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    Masha's sketchbook

    Hello everyone! I decided to sign up to be able to get my art improved, and see the advice of the masters in the art world.

    I just started learning to sketch with chalk pastels:

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    Hey!

    Did you have a picture up?

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    It's up now.

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    Scull

    I wanted to practice my anatomy by drawing a scull from an image which was found in one of the anatomy practice threads on this forum.
    With this sketch, I can see clearly that, as with most of my attempts, I widen the picture a bit. However, it is a good start for me.

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    I've seen some very gorgeous artworks done on tinted paper where the artist would use light/white colours to bring out highlights - so I wanted to try that out myself!

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    These sketches are from my head. I had this plan where I'd draw a pose from how I see it, and then find a model to sit the same way so that I could find out where exactly I'm going wrong.

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    A few more pages from my sketchbook.
    I'm beginning to do more figure studies - can't say I see the direct benefits of it yet, but it's a good start to be able to draw from my head better.
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    Looking nice so far. My sister's name is also Masha, by the way...
    Keep up,

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    A bit of night-time sketching the object that is closest…
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    More sketchbook pages. I accidentally let the edge of the pages get wet, which warped the sheets...
    Decided to branch out into sketching animals. The birds were especially effective as I had a photo-set of different positions of the same bird.
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    I own five cats, and this one likes to sleep on my drawing table, so it's a really handy subject.
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    Mandarin duck in felt pens.
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    Dreaded horses...
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    I drew two bent hands - the bigger one with lines was drawn looking at my hand, while the one next to it was drawn from what I pictured a bent hand to be. The difference was astounding.
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    My curvy, twisted Venus. I was thinking of Matisse's The Dance painting, the dances with their unusual structure.

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    This is a sketch page to develop my next piece I'm planning to do in gouache. I looked up information on the medium; turns out I wasn't working quite right with it. This would be a good chance to try gouache out the way "mother nature intended it to be".

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    Looking at this sketch makes me realise just how much more I need to know about anatomy and the structure of bodies.

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    Masha's sketchbook

    There's something really satisfying, sketching with these sort of unreal colours.

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    Hey, some nice things here, the effort is showing. I especially like this http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1183212816

    As you are aware of, you need much more knowledge of anatomy, and I strongly recommend doing some anatomy studies..

    Start with the skeleton and don't even worry about muscles until you're quite familiar with the skeleton. After that you have the framework upon which to attach the muscles.

    Keep it up

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    Oh yes, it'd really help me to understand the reasons behind the curves of the body.

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    Hey I like your drawings The animal studies are awesome!
    What I admire most is that you progress with each post though
    Keep drawing and getting better!
    And what nethus said. Start doing anatomy studies. They can get quite enjoyable once you get into them.
    Have fun now And good luck!
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    More sketches! I started paying attention to muscles.

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    As a practice in using the grid method, I used a photograph of the head of David. Not surprisingly, it looks much more accurate than if I tried sketching it without any aid.

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    hi there!
    the last one is really great, not just that it is accurate (yeah u used a grid) but it also has a nice fluent shading. I hope you learned a lot!!
    Great start, do more of these anatomy studies,"how to achieve volumes"-studies, always try to keep it simple and have fun.

    Xaya

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    You seem to be developping an interesting style. You are working on your anatomy - some issues here and there. The birds look really nice. Keep going!

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    These are all shots from a new sketchbook of mine that I dedicated to nude drawings, as well as occasional face studies. It would prevent any unwanted frowns if I suddenly let my sketchbook to be looked in - this is a Muslim country after all, people don't take kindly to this.

    Study of the shoulder; more precisely that "armpit" muscle. There's David again, but this time it's my attempt without the boxes.

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    Apart from the wasp, neither of these pieces are actually sketches, I consider them finished works.

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    This is a scene from the Old Testament, when Joseph is given a better-looking robe by his father, creating jealousy among his brothers.

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    This is the sort of thing I do late at night when I should be in bed...
    I wanted to draw a sunset piece like this for a while now, just could find the proper subject. Sketching this, a superhero/swimsuit girl has greatly helped me get a basic idea of what I can do, or would do...
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    That's what the same sketch looked like before the sunset treatment.

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    I decided to keep aside a sketchbook specially for the nuddy figure studies. I figured that if I ever had to show my sketchbook to people, I'd like them not to be embarrassed by nudity. Additionally, this is a Muslim country where nudity isn't encouraged, so I don't want the wrong people seeing my sketchbook.

    Saying that, I found a Posemaniacs website recommended by someone here, so all of my quick 45-second gesture drawings are done with the help of their pose viewer. Brilliant thing, I must say.

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    In the study above, I was researching the shoulder muscle and the armpit region.
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    In my search for inspiration and my quest for knowledge, I decided to do studies of Beardsley's works of art.
    My first is his picture of Bathyllus, from his famous book that satirised his society and shoked the public of his time. One of his less exotic images, I must say.

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    After a long pause after getting rejected from an art academy, I am finally back on track with my artwork.
    This time, I will focus on training my eye, as well as picking up my drawing content. One sketch a day-week is definitely not enough.

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    The colour picture was first drawn with anatomy out of my mind. Then I sketched the blue picture based on a photo to get it right, and modified my Moleskine sketch, and coloured it.

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    I've bought the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" to help inspire me to draw more sketches from life and train my eye better.
    I am doing most of its exercises but I try to stay away from the author's suggestions to use viewfinders and "plastic planes", I feel it will be a crutch which I don't want to grab on to.

    The following are two of my hand sketches. I always seem to make such studies wider than they really are. I don't know what's causing this yet, I'm going to keep on trying to make the width as I see it.

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    I'm also going to start doing sketches from Hogarth's Drawing Dynamic Hands. It is actually a really helpful book, the muscles are drawn clearly, and I'm sure the stylization will help in the long run. I'm still at the beginning, but I hope to progress.

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