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    Ah. In that case, start with "Successful...

    Ah.

    In that case, start with "Successful Drawing" by Loomis. Structural drawing in pencil, perspective and lighting studies are the prerequisite to the right shading and color balance. There is no...
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    Lighting. Add it. Seriously, though, work on...

    Lighting. Add it.

    Seriously, though, work on consistent lighting and cohesive value composition. At the very simplest, make sure that you know where your light source is, where the falling shadow...
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    If you have no idea what you want, why are you...

    If you have no idea what you want, why are you posting it here?
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    Try suggesting the light direction with stroke...

    Try suggesting the light direction with stroke thickness, not varying it seemingly at random.

    Also: "Cartoon Animation" by Blair. See how he constructs cartoons based on 3D form in perspective.
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    Too vague. Can you give a sample similar to what...

    Too vague. Can you give a sample similar to what they expect?

    But in any case, people work at varying rates, so how could anyone but you know how long it takes you to draw or paint something?
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    Better, but you are still struggling with volume....

    Better, but you are still struggling with volume.

    The first page of sketches you did from Blair wasn't in volume at all, some circles don't make volume alone.

    The second sketch is approaching...
  7. Generally, if they are asking to do speculative...

    Generally, if they are asking to do speculative work, you should not take it unless it is pro bono work for a cause. If they expect to make a profit from your work, they must compensate you for your...
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    Yes, this comes with practice. Draw a line, then...

    Yes, this comes with practice. Draw a line, then draw another one exactly on top of it. Connect points. Draw straight lines freehand. Draw circles and ellipses.

    Use the whole arm when drawing,...
  9. Art: Focus on moving the whole arm when drawing, even...

    Focus on moving the whole arm when drawing, even when drawing small. Feel the balance and form of the model with your movement.
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    May I politely ask you to replace the animated...

    May I politely ask you to replace the animated avatar with a static image?

    The flickering is apt to give a person a headache or an epileptic fit, especially when you post several messages back to...
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    From this sketch, it is very evident that you are...

    From this sketch, it is very evident that you are not thinking in volume. You are trying to guess the line, instead, and the result is wobbly, unsolid. As I said, look at how Blair constructs his...
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    Swell!

    Swell!
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    Same issues as before. Do those exercises in...

    Same issues as before.

    Do those exercises in structural drawing from Blair (and Loomis). Until you draw, think, and breathe perspective you'll be just repeating the same mistakes.
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    And "schway" is the same thing, from Batman...

    And "schway" is the same thing, from Batman Beyond.

    Your friendly neighborhood geek,
    Eugene :teeth:
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    What is your light source? Where is your light...

    What is your light source? Where is your light source?

    Once you figure that out, then you can develop the lighting and falling shadows. Guessing the lighting without a clear idea of the light...
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    Both center light and highlight can be present in...

    Both center light and highlight can be present in the same object.

    As for your sketches - you are visibly scribbling. Don't draw with your fingers, draw with your whole arm even if the drawing is...
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    Just survive it. After you graduate, it is...

    Just survive it.

    After you graduate, it is going to be a different flavor of rat race.
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    Where is the light source? Ask yourself that...

    Where is the light source?

    Ask yourself that and switch from trying to fill everything with its "natural" color to thinking where the light is coming from and how it is affecting the scene.

    The...
  19. Try "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth...

    Try "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" by Loomis for a different breakdown, or the Reilly method, or "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators" by Mattesi - it has multiple breakdowns of a live...
  20. Thank you. :)

    Thank you. :)
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    Sick

    Lately I am noticing people using "sick" as a positive adjective. It's making me pause and reorient myself every time. I guess it's the current fad replacement for the evergreen "cool" or the more...
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    Here: "Successful Drawing...

    Here:

    "Successful Drawing", "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" and "Creative Illustration" by Loomis

    "Perspective Made Easy" by Norling

    "Cartoon Animation" by Blair

    "Color and Light" by...
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    I recommend reading the chapters on page layout...

    I recommend reading the chapters on page layout and sequence in "Understanding Comics" by McCloud.

    His "Making Comics" and "Framed Ink" by Mateu-Mestre couldn't hurt, either.
  24. Part of the problem is that you are pfutzing with...

    Part of the problem is that you are pfutzing with the color picture instead of having planned as much as you could in rough sketches.

    Be patient, learn to work from sketch to finish, plan...
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    Depends on what you call "good". You can shade...

    Depends on what you call "good". You can shade with pencils, and you can reasonably construct a human figure, though you do make mistakes in anatomy. That's a good start. It's hard to judge lighting...
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