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    L4xord's Creative Journey (25th Aug)

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    Hi all, I'm still in high school so I still have a lot of time for improvement. This is going to be my sketchbook. I'm kinda new at this serious art thing. I'm trying to get better since my skill level would be considered. Anyway I'm a beginner, and I'll try to update my sketchbook once a day (most likely once every 2 days).

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    Hey,

    the basics in that sketch are quite correct. Maybe the shadow on the ground should be more behind the object as the highlight is in front of it.

    I'd recommend to use more contrast, especially for sketches and studies. The shadow can be much darker, this way it's easier to blend and it creates a more 3d feeling. Also I personally don't like to use textured brushes for studies in b&w but that's of your choice.
    You could try to use the eraser tool to get your object into the correct form and to eleminate these ugly strokes that go out of the object. For studies I would not really recommend to use the eraser, but if you want to paint actually you can use it to create sharp shapes.

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    Thanks for the advice.
    With these one I had more issues with the shadow. Should go traditional for a bit, since I'm getting addicted to Painter's blending...L4xord's Creative Journey (25th Aug)

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    You have to imagine the light. At your picture it comes from the right if you look at the highlight of the object, but the shadow is on the right site too. Why would there be shadow? It should be on the left site.

    For now I would recommend to use refference. And try to understand how light acts.
    Here is the same object you used with correct lightning. You should be able to tell the difference.

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    Don't get down now, you are at the really start but it's all about training!! If you have the possibility try to do sketches on real paper for now. You will safe a lot of time if you don't allways have to worrie about the programms functions. How about doing 10 objects with different lightning. Find photos on the net or use some of the stuff on your desk and sketch it. If you look at your work from about 30 minutes before you will see how you improve a little bit with every one. Also with each finished object you will need less time to render it

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    Thanks Prototypt, going to do some traditional sketches. Coming soon!

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    Trying to understand cube shapes and its shadows. Used a another sketch for reference.
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    Just got some excellent advice from someone on Twitter who saw my above study! So many mistakes!

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    OK, after receiving that criticism I'm going back to the drawing board (heheheheheh) and focus on the basics (mostly perspective, for me).
    New pic coming soon!

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    Started a bit of anatomy. Drawing hands. Not going to most one yet, as mine currently look like a witches hand (they're out of proportion). I'm having so much trouble one shading them. Though I must say this is my very first every try at drawing hands. More pictures will come as I get better.

    Currently I'm copying my hand (mostly fingers), though looking at drawings of hands, they look really fun and easily copy.
    What do you think I should use for reference?

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    Diagrams of the hand that show the bones,and ones that show the muscles under the skin(study these closely)

    Also your best references are your own hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimatum View Post
    Diagrams of the hand that show the bones,and ones that show the muscles under the skin(study these closely)

    Also your best references are your own hands.
    Thanks, I've been using my hands as reference. I will study the muscles and bones of my hand as that's where I think I'm going wrong.
    My fingers which I drew look like bones rather than fingers. I need to get thought muscles in.

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    For now you got to focus on shape!! Don't do shading yet. And try to draw it not that big, or is it just the scan that had a high resolution? Also you have to draw a lot more of these. Draw 20 fingers!!
    If you do that, scan the page you draw them on and put it in here so I can see how you progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prototypt' View Post
    For now you got to focus on shape!! Don't do shading yet. And try to draw it not that big, or is it just the scan that had a high resolution? Also you have to draw a lot more of these. Draw 20 fingers!!
    If you do that, scan the page you draw them on and put it in here so I can see how you progress.
    Just a high res scan. Will post more fingers, and attempt a hand!

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