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    Sketchbook - Road to Improvement

    One of my worst habits is not doing enough studies and because of that my art is going no where. So I'm gonna try and post something, anything each day.
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    Welcome to CA! An admirable aspiration to attempt to post something new everyday...
    To start off, I'd say that the ear is bit big, but other than that it's a well executed study!
    Good luck!

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    Some quick sketches of some bears. Got the refs used for these doodles from google.

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    Thank you WRappiii for the advice =]

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    I think I'm gonna leave this as is for now and just work on some basic shading. Also the pic used for DA. Not mine.

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    Peach

    Quick painting practice

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    Some more practice. Need to do gestures more often.

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    Some poses i sketched out after the gesture drawings

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    You really seem to focus on studies. I will subscribe to get to know about how to do those. I can hardly tell you what's wrong or bad on your studies, as I am just at the very beginning of art. Do you just try to draw very rough sketches of common objects and animals? That's to get the shape correctly if you need it in a real painting right? In other words it makes you paint faster, as the forms get more familiar. I see how that is important. I must do these too Your SB will keep me motivated to post more often I hope
    Thank you for your pictures. They help me.

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    Gestures and painting

    Totally didn't get the shape of the apple, but my painting is slowing getting better. Gonna be painting a lot of apples in the future

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    the apple looks much better than the fruit on your earlier post. I think the smooth feeling of the apple applies quite good. Some shadows are missing in the hole on the top. Maybe this would give it some more depth.

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    I made the same promise to myself in my own sketchbook, about posting something everyday, and I found it extremely difficult as well : P. But hey, keep at it, man. Some advice, loosen up a bit more with your gesture drawings, and try to make less lines. Focus more on the fluidity of the pose and less on the contours, and proportions (those come later). If I may recommend a book, it'd be Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing - Design and Invention. If you haven't read it you should, it's an excellent book, and will really help with drawing the figure.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!

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    Edit: Weird, double post.

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    Late night sketches of two characters and Blastoise. I used a sumo wrestler as a reference for Blastoise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserC View Post
    I made the same promise to myself in my own sketchbook, about posting something everyday, and I found it extremely difficult as well : P. But hey, keep at it, man. Some advice, loosen up a bit more with your gesture drawings, and try to make less lines. Focus more on the fluidity of the pose and less on the contours, and proportions (those come later). If I may recommend a book, it'd be Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing - Design and Invention. If you haven't read it you should, it's an excellent book, and will really help with drawing the figure.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!

    I am finding it a bit difficult to keep up the study-a-day thing, but I'm gonna keep on pushing on.

    Thanks for the advise. I'll see if the library has a copy of the book

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