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    Man, I should be studdying like you do. You look like your puting in alot of work. Good to see. Its coming along nicely. You ever just open up one of your sketchbooks and just start scribbleing? Kinda just free flow and see what happens? Be intrested in seeing some of those too.

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    Wow, you have really been improving from those first few pictures that you have shown. I must admit I am really impressed. You are quickly picking up on your mistakes and fixing them. Keep up the excellent work, and I will be sure to keep an eye on this sketchbook

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    Just dropping by, studies are showing lots of improvement Those hands are fantastic. Keep working hard on faces. Looking forward to more ~

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    Here's something that I thought was rather funny...so I'm using it as an update to shut some people up..you know who you are!*cough*texahol*cough*



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    lol it would have been funnier if you put porn instead of a warning message.

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    hey man. got some proportions for you, i don't know if you know them already.
    the figure is 7.5 heads tall. humerus is 1.5 heads, radius is 1 head, femur is 2 heads, tibia is 1.5 heads. the nostril wings line up with the inner corners of the eye. the corners of the mouth line up with the pupils of the eye. top of the ear lines up with eyebrow. bottom lines up with base of the nose. widest arm span is equal to figure's height. i think the nipples are 1 head apart.

    but yeah, you're doing great. draw a bunch of circles and boxes, fill up the back of pages with them so you can get those shaped worked into muscle memory and help with coordination. life drawing of course. pay attention to foreshortening. don't pet your lines, once your pencil hits the paper don't take it off until you've drawn the curve or line you needed. Keep your lines strong and confident, trust me it helps the look of your drawings a lot. Draw what you see not what you think you see of course. Do blind contour drawings to help with hand/eye coordination. Look at the figure as a whole. Block in shapes first, then work towards details.

    um thats pretty much all i got. doing some great work though. keep it up.

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    Keep up with those studies. I notice some of your eyes are bit stylized almost almond like. Try to imagine the eye like an orb and covered by two lids which are set in a frame, which is the skull. Keep posting

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    vast improvement from page 1.. good studies, keep it up!
    looking forward to when you finally get a wacom too

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    hey, its great to see you doing anatomy practice and such, and also that you're drawing from imagination, but i think you need to work some more on facial proportions etc, and combining imagination with reference. Often, i might take a boring reference and do something with it with my imagination, so its still making it your own, plus you can get rendering, proportion and anatomy more correct, its a good way to practice i think . your lines are also getting much better, more fluid, but i would suggest a sharper pencil, or a mechanical pencil so you dont have to bother
    anyway, keep updating, itll all pay off =]
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    I see the evolution

    It's coming together nicely Stark. I think you'd have a blast if you tried some looser medium like chalk or charcole.

    Working with those will loosen your hand and will make your lines flow more freely. They are a bit messy but quick to work with and get down values and form really fast and easy.

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    *exhales heavily* Ok, It's done. I'm updating this bad boy right now. I'll get to comments in a later post, but thanks for stopping by Lefran, Deadred , Addiso, BuckWeisel, Jamin, PigeonKill, etc The contents below include a quick sketch of lefran from the image in the Lounge thread, a crappy SP of myself (took me pretty fast to do it), a couple of busts and heads of various imaginative people, an arm and shoulder study from Jeno Barcsay (This is a most fascinating book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to work on anatomy. I also recommend Stephen R. Peck for anatomy also.) Hmm...what else...

    I guess that's it. In most of these you'll see random eye/nose/mouth studies from different angles, different sizes and shapes, and a few different of things.

    Have fun and PLEASE HELP ME OUT SO THAT I CAN GET BETTER.

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    Hey Starkface, things are looking solid. I think you could benefit from gesture studies from life. When you draw from photos, try to do value studies. Don't just go for the outline, but try to copy the values, and keep them simple.
    Keep going mate!

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    Keep working those studies man, your getting better and better. Also really start paying attention to values!

    C&C welcome
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    hey stark, your lastest updates shows a more nice line control and some of the faces are better too, your taken a good direction...
    i know is repetitive but when you take time to do some drawing its see the diference when you dont.
    but in general you improved your work, and make a lot of drawings thats a good thing...
    as always take this as a suggestion...
    keep the work and have fun..
    thanks for drop by in my sb, i appreciated that...i check my private messages but i dont have anything...

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    I'm no expert, but i can see you are putting the work in, good stuff, keep it up.

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    Stark, its about damn time you updated this.

    Now to get into ripping you a new one. I like the initialtive that you are taking on your anatomy. But you need to start thinking about masses and the values to create those masses. On the contrary to what you post in my SB, I say take a break every now and then from your studies. Draw 2-3 monsters just to loosen yourself a bit up.

    Keep posting more, less IRC talk!

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    keep em coming

    The Barcsay studies look great and your faces are aslo coming together. As John stated you need to study values more for your renderings.

    A good excercise in my book is to start by giving or finding the directon of the main light source. Imagine the lightrays hitting your object which should be imagined as a composite of geometric primitives like planes, cylinders, cones, and spheres. Try to memorise how these primitives catch light and cast shadow.

    The planes that are perpendiclurat to your lightrays will be brightest and the faces that are tangent to or facing away from the rays are the darkest. At first use only 3-4 tones to get the solid forms down. That should be enoght to make the forms read well and when you are comfortable with it you can move on to gradations between these values and secondary lighting.

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    I think you are making some progression with your last post, stark. Keep them coming!

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    YAY! I finally have my wacom in my lap and I've been doing some great sessions with sciboy in sketcher. He's helped a lot and I'm gonna continue to make it happen. It's an Intuos3 6x8 and I love it all. I've got the hand eye thing down, now I just need to work on the more complicated stuff like values, color comp, strokes, different brushes, etc. Wish me luck and expect more updates that are digi more than tradit.

    John: Ha, starkface... > Yeah, I'll work on some more studies and values.

    DIMAGYAN: Thanks for stopping bye and giving some advice, I'll try to keep that in mind...

    halflife99: I'm not progressing as much as I would like, but it's mostly me being lazy. I'll try to bust my ass harder and lvl up quickly.

    Lad: Heh, yeah, you've been riding me to update, so, I did and here's another for you.

    Addiso & loolarge: Thanks for stopping by and giving crits and comments, will take into account.

    Well, here's a quick 5 min gesture of my sis. I need more work too...



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    those studies are coming along nicely in your May 5th update.. not sure about the latest post tho.. dont hurry stuff! speed will come with practice

    glad you finally got your wacom, looking forward to see your digi works

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    i think the work heres going good! you can deffo see your improving. keep up the good work!

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    Had fun in sketcher tonight , I'm passing out so I'm making this quick, just keep drawing more figures and faces like you're doing. Right now, I'd recommend just getting the correct balance and proportions of your figures before you start creating the anatomy. Draw every day and have fun with it, I know you're on irc a lot, or at least what I can recall of how much I look at irc, drop in sketcher more often, I go in there a lot.

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    Thanks Leahjuku. deadred. Kvick...I'm still messing around with pencils as much as digital, so once I get enough sketches in the moleskine up to par, I'll update this bad boy with more pencil deliciousness! Heh..

    I was messing around with my wacom a bit since it's new, just getting the feel for things and putting the buttons and different uses in my mind. I got kinda fed up and put it away one night b/c, well, it wasn't making my art better. I know it's rather naive to believe that a $350 USD tablet will magically enhance your drawing skills, but I figured it would at least make it easier. I realized though, that a drawing tablet is just an extension of your already established drawing abilities. You have to hone the skill the same way, whether first in pencils or digitally. So, I'm gonna rock this moleskine dry in maybe 2-3 months and then finish the damn thing off, buy another 8x11 Canson hardbound SB, and continue.

    Enough rambling, here are the sketches I did in sketcher tonight

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    thanks for posting in my sketchbook. i can deffinatly see improvement in your drawings. the anatomy studies look real good; though instead of doing studies of muscles in various parts of the body, study the proportions of the body instead. some of the proportions in your drawings are off. practice and study heads. another thing that will help is studying and copying master figure drawings. draw, draw, draw, every day. keep up the good work

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    Try and keep up the life studies and referenced pics. Try to draw what you see and not what you think you see. After you do enough reffed stuff you'll find your mind has a certain memory for form.

    Keep trying Stark!

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    Stark, I think you should take a break on the color for now. It's more important to have a good understanding of form and light. I spend hours just looking at other pieces of work and photos just trying to gain an understanding of it. You've got to give it time, just work on gestures and studies everyday as boring as they might become and don't only study people, study nature, you'll get to where you want to be one day.

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    Hey stark. i see you are working with colours and digital, nice.one good thing about digital is the free ambient of experimentation, because you don't have to worry about quality of materials and quantity ,and you can easily change things.
    so use that freedom to try everything that comes to your mind.and of course don't stop drawing in paper, in my opinion traditional and digital share the same points and even thecnics. in the last post the head is well done, it has some flaws as the rest of the body but as others says you have to practice from life and see anatomical references(i don't want to sound offensive or repetitive)another thing i see is the rigth hand don't show in the draw, you don't finished? anyway take all this as a grain of salt.
    practice, keep working and have fun.

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    improving, dude...but you need to do more studies! your anatomies are still way off, and there's a stiffness to your approach.

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    Just bad pics and bad quality...

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