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    SJB's Erstwhile Sketchbook

    EDIT: Most of that crap is massively out of date. My webcomic is relaunched and active. The link is in my sig. The images in this first post suck, but I'll leave em up for posterity's sake. /EDIT

    Okay, guys, I've decided to start a skecthbook. Lemme tell a bit about myself, artistically. I've got a webcomic which is about to be moved to from its Keenspace subdomain and relaunched in a real domain, and at that point I'll start updating it again. Everything in the Keenspace domain, in my sig, is from before I started posting here. In here I'll just post concept art for it and random whatnot. For the first post I just went through my comp and put up verything with any quality to it at all. As such, there's some semblance of a chronological order to this stuff, but not guaranteed by any means. I've posted some of this stuff around CA before, but I thought it best to get all my struff centralized for the sketchbook even if it's gone up before. So. I'm very open the harshest, most direct criticism, so long as it's specific.

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    i would use some refrences next time. also maybe study soem basic shapes and form. also maybe look at the texture of some stuff.
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    Lots of potential here. You are off to a good start. I think the best thing you can do to improve is to study from reference and/or life. If you are serious about art I would take a step back from drawing in a cartoon/anime style and focus more on realism. You won't believe how much it will improve your drawing skills. If you haven't checked out http://saveloomis.org yet, you really should.
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    Still haven't quite gotten anime out of my system? Lord knows I've tried, but I do recognize that traces of stuff always stays in. Now, I like the general idea behind my style as of yet, but of course you're talking about stepping back from style altogether and focusing on pure realism, which I can readily agree with. I'll try to get some life drawing up in the next update. Thanks for stopping in!
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    Life Sketch from this morning. Slightly sloppy scan.

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    Life sketches are definitely the way to go.. try some skull studies too, they'll help with stuff like eye placement. Anyway, you're on the right track.
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    Well, I think that you have potential, just like what Dan1989 said.

    You have a cartoonish style, so don't be afraid to exaggerate the muscle strokes in the bodies. Be confident about the curves in the shoulders and biceps, and definitely use references from any magazines for accuracy.

    "Shape" and "Fitness" are both women's mags, but they show off great muscle tone in the female figures without letting the women get freakish. So pick some mags up at the store, and tell them your gf sent you if they look at you funny

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    /me shuts up and draws Loomis

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    Oh, the leg on the first one was just some early concept art on the page that I used.
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    sweet dude, good job. keep on drawin =)
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    Glad you're figuring out the loomis stuff. Keep it up!
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    Thought I would check out your sketchbook not just arguing with you Seems like you found a good approach to get away from the animestyle If you haven't already checked out the public library for anatomy books I suggest you give that a try.
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    Hey, debate's impersonal.

    Yeah, I actually spent the entire day today getting some Loomis. I cannot wait to start looking it over.

    Seems like you found a good approach to get away from the animestyle
    My approach? I completely stopped watching it for five years. Started again last October.
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    I meant the approach being getting good anatomy books read them and draw from them thus getting away from the anime style.

    Keep the updates flowing and if I think I have something useful to say I will post.
    My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
    Ps:Hope you understand my English.
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