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    The Aubergine Sketchbook

    Hello to everyone! I decided to finally leave the lurker life behind me and try to introduce myself and my drawing attempts to the people on this forum. I will start posting random stuff here and, maybe with some critique, it will help me get more focused on learning and improving my skills.

    A little something about me first. I am a 24 y old ecology graduate, but have been an art lover since I was little (my mother is a painter). I used to draw a lot (for fun) until I went to college, then I took a long break. However, I wanted to continue drawing as a hobby so at one moment I decided to take some art classes. Done this for two years and was kinda dissapointed because, although there was some improvement, I still lacked technical knowledge. As a consequence of an unfortunate event in my life, I started to reconsider what I wanted to do from now on. I am still not sure, but I have started taking art more seriously and plan on investing a lot of time into building some fundamental skills.

    Currently, I only use traditional mediums (graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastels), but I also played a little with digital(photoshop) and plan on buying a low budget tablet sometime in the near future.
    I draw a lot of portraits (love them) and I'm very noob with figure drawing (those art classes were all about still life), so be gentle

    So here are some random sketches and studies and.. stuff

    edit: changed first picture.
    second edit: time for digital to shine.
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    your abe study is very structrual and looks good, but there is big constrast between that one and the one drawing below that looks very flat. I have an issue with this myself.
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    Thanks!

    The drawing right below Mr. Abe was a very fast sketch. I was very messy with that one and didn't pay enough attention to forms. I often do that unfortunately. I am trying to transition from copying what I see and thinking in 3d (form). It's very confusing sometimes, so I screw up
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    I was very impressed by a sculpture I saw a few months ago called Bedouin (by Phillipe Faraut), so I tried to draw it in charcoal. Doesn't look too much like the original though.
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    Good study gesture, body and portrait !! Keep it up !!
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    You are 're-starting' with a good level of understanding, keep drawing!! I like the sculpture study, just watch the anatomy, the placement of the ears seems a bit out, should be closer to the top of the eyes, and ending at the bottom of the nose (generally).
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    I love these drawings alot! They have such a sense of depth and volume to them , I can see it in the gestures alone. Must of had a ton of practice on 3d shapes. I could learn so much from you alone lol!
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    Your drawings are great!! The first and the last one are very good.
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    I tend to be fast and messy too. Its something that we just have to work on.
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    I love that Bedouin sketch You're not noobish at all!
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    Thank you for the comments everyone!

    @iloostrader: yeah, I really have to pay more attention to anatomy and not rush the drawing so much without checking that. I know both Abe and the Bedouin have wrong ears (I reaaally dont like ears - should sktech some more of them).

    @OdinPen: actually, I think I don't practice enough 3d shapes Hope that will change soon... Glad you like them though

    @Vatina: I still have so much to learn, especially when it comes to figure drawing. Thank you!


    This week I scribbled a lot, but still wasn't as focused on figure drawing as I wanted to. Will post some stuff as soon as I take some photos.
    Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=277664

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    So here are some sketches from last week. I am just starting with Loomis mannequins and heads. Some are kinda stiff (?) I think and I skipped the first horrible ones . I also threw in a sculpture sketch (the lady with the bow) and some still life (not too keen on this one). The last one is my first attempt at watercolour portrait, though it ended up grayish cause I'm afraid of strong colour

    Reference for portrait: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/d...er=2643&camID=
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    Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=277664

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    Great work. The last picutre cought me the most as that simple light-blue colour in the eye really brought the picture to life. Please keep going.
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