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    Practice Makes Perfect // Sketchbook That Will (Hopefully) Keep Me Motivated

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    Hello everyone!

    My name is Alexia, and I have been doing art for a very long time quite casually. I take commissions on Gaia, do anime stuff, that sort of thing. Recently, I have decided that I want to try to get into my art college that is in my home town. I love the creative process, and I would eventually love to be a teacher with in depth knowledge of art so I can apply that creativity to students of all shapes and sizes. I really find that the Canadian school system is so laser focused on maths and sciences, that kids start to forget how to use the creative part of their brains, which is a huge factor in problem solving, and dealing with the real world...

    ANYWAYS. Off political views. I am hoping to make myself accountable over the next few months and really apply myself and my art here. I think you guys here are all fantastic, and it will be super helpful to get some outside opinions. I need a lot of work!

    Practice Makes Perfect // Sketchbook That Will (Hopefully) Keep Me Motivated

    This is my most recent sketch I did. Late last night I decided to redo a drawing from 2011 or so, and came up with this. I know it looks pretty bad now, but I've come a long way! Of course waking up now I see that the arm is quite long...and things seem a little smooshed. But if you guys have anything to add, I would be extremely grateful! I'm pretty lost at uploading images, so I really hope it's not a big image on here. We'll see~


    Thanks for listening to my rant!

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    I'll end the night with a quick dragon doodle thing? Trying out different colour combos. :3

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    Hello! I'm currently trying to improve my art too I like your drawings on here so far, but if I can offer some constructive advice;

    In the first image, when you draw figures it's nice to try creating more of a sense of depth by doing things like adding a twist in the torso (try turning the shoulders or hips away or towards the viewer). You could also try things like bringing the arm (the one where he's flexing his muscles) forward, angling that slightly more towards the viewer so that it it appears bigger and adds depth and interest to the drawing. I hope that makes sense, I'm not too good at explaining what I mean

    In the second drawing, the shapes and colour palette you have work well, but I think it could use some more contrast to really bring out the shapes.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Thank you so much Hunchdebunch! I think that those are great ideas. Posing is some of the worst things I struggle with.

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    Hunchdebunch has some good points. Try doing some drawings from life of some foreshortened postures as well, because when you draw your subject straight forward or directly to the side, it can have a tendency to look flat. This is something I've been trying to work past recently, and drawing from life has helped immensely.

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    Thank you Cabaret! I tried doing some from life poses...I still feel a little stiff, but hopefully that will get better.
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    Sure thing! Like the title says, practice makes perfect. ~

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    I did some fun exercises tonight! They're below. :3 I was checking CTRL Paint, and these were useful suggestions!
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    For the pixar study, I just paused the movie and drew from that. Pretty happy with these actually! Huzzah! Expression! With practice, hopefully I can apply it to imagination...

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    Some more quick life sketches. I know about the last one...I didn't map the arm properly! Haha

    My scanner also sucks. ;n;

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    I haven't gotten to do too much today, but here is some quick clothing ideas for something I'm working on. :3

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    Lovely figure drawings- keep it up! I really like your quick clothing designs; stylistically they're very simple, but they get across all the information you need in quick design sketches. The colour schemes and overall shapes created by the outfits come across really well.

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    Thanks so much Hunch!

    Here's some more gesture/figure drawings. I really liked these!

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    Here's a small project I'm working on! I can't remember the last time I painted...well...blocks. To make a building. It's pretty excited.

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