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I had my test early yesterday morning. The scores for all the sections except the essay were calculated upon completion of the exam (since it was taken on a computer and was entirely multiple choice). I did pretty poorly on the Quantitative (math) section despite my studying...BUT I scored in the 96th percentile in the Verbal section, go me! =D

I'm also quite confident I did very well on the essay, possibly even a perfect score (6/6).
Studying for a test to get into business school, so probably not posting anything for at least a week or so.
Spirit keeper by Davian714
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A doodle I did of a lanky canine shaman thingey. Started with the intent of making a long neck with a mane and this popped out. Hands are a little weird but I think it came out pretty good overall.
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So I've been doing a fair amount of practicing as of late. Most of it is with physical media, and since it's primarily just exercises I probably won't be uploading any of them to DeviantArt, but I did want to share some things I've noticed have been pretty helpful.

I've been trying to focus on figure drawing for now, since I ultimately want to draw characters and while my faces have improved tremendously my bodies still need work (particularly with proportions). The golden standard for this of course is drawing live nude models, and in the past I actually went to figure drawing sessions hosted by a local art shop, and others in the art school of a nearby college. Now though I've discovered a youtube channel that films nude models for the purpose of these drawing exercises, and I've been using that. It's called the Croquis Cafe and it can be found here if you're interested: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAZZ8…

Those exercises were great and all, but there was something missing. I didn't just want to draw figures, I wanted to draw characters. So I started observing moving people and trying to do very quick sketches to capture their feel and motion. It was really tough at first, but I've been getting better and better at it. The site that suggested this exercise also suggested it be done in something more permanent than pencil, so I used a marker. I was surprised how much of a difference it made when I knew I couldn't just erase a line; I had avoided drawing in pen because I hate the idea of ruining an otherwise good picture with one mistake, but I've found it really helps to keep me focused on being fast rather than being perfect, which is what the exercise is all about.

Finally, I've found a way to blend those two exercises (as well as giving me some dramatic lighting/shading practice), and I found it in the most unlikely of places: a music video a friend of mine showed me on New Years. My friend described said video as an "infinite astral pole dancer pole," and that's basically what it is. I found, though, that observing and drawing the various dancers really helped my grasp of the human figure, motion, and unique poses in general (also, the dancers are really impressive and I quite enjoy the music). I'd actually recommend it to anyone who's interested in practicing those concepts. The music video in question can be seen here: 

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Davian714

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United States
I've tried my hand at writing, but for now I'm focusing on teaching myself to draw. I'm currently visiting a drawing tutor and practicing regularly. Witness my improvement! =D
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WOLF2233 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u for the favourite
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WOLF2233 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Tanks for the fave, lol bad pun u probably don't get it, anyway have a nice day
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Minks-Art Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for faving my side view Wolf Head tutorial! :hug:
Do you like the YouTube video of it? There will be many more and better ones in the future!
I hope my tutorials are helpful to you! x3
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R-Sport Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know It's late but Thaanks a lot for the fav! :D Hug 
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noname4lyf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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NunoPires Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   Photographer
Hi again :wave:

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Have a nice weekend! :dummy:

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NunoPires Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Photographer
Hi  :wave: How are you?

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Have a nice week! :dummy:

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ReaperBunny Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave :D
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RubyPhoenix2012 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO incredibly much for all the faves :heart:
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Davian714 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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