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    Hi guys and gals!

    I'm a 26 years old web application developer and I just started drawing again.

    Growing up, I was always interested in comic book art and anime art and I drew like there was no tomorrow when I was a kid. But when I did not see any improvements when I was around 14 years of age, I gave up drawing entirely and was so frustrated ever since. And when I was in my senior year in high school I took up an IT course since people told me that that's where the money is.

    Fast forward around my third year in college, I tried doing pixel art and for about a year I did it and I made a little progress but I soon was frustrated again and suddenly stopped again.

    Fast forward today I decided that I need to be better in arts overall so I bought a sketchpad, 3 pencils, 2 erasers and a sharpener. I also bought the book "Drawing on the right side of the brain" and it was a good refresher course since I basically am starting from scratch and it also made me see my bad habits.

    So far this is what I have done best (I know its not much since people here are so awesome):
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    If hope you guys recognize who that is LOL.

    So now I am starting to read Loomis's books and I hope its not that too late for me to be something or at least be someone who can express whats in my mind through drawing accurately.
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    My old pixel works:

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    Let me be the first to welcome you to the community, awesome drawing! Cant wait to see more.
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    Thanks! But I did not draw this from my mind, I copied this from a video game preview art.
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    Another Sketch... I don't have a scanner so I have to shoot it with my crappy phone camera.

    Some critique would be greatly appreciated

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    Welcome to CA! Let me first start by saying that it's NEVER too late to start back up with anything, especially art, and even then 26 really isn't THAT old . For someone who hasn't drawn for a while, you have a good sense of form and a good eye for drawing from reference (I'm assuming you looked at the art you drew instead of tracing it). Loomis is a great start to serious drawing. It's where I started and so did most. Depending on how devoted you want to be to getting better, the number one thing I tend to suggest beginners start learning is fundamental perspective, since perspective will inform every aspect of drawing that you attempt. But everything's open to you. Just have fun and don't get frustrated. Everyone's here to help and as long as you put in the work, you can be sure that you'll get better. Keep up the good work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFrenik View Post
    Welcome to CA! Let me first start by saying that it's NEVER too late to start back up with anything, especially art, and even then 26 really isn't THAT old . For someone who hasn't drawn for a while, you have a good sense of form and a good eye for drawing from reference (I'm assuming you looked at the art you drew instead of tracing it). Loomis is a great start to serious drawing. It's where I started and so did most. Depending on how devoted you want to be to getting better, the number one thing I tend to suggest beginners start learning is fundamental perspective, since perspective will inform every aspect of drawing that you attempt. But everything's open to you. Just have fun and don't get frustrated. Everyone's here to help and as long as you put in the work, you can be sure that you'll get better. Keep up the good work!
    Thanks Man! I think I'll follow your suggestion and try to draw perspective pieces and yes this drawings are not traced but I'm terribly slow when I drew this drawings. I'm very happy that I found this forum since I really enjoy seeing other people's art and people here are extremely good LOL.
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    This is supposedly Emma Stone, oh how I failed miserably lol!Name:  IMAG0307.jpg
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    The likeness is pretty good, especially in the eyes, but the head overall has a lack in construction and anatomy. Ever heard of Michael Hampton? His book Figure Drawing: Design and Invention is KILLER for examining how to go about constructing the human figure as if it were a mechanical object, which forces you to actively think about how to construct it instead of just drawing the contour or outlines.
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    I don't have that book yet although I have read Loomi's book about hand and heads and so far here is my progress:
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    Although I can certainly say that this is better in terms of structure, this does not look like Emma Stone at all, this drawing looks like a lady in her 40's or something.

    What did I do wrong here?
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    Kinda messed up the hair, but I really think that this is better structurally. Finally I'm getting Loomis's method of construction.

    C&C away guys!!

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    Here's another villain from batman:

    Loomi's method really helps even for cartoon looking villains!!

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    You got some good stuff. I'll like too see more
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