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    Luther Taylor's Sketchbook

    Hello denizens of CA
    I'm Luther, recently turned 23, male from England, London.
    stop me if this sounds like a song already sung - I've known of this site for a while, but never had the desire to join up until recently.
    I've been drawing everyday desperate to improve my freehand drawing since the beginning of this year but my efforts have continuously been rising.
    admittedly, I started off quite lazy, but since June, I have noticed I have been getting more intense as if I am getting consumed. my life as I once
    knew it as is definitely gone.

    my method of main improvement is repetition of something i like to call memory recall.
    it is just simply a matter of studying a subject and attempting to recall the general details immediately from imagination, after which i then experiment with said subject in different situations.

    Before, at the beginning of this year, I was concerned with improving my digital painting so set off trying to learn colour and how different light situations affects it.

    I use to do a lot of digital paint studies, but nowadays I do not even touch digipaint as much as I use to.
    I am first set on competency with the pencil and rendering scenes from imagination professionally. once I am happy in my skill with the pencil (and that wont be until a very longggggg time) I will then concern myself with colour. every now and then I do get the urge to paint though..and get flabbergasted at how much I truly suck in the process!!

    I have a lot to learn but will be totally appreciative of any hints I get from here, and hope to inspire with my effort and make new friends along the way

    The subjects of immediate study at the moment is trees and forested scenes (or how about just saying nature in general you fool!), armour (modern and recent), human anatomy, animal anatomy, clothing/fashion, urban and city design/architecture, vehicles and weapons(modern and recent)

    so here are some crap I have done recently, the digital stuff at the bottom are just speed paints. they weren't intended as finished pieces.
    I will try to update every couple of days, time permitted, but please note CA Image attachment is totally not time friendly, time is something i do not have in abundance to waste, so it will probably be in weekly dumps on the weekends where I deliberately slow my self down.

    good luck to all who are in the same boat trying to improve don't give up!!

    p.s. please forgive my writing in the images and the quality of the drawings itself , it is scribbling that was only intended for my eyes. xP

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    haha hey buddy,

    so saw that u decided to open a sb at ca... good decision
    well i know a lot of ur digi pics right now.

    i love the anatomy studies especially the hand studies (the bones and so on) great job done.

    and welcome to CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Eight View Post
    haha hey buddy,

    so saw that u decided to open a sb at ca... good decision
    well i know a lot of ur digi pics right now.

    i love the anatomy studies especially the hand studies (the bones and so on) great job done.

    and welcome to CA.
    hahaha Thanks for the welcome and likes bro!! totally forgot you was up here! will hunt your sketchbook now
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    Sorry for the quality of these sketches, scanner playing up so used my phone.
    some junk I did from last night til now....

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    "draw motherfucker draw" made me smile. I write little notes to myself like that too, nice to know I'm not alone.

    Anywayz welcome to the forums hopefully we will see you posting more here. I like your studies of women, you've managed to keep them nice & feminine. My lasses are still at the stage of butch shotputter. Also your wolf is pretty rockin too and I'd suggest you keep up the colour studies along with your pencil. I found it helped more to develop both at a steady rate. You're right in wanting to get good with pencil first as well, as you need solid foundations before you start painting away. But I wouldn't neglect painting totally - I have 1 day a week designagted to painting practice.

    Keep it up, you're making good progress.

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    spacejellyThank you for the comment I will admit, i do feel the urge to paint whenever I do a lot of penciling. Will perhaps follow your example and dig in once a week with nothing but digi paint and watercolours
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    Hey Luther! Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook!
    Great studies so far, your faces all carry good expression which is awesome.
    I also agree with SpaceJelly on the painting, leave some time during the week just to
    practice with it, you're doing all the right things by mainly using pencil so it won't cause
    any harm.

    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kode View Post
    Hey Luther! Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook!
    Great studies so far, your faces all carry good expression which is awesome.
    I also agree with SpaceJelly on the painting, leave some time during the week just to
    practice with it, you're doing all the right things by mainly using pencil so it won't cause
    any harm.

    Keep it up!
    Thank you Kode! After considering spacejelly's prompt, I Was planning on hitting the town sometime this week for some watercolouring but the weather as I'm sure you know is utter shite! was was just about to post some stuff up but I see CA is not working
    no images showing. server maintenance possibly?
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    So, on the weekends I deliberately slow down to do other things, Mainly because my nephew comes round to visit wit him hyper self. however he has been here for a few days and it interferes with my studies so Lately been doodling in my lil A6 sketchbook and tried doing some speed paints in photoshop. they are all fail....

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    Due great book so far. I really dig the tree studies. Those are things I want to focus on also. Mostly I have been doing studies studies studies. Objects, people mostly. did you do all those from just life or photo ref? And I know what you mean about trying digi painting then becoming discouraged ha ha. Keep up the work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Hidalgo View Post
    did you do all those from just life or photo ref?
    Hey there Pete, Thanks for the words I'm sure it's needless to say but try a bit of sketching from imagination alongside your studies. Play with what you learn
    The studies are a mix of from life, where I troll the city just drawing everything but mainly studying buildings and roofs with pen and watercolour. will post those up sometime soon; and from photo ref where I study clothing , armour, guns.

    Stay strong and thanks for checking out my sketchbook
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    Some quick value studies.
    Havent been able to draw as much with my nephew around.
    It's not good practice to copy from other illustrators depending on their level. that being said, there is always something to be learnt from other people.

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    take a few life drawing classes and watch videos from you on digital painting
    also try to draw by instinct instead of thinking too much on the concept and check out matt khor videos as well

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    Udonhead Thanks for the suggestion.

    something to end the night, not in the greatest of moods so just sat back and let my hand do what ever it wants and await the outcome. night all.

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    you are doing so great with your studies & personal art pieces ! Keep it up,

    #13 second image boy&girl is my fav so far, strong image
    I see you have some nice ideas, creativity, a sence to make interesting picture so just work your way to improve quality in anatomy, colors, realism, composition and so on and on the basics

    Cheers, see you around !

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