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So I'm trying to get this oekaki board thing working but no one seems to be able to join it. Be cool if any of you could try it and tell if me if you get in, or just leave a scribble on the board or something.

www.takamin.com/oekakichat/use…
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:iconescape-to-darkness:
are you vimes from outcast? if so, this is kuyamu. if not, I played around with the Asian chat/draw thing and there is a way to sync it up with your facebook ect...
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:icondragonflamebg:
Hello! Love your art... glad that i found such great artist with passion
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AngelicDemon82 Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man your art is great! My drawing teacher even used your foreshortening practice:
:thumb183669940: as an example for us!
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:iconvimes-da:
Ohh thanks a lot. That's really cool that your teacher used my work as an example haha, though I don't know if it's the best idea because my works far from perfect. Never heard of a teacher using deviant art pictures as reference either lol, is your teacher a friend or someone in an actual school?
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AngelicDemon82 Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a high school teacher, so he just used google. Surprisingly it didn't block your picture (my school blocks dA) :D
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:iconvimes-da:
Ah cheers for letting me know :D
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AngelicDemon82 Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't know why the thumb didn't work, haha [link]
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:iconwolfstarsilvestris:
Hey there Vimes, long time no see!

Remember when you recommended me to get Jack Hamms Drawing scenery book to improve my landscapes? Well, I just ordered it and also, at the same time ordered Color and Light, Imaginative Realism and Perspective made Easy :D Thanks to you, I found these books which look really great and Iam sure will make my skills skyrocket like never before! If you hadnt recommended them, boy would I miss out on some of the greatest!

Another fun thing as well, Ive really started grasping how perspective works finally! And, it really isnt as hard as I first made it to be :XD:

Just wanted to share haha Cheers! :D
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:iconvimes-da:
Hey :D that's great to hear I'm glad I could help. I was just reading through that perspective book recently, really need to sit down and just spend a week going through it. Like you say the basics of perspective aren't as hard as they seem and really make a difference, just one of those subject where my mind switches off though, it's so mathematical.

I'd recommend a book by gottfried bamms [link] too. At first I read this and wasn't very impressed but if you just sit down with it and read the little bits of text and try to understand what hes doing I found his drawings really helped me get a better understanding of form and 3d in constructing the human figure :D.

Also read through a really good pdf for getting gesture and life into your drawings which you definitly need to do if you spend a lot of timne drawing stiff construction methods like I do [link]

Lot of stuff to read I know but just work your way through them all slowly, well worth the effort.
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:iconwolfstarsilvestris:
thanks for all the great tips, they look very interesting :)

Ah yes, it is as you say, important to be able to draw gesture well, because I too use alot of stiff construction lines in my drawings to begin it helps with loosening up.

BTW, have you heard of a observation drawing method called ABC? It stands for angle based construction, and as its name implies, you plot out landmarks by using angles, simplified, its almost like a "connect the dots game" However, Ive found its a really good method to be both accurate and quick when doing observational studies/underdrawings. It really simplifies the construction phase down to its simplest components and looks very clean too :XD: Ofcourse, Ive just scratched the surface of this method by drawing still lifes to begin with, the human body of course is more complex. If youre interested to know more, get this book: "Drawing in the Digital Age" by Wei Xu. It is a bit scientific and quite dry on some parts, but it uses some of the concepts from 3D modeling applied to the drawing field so to speak. Things like, extraction, trigeometry etc. It does have a little math in it, but like 95% is thinking in angles :XD:

Iam happy to announce that Ive started to make black and white studies to get my values to improve. I try to make it so I paint one every day of a still life or other object with one light direction to begin

Keep drawing Vimes, youre awesome and such an inspiration to me! Im sure youll teach me alot more in hte time to come ;D
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