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    owlies' sketchbooook


    hallo, my name is anastasia, welcome to my sketchbook! thanks for looking, i hope you'll help me along.
    i am now eighteen, i started this sketchbook when i was 16. right now i'm in a gap year after high-school, i have trust in my own growth, and am learning many many things.
    i'm here to learn how to see, and how to come close to images precious to me. a lot of it is also seeing how much i can play.

    i started without any direction, but now i am approaching an aesthetic, and am very curious to see how it'll change and move.



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    More stuff.
    Attachment 1481019 Here is a portrait I had to do for a school assignment, in charcoal. I think this turned out better than I expected.Attachment 1481021
    A small study of a photo I did to test my eye, it didn't turn out too well, the windows are all wonky. (After this I'm going to start studying perspective seriously! )
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    a masters study
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    apple study I did for about an hour, it was my first try. (I actually did this before the portrait above.) I realize that I should have removed the sketchy outline of it now. ` _ ` ;

    Thanks for looking!
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    really liking that master study. keep working!
    Please, excuse me for the possible errors in my English.

    Sketchbook

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    Hey owlies, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook, great studies here, keep it up! I dont' really have any criticism except the perspective seems a bit off in the third drawing ,which you already pointed out

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    Brilliant style. Love the charcoal looking texture on the street view. Also owl concept is striking and very well done. I want to see more like owl one! Keep up the good work!

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    Wow, thank you so much for your kind words guys! ; ___ ;

    @Steeliebob: Thank you, I will definitely continue. (:
    @sammfshields: aa you're very welcome, thank you for visiting mine! I'll do some perspective studies so that in the future things will be less wonky.
    @crawlenator: Thank you so much! : D I'll definitely do more nature-focused traditional things like the owl one, eventually I want to direct my style that way, it appeals to me.

    --
    Back to posting; here is another assortment of some old things.
    That last one took an eternity for me to do, something like 40 hours. It wasn't really my favorite subject matter, and I was stupid and didn't get any references so I had a very difficult time. I would really like some critique on it, please! Hopefully I can fix it up digitally. ; _ ;
    I was already told that the left guy's arm is too long, but anything else? ):

    Thanks for looking!

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    figure study at school, I don't know why I didn't shade her legs. I need to do more of these, the hands in this are silly.

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    I agree to Crawlenator you are on a great way of creating a style here. The thing about style is that it is something that should keep evolving! always keep doing sill experiments.

    From the last one i really like the chess image, but I think it could be improved by making the different pieces more distinct. putting one piece on a horse, giving the queen a crown and the kin a scepter. Well you get the idea.
    Please, excuse me for the possible errors in my English.

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    @ Steeliebob- You're right. That is really reassuring, thank you. Thanks for the input, I'll see if I can add that.

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    @The_Flying_Dutchman: Thanks, will do!
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    Cloud study from a photo with interesting colors, because I have no clue how clouds work. ` - `
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    I was trying to recreate the lighting I remembered from a video demo showing someone painting two spheres, not sure if I was wholly successful because it looks like the light source for each is coming from a different angle..
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    aand here is a crop of a doodle that I didn't finish because I didn't know what to do with it. I was experimenting with a new brush.


    Sorry for the bland post!

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    Great start! loving those owls you first posted, the 3rd one on post #2 is great! yes, you do have to work with perspective (as you said), the watercolor of the birds is very nice
    and so is the 5th one on the same post, the winter one, anyways, keep posting!
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    I really like the dark look you achieve in digital painting, like in the pictures of birds, the one labeled winter, and the last one Keep it up!
    And thank you for looking at my sketchbook!

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    wow,, more awesome work, love the colour pallette of that sky drawing and the turquioise sky.. wicked

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    Wow, you have some real talent. Looks like you have a pretty strong foundation in a lot of fundamentals.

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    Really beautiful sketchbook owlies

    I love the illustration of the owls, and the 2 birds look ace. I'd like to see more animal studies as I think you have a real talent for them.

    Look forward to seeing more

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    Hi there welcome, I hope you post some more stuff, I like your classical approach.
    I don't have any critique, other than FILL YOUR SBOOK UP ! I really like #2 the
    close up drawing with the eyes. You take a lot of time for this SKETCH, I have
    the problem that people say I draw to fast.

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    Hello, I am very very sorry for my disappearance! ; __ ;
    It was summative season for the past while in school, and I was overwhelmed with work for 9 different courses at the same time.
    Now is exam time, but exams end next Thursday and then I'm free to spend as much time on art as possible! :{D

    You guys are so kind, I don't know how to respond.. Thank you all for your input! ; __ ;

    @Gpozzo- Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm glad you like them. (:
    @cloverbat- Thank you, and no problem. ^ _ ^
    @sammfshields- Thank you very much for sticking by, I appreciate it!
    @kevintk- Thanks so much!
    @Jacky-Boy- Wow, thanks for stopping by! I will definitely do more animal illustrations in the future.
    @iven- Thank youu T _ T I will!

    Anyway, here is my (meager) update, a sketchdump of doodles, mostly stylized, still experimenting all over the place with styles and coloring, so there's no consistency whatsoever
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    whoops now you all know I like to draw anime-ish things sometimes.. heh
    In the next post I'll be sure to have better stuff!
    I'll get to work as soon as Thursday rolls by! I'll go back to studying for my exams for now.
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    Whoa, what a long time since I've posted! ):
    My laptop broke early in the summer and I could not draw digitally for a long time. Still, I need more self-discipline.
    Here are some (of the more successful) studies I have done recently, and in-class drawings of classmates. I am still not very good in capturing likenesses quickly! I will continue studying watercolor as well, which I have a lot of difficulty with.
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    And this is a doodle of my own.
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    I have left the International Baccalaureate program at my school, so I will have more time for art now! I am very excited.

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    hi there

    i'm glad to see some great quality in your drawings.

    keep the texture on your drawing it gives them richeness

    as a critic:

    you lines become crisp in these arms studies and the forshortened lying man. always try to loosen, more and more the looser your drawing the better people will like it (if you're looking for that of course)

    if you want do studies, go for it : draw structures, draw cylinder and cubes ...

    your anime like drawings are really great and have some sort of style: i like them very much. hope to see more of them


    and now post moooooooooore

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    zou, thank you for your comment and helpful critique! I appreciate that you looked at my sketchbook very much.
    I will try to loosen up my lines, I also have liked the look in other people's work. I feel like my lines are still very uncertain and scratchy.
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    Also forgot to upload these two: the cover of my school sketchbook, and a stylized experiment with colors I would not normally use. Very very simple but messy, haha ;;

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    more studies, and I did a portrait first in pencil and then in oil. Oil is still hard to me, I need to work with it more. ` __ ` ;
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    A crop of a movie screenshot study I am working on! It's very hard to see colors. ; __ ; Name:  study.png
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    Hey! Thanks for the kind words in my sketchbook, much appreciated

    Nice to see you develop your own style through the use of both traditional and digital, really digging it so far! And no need to be nervous, wish I was half as dedicated back when I was your age

    Keep up the good work! Will certainly check back here more often

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    Hey! thanks for the comment! I really admire your watercolor work. I don't have much to crit really, you're exploring different media which is good. Just keep working hard and doing anatomy studies, you're making fine progress
    The master study in post 2 is particularly good.

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    Thanks for visiting my sketchbook! You have a very good eye for values and colors, which will definitely help you a lot. The only thing I noticed that you might want to work on is making your studies a little less scribbly and be more confident in your line. I am in love with that drawing/painting you did of that boy. It is really beautiful!! You are on the right track, keep it up =]
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    Thanks for the comments!
    I got the chance to do a lot of figure drawing recently, and I tried to make my drawings more confident, like you said, Amber Marie! (I've still got a lot of work to do though.. ) I thought that working with pen would help me work towards that because a hairy line would be really noticeable and unattractive.


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    1 min gesture drawings, tried for a longer, more confident line instead of "hairy" lines
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    These were all around 20 minutes, I over-did the white pen because I was drawing in half-light and didn't notice.. the arm in the last one somehow doesn't feel like it is weighing down on the knee, I don't know what I did wrong but it looks awkward.
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    Tried a different shading style. ` __ ` ;
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    attempt number two
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    oil w.i.p. of a still life I am doing at the bottom.
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    Drawing from imagination.

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    Hey, really nice stuff in here. Thanks for sharing.
    Looking for a mentor
    If you have a moment I would love any tips or critiques that might help me improve my work.

    My sketchbook (please leave a critique)

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    Enjoy your sketchbook very much. Especially the canvas/oil studies.

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    Thanks guys! ( : Here are two more little things.

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    The roses in my house were in bloom, so I tried to draw them in pen. I didn't know how to go about shading the delicate shadows among the petals so I just outlined them. I ought to learn crosshatching I guess.
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    and a rough doodle, I will make a clean version of this later.

    Also my birthday happened recently (kind of), 17 now. ): Getting old, need to work harder! Lots of great 17-year olds and younger on here that work much harder than me.
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