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    Xilliam's Sketchbook [Hell, it's about time]

    Hi , my hope with this sketchbook is to grasp a strong understanding of art fundamentals before I head out to Art School after the military.

    My ultimate goal is to make a living out of what I love and become a Concept Artist for some game company.
    I really want to understand all that I can and I am willing to learn whatever it takes in order to get there.

    Recently I have been drawing from life.
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    hey there, i like your value studies. I know how hard they can be! The final result turned out very nice, too.
    Try also some value studies in colour.
    I like to copy portrait photos for my value studies.
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    Sketches

    Originally I started drawing apples from real life, though I wasn't too impressed with the results. I have decided to start with the basics and draw spheres in order to improve my rendering skills and to help me identify values.

    Each sketch I like to improve upon the previous so I take notes when I feel I need to.

    Anyway, These are studies from last week and today.

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    Sphere #1

    Another Sphere Today
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    10/3/2012 Tuesday

    This is all the stuff I did yesterday but didn't have time to upload.
    Mostly just trying to learn anatomy and applying that (somewhat) to photo-studies.

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    And a face value study, no blending.
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    10/4/12 Wednessday

    Here's some more stuff. I would of uploaded earlier but I got carried away and worked late into the night.

    More Bridgeman and Loomis, as well as a color study from life.

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    Loomis: I definitely feel like I'm learning alot from his stuff.
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    Color study from life, Tomatoes. I will learn color!!!
    Each was 2 hours or more (takes forever to mix colors) The red one is the only one blended and the other two are just basecolors.
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    Update 10/6/12

    Mostly just anatomy and gestures however I did manage to do a photo value study.
    I seriously hope I didn't accidently mix old gestures into here(I just throw my papers on the ground after I'm done so things get mixed up).

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

    Value study, color would have really taken forever, I'll save that for another time.
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    Very nice start to your sketchbook you have very good value control and blending on your sphere studies. Keep it up
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    End of The week 10/8/12

    Uploading on monday since I was up all night working on the tomato study.
    Seems like I did better this time compared to last, colors are much more accurate and shadows are blended, and I added minimal surfaces details.
    I definitely see some progress.

    Btw, I've noticed that the colors on my second monitor(an LED one that I don't draw with) are much brighter, for example, the tomato to the far right is red on the monitor I draw with, but orange on the other one.
    Maybe it's because it is LED and colors are brighter? I don't know because I've been told before that when I worked on my LED monitor the color weren't as vibrant, so I switched to my glossy one.

    Anyway could anyone please tell me if the far right tomato is more orange than red, because it's red in my still life. Thanks

    Tomatoes are the same ones too, just rearranged, they seem to have ripened making it quite interesting to compare it to the first one.
    Around 6 hours

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    10/19/2012 Tuedsay

    Spent most of the day on warm-cool color study from life, took about 6 hours.
    Was looking at a couple sketchbooks and I have decided that I should speed up my studies, focusing less on minor details and instead on the overall objects.
    Sort of applied this to an hour long portrait study in values.

    The apple was a 4 hour study.

    No loomis today, was just to busy on everything else.

    If I can achieve quantity and quality at the same time then that would be great!
    My goal is to be able to get at least 4 1-2 hours studies per day, as well as loomis figure drawing and head&hands.
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    10/10/12 Wednessday

    Rather slow today, manged to get only a few things done.
    The orange is a two hour study, not much to say in terms of quality, but I did get a little better at mixing.
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    awesome start! i love the practices you do, it's amazing how you can produce so much work in such a short time o; good job and keep working on those studies c:
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    10/12/12 Friday

    Today I studied nothing but loomis.
    Learning how to construct heads can be fun but tedious and times.

    This is stuff from yesterday. I've decided to start uploading work from the previous day each day, I just find it a bit easier to manage that way.
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