Keep up the good work! Anyway you can switch hosts so the images are in your thread from the start? Its just more inviting to check your stuff out that way! Try Photobucket! Those studies are very good for learning. you remind me that I gotta do some too!
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You got some very l33t stuff mate. Keep it up. And try some non-standing poses aswell. Maybe some colorworks would be good too. I started way to late with those myself, and its realy hard to learn, maybe it will come more natural if you start early on.
Yeah what Jens said. Good going in trying to branch out with stronger outlines but remember that they are "out"lines. The bolder lines should excentuate areas of certain prominence.
Try and use bolder lines for your bolder structures that would fall into shadow. Then use thinner more descriptive lines for inside values like the creases of the hand where it meets the girls face. If you look at how graphic designers try and touch up their models they put more emphasise on the top of the eye while the crease below is thinner. I like the lips and the outline around her, although sketchy is definitely on the right track. Good stuff.
*edit - By the way I also prefer bigger pictures.
Last edited by Knowledge; February 8th, 2006 at 06:07 PM.
ok after looking at a lil of ur stuff, i think i got a bit of a crit for u. i feel like ur going over u lines too much, trying to curve them n such, it looks like everyline is made up of millions of short pieces of wire. espesially ur main contour lines. usually going over lines over and over, makes the mistakes stick out even more. u gotta practice continuing ur lines. this is a difficult thing to overcome, and everyone has had problems with continuing lines, there is no easy way to get fluid lines, u just gotta practice. Im not saying u have to hit the whole curved line in one fluid motion... thats purposturous! just to practice extending ur lines so it looks like its only one line. i got 2 tips for doing curved lines. hold ur pencil further up the handle, about midway. draw with a sort of downward flick, sort of a combination of fingers and wrist. dang this is hard to describe in words. the other tip is to just practice drawing lines in all shapes and form side by side as close as u can. dont worry about going slow and getting squiggly un easy lines, just focus on the space between the lines. the point isnt pretty lines, but accurate ones, done without a ruler, or french curves. 1 hold the pencil farther up, so u have a larger radius of motion that isnt constricted by ur fingers. 2 figure out the downward flick. its really hard to explain it. and the 3rd is just practice practice practice. try using a sharpie or sumthing to draw, it really helps to build confidence. o! i almost forgot, ur paper isnt glued to the table... dont be afraid to move it around so u can hit the line in the most comfortable position. dont let ur left hand feel so left out (no pun intended), or right, if ur left handed. use it to move the paper at different angles rather than turning ur whole body all over the place.
any how, like i said, u got a great thing happening here, keep up the excellent drawing. ur pal, obx.
cool stuff youg ot going on here man. Try making your lines in single strokes rather than overlapping them. it'll give you more confidence. I like your character designs too, thast great to feed the imagination.
The breasts look kind of small in some pic also. I don't think they should get smaller like that, they're just flatter and sag less.
yep, push and pull away. Nice butt on the last one. Have you studied any anatomy? the arm looks kind of tubey. Females don't have big arm muscles but they're still there and some slight suggestions is all thats needed, mainly in the deltoid.
YOu should make the arms as small or as large as you want. It depends on the character you're portraying. Realistically, female arms are larger than what lots of artists draw. I love an ebony pencil for shading. You can go jet black on it. It's like charcoal on a pencil.