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Thread: Never Give up Never Surrender: Learning is KEY!

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    razvanb08: Thank you: I do try to draw from my imagination but I am always Disappointed with what comes out. Its like graphite vomit everytime I try.

    JFierce : I do need to get away from my photo crutches and draw from life. Something I have been meaning to do for a few weeks.

    Neyut Yeah Loomis is great but does lack in some additional information on things. I actually picked up that book you recommended. Gonna give it a look see and see if it helps.

    cherlye : I will definitely keep up with my gestures. As for fundamentals....I always rushed those in art classes through high school. I just wanted to draw a masterpiece. Now I know, its not about drawing a masterpiece. Its about showing the understanding of the fundamentals.

    Thank you all for the feed back. So far since I have started this book I have drawn 27 out of 29 days this month. It is EFFING hard especially on those days you don't feel like drawing but you still push to draw something. Even if it is just a page of lines and circles.

    Well here is what I did today. It wasn't much FAIL. But I did get to the nose studies I wanted to do. Some reference and some imagination. A lil Burne Hogarth and mostly Loomis. Also worked on understanding the proportions of the head a little better. Though still need some work it was the first one I did setting up the guides. I think ever. Last thing is a 45 min value study. (Please Grab a Brown bag in case you end up vomiting. lol)
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    Keep drawing dude!!! I see you are improving really fast.
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    Just remember the basis of painting is drawing!

    I'd suggest trying to push a variation of values more. With your recent pencil sketch I see about 3 values. Gradation, sudden light in dark values. also notice when you are painting women's breasts (or drawing) there is light that bounces from the skin below up to the bottom of the breast making a little line of highlight that contrasts between the two values.

    Don't be afraid to shade deep, maybe try out some new pencils if you are just using a HB pencil. 4B, 7B, 9B - the softer you go the darker values you will get.

    Keep it up!!
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    Hola!

    Grinding out those studies i see!! Remember to never give up and never stop drawing!!! Even i come upon times where for a day or two i cant draw, but dont worry, sometimes its hard when you see great artists out there that make it so easy but always remember, they put thousands of hours in foundations to get there that we dont see when they draw. The more you draw the faster you get. I would say try to stick to some areas you want to see yourself improve in and work the hell out of those areas. For me, thats anatomy and perspective. Right now i am obsessed with these two subjects. My lighting and tones are suffereing but im at least getting decent at something. Baby steps are always good Keep up the amazing work!!!
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    Holy crap, three pages already
    Loads of good studies here Tip for still life stuff - keep some distance between you and what you're painting. If it's right in front of you, the tiniest movement of your head will completely change the perspective and mess you up.
    Also get up every few minutes and look at your work from as far away as possible. You'll see differences in shape/colour/value/etc much more easily.
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    Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook! Holy moses you progressed really quickly. You're inspiring me to keep drawing because I need to catch up to you now Keep it up!
    Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!
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    Hey man! Thx for passing by my sketchbook...you are doing a really nice work as I can see, really want to learn to draw better, as I try too. Well I'm not the best one to give tips since I'm learning too, but one of the best things that have been taught to me (at least for me....xD) is that when you break a draw to it's basics shapes it's really more easy to draw it, specially in perspective, be a body, an environment or a building...if you do first the basic shapes, and then over that draw the final lines you get a better drawing, and later with practice will not need anymore to start with the basic shapes. And another thing that have been said to me, and I agree, is that we don't have to stay "locked" to the rules, like 8 heads body or so...just get the principal references and landmarks and draw.

    I hope this tips helps you as are helping me! xD

    Sry for the bad english!
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    nice updates, on the last one it seems off. just spend more time planning out where things will go and how far apart they will be. i know a lot of people, including my self, just wanna jump into it but trust me the planning is a way better route!
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    Nice updates. Drawing the guidelines over photos are a good way to really nut out positioning of features in different perspectives. Keep on practising! Your progress is quite outstanding
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    Hey man, you're totally improving! Keep doing your studies, only thing though, is the mug haha Another crit on that, the new one. I see that you're taking into account some of the stuff I said, only thing is though, you're using a pure grey for the highlight on the outside. Now from what I remember, the mug was porcelain, it's fairly reflective. If you were shining a light on it, even if it's just an ambient light, the highlight is going to veer towards that colour. Say you were shining a desk lamp on it, those lights are typically orange right, the highlight is going to be a fairly strong orange colour. Just keep in mind the surroundings, for what you're drawing, it really helps to define that it's real, and that it's actually in an environment. Anyway, I'll check back again in a bit, good luck!
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    ajtabril Thank you.

    liquorbleu I totally agree. I was actually trying to just focus on the 3 values to see if I could atleast get them from the photo. I have a bunch of actual graphite pencils so I will definitely be doing some more value studies to push the values more. Gotta get a better lighting set up cause I dont really have one.

    Joe777k7 I love you perspective works man. And I agree. I need to buckle and focus on something that I am lacking in. But that is hard when you know you are lacking in EVERYTHING ha ha. Thanks for stopping by man.

    Kvetch You have a good eye man. And read my mind. Right now I am maybe a few feet away from my subject.

    keeptime Ha ha. Thanks for your comment man but dont push because of me. Push for you and you alone.

    hermanoc I know exactly what you mean. I recently started going through some Vilppu stuff and am working on getting the raw form/gesture and building up from there. Next I am going to apply it to any perspective and object I draw.

    kevin_ That was a rushed job. I am learning to take time and actually think about where I put what and why I did. Thanks for your tip.

    Jaik Thank you very much!

    Psychobuddy: I definitely took your advice man. And will totally look again at the surroundings of the object. I really need to learn more about color, but should really start with grey scale values I think. Any way thanks again for the tip man It really helped.

    Again Thank you all for the comments.

    Here are the not so horrible things I have been doing the last few days. Most have been figures.

    NOTE TO SELF. YOU NEED MORE LIFE DRAWING IN YOUR....LIFE!!!
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    Heya Pete, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. Sorry for not responding sooner, but I've been having problems loading parts of the site.

    Your figures and gestures are coming along nicely. If I may offer some advice, be careful to relate the parts of the figure to each other as well as the negative space between them. That'll really help ground them and make them feel connected.

    Value studies, you and me both man. Can be tricky to get out of the three-value mindset. Keep at it though! We'll figure it out, eh?
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    You have been going to town man! love it! keep it up!
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