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    Gorilla face

    I picked up the Earth X Sketchbook at a comic sale last weekend. I haven't actually read Earth X yet, but the sketchbook was 1$ and I loved the art. Now that I've read the blurbs, I really want to read the series.
    I had to go to the laundromat yesterday, so I got comfy on the couch there and sketched.
    This is from Alex Ross' Hulk. He looked very gorilla-ish and I had fun drawing them. The sketchbook I'm using now is quite large, and my scanner is broken, so I took photos of the individual parts of the page.
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    and here to see the original (again had to photograph the page).

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    Hi thanks for dropping by my Sb Your last drawings really show improvment, nice sb you got. Keep posting.

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    ThanX for the drop by cool work`s you got here keep it up

    Choose to live a life that matters.

    * My sketch book : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=117461

    **My finished work : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...38#post1632938
    O.K now let`s ROCK
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    Huge fishy dump (no innuendo there)

    Thanks Here's some more. Still no scanner, doing the best I can with a camera.
    Some are just sketchbook pages, there's a Snidely Whiplash (referenced from a Googled image) and the birthday card I made of a friend (he doesn't have a huge nose like Snidely, but he is growing that fantastic moustache), some sketches for things I draw on bags (the bacon is forthis bag.

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    Moar

    Continued. The Snidley drawing bled through the page Some random marker doodles.

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    Additional

    More random sketchiness. Is it just me or is there a limit to how many attachments one can add? What's the limit?

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    Skeletal Madness

    I'm working on a skeleton for a friend, these are the beginning sketches. Tusks are hard. Also the start of a Conan (original by John Buscema). I just couldn't get his eyes right, going to come back to it.

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    Hiya! Thanks for the comment on my sketchybook. Looks like you got a lot of hard work here, I like the work on post 121 and 127, keep it up!

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    Some more random sketches. I went to the Zoo.
    The partially coloured monster girl is Scylla, as described in my friend's copy of The Oddessey. Camels are hard to draw.

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    Bunch of sketches

    A friend moved and gave me a pile of comics. They're stuff that's fun to read, but not that I'd necessarily buy. They're in piles all over my room as I have nowhere else to put them, so I thought I'd try a little self-portrait. I coloured a bit of it with my friend's awesome Prismacolour markers that I love and want and need, but he only brought a handful. I'll finish it later. Also, dinosaur.

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    Finished. I love those Prismacolour markers!

    Must draw more.

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    Miniupdate

    A friend posted something about wanting a shirt that said this, and this little guy popped into my head.



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    Good work.Keep up your studies !

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    It looks like you've had some good progress since your first post. I would like to encourage you to get a couple of good books on anatomy to work from. Loomis and Bridgeman are a couple of the biggies that come to mind. If you can straighten out your anatomy and just do a sh*tload of life drawings you'll improve all of your work. Draw, draw, draw and have fun!

    ...a perpetual plan for discovery days,where everyone can take part in "purposeless play".
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    Thanks I've been trying. I am having a hard time the anatomy. I've looked at some books and whatnot, but I can't seem to find one that makes sense to me. There's something about the anatomy I seem to be missing, it's a slippery fish, this concept.
    What has worked for you to get the anatomy thing down? The little wooden man? Drawing in circles and squares? There's just something that doesn't click with me, but I want it to!

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    Sketchness

    Some done with reference, most not.

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    Post Sketchness II

    More.

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    My subconscious is a deeply bizarre place.

    I've just been letting loose and allowing myself to draw whatever my mind cares to share with me. Many very strange dreams (what does Darth Vader need with my panties?) are opening the door to the monsters in my mind. I like to draw monsters lately, I work the mistakes in to the design. They're monsters, they can look like anything. Thanks, monsters. Thonsters.
    The dancing man was inspired by the Funk Boat; though not an exact rendition of any one person there. Many men were sporting some rather amusing moustaches.
    On the jack-in-the-box, I coloured a couple of the stripes on his hat. I haven't yet decided if I want to colour them all. Opinions? I'm not sure about the hair.

    I really need a scanner.

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    I don't draw enough

    A friend wants a logo. I don't know if it's what he wants, but I found it amusing.

    Also, I still really really need a scanner.

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    Sketchbook update (now with 46% more nerd!)

    The guy in the drawings is my VtM character. I'm trying to get a feel for how he looks, I have an idea for a drawing I'd like to do. I know there's a lot of problems in them, but I was working to get the ideas out.
    The amoeba and the bird were sketches for some bags I drew on.
    The stick figures were practice. I think my figure drawing is showing some improvement.
    The granny is from the Gloom card game.
    The dapper gentleman is from a photo I found online and forgot to bookmark or take down the info for.

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    Biggy updatey

    I'm having more fun and worrying less about how good or not good my work is.
    A larger version of the hourlies can be found here.
    The street and faery were done with my fun new glitter watercolours. I'm still learning this scanner, I can't get it to quite pick up the sparkle, or the very light colours.
    I'm doing more observation sketches, and since it's winter, they're by necessity quick, which is good for me as I tend to agonize over little things or give up when it's not going well.

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    it seems like you are drawing with a pencil, as if you were drawing with a pen

    and i would like to say that they are completely different mediums and must be treated as such

    use the pencil gently, try not to be heavy handed, and work towards developing more dynamic line quality

    other than that, i would recommend doing life drawings as much as possible,

    but rather then focusing on getting it right, practice seeing like an artist.

    try drawing some thing without looking, spend time on each little detail,

    who cares if it looks like shit, the point is to learn how to see before you learn how to draw

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    I can't seem to get the scanner to pick up pencil sketches very well. Hmm.

    The band doodles were fun, I was drawing names of songs, like The Cure - Let's Go To Bed. I think I'll do more of this.

    The kung fu battle will hopefully become a terrible short film.
    Any and all advice is welcome. What am I doing right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranje Joe View Post
    it seems like you are drawing with a pencil, as if you were drawing with a pen

    and i would like to say that they are completely different mediums and must be treated as such

    use the pencil gently, try not to be heavy handed, and work towards developing more dynamic line quality

    other than that, i would recommend doing life drawings as much as possible,

    but rather then focusing on getting it right, practice seeing like an artist.

    try drawing some thing without looking, spend time on each little detail,

    who cares if it looks like shit, the point is to learn how to see before you learn how to draw


    Thanks, this is great advice. I think part of the issue with the pencil is how the scanner picks it up, I can't seem to get it to get any of the fine detail and I have to darken the image heavily just to get it to show up.
    Thank you, I'll keep these things in mind.

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    how much time are you spending on each of these?

    i would suggest- rather than trying to capture the whole subject, focus on one small area and spend al your time and effort on that one area. refuse to classify what your are drawing, you are not drawing *insert subject* you are drawing something new and profound each time. do not allow yourself to think about what it is, spend time, your left brain will become frustrated and then your right brain with be allowed to actually see.

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    Hello, madfishmonger. Thank you for replying to my sketchbook. I agree with Oranje Joe. Try to concentrate on specific parts of figure drawing instead of the whole. When thinking in that perspective, it makes it easier to absorb what you're seeing. I think that your strongest sketches are your self drawn anatomy drawings. Just keep at it.

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    Re-scan

    Thanks for the helpful comments guys I'll take that under advisement.

    My friend came by and changed the settings on my scanner, so here's a re-scan of the hand drawing. Much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madfishmonger View Post
    I am having a hard time the anatomy. I've looked at some books and whatnot, but I can't seem to find one that makes sense to me. There's something about the anatomy I seem to be missing, it's a slippery fish, this concept.
    What has worked for you to get the anatomy thing down? The little wooden man? Drawing in circles and squares? There's just something that doesn't click with me, but I want it to!
    The best sources for anatomy study that I've found are George Bridgman and Andrew Loomis (http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?s=0&cat=12). Both teach you how to break the figure down into simple forms, proportion, and getting rhythm into a pose. It's helped me immensely.

    And, of course, there's no substitute for drawing from life. Find some open figure drawing sessions, or take a class. It's well worth it.

    Seeing some nice improvement in your work, keep it up.

    -Sid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chagan View Post
    And, of course, there's no substitute for drawing from life. Find some open figure drawing sessions, or take a class. It's well worth it.

    Seeing some nice improvement in your work, keep it up.

    -Sid
    Thanks! The sketch club that used to be downtown sadly moved to another end of town, but I think there's another one nearby I'll look into.

    I'm having fun doing hourlies, because I'm less concerned about the "goodness" of the drawing and more about capturing the moment, and it gives me a chance to explore drawing all kinds of things. I know I've made a lot of mistakes, but they get better every time.
    The mug was a huge improvement, I've always found that shape very difficult to draw.
    The haunted vagina thing....excuse the scan, the pencils were very light. To understand it, read this (NSFW).

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    More sketch

    A little bit more life drawing and some doodles.

    The guy at the computer is a character I've been working on drawing. I used RL for his face/head. I have to fix that hand.

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