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    A complete beginner--RD

    Hi guys!
    Im a complete beginner in the field of drawing....before this i didnt even know how to draw a circle....but i have joined an animation course so i have decided to learn how to draw...i dont have any teacher...its all going to be self practice...i would love to have help from gr8 artists here....

    for starting, i have been doing quick geture drawing from life and photo references...im having a really HARD time....i need help and tips on how 2 improve....am i allowed to post those quick gestural drawings here?

    Something like this....
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    Hi
    Im doing anatomical studies.....
    plz do comment!!

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    Do Comment and help me IMPROVE!

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    Pretty much all of the heads are too small ! Several necks are also too long and several lower legs too short (& upper legs too long).

    I don't know what you're copying from (Loomis ? which would be an excellent choice), but if it has some text on proportions, take a good look at that, and measure, measure measure ! After a while you'll get a feeling for proportion, and you'll only have to measure when it looks off.

    The gestures look really nice, they have a lot of character and convey feeling. Try to go even further into that, assume the pose or pretend to do so, feel where there's tension & relaxation and so on. Enlarge the heads ! They make the gestures look weird, some of the other proportions are off too, but the heads really stand out.

    I think you're doing really well, better than beginner level, so keep going and let us have a peek, I enjoyed looking at your work (especially the gestures).

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    There are some mistakes, but they arnt exactly obvious. Like the person before said, the heads are quite small on alot of your pictures... but for a beginner your extremely good. You are doing well for your first steps in and your anatomy and poses are very good. I would suggest drawing from real life when you can and using real life references aswell. Other than that, just do what I was told to do... draw,draw and draw some more. The more you draw, the better you will become

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    I don't believe you're a beginner, because in the gestural sketches i see you must have intuition or something.....the lines look very fluent and thus the figures look vivid
    But the anatomy studies are not perfect yet, though not REALLY bad y'know i bet if you practise you'll get better soon your hand+arm need to get to know the pencils and stuff hahah
    Try out COLOR

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    Those gesture aren't bad at all...of course there allowed here. Keep posting away man!

    I still consider myself a newbie to anatomy but the most common way to improve and you'll hear this a lot is...practice. Loomis is a good resource for refs. Somebody also mentioned Hogarth to me as well. If you really want to get in shape check out the Spartan Training Camp in the community activities and their current challenge here link

    Don't get too hung up on gestures either. Keep it flowing and try to produce as many as possible. Timing yourself helps.

    Any, not a bad start at all!

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    I'm in the same boat as you right now, can't even draw a consistent circle or straight line, and since I've used computers all my life I've barely even used pens or pencils except for signing my name. Looks like you're on the right track though, definitely further along than me in your anatomy studies. Maybe mix it up a little with some self portraits and drawing objects from life. Just have to keep at it daily which I am also trying hard to do.

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    nice so far,if you really want to get good results in your work,you need to draw constantly,remember it's easy but required practice.

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    Hi NightVision!
    Thanks alot for your criticism.....you are absolutely right.....i looked at my work and realised the mistakes you've pointed out! I'm copying the anatomy stuf from Sarah Simblet's Anatomy for the Artist....I am trying my best to measure and will try harder from now....and make the heads bigger....
    Thanks again and keep replying and commenting!

    Hi aracanid!
    Thanks for appreciating my work....I don't have any life drawing classes and its not possible for me to arrange such classes.....but I do sketch from life in quick gestural way....some of that I'll post right now....
    Keep commenting and take care....

    Hi PinkMonkeee
    Thanks for replying....Those gestural sketches are from photo references nothing is from imagination as I'm not yet comfortable in doin sketches from imagination....and you're right, I need to make my hand+arm co-ordinate with my pencil....
    Thanks for dropping by....

    Hi Trashy
    Thnks for commenting....Ya I've heard of Loomis and Hogarth, I shall do studies from their books in the near future....have you heard of Glenn Vilppu? I am planning to do his drawing studies as I have his videos....what say?
    Thnks again for replyin...

    Hi phoric
    Thanks for replyin.....all the best to you....yes I shall be doing drawing from life and self portraits after sometime!

    Hi Eric Cartman
    Thanks for Viewing my work....I hope you will comment again....I plan to practise alot....
    Tke Cre


    Here are some more gesture drawing

    These are from photo reference...

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    These are from Master's art....

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    These are from life in my family....all are about 4-5min sketches....

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    These are from life....people doing Yoga when I go for my morning walk....
    All are 1-2min sketches (very fast) and so they've turned out really BAD!

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    PLEASE comment and help me improve....

    Ratul

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    The postures are good and close to life.
    I like how you managed to create rounded edges.
    Heep it up!

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    Here's another muscle study....
    Back View of the body....

    Plz comment....

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    Cool sketchbook, i like how many gestures you've got here... how long did you spend on each of these? anyways you've got a good sense of form for sure, but draw some heads dude

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    starting with studies is probably the best wayt o impress me.

    keep up the progress!

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    Hi airrunkle!
    Thanks for the appreciation...The gestural sketches from photo references are done in about 6-8 minutes.....the life drawing ones are done in about 1-3 minutes....
    Keep commenting

    Hi davi!
    YOUR WORK IS AWESOME!
    I'll be just too happy if I acquire even a percent of the amount of talent you have...And I'm really happy that my work was able to impress you....
    plz keep commenting and criticising to help me improve

    Here's a skull study from Anatomy for the Artist....I'm loving it! I mean I'm loving drawing.....will keep posting....

    Looking forward to your replies

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    Great start! Try spending a bit more time on some of the gesture drawings, developing some a tad more.

    The anatomy studies looks good. Keep it up.

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    Here are two more studies....they are not good....I am still having difficulty in co-ordinating my hand with the pencil.....

    Plz comment and tell me where am i wrong and how to improve??

    SKULL....
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    Face Muscles....Front

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    You have a lot of motivation in learning anatomy, I can see that from your recent studies. What I suggest, is to use helping lines/grids more often. your doing something similar in your lifedrawings, use it as well for your studies so you can easily measure things from your studies.

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    Great start, you're headed in the right direction. I'll just second what all the others have said thus far and I'll add this small crit...post a bit smaller pics, please

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    Hi WhiteVillage
    Thanx for d advice....I'll sure use ruler in future
    keep commenting!

    Hi Piranha Clan!
    Thnx for commenting.....and i'll post smaller pics from now....

    here's an update on my anatomy studies....
    arm muscles....

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    plzzzzzz comment.......

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    more anatomy studies....
    do comment and point out my mistakes....
    I know they are not proportinally correct but Im trying to work on that!

    I have a BIG doubt....
    as I'm new....my ultimate aim like everyone else is obviously to be able to draw from imagination what I like.....so if I am using a ruler/grid right now to get my proportions right.....won't I get used to them and won't be able to draw without their aid??

    PLZZ Help me out to clarify this doubt of mine!!

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    Hey,those studies are going along nicely! Watch out for proportions in your figures,drawing a simple stickman, or even lines where arms and legs should be can help alot...

    Keep it up!

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    Thanx Blaz!
    Can you clear my doubt that i mentioned in my previous post??
    Plz it would help alot!

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    I have a BIG doubt....
    as I'm new....my ultimate aim like everyone else is obviously to be able to draw from imagination what I like.....so if I am using a ruler/grid right now to get my proportions right.....won't I get used to them and won't be able to draw without their aid??
    You don't have to use them persé, it can make measurements easier. I'd recommend not using a ruler, just try doing it free handed.

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    Thanx WhiteVillage....
    I've stopped using my ruler...

    here are some more studies....

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    here's the side of the hand.....

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    C&C most welcome........

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    Here's my result of studying the first Vilppu chapter......Did alot of gesture drawings from Michelangelo's drawings......here are a few.....
    Took 4-5min for each! Am I taking too much time to make such simple sketches?

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    C&C plz

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    Here are more gestures......I'm doing alot of them...

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    C&C is welcome......

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    love those gestures. mebbe i should sneak into a yoga class somewhere and do some drawing.



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    hey im new as well i think your sketches are great so animated

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    Hello there. For someone just starting to draw this ain't half bad. The figures in the last post, they've got a lot of action. Don't be afraid now to draw faces ok?
    Selfportraits are the easiest ways to start. Or you can ask family members.

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