AppleJJacks Tries to Learn Art

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AppleJJacks Tries to Learn Art

Unread postby applejjacks » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:48 am

Hello everyone, my name is JJacks or AppleJJacks or you can call me Jessica. I'm an artist from Arizona and I've been drawing off and on since I was a young adult (about 13 years but probably 10 dedicated years). You can view my website http://www.j-jacks.com/ if you want to get an idea of the kind of art I make. I mostly do art for therapeutic purposes but sometimes I sell things in galleries or take the odd commission.

In April I started practicing really hard for the kind of art that I want to make. I gave myself a 500 drawing challenge that sounds harder than it is. It's just to get back into the habit of drawing.

Here's some stuff. Sorry for the gross scans; my scanner has problems picking up the blue pencil.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:51 am

Hands. Some were referenced from Anatomy for the Artist. Some are from my own photos (the colored ones, coffee cup) and some are stock.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:53 am

Last one for now. A Studio Ghibli study.
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Re: AppleJJacks Tries to Learn Art

Unread postby thor6136 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:13 pm

hello welcome ^^ looove the studies so far!
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:54 pm

Thanks a lot Thor. :)

Here are some things I did for just the fun of it.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:48 am

A weird picture that I kind of don't like anymore but I appreciate the effort I spent. I referenced the facial expression from a book (Facial Expressions by Mark Simon).
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Unread postby applejjacks » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:50 pm

Flower/plant studies
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Unread postby JanDrenovec » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:44 pm

Awesome job so far, I love your traditional studies! Keep it up!
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Unread postby applejjacks » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Thank you JanDrenovec.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:09 pm

Space art. All done in colored pencil on black paper with some paint pen or acrylics added. One is obviously edited in Photoshop. The others are as close to the original drawing as I can get them to look on my monitor.
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Unread postby JYELtheREAL » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:16 pm

You're guud!! realll gud!! :)
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Unread postby applejjacks » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:53 pm

Thanks a lot JYELtheREAL.

Long time no update. I've been drawing still but I slowed down a little in December.

Feet. Need more practice.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:48 pm

Some environment sketches
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The last sketch painted
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:09 pm

Sorry for the watermarks. Sometimes people repost my stuff on Tumblr so I make most things have my website on them.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 pm

Still doing my 500 drawing challenge. Time for 100 figures. The first ten were terrible but I loosened up and they got better.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:15 pm

Figures 21-30. Done in Photoshop because my digital drawing skills are terrible.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:11 pm

2 cloud studies and one from memory (the one with the hills). Part of the 500 drawing challenge.
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Unread postby FE-W » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:37 am

Looove your studies, you should do some cloud studies from old master paintings too.
Look up noahs art camp master studies on YT, some nice explanation there.
Keep us posted!!!
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Unread postby applejjacks » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:41 pm

Thank you FE-W. I'll check out his YT.

Here are some more figures from my drawing challenge and a portrait of a girl from Tumblr. I don't remember her name, I saved her picture from a long time ago.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Mon May 29, 2017 6:40 pm

A couple studies and a self indulgent portrait that I streamed.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:08 am

Been doing a lot of studies so I rewarded myself with a relaxing portrait.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:27 pm

Color comps for two new illustrations. I need to fix the anatomy on the woman (it was drawn a year ago).
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Unread postby applejjacks » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:00 am

Perspective practice. These aren't good but I saw improvement the more I drew.
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Unread postby applejjacks » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:45 pm

Clothing practice and progress on an illustration.
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Re: AppleJJacks Tries to Learn Art

Unread postby applejjacks » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:46 am

Been a while since I posted. Here are some fun sketches from Procreate and a couple of studies.
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