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    Muffin's Struggles. [4/30/07]

    Eh, finally worked up my nerve to create a sketchbook on the amazing CA.org.
    Being a senior in highschool = very little time for drawing. But I must try.
    I thrive on critiques. ;D


    Here goes... I'll first post some stuff I did over summer vacation...

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    JENS: Thank you! Yes... did that one out of the imagination... gotta go study more heads.


    Here are some more stuff. I try to post both good and bad sketches.

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    And the drawing for my thumbnail is something I did last year:



    Guess I'll throw in some charcoals from last year too:





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    hey ja! thx for dropping by into my sketchbook! your lines are very nice i really like the cat with the colored eyes and the potraits in the last post. really nice!

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    The monkey is great and the cats are a joy. I Like the way you draw and those charcoals are cool. I think if you did more of em your understanding of proportion would improve a lot.

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    Really good start with the sketchbook While your drawings of animals are really nice and have decent knowledge on human anatomy, there are some problems with the human head though nothing really major, just some proportion and alignment issues. These issues should correct themselves in time with practice.



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    nice sb you have good line quality.
    I really like your cat sketches.

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    I agree with the lads above - very nice fluid lines. I like the monkey

    Sorry I don't have any real critique, keep working out those proportions I suppose.

    Keep it up! I'll be sure to check back later.

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    Red face

    Wow, thank you all so much for the comments! I wasn't expecting this many!

    Here are some more stuff from my new sketchbook this school year.

    My friend showed me a website that has an extensive database of Bruce Lee photos. Heh. So I drew a few of him. I've never seen any of his movies though (and I call myself Chinese...).

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    don't feel bad .... I think I only seen 1 or 2 of his movies and I'm over 40 plus I'm chinese too



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    Thanks for lookin' at my excuse for a sketchbook! you've heard it all, already, but im just unoriginal. your linework is awesome.

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    @OldNoobie: Horray for the Chinese! Are his movies any good?

    @Dom jb: Haha, if you're unoriginal, then I'm even MORE uncreative. All I do these days are still life and drawings from photographs. No inspiration.




    Okie, something I've been working on in AP art class at school. I took pictures of my progress and I'll post it later:


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    bruce lee is pretty cool. your sketches are awesome.
    sorry to hear your feeling uninspired.., last pic from your art class looks great tho!
    post more.

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    hmm his movies any good? well ..... it might have been good at the time when it was filmed as far as special effects... but lots of good fight scenes.

    very nice pic from your art class, wondering if you done anything with oil pastel?



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    I really like your cat sketches, espcially the cat/kitten sitting down at the bottom of the page full of cat sketches at the top of this thread. I feel inspired to studies of my own cats now!
    Btw like jens said you need to work on proportions of your human ears.
    heres some sort of reference to sizes and stuff (reference from my own face, although ears don't stick out that much unless your me :'( )
    Basically the ear roughly ends near the bottom of the nose and starts around the eyebrow line area.

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    KanoaRogers: Yeah... senior year is unbelievably busy for me so I don't have much time to do the art I want... but CA keeps me going. Thank you!
    OldNoobie: Ooo I like fight scenes. Been a martial art novel fan for years.
    I used to use oil pastel when I was in elementary school... it doesn't allow for much layering like the hard/soft pastels do, so I haven't been using it much nowadays.
    DoodleCath: Haha, I filmed my friend's cat and randomly pause the video and sketch. Cats are very fun. ;D
    Thanks so much for the reference pic! Now I finally have a guideline. o_O


    Soooo... a big update here. I took photos of my process. Been working on this thing for 8 hours+ now and both my teacher and I think it still needs some final touches. I really went crazy on the color for the backdrop but I don't regret it. Ugh, but the multiple lighting in the art room really messed with my highlights, I think. D: It's a little hard to distinguish the wood thing in the teapot from everything else too...
    Used prismacolor pastel. I wish I can afford it...

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    looking good ... a couple of suggestions some more of the shadows edges on the fabric could be softened up a tad bit and the highlights could be pushed a little more.

    as for oil pastel, i want some tips on how to use them, haven't found a technique that suits me well the ONE that I found anyhow



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    ...Ooo my my my. Haven't been here in months. I feel bad.
    Making up my absence with artwork.

    An acrylic and a watercolor, not very familiar with both medium at the time I did these...

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    Fell in love with crazy colors after that watercolor piece, so I did a few more vibrant drawings with chalk pastel.
    THEY'LL BURN YOUR EYES OFF. pld:

    I kinda want to keep the last pic unfinished-looking like that, but the composition feels to right-heavy. Anyone have any suggestions?

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