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    Hi to all,

    This is my first post on this forum. I already have some experience beacause I've been drawing since childhood (now I'm 22). Unfortunately there is a disturbing feeling that I stay on the same level all the time. The reason is obvious. I don't draw too often. Here I have perfect ocassion to get encouraged in daily routine in sketching .
    I have problem mainly with stiff, unnatural character poses. My other problem is that sometimes I overdo some drawings. I'll try to draw from life a lot...
    Here are first two pages:

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    No. 3 - my left and right foot



    No. 4 - from some anatomy book



    No. 5 - from my head



    No. 6 - as above

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    are you taking any classes? Sometimes bieng in class forces you to start drawing alot more. Then, even when the class is over you continue to draw more than you did before. I like some of these studies, Hope to see more from you.

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    I was taking lessons frequently few years ago. Now I study architecture and once a week there are composition lessons where I mainly paint still nature. I can see the profits of this right now but only in positioning the objects, proportions of picture and so on. My only occasion to improve in drawing right now is sketchbook. I plan to make some still nature model in my room. Maybe some day it will be accomplished .
    Thanks for encouragement. Of course will be some more...
    With next sketches I tried to make lighter values and no chaotic rendering. In opposite do this more linework with varied thickness. It's really hard to draw such flowy lines. I noticed that sometimes a good warm up for this is sketching from some dynamic reference. With next pictures my hand looses a bit this bad habit of this "hay rendering" style. I hope you know what I mean .

    No. 7 - From life. This was actually made on Composition lesson mentioned above .

    No. 8- Not very satisfying self-portrait.

    No. 9 - It is my friend wooden mannikin (from Ikea) that lives on my window-still. He was covered in dust for a long time but now I find him very useful.

    No. 10 - Finally some drawing from imagination. At the end I used eraser a lot because of changing my mind few times. Not good. Not good. Too much mess.

    PS. Well. Besides drawing I can improve my english here .

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    Today's sketches. I don't like these paper marks but I can't remove them beacause sketches will loose much of their middle tones.

    No. 11 - From life

    No. 12 - Characters from Loomis.

    No. 13 - Only faces

    No. 14 - But I don't like Dragonball

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    Nice stuff. It's hard to realize improvement sometimes, but the best way to improve is to draw as much as possible. I will tell you from experience that the more time you put in every day, the more you will improve! Good luck and hope to see more from you.

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    yeah...drawing is like Bodybuilding !
    And if you really can`t see any improvements than just look at the pitures you`ve done 4-5 months ago...and you will see it

    hmmm i definately like your anatomical studies (e.g. the feet) a lot more than your other stuff...don`t draw from instinct if you make somehing without reference. (it seems like you do). Thats something for the moe "high-class" artists that have the knowledge in their flesh ! Draw with a acktive use of your knowledge. Like saying yourself "Hah the Deltoid have to bend this way and connects to the bone of the upper arm...this way it overlaps a bit of the trizeps..." ...or better just think it or people will call you crazy ^^

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    Thanks for comments and suggestions. I will try to construct from knowledge more. Today I didn't have good day with drawing. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

    No. 15 - My hand study.

    No. 16 - Mostly from Loomis.

    No. 17 - Something different this time. More like comic style.

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    I'm a bit sleepy but I managed to draw something. My trousers and pillow

    No. 18 - Trowsers and pillow.

    No. 19 - Trowsers and pillow again.

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    No. 20 - Another self-portrait.

    No. 21 - No title...

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    No. 22

    No. 23 - No life drawing subject for today...

    No. 24

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    i have the same problem, besides i work to live.. and time is short... how the hell shud you be creative with so much real life hassle? It is easy take your time and search for something that interrests u, then draw and study it...

    your art shows progress, but do you really want bad enough to break your limits? il see u soon

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    I see some good stuff here man - nice start.
    My advice is to have fun with drawing - instead of pushing your self too hard. Sometimes just draw ugly - i do that a lot. Just let your hand dance on the paper - dont worry about how it looks just enjoy how it feels!
    Then when you have danced for a while, slow down take a new paper and do some cool stuff. Use tons of refs and life. Look at poses and lightning and stuff. Draw something you have never drawn before.
    Main thing is - have fun while learning!
    Good work man.

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    Cold, Fellah -> You're both right. It's just that for a first week I wanted to force myself to draw regularly no matter how good will be the result. I got used to it enough and from this point I am also more conscious of many things that I should work on. I think I will slow down a little focus more on quality (and fun ) than quantity.

    I see that sometimes that when I sketch, I don't try to look for some better form. Just finish it very early with thick contour line. Then there is just a bit too fast rendering and I end up with something average. Maybe it's some anxiety of getting too indecisive or chaotic drawing?

    Anyway, I will just continue drawing. Thanks a lot for all suggestions.

    PS. In first posts I changed from images to direct links so that this thread can load faster.

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    No. 25 - I've never really did any mech stuff. This is my first try. One of those junk doodles .

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    After few days break I'm back on track.

    No. 26 - Nothing special this time. Just anatomy from Loomis.

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    Random Warmup Doodles. The girl on the left corner is drawn from reference.

    No. 27 - Don't know

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    My first DSG from yesterday - Biomech mermaid/merman

    Pencil+PS

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    Today I've spent more time on drawing than usually.

    Random warmup sketches. There are also thumbnail drawings for my DSG.

    Actual DSG - The beautiful tree-lined path.

    No. 28 - I'm a big fan of Ghost in the Shell and I decided to make a cyberpunk comic inspired by this anime/manga. Here's one of characters. Maybe I will put ink here.

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    Hi man.
    The new stuff looks fine. I saw the mermaid at the DSG -that is a really nice design - would like to se more.

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    Thanks Fellah. The picture of bio-mech mermaid was the succesful one.

    Sorry if I post only some not refined doodles. I just want to adjust myself to drawing simple forms . Most of the sketches here are made on small (A5) format so I fill these pages quickly. Maybe I should post only these more succesful and well designed drawings.

    DSG 754: High-seas spectre/ Aquatic wraith. I have learned about some mistakes form this one.

    No. 29 - My friend behind computer.

    No. 29a - I don't like my hatching/shading so I trained it here.

    No. 30 - I tried Mentler's G.R.A.V.I.T.Y drawing method. Not succesful... (but something changed in my drawing)

    No. 31 - Here I treated human as a machine. The difference is that I started to construct it with lots of small parts that could exist seperately. At the end these borders between them started to dissapear. I only couldn't convert arms into something simple.

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    Thanks for comment mentler.

    Here are two new pages.

    Figures drawn with help of anatomy books.

    No. 32 - I started drawing from the teeth and that's what came out.

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    NIce way of starting a drawing dude - with the teeth. Makes room for surprices! She looks so insane - i like

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    Canines

    It is great to draw regardless how you start ~~~ I start the Domenicus drawings sometimes with teeth, sometimes with a nostril an ear ~~~ I
    usually don't even know if I am doing a front view or a profile until I am into them a bit ~~~ when the final bell sounds it is all about what is in the folds in your brain!!

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    Nice start to your sketchbook. Keep it up. Improvement is evident already.

    Please stop by my new Anatomy Sketchbook and critique the hell out of it.

    "If everything is under control, you are going too slow."- Mario Andretti

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    Yes I already see Improvements in your last few sketch from earlier keep up the good work man you''ve improved alot great job! Keep crankin em. I really like the mermaid concept and your last sketch keep working with your wacom.

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    Thanks. Earlier I was starting drawing character mainly from head. Now the torso is first. Then I can adjust the angle of arms, legs and neck. It's easier to find balanced pose this way.

    I made lots of doodles today but they're not worth showing. Instead I'll post my mech. I was inspired by mantis shape. This machine is twice as tall as human. It can run very fast and can even climb walls with it's special arms. There are also small wheels in it's feet so it can skate at very high speed. Apart from machine gun it's armed with hidden mono-wire which can cut through almost anything and has big range (the slash has a radius of about 5 metres). It could be used by army in urban areas.

    Pens&Markers + Photoshop

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    nice start, just keep on drawing and you are bound to be even better. Just try to make drawing into a habit...ex. I always draw a few pages in my SB before I go to sleep. I usually start with the head but sometimes I start with the legs/stomach....but they all look messed up haha.

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    Thanks for comment aan. Actually I have this habit since the birth of this sketchbook.

    No. 37 - I've been drawing few female figures from reference. She is a model posing for Triumph company which sells underwear. The've got nice photos .

    No. 38 - I watched "I Robot" recently and there was a great fight between two machines. I noticed it was somehow similar to Aikido (stance, moves and so on). That inspired me to draw aikido style robot. The legs were hard to draw but finally I decided to draw his feet in perspective and the rest was just finding the centre of mass (somewhere between feet). Eh. Too much writing .

    Maybe I'll post more drawings today.

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