View Poll Results: Am I taking the right approach with my textbook?

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  • Yes, keep doing what your doing.

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  • No, add more variety.

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  • No, do more studies.

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  • No, do more compositional pieces.

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    Phatbuddha's Sketchbook

    Hi, I'm Keith.

    I'm just starting out here. This site is such a source of inspiration. I love looking at all of the great work. I hope that my contributions over time will show my development as an artist/designer just as many other sketchbooks I've seen here have demonstrated.

    My goals (overtime):
    1. Demonstrate a mastery of anatomy and application of tone
    2. Demonstrate a strong understanding of composition
    3. Develop dynamic sketching skills
    4. Develop a critical eye for detail in the world around me
    5. Develop my digital painting skills
    6. Sketch as much as possible, in as many ways as possible, where ever possible...and then sketch some more.

    I realize this might seem a bit ambitious, but I have pencils, pens, paper, a WACOM and plenty of time. Crits are always welcome! My goal is just to learn and improve (and have fun while doing it hopefully), so please don't hesitate to speak up if you think you can offer some friendly advice.

    Well...here goes something...

    Last edited by phatbuddha; May 26th, 2012 at 03:54 PM. Reason: updating content
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    My First Images

    Here are a few images to start things off. Hopefully they will demonstrate some improvement as I continue to post things over time.

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    Heya!
    I can't offer much of advice but would like to give you at least some encouragement to continue the good fight of the pencil and the color (and other possible tools and approaches). Your stuff looks very promising and the studies you'll do with your time invested correctly in them will lift you up to higher grounds of ability.
    Anyway, so I subbed to your SketchBook because I love seeing people improve over time (gives me even more motivation)!

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    Red - WIP

    Here is one I am currently working on. It's early stages but as you can see I am struggling with the composition a bit.

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    Jeno Barcsay Leg Study

    Here is a leg study I did from "Anatomy for the Artist" by Jeno Barcsay. Still working on my hatching/crosshatching and turning the form.

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    Last edited by phatbuddha; May 29th, 2012 at 06:28 PM.
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    Looking good so far, I really like the guy on the skateboard and the dude holding the fish bowl. I look forward to seeing more. Maybe a couple of still lives in the near future? :p I'll keep my eye on this sketchbook , I'm a beginner myself and feel like I can learn a lot from other fellow just beginning artists.

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    @twilightmoon777 thanks for taking the time to look at my scribbles and post a comment. I'll definitely try some still life. I need to do a better job of making sure to draw something everyday. No more excuses!

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    Sketches from June 1-5 2012

    So here are multiple sketches I did over the past week. Some Bridgeman studies and some stuff from imagination.

    You can see the first quick sketch I did of the action pose and how it ultimately turned out. I'm not that happy with the results, but I think that's because I did not really have a plan. No final picture in my beyond the pose.

    Also my electric pencil sharpener where it's obvious that I need to work on my perspective drawings.

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    I'll have a few more updates coming later this week.

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    Hey, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook before and giving me some feedback. I think your Sketchbook is off to a good start here, I like the 'slow down' note to self on your face planes sketch. I think writing these notes is a good way to analyse your work and remind yourself of important points. Good luck and keep at it.

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    @mawilson thanks for the feedback. It's been a while since I've added any new sketches but I'm trying to get going again. Here are a few somewhat recent pieces.

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    Prometheus! Such an awesome movie. Nice update. Are most of them charcoal?

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    Thanks. Only the one with the guy turning his head is charcoal. The others are pencil or pen & ink. I've worked the charcoal one a bit more so I need to post an update. Also been practicing some loomis method heads. Been watching Stan Prokopenko's videos on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPN...U&feature=plcp) so I've been trying to draw hundreds of them till i get it "right."

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