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04 Jan 2015 14:12 #7974 by Mindbender
Couldn't resist getting on the Sketchbook Train again, starting with my latest Bridgman study and a Jack Sparrow drawing for a tutorial I did some time ago



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10 Jan 2015 18:05 #8088 by Mindbender
This mornings warm-up sketch:


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14 Jan 2015 12:45 - 14 Jan 2015 12:46 #8147 by Mindbender
Another quick sketch drawn around the same time as the previous one


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18 Jan 2015 10:44 #8200 by Mindbender
Mixed media sketch


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19 Jan 2015 15:28 #8211 by crankshaft
Great work! Since you're into anatomy you can also try Proko.com. You're pretty good at capturing the forms and lighting well. Keep up the good work!
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29 Jan 2015 12:07 - 29 Jan 2015 12:10 #8528 by Mindbender
Thanks for feedback and site advice :)

Recent page of current sketchbook - study, fun and exploration:

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29 Jan 2015 12:19 #8529 by Digital Dave
Sketching is always fun. :) ... Try going back in, and darkening the shadows to really help define the characters. You can also use an eraser to lighten up areas. It doesn't take much, and you might like the results. Right now it looks like all your marks are close to being the same shade.

I get sketchy around pencils! ...=D
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29 Jan 2015 12:27 #8530 by Mindbender
Great observation and feedback. Most of the page was drawn in bed with really bad light. Value variation is one of the things I must get better at though, especially when drawing traditionally. Value scale is a great tool that I should draw and use more often, at least making sure that "darkest dark" is added to each more finished drawing I do. :)

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29 Jan 2015 13:22 #8531 by Domtopia
Remember to add bounce light in the shadows too! The difference it makes is massive!

Everything's on the right!!!

It's like driving abroad!
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26 Feb 2015 17:27 #9132 by Mindbender
I must admit that I never payed much attention to bounce (reflected?) light. All I know is that it's supposed to be darker than the local color, but lighter than the core shadow. Have been taught to draw shadow shapes solid lately, in order to express form more clearly. Could you post an example of in which way bounce light is so important? Would be great :)

Here's a sketch of an armchair for a painting I'm doing for my sister

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