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Heeey... okay, it's been a while since I last touched the journals, ha ha. :) Just recently my good DA friend Juhupainting gave me some great encouragement to get back on Permanoobs.  So I've created this new sketchbook.  Thanks, brother!! :D Oh, and I REFUSE to let this one get bumped off the front page of the sketchbook forum. 

It's great, keeps me drawing. XD

I'm really getting into the community there; everyone seems nice and offers great advice and encouragement.  If any of you guys are on Permanoobs or decide to join and make a sketchbook, give me a link and I promise I'll go check out your stuff!

Recently I came across a Noah Bradley video (yeah, a two hour video- I watched it while I was doing something else, ha ha) that talked about some different forms of drawing study for accurate seeing.  One of the things was making studies of these cool master drawings called Bargue drawings- basically, they are a series of plates of drawings of casts and statues, with both simplified block-ins and the fully rendered drawings shown.  I found high-quality scans of some of these plates, and started studying from them.

 I've never done any kind of master study before.  It seems to help for working on accuracy, and also for seeing how the artist simplified the subject matter before him so that you can learn to simplify complex subjects yourself.  These will be posted on my sketchbook as I complete them.  I don't know how many I will do or if I am going to do the whole course eventually- we'll see.

If anyone reading this has done Bargue drawings or has any thoughts on this I'd love to hear them.  How have you guys studied to learn to draw more accurately? :)

That's it for now.  Hope you all are well!  Stay frosty. :D


Christopher Phoenix
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States

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RgDraw Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the watch !! :D
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Hey A-star, i notice youve finally invested in a nice shiny avatar. Good great and fabolous :)  
Many thanks fior all your lively and amusing comment  buddy. 
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha, I got sick of having no face. :D This is a Chandra X-ray Observatory false-color x-ray image of SgrA* (Sagittarius A-Star, the black hole theorized to be lurking at the center of our Milky Way) to go with my username- looks pretty cool, I think.  I would like to make an avatar from an image I made myself (maybe my own interpretation of the black hole?) sometime but for now I'm happy with this.

It is always a pleasure, thanks for sharing your horrifying, gross, occasionally slimy and always funny drawings!
TolyanMy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   Digital Artist
I forgot to congratulate you on your birthday.
This is inexcusable on my part.

But better late than never.
Happy birthday to you!!!
and forgive me=))
I am glad that I have such a friend.
Without your comments, I would be very boring on this website.
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem, Antoly, and thanks! :) I don't mind, sometimes I find it hard to keep track of birthdays here as well.

I know how you feel, without my friends here on DA I don't know if I would have had the courage to pursue art... and I am happy to be able to be a friend to others as well.
So let's both keep up our art study and see how far we can get in 2014!! :D
gjsx51 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
According to my DA notices, today is your Birthday, so have a happy one, my friend!
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, Wayne!! :) I was like "Damn, two decades already?", maybe there is truth in the cosmologists' joke about cosmic redshift being due to time speeding up!  I better get back to work then, ha ha... 
gjsx51 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! I past two decades over two decades ago...! I agree with the speeding time theory :-)
Jepray Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for DA Llama!
Suiiening Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for visiting my page!
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