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    No chicken scratching allowed.

    I bid you welcome traveler, for you have reached a sketchbook in which I will document my continued failures on my quest to become GREAT. The road to GREATness is plastered with obstacles such as perspective, proportion, composition, values and various others, which are fearsome foes indeed. Every sketch I do will slowly chip away the mask of those enemies which I hope to defeat.

    Enough of the dramatic entry texts tho, let's just focus on the art.

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    ///1. A skull study

    This must be one of the only things I've drawn in forever that I actually like.
    Reference: http://i.imgur.com/Xdro5.jpg

    ///2. Value study of a back

    I messed up the perspective/proportions and I had a really hard time figuring out the nuances in the back. It was a horrifying experience.

    ///3. A self portrait

    I seem to have huge problems when it comes to hard lighting. The mouth seems to be perspectively wrong, the brows are too high and the jawline doesn't resemble mine. I need to contruct more.
    Reference: A mirror

    Bonus: a gif of my drawing process, maybe its helpful for critique

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    Critique is very much appreciated and I only implore you to point out everything that is wrong and tips to improve.

    Thank you very much.
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    boop

    Some pencil sketches.
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    Picked up Bridgmans constructive anatomy, been loving it.
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    Since the attachments seem to be broken right now, here is what I did today.

    The images of the last post should be up whenever the attachments come back online.

    ///Types of muscles and joints.
    Picked up the book "The Naked Human" by Gottfried Bammes, a truly fantastic book about everything anatomy and I heartily recommend it to everyone.

    http://i.imgur.com/2X90D.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/4B8Yr.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/xcsv1.jpg
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    Great start man. keep up the hard work!
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    That skull is super nice!
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    Hey Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook! You've got a great start here, keep it up!
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    @Psychobuddy, drunknmunky and CrashPoint

    Thanks.


    ///Pencil sketches

    Picked up "Sketching and rendering in pencil", so I tried to improve my pencil shading skills. Didn't realize how great a tool the pencil really was (and how much I suck at it, there are some amazing pictures in that book, you should check it out, since it's free and all).

    ///Quick landscape sketch

    Reference: here
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    good progress so far just touch up a little more on the face feels slighty off. Also book I recommand checking out if you are interested is figure drawign by micheal hampto and if its still available go to your local bookstore or online and get imagine fx special o the human anatomy by ron lemen it will help you out.
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    @Udonhead

    Thanks man, I'll be sure to check it out.


    // Ink sketches

    Decided to try out sketching with ink, it's a lot of fun.
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    Boop

    Some more sketches. Still working on the anatomy of the legs.
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    keep it up with your anatomy studies and your b&w paintings dude, keep on being specific, study just a few things for a while, right now, drawing skills + values is enough, so keep that for a few months, and you'll make tons of improvments !!

    contact: kikindaface.art at gmail.com

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    Good work dude, your values are looking really solid. Keep it up.
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