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    Heya, I'm posting some art for the first time and would like to hear anything you have to say. I've been lurking around on the forums for some time now and was inspired to get drawing again, something I haven't done in about six years. Hopefully I can learn enough from everyone to build my skills significantly.

    REALLY quick, really messy (plus a horrible scan-job to boot), this is a concept drawing of a character to go in a future project.

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    The profile of the old man was just to see if I could do it. Personally, I don't like the way it turned out, but I'm posting to try and make it better next time. I also fixed the other drawing, since it looked unfinished.

    The hands are a quick anatomy study. They're not flawless (what is?), but they're my fav.

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    Last edited by Sean; June 17th, 2004 at 03:33 PM.
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    I like your style. Its loose, and the guy has a lot of personality. One thing that bugs me is the left ear, (his right) wich is all white. a few lines inside it would have done wonders.

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    You're really right. Great comment, thanks.

    I have difficulty making the ears symmetrical, so most of the time I just give up.

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    I like it. Personality is built around the eyes, and you did a great job showing it here. I think you should keep drawing. You have the talent for it.

    ---Grym

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    An uber-quick one for the DSG thread.

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    I fixed the bad-scan problems. Perhaps it may be easier to judge the quaility of the pictures now that the detail is more appearent.

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    These are two sketches I did at about 12:00 o' clock last night. They just got more and more lazy as I progressed. Go figure.

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    No other critiques, comments? I could use the help.

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    I'm really not much of one to crit (being one of those n00b people), but my suggestion would be to work on your shading methods. Try to get smoother gradiants, and even if you want blocked in shading, try to get a wider range of values out of those pencils. Just a tip. Keep at it.

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    Great advice, thanks.

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    This is a test to see if I could add a wider range of values, as was commented. I really do take these comments to heart, so c&c is always welcome. Thanks again, silvir.

    The drawing itself is just a weak copy from an anatomy book by Burne Hogarth, but the shading portion (which was my focus for this sketch) was all done by me. I used a reference, and I personally don't like doing that, but as was said in other threads, it's really better than nothing.

    EDIT: I finished off the sketch just for fun. It used to be half of a face, but I decided it would look better like this. It actually became a shading method/anatomy test after awhile.

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    Hi Sean! I thinks there are many things you can improve in your drawings, but it seems to me you´re on the right path.

    Try to be more ambitious when using line. It always has the same thickness. Try changing it for diferent purposes: thick=near thin=far, thick=high contrast thin=low contrast, for example.

    anyway, keep it up!

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    I certainly need to learn anatomy and shading method among many other things. It looks like I have a long road ahead of me...

    Here is a quick sketch trying a different angle. I like to try something new, to see if I can do it or not. Taken from reference (can't post, book too large -- Dynamic Anatomy).

    EDIT: I've redone the shading portion of the last two sketches.

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    Starting tomorrow I'm going to do a daily sketchbook. There's no more school for awhile, so I have the time to take off and learn some things. This will take awhile, but I'm looking forward to it.

    Last edited by Sean; June 21st, 2004 at 10:42 PM.
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    i like your stuff, keep up those cartoony heads

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    A little test. I like to just play around, now that I'm drawing every day.

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    Another quick one for fun. I wanted to try some new techniques. Ref used.

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