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    Starting from square one

    Hello everyone.

    I've never really tried to draw anything more difficult than stick figures until today, but it's something I have always wanted to do.

    I have no idea what I'm doing but I have to start somewhere so LET'S GO.
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    For never drawing anything more than stick figures, the nail clipper is pretty good, though I'm not sure what the other things are. Purchase "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and do the exercises in there. It's for beginners, and it teaches how to see what's really there instead of what you think you see there. Also, do more still life.

    Good luck!
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    Hello, thanks for the feedback. I'll check out that book. The other things I drew were a pill crusher, a glass, and an egg respectively.

    As for today I picked up some drawing pencils and a sketchbook and drew another egg. I had a hard time getting really light marks while shading. Then again, I had a hard time shading in general.
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    More stuff.

    Spent at least 30 min each making the circles for the base of the lamp and the top of the mug, and they still don't look right. And those pencils in the mug leave much to be desired.

    Those two shapes by the lamp are blind contour drawings of a toothpick box.

    Should I be using some kind of reference when making a value scale?
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    The lamp looks pretty good. Like Otherscape suggested "Drawing on the right side of the brain is a good book for beginners. Check this guy out, he has a lot of free video tips and advice for beginner.
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/

    He helped me out quite a bit. and keep drawing, drawing, drawing.
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    Hello, thanks for the link. I ordered that book today so I should get it in a bit.

    I drew my hand a few times. The first two times I put my hand in an awkward position and it started to hurt after a while so I rushed/stopped. Definitely going to do a lot more of these, because I feel like I got a lot out of it.

    And my apologies for the really light lines. Next time I'll make them much darker so you guys can see them easily.
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    Hello, sorry I've been away so long. I had a carpal tunnel scared and had to avoid using my hands until they got better. But enough about that.

    Here is today's studies. The weird looking blobs are some kneaded eraser that a molded. And for some reason I have a tiger statue in my room so I drew that, along with some wooden blocks I brought.
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    Great start so far! You should look at Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinny View Post
    Great start so far! You should look at Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy
    Thanks, That books seems to be above my current level of study, but I'll differently look at it in the future.

    Here is some stuff from today.
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    Cats, bad Loomis heads, spoons, and more. The lines going through the ovals are just me trying to understand form better using the heads of spoons.
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    page from yesterday
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    Stuff for today, really happy that I seem to finally got into the habit of drawing everyday, let's keep it that way. On the other hand, cubes are really hard to get right.
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    You are improving, I can only suggest you to continue with the hard work! Try to give some volumes with the shadows and draw draw draw draw
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