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    Red face

    u bring out the volume very nice.. looks like u can feel it O_o *touches mermuses drawings* hmmm feels good


    whats the pencil strenght ?

    these faces look kinda real.. like the lightning and how it makes the volume appear

    awesome≤ X_XXXXX

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    cool, are you taking michelles class again?

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    Mer, Can't believe i havent found this thread sooner. Those ink sketches are pure awesomeness.

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    Nick,
    Yes I'm taking it again. This is what... the third time?
    Most classes I never have any desire to take more then
    once. There is something really great about the classroom
    environment she creates. She is also very open to my
    experimentation and still is able to give good critiques
    even when I take a painting in a strange direction.

    More quick refeence sketches...

    gestures from draw magazine and an old character I'm playing with


    more sketches from Meglia's superman/tarzan and random marker studies


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    I see you, Mermuse.

    I don't update my sketchbook AT ALL.
    But, seeing you over here improving and shit,
    and back at the Life Painting Thread gave me a little jolt.

    That's what it's about.

    I might check you out at a drawing club session next week or so.

    Keep burning pencils.

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    Drawing club sketches from last night....


    this model is great because every pose he does tells a story!




    I really enjoy drawing his hands...
    he has short blocky fingers that read really well.





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    Some really great stuff here. Really digging the ink work!

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    Trying out some new inking and marker techniques...
    these sketches are from Draw magazine, Damion Scott,
    Ashley Wood, and Celia Calle.



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    beautiful stuff man,
    keep posting!

    Honest love makes one's soul a reflection of the partner's mood.

    No sleep - More draw!
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    Fun style you have here. This thread displays much improvement from you. Seems to me you're doing the right stuff, so keep it up!

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    marker studies from Upstairs Downstairs...



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    I want a drawing club too!!! lol As always, very lovely stuff to look at. I aways admire someone who can keep their art looking so fluid. It just flows out of you! Mine's more like a jittery spray. lol I'm hopin' that one day that bottle of drawing draino finds my fingers. Keep up the good work!

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    sketch and painting from last night...





    I was experimenting with a new type of oil primed
    linen so I spent too much time just getting used to
    the new surface and not enough time seriously painting.

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    I'm trying to get used to doing marker sketches in color...



    these are sketches from Robin comic. I like how the shadow
    shapes transition from hard to soft edges.

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    Sketches from Drawing Club...







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    lovely stuff man
    i only came across this thread recently and i enjoy it alot
    thank you for posting

    Honest love makes one's soul a reflection of the partner's mood.

    No sleep - More draw!
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    Mermuse!

    I feel bad for not checking back more often! You've added quite a lot of work!

    Really love your marker sketches, glad to see you continuing those!

    The figure drawing posted on January 26 and the paintings of the man on the floor from February 2nd look awesome! Great job!

    Really great to see you studying anatomy and filling up pages with parts and features, great studies!

    Keep it up, Mermuse! I'm going to subscribe so I remember to check back more often!

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    from last night...






    I like the composition of the original sketch better but the chest and arm
    felt too unfinished so I cropped it close so they wouldn't be distracting.

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    random sketches from d&d game last night...



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    from class last night...





    I like the greens where the fleshtone shifts to shadow...

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    Sketches from Invader Zim animatics...


    and from the Hellboy 10th anniversary sketchbook...


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    Bones for my friends

    Your knockin' em' down ~~~~~~ like the cool value transition on the painting as well ~~~~~~ this is always a major realization when people see how much life this adds to plane breaks ~~~~~ students always look at me with glazed over eyes when I explain it and even when I demonstrate it ~~~~~ but when they finally get it it is like a light just came on!

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    bro these are really impressive. love the sketchy stuff (epsecially the series from the old guy.) keep posting.

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    I love those pictures of that punk dude, You've captured such a relaxed pose, thats some thing I have to work on myself.

    (Pirates are cool)
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    From drawing club last night...











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    Incredibly nice sketchbook mermuse !
    Love them all ! your sketch sessions seem to be a lot of fun, and the drawing you got are really nice, expressive, and i can tell you had fun making those !

    Concerning the copying, does this help you coming with your character ? do you work/ want to work in animation ?
    Because i'm having a hard time making my character design, so i do a lot of copying just like you... Just wanted to know your point of view

    I hope to see soon an update, i really like your book !

    cya

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    I copy in order to discover other ways of approaching drawing and painting. I find that if I simply draw from my head or draw from life, without studying how other artists work, I tend to always take the same approach... end up with the same drawing/painting over and over again. I'm more interested in experimenting with the process of creating (keeping it fresh and exciting) then with always creating a masterpiece. If you always draw and paint the same way you will eventually come up with a formula that will allow you to always create a masterpiece but the result is often too safe and predictable. There are a lot of fine artist and illustrators that get known for one approach or style and they stick with that... they are successful but their work quickly begins to stagnate if they aren't willing to try new things.

    Another reason I copy is because I only seem to learn by doing. The only way for me to understand an artist or their work is to recreate it. I've never been able to learn anything useful from books or lectures.

    As far as coming up with characters goes... copying is an exercise in understanding but itís not creative so I avoid copying when it comes to original designs. To me the key to character design is to truly know and understand your characters... If you know them well enough then you will not make random design choices. What problems are you running into with your characters... is it conceptual or technical?

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    It is more technical . the problem is i draw from life since 3 years, and i'm not saying im too good, but it's ok, i can draw quite well. But i draw from my imagination only since september, so only 6 months (and not full monthes..)

    So i guess it's technical, i'm not used to the simplification. And i didn't want to copy, because i was afraid of being a thief, using another style.
    Then i realize two things : People as old as i am (18 ) who draw well character have done a lot of copying since they are young, and they do use formulas of others, that they rearrange in order to come up with their character.

    I don't like this way of doing, but to enter a school, it seems to be the only way. And above this, i believe, and i saw, that after much copying come your own style . Seurat said "I discovered myself by copying others"

    I'll try to post some more recent work in my sketchbook, if i do so, i'll let you know ok ? I'm quite interested to have your opinion !

    Thank for the reply,
    cya soon.

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    From this morning...




    I really like the colors and mood of this one though my proportions got a
    little off because the model drastically changed the pose between sittings.




    Ryu -

    Copying is a good way to expand your creative vocabulary. As far as Iím concerned there is nothing wrong with copying to improve your skills. Just always give credit to the original source and never claim a copy is original work. All artwork is derivative... look at any painter, illustrator, or designer and if you look at their early work you will see their influences.

    In the end it just comes down to practice and passion. Find a way to make the process of creating art fun and challenging so that it doesn't feel like work. If itís not fun you wonít do it regularly and if you donít do it regularly you will not improve. From your sketchbook its obvious you are making progress. Keep at it...

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