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    Zergaloth Sketchbook

    Never hurts to share your sketches with others, I guess. Inspiriation for others, advice from others, etc. So let's get started. Here are some hand studies I did last night - I'm going to focus on anatomy.
    Crits pls.

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    Some of the pencil lines have dissappeared with the scan, anyone has a solution - I tried Levels in Photoshop already, no result.

    I miss volume in all these sketches. For example the one with the open palm - There's no volume in that, but when I draw every line my hand has, it's just a mess.

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    I like your studies Zergaloth really guid.

    Btw, uhhh, you might want to smoothe you shading a bit. and in the last two studies, the fingers look too small.

    but I do zat all ze time

    and thanks for your really good replies on my "finished" piece.

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    Shading. I really should work on that indeed. I always go totally when I see pieces with real fine crosshatching. How do they do that without turning it into a mess? And if it takes hours to do it, is it still a sketch?

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    Yes it is still, a sketch, if thats what you think it is. It's only really a finished piece if you say it is.

    I stick to smudging. shade in lightly then smudge it.

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    Oh no, I hate that. Now thát makes it look messy.
    Besides, I'm a pen and ink guy, so I really need to do proper crosshatch-shading.

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    the hands are lookin good, and i do agree about the shading needing work
    the 2nd one from the bottom, the fingers look kind of long in comparison with the other fingers...the bottom hand is lookin great

    post more!

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    hi

    good studies, I am shocking at drawing so can't comment on the quality, but maybe it will be good if you started from the basics, like the bone structure if you have time. It's a hassle I think but seems to work. Also I think the trick to drawing the hand is getting the proportion absolutely right. Your last one seems to be the best out of the lot.

    I am not a smudge man myself, I did a fair bit of cross hatching but now only hatch, try hatching in pen, that sort of helps. But you should concentrate on form and getting it right before getting into techniques though, techniques come naturally after a while.

    Hope to see more.



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    all i can say is keep drawing,look at drawing styles you like and even copy them, especially masters. one really good thing about them is you have a boldness in your line. you are not afraid of mistakes and once you "get it" I see you using that same boldness accurately. good job so far. and this is your bible http://www.saveloomis.orgSave Loomis

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    Good start to your sketchbook. Slight proportion problems but you are already orking them out by the looks of it. Have to agree on loomis that man will get you there.

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    Hi! Nice start, I'm always digging studies crits would be that the fingers you drew are having some issues with several things. In the first drawing, the thumb is looking weird, and the second finger (you know, the pointing one) is overal too flat. Remember that the finger is thicker at the base than at the tip. The hand in the last drawing (upper pencil-hand) has some serious proportion-problems. I'd suggest that you do some bone-studies of the hand in order to get a right feeling for the proportions and struckture of it. But I think you'll master this in no-time!

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    Amazing - thanks for the site!
    Will post more of these soon, I'm drawing like hell.

    PS: I don't suppose anyone has done the work of putting all those pages together in one printable file?
    Edit: Oh. Here they are. Andrew Loomis Printable Books

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    You need to post more images!! And another thing I forgot to add, was that I like the movement your getting in the drawings so far lookin goood!

    You want to improve in the croshatching you say, well I'd say that the second last hand there, is pretty good crosshatching just practice in a fine tip pen, then you be forced to use crosshatching. and yeah, Loomis is great. I learned a lot from loomis about hands.

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    ah yes. post some images. it's on the list!

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    I like thee hands so far, but remember that fingers are about as long as the palm. Try to draw the outline of all four fingers at once, (Or undersketch them), then go from there. May not be expert advice (I'm no expert) but it works for me =D

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    I dug these up for the New Media Coloring Book, and thought I might as well post them here too. Older work.


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    Okay, I should redo her face.
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    My dad is co-writing a Latin handbook on Virgil's Aeneid.
    I offered to do some illustrations and they let me draw one to
    compare with other illustrators and... they picked me!
    Bear in mind though, I haven't had much of an art education and
    I'm but 19yrs old. This was my first 'real' illustration work.

    They're meant to be black and white, so color is out of the question.
    (besides, I wouldn't know how).
    Second, I had the intention to stylize, to leave as much detail out as possible.
    The picture won't be printed that large and I thought a good, clear image
    was better suited here than a detailed picture with lots of stuff to look at.

    Keeping that in mind, please give me all the crits and help you can.
    I'm very eager to learn and if they give me enough time I'll redo them all.
    I'll redo the third one for sure, because there are SO MANY errors in it,
    I'd be ashamed if it got printed with my name under it.

    Aeneas in the storm, praying to the gods for safekeeping:
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    Stylized Dido and Aeneas sailing off :
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    Aeneas fleeing Troy with his father on his back. (MUST REDO THIS ONE)
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    Aeneas entering the underworld:
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    Try to practice more with reference or life drawing to get those proportions right, it will improve your drawing from the mind too. You defenatly got the creativity

    Good luck.

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    I really should get reference more often, that's right.
    But it's hard to get a photograph of a small old man on the back of a 30yr old.

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    Nice sketchbook Zergaloth. I guess I'm a little late, but I see a lot wrong with this one. Her right (your left) shoulder is too jagged, and, as you pointed out, her face is off. Her arms also look manly, but the main thing I saw was that her crotch is enormous. The stuff in your last post is fantastic, I love the simplistic quality. Good luck with the illustrations!

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    I know, I should've used my 20Gig of pornographic pics as reference for that Venus-character.
    But that's a rather old piece, and I'll leave it as it is.
    The illustrations are recent work, and I'm glad you like them already, cause I will be making them better.

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    ‡‡‡‡‡ Bone Gathering ‡‡‡‡‡

    Illustrations are coming nicely <> graphically very strong

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    Previous closeup was denied for looking too 'comic' and because Aeneas has an unappropriate cruel look on his face. (I ask you, what man, stabbing his foe to death after a brutal fight, wouldn't look cruel?)

    Anyway, here's their more seriouslooking Aeneas. Now they want me to remove the blood.
    And does it really look like he's wearing glasses?
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    Oh and here's some doodles I liked. Since this is my SKETCHbook, i'll put 'em up.
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    hands look good, people already mentioned any problems i can notice.

    I like the 2 figures on the stairs a lot. nice strong contrast!

    keep at it

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    Took me a while to find this, u should put your url in your signature if possible , anyway, very very nice hands, they look pro.
    Even though the artstyle of the next drawings isn't my favorite I can still see that the techniques used for it are very nice. I'm very much into realism, hence why i love the hands

    Also, thanks for replying in my thread, I appreciate it

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    A little update.
    Exams are finished, will start sketching more/again.

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    You seem to be developing a nice high contrast style. looks like awhile since your last post. Would love to see more and how you're developing!

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    Hello Zergaloth!

    Just draw, as much as you can, study from nature, other masters, photos...and everything is gonna be all right.
    And one good advice: drop in recycle bin all your pornographic folders. It will be really very good to you ( as it is for anybody else ). :o)

    Thank you very much for your comments on my post. I appreciate it very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bursac View Post
    Hello Zergaloth! And one good advice: drop in recycle bin all your pornographic folders. It will be really very good to you ( as it is for anybody else ). :o)
    Wh...What!? How did you know?

    About the drawings above - these are over three years old.
    I really should update this sketchbook but i'm too lazy to scan and i can't take good photographs. most of my drawings are larger than A4 so that makes scanning even more difficult.

    I'm surprised people still look for this sketchbook and post comments.

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    because people at the Belgium-CA-Meeting last saturday told me to do this, i'm posting some newer work, though it takes an awful lot of time to scan and correct all these. so you might not get regular updates here.

    what's new? some portraits, some life drawing, some hands...

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