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    Davide's journal - Scribbles and doodles from Rome

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum, though I often take a look at your works here.
    First of all I really want to excuse for my poor english...it will be hard now to introduce myself without any mistake, but I'll try!
    I'm Davide, I live in Italy and I'm a 22 years old student of industrial design ( I'm about to earn my degree). I love drawing, and I'd really like to make a living at it, but I aint got any formal education, and...well, I hope that keeping this thread open will improve my drawing skills, and my english as well!

    Obviously everyone is welcome with critics and suggestions!
    Ok let's start....I'll try to update this daily with at least one new piece...

    Update april 22th: I'm looking for a good place for studying/practice drawing and painting, and I'm really interested in enrolling at Watt's Atelier in San Diego...I could move there in march/april 2007 (first I have to earn my degree here in Rome). What I'm asking to you guys is: COULD IT BE A GOOD CHOICE?



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    My trackball, life drawing

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    My camera, life drawing
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    Photo ref.

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    Photo ref.
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    Not bad man, you've got the propportions down on those men. you should try to do some perspective pieces, maybe with some foreshortening. That's that i'm working on too.

    It that first drawing of a roller ball mouse? I give props to any one who can use one of those God-forsaken things

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    ciao (e' un paicere veder un altro italiano, finalemte )

    well, niece stat, my fav is the last one (although the guy looks like he's about to slip from the rail)...
    jeez i hate those trackballs too ...anyway, post more stuff

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    Well, just another couple of pieces I forgot to upload before...both life drawings
    tomorrow morning I'm gonna be sketching for a while by the park, I'm concentrating on life sketching because many people says that is a must for beginners. See ya!

    The Gnoll:
    Siamo gli unici due italiani?? Tu di dove sei?

    Ps: you won't believe what i'm saying, but I'm really happy with my trackball! Quite comfortable...


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    i don't think we're the only two italians, there must be some more around here (at least i hope so )
    i'm from Modena anyway
    yeah, i guess life sketching IS a must (quite boring IMHO, but i guess it has to be done)...maybe you could practice with some anatomy too (guess who...Andrew Loomis books )(really good books IMHO)

    ciao!

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    new update/ 7 april

    Ok, new update for 7 april. Here in Italy it's not so late, so I think I'm gonna have more practice in life drawing later...meanwhile I show you some new works.

    It's just the 2nd day of my sketchbook, and I know there's not much to see and to comment on, but as many of you I need to be daily encouraged about my works, so come on with critics/suggestions, everyone is really welcome!

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    Life drawing, it took about 1/2hour to complete
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    Very quick life sketch ( maybe 1 min?)
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    Photo reference. Quite happy with that

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    Quick sketch from photo ref, took about 5 mins ( charcoal)
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    New Update/ 8 april! A few anatomy studies....

    No replies for last update! Well I don't give up, here's my new daily update...unfortunately I ain't got much time to sit and relax ( and draw!) these days, I'll be spending most of my time studying boring stuff for an exam till tuesday...so no life drawing for now, only some figure drawing studies ( with a great help by Loomis...) and two old pieces....hope you'll find something interesting in my update this time!
    Ok let's start...



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    These are 2 works I did about 2 month ago, for training in perspective/environmental drawing ( no references). Still got much to learn about persp, as u can see.

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    3 sketches from photo ref....I'm trying hard to get my lines rough and soft, sometimes it seems like I use a cutter instead of a pencil ( any suggestion about this?)

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    Male proportion exercises, from Loomis's book. Just the front/side. I'll start working on mannikin frame in a couple of days.

    That's all for today, I keep drawing at least 2 hours a day though I got a lot of works to do...I wish I could have much more time to spend drawing, but I guess many of you could say the same! Dunno if I will update this thread tomorrow...I'm gonna be working from 8 a.m to 10 pm!
    I'll do my best....see ya!
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    Wow, I'm definitely seeing improvement in your line quality and I really respect people who can draw cars. Let's see some more loomis studies! I'll be watching.

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    Just keep the sketching going. I would suggest doing alot more studies from the loomis book and other books as well. Try to think of simple shapes first. Shapes will do more justice to proportion and details. Try to draw through your forms as well. And try to keep loose to, I feel that you are being to tight with your sketches. I hope that helps, try to post alot more and maybe I will be able ot give more feedback later on.

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    New update 10 april: old stuff + something new...

    Hi everyone, welcome back to my journal...Though I've been working for 30 hours in 2 days ( by the polling station for italian elections....really stressfull) I've got a few minutes for sketching something...nothing special, I feel very tired and stressed so I just began studying the loomis mannikin frame at a very early stage...I promise you a more interesting update for tomorrow!
    Meanwhile I show you some old works too...
    See you tomorrow!

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    Ok, these are my mannikin stages...really at early stage as you can see

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    Well that's old...a couple of months ago. Just a figure drawing, trying to get the right drapery effect

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    This is old too ( I think did it in february)...I started drawing some perspective/environment studies then a huge airship-like wasp flew into the canvas...I'm somehow scared looking at this...

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    Old drawing ( january): when I broke my right feet I spent the first 40 days of 2006 in my bed... I really got much time for things like this...

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    Quite recent sketch...very quick, very simple...I'm somehow happy with that.

    I really hope that someone will find something to like/dislike, comment on or discuss about my old works, because even if I'm starting from foundation studies now ( life drawing/sketching plus anatomy), I've got a background (probably full of mistakes!). Thanks everyone for stopping here!

    ps: as I said before, forgive me if my english is a bit poor, I'm doin' my best!

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    Ops

    I just forgot to thank smashpansy and matt smith for their replies...

    matt: that's exactly what I'm goin' to do...sketch tons of drawings trying to get less tight with my pencil!

    smashpansy: more car drawings soon, I really enjoy drawing vehicles, though I still have to do it with photo ref!

    See you!

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    Small update / 12 april

    Just a self portrait, with pencil and a graphite stick.
    See you ( got a lot of free time tomorrow...finally easter holidays!)


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    Toh un altro italiano.


    In complessivo, buone proporzioni e una decente conoscenza anatomica.

    Dovresti lavorare sulla qualita' della tua linea, renderla piu' sicura e decisa.

    In ogni caso, continua, sei sulla buona strada.
    DON'T CLICK THIS

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    Update for april 13!

    Hi everyone! Spent many hours drawing today...I'm happy with this even if the results aren't so good...I thing I'm working the right way and this gives me lot of patience.

    Also I'm not busy with university studies/works in this period, so I got a lot of time for searching a drawing class/course to join.
    I was seriously wondering if taking online classes at academy of art in san francisco...cause I got no money ( at least for now!) to go and stay there.
    I'd start with foundation classes ( perspective, analysis of form, figure drawing....I REALLY need these things)....then I'd take some illustration/fine arts classes...
    The question is: whenever I wouldn't have to pay for staying/eating/everything else in san francisco, online classes are quiete expansive ( I wonder 11-12.000$ per year)...
    Is there anyone who can tell me about his experience in online classes?

    I feel that I got a lot of force of will and ambitions. I really don't want to give up and loose money/time by studying in some ridicolous school in italy....These questions are driving me crazy...EVERY suggestion about this would be useful to me. Thank you

    OK, now stop talking and let's see today's works....

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    Studies on Loomis Mannikin. Worked a lot on them, hope this will help in figure drawing...

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    More studies. This was the last page. Almost everything done without looking at the book ( obviously)

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    Quick sketch from photo ref.directly with Prismacolor Markers

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    Mmm...I've done this during a coffee break from Loomis book!
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    Quick environment sketch
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    I scrawl this kind of Space Airship/Pullmann/sci-fi thing...It definitely sucks! But I've almost never sketched airships...next one will be better!

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    nice studies here..im liking your enviroment piece, has a nice perspective. Your mannikin frame poses look good, they'll help a lot when it comes to poses and movement, good stuff.

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