through Bridgeman) - perspective, shading/rendering, color theory, etc. will follow. I'm also joinging life drawing classes at the community college nearby. I'll post progress in my sketchbook.

    Please enjoy, any comments or critique is very much welcome

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    To get things started. Here are the first 15 poses of this weeks Spartan Camp.
    Edit: Removed this image because these 15 are included in the 50 total poses in my next post.

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    I finished this week Spartan Camp. The goal was to do 50 gestures (as usual) and as optional some of them had to be functional poses. I used photo ref for most of them, and tried to cover a lot of functional poses. No posemaniacs or 'clearly posed ref' was used.

    Also I bought Matt Kohr's Photoshop rendering tutorial. Had fun with it, and this is how it turned out. Pretty happy with the result as I don't render stuff that often :p.

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    I took my laptop and wacom to the life drawing session today. Some of the others were interested to see how digital painting works. It was a bit surprising how little these artsy people, teacher included, know about the digital options. I enjoyed the experience but next week it's back to analog, because that's one of the reasons why I'm attending these classes.
    Anyway, today's result:

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    Time for an update. This is slightly more than a week old, last week's ChoW.
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    do9's sketchbook

    Hopefully back tomorrow with a new update, I have some more Bridgman studies and should've had life drawing classes, so tomorrow: analog day

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    Nice sketchbook man, recommend getting an a4 diary for those bridgman studies on the train
    Would make it alot neater and easier to go back and see your improvements.
    Nice render too, I personally have been tossing up purchasing the same vid off Matt Kohr, but I think I'll finish more traditional stuff first :3

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    Thanks for your comments Jaik! I would love to work on A4, but there's too little space in the train. The bridgman book is quite large so I rip an A5 sheet out of my sketchbook, lay it in the book and draw what's on the opposite page. It's a bit of a struggle at times but it works alright. Doesn't produce the best pictures though, I agree.
    The Matt Kohr tutorial was worth the money imo, but it kind of takes you by the hand and guides you almost too much. Still worth doing though.

    So, like I said: analog day today! Took photos of my last Bridgman studies and todays life drawing session. We worked with coloured ink and the idea was to work with strokes. The first two turned out kind of watercolourish with little visible strokes, so when the third one started to go in the same direction I took out some bold red colors and started applying some strong strokes - hereby forcing myself to do the rest of the figure in the same fashion. Was a fun excercise, preparing us for oil paint in two weeks.

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    Not the most productive week last week. I was away for the weekend so wasn't able to finish and enter my CHoW this week. This one was a struggle, I tried focussing on values more than anything, but generally I didn't really enjoy working on this piece. Maybe because the design wasn't all that.
    I did do some additional Bridgman studies this weekend, so I will upload those tomorrow, together with my new life drawing work.

    I'd love to get some comments, specifically on the two CHoWs I did, the prophet one and the one in this post. I'm not sure what to focus on at this point, are these CHoWs too early and should I focus more on the fundamentals first?

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    Analog stuff, too lazy to get it off my camera yesterday, but here they are.
    Life drawing class wasn't going as well as last week imo. I think I went overboard on the ink piece and the portraits are a bit weak, but well.
    Last weekend I did some extra Bridgman studies, finishing the arm as subject. Moving onto hands as we speak - wow, they are difficult ^^

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    I finished this week Spartan Camp, 50 gestures - might do an additional shadow study tomorrow - although I already did some quick shadow studies in these sketches.
    Here they are:
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    Nice sketchbook here do9! I like the last image in post 17, really dig those studies. Its always nice to see some work with traditional mediums. Cant wait to see more updates.

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