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    Cyrus' Sketchbook of Thought-(May 11)

    [Updated April 23, 2006] I'm getting better, just need to practice, practice, practice.

    Check bottom for newest stuff. Comments and critiques always help and are greatly appreciated.


    [Updated June 1, 2005] Well, after being somewhat lazy(very lazy actually) I think it's about time I started putting a real effort into this, with a few goals in mind.

    1) Getting, and staying out of a rut- Making sure I draw new things, more things, and continue to expand my subjects at all times.

    2) More life drawing drawing and anatomical studies- So I can make sure my figures don't look like gumby.

    3) More drawing from imagination- One of the reasons drawing from life is so important is that it allows you to draw things that don't exist but still have a life-like feel to them. Not only do I need to learn from life, I need to learn how to apply that knowledge to all my drawings.

    4) Make more finished pieces- I can't say I've really made any 'finished' pieces to date outside of school, so my initial goal in this regard is to make at least one finished piece every two weeks.

    5) Draw more in general- As Tom Browning once said, "I can't stress enough the importance of continuing to draw for the sake of drawing, even if you work from photographs."


    [Original Post July 15, 2004] As many have before me, I'll be starting a sketchbook (finally). Hopefully I can call it a daily sketchbook if I'm not too lazy.

    Anyway, just going to start off with a few studies for today. C&C will always be appreciated.





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    Great start!!

    I do a lot of anatomy -- and teach it as well -- keep working with it I think it is the key to almost everything!!!
    Try from the beginning to analyze what you are drawing and make it yours!
    In other words, it is ok to work from Bridgman or Loomis or anybody else but make them your drawings from the get - go!!!

    I probably have drawn every drawing in every Bridgman book--some several times--just recently decided to make all of these studies mine!
    I feel a little stupid for waiting so long--so I thought I would pass it along.

    this should get you to may sb thread

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=25653

    check out my site as well--- anatomy demos there more to come

    http://www.tsofa.com/?faculty.gallery.demo1

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    Thanks for the advice, I did happen to grab those muscular structures from Hogarth's "Dynamic Anatomy," and agree completly about making my own studies, just trying to get the basic idea down first I suppose, since it seems I've been slacking off in certain areas. Of course, I hope this sketchbook here will change that.

    Slightly older sketches of my less useful hand...and I think I'll actually go draw something now.



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    cool stuff cyrus, keep studying that anatomy!i like those hand sketches, but i think you should work on refining the contour. keep posting

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    Nice Sketchbook, Cyrus.

    I too am starting to work on anatomy. Have purchased a few Bridgman and Hogarth books, so I hope to start an online sketchbook too.

    I like your shading on the arm and hand drawings. But I agree with Syrogen on smoothing out your lines to match your shading.

    Keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing whole figures! :rock:

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    I considered what you said about the lines, and took a bit longer on these.

    Also used a different shading technique on the first one...gotta keep working on values.



    And I'm going to throw in a few older gestures..




    I'll do different subjects from now on, really.

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    Managed an entire figure today, even if he is wearing armor.

    Edit:added second figure.


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    Couldn't resist, I think hands are fun.

    I was really trying to get the form with just line on most of these.




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    Just an arm today, it took about 2 hours on and off.



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    Been too long!

    Oh, the holidays...here's a few smalls things before the workshop, can't wait to see you all there!







    "The proper rewards are not simply tacked on to the activity for which they are given, but are the activity itself in consummation." -C.S. Lewis
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    hey thanks for the help cyrus...

    those drawings of your hands near the beginning of your thread are awesome... my hands always seem to come out fat looking. love your stuff...

    Drawing is fun.

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    About time I updated, for myself if nobody else, changed my sketchbook intro as well. Comments and critiques are welcome as usual(especially critiques).

    Some stuff from Bridgman.











    Quick self-portrait.



    Started doing some nose studies , and then what I think is a robot sneaking up on a bottle of white-out.


    Last edited by Cyrus; June 1st, 2005 at 09:21 PM.
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    Nice studies

    I suggest trying to make your lines more elegant and confident - they are a bit wobbly and uncertain at the moment. You should know your line before you draw it.

    Keep it up!

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    I really like those nose studies alot the shading is really good and i will have to agree with Cyrus on this one you kind of have the same problem i do, you're kind of hesitant to darken the lines because you're not exactly sure if they are in the right place. But your stuff looks good keep drawing!!

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    happy birthday!



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    AndreyLey: Good advice, I've been trying to work on my line efficency if that what you ment exactly. Considering what you and Scarletnocturne said, maybe I'm thinking to much in term of lines rather than actual form, I don't practice enough shading as it is. Really enjoy your sketchbook btw.

    Ashrumm: Thanks. We'll both keep working on it I hope.

    Contron: Cheers!


    So here's another self portrait I started doing, focusing more on form/shading with cross-hatching.



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    Tried doing a few things from my head. I realize the snake-guy's anatomy is wonky though.



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    Very cool Cyrus, I'm doing the same type of thing as you are, with the anatomy drawing/learning. Glad to see your progress, post more soon.

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    Hyperblade: Thanks. Maybe you should start a sketchbook yourself, it's a good insentive to keep practicing.


    This is some robo-samurai-ninja-ghost. Still trying to get the basics down before flexing the creativity.



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    Finally got to Wednesday night figure drawing.








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    wow great stuff man
    studies really fucking worked
    love your shading skills

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    hmm nice improvement..i like those last figure drawings..very very confident on anatomy..

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    Thanks. Not sure how good my anatomy is, but it couldn't hurt to keep working on it, right?


    Anyway, here are just some doodles I managed over the week.



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    Hey, pretty damn good stuff here! I envy your anatomy skills. Keep posting, I'll be watching

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    Thanks Quinster.

    I decided to do a few eye sketches to compare to my older ones if nothing else. Critiques are welcome as usual...and feel free to ignore the egg.



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    Random stuff again.



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    Hey Cyrus, i love the way you shaded the hands with the side of the pencil keep up the work and kill that procrastination!

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    Cyrus is a cool name.

    Nice gallery so far, keep 'em coming. Did you use a reference for the last figure?

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    Started a job this last week, been tired. <--bad excuse

    Lady Lioness: I haven't done that lately-maybe I should. Mostly I've been trying mechanical pencils, or just keeping the regular ones sharp and trying my hand at cross hatching.

    Pesmerga: I agree I think I picked up the name from the character in Chrono Trigger(Frog was my favorite character, but don't tell anybody) or maybe it was another character in Bomberman64...As for the figure, yes, it's a copy of From Vesalius by De Facrica.


    Anyway, I've come to the seemingly obvious realization that I really need to focus a lot more on "whole" pictures, like actually drawing the whole face-or whole body-rather than keep doing the individual eyes, noses, arms, stuff. So, I've managed to scrounge up a couple attempts in that regard, hopefully you'll see plently more in the near future.(And thanks to Jezebel whose photos I used from the reference section)




    Comments encourage me to practice more and critiques help me know what to practice, I could always use both!

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    Hey Cyrus, looks like youre doing fine, id say you have shading done quite nicely which means you can really push your values now, theyre a little light.

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