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    Darkstrider's digital demesne


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    Ooooo! The new thumbnail for your sketchbook looks sweeet. When I get around to anatomy study, this sketchbook will definitely be my go-to place for motivation.

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    Thank you! I'm a little flabbergasted because the new thumbnail is slightly squashed in on the sides - I didn't think that would happen since it's a square - but it did.

    Anyway, this is all I got for today:

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    .. and yes, eye know..
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    Hi! Keep up the good work you're doing! It's hard to see the underlying construction on some drawings, maybe you should focus on it more.

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    Hey, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook! Yeah, a lot of my drawings don't have any construction - some are pure gesture and some observational or just wild and loose, but I have been starting to work just a little construction in with the gesture ala Vilppu and Steve Huston, and I intend to keep doing more of that.
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    Darkstrider's digital demesne

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    Hi There Darkstrider! If you know how to clean it up it doesn't really matter how squiggly the lines get while observing, but one thing that keeps you from doing so would be just drawing in 100% black line.. So you force yourself to minimize them.The poses on paper in the reddish taint just would've looked a bit better without the searching lines in it. #569 the heads.. love it
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    Hey thanks Gibier!! Yeah, I was getting frustrated with the red (supposed to be brown) ink and with fountain pens in general. I'm sticking with black now for gestures and most figure drawings (unless it's pencil or charcoal) and in fact just over the last 2 days I've decided to use a thick marker/brush pen. I came to realize part of the reason I scribble and add so many lines is out of frustration with thin scratchy lines. So using a bolder tip helps me to work more minimally. I'm still scribbling a little, I think it's because I just started doing timed gestures again and I'm freaked out about the limit. I remember I got used to it before, so it'll happen again, and then I hope to be able to do nice bold single lines!!

    Meanwhile, here's this:

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    (yeah, that's a Kchen copy at the end there)
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    Hey man! get your ass back here and draw man! Those gestures can be a pest - hard to know when you are doing them right. Most of the time i just do 20mins of them to loosen up and dont really care about the results - I think its just important to not worry about the end result - just get the flow and some vague landmarks in, some evidence of some foreshortening where needed, then you have that foundation to add anatomy. It will come man, keep going!

    In your recent gestures - i think you might be worrying about the contours too much - get that head, chest and pelvic area in and make sure you know where the spine is. Your proportions are good too. I guess its muddy what a gesture draiwng should look like, but i think Hamptons method is the best for constuctive anatomy that ive seen.

    Keep fighting the good fight!

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    Hey thanks for caring enough to drag my ass back in here Kimonas!! I'll be getting back into it soon. As for my recent quick figure sketches - I wouldn't really call any of them gestures. It's just me messing around drawing fast and seeing what happens naturally, trying out some different things.
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    Nice progress Darkstrider. Your structure and shading continue to improve. The gestures are looking great too. Everyone has their own method for doing these, just make sure you capture the motivation for the action. What purpose is driving the figure to position it's body in that particular way? Keep it up.

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    Thanks Swen, much appreciated! Hmm - generally it's just models randomly posing, but maybe I could still think about a purpose.

    Meanwhile I see my last post here was swallowed by the Nothing - here it is again:

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    With purpose I mean the motivation behind the pose: stretching, jumping, crouching or whatever. Think of verbs. I hope this is clearer .

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    Ah yes, now I get it. Actually I have been doing that - stretching toward it anyway (see what I did there?) Often it seems to result in deformed lopsided figures, but then I've been getting a lot of those since I started doing them smaller and in felt tip. It's time to begin a new approach.
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    DARKSTRIIIIIIIIDER! Where have you gone? I haven't posted here for a while and I return to find you missing...what's up?

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