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Inktober 2018 Sketch, 11/1/18

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It's been several years since I posted any work to my gallery, but since Inktober 2018 was productive for me and I wanted to share some of these outside the other venues I am currently using, I've decided it might be nice to upload again to dA.

All my Inktober sketches were done using a Pilot Precise V5 extra fine on a handmade cotton rag paper. This paper is not optimal for drawing, since it doesn't hold up to eraser, but that also forced me to accept mistakes and think more about what I was drawing as I drew it. References for many of these were pulled from photos on an app called Sktchy, which is a great little artistic community that I recommend joining if you want some practice w/reference photos. Unfortunately, because this is an app, I can't easily link to my references.

I've done some minor editing to clean up the paper texture and remove minor stray lines, but I've tried to keep the character of the sketch intact as much as possible.

Final note:

This is the last sketch I did as part of Inktober. In this one I tried a looser approach by holding the pen at the end. I also tried to get at least one full figure pose. Fun drawing, but the challenge here was getting the weight distribution right and I'm not sure it's quite there. The important thing is to practice!
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Hah yeah his back leg looks a bit off? Whatever though, I love this type of "finding the line".
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It is off, but you would need to see the ref to know exactly how it's off, and there isn't an easy way for me to do that on dA. :( Anyway, "finding the line" is exactly right. I hope these sketches are also useful for showing how to build form, since you can see all the guiding lines, etc.
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Aaa. Kinda tempted to download this app though, sounds interesting.


Yesss. My art prof in college got me onto Giacometti's sketches and wish I could get the hang of how he does that.

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Giacometti's drawings are great! :nod:
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Seriously! As my prof pointed out, he could make a ballpoint pen bust look finished. Never got the hang of that one.

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