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    sketchbook of hope

    Well, this is my second posting here on CA with a try at a sketchbook. Hopefully I go farther with this one. I've started a website and I've been trying my best to improve. Please, C&C is welcome.

    I know it's not much, but I plan to do more updating, daily at best. The pictures are a little distorted because I took the pictures with a cheap digital camera, I apologize in advance.
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    hey and welcome

    the first pic i like most but im wondering how hes holding the weapon?

    salute

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    Anymale- Thank you anymale for the thought, actually, your right, he is holding the weapon in a strange way.

    Started on this piece last night, anything you see:

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    My only suggestion would be to work the pencils and lines of the drawings further, before bringing them into the computer for painting.

    Work on your figure as well. www.saveloomis.org Check out "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth"

    I hope you make good on your aspirations to update this thread regularly.

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    im still at it

    Sorry haven't posted in a while. No scanner, so I'm working a lot digital now. I want to do a single self portrait every day. So far I'm into the 5th day.

    Here are the results, and please tell me what you think would help me improve my skills.


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    Nice to hear that your going to kick asses
    Do it often, do it regularly, do it a LOT!!
    Improving is tears and sweat! just kidding .. maby some times perhaps,,
    Kick this thread daily and you'll improve in no time!

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    droppings

    Sorry its been so long, very busy. Moved into my first ever apartment with my gf! Should be fun, and will give me a chance to work a lot harder on my abilities. Well, I also got a new camera so I can take pictures of what I'm doing. Right now I'm taking 4 art classes, visual foundations I and II, advanced figure drawing, and intermediate painting. It keeps me going, but please tell me what you feel will help me improve. I'll be dropping more off tonight, sorry again for the long wait. I love this place, I feel like improvement screams from it, so thank you for letting me join.

    We have to create a 3-d mask so I made a few sketches to see what I want to bust out.
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    This was me just playing around(sorry for the bad quality):

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    Just some thumbnails for a box construction we had to do:
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    sorry, taken so long for post

    I've been busy/lazy..i don't know if what im doing is good...but im going for 50 faces a day drawing sessions....my anatomy studies are covered in my advanced figure drawing class...but im still doing studies on the side...please tell me if you think doing 50-100 faces a day would be a good idea...and are there resources for drawing them better...i know just draw draw draw alot and improvement comes but...you know..

    Also, i want to beef up my portfolio...but don't have any ideas on what to do to increase it...i'm stumped...i'm an idiot..

    Well here's the last 2 days worth...


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    Thank everyone for the help.

    Last edited by warlock1234; February 20th, 2006 at 09:57 AM.
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    sorry, taken so long for post

    i apologize for the double post...didn't know if the pics came up...and i didn't realize they were so big..again...i apologize.

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    None of the pictures are loading for me.
    Hmm, I don't think Geocities like hotlinking. Oh well. Guess I'll check back later.

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    they should work now, sorry about that. drp

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    well, this is last nights bit, just some armor studies, grr...

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    quick update for the night, sorry its not much...had intermediate painting tonight and advanced figure drawing....lots of work all together...i'd show you what i did in there but it would take up a lot of space on here...^'6...in any case...here you go...

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    alright...one more for the night...was feeling bad i didn't hit 50 faces today..now i need to work on the project due tomorrow...hmph...

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    Nice start at your sb, keep it going. You should draw bigger, that way you see your mistakes better and learn faster.

    My sketchbook:
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    you draw tiny. as Zhengpeng said, draw bigger. that will help learning the muscles, masses, details, etc.
    want to see more.

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    zhengpeng- thank for dropping by, and i will draw bigger!

    meykurt-thank you for the extra push to draw bigger, will do!

    here is a little update on a ps painting over my sketchbook face, i need to work a lot more digitally..

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    1hr to 1hr1/2
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    sorry...this is all for tonight...left sketchbook at a friends room...grr... but...i plan on updating tomorrow...

    well this was one of my attempts at PS...i love a lot of the work produced here in CA with the program...but i can never seem to get it down myself..i'll just keep trying

    im also trying my best to keep up 50 faces a day in my sketchbook...only hitting about 40 a day though...still...trying...i'm having a lot of fun with it..but i don't know if i should stick to realism or manga styles with the face studies..or both...i got my hands on a yoshitaka amano book...so i've been playing around with that face style a bit..i really enjoy the environmental designs as well...they are hella cool...

    any who...nighty night

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    Hey warlock. =) I can definitely tell you, keep up the quantity and avoid discouragement, youll see that the results start to pour in. Draw larger as well, as already noted. Practice will make perfect.

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    sirio_brozzi- thank you for the encouragement, and i will draw larger ^'6

    well, here is all i have for today...took me about 2 hours and all i have so far is the line work done on it....but at least im happy with it...please crits are welcome...i really like drawing machine/robotic pieces....so...yea...i try...

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    40 faces a day is fucking impressing man. Props for the dedication. My suggestion is that you stick to realism as much as you can in all your studies. That's what I would've done atleast. What I'd like to see you do is draw tons and tons from life and start studying the human figure more carefully. Read Loomis, Bridgman, Hogarth etc. or just take a look at Mentler's TSOFA. Mix it up 1/4 studies and 3/4 life drawing maybe. Really life drawing is where it's at for improving your skills, nothing beats it. And what you draw isn't the important thing, just draw whatever's in front of you. Your girlfriend, your cat, your comp, your dinner, whatever. Draw from life!

    -hal
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    pen issue

    now....i've been drawing with a .05 sakura pen for prolly 4 years now....when i try using a pencil....i usually just give up because i can never get the effect i want....now....i was just thinking that may be...i'm drawing extremely small because i'm using a pen with such a small nib size?....does anyone have an opinion on this?...do you think i should use a ballpoint pen...i was told it's a lot easier to work larger with...and i've seen a lot of artists on CA using them....please..any opinion would help i think....sakura .05 the wrong way to go?

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    Big Drop

    ok...been on spring break, and i had a scanner to use!! woot!..so, yea, huge update ^"^.


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    just a quick scan in from today woot, yep..scan ^"^...and this is just a zelda tribute...hehe..gangsta link...played ocarina of time a little...

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    Well, it would've been cool to help you, but i dont see anything
    not even a red x :/

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    i apologize for all the x's...they should be gone now...when i upload onto the site...it sometimes crashes from too high of an upload amount...grr...sorry about that...

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    just a quick drop at 2 am ...i own my own scanner now woot!!..good stuff...well this is all for today...
    just playing around
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    trying to do a joker
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    working on a fun environment and still playing around
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    right now i'm working on a chuck close painting stylized painting...fun stuff....later all, thanks for dropping by...and leave a crit...lots of crits ^'6

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    well heres tonights sketches....i feel like i need to improve but don't know what to do exactly...i'm working on anatomy...and continually do...should i increase my visual resources by studying reference items like clothes weapons environments etc etc....or will studying references slow down the progress i would recieve from just drawing from my head....i feel like i want to draw some robots and ship designs but i don't see them as functional when i do...or just purely unappealing..in any case....here you goes

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    any help is most accepted and appreciated, grotz for coming by ^"^

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    nonono u should study from ref as much as possible. i find that if u study it by drawing it ur adding it to the memory banks u have in ur head, and then later wen ur drawing, u'll subconsious will pull out wat u drew b4 and help u apply it to a current drawing or help problem solve an area. if anything it will help and speed up ur imagination drawings. u got some neat stuff here. just keep working, the more that u draw the better ull get. i might suggest drawing really quickly while lightly holding ur pencil to block in ur shapes and give ur head something to see and work with. then treat it like a sculpture and carve out ur drawing. practice practice practice is all. peace.

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    Thanks for the reply on my sketchbook. What would recommand for you to do is forcus on one thing. Don't try to do to many things at once. That what someone on my sketchbook said. Study human body and it anatomy and once you conquer drawing it move on to something else.


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