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    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

    Hey guys I`m a 14 year old guy that got real into drawing about 2-4 weeks ago. Yeah its not long time ago, but I love drawing wanna work with it when i get older. Anyway, I`m from sweden and thought that this would be good motivation, and I can see how I improve. I currently do drawings of real life photos, almost just faces, I got bad faces.


    EDIT: Im 16 now as you can tell, and I had to delete some pictures, had like 25 meg on the photobucket thingie. I am a deleted boy

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    Profil,
    Before you go crosshatching, try the shapes concept (idea).
    Look at everything as a shape.
    For instance, a computer monitor is comprised of a giant cube and depending on the shape some circles in the back and on the bottom supports. A lightbulb is a circle with a rectangular stem for the screw. Build onto the shapes, then keep building.

    Crosshatching, I to am still getting the hang of it. It's a lot harder than it seems it would be. Start light (light as possible!) shading the same value in one direction, to make your values darker, do the same light value over the first one except in a different direction. The direction of the hatch depends on how you want the drawing to look, the curves, etc. Just practice. At 14, I wasn't doing that. I was out partying and skateboarding. Stick with it! You're solid.

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    nice

    nice start for drawing for two weeks.

    try to get a book called "Drawing on the right side of the brain" by betty edwards. It will help you an incredible amount by teaching you how to see clearly.

    Learning how to see is most important. later comes techniques like cross hatching.

    practice drawing things in long, smooth lines, not short jagged ones. Once you can do that, you know your getting better.

    There really is no quick fix to cross hatching, just keep on practiceing.
    Cross hatching usualy consists of a bunch of paralell lines of 9-11 strokes called a set being overlaped by another set at a slight angle, a 90 degree angle, or anywhere in between. Just keep on working at it tryin different directions, sizes, angles, and even stroke direction (like drawing towards you or away from you).

    you will eventually find a set that feels comfortable. consistancy is key. don't make the sets too short... it usualy doesn't work too well.

    draw draw draw.

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    patternagainst: here is the partys mostly about drinking and.... well they drink to they puke... well they talk and then they drink some more...... I dont like alcohol....

    misterjc: yeah I got a problem with long lines, my hand is kinda shaky so it gets like a shaky line... well the next pages will probaly be looking at objects and just drawing the forms with long lines.

    Thanks guys

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    A potrait of a friend (wich didnt get so alike but oh well):
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

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    Reference used:
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    Loomis!
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    10-20 min sketch (used ref for john travolta) at least it looks like someone...:
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

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    Some drawin I made:
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

    Ref:
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    From stockholm session, with Dcept, Leopoldo and his wife and his brother Lee. Hurricane was also there :
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    Electric eraser rocks

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    great pics profil! BUT im not leopoldos brother we are not related i'm not realted to anyone at this weekend lol

    dont stop drawing, keep on checking the books and life for practise...and draw studies everyday !

    EDIT: thats better

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    I will study the face so much so I dont want to draw it anymore or something....
    I will wait with the body, I want to be able to put some character to the.... characther first.

    P.S Sorry for bad spelling and grammar

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    Good going, Profil! Keep up, and you'll kick hella ass in no time!
    I especially like the skinny guy with the heavily shaded cheeks. The shading around his eyes turned out sweet!

    One tip: Try not to line the lips, but push them out with shading instead; like Hurricane told you concerning noses.

    d-C

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    ah thanks mate.
    Will try that one.

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    Your last few sketches show progress for sure, I think you need to practice showing more value,

    drawing a sphere and shade it in using all values, from white to black. the light source isn't completely important, what is important that you push your conforbility with values and tones.

    keep it up profil!

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    I call this my sick update because I'm sick:

    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."
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    EDIT: they may look a bit like hurricanes pictures, I`m trying out that technique

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    hhahaha, profil, funny stuff

    great job, good that you analyze yourself, but you need to go darker/lighter in all your pics.. need to push the value of the tones harder...take a mirror, sit infront of the window (during the day) and rotate your head, try to see the dark parts versus the light parts..

    and i tried a overpaint on one of your sketches, i did it really fast so i hope you understand what im trying to say with it... think of the face like planes (as i told you in stockholm, but i guess a pic explains it better)
    i kept your anatomi structure as a base, cus maybe you understand it better if i do

    here it is!
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

    good luck and dont stop drawing man!


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    ah thanks mate. I didnt think about planes when I did those... hmm... just tried too look at the picture.
    I`m writing that out, thanks for taking the time.

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    Did this while watching hurricans picture:
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

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    there ya go you really thinking about it now !
    i thin you have a good start and allreddy show some progression some one suggested drawing on the right side of the brain up there ..i suggest it too every one i know tha thas gone though the exersizes has really really improved verry quickly !that and it will give you a pretty brodrange of terms and ideas keep going mate ! do it every day with out stoping

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    thanks liam.c Really like your sketchtes.
    I will look into that book, heard much about it.

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    Try drawing with your whole arm instead of moving just your wrist. It will give your lines more confidence and make them look less sketchy. (I know, i have the same problem myself.)

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    I really gotta start drawin more, but I got plenty of school work this and the next week. But I will try draw more.
    EDIT: I love the ballpoint pen

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    oh you can try some of the feng exersizes to get your muscles to listen to you when you want to make a streight line and elipse/circle .. jsut make soem dots on a page and go form one to the next in a solid stright line then try the same thing makeing circles and curves .... sinc eyou jsut started your body is probly not used to movieng and controling your limbs in this way so you will build up a physical memory that way .then i suggest movien on toe th esuggesteion form the fella above .. do basic shapes circle triangle square ... then go to cube sphere piramid cilinder .... then head on to waht davi suggested and render them with full values .. also look up the words and such and get as comfortable with the terms as you possably can <this will help alot when people make suggestions and your try to learn form tuts >the betty edwards book will really get you firmiliar with all the tearms and various tecniques .another book thats great for beginers for quick refrence and a verry simple intro to construction is how to draw the marvel way .. its not the best but i think since it has verry limited and simple format its verry user frendly <not over whenlming at all and a bit fun too >eventualy <and it wont take too long > you will start seeing things as their basic shapes and you will be able to make out diffrent surfaces of those shapes and it will be verry easy to apply light <and lack of light > to them

    keep going main thing is do it eveyr dya no matter waht evne if you little boged down with school and such kik out a couple shapes and such and above all have fun with it
    <i thin you have a good start and are doing well mate keep going >

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    some reference picture from a fashion magazine:
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."
    face is a bit crooked.

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    damn photobucket ><
    oh well heres 2
    fast ref I didnt feel like drawin today:
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    planes thingie:
    "Eh, well.... I know how to look good...."

    I got tips now of learning the body anatomy first and such and same time.
    I think I will do it at the same time.
    and I gotta learn the basic shapes and start to render them before I render faces and learn the lines of the face first.

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    red x:es m8 !


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    fixed. and read edit.

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    body study (loomis and another site, going to print out loomis till tomorrow)
    (Im glad that everyone said that I should start with learning the body anatomy, because I thought it was just boring to draw just heads, so I didnt feel like drawin, but now I do, just a shame that that was my last paper of my sketchbook, going to stockholm tomorrow to buy a new one)
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