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Well, here is a little start to the monkeybird activity. Don't actually know if I'll actually finish it in time, but it's a nice way to break in my new wacom. Feels oddly familiar yet different from traditional pencil and paper, but me like very much.
The boy kind of has that "crap, the monkey just pissed on me look." And I know that his head is HUGE, but that was done purposefully.
Last edited by syngeist; April 14th, 2005 at 10:25 AM.
Yeah, man, this one is a tough assignment. I really like the monkey right now and although the kid's head is large on purpose, the features seem a bit off. The near eye seems like we're looking at it from almost straight on vice the 3/4 view and the far eye is misaligned. Fixing the near eye will most likely give you enough space between it and the ear to make it believable. Try not to go overboard with the muscles, as this is supposed to be a boy (that looks like a large tricep).
I hope you're able to finish on time. I'd like to see the final piece.
That's a really nice job on the monkey. I agree with what's said above, the kid's head is kind of too big compare to the body. And it seems to be really long too. The eyes are in odd angles and the ear is really big. Although the face could work out to be an interesting stylized piece if you distort it a tad more.
Thanks. I agree with the both of you. I started that this morning around 5am, so I wasn't in a complete state of mind, heck I'm not in a complete state of mind now cuz I've been up since then. I'll see what I can do about the eyes, face, ear, and arms.
Fixed up the eye and the bicep areas a bit. I don't know, what do you guys think? Any suggestions to make him more "kiddish." Too tired to think of how to fix everything, getting really sleepy...and still have class in 30 min. dang...I'll probably work some more tomorrow.
another little update for monkeybird
if your going into perspective quality its not that good with the body and the head of the boy, but if your heading towards the cartoon feeling of it i think your doing great.
I won't say shit about the proportions, I think that's style and it works fine. But the head has some real issues, it's like the upper half is on one angle and the lower on another. TO make him younger you could try softening everything up, get rid of all these sharp angles especially the nose. Show some more roundness in the cheeks, bring out the one behind the nose a bit. Lose the monster traps too, they don't make him look like a boy.
Monkey looks great!
Tried fixing up the face. Not really liking how it is turning out, but I think that he does look funnier, hehe. Oh well, going to get some sleep now.
his right eye looks disturbing.... you might wanna change that to a smaller size.
and if i were you, i would change the area of the head, i would move it more to the right so it doesnt look like hes changing into a hunchback.
I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has helped make suggestions to improve the head. I don't think that I have totally fixed it, but I'm most content with the current head so I think I am going to stick with this. Instead of trying to fix what i had, I just figured I would try to draw an entirely new head for our little friend here.
Ok, I think that I am going to call it quits for this.
Some important things to keep in mind... rules that aren't really broken unless you have a real good reason... are basic head proportions and keeping angles (of brow, mouth, cheeks, etc) in agreement. You should go back and study the real basic stuff, how to divide the head up, basic perspective and how it applies to a head.
I totally agree with you Aberrant. Proportions and anatomy is something I should have always been studying but didn't. However, I have made it a point to start and have been. This is a pretty pathetic excuse, but this was the first time I actually drew something with a pen tablet that I have recently acquired and I am starting to become accustomed to it more and more as I use it.
You might find it easier to sketch in pencil and scan it before going further digitally, I do and I think most other people do too.
geez, such a big difference between the guy from the first post to the last of him, he looks so different! O_O Looks good though, I especially like the monkey/bird but then again who doesn't?
dude its nice and all but that cheekbone. urgh..