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May 11th, 2010 #1
Hello, I recently decided it was time to illustrate a comic/graphic novel. I then found this website and have been sitting on it and the idea for a while. I mostly only have wacom drawn stuff to post, I haven't sketched much with a pencil since I was a teen. In my mid twenties now and I've finally enrolled in college, so in the fall I might be picking up a pencil again...
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Now for Current.
Now I will post two frames from my comic book project. (the only ones there are currently) Would love feedback, I'm wanting this to be very professional.
May 12th, 2010 #3
I really like the idea of entering something into CHOW. I think it is probably not only great practice but eventually if I'm liking what I'm doing it could be used in a portfolio probably. It's hard to just think of a character to draw with no reason, so this is great.
Anyhow, here is my sketch of pose... anyone have any comments on proportion etc? I feel the legs might look a bit skinny compared to the rest of him, but I did intend for him to be slightly lithe.
May 12th, 2010 #4
The legs don't seem too thin for the body but they don't match each other. The left leg looks like it is much longer than the other leg since it is bent but sitting on the same plane as the other leg. The way they are positioned it looks like the guy will fall over to the right. maybe flip the image before sketching the legs again.
what music genre are you picking for your chow?
May 12th, 2010 #5
Thanks, I didn't notice the leg length.
Music I am choosing, well I was more thinking of a specific instrument, the Theremin. I guess I should figure out what genre of music the theremin fits into. Space-synth-retro is the feel I'm going for.
May 12th, 2010 #6
Updated pose and some penciling. I'm feeling a little unsure about the briefs look he has going on. It all looks like a knights armor right now, but the intent is that it will look like half armor/half robot parts...
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May 17th, 2010 #7
So, I am coloring the armor right now, I am wondering if the outlines look too thick? Also, does his pectorals look funny to you?
May 17th, 2010 #8
Hello Astrobiology, and welcome to the forum.
The problem with the pects is that they are not in the right place. They should be positioned about 1 full head height, below the chin, on the torso. The shape is a little bit wonky, also. I think you really need to spend more time developing the figure, and observing how things look, and where they line up, before you consider anything else.
Hope that helps.
May 18th, 2010 #9
Yeah, I liked where I had them in my sketches but I think I moved em around when I was shading.
May 21st, 2010 #10
Nice work on doing real life drawings and paintings. I need to do some observational paintings myself. You've encouraged me yet again.
May 21st, 2010 #11
May 28th, 2010 #12
Finished le CHOW image...
June 28th, 2010 #13
So I made an entry for Chow 202, I am pretty happy with her. Only got 1 vote so far though, which kinda bums me because, though I know I'm not yet a top contender at all, I definitely felt this was a fairly decent submission, and some entries which I think are terrible have more votes! Ah well, there are a couple pretty decent ones in there too with very little votes.
So, any ideas for why she's not too popular? I thought maybe it could be not so much they didn't appreciate the quality as just the style wasn't what people wanted out of this challenge. (Ultimate Fighter Challenge, to be themed with a specific era/culture. Mine in particular was supposed to be 1970's street gang.) Well at least I hope that's the case. I am aware her jean shorts are a little problematic anatomically, maybe that was more a problem than I thought it was.
So, would love feedback on this, is the point of all that wall of text above.
June 28th, 2010 #14
June 28th, 2010 #15
Hey, thanks for that feedback man, it's pretty useful! I'm on the east side of Portland, love this city! Been living here about three years now, and actually I have signed up for PCC to take fine art stuff in the fall. Definitely planning on talking a good amount of drawing courses most definitely. I was hoping to get in for this summer but was too late!
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