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    Derram's Sketchbook...meh

    So, first of all, thanks for stopping by. This'll be where I post all my child like doodles for everyone to look at. Obviously, I doubt myself a little (heh), so thats why I'm starting this. I want to get better, and just whining about it isn't enough any more. Soooo here I go!


    meh.. it was all crap anyway.
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hey, Nice start! You have nothing to loose so just keep drawing!
some recommended stuff is loomis! check my sketchbook, first page, very
loong down for link! and download the PDF'S for free!
and yeh, welcome to SSG27!
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    HEHE, thanks Dile. This should be fun.

    For today I've got a 2 new practice sheets, I'm itching to do a finished piece so something will be finished soon.

    First up, The top portion was from ref, mainly newspaper. The face and organ thing are all me. BTW, it was supposed to seem as if the paper had a rising face on it, but a screaming organ is kinda cool too... gotta redo that.
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    Next, more doodles from the bus. Execpt the car, the car I did waiting for the bus. Never thought I'd be upset that my bus was early....
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    C&C's always welcome. Thanks for making it this far anyways, heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianna
    Wow, I might as well have said "I am working on a book urging the beating to death of baby whales using the dead bodies of baby seals."
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    Hey Derram

    Nice start dude. would recommend you work your anatomy some. Learning anatomy teaches one so much more than just anatomy. Learn to treat limbs as separate masses that are attached, interlocked. Refrain from making them one big mass. Also remember that a line doesn't need to just go around something, but over, under, in here and up there.

    If you have time check out mentler's thread. That dude is a master at this, tons to be learnt from him. otherwise get something by loomis, hale or bridgman.

    Great start dude, keep drawing!
    cheers

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    welcome to SSG27 dude!
    i mostly agree with demeted, start studying the basic anatomy lessons. stay
    away from detailed studying and consentrate on structure and the basics.
    keep practicing, it pays off in the end bro!
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    Hmm, good advice all around, thanks! I guess the outline thing comes from coping to many pictures... (not trace, copy.) My post for today is an example of that. I've been drawing for a while now, but most of that time was dedicated to coping stuff. So, I got pretty good at that... but still can't draw my own stuff for crap. Sigh, any ideas?
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    And on the original art side, I did this a month or so ago, decided to put it of till I get more anatomy studies under my belt(especially the waist/hip region).
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    Still awaiting the day I complete a drawing... someday, someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianna
    Wow, I might as well have said "I am working on a book urging the beating to death of baby whales using the dead bodies of baby seals."
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    ~beating the path~

    Hey Derram

    Copying stuff can be good, especially some of the old masters' stuff. Ideas on drawing your own stuff? Yep - just do it. Just start drawing don't think about it just do it. If you need inspiration watch a movie - Alien and Riddick are of my alltime favourites. Or have a look at other people's imaginitive stuff - Hurricane, Mentler, Wesley Burt, Marco Djurdjevic, Sparth, Vyle there are tons of great artists.

    My point being: art is a language, and to learn any language you must speak it and read/hear it. Thew more you take in and put out the better you will become.

    Last ones are a good improvement - some problems with proportions in the last one, but it will come right in time. The thing about Anime/Manga (and most other comic art) is that the original artists know their anatomy inside-out, and know how to simplify it. But it's little use to study things that are so simplified. To get off the beaten path one must first be on it, to simplify anatomy one must first understand its complexities.

    keep drawing, keep posting, you're doing great!
    ciao!

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    Heh, thanks. It's funny, when I think about it. Forsaking a strength is what it all comes down to. Thanks again for the thoughts, very uplifting.

    Now for today, I gots my first round of postable anatomy studies. Mainly the legs, but I'm also looking into the waist and pelvis as well. I didn't draw the toes on the middle image because it was a quick sketch built off a frame work. In fact the calf isn't shaded, thats just one of the original guideline lines. I think it took maybe a minute, Definetly gonna practice that technique.
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    Wow, I might as well have said "I am working on a book urging the beating to death of baby whales using the dead bodies of baby seals."
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  • Ah, Awsome to see you doing NON-ANIME studies
    thats just pure awsome! keep it up derram!
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    understanding the relationship between the ground and the pelvis and the pelvis and the rib-cage is paramount to constructing any pose with movement in it or any sitting/reclining pose. So it's great to see the sketch at the top of the page. Also great to see you representing them in terms of cubes. cubes are great for quickly establishing WHD - width, height, depth. They also (and subsequently) help create form, and form supports movement.

    Think the foot without the toes look better - everyone can see it's a foot there's little need for the toes. Don't overstate the obvious, as Mentler always says.

    Great to see these studies - they're really invaluable. Cannot wait to see more of them, cheers dude!

    Dile: Ha - glad you liked the quote dude - something Mentler taught me. ciao dude.

    - d.
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    Hey there fellow SSGer! Keep up the studies! Draw from life! Try to stay away from the anime for a while, believe me it'll suck you in. You need to draw from life a lot and learn to understand form. I hope to see some updates =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksama
    Hey there fellow SSGer! Keep up the studies! Draw from life! Try to stay away from the anime for a while, believe me it'll suck you in. You need to draw from life a lot and learn to understand form. I hope to see some updates =)
    Couldn't agree more, I believe its good to understand the way things work before you try to develop a certain style. Studies and drawing from life are good way to go. Keep em coming. mentlers work is a great source here to learn from, countless others out there. keep at it.
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    I like the way that you drew the bunny on the top. yea, you should do anatomy also. that's what i'm doing and i can feel an improvement already. keep drawing.
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