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    Opus's Sketchbook

    Hello everyone,
    I am a student at Digital Arts and Entertainment. Our teachers told us to make a sketchbook on conceptart.org but i have been hesitant until tonight. I mostly want to improve on anatomy and character design as well as painting in PS, as i have no real past knowledge of it.
    Any feedback/critique/tips on what i post and how to improve. And my apologies if some of the stuff i post will most likely be bogus because of my lack of skill in anatomy.

    As far as books that i have:
    - Figure Drawing for all It's worth - Andrew Loomis
    - Drawing The Head and Hands - Andrew Loomis

    But before i am start with them i am trying to learn figure sticks and drawing the body with more basic shapes such as circles.
    I'll start scanning stuff that i make and post in groups.

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    Basic Muscle Study

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    Remember above all else, do memory studies. Single most important thing for retaining knowledge. Good Luck.

    The Penvirates:: Xeon_OND :: PermaN00b:: Kamber Parrk :: Cygear ::Diarum

    "Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning." -Bruce Lee

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    I would suggest Vilppu's Drawing Manuals, those are really good for helping you figure out forms and such. I personally find them more helpful than Loomis books starting out because of how you start by drawing plenty of spheres, cubes, cylinders, and geometrical shapes and he explains how to combine them and shows lots of examples of putting them together to create characters or so on.
    Good luck!

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    Hello OpusX,

    You can also check out Bridgman to study the forms of the figure and muscles. If you want to go more in detail in the anatomy itself, I would advice 'The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists' by David K. Rubins. This book contains clear diagrams. A good way to study the muscles is to color them on each diagram.

    But before all of that, you have to make sure your proportions are correct. Keep copying the figures from the loomis book. It also very important, like Diarum mentioned, to do memory studies too.
    Copy a figure from the book and close it afterwards. Now draw the same figure from your mind. Check for mistakes afterwards and redraw the figure until it's correct.
    By doing the studies from mind, you can easily check which parts you grasped and which ones not. Get back to studying until you understand everything.

    When your proportions are correct, you can start concentrating on the form and anatomy of the figure.

    Good luck!
    Lino

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    Haven't posted in a while since i was abroad and did not have a scanner to put up some drawings. So here are the ones i have done lately.

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