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    Aya's sketchbook

    Hi!

    I think it's a very good platform to improve art skills, so here is my sketches.. )

    And I'll try to post as many as I can, I guess I'm kinda stuck so I need a boost!

    Let's draw!)

    (Cover image is newest)

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    Wow! How long have you been drawing for? You capture the female form with great skill and sensuality

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    thanks for comment!

    I've been drawing since childhood, went to art school when I was 13.. That mean it's more than 10 years already! OMG, I'm improving soo slowly -_-'

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    beautiful sketches and such a lovely way to use the pencil!

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    Very awesome. Love the lighting schemes and your stuff in pen. Everything looks flawless.

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    Some more sketches..
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    Oh, sorry for the quality -_-

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    Welcome~! Amazing stuff you've got here. I'm really loving the Thom Yorke "Lotus Flower" drawings. Dancing with that man is on my bucket list.

    Looking forward to more.

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    Trying to render emotions and exaggerate a bit
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    hi

    Nice start

    Are you aiming to draw figure from mind ?

    Even if you want always draw from model, some structure , proportions knowledge will always have benefits.

    Also be sure to check and recheck proportions.
    The last one 's hair seems a bit small (the overall mass)

    gl with your nexts

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    Oh, i see now, thanks for advice!

    Yeah, i have problem with drawing from mind, that's why i'm practicing studies from photos. I'll pay more attention to proportions next time! Thanks.

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    Great job here, I love your pen poses, and the portraits are very good.

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    Ah if you wanna get better at drawing from mind, practice drawing from mind more than studying photos! For me studying photos well... compliments my imagination stuff rather than over taking it. I think it improves things like proportions and form but if your'e studying just photos its not forcing you to think of the other photos you've studied and the form you got from them.

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    I don't know if it's ok to upload this kind of works here, cause it's not a sketch, but anyway, here's my last piece - it's just personal illustration.
    I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone,
    Comment and critiques are very welcome =)
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    Very nice work so far. Yes it's okay to post colored illustrations in here btw

    One thing I will say about the mermaid is that it seems to lake as much depth because the whole figure is very detailed. I can see where the fin/tail area is less developed so I'd say really push that contrast.

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    Thanks for comment, Disciplette! I thought to keep focal point on the face (and sword may be), that's why I decided not to give so many details on the tail, but maybe I should..

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    Hi Aya-kun,

    Your pencil work is really impressive, then I saw your digital mermaid piece and its just as impressive. If you want to get out of your comfort zone I think your going to have to push a little harder

    Also its always nice to see another Radiohead fan (I assume you are anyway).

    Thanks for visiting my sketchbook and keep it up, need to see more.

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    Radiohead rules =)

    Thanks for comment.

    Most of my personal illustrations made with contour, so in this piece I tried to avoid it as much as I can, next one would be better!

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    Awesome pencil sketches And the mermaid looks pretty sweet. Can't wait to see more!

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    I like the expressions here
    I undestand you noticed my lack of expression in the last heads

    Mermaid is nice too (and of course you can post anything in your own sb)
    but personally, i would not do such crisp edges all over her. The tail part could be less crisp, since it's farther from the viewer.

    gl with your nexts

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    Thanks, guys! I'm glad you like it!

    I'm continuing practice facial expressions
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    Great sketches, especially like your figure drawings. With the mermaid, I am far from being an expert but I think adding more water details like light reflections some small plants or little animals could bring this painting alive Great job overall thou, can't wait to see more

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    Thanks for comment, Lorehly, Yeah, I thought about plants and creatures, but I spend too mush time on this piece, so I decided just leave it as is. Next one will be better!

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    Scales on the tail are amazing!

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    Wow your sketchbook is cool! You sure have some talent. The mermaid is nice. May I ask you a question? When you draw the mermaid in digital, are you starting with black and white first or you just go all the way with picking color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by springofsea View Post
    Wow your sketchbook is cool! You sure have some talent. The mermaid is nice. May I ask you a question? When you draw the mermaid in digital, are you starting with black and white first or you just go all the way with picking color?
    Thanks for comment, springofsea, btw, I have gif that illustrated my process for mermaid
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    I'm so embarrassed, cause I just made it for fun and I don't have strict algorithm yet.. Sometimes I start with color, sometimes with lines and sometimes with black and white..

    Did I answered your question?

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    Yes you did! No worries, I too have no strict algorithm yet, I'm still in learning process so i'm trying out this and that to see which one suit me well

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