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    Ploshy's Sketchbook

    Hello! I am a 19 year old aspiring artist looking to improve my art. I only decided to take art seriously around a year ago seeing how people are able to make a living doing this. That's when I decided I wanted to do this the rest of my life because art is so much fun to make. I have been inspired by movies such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and think animation is my primary goal. Kim Jung-Gi, Ashley Woods, and Wesley Burt have also been an inspiration for me. I plan to try and update everyday so stay tuned! Advice, critiques, and anything you think is useful that will help me is welcomed!
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    Welcome to the forum

    Remember, no matter what happens or how you feel keep posting.

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    Welcome Ploshy!

    Great sketches so far! I don't know what you use already but I can always recommend spending some time studying the skeleton as well when you start drawing figures.
    When you have an understanding of a basic skeleton and some important muscles (arms, legs, chest and back) everything will look more solid and logic. And figures are easier to draw as well.
    If you draw someone maybe you can try to draw the skeleton in the pose as well.

    Something like this (these are found on pinterest):

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    You don't have to draw the skeleton in detail but maybe see the pelvis and ribcage as box shapes and the limbs originating from them. Just very lightly so that your already great figure sketches will become more confident and solid.


    Keep up the good work!

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    Welcome to the forums Ploshy! Your work looks promising so I definitely look forward to seeing your progress.

    As for advice, I would say be bolder and more confident with your line work and build structure on the inside of your figures instead of focusing just on the contours.

    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KemoWasabi View Post
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    Thank you so much! I will do my best!
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    Thank you for the support and advice! It's very much appreciated! I will definitely post some skeleton and muscle studies sometime soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasyartist View Post
    Welcome to the forums Ploshy! Your work looks promising so I definitely look forward to seeing your progress.

    As for advice, I would say be bolder and more confident with your line work and build structure on the inside of your figures instead of focusing just on the contours.



    Keep it up!
    Thank you so much for your advice! I definitely need to work more on my form and structure. I always had trouble being bolder with my lines because I have a tendency to draw light. I will work on this!

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    Man I wish I had a scanner lol. Anyways more anatomy sketches!

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    More doodles and decided I should add some shadows.
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    Trying out digital now. So far its nice!
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    Nice studies, keep posting! Try to think about the box-mannequin as integral to the structure of the figure itself. Not just something to draw around. Because sometimes I feel like you put a box for the pelvis, and then you draw a contour around it but it's not really affected by the box's perspective that you drew.

    Example: in the first digital study, the middle figure shows a box rotated to see the front side of it, yet the contour of the figure is actually standing in perfect profile. The figure to the right of it is working well though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeCowan View Post
    Nice studies, keep posting! Try to think about the box-mannequin as integral to the structure of the figure itself. Not just something to draw around. Because sometimes I feel like you put a box for the pelvis, and then you draw a contour around it but it's not really affected by the box's perspective that you drew.

    Example: in the first digital study, the middle figure shows a box rotated to see the front side of it, yet the contour of the figure is actually standing in perfect profile. The figure to the right of it is working well though!
    Thanks for the advice! I'm pretty new to digital but ill be sure to work on it. Thanks again!

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    I think I'm getting better? Here are more male anatomy drawings.
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    Nice studies Ploshy . You should do more studies of the skeleton and proportions of the figure. Especially the shoulder area seems to give you some trouble. Think of how and where all the body parts fit into each other instead of just focusing on the contours.

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    hey Ploshy! gotta second what fantasyartist said, also it looks like even though you put a shape of a box in your figures, you still shade the figure as if it was flat. It's important to first get a grasp of shapes and 3D form before moving to such complex thing as the human form since it has so many tiny planes that are just chiseled from a sphere or cube and shading those requires you to understand basic shapes first. You can try practicing exercises from drawbox.com to get a grasp of 3D forms, and for figures focusing on getting the gesture and proportion right first might help too (check out Proko on YouTube, and Michael Hampton's blog, and Matessi's Force book series) shading is usually the last thing you should add to your figures since it requires you to know all the muscle planes and such keep working hard!

    you can look through these too:
    http://www.thedesignsketchbook.com/list-of-articles/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOz...pd_1FTA/videos
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