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Thread: Phaytfool's Sketches
April 4th, 2006 #1
Well I guess it's time I actually started doing this. Hello to everyone out there !
I'll have more images uploaded soon.
Here's a few i've been working on the past few days...
Trying to work on my comic style
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Nice work, a few crits though - in the first image her right arm looks too short. Apart from this though I can't see anything wrong.
The second image is probably the weakest of the three, the chin seems too low, and the mouth juts out too much, the way the jawline is drawn it also looks as if the mouth should be open, as it does not turn into a straight line near the mouth, rather it continues at an angle.
The third image is good, the shading seems pretty good, no real crits here, though the trumpet looks a tad off to me (that may just be me not knowing what a trumpet looks like though )
Hope I don't sound too harsh. Keep it up, and post more!
April 5th, 2006 #3
i agree with aeonflame's comments. It seems like you've got a great variety of styles, i'd find one you like most, and stick with it, to really refine it and make it your own
April 6th, 2006 #4
Thanks guys! really appreciate the feedback!
aeonflame: You are right about all of it!
zerbetron: I couldn't aggre with you more! I have never really had a style. I need to just draw more and find MY style. I'm trying, honestly!
Here's a small update of a character I'm working on.
This is the first stage of a character a friend and I have developed. His name is Mirage. He has a pet three tailed scorpion that he has tamed.
Mirage is a hunter from a desert tribe. During a hunting expedition, his band of hunters was attacked by Prisim Scorpions (thier shells have the ability to bend light to appear invisible) and some fled and many died. Mirage was stung as he slayed a scorpion, but neither died. After awakening, he found that two of the stingers from the scoprion had fallen off and he later make them into daggers. Also, after the sting he found that he possed the ability to become invisible, hence Mirage.
Please tell me what you think, I know some anatomy is off (I hate drawing hands, feet).
I'll put up another image soon of Mirage and his pet Scorp soon.
Hopefully a painted version too
April 6th, 2006 #5
hey thx you've got a cool commic style goin i like it. thx for the response
April 6th, 2006 #6
Ok, couple things. Don't worry about style right now. I dont think you are at the point where you can start trying to develop that. Style will come with time, but you need to gather as much knowledge as you right now. Especially about anatomy. That is my second point. stop making up your anatomy, and do some studies, go to life drawing and learn how the body works. Keep at it man, it will come.
O, and comics are super exagerated, and often not 100% accurate. You've got to learn real proportions and then start designing it.
April 6th, 2006 #7
Sanby: You're right, I've been meaingin to do some life drawing for a while now. With spring on the way, Buffalo will be a much easier place to get out in public and study the crazy things that come out of hibernation around this time of year
Thanks and stop by again!
April 6th, 2006 #8
i think sanby gave some very solid advice. If you dont have the means to go to pay for life drawing classes, ask friends to sit for you, or you can use photo reference, there is a ton of stock artistic nudes online to draw from. Sometimes that really helps. Also, there are a lot of books available about anatomy.
Some of the ones I like are:
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
Master Class in Figure Drawing
Dynamic Figure Drawing
Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters
Hope some of those get your wheels turning.
April 6th, 2006 #9
So it's settled! Anatomy it is!
I've been uploading some old stuff to show you guys that i'm not completely hopeless. Actually looking back on someof the old stuff... the anatomy is kinda off there too.
Well here's a big dump of old stuff, I'm to lazy to add descriptions now, maybe tonight.
April 6th, 2006 #10
Here is a dump of some more recent stuff, some finished some unfinished.
Her hands bug me, bleck!
More "comic" style
Lots of glare on this one, doesn't do the painting justice, the stars aren't that noticeble
April 6th, 2006 #11
Zerbeton: Lol i've actually got 2 of those books on this shelf right next to me, maybe i'll dust them off and take a gander Thanks for the suggestion!
April 22nd, 2006 #12
Nice works, and good improvements. My favourites are the "frog in the space" one and the green guy kneeling. I like the animals studies as well.
As everyone here could tell you, my suggestion is to do some life drawing, trying to get the right contours and shadings. Maybe you will find it boring in the beginning, but if you do it the right way you're gonna enjoy it.
Anyway, keep up your work! See u