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    Wertle's Sketchbook (12-19-05)

    I am starting a daily sketchbook anyway, may as well get feedback and create more homework for myself as I go!

    Many of these will be master copies, as my goal is at least one copy a day from one of my many anatomy books (after I've determined that no, just *owning* the books isn't going to make me better ^_^ )

    Barcsay's Anatomy for the Artist
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    Gordon's How to Draw the Human Figure
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    Samurai Virus, a character that's been kicking around and evolving since my 8th grade science class notebook. I brought him back for a silly ashcan comic I did last summer, and would like to continue trying to develop him into...something. I have a lot of questions I need to figure out for him (such as, how exactly is he holding that sword?)
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    Hammond's Draw Real Hands, and a dragon thing. 3-5-04

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    Yesterday..my character from a game of Nobilis I'm in. Power of Candy! I would have finished, but I ran out of supplies...you know, what's that stuff? Need it for good drawings? Oh yeah, patience!

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    I'm slow on the drawing today because I'm focusing on a 3D project. I'm making some masks. But the latex isn't dry yet, so here's the negative

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    Hi Wertle
    Your exercises are looking good so far. As to try to give some feedback You could try to redraw the pic from memory a couple of minutes after you have drawn it.That will force you to remember what you have drawn and get better at remember such stuff. This so you could use that knowledge and not only how to draw when seeing things. Well thats my theory anyway. Have not yet starting to do so but is going to start doing so myself this week.

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    Oh, that's a great idea, thank you! I will try it with my work-sketch tonight.

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    nice hand study (p.44) keep doing them and each time your training your eye even if you dont realize it. start using a mirror and harsh lighting to see the form better. Rather than be restricted to a flat image in a book. keep up the good work!

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    Thought I'd stop by, since you were kind enough to drop a note in my sketchbook.

    Your studies look pretty good. I agree with what mindflaw said about coming back and working from your memory after you do a study. I have just started doing this as an exercise evey day for the last couple of weeks and I feel it is really helping me to learn the anatomy.

    Keep up the good work!

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    I promise I did that study-from-memory thing, the sketchbook in question is just left at a friends house. No really!

    In the meantime, I went to the zoo today with my big sketchbook (14 x 17 inch pages) to do some quick studies. It's something I'll definately have to do more often.

    Tiger, polar bear, sea lion
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    Fruit bats
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    More fruit bats and a black-necked stilt
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    orangutans
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    more orangutans
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    More big sleepin cats, eagle, weird bird thing
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    Fishing cat, penguin
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    Komodo dragon
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    rhinos
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    More rhino, steller's eagle, giraffe
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    Giraffes
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    Addex (i think)
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    camel, lion
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    lion, some kind of tamerin
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    gorillas
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    It was a fun trip. I think next time I'm going to focus on just a few animals and do more and longer studies of them. Any tips on animal life drawing?

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    I would say go about animal lifedrawing as you would with the human figure...like with human you might look at the ribcage and simplyfie the the form to an egg, do the same thing with animals. Study them try to figure out how they are constructed. Muscles, bones, tendons, have the same functions as they have in humans thus constructed in a similar way, although to fit the animal construction.

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    I'll just skip over making excuses for my absence and get straight to the post.

    Today I tried out the whole "draw, then wait, then draw from memory" suggestion. I focused on the knee. All these are from Louise Gordon's How to Draw the Human Figure.

    My first attempt. The left is from looking at the book, the right from memory. Clearly I know nothing about the knee x_x I decided that maybe doing this exercise and drawing in the negative might be a bit much, so I reverted and tried again.
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    A little better, at least this time I tried to pay attention to the structure, and not stitch shapes together.
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    And again
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    A couple more copies from the book
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    Tried another copy, study, draw-again-from-memory at the top. Then some sketches of my own knee at the bottom (upside down)
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    Another copy from Gordon's book. Also, my foot.

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    you got nice anatomy studies here actually i am using the same book XD

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    Thank you! I'm very fond of this book. I have two others in which one is overly simplified and one is overly exaggerated, but I've found this one to be a very pleasant happy medium.

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