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    to see how things go

    I enjoy sketching and doodling, but would like to improve as im not very good. So please feel free to comment on anything as th.

    Im going to start by posting some things i did a few years back (dont say i didnt warn you about me not being that good)
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    The rest of my art work from this time was lost, whilest moving house. Ill bring you up to date with something i did last night when i couldn't sleep. Ill try and update this once a week (i hope)
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    I thought i would try shading, i found a photo of a fish and did this:
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    what do you think??

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    just an update on what ive been doing:

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    please leave a comment

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    very nice i think that you have true tallent

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    hey thans that means allot

    some new pics:

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    Where can i improve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourinmyhair
    Where can i improve?
    I'd try to study some perspective, at least as a place to start. The last picture of the robot-thingy has potential, you just need to refine it based on how it would appear in space.

    Good luck, and keep drawing.

    ~ Rose

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    thanx for the comment


    this is meant to be a witch/scary old lady - not sure its quite right but i still like it:
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    This tree bug thingy lol is just a ROUGH unfinished sketch but i made it myself and i hope that you can see the potiential in it to - ill post the finished thing once its done:
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    again please feel free to comment on the pictures and ways to improve them/others i do in the future.

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    if you smudge using your finger, don't

    your values are good but i think you need to use a little more highlight and a little more true black.

    if you're interested in studying some poses try this site

    www.posemaniacs.com/blog

    good start to a sketchbook. better see more

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    thanx for that site it looks really good especially the 30 second draw feature i think this will improve my drawings loads and there will be more im really enjoying it and this site is keeping me going because there are some really amazing artists on here and because of the comments i get thanx

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    ok here is the tree bug thing - im might be getting a graphics tablet today so ill have to playt about with it and put up some things i like.
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    Last edited by yourinmyhair; June 22nd, 2007 at 12:00 PM. Reason: spelling mistake
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    One tip i can give you, i learned this from bobby chiu and it helped me alot, is to learn and practise one thing at a time.

    lets say you start drawing, the most common start would be lines and structure. only lines. weeks and months of just lines. practise to draw clean precise lines.

    then, when you can define a structure and a form by lines, move on to values. black and white values. where are the lights where the darks. use black and white images for reference. i think it'S a good idea for a beginner drawing no colors at all, one can struggle with it later.

    because you can have structure without values, but no values without knowing the structure.

    here you don't have to worry about the structure anymore, because you've been practicing it for months right? same thing goes with color. don't be afraid to wait with color, it won't run away.

    keep it up!!

    cu

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    ok heres my 1st attempt of using my graphics tablet .....

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    its meant to be the witch i have drawn above ^^ but im not sure -i think i need to play about with it more, if you can give any pointers that would be great

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    Name:  tree bug colour_edited-1.jpg
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    just keeping you up-to-date on what im doing and trying (only posting the things that are half good from the graphics tablet stuff)

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    something else ive done - took ages to make the person on the right to look like aperson but i think she does now lol

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    sorry for not adding anything for awhile - here's a few pieces ive been doing:

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    as always please feel free to leave comments, and thanx to everyone who has - i have been working on all suggestions

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    I can only second what Kfeeras said: Learn one thing at a time!

    Your pencil-shading isn't bad. But your silhouettes are weak. You should try working on those (and also on anatomy). Drawing from life might help - for example, for your tree-bug-picture, you could make several drawings of real trees and real bugs first. Well, for bugs, it's probably easier to go with photos - but generally you should prefer real-life-objects over photographies.


    I don't think you should start with digital painting yet, because there are just too many things that are causing you problems yet (working with colors, using the tablet and software) in addition to the other things that are causing you problems.

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    Name:  model and bubbles.JPG
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    not done alot of drawing recently as i was moving back to uni and stuff


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    not looked at these for ages ... wow they all so flat, anyone have any ideas/advice on how to really make sketches pop fromt he page?

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