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    Enjoying the Process

    Hi,
    I decided to start a sketchbook to see if I can get some critiques. It is hard to improve when you have no one to tell you what is wrong. I will definitely try to take into consideration any critiques that you give me... hopefully it will show in this thread.

    Cheers!

    (BTW, any pointers on how to make the images not pixelated would be great... they look fine on my computer until they are uploaded to the interweb)

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    Great studies.

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    keep it up. would like to see some more!

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys!

    Anyone feel free to critique, I don't take offense what-so-ever.

    I just got a job so unfortunately I won't be able to draw a lot but I am going to squeeze it in whenever I can.

    Here is some more stuff. Some from photo ref, some observation. Most are Loomis heads studies... some just copying his drawings and some coming up with on my own. I notice that the heads in the first image are skewed, the face it straight on while the head is turned slightly....

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    Your studies look amazing. But make sure you apply them and do them from memory after you had copy them. To see what you need to work on. Other than that your doing great. Do more from imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passhunate View Post
    Your studies look amazing. But make sure you apply them and do them from memory after you had copy them. To see what you need to work on. Other than that your doing great. Do more from imagination.
    Thank you Passhunate... that is really good advice. I have always had a hard time balancing imagination with observation... I think I may be on the opposite side of the spectrum where I do too much observation (when lots of people do far too much imagination without learning the basics).

    I will try and make sure I do at least a decent amount of imagination as well.

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    Some more stuff. Only thing from head is the 3rd page top left... I guess you can tell.

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    Bringing back my old thread and hoping to post at least one new image per day. I have been learning how to paint the last few months so thought I would post to try and get some feedback.

    Here is just a monochromatic under painting of a little still life I set up. Crits welcome.

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    Here is another under painting of some boxes... I learned a lot about edges in this one. Fun stuff. Oh, btw, these are both done in oil.

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    Critiques are always appreciated.

    Oil on board direct painting. A few things that I like about it but mostly just like that I can see I have a lot to improve on.

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    I drawd moor.

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    Oil on canvas. Still a WIP. Any ideas about what direction I should take this in? Trying to focus on getting as much depth as possible.... I think I am going to punch the orange fabric up to a yellow to make it jump forward more.

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    good solid still lifes and studies, and those portraits are looking good, keep on going man youre doing awesome!

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    Dude thanks for the comment on my page. Perseverance does give good result. i like the oil paintings, i would so like to do an oil painting but i'm too lazy to mess around with traditional paints, the pencil works aren't bad either. add some figures please!

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    nice work, i like how you added quotes to one page. may i ask what your sources were for your bones and feet studies?

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    Thanks for the comments you guys. Much appreciated. The bones and feet studies are from Dr. Paul Richer's Artistic Anatomy book. A really excellent book that I need to spend more time with.

    Here are just a few more sketches I have done in the last couple days. Nothing too exciting.... Not really sure why they are pixelated. Any ideas?

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    ... sketchy sketch. The zombie one I turned into a painting for a magazine cover... will post later.

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    I have always had a hard time balancing imagination with observation...
    Those two things should go hand in hand in my view. Also I think you should do alot more observation and never stop doing it. Drawings from "imagination" mostly reflect the things you already have memorized. So you have to gain more experience in seeing and understanding how things are built up to improve your imaginary drawings, I guess.

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    Thanks for the comment DariusV. I definitely agree that doing a lot of work from observation is key and helps with imagination. I do think it is good to try and do stuff from imagination as well though just to work on the more creative side of the thought process. I feel my imagination starts to be harder to bring out the longer I go without using it.

    This is just a little more finished thing that I did for my brother's magazine. I just did the art, not the text or placement of the text.

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    Cool pencil sketches! And I like magazine's cover despite it looks little bit flat for me. But I think it's a matter of practice.

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    Thanks ill_Buny... yeah I have a LONG ways to go. It was fun to work on something for a little longer though rather than just quick sketches.... like these ones:

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    Here is an oil painting on board i just finished. I used playing cards and then painted over them for a quick pattern in the background and to add some texture.

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    wow beautiful pencil works and i'm jealous of that oil painting. Perfect colors.

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    Well hey! This thread is still here? Hm, guess I should put something in it. In fact, maybe I will just keep putting stuff in it from now on. I just moved to Italy to study drawing and painting at Angel Academy of Art. I am done dabbling. This is now my life.

    Just a couple sketches to show where I am at. I know I have a lot to learn but that is why I am here.

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    Good evening laddies and gents'.

    Today I am just posting a few anatomical studies. I used to try and make these drawings just look pretty. Now, I don't see the point. It isn't about making a nice pretty drawing, it is about understanding. I am studying from Bridgman as well as Dr. Paul Richer. I also watched a bunch of youtube videos to understand how the scapula and clavicle move together and how the deltoid and pectoralis major attach to the skeleton. I feel I am starting to understand the shoulder joint.

    These are shown in order with the time I drew them. You can see I have more understanding in the last page than the first.

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    Hi.

    I have no time to take pictures or post! UFF! Here is my first completed Bargue drawing. I will update again soon with sketchbook pics and some figure stuff!

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    You cover a lot of stuff with your studies! Perhaps one thing you could try a little more is shading with more and smoother values like the first two pages in #25.

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