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    Journey from absolute zero

    Hey Everyone, as you can see Im starting to learn to draw. Teaching myself and just going to push and try update daily. I want to make this sketchbook to see if i am working hard enough and to see if i progress from my beginning ! Onward with the long Journey !
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    I've been having a hard time understanding the curves and angles of the face, So i figured it would be wise to learn the bone structure of the face in order to understand the exterior ! some basic loomis skull studies !
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    Welcome to CA! Nice start. looks like your diving into loomis for heads which is good. Understand the ball and cross before diving into the construction part. It will help a ton. Practice drawing the ball and cross at many angles. This link might be useful. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by ven- View Post
    Welcome to CA! Nice start. looks like your diving into loomis for heads which is good. Understand the ball and cross before diving into the construction part. It will help a ton. Practice drawing the ball and cross at many angles. This link might be useful. Good luck
    Thank you for the welcome ! I had a quick glance over that link, It looks very handy and i will have an in depth look at it later tonight once i have completed my Uni Assignments. I have been reading Loomis and Burne's books but have also developed a strange habit of studying peoples faces whenever i engage in conversation with them! Hopefully i can post some more sketches tonight. Thank you for the help ! its strange to think that once we learn a little bit about art, we realize how much we do not know !
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    i took a step back again to learn angles and structure a little better ! Im having an issue with determining the size of the cut of circle on the side of the head. as well as drawing the head from harsh angles !
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    hmm, first impression looking at last head

    where the f... is perspective?? i know you want to learn as quickly as possible but if you don't learn the basics you will run into bad habits that will be hard to get rid off

    don't draw sth from 'harsh angle' when you have problems to set good proportions in front view and so on

    i'm also not a big fan of Loomis
    i'd rather recommend you Hampton
    you can also try Bringdam or Hoghart they represent different way of drawing

    this thread can help you

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=72362
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    Quote Originally Posted by takashmen View Post
    hmm, first impression looking at last head

    where the f... is perspective?? i know you want to learn as quickly as possible but if you don't learn the basics you will run into bad habits that will be hard to get rid off

    don't draw sth from 'harsh angle' when you have problems to set good proportions in front view and so on

    i'm also not a big fan of Loomis
    i'd rather recommend you Hampton
    you can also try Bringdam or Hoghart they represent different way of drawing

    this thread can help you

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=72362


    Thank you for the advice ! i actually have Hogarth's Dynamic anatomy! Do you think it would be smarter to let go of anatomy for the present and start to get a better understanding of perspective?
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    i can only say that building anatomic forms is grounded by understanding of perspective and usage of simple forms

    i can;t really say what's better for you, look through other threads and decide
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    Welcome here !
    I'm also beginner so I can't be very helpfull but at least I can encourage you, so keep going and keep posting
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    Quote Originally Posted by takashmen View Post
    i can only say that building anatomic forms is grounded by understanding of perspective and usage of simple forms

    i can;t really say what's better for you, look through other threads and decide

    I tend to think i should start to learn perspective better! thank you for the advice though ! i'm trying to teach myself all of this in my spare time outside of uni so anything is helpful !

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    Welcome here !
    I'm also beginner so I can't be very helpfull but at least I can encourage you, so keep going and keep posting
    Thank you ! i actually had a flick through your sketch book ! there's some nice stuff ! it will be interesting to watch us both Progress over time ! good luck and keep on drawing !
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    actually picked up quite a bit with all these simple perspective studies ! its interesting the idea of creating everything in an artificial space and this giving you a realistic image, versus drawing what you think it would look like.
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    Just trying to understand the form of the nose ! Hogarth nose how to teach me
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    I think these are some great studies, and i can already see improvement
    I only started drawing about half a year ago, and something that i thought helped me alot, was to do quick gesture drawings.
    Doing these gesture drawings helped me get much more confident with my strokes and also made me able to "see" better, so that i made less and less flaws.
    And now i find it's easier to do my anatomy studies, because i don't have to erase all the time

    I usually use 30-90 secs for each drawing.

    I dont know if you want to try it out, but here i have a link to a good website:http://www.lovecastle.org/draw/
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