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    My Sketchbook! (crit the crap out!)


    I've been watching this site for a long time, but just recently got a camera so i can post things. I'm gonna hopefully get a tablet soon as well, which should help with getting my sketches up. Im looking for lots of critiquing and constructive criticism, so lay it on. Thanks in advance if anyone posts.
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    a study sketch (my first watercolor!)

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    another study, this became part of a 5x3 panel ill try to post later this week.

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    conte / charcoal?) 18x24


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    a very good start to your sketchbook, the skull drawing is pretty neat. Keep posting!

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    The first post shows some good work and observation.
    The skull is very strong. It has some character (the cigarette and headphones), good tonal range and energy in the actual strokes.

    Look forward to seeing more.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    back at it

    back at it. long time no see. hoping to keep this updated MUCH more oftan. critical feedback is welcome, i have few channels for it, and am so far mostly self taught. anyfeedback welcome. thanks.

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    good stuff man i see ya need maybe to take more time on your stuff some looks rushed but keep postin man good start

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    another self portrait.

    been sketchin on paper mostly but my camera needs batteries so i can post it. heres my latest digital. another self portrait. i need a model . anyway, please tear it apart, thanks.
    self- Nov 8th - Photoshop - ~2 hours

    i tried to take my time a bit more with it, work through parts i might normally give up on or overwork. thanks Leviathin.

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    hey man good start. would be good to see some figure studies. keep up the good work

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    i want to learn! critical feedback welcome!

    from my paper sketchbook, which is filling up fast!
    sorry for teh crappy contrast, ill work on that next time. its very light pencil.

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    I think your two strongest drawings are the skull and the one of the guy's back. Your understanding of forms is strongest in those two pieces.

    I think your focus on faces is already improving how well your heads and faces are coming out. They're more symmetrical and hang together better, which is something I think that comes out when you have a better understanding of what you're drawing.

    A suggestion I might offer on faces is to sketch out the simplest shapes and proportions of the face before you start with the details. The painting of the girl with the hat is the best example of a drawing that could've benefited from this. If you look carefully, you can see that one of her eyes is much smaller than the other one. A basic under-drawing does a lot to prevent this kind of thing from happening, although it can still happen of course.

    I hope that's the kind of critique you were looking for. I'm inspired by the serious studies you're doing! Keep it up!

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    sweaterdude 2.o

    thank you, that is the kinda feedback im looking for. i totally agree that the underlying layout is critical. heres teh digitalized version of the sketch posted in the last thread, i still have to add highlighting and everything, its just blocks of color right now, and theres something funny with the pants, i think theyre too low. thanks again.

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    loose firsttime landscape sketch in ps.

    i rarely draw environments, but am trying to learn. this is my first attempt. its pretty quick an dirty but i dont really know how to progress with it. if any of you fabulous environment ppl out there could give me a few pointers id be grateful.

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    getting back at it

    sorry, the pencils are sorta hard to see properly, im just using a camera and theyre quite light. a scanner might do better. if anyone has any suggestions for how to take clear pictures of light pencil drawings id love to hear it. please crit me hard! its the only time i get feedback, and the reason i post things at all! thank you! -dyl

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    You Have some wonderful drawings in here! Your skill is noticable
    I really like your portrait of the blue eyed girl, and the black and white of the cowgirl is it?
    Great stuff in here, keep drawing!

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    went to a life drawing session. it felt awesome.
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    big post. lots of sketches. please crit! i want to learn! :D

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    woo hoo. lots of sketching, drawing, a figure sitting. i would really love and appreciate some criticism. that would be swell. i'm mostly self taught, and this site is an excellent and important platform for me to gather some critical feedback. keep up the good work everybody, theres amazing things going on here.

    ps. sorry for the strange pencil shades and contrasts, i tried to make it as easy to make out the drawings as possible, but i tend to draw light and use a camera instead of a scanner. anyone have any good advice for taking photos of drawings? i find a low flash to work well, then pushing up contrast, and tweaking other settings in an editor.
    thanks.
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    your on the right track man..reminds me of what my work looked like at one point..just draw every fucking day and dont give up.

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    stuff

    few random pics, more coming soon. camera batteries keep dying.

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    very much a work in progress. have been slowly chipping away at this one for a bit. i really want to do it right.

    as always im itching for criticism.
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    Hey perilous, great work! I like it a lot.
    If I were you, I would forget just a little about studying pictures, and would leave color aside too (just for a while). Insted, you may want to focus in the figure. I would try to draw it the Vilppu way, I don't know if you know him. I mean, if possible, try to decompose the form in basic shapes (cylinders, and boxes), and worry about the main gesture. Try to draw from mind, and not only from a living model.

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    gestures

    Lennon: Thanks for the advice, I've actually kinda been feeling stuck in the mud with my stuff lately, and i think this was exactly the direction i needed a nudge in. Sometimes the smallest words can have enormous repercussions! I tried to find a Vilppu book at the library, but there is none. Ill look him up right now, for now, some more gesture-ish sketches done in class (not art class!) Thanks again. Name:  Photos-3.jpg
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    stuff from the other day

    was going to put up some stuff the other day but my camera batteries died! here it is. The figure is an hour 1/2 figure drawing from a drop-in model sitting, the bob dylan one is from a picture, and is still very unfinished (mostly 4H still!) but im pushing myself to develop patience to finish drawings. I often leave drawings unfinished or rush the endings, and its hard to end up with polished work, so I'm pushing myself just to be slow and methodical with this one. Name:  Photos-1.jpg
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    intresting work in here! i like your realistic style, keep on practizing!

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    Back on the horse

    After stepping away for a long time I'm back with new sketches. HG Wells is from a Karsh Photography book, all others are sourced from deviantart. 10-15 min for the girl w/ no head and the dude, 30 for hg wells, 1.5 hr for the girl reclining. I'm trying to focus on longer studies, attention spans are not my strong suit. Thanks for stopping by, I'd love some good critical feedback.
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    You've seem to improve a lot in 2 years. Especially on value. Let's see more!

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    :O

    this is pretty amazing

    Keep up the good work ;D

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    Hey, I really love your pencil work, don't have much to crit since i'm a begginer, but it looks good so far

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