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    Life Skills Part 1 : Procrastination -23 Sept

    Hey all...

    Decided today that I'd been lurking for too long and should start putting up some work. Ive only been drawing for the last few months and when I did it would be 3-6 days a month. So still quite noob and I don't really have a lot of shit to show off cause of that...

    Anyways, pretty much newly 16, so im hoping to improve in the next 2 years before im off to something of a future.


    The attachment was done in maths class...
    The second, just a test in photoshop, but im so sadly slow im photshop compared to pencil
    And the last is a concept im working on for some shit that I started the other nite and never got it any further.
    Thats for having a look and really looking forward to the C&C's





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    Good start to a sketchbook!

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    Thanks alesoun, will try to fill it a lil more.

    Found a portrait from I think a month ago, that I did for a indian girl at school. My first payed portrait .

    Also managed to do a small update on the slave concept. Still sadly slow in PS though.

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    solid painting skills, keep going!

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    uninspiring = wrong, this sketchbook looks like one to keep track of

    That pushing guy looks like you molded him out of clay, so much juicy form in there

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    Thx asoir and Rhineville, always nice to hear that people like what you put yourself into, motivation on its own. Anyways, just playing around now.

    Sketched a couple of eyes out in the last little while, just because I was getting something wrong. Really quick so nothing spectacular.

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    What the... You've only been drawing more seriously for the past few months??
    I'm so jealous of you .. Your stuff is better than mine and I'm drawing seriously for more than 1,5 years now. *cry* But yea, I guess some people have more luck than others.

    Well anyways Before you get definately much better than me so I can't find anything to crit, here are some advices:
    - In photoshop, try to use black as little as possible, use really dark greys, but almost never true black, because that can make those areas look very flat. Same goes for pure white.
    - Also I don't know which brush you use, but it looks like a rather soft one.. A good one (well, for most people..) is a hard round brush (hardness 90 - 100%), with pressure set to sensitivity and flow, and spacing low or higher, that depends on how you like it. But ofcourse, if other options work better for you just use them.
    - Try to do some more quick gestures, like full bodies. It looks like you can handle faces pretty well, so you might want to think about finding something that is below that level where your faces are currently, and draw more of that. (oh, a great site for quick or less quick gestures is www.posemaniacs.com/blog)
    - And last but not least; varation! Try different mediums and different subjects to draw or paint. That way you'll find out which things you like and which you don't like. And you'll develop your own style more and more.

    ehh well, and just keep drawing. I'm sure you'll be kicking ass!

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    P.S. Rhineville is right, get the 'uninspiring' out of the sketchbook title! ^^

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    Hey Marleen, thanks for spending the time with such a awesome crit!

    I started drawing when I was 9, but at school. The class lasted for about 5 months and then died, thanks to the art teacher leaving lol. Besides me and mates mainly fooled around, and it was drawing tin cans and balls. Then about 5 months ago, I drew a face and was almost surprised at how well it came out.

    Since then, I've put in a couple of days of drawing in a month, but nothing like I would like too. Ive just been playing around up until a week or 2 back, but always taking in anatomy, reading art books where I could find them.

    But, what I really want to do, is start pushing out at least 4 sketches a week. Can only hope. High school is a bitch.

    About the variety of mediums, I do graphite and charcoal only, reason being I never really learned colour theory, been good at it, or cared for it. At some stage I might move to colour but for now I'm staying with B/W. At the moment im doing a few game concepts (the slave being the 1st of them, though lacking the original details as they come last ). Some variety should come in with the others, as they are far from reality and thats what I truly love.

    Gesture drawings... I have to do. But like I've been saying, motivation has been a problem, until I started this sketchbook. I felt so pumped today sharing everything, and actually get some replies that It is on its own motivation.

    Lastly, the brush I use is a default hard brush, with opacity & flow at 100, but pressure set to opacity. If i show you a close up, you will see its just a whole lot of hard lines blended.

    Again thanks so much for your thoughts, and now more than every I really want to practice!

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    Had my hands quite full the last couple of days, but managed to get some time to draw this morning. Kinda regretted it though...

    Started off ok, but then went onto drawing like a 'tard. Anyways, atleast its something to post.




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    nice start and really nice sketches!

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    Thanks alot RaistlinTheDark. Will try get some more added soon.
    Still have 2 weeks of exams ahead of me, and with some part-time design work in the afternoons, it doesnt really leave much time for anything else

    Good news is my copy of "Anatomy for the Artist" should be here in 12 days! Anyways, thx again for taking the time dude!

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    Cant believe your only 16 and you can draw like that. You have nothing to be ashamed of here. Youve got an eye for proportions and that is a great thing to have. Only thing is you seem to not have any sketches from your imagination. Well that depends on what your looking to do for a living, be it a fine arts major or somewhere within concept. Doing good.

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    I pretty much agree with all the others. Outstanding drawing skills and im just hoping you will countinue develop it!

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    For saying you're a noob, you are really good. Keep up the good work.

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    very nice sketches. i can see you becoming one of the fav's around here of you keep progressing like you have. keep it up..

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    Envisor, thanks! I am wanting to do concepting, and will start doing things from the imagination to put up pretty soon. I have one or too rough things lying around that I did a month or two ago, but nothing great.

    Things is that I dont really have much time at the moment, and doing quick face studies etc are faster. My life should be getting back to some sorta normality soon, meaning that I will try Ideas are pouring out, its just there is no time to give them life.

    Yacob, motives, RandAlThor : Thanks, its nice to hear that. And ye, I will try my hardest to keep progressing!

    Anyways, out to kill all creativity and inspiration, and fail a 3 hour maths exam.

    Later

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    Nice SB dude! Good speaking to you in the irc chat room.

    You are doing splendidly, you've a fairly good eye for proportions. It's really a matter of practising now. I'd love to see more full body pics and gestures though. (I'm sure others have mentioned this) Keep it up!!

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    Cwn, thx for the kind words! Practicing my ass off at the moment, but mainly faces. Will find time for figures and gesture in the holidays, but til then...

    Have to post something, so something Im working on and off with...


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    Managed to add a bit more shading, but i've got a lot of studying to do this weekend and im fucking lazy. Better pic as well!



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    Really nice stuff EFrost, can't wait to see more stuff from you. Your shading and pencil skills are very good, like the others though I would love to see some full gestures and poses! Keep it up

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    iDiasin, thanks dude. Will try get some more things done, and finish of that other piece.

    Anatomy book should be in by the end of next week. Hoping to start practicing and maybe do some full body pieces once I've got a bit of practice.

    Later

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    wow ur really good, u need to keep going. u've managed to communicate ur pictures using very little line. impressive.

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    Good stuff

    What I really like in these is your shading, just keep up the good work!

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    Thanks lad and markey2d, starting to get the hang of shading.
    Anyways, off to get some sleep now, so not much to say.

    Thought I should maybe post something, so Il post my TD from tonight.
    Topic : "A strangers death", and I spent like 50 mins doing it, reworked it once or twice in that.

    http://ewanfrost.com/newGal/upload/dthofstranger.jpg

    Hoping to drop 2 or 3 sketches this weekend, just need to get round to scanning etc.

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    Hahaha, genius! Nobody understands you! =D

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    Good stuff in here...you've progressed fast and your studies look really good...I think you can push some of your IRC stuff further...though I see you used the "Death to Religions" in the TD topic I gave last night...that's cool...but take that original concept and push it further...

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    This is an inspiring sketchbook. I really like how your faces look, and the great difference in black/white values you bring to every piece. Keep it up!

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    heh, dug up my sketchbook after weeks of nothingness and then I remembered about my CA.org SB.

    Well, haven't drawn anything recently, but have a couple things that I did a while back.




    Hopefully will get something moving soon and get rid of the unfinished sketches and procrastination!

    Cheers

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    Your latest drawings are stunning! Very good value in both of them.
    I'll keep looking for updates!
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