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    Talking Amanda's Sketchbook

    Hello, i'm Amanda.
    I've been drawing for 4 years now, but 3 years and 6 of those was just of weird mangas.

    Now I'm studying a lot of fine arts, and my goal is be a (almost)pro artist in about 4 years.
    I created this sketchbook because I don't see improvement anymore, so I came here hoping get some help and absorb everything I can from CA without have to pay for that.


    Thank you.

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    Hey, nice start, you got some ambitious goals going on, but hey, you can improved so much in 2 years, nice studies so far, post more, so we can give you some proper feedback, A warm Welcome to CA.

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    Hi Welcome to CA!

    It's great that your goal is to go pro in 2 years.
    I love your paintings. Especially that last one.
    Though with regards to the hand sketches, try to keep the lines to a minimum. Observe closely, and take your time to draw. I've always felt i would learn more that way. Try to see the hands in forms. Break them up into the different angles.. You might start to understand their forms better. XD
    That's all I can offer for now. I'm still learning as well! All the best! And keep at it!

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    I think this looks like a great start! I started my sketchbook 2 years ago and its helped me loads too, plus you make loads of contacts and friends, so Im sure it will for you too!
    Good luck, work hard, dont give up and always surround yourself with good work and be honest with yourself. And listen to crits. Youll do great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gpozzo View Post
    Deviantart-like paintings? how is that? you got some ambitious goals going on, but hey, you can improved so much in 2 years, we can't really give you critics right now because of the lack of images, post more, so we can give you some proper feedback, A warm Welcome to CA.


    Devianatart-like are portraits, but portraits I'm already used to. Anyway..
    Sorry, i didn't explain very well: My goal is be able to make money with my art when I be 18 years, and considering how much I improved till now, and that there is nothing holding me back to drawn all day, it seems possible But Thank you.

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    Hi Welcome to CA!

    It's great that your goal is to go pro in 2 years.
    I love your paintings. Especially that last one.
    Though with regards to the hand sketches, try to keep the lines to a minimum. Observe closely, and take your time to draw. I've always felt i would learn more that way. Try to see the hands in forms. Break them up into the different angles.. You might start to understand their forms better. XD
    That's all I can offer for now. I'm still learning as well! All the best! And keep at it!
    Thank you. So, I did what you said, spent some time observing the curves and angles (2 minutes each one)

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    Also, here is a scenery i'm working in. I have some problem with defining the horizon line, but I will fix it today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    I think this looks like a great start! I started my sketchbook 2 years ago and its helped me loads too, plus you make loads of contacts and friends, so Im sure it will for you too!
    Good luck, work hard, dont give up and always surround yourself with good work and be honest with yourself. And listen to crits. Youll do great!
    Thank you sir..
    By the way, can someone give advices for drawing man? All the ones I draw looks girly

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    Two days without post anything, my pen ink was over, I took a time to found a place to buy a new one.
    The house is the assignment from Yoitisi Island, and the heads are all no-reference

    Ps.: I hope the images aren't too small

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    Not a bad sketchbook! Work on that perspective! Sketch cubes a lot, practice 1 point, 2 point and 3 point! and then place the house you just drew, in a cube. You can place anything inside a cube, as long as it has the correct perspective. I drew over your sketch to show what I mean.

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    I think that you have a lot of motivation, but always stay on your feet also be prepared for critiques!
    So...I think you need to study better the hands anatomy, also try to draw from life, it will help you a lot. For drawing man, just...draw man as much as you can.

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    @Woofy, thank you, but I'm curious, I believe I never seen a 3 persperctive point before, can you tell me how is that? And I've done the house with the metod Yoitisi taught, I didn't sketch the persperctive lines, maybe that is the problem

    @Eleyon I'm very used to critiques, don't worry :p So.. I'm already doing some hands and feets here, and in the weekend I will get some mans photos to study. Thank you!
    Also, i'm a bit ambitious, sometimes that is a curse, you know?

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    Quite fitting title for sketchbook, you really are good. Nice start, I'll look here sometimes

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    Spellsword, thank you, I was trying to be funny

    So, I will leave here some speedpaintings. There is some anatomy studys too, but is too late to turn on my noise scanner, so I post tomorrow. Also,



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    You have some nice images in here.

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    @Woofy, thank you, but I'm curious, I believe I never seen a 3 persperctive point before, can you tell me how is that? And I've done the house with the metod Yoitisi taught, I didn't sketch the persperctive lines, maybe that is the problem
    Also,If you still need help understanding 3-point I can explain.

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    I am really enjoying your colour choices on a lot of your images. the Woman with the feathers along her hairline really caught my attention when I was first looking.

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    Good start, very bold colour choices, it's nice to someone who is so brave with colour. Keep working hard! You'll be great.

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    Thank you guys, and I would love some help jtaart..
    So, I'm now back to grayscale paintings, to work more on volumes.. Also, I was going to post some sketchs from my sketchbook, there is a lot of good facees, but everything is so messy that I will do more clean ones.
    Those are some paintings I did this week, I give up the first one after getting a bit nervous doing it, that is why it is so rough, the still life I will finish, I promess, I'm just waiting to be alone at home. Ahm, Thank you

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    This painting is a scene from a book I'm reading. Is a anatomist explaining to his henchmen how to get a corpse
    I'm also planning to do still life outside, using gouache, someone have advices? Like which colours should I buy? And brushes?

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    Nice update. I like the still life, but watch your ellipses (the silver can thing).

    Here is my 3-point explanation.


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    Keep working with your tones! They are getting there. ^ ^ I don't know much about Gauche, so I unfortunately can't hep you there.

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    Nice updates, loving the mood on this one http://bit.ly/Xcn8eT i already can see it in a more developed stage, which it would be really interesting to see... keep it up!

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    Oh it seems I will be watching this thread since I am a teenager in my late 18's after all. Other then that keep at it and don't give up!

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    Wink

    By the last week I've started those two and finished other two still lifes, with gouache, I'm looking for a camera to take a good picture of them..
    Well, I would really love some advices on the first one, the head seems too much displaced.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir View Post
    By the last week I've started those two and finished other two still lifes, with gouache, I'm looking for a camera to take a good picture of them..
    Well, I would really love some advices on the first one, the head seems too much displaced.
    Thank you

    It looks kinda stiff. It also seams to be looking at something we can't see. You might want to try to start it over which is something few artist can do, and most of the time its quicker to start over than trying to doctor a painting.
    This is just my opinion, and I'm often wrong.

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    Hello
    I've been without PC since November, so first I will post the tradicional ones, painted on November/December (The unfinished one I'm painting now).

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    The digital paintings (One Sargent study, the others are from mind)
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    Some sketchs from my sketchbook

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    That's all folks! (But leave a critique first)

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    Some advice, please?

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    I like the warrior girl painting on post #22. A couple of things are a little off on it, but I love the feel of it.

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    Back from ashes

    The last pages from my sketchbook. I bought a nakim technical pen, is amazing. Sorry about the photos, my scanner is broken. Some gestures are from Delacroix paintings

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    So, I zoom out the max I could and concentrated on the colors and values from Bouguereau paintings.

    Here are my insights: His paintings were very delicate because he suppressed a lot his values on the figures. They were light and pale, as the lights were diffuse and blue (With exceptions) But he used the nature around the figures to create interest points, with plants pointing to the figure or creating contrast.
    The background colors were complementary, with purples and greens, but the figures were analogous.
    He also worked very nicely the values, using chiaroscuro; they give the feeling of purity but still have interesting contrast.
    In the last painting the mid tone is hot, giving the girl a stunning color I wasn't able to translate.

    The anatomy is good to see, he is very good in rendering but now, and only now I see they weren't important.

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