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    MyOrangeHat's Sketchbook~Now with more children's book illustration~ GO TO LAST PAGE

    Do your eyes a favor, GO TO THE LAST PAGE. Or at the very least page six.

    The beginning pages are positively embarrassing. Though this first post's images are amusingly bad. So after you're done laughing at these first two attempts at the figure just go to the last page. It'll save you a lot of time.


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    After quitting a soul killing cubicle job last spring I took up drawing again. Amazing how inspriation comes back when you're no longer miserable at work. The first art class I'd had in at least 10 years was a figure drawing class in June 2006. To give you a reference point of where I've improved from I'll start this sketchbook with a couple figure drawings from that June class. Because as bad as my figure drawings are now belive it or not they're better than where I started last year.
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    And now some stuff from the last couple of weeks. I go to an open figure drawing class,which all of these newer drawings are from, for a few hours every Sunday night after work. So I'll update my sketchbook at LEAST once a week because I've always got a handful of new drawings from that class. All these drawings are in chronological order not that it matters that much since they only span about three or four weeks.

    I am very very slow when I draw and most of these poses are 20min or less so I never have a chance to finish like I'd like to do. I also have trouble with drawing a slouching sitting position.
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    Good progression ...i suggest you keep going to those classes......and if you can't draw the hole body it's good sometimes to work on some parts only like focus on one single area and try to understand what's going on. Also...i suggest that you work on the feeling more than just nailing down a nice drawing . Those classes are made for you to understand how the human body is moving...flowing sketches......Peace....Keep Drawing
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    deltron05- Thanks. Yup I love the figure drawing classes on Sundays and I'm definitely going to keep going. If I could find one for another night of the week too I'd go but there's nothing close that I've found. I'll try drawing a smaller more manageable portion of the body this Sunday when I go. That's a good idea. We do really short ones 1 min or so for flow and movement. Much looser sketches there.

    Just got inspired to doodle a bit. My bro was sitting at him comp playing so I skribbled him a bit. Hands aren't that great and I was in woeful need of a ruler but I still kinda like it.
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    Oh poor sketchbook, how I've neglected thee.
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    I'm going to try to get better at updating this thing. So here goes. Updates two days in a row. Yay me!
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    Sunday night figure drawing update. I'm always happy to get a critique so rip 'em to shreds if you like.
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    to sketchy for me
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    Its great that you theese human studies! its the key for all drawing.
    Try to reduce the amount of strokes. if you dont nail it the first time just ignore it and continue on another part. Dont worry if it looks wrong, it takes time to learn to see. Just keep it up and draw all the time. there is no shortcuts

    cheers!
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    Good that ye going to life drawing classes, they really help. You should take a sketchbook with ye whenever ye go out and draw people around ye on the train/bus-stop/bus/school whatever, y'know? Keep them coming.
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    Thanks for the support, guy. I was so scarce around here for awhile that I missed those last couple comments when they were new!

    My weekly figure drawing class stopped meeting the first week of May. It should start meeting again in the next few weeks though! We use a room in a local college and it wasn't available to us during the summer semesters.

    I started working on a self portrait but I got a comment that it looked like I hadn't ever really studied the head so I'm putting the portrait on hold and really going over the head section of my anatomy book.

    Oh and I threw in an arm study for good measure. I've gotta get my butt in gear and do more of these. My first semester of art school starts in a short 4 months! EEeeep!
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    Just started my first semester of art school. It's only been a week and I've already learned SO much! This is so exciting!

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    Good work! You're in art school, so I don't know if I can give you anything that they won't at this point. Maybe check out the Loomis books to supplement. Keep it up, I'll check back.
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