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    Kimino394's Sketchboob of horribleness.

    Hey everyone, Kimino394 here, or Reece, if you'd prefer to use my actual name. I'm an 18 year old whose "big dream" is to become a concept artist. I currently have a job, since I'm no where near good enough to actually make that dream a reality. Now, I've been drawing for the past five years, and while I've improved, I'm no-where near where I should be. I've decided to change that by making a thread on this forum, so that I have something that "forces" me to draw. I've also put dates in my diary to tick off, I need to do atleast 2 hours of art every day, even if I'm not in the mood.

    Now as I said, my art is no-where near where it should be after five years of work, so I'm asking, no, begging you here, critique me. I've been on the internet for a long time, you're not going to "make me upset" by being harsh. I want to get better, so please, help me, tear my work apart, show me the type of scum I truly am!!!

    So.. Here's what I've done in the past 2 days. I still need to do my two hours today.
    (please excuse me if I make a mistake, I haven't uploaded an image with "attachments" before this)

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    For some odd reason, this is dated December 21, when it was done on the 20th.. Weird. Anyway, everyone is telling me it's fine besides the face. Opinions?

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    I did the mask on the right because I was getting frustrated and decided to do a drawing that I'd actually enjoy to calm down. The woman's face is what got me irritated, I feel like I seriously butchered it.

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    Really happy with the snake head.. Don't like the woman in this one at all though. I didn't use a reference for her, so I suppose that earns me -some- points.. But.. Yuck, no. needs work.

    Lett'er rip!

    *edit*
    Is there a way to change the title? I didn't mean to call it a sketch"boob". It was an honest mistake :/ I don't actually care, but I don't want to get in trouble D:

    I realize my profile picture sucks. I will put on a better one when I make/get given a better one. I don't want to use a Google profile pic.

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    Hrmm, I'd have to agree - the face is a little off. For the body (of the first image) his pose is a little awkward, and the legs are a little skinny. A big, strong man with muscley muscles needs buff legs to stand(and it would make him a little less top heavy feeling)! The way he's holding his axe is a little odd, too, on the right side. It's like he placing his hand on the axe, but still trying to grab it?

    The woman's lips on the second pic are a little too high. If you lowered it a bit you'd be good to go! Go practice and become amazing! And that snake head is pretty darn cool!

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    Bitschi - Thanks for taking the time to reply to my thread! Looking at the axe-guy, I can see what you mean about the legs being skinny. It almost looks like a skinny model-guy's legs on a swimmer or runner D:. I can't really see what you mean by the "awkward pose", but I suppose that's because I haven't trained my eye to spot such things yet. I'll work on it harder the next time I do a full body. I'm not going back to redo him though, as I used a reference there, and it was just practice. ..The way he's holding the axe looks horrible, yes, will pay better attention to arm angle as well as hand shape and positioning next time.
    Because of your face comment, how the lips are too high, I decided to do a zoomed up facial sketch which I intend on doing a practice paint-over later. Thanks for the praise on the snake, I love reptiles (Snakes are reptiles.. Right? *shrug*)

    So I got an advance on my first months salary for next year. Working for my dad is a bonus (I mean actually working, not just chores), so I bought myself a tablet. I've been going a bit crazy with it on paint tool sai, and it has inspired me to not use references anymore. Infact, out of the images I'm about to upload, the only one with a reference is the pencil sketch. ..And the shitty ear. I'm quite proud.. Should I be? Kimino394's Sketchboob of horribleness.

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    This is aforementioned raptor with reference. The reference was cartoony though.

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    The shitty ear. Not happy with it at all, but I'm uploading it because it was the first tablet drawing I did ever. Reference used.

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    A certain furry porn artist practically forced me to paint. Concindering the nature of said artist, I ended up painting an ass. Atleast she has pants?

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    My reference-less face study, which I'm doing because my faces are almost always terrible. Very proud of this, but I still want as much crit as possible, the whole point of this sketchbook is for me to learn, afterall.

    Fire away people. Please, please fire away.

    I realize my profile picture sucks. I will put on a better one when I make/get given a better one. I don't want to use a Google profile pic.

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    The pose awkwardness was probably fueled by how skinny the legs looked ah, and well, maybe the way his left leg is - like it should bend a little, or if you want it to be in the position it's in, you should re-position the foot a little. Haha, and the ear isn't that shitty, I think its pretty dang good!

    Nice butt(haha), though the waist seems to taper a bit too much, from an anatomical point. Though, it could just be your style, but I dunno. The man's eyes are a little on the small side - have you checked out Loomis' Drawing the Head and Hands book? It has excellent techniques on building the head and facial features! There are a few pdf scans of the book online too, if you're unable to get a physical copy.

    Oh! And for your doublepost post, you can go to the edit button on the bottom corner of the post, and choose to delete it! Cheers, hope you had a great holiday, and practice!!


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    An interesting choice for a first tablet drawing, why an ear? hahah
    I'll give you extra bonus for the female figure drawing from imagination. What I would suggest is
    try drawing from reference, then try drawing that pose again from memory, to see what needs to be
    worked some more on. After doing a few of those, you will come out with better figures from imagination.

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    Hey, welcome to CA.org! I think that 'shitty ear' is actually your best work compared to everything else. It seems to have the most accuracy. Anyway, I suggest you start drawing with your arm in full-sweep. Lets see some long, confident, strokes. Especially when working digitally. You can just edit and undo a misplaced line. You seem to have lots of little hairy, fuzzy lines.

    Stick to it!

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    I like the dinosaur and yes i agree the ear is good work but its just one part so its easer to work that out.
    Jonathan is right about the fuzzy lines. I would like to see how your "daily" (not like you have to do it every day or so xD) Anatomy study look like.
    In terms of practice you don't have to do earthing with graycale regardless of if it is pencil ore digital.
    But if you do you can think even more about the volume behind it your pencils look a bit messy right now you should decide if you want to work even more on the drawing ore maby just the quick lines to get down the anatomy.
    keep up the good work! PS i would like to see more colored work

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    Wow! I got so many replies I'll go check out your threads right after I post this, because I'm not a numpty.

    Bitschi - Perhaps I think the ear looks shitty because it isn't VERY close to how the reference looked.. Who knows. I could probably do it better now that I have some practice in.
    The reason the waist tapered like that is because yolo swag. I wanted to go for anatomical accuracy, but after I started the line-art, that happened by accident when I was trying to figure out "perspective" and I thought it looked nice, even if unrealistic, a "happy accident", if you will. So I decided to keep it.
    I realized the guys eyes were too small and fixed them minutes after uploading that post.. That sort of thing always seems to happen XD. Thanks for pointing it out non-the-less. I tried to start painting the face, but it went horribly, so I'm holding it off until a later date.
    ..I haven't seen that book, but I have a lot of books regarding the anatomy of practically everything, both biologically and artistically, the problem is that I don't have a brilliant memory regarding visuals. Words, on the other hand, I have a hard time forgetting.
    Thanks for the tip on deleting the post!!

    Cristina Zabava - I did an ear because it's a complex, interesting shape which I've always found extremely boring and difficult to draw. I decided to test myself by doing the most difficult, yet complete-able image I could come up with AND reference at the same time. It's not fun, but I find I learn the fastest when I'm bored. *shrug* Inspiration doesn't really teach me well.
    I would look at reference, then draw, then wait, then draw again, but I've been drawing from references for years, and the thing is, I wont always have the EXACT reference I want. I'm moving away from using references as far as possible. I understand where you're coming from though, so please don't think I'm disregarding your advice (Most of my reference practice comes from drawing about 30 figures for 1 minute each.)

    Jonathan L. - Well.. Thank you, I guess. It seems most people prefer the ear to my other work. I've been told the thing about doing long, confident strokes over and over by many teachers, yet I never seem to end up doing it if I don't consciously think about it. Perhaps I should put a sticky note up.. In my next upload batch, I'll try to include at-least one example with said confident strokes, if you all think they look better, I'll practice them until they become automatic.

    RoteRonja - I'm still trying to find my own "style" or "method" so I'm not actually sure yet if I'm going to be working in greyscale, or going straight to colour. Still, thanks for the thoughts on that. I think I'll try both methods a few more times before I decide. I don't do anatomy studies that often anymore, as I'm not really interested in making my characters look like they've jumped out of a biology book. I put cloths on most of my characters, so you can't really even see the muscles, what this means is, I only really need a "basic" understanding of anatomy, which I have. Though I still need to work on it XD. I'll upload an anatomy study one of these days.
    You'll be seeing some coloured work in this post, though it's not particularly brilliant.

    'ere we go!

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    So this right here is just some shading practice using a seemingly random outline. The goal was to create a face. If you're interested in seeing the challenge for yourself, the link is here: http://design-a-character.deviantart...es-4-154916974
    Obviously my second one isn't finished, and I haven't started on any of the others.

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    This was today's warmup, just a few random scribbles from my head without any references or anything. There was no "goal" here, I just wanted to loosen up a little. Still, I'm not entirely unhappy with how everything turned out.

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    Just a "cutie" goblin I did to test out the water colour brush. The goblin on the right was changed a bit using layers. I'm not sure which one I prefer.. Most people I've spoken to seem to like the left one more.

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    This is just a little teaser for the first artwork I'm doing on the tablet that I'm actually taking seriously. It's no-where near done, but it's going alright so far. Feel free to comment and critique what you can see so far.

    Have at me, tear me a new one, gogogo, crit you fools!

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    I realize my profile picture sucks. I will put on a better one when I make/get given a better one. I don't want to use a Google profile pic.

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    I don't feel well, so I don't really have much to say. Just going to do the uploads.

    Chester Bennington.
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    Friend from overseas.
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    Hair.
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    The fur is driving me bonkers. I need help with it.
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    I realize my profile picture sucks. I will put on a better one when I make/get given a better one. I don't want to use a Google profile pic.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=273342 <---- My Sketchbook
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