Sketchbook: The road to become a visual story Teller by Joseph A. (Thejmansproductions)
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    The road to become a visual story Teller by Joseph A. (Thejmansproductions)

    Hey my name is Joseph, I am 19 and I want to become a visual story teller. I am currently studying animation which isn't going too well as my school doesn't really teach the fundamentals. I started drawing just over 8 months ago by launching a project called "sketch a day" on my Facebook fan page (I used to run a YouTube channel with a couple of thousand subscribers) here is the link if of you care to check it out: https://www.facebook.com/TheJmansproductions?ref=hl

    The aim was to upload a sketch every single day (DUH GENIUS)to track my progress. This has helped me get my feet off the ground and start drawing but I think I am tackling this whole thing wrong. School isn't helping a part from the life drawing classes as the classes are too big, the teachers just talk for a long period of time and don't do demos and they are caught up in being experimental all the time. I WANT TO LEARN THE RULES SO I CAN BREAK THEM AND MAKE MY OWN. Don't get me wrong I shouldn't be blaming anyone but myself as at the end of the day it is my dream not theirs. I could be putting in so much more work than I am doing now.

    Recently I have been feeling horrible. This is due to my lack of congruence I am talking about big dreams and goals and yet my actions don't reflect the life I want to lead. I've got to put an end to this NOW. I stumbled upon this website due to some art you-tubers I follow. I started looking through some of the sketchbooks... WOW. The dedication on this is insane. Looking through some of these sketchbook has been life changing.

    First MindCandyMan (Jonathan Hardesty), I glanced through his sketchbook and read some articles on him. This mans story is incredible. Another one is Pou. I spend a a few hours reading through every post in her sketchbook WOW awesome stuff.Such passion, energy and commitment. I was soo amazed I almost cried looking through her sketchbook. Finally Algenpfleger his sketchbook was... life changing. I spent the last 5 days reading every single post in his 145 page sketchbook. A 19 year old kid (same age as me) that was set out on a mission to improve by any means necessary. NO ONE can read that entire thing and not get out thinking that hard work and dedication doesn't pay off. Talent does exist but if that talented person isn't picking up the pencil it doesn't mean anything. He was committed, putting in those hours everyday till his consistency turned into momentum and a year later he was pretty much at professional level.

    So I want to go down this road of working hard, making mistakes, making rivals and just having fun. Isn't that what we are all here for at the end of the day. So if you are interested in seeing me journey through this road (probably tripping up a lot) be sure to critique my honestly. I want to treat this as if I am starting over again.

    Here are some things that I did over that 8 month period. I'll try to start posting daily from March 1st (2014)
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    Hey, nice start to your sketchbook. I would suggest you do more anatomy-proportion/construction studies, like the ones from the Loomis book, and then try and apply that to your own stuff. Then you can check out the anime you are drawing and see how the artist goes away from the standard figure.
    Good luck!

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    Razvanb08 thanks. I will do. I just want to finish a book called drawing on the right side of the brain then I want to jump right back on anatomy-proportion/construction studies and stick to it.

    Sketch A Day project: https://www.facebook.com/TheJmansproductions?ref=hl
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    I thought it was about time I should post lol. Time to start posting daily even if it's small. I've gotta start somewhere.

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    Hey man! Neat stuff so far . And welcome to the grind ^^.
    The only crit id have atm is that you don't seem to have a focus point right now. Copying characters and such is great fun, but if you want to make those big leaps in skill. You'll need to tackle fundamental basics. The loomis books are books that people always recommend and is a great read. Drawing the figure out and measuring over and over again and looking at how everything '' flows '' together is good, try to see common themes ( repetition ). Such as for example, the 45 degree down from the middle of the clavicle ( the roundish bone bellow your throat, can't remember the exact name ) to find the nipples for example. Small things like this builds up over time.

    Gl ^^.

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    @Mrkolsyrad Thanks. I have one of Lommis' books heads and hands. I haven't started using it yet. You are right about focus which is why I'm just going to be focusing on understanding anatomy step by step.

    I'm going to be going slow and steady with this sketchbook for the next few months. Things will pick up late in June. Adding some muscles to the skulls.

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    Neat And thx for stopping by my sketchbook and for you kind words!
    Remember to wrap the muscles around the form. If you want books on anatomy. Then I HIGHLY recommend George B. Bridgman - Constructive anatomy and the human machine. He explains in good detail on how the muscles move too! It seems to me tho that anatomy is something that takes decades to learn to draw from imagination, and even then not perfectly. But especially since you're working traditionally atm id highly recommend those books, he touches on pretty much every single muscle. and the bones.

    Edit. Also, perhaps my fav is '' michael hampton figure drawing design and invention ''. I think that there's a free Ebook on the interwebs, I am not sure tho since I bought it. But should be easy to find .

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    Continue studies from the Structure of man I need to stay on this. Name:  IMG_1855.JPG
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