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    hello peers from CA.org, I've been a member since some years but I never participating on the interaction, 2014 is coming to an end and I started a couple of months the Learn! workshop and it's great, know I want to star a journal and to have a communication with the community.

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    Here a challenge I made myself watching Proko's video of drawing the head from 3/4 perspective.

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    second part of te hundred heads
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    Here are a couple of life drawings from friday.
    I decided I gonna use only ink during 2015, people say it can make you improve faster than pencil, cause ink doesn't forgive, let's see.

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    More life figure drawings, now I'm doing these from the beggining with ink, so I can do it with more confidence.

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    Practicing circles and elipses

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    Good work here! Liking that hard dedication to studying with those heads, and the life studies are good, you just need to do more and you'll get confident in time. Keep up those studies!

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    Thanks Gali, with my massive ADD it's really hard to do this studies
    Later I'll focus on more imaginative stuff.
    life drawings every week
    And try to post crazy stuff everyday.
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    Take it easy, don't overdo yourself.

    I have a hard time trying to do any work precisely because of beating myself up. Don't do what I do on that.

    Imagination would be a great way to go, so I hope to see what you do with that! And crazy is always good.

    I should do crazy too, and not be so strict on getting perfect. Looking forward to more from you.

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    You actually did the 100 heads, congratulation! The gestures are nice, and doing them with a permanent medium will help you progress faster. Keep it up!

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    Life figure drawing session from two weeks ago.

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    Hello motato.

    Good to see those repeated practices. It's a good way to build confidence.
    I have done similar when I started many years ago. As soon as I got confident (not perfect) I would start pushing it around.
    For example, after several 3/4 heads I would start imagining the head from another (unfamiliar) angle, say from above and to one side.
    It is a good way to start your imaginary art, by using what you already know but from a different angle.
    Imagining art always reveals what you have retained from your observations. It is the ability to manipulate what you have studied into something ideal (to what you want).
    The more one practices the more one learns to see as to opposed to just recognizing.
    Pushing into the unfamiliar is always challenging and very rewarding.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Really appreatiate your comment Peter Luke
    I'm really focused on fundamentals and master studies, I need to do more from imagination, you're right it really shows the progress of what I have learned.
    right now I'm doing siluoetes from pictures and paintings, I think I lack the skill of drawing/painting a figure with simple forms and still look dynamic.

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    Office doodles

    Practicing silhouettes and quick/bad comp
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    hello there. I really like the drawings you did in ink on post #4.

    You seem to lose some of the weight in the later ones. By this I mean the limbs seem to get unbalanced and such. You said something about switching to using only ink?

    If you where using a pencil for a guide in #4, try doing the same with ink. It feels to me like the later drawings are getting constricted to your early construction lines, losing their weight. Let yourself make mistakes and have to adjust with the ink. It can add a lot to it. You can also draw lighter lines with practice.

    Keep up the persistence. If you have the drive to draw 100 heads in the same view I know you can keep pushing yourself with figure drawings in ink!

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    Interesting doodles. Interpreting doodles is much like interpreting dreams.
    #1 Ha ha. You must have been extremely relaxed.
    #2 I sense a stance of defiance to authority

    Long time ago I've practiced silhouettes with black ink and paintbrush.
    I would do B&W (tonal dropouts) of portraits, much like your avatar. It was lots of fun. I especially liked doing bearded hermits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cn3wton View Post
    hello there. I really like the drawings you did in ink on post #4.

    You seem to lose some of the weight in the later ones. By this I mean the limbs seem to get unbalanced and such.

    If you where using a pencil for a guide in #4, try doing the same with ink.
    Thanks, I know what you mean, limbs are one of the parts of the body I still fail a looooot, what I also need it's to learn a bit more of contructive and gesture drawing, specific on limbs (arms and legs). Thanks for the feedback, I'll apply it.
    I also think I have to see more the negative space which I constantly neglet it, I'm a lazy fucker

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    Interpreting doodles is much like interpreting dreams.
    #1 Ha ha. You must have been extremely relaxed.
    #2 I sense a stance of defiance to authority

    I would do B&W (tonal dropouts) of portraits, much like your avatar. It was lots of fun. I especially liked doing bearded hermits.
    I shall do more doodles and you can interpret them and make a funny story of randomness
    Thanks for the comment

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    Learning to paint with ink, watercolor and instant coffee.
    And with this drawing I see more clearly about my need to study the limbs

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    Nice sketchbook motato, I especially enjoyed the ink figure drawings. I look forward for more!

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    New figure drawings.
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    Hi motato.

    It's good to see you are still drawing figures. It takes a while to get the proportions right even without any foreshortening.

    Do you you have a poster/photocopy of the proportions for the human anatomy at hand when sketching?
    I always have another look at my copy whenever I have any doubts.

    If you don't have a reference, you can find several reference images through an Internet search engine.
    Try these key phrases: human anatomy proportions, or human factor engineering dimensions.
    These references will help to keep the drawing of the human anatomy looking correct.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Luke View Post
    Hi motato.
    Do you you have a poster/photocopy of the proportions for the human anatomy at hand when sketching? I always have another look at my copy whenever I have any doubts.
    I have one, but never use it, I'll carry it next in every SB. I can see how much having a proporiton reference can help.

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    I know I'm posting figure studies as I'm so focus in this subject matter, and it can get boring, I'll try to post different stuff

    Last night figure drawing, the fist one was a study before doing the one with watercolor, first time using during a life session.

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    Wow. What a difference. I like the shadow colors used.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks, I'll use it for an collective exposition, no that pro but it get into my CV
    Thanks for passing by
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    Third watercolor drawing I have ever done, pretty happy with it.

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    A master study of a couple of weeks ago from the Level Up program
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    Quick doodle from memory of a illustration of another artist.
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    Hey man thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. To answer your question, I start my characters by picking a theme and looking up as much reference as I can before I start to paint.

    Cool stuff you have here. You are on the right track with the figure drawing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saraiva View Post
    Hey man thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. To answer your question, I start my characters by picking a theme and looking up as much reference as I can before I start to paint.

    Cool stuff you have here. You are on the right track with the figure drawing!
    Thanks Saraiva, I need to start creating stuff and don't get stuck with copying gonna start with something small
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