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    crazy3dman's 2D sketchin - What Now?

    I'm starting this sketchbook because I really want to improve my drawing skills and I realize that the 2 keys to improving are going to be 1.Draw everyday and 2.Hopefully some of the great artists that hang out here will occasionally find the time to give me some brutally honest critiques.

    Here's a random dump of some recent sketches.

    So please, don't hold back. Let the comments and crits fly. Weather its anatomy or technique or whatever, let me have it. Thanks.

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    I dig that creature at the top. Very keen. That face in the third image is also very cool. From what I can see from these sketches your basic anatomy needs work (but then again, who's doesn't?). Taking a peek at some Loomis books could help you improve greatly.

    Draw everyday whenever you get the chance.

    Keep posting.

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    Hey ChicoBlue - My first reply! Thanks for the comments. And thanks for the link.

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    Nice start! Your drawings seem start simple and go to more complexed, which is a good thing! Lots of beginning artists do the opposite. Do as much studying from life as you can. Good luck!

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    Dan1989 - Thanks, I can use all the luck I can get.

    Just playing with this one a little in Photoshop.
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    Some quick ones. The figures were done using some photo ref. I'm sure most of you have seen this site, but I just found it.
    http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/
    Pretty good range of poses for reference.
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    Great start I enjoy the line work on the portrait. Are you drawing on a tablet? The only crit I have for right now is maybe some more contrast and a little changes in line weight to really bring out the form great work!

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    Thanks King - The first ones were ball point on paper. The rest (except for this one) are wacom and Photoshop.

    I just subscribed to your thread. Very impressive. I hope you'll have the time to check in on me every once in a while and leave a little advice.
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    i love yor draws ,, excelent ,,, post more please

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    hey crazy, It seems you have really nailed the head structure and volume, your shading is pretty solid too, your anatomy seems a little off but not much, post more
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    picture of the bass player:
    if the bass has no strap, how is he supporting the bottom (and waaaay heavier) end? seems you had tried to do something with his left leg before but settled on a straight standing position. with how he's holding the bass, he would probably put his right leg up on something and then prop the bottom end up on his leg...it would be much easier to play that way.

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    caglisto - Thank you very much. i'm going to try and make this a daily thing.
    charcoalArtist - Yep, definitely time to pull out the ol' anatomy books.
    purb36 - Ha Ha you're absolutely right. A strap is definitely in order.

    I doodled some on a little sketch pad today. hopefully I'll do more tonight.

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    Tried a little experiment here. I tried drawing the woman's body from memory, and then compared it to the one I did using photo reference. Not a bad match.
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    and a little doodling
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    Here's something I did a couple weeks ago. The first of a cast of characters I'm working on.
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    More stuff
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    you got some really cool stuff here, but there's one thing that really really bothers me and that's the bass player http://www.crazy3dman.com/CA_Sketchbook/sketch0007.jpg
    everything is alright but, you don't play bass with your thumb. If you did you'd never get fast enough to play along with a band. You either play bass with a pick or with your fingers.

    and that should look like this:
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    in the absence of light... darkness prevails

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    keep going with your studys
    you're doing quite well!
    i see you're a fast learner

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    Fakez - Nobody said he was a good bass player. OK OK I'll fix it. Thanks for the crit and the reference.

    Icey - Thanks for the kind words. I've been doing a lot of silly doodling lately, but I do hope to do more anatomy work soon.

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    Evil cupid in the works.
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    Hey Crazy3dman!
    I know your stuff from the CGTalk daily sketch forum, you have a really nice style.
    Don't know if you know Brkofdon he has a sketchbook here too on CA. You'll like his drawings.
    Keep it up.

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    Hey Buzzz3d - Nice to see a familiar avatar. I just recently took the time to explore this site. What an amazing group of artists. And thanks for the link. Brkofdon has a great sketchbook, which I'm now subscribed to. As I am also subscribed to yours. I love the work you're doing. You are one of the many artists here who are really inspiring me.
    And speaking of the daily sketch at CGTalk, your avatar was actually one of my favorite daily sketches of all time.
    So hopefully you'll be able to check back once in a while to kick my butt and keep me drawing.
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    Hey Crazy3dman,
    Thanks for the kind words, but there's a lot of good work submitted everyday for the daily sketch forum. I haven't posted there much lately because I'm trying to focus more on non-digital sketches and painting at the moment.
    Also a fun thread to post is this one on Sijun .
    In your last 2 batches the guy with the sunglasses is very funny.
    Nice faces too, although the perspective on the female face is a bit off (the lines move away from a vanishing point instead of towards them)

    Keep it up!

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    Hey Buzzz3d - Thanks for stopping back. And yeah now that you pointed out what's wrong with that face, I see it so clearly. I get so caught up in the details, I totally forget to keep the basic stuff in mind. Thanks for the crit.

    I've been pretty frustrated with my output lately. Then to make matters worse, I went and looked at Wesley Burt's sketchbook and website, and threw a pity party for myself. Man, looking at work like that can be inspiring sometimes, but other times it can be very discouraging.
    So, after that I tried hard to do something respectable at least. Not sure if I did But at least I think I got the perspective right this time...I think.
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    I just posted this over in the DSG forum, but I'd love to get as many crits as possible on the stuff I'm doing, so I figured I'd post it here too.
    My first real attempt to do some digital painting.
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    Cool stuff in your sketchbook. I really like your ballpoint pen sketches (the blue ones in the beginning)

    My only real crit is that you tend to draw people's arms far too long proportionally, it's the only thing that caught my eye.
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    SirGreenSock - Thanks for the crit. You're right. It's wierd how I often I just don't see something like that until someone else points it out, and then it's glaringly obvious.

    Well, for now I just decided I needed a break from worrying about how much I don't know anatomy wise, and that it was time to just have a little fun. So here's some more cartoony stuff.

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    hi crazy, nice work, I really like how you shade, any tips on how to learn?

    on your digital paint I think that using a textured brush or a textured canvas would give it more of a painterly feeling... the color scheme is nice.

    your cartoons are funny.. keep it up
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    Hey CharcoalArtist - Thanks. I think you're right. I need to experiment more with brushes and textures.

    As for shading, I'm definitely not the master that many in these forums are, but basically, I just try to keep the hatching lines going in the same basic direction and try to make them follow the form of the object, so that there is not too much perpendicular crossing of lines. A little maybe in places, but not much. Sorry if I'm not making much sense, I'm pretty tired.

    In killing.people's sketch book, he's done some nice notes about hatching.
    Go to this link
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    and scroll down towards the bottom of the page.

    Here's some more cartoon stuff.
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    Hey mate, good to see you putting up your work here! I might just follow suit one day!
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