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    my (sometimes) daily sketchbook

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    [updated] I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the professionals that post in this site, you are an inspiration to begginners like me.. I hope that in about five years I will be able to get close to your level of quality.

    Art is my hobby, it's a good break from the daily grind, I've never taken art classes but I did read "Drawing on the right side of the brain" and i've been doing some life drawing, I need to draw everyday and sign up for classes..

    [update] I'm beggining a life drawing class on april 7,2005.

    I started drawing seriously in december 2005 after giving up back in collegue a long time ago...

    Here are some pages from my sketchbook, a lot of the first drawings were made on the plane while on business trips, some are references from magazines, some from imagination















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    There are some nice things on this page.
    The thing you need to work most is shading. You should also continue your anatomy studies, cause this is something important.

    Btw... if this is a sketchbook, try it at the "CA.org Sketchbooks" area: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=41

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    thanks for the feedback and for letting me know this post is out of place, I will relocate it as soon as I figure out how.. Perhaps delete and repost?

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    i like it. if you are really into charcoal i would try getting some of that brown papper and some of the white charcol. Using the white for highlights woulld bring your drawing to life.

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    Does anybody know how I can remove this thread so that I can repost in the sketchbook section?

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    if you pm a mod they might move it for you.

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    Very good images. I think what you could try to improve is the combination of lines and values.
    Maybe do some lineart images and some completely without lines. Then later combine them again.

    Right now I guess the shading doesn't quite work and the lines kinda keep it together.

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    A Drawing of Kerri

    Here's a drawing I made from a reference photograph, the model's name is Kerri Taylor.. photo by mike luis



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    Head Study from Hogarth's book

    Here are some head studies that I did from illustrations in "Drawing the Human Head"

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    "Drawing the human head"

    another digital head study, I'll be doing at least one of these a day till I memorize the head structure, then I'll move down the body..




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    My Daily Sketch Group drawings

    I've been trying to keep up with the DSG group here at CA.

    These are some of the things I've done
    Bike Messenger


    Siege


    time Traveler


    Tavern Brawl


    Death of King


    Skull Collector


    Floating Castle



    Redesigning Batman


    Cave Dwarf


    Mountain Giant


    Criminal Investigator


    Undead Cyborg


    Forest Giant


    Adam and Eve


    Vampire Monkey


    Conqueror of Hell


    First Day after the world-wide blackout


    Cowardly lion


    Heartless Tinman


    Doroty & Scarecrow



    female heroin


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    Hey there, I thought I recognized your name from somewhere... I lurk around the DSG! I really like that first batch with all of the faces, you do really well on those. Were those all from life or photo ref or what? The one with the guy's mouth open is really cool I think, I dig the mood on that. Can't tell if he's screaming or yawning though! On some of the drawings for the dsg's it seems like the anatomy or perspective or the balance is a bit off and it leaves the figures a bit stiff or funky. Post more!

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    Thanks for the feedback runtosaurus, yes, some of the images on the first batch were from magazine photos that I drew while on the airplane - you can usually tell which ones are from imagination, the perspective and the proportions are off!! but I'm working on that, I got a bunch of books (loomis, bridgeman, perard, etc) and I'm going through them and doing some studies as time allows and I signed up for a life drawing class that begins next week.

    I'll post more tomorrow

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    Charcoals the devil I will never be able to master it. I hate it so much but when i see someone else doing it and is getting very skilled with it they will get one hundred medals of achievement from me along with tons of cash i drew and cutout myself as Wisdoms fun bucks. Anyways, your stuff is great and i know this is just a comment im sorry but i havent proven myself worthy to crit someones work. I hope one day i can... Also some nice pencils and coloring as well keep it up.

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    Hey man, you've got some nice stuff going on here, especially in your (from life?) portraits. One thing that may help is I notice a lot of your lines, especially around the eyes, tend to be an unchanging width and a simple arc. Like this ---> () There's nothing really wrong with this, but I think if you add some more variety to your "vocabulary of lines" you'll find that it will make the drawing both more convincing and interesting. You said you have the Bridgeman books; they're a great source for different ways of drawing a curve if you're not sure what I mean.

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    two life drawings

    Jkior: thanks for taking the time to look at my SB. I think you are right, my lines are kinda boring, I'll practice holding the pencil at different angles.

    Here are a couple of life drawings. I hope I will be posting one of these every week now that i found a good life drawing group that I can afford





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    Today's life drawing

    Here are four drawings I did during a 3 hour life drawing session. The model is Shelly and she was great..





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    Greek god of war

    I did these drawing of Ares for the dsg group




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    some quick faces

    Did these while on the road they are on a small sketchpad so it's hard to do much detail

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    nice stuff going, colored ones are nice

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    Quick sketch from life

    acorn, thanks for stopping by

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    I used rough newsprint and a charcoal pencil and couldn't blend.. still trying to find the right combination of paper/charcoal that works with my limited skills.

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    Looks like you're improving really nicely, I love the dsg 697 with all your thumbs in it! The god of war one is really good too, nice perspective and proportions. Good luck with the life drawing class, I can't wait til I get to take one! (Hopefully this fall semester!!) The one life drawing of the girl you did is floating though! Oh yes and the heads are cool too, are those with or without ref? You said on the road so not quite sure if you were just looking at people or pulling them out of your head or what.

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    Red face

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    are those with or without ref?
    thanks for stopping by again, I had no ref, just trying to practice what I remember about the facial structure

    Oh, and the girl is floating isn't it? I'll have to draw the chair next time

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    bodybuilder w/ref

    quick sketches from a bodybuilding magazine, about 10 minutes.



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    half orc

    Here's a drawing I did for today's dsg, it's a half-orc assassin



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    random faces

    a few faces I drew with no ref, I'm practicing what I know about the face and trying to develop my own method for drawing faces.. need to work on my line quality, C&C are always appreciated,



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    bridgeman copies

    I'l be doing some of these studies fairly often, I'll post them when i can



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    Keep those studies coming. I note that you are a fan of the good ol' blend technique. If you plan on using said tech, I would suggest softening as much as you can so as not to have areas on your pieces when the actual pencil lines used show through. You have some great talent, so keep at that darned anatomy study and the like. Push unique clothe stytles and poses as you go, you'll be rocking in no time.

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    Life Drawing (nudity)

    Klinesmoke, thanks for stopping by, You are right, I tend to go back and draw lines over instead of adding more value to shape the image. i'm experimenting as I go along, Here are two drawings from yesterday's life workshop..





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    fairy

    here's an older drawing I did from photo-ref using a grid, it's kinda cheating but I'll post it anyways..



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