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    Sketchbook by Autarkis, and assorted life drawings

    Hey guys, been around conceptart for a year or so, but never got around to posting anything, i guess i didn't have really the drive to keep on drawing enough to be proud to post anything here, but it changed. So here goes.

    Mainly life drawing (and/or casts) so far. Lots of older stuff Im definitely not happy with, some gestures i like (Im finally getting the hang of gesture drawing! I think?). Will scan some sketchbook pages too.

    Looking forward for critiques and general thoughts

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    recent gestures :

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    A little less quick studies :

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    Sad attempt at painting ~.~, if anyone has tips, or what I would need to do to achieve better results...please! tell me!

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    Hello, Autarkis. Very impressive figure drawings. They are not stiff at all, but have flexibility and movements of human body, I enjoyed looking at them very much. Proportions, volume are lovely. And I like your shading on most drawings. Very elegant work. Thank you
    Sveta Dudetta

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    hmmm...

    I really like the majority of your stuff. The lines and shading of the charcoal studies are , to use Sve's (hey Sve, good to see you) word, elegant. I do suggest, however, that you try some geture drawings in pencil. It's a whole different feel, and they will be less crowded and obscured. Overall, great stuff. Oh, and about the painting, keep trying. I'm not really a painter, so I can't give advice, but don't give up on it.
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    Unloading number 2

    Thanks Sedig and Sve .

    I know that gesture drawings will be less cluttered with a pencil, but in that class Im taking, my teacher is steering us away from using pencils or pens. But here's a couple done in my sketchbook from either master paintings or life drawings...

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    A couple 7 minutes studies
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    Leg and Arm studies - 10 minutes.
    Lower Leg way too skinny. Totally kills it
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    20 minute studies
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    Oi

    You have some good studies going on. I might get scolded for saying this, but I wouldnt mind seeing something that is not a study . But I understand the life drawings, they are both a great teacher and a great subject very little more inspiring. anyway before that becomes a rant, ill just say its no crime to post smaller, good stuff man keep going.

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    Hey dude! Nice to see that your still posting those great studies and gestures. I looked at your paintings again, and I think I can help you. Try tightening up you edges. That should help you

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    hey these arent bad at all.. I see you're from san francsco.. are you at the academy? these look karl jensen influenced.. nice rhythms overall, but you got a bit of the sausage link thing going on in the limbs.. remember that in the human body, for every push inward of a contour there's an opposite push outward.. we're built like this to give our bodies strength and stability, sort of accordoin-like but extremely subtle.. also it looks like you're going for value way too soon without looking to see how the shadow affects form.. light and shadow IS form.. start with the overal shape of the shadow, if you need to contour it out first, thats fine, but dont just throw a big mass of tone down just cuz you think you need it.. and i'll quote le_fish: go to workshop!

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    Hello, Autarkis! I like those studies a lot, Very energetic, with a powerful impact on viewer ( me, in this case ) studies. Great feeling of weight and volume, Proportions are so-o-o-o beautiful, sigh.
    So thank you
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    MainLoop: Yes i do go the academy but I havent taken Karl, im currently in intermediate with Jason Bowen.
    Thanks for the tips, I'll try not to lay down a tone until it's more needed. I have been influenced by Jason who always lays down a tone then either darkens/lightens it up to define it better. (and I go to all the workshops i can attend )

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    And here we go.

    A couple portraits i worked on (2.5 hours)
    From the worst...
    Sketchbook by Autarkis, and assorted life drawings
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    To the best (imo)
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    Couple Hands + Feetstudies from life
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    Wow, always love seeing great figure drawings. Beautiful drawings I must say; love the amount of detail and just the overall feel of them all. I'm definitely gonna keep watching this thread; keep up the great work!

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    and a little update

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    I need to put up some paintings as well. I'm kinda unhappy with most of the figures in the sketchbook from last week. And I can't seem to nail down the whole figure anymore. Hopefully with a little more study this weekend i'll be doing better

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    i'm really digging these life drawings. the longer studies of the 2 backs are really great.

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    these are amazing. everyone is a superb figure study, that covers every angle it wishes to. my only suggestion would be to begin cleaning up your line work. certainly you have a grasp of lighting, shading, form and figure. now its about time to put all that to use with polishing them up to make them more realistic. your portraits are impressive, but the line work, being rather rough, takes away a sense of the characters that you have drawn here.

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    I know what you mean Azeira, and I've actually started trying to move to a cleaner line, with more minimalism of those lines, and pushing thick/thin edges further than I actually do.

    But everything's looking like crap so far (just started this weekend) hopefully by next weekend I'll be doing better

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    And here we go, dump for this week

    Quick Gestures [ 3 minutes ]
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    One hour long
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    Feet and hand studies... blah.
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    very impressive work.

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    These latest one hour drawings are beautiful. Makes me wanna go to a life drawing class right now. Unfortunately it starts next year. You obviously understand what you are drawing way better than when you started this thread.
    I'll keep following your progress. See you.

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    My goodness. You totally deserve stars.

    I think you should break up your updates so that people have more chance to notice your thread before it goes to page two. Because you are at least a 4 star. I am not saying do it for the stars, but it's a pity if people miss your thread just because it's not on page 1.

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    ParkerD: Thank you. I'm loving the energy in your sketches!
    Placeboast: You can't get enough life drawing. Seriously, if i could, I'd sit on a horse all day long and draw . Makes me happy!
    ThreeEyesWorm: Well thank you. That comment makes me all warm and fuzzy inside, especially when coming from such a great sketcher as yourself!

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    I particularly like the three minute gestures above and the hour-long study of the woman and the bird. Other favorites (even though you said "blah" ) include the hands and feet studies, the profile of the woman on a bluish paper is gorgeous as well. there is a very definite progression from the beginning of the thread to the last couple of posts–i can really see the improvement from the beginning to present

    One thing that i might suggest is to ( in the way that you did in this image
    <http://phantomflow.com/fineart/november/endof/reclining.jpg>) try to minimize the visual impact of the hard outline around things. I understand that with something like a quick gesture outlines and skeletal frames are inevitable but with something that you have time to render it makes the drawing that much more convincing. just a thought

    thanks for posting in my sb btw!

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    Well I havent been around a scanner or a digital camera for the past couple weeks, and now that I've stumbled upon one, I only have a sketchbook around
    So here goes a few things in my sketchbook, none of them go more than 20 minutes.

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    Wanted to kick off a series of quick portraits, to get faster and better at getting likeness.

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    30 minutes or less i believe.

    EDIT: wrong picture posted twice. ha.

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    I really love those feet and hand studies! Great use of contrast. How long did the recent quick portraits take?

    Awesome SB though, I'll be keeping any eye out for updates

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    20 minutes to 30 minutes. I need to stop hatching in one diretion only, follow the form.. thats so hard to me!

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    I like the way you've created some of your drawings, with quick lines refined later and the dark outlines of your pics. I'll keep an eye on this thread, Good stuff.

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    Very nice figure drawing studies. Keep it up. I like it that you use different media. Cool

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