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  • #4112
    Dillon Thompson
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    I’ve been to school for a couple of years but didn’t do much more then the assignments required of me. Then I’ve found many great tutorials, but still never practiced much. I saw a recommendation for drawing-tutorials-online and saw some of the youtube videos of sketchbooks. Figured I’d hold myself accountable by posting on here. I think one of my biggest problems is chicken scratch. I don’t have the best of camera’s. As well as being at work, I can work digitally at home.

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    #4116
    Marjan Van der Donk
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    Hi Dillon,
    Hope this site and this journal will fire you up so you’ll practice a lot!
    And yes, the ‘chicken scratch’ is always waiting round the corner to creep back into my work haha!
    Re your photo’s: you don’t need a state of the art camera, it’s mostly the light that does it. I have taken good pictures with both my phone and my simple digital camera. What helps a lot is using a strong (daylight) lamp and no flash. Simply put your drawing next to a window, light with the lamp from the other side, and you taking the photo in the middle. If you have an easel, make sure the drawing is straight up/vertical.
    Good luck!

    #4117
    Dillon Thompson
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    Thank you Marjan. I might retake the photos when it again daytime haha.

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    #4119
    Dillon Thompson
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    Possibly should just do mummification lines.

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    #4128
    Dillon Thompson
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    This one took about 10 minutes.

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    #4304
    Dillon Thompson
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    Haven’t posted in a couple of days. I’ve been actually experimenting a bit with my drawing hand in general. I switched from my right to my left hand. I was forced to be a right handed writer when I started elementary. So I wanted to see if I could do better with some practice. Mostly the think lines I’m worried about right now, cause I have to go over it a couple of times. This was drawn with my left hand, while previous ones where with my right.

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    #4306
    Marjan Van der Donk
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    That is definitely a big difference! It seems to me you should draw with your left hand from now on! So much looser, really nice.

    #4307
    Dillon Thompson
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    Here’s another one. And thanks for your remarks Marjan!

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