Don't about throwing stuff out, man. I think in the past 2 or 3 days, I've thrown out roughly 30 pages of sketches XD
As for the image resolution thing, I think about 800 pixels is max length you should go with a pic, otherwise it'll be wider than the actual thread :3 As for height, I wouldn't go much farther than 1000 pixels.
Anyway, I love your figures/characters! They have a lot of personality and no stiffness (something I haven't been able to figure out how to do myself >.<) Keep it up! ^^
"Trying is the first step towards failure." -Homer Simpson "Sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog
If you fail at something, you suck at it, so trying is therefore the first step towards being sorta good at something!
Hey Yuu, thanks for answering my question!
You know, writing this post I wanted to reply to what you said about the 'stiffness' but I realised it's nearly impossible to write about without it sounding dirty or hilarious.
At any rate, yeah I personally think it's still something I really need to overcome. Thinking about it I think it may have something to do that I never really know what to do with a characters arms, so they're always in this tense position.
So, yeah I missed out on posting last night. But I'm making up for it with such exciting content as hands and feet!
So today I did some studies of film stills, I made the mistake of investing a majority of the time farting around making sure the faces were right (or at least close). When I think that really it should have been a chance to learn colour, composition and all that good stuff.
Right now, I'm a bit burned out on copying stuff from reference so I'll try laying off the studies for the next few days.
So I thought I might try using colour pencil for sketches, it feels and looks pretty nice but the trade off is that you can't really erase it. I also found out that I have absolutely no idea how the whole armpit/shoulder region works. I might need to do a whole lot of stuff dedicated to working that one out.
Doin' it quick, don't really have a system down for doing digital yet. Everythings a bit muddy, and I don't really know how to go about avoiding that without zooming right in and being fiddly with fixing stuff.
Hey there mate! Really cool stuff so far, keep 'em coming! Specially nice pencil drawings.
Answering your concern from your last post, the trick I use to work quickly in digital is to apply a few hard, 100% opacity brushtrokes to simplify the key volumes real quick. Way faster than zooming in and start creating detail, which doesn't really help with the readability at all. I made this for ya, I hope you don't mind
Hey thanks for help, and of course I don't mind, the paintover was really helpful (although it did make me say 'gee I wish the scarf I drew looked like that'). Anyway I took on what you said, however I probably took painting at 100% opacity a bit too far - but yeah it's a hell of a lot cleaner than what I was doing previously.
Baby steps right.