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    Mike Han's sketchbook

    Hi. I think I've been improving lately so I made a thread. I use reference pretty much all of the time.

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    mmmm nice, first piece looks pretty good, the dress in the second one very nice though the bg looks a little messy. What are your goals with art? how old are you? Lets see more stuff!

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    It looks like you are doing the right things. I wish ye good luck!

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    Rblitz7: I'm 19, studying Electrical Engineering. My short term goal is get better at drawing, long term is to study art and paint portraits. Yeah the background has too many lines right now; I have to smudge it and then redraw lines over it. I forgot to mention I'm copying the girl from a Waterhouse.


    I saw a picture of a bird and thought it looked like a person, so that's the sketch I'm posting. The cast drawing of Voltaire is something I did this summer, I think it's the best piece I've ever done so I'm putting it up here as a benchmark.

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    Worked on the Waterhouse study some more today. I'm drawing a cast of Zeus (I think) in art class, I need at least another 6 hours on it though. I learned that when shading, it's helpful to leave some lines to help map out the planes and give an object a stronger sense of form.

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    So I finished the dress. I have to practice the face a couple dozen times now, one square inch is pretty small for a head...

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    After trying (unsuccessfully) to draw a face that small, I think I'll leave my study faceless.

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    Hello Mike! You have done a nice job with the master-copies. Why not switch to drawing from life, though? It’s a more effective way to learn than copying subjects that have already been recorded in 2D by paint or photo.

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
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    Did some more drawing from life yesterday. I think I could have better on the leaves. I didn't remember to vary my line weight until halfway through, but afterwards the drawing was a little more interesting. I probably could have been more focused though.

    I think the wind chimes are pretty bad; they don't even look like they're made of metal. I also tried to draw a tree, but I got my ass kicked. I can't break it up into planes because its one of those Christmas-type trees; it's made up of groups of branches, and there is shadow/open space between them. I tried to group the branches together, but I still don't know how to really render a tree because there's so much going on. Right now I'm going to try to draw just part of a tree and see if I can learn something from that.

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    Today's edition includes:

    A portrait of Chamillionaire
    Some sketches I did to get used to my Wacom
    The house across from my backyard
    A photo of said house

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    Mostly copies of drawings by Sargent and Whistler. The tree is from life.

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    Hey MikeHan, good stuff here bro!! Nice portrait sketches. I also have a hard time with trees. Keep postin more stuff bro!!

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    A copy of an etching by Whistler and some blocks.

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