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08 August 2009, 01:33 AM
Hello! Long time lurker. I was reading the Ranc0r sticky thread ( and figured I'd like to have my progress as an artist documented for future artists. I started drawing 1 page of sketches a day back in June and feel my artist eye developing. I have a long way to go but I welcome any and all critiques and especially exercises people know of.

08 August 2009, 08:15 AM
Now that the thread has been approved I can post more pictures.

First, a few books that I have used in learning how to draw:
Big Book of Cartooning ( by Bruce Blitz
Action! Cartooning ( and Fantasy Cartooning ( by Ben Caldwell
Andrew Loomis (' books
Cartoon Animation ( by Preston Blair
Also i have been using the website Karma Toons ( for instruction as well.

Now to the pictures.

08 August 2009, 08:18 AM
Any idea what the limits of embedding pictures in a post are?

08 August 2009, 08:23 AM
Lotsa drawings..

08 August 2009, 08:24 AM
I need to practice more with basic shapes.

08 August 2009, 08:33 AM
Phew! I am completely open to critiques. I know I have alot of problems. I would also like to hear about other people's warm up exercises. I find myself not getting into the groove of drawing particularly easy.

08 August 2009, 08:36 AM
I have over 100,000 bad drawings inside of me.

08 August 2009, 03:11 PM
Got on a spiderman kick during this time.

08 August 2009, 03:16 PM
I highly recommend the Karma Toons ( website to anyone just learning to draw.

08 August 2009, 03:21 PM
That's all the sketch pages for now.

08 August 2009, 07:17 AM
A very sparse page for today's drawing. I had to do shopping at lunch and didn't get to sit down as long.

08 August 2009, 03:56 PM
Doing basic shapes for practice.

08 August 2009, 09:17 AM
More cubes, cylinders and a few spheres.

08 August 2009, 07:14 AM
Some action cartooning drawings

08 August 2009, 09:33 AM
Perspective practice. Middle top right is my favorite. Top left would be fine but I lost track of what I was doing when I made the middle 2nd story building. :-/ Was going for a cloudy reflection and ended up with squiggles.

08 August 2009, 10:25 AM
Yet another sketch of perspective. I hat the middle top this time around. The building on the right just lost all sense of direction. :-/

08 August 2009, 06:46 AM
Trouble in that right hand top. I didn't separate my vanishing points enough. :-/

08 August 2009, 11:29 AM
Welcome here, I'm so glad somebody here is doing perspective studies :D
I strongly encourage you to keep at it, the fruits will be sweet ;)

I hope you don't mind if I point out at some little mistakes you did so that you could avoid them in further studies, here they are :

1. First, I drawed 3 instead of two building on the left side just to show you how strongly they foreshorten with insreasing distance from camera. You can see that the third building (all 3 have the same length) is actually so thin that it's barely noticable but yet so much increase the sense of depth. All 3 arrows in this image shows various vanishing points to which paralel lines are converging.

2. Here I showed an easy method to find centre of a rectangle in perspective. Just make diagonals and where they cross is a true center of that object in perspective. I drew the door right in the middle of it for example. Here I also showed few horizontal paralel lines to get a grasp of how draw the tiles on sides of a road.

3. This is something essential you should realize, that vanishing point are always behing objects, not in front of them. So to make a sense of the image no. 3 you have to consider it as seen from bellow (like if the floor was transparent). I drew a little guy seeing above to a building above him. You could see some crappy clouds receding on horizont :)

Keep up buddy, looking forward to see more :)

09 September 2009, 05:59 AM
Wow! Thanks siiilon! I wish I had the time to ask you some questions tonight but I have to be up early tomorrow. I really appreciate the crits and when I get back from PAX 2009 next week I'll have lots of sketches to upload.

09 September 2009, 11:11 AM
Back from PAX and it was a blast. Here are some pages I did while out there.

09 September 2009, 11:19 AM
I started reading "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" this week. You can see my pre-instruction drawings on the 2nd page here. Looking forward to learning how to "see" finally.

09 September 2009, 05:55 PM
This page I did from upside down photos. It was a good exercise

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