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    My name is Lee and as you probably can tell by my nickname that I am probably older than most here, if not all. I drew from the time I was around 5 years old until I was sixteen or seventeen when I stopped. I have never taken any art courses, so I do not have any knowledge in any other medium except graphite. I am now over 40 years old and trying to recapture my artistic abilities, if one can call it that.

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    Hi lee
    nice to see your SB
    you show basic understanding of form and light which is good (and not everybody does^^)
    in the first one the eyes are a tad too far apart but nothing rly wrong about it
    the second one is quite flat when you work with colour already use highlights as well as shadows to show volume

    so drawdrawdraw and post
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    a sketch from a store catalog, no rendering
    trying to get proportions correct.

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    40, eh? Well that means you are almost as old as me.

    That first head looks pretty good. Try to reproduce some reference as accurately as you can - it's hard!

    Keep posting and maybe something wonderful will happen.

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    Hey there Lee! Thanks for the kindness over at my SB bro.
    Let me return the favor here. I realize you must feel like a person trying to take a sip from a fire hydrant at this point.
    For me sometimes sketching out a quick gesture of the skeleton beneath can establish a characters mood and feel. Check out Phuzion's SB...he's got some phenomenal work when it comes to that.
    Im enjoying the second post and would offer this challenge as well, add paper either physically or digitally...and finish the rest of her body so that you can get a feel for her entire being and how she is grounded. That pulls into play your imagination and makes you think about the proportions of the ankles and feet.
    Ohh...and let me recommend another SB Rebecca Kimmel. Brilliant, brilliant artist with a superb knowledge of the human form.
    Keep your work rolling in...I will be keepin my eye on this sb.
    Cheers!

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    Goodbye..fromthevoid: thank you will try to reproduce a ref as close as possible. I have to learn to be patience, rendering takes a loooooooooong time.

    Helzon: a challenge already? okay, accepted oh, I seen both rebecca's and Phuzion's sb, they are both amazing as with many in here.

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    a couple of quick sketches

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    I like where you're going already, Lee. I'm so glad you're doing stuff from reference. There's a way to really challenge your observation skills and quickly improve your anatomy knowledge: after drawing something from reference, put everything aside and draw it again without reference. The difference will indicate what you need to work on.

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    . Age is irrelevant in both art and on the internet, so have no fears.

    I’m going to cheerfully contradict dogfood: when you can draw from life, do, and only use photographs as an emergency backup. Drawing from life is harder and a better teacher; drawing from photos can easily become a crutch.

    Do you have any goals with your art, aside from just getting back into it and having some fun?

    Post more art!

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    dogfood: thank you. hmmm ... right now, everything is giving problems

    Seedling: Since I just restarted drawing, I am not quite comfortable sketching from life yet, well except in the privacy of my own house maybe. As for goals, I would like to get employment in the art industry, but I think by the time I actually gain the exceptional skills required, I might have to retire

    Anyhow, here is another sketch, facial and rendering study (no ref) to see how much I still remember.

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    didn't do too much sketching except the these two from ref..

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    here is a simple line drawing that took forever to do just to get the facial structure to look like the ref

    EDIT: added the ref image

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    well they look very good.
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    geezus... i didnt notice the other posts right above me.
    hmm i guess i should say.. dont forget to draw from your imagination. and push the boundaries...
    i wonder how you do in color...
    and welcome to CA

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