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    Serious Sketchbook!

    Hello everyone!

    Once upon a time I had a sketchbook up on here. But I was off for so long that all my things were deleted. Which makes sense because I was gone for awhile, got caught up in classes and research papers. It's the end of the Fall semester now and I have time to draw every day this month. I'm going to a community college and getting my associates degree is in Fine Arts. Hopefully I can go on to an art school and get a bachelors. I have some things I did in class, and some doodles that I did. I like to draw in pen a lot. :X I don't know if that's good or bad.

    Anyway, I never really took it seriously when it came to art, I knew I wanted to be an artist ever since I was little, but I didn't put in the work I should have. So now I'm going to be spending every single day putting aside time to draw, focusing on fundamentals. Enjoy my sketch book! It'll get better as I go along. I hope! I really really am very inspired by the Lord of the Rings concept art. And maybe one day I can be a concept artist too.

    I labeled this "NSFW" just because there will be drawings using nude models as reference. ALSO. I'm not sure how to use the attachment feature, so I hope I'm doing this right. If not please tell me!

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    I'm not going to let myself slip out of practice anymore. So today I decided to work on the figure, since I want to be able to draw people. I looked through the gesture drawing thread and thought it would be fun to try! I used the quickposes website to generate 120 second poses, and this is what I have so far. VERY FAR away from what I want to have, but practice makes perfect. I also have a picture of my basic drawing final. The idea behind it was that I wanted to use body language to depict mood. I wanted people to "picture" what the model's expression was, hence why I added television heads. Hopefully in the future when I draw better I can redo these images and make them better.

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    Haven't gotten any comments on my lame sketch book, but that's fine. Probably won't get any comments until I start drawing like everyone else on here. But my drawing ability isn't there yet so I'll just use this as my dump for practice and sketches, and forget about feed back.

    Here is a warm up for today, done with my tablet and photoshop. I might open paint tool sai later and fool around with that, but for now I'm sticking with my roots.


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    Hi Epoch! I think you have a great start. You've shown some of your work, and the reason why you haven't gotten any feedback could be due to the fact that you've just started this sketchbook out. In order for people to leave feedback it is essential to see a lot of someone's work. That way it's more clear to the person giving feedback to see what needs to be worked on.

    Like I said, I think you've started out great, It looks like you're already fairly familiar with the human body which is great! I'd say this, keep up the work and keep posting. I'm gonna love to see your improvement here on CA!
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    Thanks so much! Yeah, I'll have to post a lot of stuff this month since I'm on break from classes. I definitely need to improve when it comes to anatomy and portraits, so hopefully I can post some examples and people can help me fix what I'm doing wrong! Thanks for the feedback though. I appreciate it.
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    That's what you're here for. This is a site dedicated to peoples artsy improvement, not a portfolio website to show off how good one are. That's at least what I think of it, and it's certainly very rewarding thinking like that. Everyone's here for the same reason I believe, to improve and become better at doing what they love. It's always great to see some new profiles around this place! Good luck matey!
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    Nice drawings you got here. Your final basic drawing class idea is aewsome. If you want to get something out of gesture drawing, don't try and draw the anatomy of the figure, focus on the gesture first,on what the body is doing and then the legs and arms, search gesture drawing on youtube and you will find some very good and informative videos from proko and sycra.
    Good luck and keep posting!
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    Thanks razvanb08! I will definitely do that. I did feel that I was getting too caught up with the details and lost the poses a bit. And yeah that's true Uiriamu, everyone is here to learn. I'm going to try and post in the critique section of the forum a lot so that I can improve.
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    I forgot to add some of my other "gesture" drawings. They're kind of more detailed than gestures should be, but I'm practicing!

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    Also, this is a cardinal I painted today. Trying to improve my digital painting skills so that I can make awesome landscapes and render people using my tablet and computer.

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    Received an awesome critique from Rayzard, and was able to fix the cardinal.

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    Finished my first ever digital painting. Merry Christmas everyone! My new years resolution is to focus on art and get better and better.

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    Here are some more sketches and doodles. Trying to practice everyday. Let's see if I improve.....

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    Even more doodles and stuff

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