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    The Underdog (Updated)

    This sketchbook serves as a recorded journal of my progress in art. Critiques are highly recommended during this journey. Have a great day!

    Attached are random sketchbook doodles and a sketchbook piece colored in photoshop.
    My goal is to stray away from a cartoony style i have been doing most of my life. I've been highly interested in fine art and painting as of late and invested alot of time and resources in the study of that subject. I'm taking the self taught road and have the confidence of adapting a personal style some day. It will take alot of grinding in the process but i am more than ready for this. And so it begins...
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    Study of an Elk.

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    Here are a few doodles and studies from the past month or so.
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    You are getting there, but some of your face studies are a little crooked,and I would check proportions on the neck, the guy with the beard's forehead is too long. Plus I would suggest you grab a copy of joe weatherly's guide to drawing animals. In the book, he say that making the legs of the animal too paralleled cause the legs to flat. Pay attention to curves on animal leg when doing studies. Focus on construction of the head as well. I see some strong stuff though and I have those problems I just mention myself. So don't feel bad.
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    Karta: I appreciate the feedback. I definitely need to work proportions out on my heads. Thanks for the recommendation on animal studies. I'll have to check that book out.
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    I've been sketching and studying alot lately. Here is a new batch of sketches. Critiques are highly appreciated.

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    A few Digi's. Feedback Appreciated!

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    Last update for the night. Looking back at my sketchbook i would say some of my weakness are: Weak lines, poor values, poor alignment on my faces and bland colors on my paintings. Now knowing my weaknesses i can work on perfecting them. Critiques are welcome.

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    I like the first painting you posted and your sketches too. Since you say you want to get away from using a cartoony style, I would recommend drawing from life as much as you can and really observe how things and people look irl. I believe that is the best way to break through the habit of drawing symbols as to learn to draw more realistically and build up your visual memory and sketchbooks full of varied people and environments etc.
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    I totally agree Aqualeot. And i want to point out what you said about drawing symbols. I'm drawing what i think i know and not what i see most of the times. I will definitely do more life studies. I feel my visual library is very limited. Thanks for the reply.
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    Thanks for stopping by man, i really appreciate it you are doing great yourself man. If you want to stay away from cartooning style i'll advice you do a lot of observational drawing. keep up the good work!
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    Thanks Yemi and no problem! I'm working on it.
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    Wow, your stuff, when you well decide to shade, has such an awesome amount of depth. Its not the detail, but the softness as well as the impression of 3 dimensionality. Its really great. And your colours are really good too. I have a suggestion, and that's to sometimes make-if painting- some parts soft, like you usually do or a abit more strokey/blotchy to add some texture detail. It wont look like detail per se, but it will give a stronger impression which will enhance and mix well with the soft shading you do already.

    I do believe, firmly, that you have really, really solid techniques, you just gotta get away from, as you said, your cartoony style and find a more realistic sense of painting.
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