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    Hi, I'm new. I study graphic design at Art Center and am interested in Illustration. Obviously I have a ways to go but that's why I'm here: to learn. I've been drawing seriously for about a year now. Please critique my work 'til death if you see fit. I'm open to all comments and concerns.

    Sketch and watercolor experiment all drawn from life:
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    More recent ps painting and sketch below (all from imagination):
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    Ara's Sketchbook

    Anatomically incorrect (too narrow compared to ref):
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    Drawn from a small 1 inch photo ref:
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    SP:
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    So..what do you think? I'll keep adding as I scan some more.

    Ara

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    Hand study from life:
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    Wolf (used photo ref)
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    i really like the, scribblyness, i guess, of the wolf.

    the hand studies are nice, but theres something wrong with the fingers, cant put a finger on it though...(sorry bad pun )

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    It looks like you can already draw pretty well. I hope you get better. I don't believe the world is willing to do anything for me.

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    Looks good to me. By all means show us some more.

    Peace, Love and Harmony... I could never get them all into bed at the same time!
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    haribubba - thanks for the feedback!

    NobodyYouWouldKnow - Thank you. What do you mean?? What about NightVision is totally helping and contributing on your thread!

    L. Scott Knight - Appreciate the feedback. here's some more:

    A drawing of my mom (from life)
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    (photo ref)
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    that last one is really good, but dude, the fingers

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    hahaha i know what you mean now. i guess i should do a whole study on fingers

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    i think its just that you got tired on that last one. i know how it is when you are so focused on one part of a picture, that by the time you get to the rest its like, ugh.

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    that's true, but sometimes (for some strange reason) i like to keep my stuff partly unfinished. i don't really know why but I kind of like it that way.

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    Holy crap this stuff rocks. I love the pic of the fat guy lol your style and coloring is awesome it makes me feel good inside (it's hard to explain) I dont feel depressed when i look this compared to some of the art i see in real life from people around me and sometimes in here. I love it i can tell your a joyful person

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    Wisdom_Cube - Thanks!! No one has ever said that before, but then again, I haven't shown many people my work so... Anywayz-here's a couple older ones:

    sketch taken and lightly painted (exp.) in ps:
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    No ref except the lips in the upper left are Julia Roberts':
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    Hi
    you have some really good stuff here - love your pencil work and your shading -
    post more!

    "The reason why truth is so much stranger than fiction is that there is no requirement for it to be consistent."-Mark Twain

    gone.
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    cool stuff! youre on the right track for sure. do as many studies as you can! the crosshatching on that portrait is great. keep it up!

    CRAP!
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    Nice, like your rendering and surreal sketches. Realli impressiv

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    Nike - Thanks

    stewart_one - words of wisdom. thanks. which portrait were you referring to??

    Pencillator - thanks, i'm actually trying to go for the whole surreal thing for this new project i'm working on. expect to more weird stuff soon.

    here's a few quickies:

    a small post-it size pic of my dad done in pen (from life)
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    here's a lite brite illustration i made and my buddy installed it into a tv we found on the street:
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    lost my pencil!

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    small update a drawing of a kid from my class in pen

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    wow, really cool stuff Ara.

    ur line works and shadings are great.
    Ur hand and head studies are awsome.
    The little comics u did are so intresting, inspiring.

    the illustration u did with TV, how did u gave less power to the middle lcds( is it lcd?) in the cloud.
    Ur sketches on Feb 18, both the woman, and the doodles looks great. The woman looks really solid.
    Uve got really nice prespective in your studies.

    Keep it up Ara. post more.


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    Hey there. I had a question for some of your work up above there, especially the one with all the charecters and faces. How do u get such clean lines with your pencil? Mine are messy and confusing... Btw great work as always. Sorry i cant crit much, all i can do is just give you comments

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    Heroic - Thank you! The way Lite Brite works is you have that black sheet of paper (you can see it in my image with the tv) with a dot pattern on it. To get the color you put in these little pegs that look like christmas tree lights into the dot pattern and make your image. Hope that made sense. So the inside of the cloud all i did was poke holes into the dot paper (instead of putting a colored peg in)

    Wisdom cube - Thanks again ! I'll check up on your thread in a short while. To answer your question i use this:
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    a draftomatic .5 led pencil. or when i lose it (like i did now) i use just a regular mechanical pencil.

    Here's the new image something different than the usual. a more conceptart-y image if you will!
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    inspired by insane visions sketchbook! soo talented!

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    riding the anatomy train:
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    nice start! Be careful at proportions - aspecially at that skull... Read the first chapter of loomis's book about the heads, and you will know a great deal about proportions... or joihn the SOFA and read all there is to read about skull proportions...

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    I just checked my ref again (from Sarah Simblet's 'Anatomy for the Artist') and the skull is too small. I'll keep at it.Thanks for the crit Icey.

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    hey man i get freakin nutz when i look at that first pic that you posted. especially the coloured version of the skull!!! YEAH!!!

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    Thank you OleOlsen!

    Here's a couple scribbles with crayon and pencil and a collage i'm working on.

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    watercolor
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    good drawings

    Good work.
    I can tell you are prolific.
    Keep it up.
    Thanks for the nice words on my newly posted work.
    D Thurman

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    Hey man, i know its not the most recent, but the first page in this thread is fucking beautiful!
    also, the rest is rocking, so keep it coming

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    hey thats some badass shading you got here, I especially like the "drawing of a kid from my class in pen" love that half finished hatching, some other great bits here too! Good work

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