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    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!

    2 years later and I'm finally drawing seriously, however. Sadly enough I lost all my old stuff, I will rescan it one day I think. But for now, the images start again at the bottom of page 2. Thank you for visiting
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    Heya
    Great that you started a sketchbook!
    About your sketches, they look good for a start. Try to get a hold of a anatomy book and study the muscles for a while, then try to make the same poses again. I bet that your sketches will improve much! I also recommend you to do life drawing and reference drawing, they will help you (and me) the most.

    When you scan or have scanned, try to adjust values with programs. I don't know what freeprograms that can do that, but I'm sure theres some, if not included with the scanner. I assume your sketches have darker values 'irl', if not you should just ignore me

    Anyways. I hope to see some updates now, cheers !
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    Your site isn't working for me. o.O

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    @MorteM: thanks for your critics, I already use the bridgeman books at the moment, but not enough. I'm also drawing from a life model every week but my teacher wants to develop how to draw abstract art instead of developping technical skills. I'm already searching for a life drawing group in my area. But no luck so far.

    My scans suck hard yeah, I'm able to use Photoshop, but I uploaded 88 images in 2 days so the urge to adjust 88 images isn't really there. But for the rest of the updates I certainly will

    @Look: Yeah, it also isn't working for me. I called my host and they blame on the server hardware. But it should be working soon. Bit of a lousy timing to go down now
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    MorteM said pretty much everything I wanted to say.
    I guess I'll just be nip picking a bit. For the guy in the lower half of the second drawing, his lower part of the stomach/torso area needs to be turned toward the viewer more.
    And either darken your pencil lines a bit, or use level adjustment to make the lines darker. =)

    Now you just have to keep this up and update daily.

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    Yeah.. what people have said about the contrast/levels
    You have some very cool ideas! I'm not going to comment on the anatomy, other than the muscles. You've got much of the big musclegroups down, but they're all the same "intensity", like your characters have flexed every muscle in their bodies. Anatomystudies (the everlastin mantra of CA) is the key.

    Keep updating!!

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    Something to look at specifically would be the muscular bulgy-ness. Prom gives the subjet a good treatment in his tutorial. Pretty cool concepts. I don't see a lot of stuff from ref or faces...

    My high school art teacher kept a much higher focus on craft media (sandblasting glass, etc.). It was useless and very frustrating. Look at Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. It helped me out quite a bit with my line quality, among other things.

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    It took some time, but finally I'm back behind my pencils again. So here is some new stuff I did last week. Among some things my first studies from an model, model drawing is the best absolutly love it, and some thinks from reference and from imagination.

    Also a nice fella I met today, wich should also be around the forums, suggested me too ditch the pencil for some time and start using a pen for more, so I did. But I'll save that for the next week when I got acces too a scanner again.

    Anyway here it is, and crit the hell out of me
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    another pencil page

    and the rest are my first pen pages
    and as always, crit me

    Also did my first model sketches today in pen, I had a really hard time with it. But it gets posted tomorrow
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    Last edited by Duq; August 19th, 2007 at 08:59 AM.
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    Hey, Duq, I like your last update pen sketches a lot. They are beautiful. And you do these very complex poses wonderfully. Hope to see more
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    Good lookin' on the lifedrawing! Very very good practice! No particular crits right now... just wanted to drop by Keep 'em coming!

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    Thanks for visiting

    I got a lot of problems with the proportion and perspective in the lifedrawings, but it was just my second session. So I have hopes it will improve

    anyway a small update today

    Some school project stuff with zombies


    And a 3d creature try-out
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    Half a year later, and some updates from the last few days

    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!
    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!
    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!
    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!
    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!

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    the studies are looking nice, on your figure work, try to be a lot cleaner in your line

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    And a massive update again, and finally got my own scanner, so start expecting daily updates

    Basicly loads of face studies, some stuff from life, and self portraits

    I personally feel that my progression was going up quite nicely but then after the two nudies it crashed down. And I cant figure out why, so if someone can shed some light there it would be great
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    Heya!

    Try to focus more on the general shapes rather than the details. As in your latest figure drawings, you've added some shadows and details on their faces while leaving the shape of the bodies to single lines.
    Look closer at the lines around the bodies, they're not that smooth or straight as you've made them.

    I think your faces are suffering from something similar. They would probably look better if you gave them some more basic shape.

    Nice that you're working hard! Lot's of sketches = lot's of improvement. Though you could post a bit more often

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    i agree with mortem!

    just keep at it, hard work pays off!

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    @Mortem: Thanks for the advice, I will definitly keep it in mind. And I hope you can see I addes some of the advice into todays update. If not I need to work harder

    @Hurri: I will!

    And here ze update: A daily self portrait and some gestures. Some from my mind and some from Bridgeman
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    And a quickie before going to figure drawing class

    another daily self portrait, and some gesture studies. I think I could practice legs a bit more, and general blocking of the masses
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    Didnt draw for a day and it felt like I fell back hundereds of meters :<
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    I tried to use your advice, but it didnt go exactly as planned
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    Sup babe

    Updates looking good. I hope to see some colours soon, eh?

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    JUst one crap page, got home a bit late and did some random face doodling
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    More faces!
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    hey nice studies, lots of dedication is present in here. keep pushing the head/face studies, can only keep improving

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    @onir: Thanks mate, I will definitly keep pushing the stuff

    @mortem: I'm scared of colors ^^

    Duq's Sketchbook: You dont have to look, but it would be fun if you did!

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    Hi Duq, nice sketchbook you have, good going on the head studies. Some of them are really cool. Just keep going, and don't forget the rest of the body
    When doing the heads, try to include the neck and shoulders. You'll thank me later

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