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    Mitch's Sketchbook

    whats up?? I'm mitch, i'm 16 and from a crappy little town in NW illinois. I started sketching about 6 months ago (thanks Holt)......So check it out!!


    NEW STUFF ON LAST PAGE!!!

    Last edited by mitch; November 8th, 2008 at 04:40 PM.
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    Mitch's rockin ART

    Heres the art.......

    mainly non ref. from a couple weeks ago


    non ref other than a couple from my new anatomy book.


    slight magazine ref


    start of my self portrait


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    Hey Mitch, welcome to CA!
    For someone who started drawing recently, you're quite good. The sketches are on the right track. I wish the pictures were larger though, makes details harder to see.
    Keep posting!

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    It seems you have the same problem as me, using too light a pencil. Try some darker shades.

    cheers

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    I told you you would get more than I did. !! Sorry about the size, my bad. Go ahead and make them bigger. Also, if you don't use more darks I will flay you alive. Oh, and on the cup, work on the top eclipse. If you nail that, the other curves will follow. Keep sketching and posting.

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    Hey thanks guys for posting!!!

    SirGreenSock-thanks for the compliments and i'll try to make the pictures larger and darker.

    Nutter- i'm going to start drawing hrder with my HB or even with my 4B.

    TFK-i'll start making references to my anatomy book and drawing more often.

    Sedig- HA!! sorry dude. thanks for the advice on the cup and i'm jsut going to start drawing darker.

    THANKS DUDES!!

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    hey mitch...glad to see you starting a sketchbook. My suggestion for you starting off would be to do a bargue drawing or two and then move on to a pencil still life of an apple, etc... from life. Check out the bargue drawing thread if you want:

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...drawing+thread

    Trust me when I say that's the best way to start. You are jumping into things without really even knowing how to use a pencil or what to look for in your drawings and that will only lead to frustration. You can learn by the way you are going but you won't learn as quick. Do two bargue drawings and then do a long pencil still life that we can critique you on...one that will be ongoing for a while...and you will start to understand what you need to do. That's my 2 cents.

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    MCM-thanks, i will definantly try to do that.

    self portrait


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    Oh man that is a huge leap!!! In a week!!! I guess photoref? In this one you have SO much better understanding of form and light and overall anatomy than on the earlier ones... And that you have learned to draw what you see and not what you think you see. Well done! *clap clap*

    You just keep doing that for few years like every day and we´ll have ourselves one master in the makings!

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    Hiipi-thanks for teh compliments
    Holt-I will try to keep up on that

    a few ref form my anatomy book(minus a few non ref)


    some ref sketches (the hand is a gesture drawing)hand and face 2 seperate drawings


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    That self portrait is really great, man. Keep drawing! Life and anatomy. Thoser are two keys to nailing the figure. We're all struggling so welcome to joining us in the struggle! Keep at it.

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    Form

    Thanks for dropping noticed that you are spending a lot of your time shading the first consideration is always form shading or shaping as I like to call it is a support function if the form is not strong not amount of shading will save it you seem to be working hard so work harder on the underlying form shading is greatly over rated

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    just some mainly non ref sketches



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    the 2 going up the right side of the pafe are ref, the rest are not.



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    hey thanks guys for all of your posts, they are really helping me out!!

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    Welcome to CA

    Thanks for commenting my sketchbook by the way

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    Thanks for posting in my book, thought Id return the favour.

    Good start. I notice you draw features a lot, however Id suggest spending more time on the general construction of the head. The big forms are way more important than the features (of course, well drawn eyes wont hurt). Your self portrait is great (and it reminds me that I should do that myself). Keep up the good work.


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    not bad for someone just stating out its acutally pretty good keep up the good work

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    Dang mitch. You just keep getting better. Anyway, this is the first time I've been here in a long time. It's good to be back. Don't stop posting.

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    sup mitch..

    thx for commenting my sketchbook.
    as far as i can see, youre on the right track, really like those faces, like the SP most... keep on rockin it dude.....

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    Definitely on the right track Mitch! Keep up the good work!

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    mitch, looks like you are off to a good start with your drawing!
    my suggestions: 1.) try to keep it loose and not get too worked up or caught up / committed into one drawing. 2.) keep drawing and don't get discouraged!
    please keep it up! Can't wait to see more updates!
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    these are all from a while ago because photobucket was being gay.

    just a bunch of non ref sketches.



    my english final. we had to create a portrait of othello.



    sketches with self portrait (the big one)



    i got a manican for christmas. i didnt draw the one in the lower right hand corner.



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    Ah, Mitch is back, still in the game. I like the two drawings you did of your wooden figure, not a bad job with the forms. Try to work on the structure of the faces and heads you draw a bit, Loomis Drawing the Head and Hands is a good book to start with (in case you havent got it yet). And dont get discouraged, this stuff is not easy.

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    I love the wooden figure!
    What I think you need to keep in mind is directions of your shading. The way you working at it now is nearing 90' which comes off as more of a pattern then a value. I'd say do more of that wooden guy.
    Keep it up!

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    This is mitchtastic. Keep it up. On your next SP, push your darks. This is definitely the pot caling the kettle black, but try anyway. The planes of the face just became one big grey pool. The features are floating in it. You might even try taking a kneaded eraser to it and picking out the lights. Mr. Roddy could give better advice on that than I could. Keep drawing. Also--draw more from life. Find someone who isn't moving and draw their ENTIRE face. I think it will help you.

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    holt, thanks for posting. i'll try to draw more often. (i've been kind of sluggish the last week or so.)

    Sabe-thanks for the advice man.

    Sedig-thanks for posting in this dusty old thing, it really helps. i'm gonna start drawing after school whith you and roddy more often. thanks man.

    a few ref and a few non ref


    all ref but one


    self portrait and manikin.


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    Hey mitch!

    Nice sketches, I think you should practice the body anatomy too and try to add more contrast to your pics. Try to do line practice so that your pencil strokes are strong and confident. Another suggestion is to try drawing skulls too. ^^b

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    hey,

    nice work going on, i agree with transitory. Do some anatomy drawings, or maybe even Loomis, which I'm doing atm But you have improved from your first sketch man! Oh and thanks for the post in my sp

    Qxzi

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    transitory-thanks for the coments and the advice man, they really are paying off for me.
    QXZI- hey man, i'll try to do that more.

    All ref.


    all but the 4 in the lower right hand corner are ref from me.


    basically just playing with my new markers.


    all ref but one


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