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    beginner sketches (I could use some tips)

    Hi , so I've been practicing for a couple of months , i'd like to know what you think about them ! any suggestion or tips are very welcome since i never had any kind of training !






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    ^part of the reason for that is most of us don't have time or energy to crit so many pieces. I will say that it looks like you're drawing volumes or shapes and then drawing surface detail on top of that. Try to focus on structure. Learn how the muscles, bones, fat, cloth, etc all contour around the volume and use that to inform your drawing. Also put in some time on proportions and anatomy.

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    thanks for your reply everyone , i will check the sections you suggested . . .


    Quote Originally Posted by MLaw View Post
    ^part of the reason for that is most of us don't have time or energy to crit so many pieces. I will say that it looks like you're drawing volumes or shapes and then drawing surface detail on top of that. Try to focus on structure. Learn how the muscles, bones, fat, cloth, etc all contour around the volume and use that to inform your drawing. Also put in some time on proportions and anatomy.

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    yes that is how i draw i will work on that , thank you . . .

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    Hey, welcome to PJ.
    My advice would be:

    1. Spend some time studying how specific things are constructed--eg. eyes, noses, hands, etc. Draw them in different positions, from different angles etc.

    2. Work on seeing things in terms of shapes rather than lines. This will become really important when you work on lighting and shading. But it can also help your drawing by simplifying the shapes and getting the fundamental forms right. This guy (Funkymonkey1945.deviantart.com) is a master of this:



    Most importantly, keep drawing as much as you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlewraith View Post


    Hey, welcome to PJ.
    My advice would be:

    1. Spend some time studying how specific things are constructed--eg. eyes, noses, hands, etc. Draw them in different positions, from different angles etc.

    2. Work on seeing things in terms of shapes rather than lines. This will become really important when you work on lighting and shading. But it can also help your drawing by simplifying the shapes and getting the fundamental forms right. This guy (Funkymonkey1945.deviantart.com) is a master of this:



    Most importantly, keep drawing as much as you can
    thank you so much , this was a great advise , and a great improvement on the breaded guy , I'll watch some videos on the subjects you suggested

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan E.Warner View Post
    http://www.fineart.sk/photo-referenc...-anatomy-books Here a great link to a great teacher...My Mom got me exposed to Mr Loomis when I was 14...I'm 57 now and still refer to him
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm this link will take you too some really basic simple stuff Let's Draw...

    thank you so much i will check these links , i need as much practice as i can get . . .
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    http://www.fineart.sk/photo-referenc...-anatomy-books Here a great link to a great teacher...My Mom got me exposed to Mr Loomis when I was 14...I'm 57 now and still refer to him
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm this link will take you too some really basic simple stuff Let's Draw...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan E.Warner View Post
    http://www.fineart.sk/photo-referenc...-anatomy-books Here a great link to a great teacher...My Mom got me exposed to Mr Loomis when I was 14...I'm 57 now and still refer to him
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm this link will take you too some really basic simple stuff Let's Draw...
    thanks again for the advice and the links , the tutorials were life saving i started practicing them right away and also the basic training of Draw a box , i really can see I've been doing it wrong , but i'm sure these practices will help . . .


    I did this one last night , i was thinking of the new necromancer class in the Diablo III Reaper of souls , didn't do the face because I'm so bad at it , maybe later with a mask !! i know it's not that good but I'm pretty proud of this one !
    used this as model for the pose and his left hand (i'm really bad with the hands) but i tried to make it as different as possible , this dude is gooooood . . .
    http://thedurrrrian.deviantart.com/a...obas-674243589



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