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    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC

    hey there!
    Firstly, I would like to thank all those who bothered to post in my old thread, however its time to shred the old, and begin anew.
    My name is Alexander Carletti, and im 14 years old!(now 15),
    and have been drawing for roughly 6 months.
    Having been inspired in the first place, by the amazing mindcandyman, and starting the arduous task of drawing everyday.
    I started a new sb, because i was embarrassed by my early stuff in my last sb.
    Eh, beginnings are always ugly, i cant wait to scorn at this filth!
    my old sketchbook
    the following work varies from the last couple of days, to around a fortnight
    GET TO THE LAST PAGE!!
    NOTE, i HAVE ONE OF THOSE CRAZY LDC SCREENS THAT READS COLOUR DIFFERENTLY TO YOUR MONITER, ON SOME SCREENS IT CAN LOOK REALLY HORRIBLE, PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN VIEWING ANY DIGITAL WORK.


    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
    ago. From mirror, less than an hour!
    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
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    another sp from mirror, less than an hour

    steps
    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
    finally finished
    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
    end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
    tell me what you think!

    I have a long way to go, and any helpful critique is definately welcome.=, and i will return the favour to your sb!

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    looking good keep up studies



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    Pretty good, your shading ability is very good for your age, not trying to discriminate of course, but I like it. Keep posting, i wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to be a real good artist someday

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    It's great to have a fresh new start I've already changed the link in my sig.
    Now, let's see something NEW!
    Btw, you shouldn't be embarrased of your older stuff, you should be happy (and proud) about making such an improvement in a short time.
    Keep it up!
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    Good for you for drawing every day! Keep it up.

    You've got a lovely grasp of how to shade with a pencil effectively. The best examples are the skulls and the last portrait.

    With the digital painting, try painting as if you are slowly focusing the lens of a camera. Bring all the details into focus together, instead of focusing in on one part at a time.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entdroid
    Btw, you shouldn't be embarrased of your older stuff, you should be happy (and proud) about making such an improvement in a short time.
    Keep it up!
    entdroid
    Yes, seeing progress is more inspiring than seeing good work.

    I don't know if I've mentioned, but use a huge brush in the beginning. It helps not to outline, but build up shapes with big blocks of color instead. Pencils are looking good .

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    hiya I have not much more to add, but well.. I'll just post a useless post then ^^
    I really like your graphite shading technique, I always try that and fail again
    I think the thing to work on most is proportions and colours
    And most of all; everything! Just study as hard as you can and want, and we'll see much more progress than you already made (and your progress has already been huge)

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    werd, an update!

    thanks for ALL the replies, getting over the first hump is aalways weird.
    Ok, today I went to my local art store and bought some cool stuffs!
    I bought a tiny sb, to fit in my pocket, and a kickass Japanese brush pen.
    Its not the type that mgs concept art dude uses(they cost about 20-30 bucks without ink, sheesh)
    But its good for varying line width, i love it already, and on the other side is a small flat bit so you can get a varying line, and a nice steady one, it totally rocks so hard.
    Just some spoot-
    observational, wip, from life, anatomy, doodles, ref work OH MY(in no order)
    Oldnoobie-thanks
    thevoid-thanks mate!
    entdroid, here ya go, new stuffs, and thanks for changing your sig!
    seedling-thanks, i thought i was doing that? Any good examples i should see?
    meatsworthy-good idea, huge brush is the way to go
    noe- thanks a lot! Yeah ive made a lot of progress, expect a ton more, Im not gonna stop, stop, stop...

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    It's cool to see you draw this mutch. it's just a superb that you are so dedicated to create some art.

    you are realy practising a lot, and that pay's off! look you improvement.
    Just 'keep' drawing as much as you can. .

    it's a never ending development, and it keeps intressting. so much to learn and to do... just focus on study's and live drawings now. you are still young. and thats the basic!. if you know the basic's well you can draw almost anything you want!. if you getting older you know all the basic's and you can draw anything. you can focus more on the technique's.

    I am a bit older, but i have to learn the basics to.. by studyŪng and drawing from life.

    Great to see you draw this much!!. and your digital SP's are GREAT!

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    Hey blanquish,

    Really enjoying the self portraits - though I personally prefer the pencil work to the digital, it's all good.

    About to start doing some myself in oils, any tips on colour, etc, would be appreciated.
    What sort of things do you aim for in a painting, whats the difference between a good and bad one?
    good stuff!
    You know, I picked up this book http://www.amazon.com/Alla-Prima-Eve...e=UTF8&s=books
    (though I didn't order it from Amazon) about a year ago and it has become my bible. If you are even remotley interested in fine art, I'd highly suggest picking it up. It is, by far, the number one book in my library and is referenced constantly. Schmid has a very personal approach to writing and is dead on in all of his observation, and entertaining in an elegant way. Not to mention he's a terrific and beautiful painter. *Everything* you need to know is in this book and can answer your questions far better than I ever could.

    However, that isn't to say that I'm not willing to try

    Cheers bro,
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    The first image is not new, and you posted it twice! Don't you trick me!
    Faces and bodies in pencil: you should really try to get your features well placed and your proportions right before rendering stuff so tightly, sometimes you seem to focus too much on details instead of working first on the bigger shapes.
    I like the markers stuff, looking good. I think these exercises are great to help you loosen up those lines and getting construction right.
    Keep up the hard work and dedication!
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    I like the marker sketches too. Some of the hatched ones look so good that I think you should try hatching with markers on more finished work. As someone said in your first sketchbook, you could brush up your contrasts and one would think that's easier to get right with ink. Keep working on figures and think critically about the proportions.

    Keep up the fast learning

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    hey man thanks for stopping by! hmmm if I had one suggestion. . .I think it would be to echo oregono - I'm pretty much learning everything out of that schmid book right now; I can't even tell you how awesome it is. so, on that note, I'll rip something right out of it: first of all, *excellent* studies, I really think you're heading in exactly the right direction. But something that I see in most of your studies is kind of an 'outline' around the facial features. . .in most cases there is no distinct line around, say, the eyes - try to see the actual 'softness' of all the edges in your subject. . .most of the lines inside a face are going to be much softer in general but above all else you must observe!

    Good luck man, hope this helps - like I said, you're definately doing the right stuff.

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