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    Fledgling in the Making- Still trudging along.

    Hi, I'm new to ConceptArt. I felt like participating in the community after having long been a lurker. My name's Heatherly, and I'm seventeen years old. I've loved art my entire life, but I want to improve my drawing skills for now.

    I feel like I'm struggling against gesture somehow. Any tips? o_o And please ignore the Spanish; I'm only in Spanish 1 right now.
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    I'll be posting my fundamental stuff soon. I need a lot of practice with that.
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    Better quality than the other pictures? I don't have a scanner that works right now, so I'm using my digicam.
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    Good start to your SB, and good to see that your starting out early, i wish i had started drawing back when i was 17.

    Start out small then work your way up to bigger tasks...Work on keeping your lines clean and not stratchy...

    Draw tons and tons from life, friends, objects, whatever it may be...train your eye to see whats there and not what you think is there....

    pick yourself up some anatomy books, loomis, bridgeman are good places too start

    but keep at it...dont get frustrated...and keep drawing! =)
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    The first rule of Warrior Style is, You do not stop drawing.
    The second rule of Warrior Style is, You DO NOT stop drawing.
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    Here's what I did today.
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    Thanks, Act.Appalled. I'll keep what you said in mind. I'll grab the Loomis book from online and get started.
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    Sketches of friends and a teacher of mine.
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    I'm working on proportions from the Loomis book in my other sketchbook, so I'll take a picture of the pages later.
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    Man, I didn't realize that some of those dudes are leaning to the left.
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    Some useful starting tips;

    Use as few lines as possible.

    When hatching- make sure you don't just "cross-hatch" like a teacher tells you to do- it completley flattens out a picture, totally defeating the intended illusion of 3D form (On a 2d surface.) Try to shade more "Along the forms' as it may be explained to you. If you imagine the wire-frame on a 3d model, and apply it to real life- your hatch marks should be parallel with those lines.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Oaksford
    Some useful starting tips;

    Use as few lines as possible.

    When hatching- make sure you don't just "cross-hatch" like a teacher tells you to do- it completley flattens out a picture, totally defeating the intended illusion of 3D form (On a 2d surface.) Try to shade more "Along the forms' as it may be explained to you. If you imagine the wire-frame on a 3d model, and apply it to real life- your hatch marks should be parallel with those lines.

    Good luck!

    Ahh! It makes a lot more sense now, thank you.

    Here's what I did during school. Lot less gestures because I actually had to do work in the class. The pictures murdered the rendering of my hand, but there's not much that I can do.
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    Here's a more finished piece compared to what I've been posting. I need to work on faces!
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    Just keep going til you get a scanner... then the real fun begins!
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