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    Derwent watersoluble sketch pencil. 1st sketch in my 1st Moleskine.

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    comp. charcoal & charcoal wash

    Just playing around with media and different kinds of paper, to see what's gonna work.
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    Wow, are my gestures getting worse? Lines are getting cleaner, more attention to movement and sweep, but proportioning etc is completely out the window.
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    Seeing the scan made me realize this didn't look very good so I worked on it some more

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    Not a LOT better, but better.
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    Carbon pencil. Man, I can swear I used to be able to draw!! Everything seems to be fighting me now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstrider View Post
    Wow, are my gestures getting worse? Lines are getting cleaner, more attention to movement and sweep, but proportioning etc is completely out the window.
    I came across a YouTube video (I tried to find it again but I couldn't ) that talked about when our skills rises above ability to perceive then we get artists block or bored with our drawing. Inversely, when our ability to observe surpasses our skill then we think we suck, but in fact we don't we are just seeing flaws that we couldn't previously see. So, keep it up, it will get better!

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    Nice - I'll check that out as soon as I'm done typing this. In this case though I think it's because I'm still trying to figure out how to really do gestures. The ones I was doing at first were too hairy (too many extra lines all over) and I was trying to put in all kinds of anatomy and contour. I've been moving away from that stuff, but now I think I'm trying to do pure movement or sweep as I call it, and paying no attention to proportions etc. Proko did say it's like a pendulum swinging back and forth - you'll go one way and then the other until eventually you balance out. It does suck though seeing that just about everybody else's gestures are way nicer than mine! But I'll assume the people who post gestures the most are ones who are good at it.
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    Lol wow - is that Woody from The Suite Life? Sounds just like him!

    I'm sure what he's saying is true - I've been through those ups and downs before. Right now though I;m in the same boat you seem to be judging by your sig - many years ago I could draw much better, but my skills have got pretty rusty. I;m also making thing hard on myself by messing with new media constantly and all these different kinds of paper. Whenever I'd start to get decent at drawing was always when I found a good combination of media and paper and settle in and get used to using it, and then just keep drawing with it. I do need to do that again, but right now I've got all these different kinds of paper and pencils and pens and stuff I want to mess with - some of them may turn out to kick ass. So a little more experimenting with them before I settle in.

    And of course it's also partly because I;m pushing myself to do things I never have before - gestures etc. That'll always make you turn sucky for a while. But looking at that last sketch I posted, I need to get back to drawing basic shapes (cylinders especially it looks like). I'm confident if I stick with it for a while the skills will level up again.

    Hey, that video actually reminded me of something I just read - either on this site or linked from here. Apparently noobs tend to have exaggerated ideas of their own skills, and to underplay the skills of truly good artists, while experienced artists go the opposite way and get all humble about their own abilities while thinking the noobs are almost as good as they are. Interesting the way the human mind works..
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    Little improvement on the last sketch:

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    Man, every time I upload these and get to see the magnified version I notice what needs improvement! Think I'll take it into PS and do a little reflected light up underneath the wrappings of wire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstrider View Post
    I;m also making thing hard on myself by messing with new media constantly and all these different kinds of paper.
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    And of course it's also partly because I;m pushing myself to do things I never have before - gestures etc.
    Hey, but these are good things! Getting out of your comfort zone and trying new stuff is the best way to improve!
    Also, I'd love to see more paintings of BAMF ladies from you, those are awesome.
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    Yeah, I know its a good thing - but right now it's making my quality of art go downhill, and there's a certain sense in which you feel like you're only as good as your last few drawings, you know? I feel like I really suck right now lol. But yeah, I'll definitely be back to the BAMF chicks!! Had to look that one up - I only knew it as the sound Nightcrawler makes! Darkstrider's digital demesne
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    Couple more pages in the sketchbook last night, concentrating on drawing cylinders in perspective:

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    Ahhh - good old graphite!! My old friend. I need to work with it for a while to get my confidence back up. I was afraid it was too shiny to scan well, but looks like it's not a problem. Content now..
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    Today's 20 gestures

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    Does anybody have any crits on my gestures? I feel lost in which way I need to go with them, but I can see they're not very good. I'll watch Proko again, that should help.
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    Beginning new BAMF (Love that term!)

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    Ahh - if only we could use Transform tools and the Liquify filter on actual drawings and canvases!! And work on layers... but I dream..
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