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First post to this forum! I-I'm pretty nervous posting, lol ;;
I'm trying to break away from the anime/manga stereotype and develop my own style... Not sure if it's going well, though ( DA admittedly doesn't help much, despite knowing some really nice people on there;;; ) I've been reading books on perspective and figure drawing (haven't been to any life drawing classes yet though... I hope to!) and just trying to get the hang of it, perspective especially since I am usually terrible at it.
This is one very recent work I did... Dunno if I should classify it as finished though, since I feel I can do much better than just half-assing things with textures and the like. Any thoughts/crits/general tearing my stuff apart would be so, so appreciated!
Lookin good. The hands looks off though, if you fix the hands it will be perfect. Also the music in the background does not fit the mood of the scene... LOL!! Like I can read music.
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The eyes and hands need work. My advice for the hands? Make them larger. As they are, her hands are small and extremely rigid. As for the eyes, check it against reference.
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Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
firstly the collarbones are in wrong places. They start from the sternum and connect to the scapulas;
second of all the eyes seem too to be too much on the other side of the head. On our right the cheek goes up and too far away from the eye.
The best way for you to improve in my opinion would be to give the lines a rest for a while, as I see you have no significant shadows in this. Try studying real people (as you've been meaning to, that's good, photos are okay too if there are good light sources in them and no lens distortion) and draw the forms you see using shadows and highlights.
This looks nice, a bit mediocre though, so the realism thing will only benefit your style. What comes to perspective, the simplifying of the human form is the key to it, aka breaking the body down to cylinders, balls etc. Once you've got the perspective down with these basic shapes (you can just draw and learn studying different shapes from different angles) you can use them with body parts. And then there's of course the "what to draw in them", as in anatomy studies starting from bones and muscles.
You've got a good start so far, keep going.