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    definitely not making a career out of this

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    Today's loot.

    I have more done but this is the best I could bring. Also bought a notebook I plan to use for this thread.

    Also also I don't know what to do with this thread right now.

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    Deleted the first pictures as they were offensively stupid.

    Also, this is me trying to look like on of those hip artists who actually have a sketchbook.

    I realized that I haven't done a full pose in a while and that I lack a lot of basics. If anyone could point out particular points where to improve, I would thank that immensely.

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    I'm going to regret posting this here, but there's something not-Homestuck at least.

    The idea was to set a young sailor on a boat, wandering and crushing a sea of used toys looking for the end of the thing. This was to represent the process becoming an adult, and particularly, the idea of having to leave your own childhood aside but not really having any clue where you’re going afterwards.
    After this load of pseudodeep bullcrap:

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    quick sketch. lately i have been trying to slow down and focus on getting things right, and getting back to drawing with ballpoint pen. so far the only decent thing out of this has been headshots.

    And still.

    On a side note I guess I should start to group all my sketches instead of posting only the best of each session?

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    From where I'm standing, your elements (separate limbs etc.) are decent, you just need to work on your proportions. Like, arms and legs tend to look either too short or too thick.

    As for career, don't worry about it. It's much more fun to draw whatever you want with your own opinion being the only one that matters. I stopped working commissions (except for the occasional one) when I realized my previously fun, beloved hobby and passion was turning into a tedious obligation. I'm fine with my job in publishing now.

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    Thanks for a first critique! I have been focusing on that with the evening I have left, mostly trying a new way to build up a body to take me out of a comfort zone I've been in. I also hope to get my hands on Bridgeman's soon.

    Also regarding the title of the thread, it's not that I am actually attempting to make a carreer out of this. I try to improve (otherwise I wouldn't be here) but so far I don't think I can get there; so I try not to take this too seriously either.

    It's not much, but this is it:

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    I have done some Bridgeman practice, although I don't know much what to do with it besides what some people say about copying the images. I decided it would be better to just take what would be needed from the book instead of copying, and rather use my own style to imitate the shapes.

    I don't know if I'm doing any good. But I'm trying to correct my proportions and body construction.

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    I'd love to see you smooth those sketches up, but most of all I just wanted to say that I'm really excited to see your work and just!!! wow! You have a nice, clearly defined style! Go you!

    Sketchbook --I'd love some feedback!
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    I find your characters awesome, Keep doing them...I cant even draw any at this moment lol.

    If you have a moment, Help me improve with critiques. thank you Sketchbook

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    a self portrait and some tests. I'm trying to complement bridgman with some live drawing.

    on a side note this guy looks nothing like me.

    on another side note i kept the hippies subject for a digital drawing (getting started in the medium recently). it's not much.

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    probably the first post of serious practice I have here?

    probably.

    I am trying to be less of a space waster and cram in as many figures as I can, especially since they are easier to scan and post.

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    there hasn't been any improvement until today, it's been three days of which there could have been 20 productive hours of drawing.

    i haven't finished, but i got to a point where i'm more comfortable drawing the head at last.

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    Some good action poses and I like your faces with the sketchy lines. One big area of improvement would be to give more form to the shapes making up the body. You have a start in the head - next step would be to make the head seem solid instead of being flat (this does take a lot of time, practice, and understanding why it works the way it does, so no immediate hurry). As for not making it a career, that's fine. I'm just a hobby artist now, but I'm still working on self-improvement. It's fun just being able to draw.

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    You have a point, but I don't think my heads are completely flat? But besides I concede that in terms of comparison with actual heads -or relatively realistic heads, mines are pretty simple.

    I need to look up Loomis or some building system that works for me.

    Also also, digital practice. No reference.

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    skull studies.

    the most difficult part is defining the temporal/malar/maxilla bones, and translating all these studies into something useful for actually drawing the head. getting there.

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    attempts at digital, PAINFUL attempts at digital

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    a more serious practice with Joan of Arc. 5 hours spent on this.

    it's frustrating that things don't look like you want them to, but at least this has amounted some experience of Photoshop.

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    Anatomy practice.

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