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    Concepts for graphic novel

    Hi everyone, it's been ages since I've posted but now that I have a project to work on with my friend who's making a graphic novel with me so I expect to be coming up with new stuff thick and fast. I'm self taught and decided to stick to the traditional media for the moment since I'm much more comfortable here. I very much welcome all critiques (preferably constructive haha) and hope this is a nice thread to follow...
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    Hello, welcome to CA! I like the things you have posted so far, especially the loose lines in the third one.
    Although, I think it would benefit you to study some more anatomy, maybe from Loomis or one of those figure-drawing sites like pixelovely.
    The only reason I'm mentioning this is because in the last one, I get the feeling that the elbows would be placed a bit lower. Elbows come below the chest, around halfway down the torso, but in that picture they're at the chest level!

    But anyway, welcome, and I look forward to seeing more.
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    Thanks very much for your input! I'll do a lot more anatomy studies then!
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    Here are some 2 min studies courtesy of pixelovely (thanks for the tip, it's a great site!) also below are a couple of 10 min poses.. more to come!
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    I like the values in the first image, all dark and moody. I second the anatomy study suggestion, it never hurts. I see you're also looking at gesture studies, which I'm learning right now too. Try to remember to stay loose! A helpful suggestion that somebody told me in my sketchbook thread was to focus less on outlines for a gesture drawing and just try to get the motion. Pretty much a stick figure with a head, chest, and pelvis. I've been keeping that in mind and it helps get the flow down better than worrying about the outlines. Good luck with your graphic novel!
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    Thanks I definitely need to loosen up I'd agree! Normally I'm very loose so maybe I'm trying to force it a bit too much.. ink usually helps
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    I just wonder if a graphic novel would work in a loose style?.. guess I'll see
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    Thought I'd put more of my earlier stuff up to make this sketchbook more interesting too
    (all this stuff I took a lot more time over apart from the 2nd one with pen all over it)
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    Some experimenting with a style in the first one then the rest are some more previous works...
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    Your colors are verryyy muddy... Try to avoid mixing too many at the same time..
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    Cool, ok need to think a bit more before I lay a colour down and have to change it...
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    Do you know how I got these scars??

    haha some fun fan art... still practising...
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    Some more personal works..
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