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    Hey all! After self improving all summer, School started so I'm ready to fire up a new thread.


















    Please note that this is just recent stuff. =D C/C!

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    nice start !!

    just keep on fighting !

    i'll make sure to drop by again !!

    best of luck!


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    You seem to have a really good eye, you get most thing spot on! Great work. However, your line quality has room for improvement. Try using a pen sometime, it really boosts self-confidence when it comes to lines.

    Great start!

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    Hi, I can see the improvement but your lines are still kind of sketchy, try drawing long flowing lines.. the anatomy is definitely improving, keep it up

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    I gotta agree on the line quality, but your anatomy is looking better than ever. Solid stuff, keep this up!

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    I know about the lines, I really need to find some ways to practice. I try some contour drawings now and then, but I think I should do more. I'm getting a soar throat to. Thanks for the comments. I'll try to get more in after school.

    Here is a Dragon sprite I did last night as well.

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    hey hey
    Here's something that will help with anatomy: http://www.exrx.net/Workouts/Workout1LTA.html This is a site i used when i first started working out regularly. It lists all exersizes you can do for a particular muscle or muscle group and shows you an animated gif of the exercize. but what's really good about it is it tells you what muscles the exersize effects such as the Target (the main muscle being worked on), the Synergists (muscles that get a workout as well just by being connected to the target) and Stabilizers (other suppost muscles) and it gives you an illustration of the particular muscle, This not only shows you the muscles but also explains how the muscles work together to do what they do.

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    Thanks, I'll definatley have to try it out.

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    Great updates Pixel. Keep practicing the shading! I have trouble with it too, I get frustrated alot when I try to shade with a pencil, but you just gotta stick with it I guess. Keep updating us.

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    When your shading try to just build it up slowly by crosshatching. Well at least thats what I do, but my drawings have no life to them and that might be why. The anatomy studies are definetely better than in your last thread.

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    Mini update! I really want to apologize for not improving my line quality- I do want to say I try, but sometimes I forget and I just start over. Tell me if what I practice is correct- Longer, more sparse strokes capturing a more general shape instead of a contour line.

    Is that right?

    First sketch just some pen studies- It looks like my hand drawing is starting to advance some!

    Second is for a project in American history, we are going to ahve to teach the class over a 15-30 minute period about a topic between 1776 and 1860. I am doing Paul Revere's ride, which is technically 1775, but the teacher let it slide. We have to lecture at least 10 minutes, which I plan to break up with small animated sequences illustrating my story. Using Flash of course. This was just to try and capture a colonial feel. If anyone could give me some advice- as it is I think Instead of such a feminine pose, I should have gone with a much more erect, upstanding pose. Any thoughts?

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    hey pixeldragon!

    just dropping in.. it's great to see you posting all these drawings, looks like a lot of perseverence. remember to use straight lines and curves strategically. pay attention to the shapes of things, and what forms they're made out of. draw the simplest forms with the most basic lines first, then go more and more complex. general to specific.

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    great sketchbook I love the characters you drew near the beginning.

    Also I think I have a hand fetish or something so I love to see everyones hand drawings. What is the "new technique" you had tried on that one panel you said you liked? There was a differene in those hands and the others, even the ones after it, so I'm a bit curious

    Also, something I just thought of as I looked through and read some. Maybe something to practice for getting a less sketchy line would be follow through? Like in bowling when they tell you to follow through after you release the ball. I never realized it, but its something I started doing subconciously in the beginning to get the shapes, planes, and porportions down recently, maybe it would help?

    In any case, I'm really enjoying the progress you are making and being able to see it! keep up the good work and take care.

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    In the middle your hand studies are really great. The latest once are not up to the earlier quality. Try ghosting in your lines really light before laying down a dark line. Keep up the studies, it working and it shows

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    In case you haven't tried it yet. A cool thing to do when drawing your hand in a mirror, is to draw your hand as it appears to you in front of your face, and also as it appears in the mirror. It gives you a greater understanding of the pose and you get to draw both right and left hands.

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    That's an incredible idea.. Thank you very much! I think i'll try that! =D

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    Those hand excersizes... I feel I am really starting to become stronger at hands. Moreso than before, anyways! =D Thanks everyone for your advice! It's really helping me come along! =D

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    Damn your commitment is inspiring. I've criticized the hell out of myself many times for all the time I wasted when I was in highschool. I could have been studying art. One of the things I regret the most is all the figure work I could have done in class. I wasn't listening any way, so I could have been drawing heads, faces and gestures, and since you know all those people it's not as weird as staring at complete strangers in public places. If the teacher doesn't like you sketching them just say, "This is the way I remember." I don't know if you've tried that yet, but most of the students will like the portraits.

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    Most of my teachers dont like my sketching in class, because they dont think I pay attention, even though I'm usually the most attentive kid in class...

    And commitment will be next summer in Precollege at Ringling... And have you seen MindCandyMan's progress? It's awe inspiring.

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    I wanna be a rival too!

    lol jk...BTW, lets see some detail . Hand studies are look fabulous. keep it up.

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    I really think you're going the right way with those hand studies, try studying something else though. Just to throw some variety into the mix you could try making things out of the contour of your hand. I think I'm going to get started in an acrylics painting class in a few months, you should try to get classes.

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    In school at the moment I have Advanced Photoshop (Cause my teacher skipped me past beginners PS), Drawing 2 (Teacher is a horrendous artist) Painting (Awesome teacher) and sculpture (Same teacher as painting).

    I'm getting a farily wide variety. I think if anything I need to practice heads and feet and cloth more.

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    Net problems! Sorry! Gotta go! bye!

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    Wow. The improvements you have made in this thread alone are mind-blowing!

    Keep pushing it!

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    Thanks. I want to let everyone know as SOON as I get my new comp and scanner back up, I got a buttload of awesome new pics. Just wait!

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    I'm on a different computer now so I can see your pics, everything looks great, I see alot of improvement, the sps are getting better. Really like the minotaur too, keep it up!

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    Great stuff, try seperating the shadows and lights into just two different areas at first, it helps alot. I've been practicing drawing straight lines alot lately, it really helps with control, you should try it. I mean, to draw something correctly you have to have the physical means (control of hand and arm) to put down what it is that you're seeing. Curves can be simplified and more accurately stated if you observe them as a series of straight lines of different angles. Ignore this if it sounds like nonsense =P

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    I agree by the same logic, I just don't practice it as much.

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    I had some free time. Scanner isn't working atm either.



    Here's a cartoony one for people who like that kinda stuff. Tried to keep the personality as similar as possible, but I think I lost it a little from front to side. Oh well, here ya goes!

    Sorry for the small res, I never realize how small I'm doing it til I finish D:




    Here is a progress shot. I decided to model my own kid, if anyone else wants to try, PLEASE DO!!!! I'm not learned in 3d yet, at all. I used what I remembered from the Hobbiy Guy's tut. Crits please! (PM or messenger so as not to clog this thread.



    2n'd prog shot. I realize now to make him bald, with only the headband, then to add head, ears, and hood later. Crits still!

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    More progress since this morning. maybe an hour and a half or more of tweaking. Gotta go for the moment, tell me what you all think!



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