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    Jazz' Junk Draw' (Practice Enviro update, Aug 6, 2011)

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    Hi!! I FINALLY mustered the courage to make a sketchbook on here!! I'm Jasmine, but please do call me Jazz if ya like! It's so much easier! ^_^ I wrote in another thread of mine that I havent the time or energy (or inspiration) to draw very nice things. Well, nothing much has changed, except I HAVE been trying to draw more!

    I really wish to improve, especially since I have some personal projects that I'm continuing with. See, I have stories and comics that I wish to create. I just can't seem to draw characters very well. I've lost the heart to do so. I used to REALLY suck at anatomy, but at one point I was into expressions and movement more than I am now. I was also into drawing full-bodied figures more often. Now, I'm surprised I can even draw a full head! I can't!

    So, I'll show everyone where I've been and where I am! This first post just has a few sketches, some not so recent. I lost my will to draw for a while there. I did draw from reference though, a few times. One figure-drawing term helped out a lot.

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    I got into trying the self-portraits, though I have trouble making out detail. I still wanted to practice finding any detail that I could see. These two are from 2004 and 2005.

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    It's too bad I was too tired to shade that latest self-portrait. It was for a CA 101 assignment. But I could've done more to make myself look nifty. (well, my hair makes me look crazy, at least.)

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    I was bored at home, so I drew my foot and some wooden model poses.

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    Just some figure drawings. The second page of them is actually from a book. I wish I could take that class again.
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    more sketches

    Here are more sketches. They don't have much to them, and so another thing I want to do overtime is really put more effort into making scenes and posing characters better.

    I love to draw cartoony stuff, but I'd also love to get some realistic stuff down. Still, the cartoons themselves need work.
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    Forgot to show more sketches! My slippers...that's another thing I wish I shaded. Heh. I like the portraits more than I liked them before. Mind you, I have trouble with putting the face on right! Oh yes, I got the portrait refs from google.

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    Lastly...for now...

    I'll have to show some fanart, but overtime I would play a bit with colour in Photoshop 6 (that's the latest that I have). I only have 3 to show right now because I think I'm happiest with those three. I have some other fanart that is coloured. Hardly anything original that's coloured, though. Minus the heads.

    I'd make these types of pictures when I'm not happy. These three are mine.
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    These next two I tried pretty hard with. The first one, done a couple years ago, seems to get attention STILL. I mean, parts aren't right, but I really did try to colour it, though I was overtired. These two characters aren't mine.
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    I read a cool shading tutorial, and it mentioned when the body is lit from the sun or something, how the midtones have bright a red hue to them (from the blood). Well, I may have oversaturated the red, but I still liked the attempt. This shading was actually simpler than what I would try.
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    Lastly, I just tried copying from reference. It was difficult because of angles, but I got pretty close, I think! I'll have to try again.
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    Weekly Update: March 4-March 10

    Thank you so much, mentler! I appreciate you looking! (Oy, those progress days are over at the moment though! I have to trudge along for now. o_o )

    This week was far too hectic, so I didn't even get to do much. But I thought I'd show a little test I did for myself!

    I was looking for lying (down) pictures when I came across one with a man lying on his back, his young son lying on top of him. So cute! Well, I tried drawing them at school, and it proved a tad difficult.

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    A couple days later I tried again. I drew the boy with a long head! Proportions were WAY off.

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    I tried AGAIN! Proportions are less off, that's cool! But I didn't try quite as hard with it.

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    I did this test because I was wondering why I had trouble drawing people lying on their sides. Obvious answer: I haven't done it enough. I HOPE that's the answer. I even compared drawing the boy's head while he's on his side, to drawing his head as if it's upright. Though I still messed up his head, I do like that the boy looks more his age on the right.

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    I'll have to keep practicing with the other angles and see if I can keep proportions correct.

    Tonight, I just drew some guys jumping. Two different references, but it was good to get their movement in.

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    Update--March 11-17

    I've been so busy, I only ever have time to do this once a week. No wonder it gets buried so deep. But YAY for favourites! Hee hee!

    Thanks to everyone who's peeked in! I managed to do some progress on a study type picture in Photoshop 6. It's a little girl with LOTS of freckles: There she is originally!

    I tried to get as much accuracy in as possible. Now, I shrunk these images to be the size that I was drawing at. 66.7%.

    At first, I was having great trouble finding the shadows and highlights beneath her freckles. I'd deal with those lovely spots later.
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    I didn't really listen to myself about letting the freckles go. You can see here that I blotched in some places where they might be.
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    Didn't do much with this next progress, except I touched up the eyes. Probably something else I hadn't noticed, too.
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    That's the best I got so far. I removed those blotches and tried making larger strokes over some areas. I was driven mad looking at the eyes though. I just wanted to put SOMETHING in them!
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    I'm getting to a point where I wonder if this is me studying her face, or practicing accuracy. I tried drawing a face from imagination, and BOY did it look ugly! My goodness...oh, and not in the "supposed to be" way, either! More practice is in order, but I'm stuck as to what to do.
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    An update--March 31

    I've had weeks of WORK!! So many assignments, makes me wanna die! I really didn't have time to do anything I enjoy! I only now had a good chance to sketch something nice. Or at least sort of nice.

    I tried drawing my little microphone near my computer. Weird angle I was looking from, so that's why the angle is strange. But I still didn't tackle the perspective and angle well. I did like that I made the mic "stem" slender, though!

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    I then tried one of Seedling's C.A.101 challenges, where you needed to use the d20 dice (I used an online thingy). I got a 7, meaning I had to draw horns and spikes and stuff on something I made from imagination. I tried, making up a lighthouse on an island with some tiny birds. I thought I needed more spikes. But it's more than what I normally attempt.

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    I hope one day I can do this frequently enough so anyone peeking in can really see my efforts.
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    Wow that last portrait is great! You have to finish it..I think you should added the ears or whatever she has around her face to start. Just keep messing with until you are satisfied. Keep up the good work!
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    Thanks so much, Unbreakable! Yeah, I'm going to keep working on her! I'll actually TRY to finish her up! Baby steps. ^_^ And I'll try the ears and see how far I get.
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    Updates--End of March to April 7 (VERY slight nudity)

    I'm feeling pretty down today. Not sure if I have a purpose and all (in life, in school, in career...whatever). I'm down with these drawings, too. I know they're not interesting, certainly forgettable. I wish I could change that, but my imagination is dull right now. Too much schoolwork, even though exams are all I have left to do.

    So, here's what I did over these past weeks:

    This was from some anatomy picture online.
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    So much for trying to draw from my imagination. I can look at something and draw it better.
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    More progress on the little girl. I've had to "move" things on her face. Still doing it.
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    I can't remember who's "tuting" in the big Photoshop Tutorials thread here, but they did a really cool colour blend thing. So I tried the same with some different colours to see how I would go about blending them together.
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    Mainly, I'd have to make a sort of linear path from one colour to the other (or one saturation to another or something). I still have work to do on that, but at least I got some smoother strokes.
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    There was also a lighting tutorial, though it was on another site. But I learned a bit about how lighting works with reflection and...other terms that I can't recall.
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    Ugh...hopefully I'll get that shadow one day. The pink burns!! >_<

    Laterz.
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    April 9, just colouring

    I thought I'd drop something else in here. I just started another practice to see how I do with colouring in Photoshop...again. I wanted to colour the human arm in this pic:

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    So this is just a start. First I blocked in colours, but then I started blending more and forgot to save the ugly blocked colours. We'll see what happens next.

    PS: If anyone knows the answer to this: How do I change my thumbnail, for when someone is about to click on my thread? I have that hideous pencil sketch of my face and I don't like it.
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    Soooo many exams... So much writing. -_- I'm starting to feel better though, as in I can draw more than I could with all the schoolwork. Now, if I get a summer job, hopefully it won't keep me from enjoying myself.

    Here's more of the arm!

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    Mmmm...blending is a big problem. I have trouble keeping it simple.
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    A lot of good progress here. The digital coloured pictures are particularly inspiring, I must say. Keep it up! You seem to be on the right track.
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