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    Journey of a noob.. 1. Learning Anatomy

    Hello. This is my first post on Concept Art and I would really appreciate any constructive comments and suggestions with regards to my portrayal of basic anatomy.

    I will be focusing my training initially on anatomy construction and with the help of critique, I hope to render more realistic and dynamic poses.


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    Could work on smoother lines, and be less sketchy - as it looks as if you're uncertain.

    Other than that showing great potential! Keep up the practice.....

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    He has a point about sketchy lines. But I'd be more concerned with getting everything down pat and then doing some more just be sure it's there for good, and THEN put out a few more with equal attention given to your lines. In addition the the sketchiness, while we are on the topic of lines. People make a lot of mention about varying line thickness, and light/dark, and whatnot as well. These first 3 look good, now just do 100 more of them in various badass action and you'll be set! Would like to see some pieces that you've really worked over just to see where you actually stand though, I think that would make giving you constructive criticism easier for anyone who comes by your book. One thing that I noticed though, is the middle figure - Her breasts don't seem to hang right considering the position she is moving in. her crotch area seems to be a bit too low, and her neck a bit too long. Also watch the ribcage on that. The rear/left are of her ribcage looks like it's completely missing in that picture, try laying out a basic frame of the skeleton before fleshing it out, and you will see results immediately.

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    Let the lead flow,dont stop it ,try to erase as less as you can,Know where should your line start and where it should end, then draw the line .Its good that you are doing anatomy and proportions studies.Keep up the good work.

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    You call yourself a Noob? ... then i must be like... a *nothing* or somethingO_o
    i want to see more (:!

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    Turtle: I admit that I tend to not 'plan out' my images lightly with a pencil but rather I tend to jump straight into commiting, that's when my sketches look too 'sketchy' as you have all noticed. I know that with regular practice my line work will improve too.

    Sepulverture: Thanks for pointing out those errors on my sketch, I will definitly be making 100 more sketches to get my hand and eye coordination up to speed. I will definitly do more training and referencing so I can actually post up a more 'worked over' piece.

    bhanu: You're absolutly right, I do ALOT of erasing. It wouldn't be so bad I guess if I didn't press down so hard on my pencil to begin with!

    Jofx: Thank you for the compliment. I think we 'noobs' need it once in a while.


    Thank you all for the encouragement and advice. I will definitly be posting more work again soon keeping in mind all the advice you have given me.

    Thank you again for the great feedback.

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    Looking forward to the update Shushu (Xiu Xiu?)

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    These are some quick anatomy studies I sketched the other day, done without much construction procedure. My main aim was to try using less lines to define a form.

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    Here a few more sketches I thought I'd attempt, in the hopes to one day be able to create much more fluid dynamic character poses...

    I realise my character anatomy isn't quite there yet nor have I fixed my 'heavy pencil' sketchy lines but I thought I'd take the route of sketching constantly to have my hand and eye co-ordination get used to the procedures of construction and practice.

    For each pose, I tried to use a repetitive procedure to get into the habit of construction.


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    In my next post, I will be putting up work in relation to 'head anatomy construction', just to have a break from body anatomy.... but please let me know what you think so far.


    Thanks alot! I look forward to hearing your suggestions and critiques.

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    Hi! I have here a few head anatomy sketches.

    I realise my construction isn't too good so I would really appreciate any critiques and suggestions as to how I could better improve future attempts at head anatomy. Thanks!


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    More head and body contruction studies.

    Here are some more head drawn from construction. Even though I followed procedures from Loomis, they still look distorted.

    I would appreciate any critique especially regarding why they look distorted and how I could prevent it.

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    I have also attached more anatomy and pose studies from contruction, with the aim of reducing scratchy lines, using very light pencil guides and less erasing.

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    Just a few more sketches made over the past few days.

    I thought to try more anatomical studies in terms of hands, feet and muscles to better my understanding of shape and proportion.

    Please let me know what you think and of where I'm going wrong, thanks!



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    the figures are really well done and your head/face studies are coming along...keep drawin

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wow, your figure drawings are very dynamic, you already improveing!
so just keep it up and you'll do fine!

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    Thanks alot for the encouragement guys! I know I still have a while to go so I will definitly keep on sketching.

    Thanks again for your comments!

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    Try to talk yourself through each pose for about 30 seconds or so before you start drawing. Makes you remember the pose much better...atleast for me.

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    I'll bear that in mind Chandan, thanks!

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    I have attempted here to create a 'semi-finalised' anatomy drawing, putting together everything I have learned so far in my studies.

    Please let me know what you think and what areas you think I still need to work on? i would really appreciate that. Thanks!


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    Hi there! After all the anatomical sketches and studies, I thought I'd finally try my hand at painting a character with clothing.

    Please let me know what you think of my efforts. Thanks!

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