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    Citronbalsam's Art Journey

    Hey guys, I am Mene and I am 26 years old. My dream is to one day become an illustrator/concept artist.

    EDITED with my latest drawing (15.04.2019):

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    Last edited by Citronbalsam; 1 Week Ago at 04:30 PM.


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    Gesture drawing: 30 seconds

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    6 - 10 minutes:
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    Still life: Pumpkin
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    Hello and welcome, the attachments in the previous post didn't upload properly The older drawings are very gaia, and you've definitely improved from there. Still drawing people from imagination a bit too narrow. But that's fine, just keep at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJams View Post
    Hello and welcome, the attachments in the previous post didn't upload properly The older drawings are very gaia, and you've definitely improved from there. Still drawing people from imagination a bit too narrow. But that's fine, just keep at it.
    Haha, yes the older drawings are very gaia indeed. Used to spend a lot of time on there drawing people's avatars. Thanks for the feedback! I'll see if I can reupload the attachments:0

    Gesture Drawings:

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    & a still life:

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    art dump from the past ten days:

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    Heck yeah dinosaurs! Anyway, the bones look a bit too much like something out of how to draw anatomy book. With the grid like look to them looking rather forced and not like something you were actually learning from. Also it doesn't look like you're applying that sort of learning to your other drawings. I think you should just get some reference photos and try breaking those figures down and drawing that. Rather than going for the more rigid tutorials, work out your own way of deconstruction.

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    Yeah, I struggled a lot with drawing the bones - it was an assignment from Proko's anatomy course. I have dropped the course for now and plan to return at a later date, as it was a bit too advanced for me.

    Some art from the past two weeks:

    Figure drawing

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    Dinovember: (Most drawn using refs)

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    Loomis Method:

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    misc:
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    - and some digital practice in blending colors

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    Last edited by Citronbalsam; November 27th, 2018 at 04:10 PM.

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    more art:

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    First value exercise: Apple still life

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    some feet practice:

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    been a while since i last posted. :L

    traditional:

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    + some thumbnail practice:

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    some hands

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    weekly art

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    haven't drawn much these days as I've been busy trying to learn some basic 3D sculpting

    first sculpt (15.02.19)
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    a few thumbnail studies i did today (06.03.19)
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    some color studies

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    ref: thomas moran temple of venus castle of baiae

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    ref: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ZxQKR

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    portrait study

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    portrait study 2

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    Nice sketchbook you have going here, the figure practices are already really paying off. I can highly recommend Michael Hampton's figure drawing book if you want to get more into anatomy and how to construct your figures in a simplified way, to add details on top of at a later stage. Nice portrait studies too, when doing those studies try to actively ask yourself questions, think about the planes of the face and where the light is coming from/how it is hitting the face.

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    really like your sketchbook

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    Thank you both of you. Michael Hampton's figure drawing book is definitely on my wishlist.

    Portrait Study 3. In black and white this time as I wanted to focus more on the values.

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