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    Nate's Sketchbook

    Hey guys, I've been lurking for awhile now around the sketchbooks and decided I need to start my own. Hoping to get some real progress in heeya! Though I'm way busy right now what with finals, might be awhile til next update

    Anyway, on to the art!(I'm a beginner, tear em apart!)

    Starting with some older stuff, been in kind of an art block lately...


    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's THE MASTOID!
    Nate's Sketchbook


    Just messin around in this one, put in some skintone for practice, but it looks off somehow:
    Nate's Sketchbook


    Referenced from Joseph Sheppard's Realistic Figure Drawing. The face bothered me like crazy so I erased it and threw in some construction lines. I was focusing on body anatomy anyway so it's all good:

    Nate's Sketchbook


    A whole page of uninspired sketchin ended in this study of my hand. Desperately trying to work on my line quality, and threw in some colors for critique'n:

    Nate's Sketchbook


    No references but myself. Below the belt is guesswork:

    Nate's Sketchbook


    Whipped out some random medical style anatomy book and got this down. I have no patience for refined shading :

    Nate's Sketchbook


    Me, stickin my lip out like an idiot. Turned to look through a mirror behind me:


    Nate's Sketchbook


    Reffed from my face, couldn't get the fist quite right:

    Nate's Sketchbook


    Graaar! Last one, from my face again:

    Nate's Sketchbook


    That's all for now guys! Rip em to shreds!
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    dude you're definitely on the right track with anatomy studies and construction. . .keep at it! Also you might check out the loomis books. . .they're excellent for constructive anatomy of the figure. . .they'll really help a lot. hmmm. . .can't really crit the color too well because I'm new myself but you might think about value as you're doing your color studies. . .just to get that sense of light wrapping around form that isn't really there now. . .it'll make the studies much more powerful if the whole figure is affected by light (i.e., one side is lighter generally than the other, top is lighter than the bottom) instead of just the internal details being shaded 'independantly'. . .but great man!
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    Thanks for the kindness jkior! I'll have to get some patience and improve on that stuff. Expect more colorin soon!

    In the meantime here's some more oldish stuff straight off the thinktank. And I really mean it, my house gets hectic and my little bathroom's the only place I can concentrate sometimes

    Amother Sheppard study. My mom's got a Hogarth book around here somewhere but I can't find it anywhere:

    Nate's Sketchbook

    A few more for crit. I have a feeling the arms on the guy with a sword are too short.


    Nate's Sketchbook
    Impatient with the shading again :p
    Nate's Sketchbook
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Any CCs or quick drawovers would be greatly appreciated!


    Dang, sorry about the sizes, image hosting stinks. Anyone got good sites? I use PhotoBucket right now.
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    I think your best plan would be to slow it down. Everything looks fairly rushed. Slowing down helps you take in more information, and the practices will pay off a lot more.

    Try not to 'pet' in your lines. Just carefully calculate each line you need, and don't stroke it over 10 times. This is hard to adjust to but will be a big plus.

    Just keep on practicing. Goodluck.
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    Yea like Ryn said , your work does seem rushed. But thats not bad for your level.
    I like how you are trying to understand the anatomy in your hand drawing. A good sign that you are intuitive and that does come in handy down the road.
    Hold back on the shading for now if you can and just concentrate on line quality.

    Find that Hogarth book if you can ! That boosted my structure levels tremendously. Keep on .
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    Thanks for the crits guys! Ryn, I'll try to get them lines in good shape; aweshux, that Hogarth book's got legs or something cause I saw it a few days ago and now it ain't anywhere. I'm getting a boatload of other books(Bridgman, Goldfinger and the like) for Christmas though so I ain't too worried about it

    More sketches in the works!
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    New One From the Head

    Ah, sketching anatomy studies feels like such a chore right now, so I decided to do some color work instead. I got lost in some techno and droned out this guy to the beat Really proud of this one but now that I look at him critically he seems a bit soft, and those base lines really hamper the effect of the color, but I guess I gotta learn to put em on a different layer

    The FATMAN yall. Bout an hour and a half(maybe, I lost track of time somewhere in there):

    Nate's Sketchbook


    C+C always appreciated!

    More on the way!

    EDIT: Oh and props to killing.people for the photoshop tut thread! Badass
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    Not much this time around, busy with Christmas and the family and stuff.

    Got out my new Goldfinger and toiled on this one for about an hour and a half:

    Nate's Sketchbook

    After I got back from the swimmin hole I had too much energy, so all I came up with was these two crazy cats:

    Nate's Sketchbook
    Nate's Sketchbook

    C+C appreciated! More in the works as always!
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    Tried to go slower on this next batch. Didn't quite get there on the second one

    Nate's Sketchbook
    Nate's Sketchbook
    My pen exploded and I got ink all over the floor from airdrumming to Tool
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Did this awhile ago, is the face sitting on the skull right? I have a feeling the skull donor had a horrible overbite, so probably not... Anyway, paintovers appreciated:

    Nate's Sketchbook

    More in the works guys!
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    hey, dude... don't leave your SB by the wayside... I wanna see some more studies!
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    Nice herem but try more studies. They are a good thing to do.
    Check put my schetchbook if you please
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    Damn It's Been Awhile

    Hey guys, life's been... Busy around here, to say the least. Art kinda had to take a bit of a backseat to some family issues and a little loss of steam came in, but I think that's all been sorted out now. Anyway, onto the art. Tear em to pieces as always

    This one's kind of old:
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Let my and go loose for this one, probably gonna add feet sometime and color it:
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Spent too much time on this guy and he didn't turn out too pretty:
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Here are a bunch of value studies, took far too long to do. Thinking of adopting Bumskee's cool blending technique. Though I gotta say I like the big study of red on blue at the bottom:
    Nate's Sketchbook
    Nate's Sketchbook
    Nate's Sketchbook
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    Nate's Sketchbook

    Some oldish Vanderpoel studies, a bit tough to pencil-sketch his work but I tried on these ones for a good hour each, trying to stay as true to the original as I can:
    Nate's Sketchbook
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Here's a Peck study I did today, took me thirty minutes and the teeth drove me crazy(just about stabbed holes in the paper trying to get the right lines down there) but I sure feel the improvement:
    Nate's Sketchbook

    Eat em up, I gots the drive back and I wanna get the juice flowin again! More on the way, if I can ever get to bed that is

    *Aw dang, Photobucket downsized some of these Oh well.
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    you're making great progress, especially with your recent posts. i think you're on a roll. just keep it up man.
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