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    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April

    Most recent stuff on the last page at the end!

    Hey my name is Fran and i'm from South Wales, UK. I started this sketchbook when i was 16, i'm now 20, and studying illustration at the University of the West of England in Bristol.


    Hey all i just thought i would post a few random pieces from here and there
    I know im not half as good as you lot which is why ive joined this forum to finally do something about it
    im gonna try and draw some more !
    Please feel free to C+C as any comment is beneficial and then i can improve some more

    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    This is supposed to be Frank Miller sin cityesque
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    This is a lichtenstein study
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    A Braque style church
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    GCSE. A hamster but alas i did not design it, just a study
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Quick study of a model from a fashion magazine, im surprised it actually looks like her
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    unfinished sketch of a random guy in a magazine, it actually looks like the guy too wow just not acurate in terms of anatomy...im so crap at that something i need to look at
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    A self portrait in Lichenstein style its not finished and i cant draw the face! you can kinda see my outline heres the pic for any tips
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Girl from a fashion magazine, face proportion slightly out and im not very good at hair
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Like i said im not very good at hair so i just practiced drawing some different styles some were drawn on the bus
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    GCSEA Barry Godber study ( came out darker than real life)
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    GCSE a study of an artist whom i cant remember using 4 different types of paint
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    haha does this count as character design?? lol its a quick doodle

    Im not sure if this below counts as proper character design. i designed and drew the characters myself but theyre not like ...proper characters lol
    (Quicksilver, here is the original Trevor haha)
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    like i said im so crap compared to you lot, so aaaany criticisms are welcome as thats why im here i neeeeed to improve so bad
    feel free to message me either

    lefran x

    (Image below for Sketchbook cover- see image later on in sketchbook)
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    sorry if i put too much in there and some is not as recent as other bits but im new to this and dont know what to put there

    my aim is to draw something good to phase out the crap eventually


    ....its a plan.....

    probably wont work lol
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    Put as much as you want in lefran. I'd suggest you buy a book on anatomy, the one quicksilvers getting.
    Also make your line weight more defined and stonger. With practice you'll do it easy

    btw, dont name your SB as the worst ever. When you do that, you get in a self defeatest mindset, which is never good.
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    Crit #1: STOP SAYING YOU'RE CRAP!!! [throws a teddy at Fran]

    You have good ideas - just try and take your time and observe what you're drawing from (if from reference) more thoroughly. K, you don't have to be as fussy as me, lol, but try to dedicate more time into your work and I'm sure you'll see a difference.

    Practice, observation and patience is the key. Oh, and motivation! You should know about that from hearing me moan about it in college, haha.

    As for everyone being to good here, try looking at it in a positive light by being inspired by them rather than comparing and putting yourself down straight away.

    See you tomorrow~ x
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    ........nuff said!
    (awesome post)
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    yeah i am really inspired by everyone and i know im not gonna be as good as everyone here coz a lot are professional etc i just need to spend more time
    im drawing as i speak lol
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    hey, i like your portraits.
    but the others have been right.
    buy a good anatomybook and practice.
    you´ll become better, i promise
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    I did a few doodles yday just to practice

    Heres a self portrait of myself
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    The errors that i can pick up on myself are that the nose doesnt portrud enough at the tip, the cheek is too narrow ( picture is wider), the eyeline is too straight, is more diagonal in the picture , something wrong with the top lip not sure what....
    and i think the gradient of the side of my face on the left is off?

    Heres the original picture, any other faults you can see please let me know and ill try to correct them
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    if its too light let me know and ill darken it
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    On that last one, yeah really try to push your darks as much as you can and think about what lines to use, if you se your left eye (viewers right) there isnt a whole line connecting the all the way across the lower eyelid, try to render that in as correct as you can and try to use as little lines as possible i think the result will look more accurate. also the back of the head is a bit short hehe.

    try working on your depth/form and foreshortening, i guess the best way to do it is tons of lifedrawing.
    welcome to the sketchbook section!
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    Nice start! Keep working and don't get discouraged...

    in you last SP, if you draw a horizontal line across your face that lines up with the bottom of your left eye (on our right), the other eye should be completely well above that. In you drawing, it trespasses onto the line...

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    I decided that i dont really like pencil that much so i thought id try biro ( even though its coloured lol)
    Lefran's sketchbook: 20th April
    Heres just a doodle to try and work out basic anatomy, i did it without a reference but its sposed to be me as its my hair and clothes ( but i dont really look like a 4 year old in the face lol) that wasnt really what i was concentrating on i drew in any old face lol
    (oh and if your wondering what the blob on the side is i sketched out the anatomy according to that drawing to see how wrong it is but it didnt show up on the scan so i drew it in roughly in paint ( on a laptop with a touchpad, harder than it looks!!) )

    what i can see wrong is:
    1.hair too wide ( the dangly bits)
    2. Face shape not accurate, chin too small etc
    3.Narrow shoulders
    4.torso too short?
    5.gorilla arms when compared to torso! ( i have a habit of doing that even though i do have long arms theyre not that long i dont think)
    6.Hips too narrow
    7. Legs too skinny and too short
    8. Feet too small

    Its kinda cartoony lol not sposed to be though lol

    any crits welcome im here to improve
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