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    Trying to stay encouraged and consistant.

    Hello everyone.

    I'm an aspiring animator looking to make my way some how into the video game industry. I realized after finishing school that having a strong traditional background is pretty important especially when it involves pre-production and I've always wanted to improve as an artist over all just haven't had the drive nor the motivation to stay consistent. After seeing the sketch book of someone who started here in 2002 and has become a great artist, I definitely felt motivated to try and do the same so hopefully this will happen for me and I hope some of you will come along for the journey.

    My biggest goal for now is getting better at posing so that I can improve my animations and I'm definitely more inclined to learning human characters so I plan to stick to a lot of figure drawing and anatomy studies. So..with that being said here is my first drawing.

    Not to nit pick on my work but the biggest thing I notice is I'm an outliner. I feel the need to outline to keep the shape of everything and you can kind of see that. I probably spent maybe an hour on this one.

    Trying to stay encouraged and consistant.
    skecth_03182014 by decore79, on Flickr

    Trying to stay encouraged and consistant.
    Art Models by decore79, on Flickr

    I'm going to be consistent and more importantly and going to try and actually learn more as well cause I'm tired of being stuck in the same spot when it comes to my drawing.

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    I decided to go with photoshop today my last one was on bristol. I spent about an hour with it. It's been a while since I've worked with my tablet. I get pretty lost when it comes to proportions and details always trying to figure out what to do next.

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    Decided to do some hand studies today. I tried my best to get some details going in the hand. I feel somewhat good about it. Name:  hands_sketch_01.jpg
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    Tried my hand at quickpose.com found a lot of fun in it but I definitely felt some fatigue. I decided to go ahead and still do some more figure drawing didn't spend as much time as I usually do. I also decided to draw later on in the day yesterday after seeing a picture of one my favorite fighting game characters. You may be able to guess who he is.

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    The scanner doesn't quite pick up everything. I've been using a 2H pencil on bristol. I feel like it's best for getting the gesture and shape but I might just start using a color pencil or hb instead.

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    Going to work on some anatomy this week decided to start with the arms. I also did quick poses and plan to continue that.

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    Continuing my Anatomy sketches this is the leg muscles.

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    Kind of rushed today didn't really work as long as I would have liked to on this torso.

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    I've been slacking on the drawing due to things happening this week trying to get back into the swing of things. I'll probably try doing a lot of quick poses for the rest of the week. Wish I could know the difference between going in the right direction or just playing about..any here are some quick poses I did while pausing some fighting game matches I was looking at.

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    Did some quick poses on quickposes.com going to get back into doing some more animation...walk cycle..yaah!! :/

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    Decided to go back into some more fighting game quick posses might recognize some of the characters moves...maybe.

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    Did some more quick poses from another fighting game this week. Don't quite know which direction to go in this week I definitely want to try stuff with more detail. I have fun with doing the poses though.

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    I think the sketches in post #9 are looking really cool and fluid. You should try and keep posting more of those fast gesture drawings! Keep it up!

    SKETCHBOOK: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...1770&p=3729048

    I once went to buy macaroni and came back with no macaroni, a new tablet, and monitor, so yeah, I can be impulsive.
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    @thejamesbanks

    Thanks I'm definitely going to take the advice I was starting to feel like it was going to be that kind of week

    I didn't really feel like drawing at all today but I wanted to stay consistent so I decided more quick poses would be best. You might notice who this character is. There is a really awesome fan made fighting game circulating around at the moment that has him and his cohorts. I can only hope that maybe one day I'll be able to do something just as wonderful.

    I've been trying to keep the mind set of not going back and forth with my pencil noticing many of the advanced artist are so sure in their stroke I wanted to be more sure in mine.


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    Did some warrior poses from quickpose.com today and man is it a work out!! The last few poses I started to feel some pain in my drawing shoulder - what is that about?! I definitely feel like I started off strong feels like I'm making some improvements - time will tell.

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    Did some more quick poses today from quickposes.com. I was a 3rd of the way through when I realized I was drawing with a 2H pencil. It doesn't really pick up well in the scanner so I went over them doing my best not to alter the original sketch in anyway.

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    I didn't post yesterday but I've still been working on quick poses. I think I'm going to stick with it for the rest of the month that way I'm not up and down about what do to the next week. I figure I won't put every pose I do up rather the ones that seem to read the best.

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    Decided to stay away from the warrior themes today and do some regular poses. I've been working at 60s mostly might try going to 90s tomorrow see what the differences are.


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    I've been still working on my quick poses just didn't get a chance to post till today. I did some poses at 90 in the first three and did the new poses at 60 again.

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    More poses . Probably going to go back to the warrior style poses tomorrow.

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    Got back into the warrior poses today I did this on at 60s but I think I might try 90 with the warrior poses as they are a lot more things then just the body involved with the drawings.

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    I did some more warrior poses on 90s today. Probably going to get into to more figure drawing next week work on some more detail. I have no idea how to get rid of an the attachment that I thought was gone..and I figured it out


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    I would love to say that I haven't posted in a week but I've been working on stuff still..that would be false. I have to admit ; I felt like gestures were easier to do, and they didn't require much time. I made up a weak excuse for myself and basically did nothing..I didn't feel super guilty but I wasn't going to let another week pass..well another day out of the week pass before I started to draw again.

    So here it is. I decided to do 3 quick pose gestures of my model(http://www.quickposes.com/library/view/FFD%20F%20Nude) at 60s and then I chose what I felt was the best of the 3. Unfortunately, I didn't scan the pose I liked the best so can't give the comparison but I will remember next time.

    Spent close to an hour on this one. I did as much detail as I possibly could. I'm not much of a risk taker when it comes to detail as I feel it can ruin something that in my eyes looks presentable. I know about pushing yourself but often times my biggest fear is that it will ruin the effort already put forth. I especially worried about this during school.


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    I feel ok about this one. I had a tough time trying to do the foot on the right side just couldn't seem to get it. Think I'm going to take a few days next week and work on some shading see what it does for my details. I went a bit to dark on the right shoulder area. I tried my best to fix things based on the negative space but I struggle with getting it correct. The quick pose on the bottom was the one I chose to go into detail with. I'm noticing that I feel comfortable with choosing the last pose don't know if this is going to be a trend.


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    I decided to do a frontal pose this time. I've done this pose before and I like it a lot so I decided to try my hand at giving it some detail. I chose the pose on the left. I didn't realize the head was positioned improperly but I went with it and by the time I realized it was to late to correct the mistake. The planning process is so important best to get everything in its place before you start to add detail.

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    I didn't take as much time with this one but I felt like it still came out fairly well. I didn't quite get the proportions correct and I definitely misjudged the spacing between the girl and the box. This time I chose my first quick pose to add detail to which is to the left..thought I going to be stuck in the third pose twilight zone for a minute.

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    My resolve is pretty much wavering at this point. I've been unable to push myself at all this week and I barely got anything done last week. I have been doing a couple doodles this week and I added one but I don't feel like it very effective as its something I've always done when the feeling hits.

    I've been pretty tired lately and I've got other projects going all of which I've been behind on. I feel like if I can't do this effectively there isn't really a reason to keep this up. Dedicating an hour shouldn't be a big deal I'm going to try and muster up some strength tomorrow and get something done but I'm feeling out of it.

    These are two sketches I worked on last week and a similar doodle that I've done several times before.

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