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    Exclamation The S chronicles [Updated DAILY(ish)]

    THIS STUFF IS OLD AND AWFUL! GO TO THE LAST PAGES TO FIND MY MOST RECENT STUFF!

    Hello guys and gals, my name is slash, and i want to be one of the cool kids. And to be a cool kid around here, you apparently need one of these dailies. Altough i am using the term "daily" in a very loose manner, since it will probably be a few days between updates. At best


    C&C are welcome, and i hope you will tear my sketches apart so that i might rise from the ashes as an evolved artist.


    Anticupid. Cupids evil twin.


    Socrates - the thinking skeleton. Don`t ask.


    They usually get messy. But thats the way, uhu uhu, i like it! No ref used since i`m training my "human-anatomy-from-memory" skill.


    Another mess. I tend to get a bit carried away. Still no ref used, exept the lower right girl.


    Yet another mess. No ref used.

    Tear them apart!

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    I kinda liked this guy, so i gave him some quick photoshop luvin`

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    Man, you got issuuuuuues. Thanks for sharing them with us. If realistic tonality is one of your goals, then I'd say you need to work on your light sources. Pick one. I've no idea how common this is, but, I'm right handed, and tend to have the light coming from the top left corner of my pictures (unless the piece demands something other than that).

    Hear my mantra, it resounds throughout this forum.

    'pick a lightsource'

    'stick with it'

    'do not deviate'

    'become the light'

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    Thanks for the reply. I know i need to work on my light sources, but realistic tonality isnt my primary goal in these sketches. I`m mostly practising human anatomy and exploring a few creative blowouts, and when i put on some shadows its just to define a little form and shape. And i think my mind is subconsciously tuned to 100% self illumination.

    As for the thing with right-handedness and top left light, when i DO apply lightning to my drawings, i always put it there too. In fact, it`s alot trickier for me to put the light anywhere else. It doesnt feel natural for some reason.

    *advice taken, chanting the mantra.*

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    the thing is you "must" challange yourself, do NOT make another drawing with the shade coming from the left top corner.... push yourself from drawing stuff you never done before, and selfillumination doesnt exist in nature...sorry that im harsh but practise and push yourself to new boundries! it will only do you good !

    keep on posting !


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    Originally posted by hurricane
    the thing is you "must" challange yourself, do NOT make another drawing with the shade coming from the left top corner.... push yourself
    yeah, alright Yoda. Whatever you say. Why spend time practicing something, if it feels counter-intuitive? I'm only suggesting the top left hand corner idea as a way to get a feel for lighting in general, not as a golden rule.

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    DUDE NICE WORK but try to take your ritalin before hand

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    if a mime was crushed by tree in the woods, would anyone care?
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    Theubermind: I quit taking my ritaline. It didn`t work the way it was supposed to. Actually i`ve quit taking ANY kind of amphetamine. It just doesn`t work AD/HD-power to the people!

    Hurricane: I know i MUST challenge myself. But as i said, realistic lightning isnt my primary goal at the moment. Anatomy is.But i will (if i remember ) put the lightning somewhere else in my next "lightning piece". Perhaps somewhere in the extreme opposite corner. Bottom right or something.

    -this is where I am supposed to post an update, but i am visiting my folks for the weekend, so i have no way of scanning my sketchbook. However, I AM drawing in it, so there will be a little dump monday..

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    like it a lot...but i cant see any one area where you need to get better...youre prettymuch the same level everywhere id say....

    haha....I think our drawings are quite similar (not meant arrogantly)...look at my thread and tell me what you think! I just dont do so much on one page

    looking forward to more, N

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    Thanks for the post bahamut. If you can`t find anything in particular does that mean that i have to improve EVERYTHING? :confused: dammit!

    Er.. Are our drawings similar? I`ll let someone else be the judge of that.

    More will come!

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    No, not an update. But i DO have something for you. While searching for my name on google just for phun, i stumbled over my old elfwood page. It was fun to see them ol`pics again, nostalgia overdose. it seems like it has been ages since i saw them last. Even tho its probably not more than a couple of years. I never got too involved in the elfwood community, wich by the way have redesigned their site. I kinda lost interest in them around the same time i stumbled upon this page. COINCIDENCE sayeth I!

    Anyways, here it is, for those who are interested in how my style was back then..

    http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/a/.../andreash.html

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    Well well well... i seem to be the most frequent poster in my own sketchbook. How sad. Give me some goddamn support guys!


    Ok, enough bs, on with the update! It`s rather large, since this weekend was kinda boring. Everyone was watching the european soccer CHIMPionship, and since i hate soccer, i was bored outta my skull.

    No refs used anywhere, exept my own hands and my brother.

    We start off with my bruddah watching soccer, a hilarious pose, wich i just had to draw. Dont mind the other scribbles. The bottom left one is "drawn" using a big bulky eraser on a scribbled area. bleh...


    The next one started out with a tree. then i ventured onto the creation of a cute little demon-gargoyle-creature. Then i tried to make out the shapes of the head, worked fine until i started shadowing it. ugh! Had to draw a hellgrrrl to cheer me up. And of course some more shit that i don`t know why or how got there.


    On this one i wanted to challenge myself, and use a ballpoint pen. I really dont like sketching with pens, cuz once you draw a line, you can`t undo it. Makes you think a bit more before you draw. I think it turned out ok.


    I wanted to see if i still knew how to draw anime. (I was really into it when i was 16-17 years old.) As you can see, this attempt failed miserably. But i`m still gonna post the page, since I`m not gonna be one of those pricks that just post their best work.


    Felt like creating some creatures. My brothers laughed for hours at the monkey-thing.


    Practicing cartoonish faces.


    Bored and uninspired. But i managed to force some lines down at the paper. (I rule!)


    Inspiration returned later that day. Dunno what got into me. Demons, swords and chicks. A lethal combo.


    I ate pizza, and suddenly felt like drawing a dragon. (You see the connection? Me neither.) I`m satisfied with the head, but i HATE the wings and background.


    My oh my, sunday really WAS a productive day. Some cartoonish girls at the top of the evening. (or EARLY morning, wichever way you choose to see it.)


    Todays dsg pic. I really dont like it. it`s retarded.


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    OK PEOPLE! Thats the whole dump. Now i wanna see some juicy Criticism. I have deliberately drawn some errors, 10 points per error to thoes who can spot them!

    I MEAN IT! COMMENT AND CRITICIZE.(big word. sp?)

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    Come on people, dont post so many replies! I dont have time to read them all!!!

    My band had a recording session today, no time to draw. but since i plan to keep this sketchbook as daily as possible, here`s one of them older ones..

    TEH punished one


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    really like the womens anatomy! the dragons detail (the scales&shading) are also very nice! some arms on different drawings seem a bit long (on teh (<- !) swordsman especially), the legs on that one are definitely too short too! seem to have had a weak moment on that one...

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    10 points to bahamut.

    The swordsman is a half-demon, so he doesn`t have to abide the laws of human anatomy. (yeah, lame excuse, i know...) I tend to draw the arms a bit long. It`s a bad habit that remains from learning the rules of anatomy wrong. For a long period of time i used these wrong rules and kinda got stuck there. I am trying my best, but sometimes i slip.

    Thanx for the reply. follow bahamuts example people! :chug:

    (got too drunk to draw last night, so no update for you today. sorry.)

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    Hangover diary

    MAAAN!! I have just broken my own hangover record. 2 days and still going strong.. My hands are shaking, but i have managed to doodle a little. Don`t bother to crit these too much, since my condition is, well... you know how it is. BUT I WOULD very much like to recieve crits for my previous posts, since thats kinda why i share them with you guys.








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    you seem to have a lot of ideas, i would say that in order to make these ideas more successful you need to study anatomy. this will help solidify your forms. try various lighting situations, they can add depth and emotion. i would try to stay away from "anime attempts" it is ok if anime is an influence but there are enough anime artists out there. it is so simple to do, when you find yourself getting better you will be able to draw anime if you must/choose too. keep workin on the paintings, the only way to get better is to do it a lot. try working on you patience, i know i have had a real problem with spending enough time on certain ideas. go ahead and push a design is will help you build your patience for those longer sessions of drawing. hope that helps a little.
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    Thanx for the reply. You are right, i need to study anatomy, and i AM.. I am not really into anime anymore, i was just bored, and wanted to see if i still had it in me. (apparently not ) You are dead on when it comes to my patience. I can draw for hours continiously, just not on the same drawing! I get bored with drawings too fast. But to my defence, i HAVE improved, when i was 16 i had a five second attention span.


    Thanx again for the input!

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    glad to hear you're studying anatomy. sometimes it's not the most fun thing, but when you hear someone like metalwinds say you can't do enough studies it makes you(me) think, cause homeboy can draw. yea, you've got some pretty imaginative ideas in here and in that head of yours. again, I feel that drawing from life and reference will help to improve the quality of your imagined creations (that's what I'm trying to do these days anyway). Some of my favorite drawings in here are from the page of gestures in your recent post that you didnt' seem to think too highly of. Funny, huh?
    I tend to be too dependent on lines to define form instead of value. You also seem to like line, w/ the strong outlines and such. Maybe more emphasis on value and less on line?
    Keep in mind, these are just my opinions. For me, the most important thing about drawing is to have fun. For most people it's probably more fun to increase their skill level, but I don't think it should be tedious or feel like work. Just keep at it if you enjoy doing it.

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    you have a twisted mind

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    You've got the right idea and that is to draw draw draw. You seem to have a lot of ideas floating around in your head, and that's good, but don't neglect to study the fundamentals too.

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    Thanx for the replies guys.

    Elboy: You`re right. The important thing is to have phun and enjoy drawing.

    Insane: Coming from you i`ll take that as a compliment. OR a hint to seek professional help.

    Muttonhead: Why cant the fundamentals be as fun as everything else?



    AND NOW, THE UPDATE!!!

    I have been on vacation for a week now, and i have been too drunk, or too busy getting drunk to draw. But i have managed to doodle a little these last few days..

    Started a new sketchbook, this one is a A5 Winsor & Newton cartridge sketch pad. (Like you guys care ) I also bought a mechanical pencil, a PILOT shaker 0.5 (Like you care, again) and that is what i have been using for the following sketches. Took a while to get used to.













    Enjoy!

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    A little update for you guys.

    I didn`t have time to scan all my sketches, but here are a few.

    Now i wanna see some C&C!!




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    I've been doing a lot of quick gesture drawings lately. I wont bother you by posting all of them. (And quite frankly, i cant be bothered to scan them all! lol )

    I've spent around 30 seconds on each of them. Sometimes a little less, sometime more.














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    Keeping the thread alive with a little speedpaint:



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    hey man,

    wow, looking back from 2004 and Im really impressed by the progression in your sketches and gestures. Your 30 second studies are good and your renderings look really strong.. the most recent one of the chick in the bath especially so! Just keep doing what your doing man, keep working that anatomy and chipping away at those studies and let your imagination go wild!

    Cheers dood,

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    wow man, you're getting a LOT better. it's like night and day! i'll check back more often!!!

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    Biz & Eri: Thanks for the encouragement guys! mucho love.

    Here's some more from this thread. Sorry for the double dipping, but i want this thread to stay alive.




    bluemech and magicman done on wrapping paper.

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    Just looked through your sketchbook. The change from before your 5 month break and after is phenomenal. Bluemech's face comes across a little flat in your latest post (maybe because BM's face is flat. Oooh. Burn.), but Magicman is the awesome.

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