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    I absolutely love and adore your potential sketches, lionleggs, good for you. I

    f I was to give an honest and sincere critique, it would be that you should better focus on your bold and lighter gestures, drawn using your shoulder; instead of just your wrist, in 10 minutes of 30 second sketches. The reason why you should do that type of drawing practice is because, your lines will become even more confident, and self-confident, and nothing terribly scribbly.

    Hope you'll have found it accessible and helpful. Take more care, and have a great evening.

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    Nice sketches you've banged out so far, Sapphire.

    If I was to ask you a question, it will be, what is your current goal? The reason why I'd ask you this is because, we all would need to know what you're recently working on in any given assignment.

    Well, thanks for the work, peace out, and stay safer.

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    PS. Hope it's been an extremely helpful question.


    Yeah, Yamikumo. I really love your gesture figures so much. I know that's not a critique, but I love those figures.

    If I was to give you a true critique, it would be that I'm not getting enough caricature into your line quality. Why don't you draw with just your shoulder, with very bolder and more confident contours, in 5x59 second scribbles, pretty please?

    The reason is because, you'll become much, much, much, much more decisive into your linework, and least stiffest. Hope that it will be accessible. Take care and stay more safer.


    Love and admire every single 10 min sketch of the figures, SapphireWolf9. If I was to give you advice, it's that I am seeing some of the stiff drawing in one of the poses, why don't you warm yourself up to 10 minutes of 30 second sketches, if you pretty please? And you know why?? Because, if you draw with your shoulder standing up, then you'll be able to draw more bigger on the paper, even if it's letter size paper. Hope it's been helpful. Peace, and stay really safe.


    P.S. Almost forgot. The reason why you could pick up a copy of that book I mentioned above is because, it's gonna be extremely indispensible that you can apply gesture scribbling to loosen up your drawings, and cartoon drawings.

    Good luck and stay safe.


    I oh so totally adore your latest action drawings, KatieOfConrad, however if I was to critique your 1 minute drawings, it would be to really relax your hands with 1 minute of 59 second sketches (59+1s warm-ups), pretty please? The reason why is because, it will help out on getting a lot of stronger gestural lines, even though they'll be a bunch of meditative scribbles; and furthermore, get a copy of Ben Caldwell's Action! Cartooning, and try to apply your 1 minute warm ups with those illustrations in that book. Then let's go for it! Hope it's been completely helpful into your next studies; And of course, encouraging.

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    Excellent performance yet, Mr Torrance. But if I was to give you an honest critique, it would be to do 2 more minutes of 30 second sketches, with as fewest lines as possible, all draw with your whole shoulder, not your wrist. And why?? Because, your lines will become the most loosest and the most liveliest. Sweat it out about becoming absolutely beneficial for your next assignments. Good luck, and stay safer.


    I just absolutely love the subtle and insightful gestures in some longer poses, ventostrinidad. But I've got one small critique: I don't really got enough of the strong action in the poses and attitudes. Why don't you pick up a copy of two Walt Stantchfield books. If you are ready and you are willing to become a traditional hand-drawn animator, be sure to click on these links and buy them:Drawn to Life Books 1 And 2

    The reason why it's because, it's from a series of lecture notes all completely piled up into two different volumes; and, it's got some very applicable gesture drawing skills for all sketching, not just animation. Hope and sweat it being totally helpful. Stay safe and keep gold.


    Thanks for your Imgur post on your faces and expressions, Michael99, just love them so much, in terms of solidity, and in terms of gesture, and in terms of anatomy; and the bone structure, and the muscle structure of the face. And as for the 30 second ones, I see a lot of straight lines in them, which, pardon my language, gives it some of the rigidity. Why don't you do more curves in the jaws that you're talking about to give those expressions some character? And do you know why?? It's as a result of doing yet another 5 minutes of 30 second sketches of expressions, then you will experiment more on your pencil (or stylus) mileage. Hope it can, shall, and will have been helpful.

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    Hello, Line of Action,

    Here are some images, to prove my point:(control-click, then open image in new tab)

    Here, and I hope it's been a helpful answer, especially you, Kim. And I'm sorry for the repetitive and confusing way I critique. I promise to specify those images I comment on. I really didn't mean to be totally unhelpful to those by and large. Please give me a chance to critique and view sketch images, won't you, please????? I totally wish to change my style of art critiques, and for my own sake, I really meant to try and do my job, just personal buisness. Thank you all.

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    Ginna, great job trying out your quick sketches, they scream all the talent, keep it up. However, if I could give a very specific critique, it would be like the fourth image, and on the fourth, and on the drawn pose on the left, I am seeing some choppy long lines. Why don't you be more bolder with your strokes with 30 minutes of 31 second depictions (1800s/31s=58 drawings, and one 2 sec proko warm up), if you pretty please? The reason why you'd do this is so that you be more and more confident, and freer in your twists and movement. Think to and pray that it can be a big help to you.

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    P.S. Won't it make a greater drill of all? Take it with a grain of salt, for I haven't done that with figure drawings yet.


    Thanks, Dark Rou. Thanks for the response. Later.


    Wow, some potential, wcaplenor, yet I've got one small suggetion: Would you like to go for yet another 4 2 minute sketches, pretty, pretty, pretty please, please, please??? The arguement is as a result, your human motions will become even most stronger and ambitious. Take heart and pray that it will work out for both of us.

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    Excellent pose, yeil, however, I've got one small concern: Can I have access to your Google Drive folder, pretty, pretty please, please?? The logic behind that is because, if you can give me access to your private file, then I can see and give you feedback on it. Hope and sweat on it that it'll be a benefit to you and me.

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    Wow, some ability you display, DarkRou, but I've got two questions: 1) How long did it take you to sketch out those gestures. And 2) Why don't you do your first ever 5 minutes of 30 second actions, pretty please? The reason why is because, it'll totally loosen your hand up. Hope and pray that it'll work out for you.

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