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    drawings =UPDATED-13TH MAY 2008 CRITS PLEASE !!!!! THE ONES AT THE BOTTOM ARE NEW

    Hi i am 16 and from England could anybody give me any tips crits please and dont worry about being harsh, thanks.

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    Absolutely everybody is going to tell you this, Jonny, but do as much life drawing or drawing from ref as you can. It improves the way you use line, it sharpens observation; and, above all, it makes you THINK.

    Then use what you learn from that in your imaginative drawings. It sounds boring, I know; but it's not!

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    thanks a lot for the advice what would you advise drawing from life if not an actual figure?

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    Absolutely anything, Jonny! You can learn perspective from a matchbox, anatomy from a hand study (use your own hand if need be), rendering from a scarf over a chair, proportion from a photograph.

    The world's your oyster. Draw anything and everything, but keep drawing.....

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    Great sketches!

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    thanks alesoun you've inspired me I am gonna to listen to your advice and post more drawings soon

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    a sketch a day can be a good exercise. Even if you doodle all day, take some time (I do a 1/2 hour right now) every day and sketch something that you really want to accomplish something on.

    Oh, and books too. Learn to use simple shapes before trying to draw complex works. Right now you're doing full people and equipment, and it really does look good. You won't make massive gains by continuing on the path you're on though. Look for Andy Loomis' books online, he explains how to draw using simple shapes very well. Essentially, it'll change how you see the world, and how you approach drawing. It will surprise you how much you'll improve. Hope it helps!

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    sketches - UPDATED

    I tried to listen to the advice given to me and i did a few drawings of my hand in differant poses please crit.

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    Those look great, but I'll try to explain more completely:

    Focus on the FORMS of the objects, not the LINES you use to define them. I know it sounds a little arcane, but that's what you're lacking. You have good control over the pen, but that's only half the battle. Try drawing your hands with nothing but ovals, one oval for each section of the finger, and a big oval for the palm. Try to go simpler for a bit.

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    more sketches updated 10th june.

    I know i should be concentrating more on drawings from life but i thought i'd just do some drawings of other things please crit i really could do with the help thanks.

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    updated 10th june

    I know i am supposed to be concentrating on drawing from life but i thought i'd draw other things crits please.

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    HI im 16 and from england too..
    Some of those look relay good. The last drawing though looks flat. This is because the figure does not follow the laws of weight distribution and suchlike o figure drawing. There are problems with proportions for example bot the hands are not the same size ... The good bits though are that you show taht you can add depth to images through tonal work .. just remember tho think about how the light would affect the subject (easier if you can see it hence drawing from life..) over all good work .. looks promising.

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    Hello jonny

    Great start to your sketchbook. Don't worry about working on from the imagination and from things that inspire you, because you have to enjoy art too! A good balance is half and half many would say.
    Kratos is looking great, and the top hand of the studies is better because I feel you pushed the values more.

    Keep it up

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    theres a few techniques that can help you improve your shapes. I found that drawing positive and negative space figures really really works well (if you dont know what that is try reading up on it.) and yes lifedrawing is a must.

    as for your drawings, they look a little flat but you're making a lot of progress.

    my suggestion is that you try focusing on values and try experimenting with different styles of shading....just not stippling...stipplings a bitch....lol

    but yeah man good start. show more stuff soon!!

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    sketches - updated august 2007

    here are a few more images i have done in the last couple of weeks

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    please could anyone give me any crits i could really do with some help on how to improve

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    anyone got any help or crits

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    wow your coming along really well, nice job. I think you should do life drawings, but be sure to specialize on the anatomy. Even just copying the pictures out of the (anatomy) book helps you remember and get a feel for how the author does it.

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    also 16,but irish.

    anyway your rendering ablity seems to have improved quite abit, your first hand in the 10th post is my favorite,and the ealier girl.
    keep it up these are great

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    Sketches Updated- May 4th 2008 Please Crit!!!!!!!!

    Here are some new artworks

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