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    jacobsteel's sketchbook (some nudity eventually)

    I must sketch every day. My fingers remain stupid.
    Yeah, and that nudity... eventually there are some life drawings.



    (included to show my most common mistake) Trying to find a shape, making blur out of everything in the process.



    However, some animals are easier than others

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    a quick one for today. Nic Armstrong live at the Jazzhouse, Gothenburg, Sweden.



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    thats a great beginning. dont forget to post some more for the pleasure of the viewers. i do like the first one, mainly beceause of the buildings. the lizard is simple, yet accurate, thats a great mix.

    a sketchbook that commited is owned by me. you will not fulfill your destiny by clicking it, but...maybe that it'll help you avoid brain cancer. hmm hmm..
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    clubbing

    Just some people, sketching is a great way of passing time when you're date is late... ;-)

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    Great start, I like your drawing alot, Practice things such as anatomy

    and lineart, It will make your drawings look much better

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    thanks, dudes!

    here's a cleaner one. ;-)

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    Tortoise's mixing guy.

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    rough storyboard.



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    from Frazetta self portrait Fascinating how the man looks so much like the guys he paints.



    Quick (and really tiny) proportion study. Yes, the legs should be slightly longer, unless you see him from above.



    some poses, from memory and scratch. after a day of studying Loomis.



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    Fat man and sketches

    more poses... well.. at least they're not quite as stiff as they used to be.



    shapes: I suck a symmetry without computer help. poor lineart too.

    (from a small toy car and a sheep skull)



    Got this sudden urge to sketch a fat man, after studying all Lomis' ideal bodies... (sketched on WACOM, hence even shakier lines than usual)



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    tonite's band @ jazzhuset. CDOASS, during soundcheck. this sketch is really tiny...



    so here's a few details...





    and here's a first shot of a color work in progress. not so very tiny...



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    Howdy, Jacob!

    Your post on the 15th seems to be your best out of the bunch. My only critique is to use way way fewer lines. You've already studied some anatomy, so you've got the right idea! Keep working on your neatness and cleanliness of your drawings and work on the anatomy and you'll see massive improvement!

    Good work so far, very healthy start to any sketchbook.

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    IanE - Thank you! The many many lines problem gets a lot worse when I sketch with ink. But you're right, and I practise line drawing (as well as more anatomy) more and more.

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    more study for that work in progress. anatomy of the bird and the human.






    and a self portrait...



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    Hey, Jacob!

    Good bird study... I should study animals!

    Had a little critique for your human muscle study. If you notice, the center line goes from the center of the head and down, right? But when you get to the leg it doesn't go through the center of the space between the legs, but rather along the inside of the left leg, which causes your image to look as if it's slanting or off. Just a little fix that makes all the difference in the world, haha.

    Keep it up and good job with less lines! I've noticed that people that use pen initally have too many lines and are worried about switching to pencil, but when they do they love it! So good work and keep it up!

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    IanE - Exactly, you spotted it. That's what I most often do wrong, I work a little too fast and sloppy on the very first lines, and because of that I have to draw a million correcting lines afterwards - rendering the sketch very hard to read for further work. Thank you for pointing that out.

    I'll not only get to know the pencil better, I'll try a date with the eraser...

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    Hi
    You have some very nice stuff here, I exspecially like that (watercolor?) painting from Feb. 15th -beautiful colors! - and your last update -good studies!
    Keep posting!

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    them bones, them bones...

    Nike - The watercolor? That's so nice. I like it too. Thank you! — Here are more studies...

    First some comparative studies of various skeletons, I could use an actual cat skeleton, but the other ones I had to start from photographs... anyway... it's a good way to figure out why them legs bend the way they do.

    Them bones, them bones...



    horse, croc, etc...



    Then back to Loomis and the human muscles. Thanks to positive crits, this time in color.





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    good work man.. though your line quality seems stiff and dark. I'd suggest holding your pencil further back, in an artists fashion. Use that to lay some really light construction lines and gradually darken them. Your darkest dark in ink or pencil should come only towards the end.. Keep it up.. I'll keep an eye out for ya.

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    teyekanik - thank you! Interesting advice with holding the pencil in a different manner. And you're right about them lines. I'll get right on it.

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    I don't know what to suggest, other than keep up the good work. Oh and practice practice practice....

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    Hi,
    You've got a real imrovement here!
    I like the way your drawings look really fast and lessure. When comparing your erlear works with the last few drawings, I can see that your lines get more controlled and more accurate, all though the overall drawing still looks like it was done 5 seconds - I love your style !!!!!!! Practice more and your lines will be as accurate as can be and you'll have total controll of what is happening on your paper!
    Nice anatomy and animal studies as well!
    Keep it up!!!!

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    K-9 studies

    Muffinking - Thank you, there will be a lot more practice.

    Imageproof - Thank you so much. Yeah, I really want that 5-second look.
    Only hatch is, to really do that, I have to practice a lot more. I have to learn my fingers every single shape, bit by bit. If I don't force my drawing hand to learn new tricks, I'll just keep filling my notepads with messy stuff, maybe getting some cool inking once every blue moon...



    So, spurred by this nice C&C, I went on to today's practice:

    I tried to draw a wolf. And realized that I don't know the first thing about how even a dog looks. Not enough to draw one at any rate. So, I had to study some dog. Skeletons, a skull and finally some attempts at that wolfie.

    Messy first attempts:




    Here I tried cleaning up the lines too, inking the pencil sketch, erasing the pencil afterwards:


    And, finally. Wolfie:


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    Today, sketches for illustrations.

    First an image of Swedish director Lukas Moodyson surrounded by wolves. link to reference photo


    Second, the ink sketch for alternate history thread (no reference used)



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    Hi, nice progress!
    Good anatomy studies!
    The angel is cool, good anatomy and proportions!
    The guy holing the "tre kronor" flag seems like hes gonna fall down the hill, but I like that pic too.
    Keep drawing!

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    Morbid - thank you! I know, I have to work more on that crazy-ass king.
    But, yeah, I like that angel, only it's been a while since I drew every day, and I have to practice some more before I'm good enough to finish it.

    So here goes, more anatomy. The cheapest life drawing I can get - my own feet:



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    These are approximately five years old. For some time I tried to learn paint-styles from old masters and copied some stuff.
    Even though the most difficult process, that of interpreting 3D to 2D, already's been masterfully done by the original artists (Munch and Klimt) my copies still show that I don't know enough anatomy. Still, I learned a lot. If not only that I need to practise more....



    (acrylic on canvas, 12"x20" or something)

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    (acrylic on canvas, 20"x35" or something)

    and here's a detail... (you can tell from the brushstrokes that I don't understand the volumes that good)



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    I like the paintings especially the one on the bottom, all I can suggest is that you learn the basics as much as you can: Shape, proportion, anatomy, perspective, gesture etc. and you will see alot of improvement!

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