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    I haven't been on the forum.
    These are some pictures i scribbles this morning, really scratchy lines and need to spend longer on the actually drawing, attention and boredom set in too fast, need to be less sporadic about it very lazy lazy boy. 1 ref 2 non

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    I'd appreciate any comments on, how to progress, what to work on, anything helpful really.

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    good stuff here, keep at it! watch the jaw area. its always parrallel to the mouth. and remember to always do vertical measuring. another neat thing you can do is watch yur stuff in the mirror. you will instantly see stuff thats off perspective. loomis helps a lot indeed

    good luck!

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    another generic head. (no ref)
    giong to stop head all together atm, need to learn very basic stuff, always avoiding learning and stuff really needed i think.

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    Wow man some very nice stuff here. All these plane studies are clearly working for you, but yeah maybe take a break from the head for a while and do some whole-figure stuff as those seemed a little weaker.

    I'm bad at sketchbooks, have a tumblr!
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    rockn the faces cool pix 8)

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    been a while, something i drew before tea. Working on other stuff atm, form very difficult, will post at later time, scribbles atm.

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    Very lazy, got bored drawing household object, it actually put me of drawing for a while. I sort of re-read Burne Horgarth's (about a quarter of it ) and drew this without reference, but replicated the lighting of a person from a newspaper, the lighting referenced sort of, it's really rough, any crits or tips would be appreached, read a little about light, but cant make any convincing non reference light, very harsh.

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    Going to try awkward angles, this horrible out of proportion distorted mess was done this morning, maybe better sticking to ref atm.

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    Ed: ah i see, underchin

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    Your sketches makes me smile

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    fan art for batman forum.

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    Nice studies! Try and branch out from just heads though! hehe.

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    It's turning into a obsessive compulsive disorder.

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    Cool stuff! If you ever feel like cleaning up the lines on one of those, you can paint it alot easier in photoshop by adding a layer set to multiply. Itll paint under the lines even though your actually painting over it, the lines show thru etc.
    Good luck, yes change it up a bit , and keep posting!

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    I didn't know you could do that, Does anyone have any links that explain how to do this?

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    I can see you improve, maybe it's good if you do some self potraits or just life potraits from other people you know. And draw as many different faces as you can from life or images. <<< I need to do that as well, though...

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    great work!!
    i love how you can stand back and look at your own work and see whats wrong with some of the lines, many people cant do this


    keep it up

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    Bit of a mess really.

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    Been trying awkward views all week i would otherwise avoid, with hogarths method could someone critique on the perspective of (the larger head) and perhaps tell me were i am going wrong.

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    Thankyou for crit^

    Today i started the section in Hogarths head book about facial muscle and wrinkles, I'm also going to start reading his book about light on the side, very lazy.

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    I should learn more about using computer programs abit as well, and learn what the hell WIP is.

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    WIP is a work in progress Your persistent in your practice which is quite cool, and the multiply thing is going now by the look of things.

    One thing I would suggest you to try to work on form, as you mentioned above, is paint a portrait in greyscale (you can just pick pure grey colors, or set the mode to greyscale.) Scan a drawing you did from reference, and use the different values to describe the forms, still using the same reference image...this way color will not complicate things.

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    Thank for the advice, that is a very good idea that never came to mind, next time i shall turn adobe to grey scale.

    This is fan art for a batman site i live in, it's a home away from home.
    Messing around with filters, just abit of fun really.

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    IMHO, I wouldn't attempt to really use anyone's "method" verbatim. Drawing from life is really the only way to easily understand the forms of the human, or any other figure for that matter. Hogarth and others have good methods for learning and application, or such as bridgman, techniques for drawing from life- but none of them are an "all encompassing" approach. Bridgman, for example, is great for learning masses and forms, volumes and space, even perspective. It might not be so good for edges or value contrasts, nor precise anatomical structure. I believe both Hogarth and Bridgman were teachers, so it would make sense that they use something easier to digest- but by doing so it also might become less effective when it is digested.

    In a nutshell; Make sure you draw from life and synthesize it with what you learn from books and old masters. An Anatomist isn't necessarily a great artist of the figure!

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    ^Yea your probably right, way to reliant on them than actually doing some proper drawing.

    Been a while.
    This is a quick Fanart sketch of Aaron Eckhart from reference photo and changed it so that he is two-face (who he will be playing in the new batman movie) very exciting.

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    not really worth posting i guess it was more self indulgent fun for a batman fan art thread on another board

    Used this picture of Heath Ledger as rough reference

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    scratchy 15 minute sketch

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    messed around with adobe cleaned up the mess little

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    Last edited by halflife99; March 12th, 2008 at 02:05 AM.
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    Using a superhero action figure as a manikin to try set the rest of the body in but something doesn't seem right with the way the head sits on it.

    Last edited by halflife99; March 13th, 2008 at 09:39 PM.
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    Im enjoying this sketchbook, the progress with line work and your starting to feel form.

    But the way you are teaching yourself is going to lead you to a corner very quickly. What I am refering to is the lack of A) life drawing (as Justin already put quite well) and B) varied subject matter. Drawing from life teaches you to take the 3 dimesional and place it in a 2d world. This is the main reason why art is alluring, and also because it teaches you to place something that does have any real dimensions into 2d; Meaning your imagniation.

    Photo reference and master copies are excellent tools that aid in increasing knowlege of techniques and ones mental library, but the bases of all good artists are the ability to draw from life at an advanced level. Of course there are exceptions but they are very few. So draw mainly from your imagination and from life, and suppliment and study things that are weak. IE you wish to do a pose of a woman stabing a spider with a sword, well maybe you dont know how a spider looks from behind or how a swords sits in a persons hand. So you look up a reference learn from it, and then apply it. That will usually allow it to stick in your mind.

    Overall your gonna make it, you already have a good work ethic. THATs half the battle, keep going were watchnig

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