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    My journey to becoming a better artist

    Thought I should finally be brave and start a sketch book instead of just browsing through old posts.

    Used to draw a lot when I was younger and had not picked up a pencil until recently for over ten years. I used to be quite decent and it is very frustrating now not being able to draw as good as I used to. I just really want to dedicate myself to this again and see how far I can push myself. I have always had a pretty vivid imagination but never the technical skill to execute what was in my mind.

    In a lot of ways this is a very exciting journey as I will be consciously making the effort to develop and hone my skills. I am really inspired by all the amazing work on this site but also by so much of what I see on the net. If I can produce one image that looks as stunning as the work of someone like Jason Chan by the time my fingers stop working then it will have been a life well spent. I know that’s a pretty high standard to set but even he had to start from some where so I like to believe anything is possible.

    Looking forward to getting peoples feedback and being able to learn from it and get better as that what this is all about. I work full time so I can’t go back to art school as I would love to, but hope I can make decent progress at home working on my art in my spare time. I have already wasted ten years of potential progress and don’t want to waste anymore time.

    Anyway enough talking looking forward to all the feedback Ill get and learning from and with you guys out there
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    Hi,

    please try to upload smaller pictures in the right direction.
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    Hi,

    a rule of thumb should be, that the picture should fit on your screen without scrolling. To the pictures: They are promising.
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    Ok so here is some old stuff from my sketchbook, done within the last three months when I started to draw again
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    this is a copy from a Boris Vallejo painting
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    And another. I have just picked up a copy of the Loomis figure drawing book and have started doing some studies from there, whilst also trying to do some of my own imaginative figure stuff so will also post that up too
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    Some more old stuff from my sketchbook
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    Your sketches look quite nice so far . I'd really work on getting good quality images of your work - just make sure your camera's straight and if I were you I'd crop them so it's just the sketch showing.

    Lots of potential - can't wait to see more! Keep it up and don't lose confidence!
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    Decided to try and do some stuff from my imagination:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtail View Post
    Your sketches look quite nice so far . I'd really work on getting good quality images of your work - just make sure your camera's straight and if I were you I'd crop them so it's just the sketch showing.

    Lots of potential - can't wait to see more! Keep it up and don't lose confidence!
    Thanks for the feedback and on reflection I agree I should have cropped the images. Just had a look through your sketchbook, you have some interesting looking stuff going on and the starting point for some interesting looking character design. Be great to see you develop some of your characters a bit more into final pieces in colour.
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    Some stuff i have been working on over the last two days
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    Copy of Loomis twisting male
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    A copy of a painting of red sonja. Need to get used to drawing more female characters thought this would be an interesting way to start, plus really like the film.
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