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    hey there

    i thought it was about time i created a sketchbook to get some regular feedback.I know im not the best but any comments are very much appreciated,ill try and keep it daily but college and other stuff does get in the way.

    I hope i improve:chug:

    only two pictures for now

    used a wacom
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    hey, good start, do post more everyday! did you use reference for these?

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    thanks very much for the reply,i used referance for the top sketch and the one on the top left in the second bunch of sketches,the others are out of my head.

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    heres another few older sketches of hands
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    i had a little play with my wacom today,didnt go as i'd like but i had fun
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    i also fixed the size of the other pics,it was cos they werent in .jpeg form
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    something from the dsg,ill try and colour it later and improve upon it
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    heres a sketch im working on of a boxer,please leavce c & c
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    heres some random stuff,again c & c please
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    Hey what's up. Good start. There's something strange about the musculature about the boxer on top though. His pecs might be too low. I'm sure there are people more knowledgeable about these types of issues that could help. See you later.

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    cheers mate,i know he doesn't look right does he.

    im keeping an eye on your sketchbook too :nod:

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    this smilies so cool > :beam:

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    any comments :question:

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    some more stuff
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    c+c appreciated

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    A couple of those eyes are really nice on that last page. As for the figures you still need a bit of work on your anatomy (don't worry, a lot of us do). Just look and observe very closely when working from reference. Try to go as slow as possible and match things as best you can. Maybe pick up an anatomy book or two, maybe some bodybuilder magazines for reference. It seems like you've made a good start, keep it up.

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    hey man. the most important thing you can do right now is draw from reference and from life all day, every day. you will improve much faster that way. ..once you have a good handle on that, study anatomy. most of all, if youre serious about this art thing, draw all day long

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    cheers for the advice guys,its really appreciated.I have afew bodybuilding magazines lying around because im quite into it myself but i never thought to use them,thanks for the suggestion i'll try a few skecthes tonight.

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    another sketch,i might give painting it a try as i really need the practice because im hopeless at the didgtal stuff. Novice's bits and peices

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    OK guys i had a go at starting to colour the last pic and i dont think i did a half decent job at all,i'd really like your advice on this one as i really want to improve my digital painting
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    oh and the reference
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    please help

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    some doodle
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    Quote Originally Posted by digi-sketcher
    OK guys i had a go at starting to colour the last pic and i dont think i did a half decent job at all,i'd really like your advice on this one as i really want to improve my digital painting


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    Before color, there is value. Turn your ref in to gray scale...adjust brightness and contrast of your ref until you think you like the value contrast. Then...you can practice by using traditional medium like graphite for rendering or paint using painter/photoshop in grayscale. Keep doing it (possibly 5- 10 different images) until you think you comfortable with painting gray scale then start adding color.
    Keep it up.

    I see you taking Metal advice on using ref. Good job.
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    thanks for your help xia,ill give it a go later

    thanks again :waves:

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    i tried to draw arnold schwarzeneggors (sp?) body in this latest one,i think his right arms a little short
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    The general form of the arnold pic looks good. I think his nipples are kinda close together but it could be just the pose that makes them like that. Those cartoon faces are nice. They could use some more "sophistication" though.

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    Keep practicing, you're looking great. I would try to get better in traditional media before digital, alot of the pros will tell you the same. Also, something that will help you loads in sketching from references is to look at lines and shapes in relation to others, and the general form you are drawing. Think like "how wide are his shoulders compared to his hips? Where are the facial features in relation to the overall shape of the head?" That sort of thing. Look out for Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards, it is a great help, I've found, and will improve your drawing immensely. Something I noticed in the weightlifter sketch is that you used 'symbols' for eyes, meaning you used your generic idea of what an eye looks like instead of looking at the shape of the refs' eyes. That's the sort of ting that book teaches you, I think it would relly help at your stage. :cyberguy:
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    thanks Ice,i think youre right about the nipples.

    cheers waronmars,i'll keep alook out fo that book and try to keep doing more traditional stuff

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    any better?
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    an idea came to me today and i thought i'd skecth it out,not the most complex but i might try and make something of it,i'll try and do a few more angles.feedback as always ,please forgive the toyish looking car:chug:
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    Draw from life, eliminate details, practice value and forms only. No color, no veins, nothing. Set-up a still life and draw from that. Spend as much time as possible on it, don't rush it, even if it looks like shit. Try to establish your value shapes, separate shadow from light, and slowly work into details towards the end, hold off on it. I find photo reference doesn't really help me that much either when I'm trying to practice. If your practicing, life is the only way to go for me. If your going to do any kind of practice, do master studies from master sketches or paintings, and life drawing/still lifes and lots of it. Also, if I were you, I'd hold back on learning to paint digitally, learn to draw traditionally WELL, I'm talking real draftsmanship and value control. Digital is a great medium, but I'd wait just a bit if I were you and practice the basics. Good luck.

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