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    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    I am rather young, IE haven't graduated highschool. Heres some stuff I've sketched. I figure, why not let complete strangers tell me how terrible I am.

    Some Eric Larson style muscles-
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    Some more realistic torso stuff-
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    A robot-
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    Some more Eric Larsony-
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    Back to a bit more normal, taken from a concept design for a character, though the site was in another language, so I don't know the artists name.-
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    And some muscles I did recently while looking at some of at various peoples stuff.-
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    And to top it off, a piece I did after seeing a certain entry in the Hellgirl contest over at Artxilla, basically a copy sans horns.
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    I hope I didn't cause irrepriable blindness in anyone. Remember I'm still WORKING on being able to draw, I don't hold any illusions as to my current level of suck. So feel free to tear into me, I know how terrible all of it is.
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    Right then - firstly, I've seen a lot worse. Secondly, stop bitching! If you think you suck, you'll derail yourself. I don't mean you should go around thinking you're an art god, but having a more positive outlook will almost definitely help, and self-pity (which comes across as being quasi-masochistic here) isn't ever good.

    You've obviously got a basic knowledge of anatomy - work on fleshing this out, keep studying, pay attention to proportion, balance, etc. Probably the best site to check out would be www.saveloomis.org

    Other than that, just keep working. If you want to get there and you put the effort in, you'll get there.

    Hope that was of some help,
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    You´re not bad. Shut up and draw!
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    Midnight: HAs pretty much cleared every thing up and said what is what! but as this word goes "quasi-masochistic" you have either spelt it wrong becuase there is no such thing...

    Allso draw from life every chance you get. Set up of objects like cups, apples, glasses, and then get a sheet, put over a chair set up the objects as you wish, grab a lamp and draw away....
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    To clear things up I am happy where I am at, considering where I've come from as far as skill goes... I was just leery about my first post because to be frank a lot of the members here are rather intimidating in skill.

    There won't be much bitching from here out. Sorry about that, just making sure I didn't come across as big man on campus. I figured its better to come across as masochistic than a braggart. Because nobody likes somebody whose too big for their britches. That being said.

    Heeeereees a torso-
    Edit: resized it.
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    Annnd heres some real quick back muscles-
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    Your starting out at a pretty good skill level, there are some people who have been here for a year or more and are at the same level. Here's some stuff to try or not. Get yourself a model of the human skeleton. It doesn't have to be a lifesized one, but it's important to have in order to understand muscles. Also get a book on perspective, "Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest Norling for example, that's really the first thing an art student should study. Check out "The Natural Way to Draw" by Niccolaides at the library, do contour, mass, and modelled drawing exercises, the other stuff is optional. "Drawing and Perceiving" is worth a look too. Apply construction drawing(relating complex forms to basic ones, in order to accurately measure in perspective), and those niccolaides exercises to the skeleton, playing around with these ideas will really solidify your understanding of the skeleton. Remember to take, learn, and apply ideas from many different sources.
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    Thanks! Actually I've been using my "Anatomy Made Easy" by Christopher Hart.
    "Drawing Human Anatomy" by Giovanni Civardi
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    "Dynamic Figure Drawing" by Burne Hogarth
    I've been trying to find some good perspective books at local art stores but sadly they all seem to have nothing specifically focused on perspective, and I've been a bit leery to buy online without a good preview of what I'm buying.

    And because I don't believe in posting in my sketchbook without something to offer heres some doodles I did a few minutes ago.
    They are just various snippets taken from various things in my "insperation folder" whatever caught my eye as I was scrolling through the images.
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    Oh and a drawing of the Crow, again a mimic of someones work over at Artxilla quickie, did it a few days ago actually. Nothing fancy.
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    Great start! It's always nice to see someone starting drawing with such a dedication at such a young age, makes me jealous when I realise that you will be hundreds of times better than me when you reached my age

    If you search for something to study anatomy from, why don't you take a look at some of the studies here?

    Just 2 of awsome thread you can study from (And if you have questions, you can just ask them ):
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1432
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...3&page=1&pp=60

    Keep pushing and don't loose interest, you have potential!
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    Thank you for the advice I'll check those threads out! Not that my reference folder isn't bursting at its seems already.
    I cracked open "Anatomy made easy" by Christopher Hart, I just tried a random page. It was on how to draw skinny people.
    She cam out a tad tall I think though. But what are you going to do eh?
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    Oh and I dug through my sketchbook for other random goodies. These were done a while ago. (a few months). Though not from the begining when I started drawing, about 10 months ago. No way in hell I'm showing you guys THAT stuff.
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    Just finished this. I don't know how much time it took, and I don't want to.
    Stupid friggin tree.

    I give you. A tree, I used a picture I found in someones sketchbook here as reference, for a few minutes. Then I just went from my head.
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    I wouldn't worry about being bad. You seem to have a pretty good idea of what you're doing, with that all you need is to keep studying and practicing.

    One thing I'd recommend is to simplify your forms when you're starting a drawing. For example your Crow with the gun and sword--it looks like you were drawing the muscles before you actually had the geometry for the torso, which makes it come out flat. Draw the basic shapes first, study them to make sure it looks okay, and then start adding detail.

    Your hellgirl is very nicely done--good light and shade there.
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    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.
    I would like to show you the sketchbook of the guy who did the original.
    Sadly though I can't seem to remember whose it was... I shall post it if I find it.
    Not much, I know. I'm doing some perspective/anatomy studies I will have up
    later if I get a chance to get to 'em. I may be too bushed after jujitsu.
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    I know I know! I should be drawing more. Also the anatomy study I was doing fell by the wayside and I've been busy (Blatant Lie) , so here is a page of stuff I doodled from my "Insperation" folder.

    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    And heres a quickie sketch I did of supergirl a... few months back I think. Wow time flies.
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    Oh and I found this other supergirl. Here.
    Smith Wesens Terrible attempts at drawing.

    I know its not much in terms of appeasement and I need to dedicate more time to drawing! I'll work on a quick sketch I'm doing and post it later.
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