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    Improvement Sketchbook

    It's summer again and I have loads of time on my hands. Usually this is the time I improve most--though that's not to say I improve a lot. Anyways, I'll try to upload daily since I am planning to make art everyday, but sometimes things happen or I get too lazy (hopefully not though).

    I would appreciate critiques. They will help a lot. Thank you :]

    (I'll change this attachment picture later)

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    I'm working on drawing the head with an Andrew Loomis book. Drew these yesterday. Some of them are from observation while others are from imagination.

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    Some head sketches for practice on volume and planes.

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    Keep going man, i'm starting a summer training schedule myself, I believe if you keep that rythm with faces study you will start to see some good progress in maybe two weeks ? I hope you will ! You're on the good path anyway !
    I will be looking for your next updates !

    Ho and, KEEP AT IT ! : D I have seen loads of "summer sketchbooks" last year, which lasted only one month or so, that's sad because they all had a good potential ! So keep rockin !

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    Thanks Shad for stopping by and giving some motivation. :] I hope you do do well with your summer schedule! Keep drawing man :]

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    Perspective head stuff and practice with drawing different characteristics of people. (all from observation)

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    Been doing a little bit of face muscle studies. Not a lot though :s
    I am ashamed v.v (slacking off)

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    I am not sure how long you are taking for you Loomis head studies but take your time - do them as perfectly as you can. Read what he's talking about and apply it. These are solid and good practice - but the more you internalize what he is doing, the more it can become a tool. I think. This is only one guys opinion of coursE!! ( though I have done many many Loomis studies!)

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    Bleh late reply. Thanks Kevinwueste for the advice. I try to take in the information in the book, but sometimes I have to go back and reread things to freshen up my memory.

    I'll be posting everyday hopefully after Wednesday since I traveling back and forth between houses and one of the houses doesn't have a scanner
    And I found that it is important to always establish a viewpoint when drawing or else a person's head will look like an alien.

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    observation.

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    Drew from observation. I'm trying to understand the form of the face. Will do more after dinner :]

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    More observation.

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    Eyes. Had photos to reference from.

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    I was just messing around with Photoshop. The picture looks nothing like the photograph .

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    You got it dude, just keep on working! Your faces are looking better already.

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    Thanks twilightmoon777!

    Wanted to study planes for a bit before sleeping so I sketched some faces as I dose off.

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    Did these two days ago.

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    You've made some rocking progress! Keep it up and maybe try to add in some figure studies or whatever haha otherwise keep doing the faces you're totally improving

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    Hello Physcobuddy! Yes, I plan to do some figure studies after I have gone through the head and hands loomis book :p

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    Photoshop stuff.

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    Did this from imagination :]

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    one more from imagination

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    nose practice and some faces from imagination.

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    Women. First one from observation and the other from imagination.

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    I've decided to go back to figure drawing again. So I started doing some more gestures and I can't believe it to me this long to realize what gesture drawing is about!:

    Before I was more focused on having the gesture drawings looking good and 'energetic' instead of actually understanding why I'm doing gesture drawings in the first place. Now I've figured out why. I realize that gestures aren't about what the body looks like, but the movement of the body. Gesture drawings aren't just to make the figure look more alive and energetic [which is what I thought they were only good for], but it also helps me see through the figure and see whats hidden. I can't really explain this well, but I feel like understanding what gesture drawing is for greatly helps me understand where a body part is even if it is hidden by some mass from the body.

    I've learned about gesture drawing when I was reading Vilppu last summer, but I haven't really absorbed the information until now that I've read it for a second time. I don't understand why I haven't figured this out before! Finally realizing this is like figuring out the answer to a riddle! I'm just like "Duh! you idiot, that was so obvious!"

    My gesture drawings aren't that good, but I'm glad that I at least know why I am drawing them. Anyways, I did around 200 gestures today. Here are some (sorry for the poor quality, but I have a really cheap phone haha):

    P.S. Please, someone tell me if I'm wrong about gesture drawings.

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    Some jaw studies and drawings from pen

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    You´re working really hard, great job! You´re going to improve fast in this pace Keep at it

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