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    Sknawt learns to draw!

    Hi people of CA! My name is Alex and I'm new to drawing. I have a huge list of books I want to read so I'll be going through them and posting studies here.

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    Second to last is supposed to be a master study of Kathe Kollwitz's self portrait; I've never learned about her in my high school art history class, but I really liked her sp; unfortunately, my copy came out horrible... T~T Last one is a sketch of my little brother watching a movie.

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    Quick post before I head to bed!

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    I never knew cross hatching smoothly is so hard! I definitely have more appreciation for it now!

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    Photo study, followed by tone bars and some Loomis. The photo study took me a long ass time; I'm learning how to blend with a q-tip lol :3 Oh yeah, the edges got ripped when I took the tape off.

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    I love how meticulous you are with your proportion studies.

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    hey, this stuff is really, really good for a beginner! Your proportion studies are really coming along, they look great. Keep it up!

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    Fist pic. is a photo study. Next are anatomy studies; I never would've thought that backsides would be so hard ... ! I think I'll need to refer to the previous portion of the book where they do the full 8 head back-shot instead of going straight to the quick set-up in 3/4th.

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    Wow, welcome to CA! Those are great studies, like the other said, keep it up! : D The photo study in the last set (lady in the suit)- I see that on her cheek you smudged, which is definitely an easy way out to make a gradient. Try to achieve that without smudging! I see that your photo studies show a lot of light and shadow but as for the midtones, it's less varied, or barely there. If you're doing a photo study again soon, try including a larger range of values! That's all I can think of for critique (I don't think I'm really qualified to give it either) but I hope that helps, you are doing great. I look forward to seeing more.

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    Thank you so much for the critique, I definitely appreciate it! I tried putting it to good use on today's photo-study, even though I wasn't able to finish it I did get a bit lost with all those folds in the cloth on the lower half, so I tried to make some of it up to the best of my ability lol!!! I stopped smudging, but I had some moments where I just had to use a kneaded eraser to pick up some excessive graphite.

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    Been feeling a bit under the weather the past two days This is just another photo-study; I'll be posting up some loomis studies in a bit.

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    This stuff is all a great, keep it up!!!!

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    Haven't posted in a bajillion years; haven't given up though! Quick selfportrait before going to sleep. I'm really trying to be able to draw using only a 6B charcoal pencil. Anyways, good night.
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    Haven't posted in a bajillion years; haven't given up though! Quick selfportrait before going to sleep. I'm really trying to be able to draw using only a 6B charcoal pencil. Anyways, good night.
    That is retarded. I can't imagine anything that would be more detrimental to someone's sanity.

    Vine charcoal. For a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izi View Post
    That is retarded. I can't imagine anything that would be more detrimental to someone's sanity.

    Vine charcoal. For a reason.
    Haha, thanks for the wisdom . I'll be sure to pick some up tomorrow when I go to school.

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    Dude great start keep at it and don't forget still life!

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    Bought some vine charcoal. I'm really liking how it's not-so messy compared to a charcoal pencil. Value study before going to bed.

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    Been busy keeping grades up and I just bought my very first 10-speed from this really nice guy. Anyways lol, been studying cross-hatching and positive/negative space. The second set are just some quick sketches on the subway. The two arcade machines were done today while I was washing my rags at the coin laundry. The second arcade machine had the guns laying down on the floor and I found that interesting, so I began drawing the first one in the row, but when I went to put my clothes to dry, I saw someone had put them back, so I had to do it from imagination... albeit badly. Sadly, my clothes finished drying before I could draw the last two machines.
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    Another negative positive space contour drawing along with a perspective study. The last two are some subway sketches. Man, I've been getting really depressed about how much free time (or lack of, rather) enrolling in 14 units at uni has left me for drawing. Anyways, good night to anyone who's reading. Name:  IMG_0003.jpg
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    Practicing freehand perspective. Also picked up some markers, unfortunately I got 50% and 30%, so it's hard to tell the difference tbh... should've gone for the 10 instead of 30. Anyways, good night, CA.
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    Chuggin' along
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    Long still life. I wish I had more time to do the bananas, some cloth folds, and at least one set of horns, but oh well.

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    Spring break, more time to draw!

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    The progress you've made in such a short amount of time is really great. Keep on truckin'!

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    sweet perspective stuff, man.
    the only gripe im really having is your cross hatching. its kind of all over the place. i think you could get more out of it if you do it in conjuncture to planes and forms.

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    Good stuff. Practice makes perfect. Keep it up =]

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    Nice stuff man. I like your perspective studies. Something I need to work on more often.

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    Haven't posted in a long time. Going to change that.



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    Hgrnnghghgghghghhhhhhh LOVELVOELOVELOVE. SO glad youre posting now
    Keep yourself up dude, and I will. * 0 *7 Senshei~ Admiration towards you

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    @Pou: I'm not your sensei; we mutually learn from eachother! You've taught me a ton, even from things left unspoken. Thank you, Pou.

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    *sigh* Deep breaths—DEEP BREATHS!

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