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August 12th, 2006 #1
Revival! - Method
My name is Mattias Pettersson, and I'm a 15( as of January 13th, 2007 ) year old guy from Sweden.
I've been drawing passively since I was 7-8 years old( You know, "Hey, I'm finished with my test... Ah, I'll doodle something on the back of the paper" ), but it was only recently that I got the thought, "Wow, I really, really, want to become an artist!" planted in my head.
Since manga/anime was the only thing that I could do back in June, I started to study manga like mad.
As you can see, that was not a good move, and I've begun my path towards a good base to build my skills on.
Please criticize my drawings( from page 2 and forward ;P ) so that I can improve my abilities
Thanks in advance!
Guess what happened today?
A scanner found itself a home in my room, weeee!
Now, to celebrate this, I've scanned some of the sketches I made yesterday and today, I'm spending some time colouring them
I'll start by posting the non-coloured sketches, and when I'm done with a coloured edition, I'll post it ;P So stay tuned for more ... goodies? :p
Please criticize them and help me to improve my drawing, as my goal is to get better
btw: I've coloured them with my mouse, and I find it a bit difficult to use the my full potential with it, but I can't afford a pen tablet until next month or something So I guess I'll have to get used to it
Leopard fighter. ( I hope you notice the "stripes" on the eyes, leopards are known to have those ;P )
A guy named Captain Redeye, a sniper more or less
A tiger-swordsman, for some reason he has a bear-claw instead of a tiger-paw on his pants, my brain must have blacked out or something while I drew it
A monster of some sort, god inspired from the Guild Wars thread, so I drew this yesterday.
A turtle, got inspired by the Guild Wars thread, so I did this one after I made the monster above
Last edited by Zynic; July 31st, 2007 at 06:48 PM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberAugust 12th, 2006 #2
hey man, great to see another 14 yr old round here.
Dile and kjartan is another(and DIle is sweden)
My advice to you- start learning anatomy and drop the anime stuff.
keep updating, and drawing like crazy and pull people here.
welcome to ca
August 12th, 2006 #3
Creative ideas are always good. The biggest suggestion is one you'll see everywhere on this site. Practice drawing from life as much as possible, learn all about the human figure, study perspective.
Alot of your figure proportions are off. The arms are too long and the legs are too short.
Whatever you do, don't just draw anime/manga. It will only hurt your chances of finding a career in art.
August 12th, 2006 #4
Thanks for the comments guys
blanquish: I've been on my way to drop the anime/manga-style, and now I got the much needed push to actually do it I've already started to try and draw everything I see ^_^
woodbert: As I said to blanquish, I'll start drawing life-things instead I've already started, and I noticed that it's pretty damn entertaining too
I was pretty tired of the anime-style anyway... :o
Anyway, to update a bit:
A drawing of my sister when she was writing something I'm not good at drawing real stuff, but practise makes perfect:
August 12th, 2006 #5
Here's a little update:
btw: Although I'm not an interesting artist yet - since I pretty much suck in comparision to the rest of the super-artists on this forum - please take a minute of your time to criticize my drawings, since that would really help me in my progress And that would likely, some day, lead to the uprising of another super-artist on this forum? :p
A drawing of my dad while he's watching TV.
Something I drew earlier, colured.
August 12th, 2006 #6
Also new here?!
I like it to see that you're drawing many things from your own mind.
Most of all, I'm using a reference when I draw, so I can learn how to draw the objects..I started my sketchbook today with anatomy studies!!
These are also drawed with some help of an anatomy-studybook so I can learn the basic things of drawing a humanbody.
When I got the basic, I will learn to draw everything from my own mind.
It will cost a long time, but it's worth it!
Have fun!! And keep updating
You can check my sketchbook if you like: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=74675
August 12th, 2006 #7
August 12th, 2006 #8
hey there mate, good to see youre updating like crazy.
On the life study of your sister, look closely at her face. For the most part, the figure was good however the face had lots of issues.
On the eyes, they look all wrong, they look like american footballs.
Also watch the nose, you dont need lines coming from the brow to straight down to the nose.
i did a paintover to try and show you what i mean
Ok, your task now is to go to town, go to a book store, or art store and buy a book called life drawing by bridgeman.
Also do some ref(photo) stuff, you still neeed to learn shading and light.
that is a link for an anatomist called andrew loomis, probably the most known anatomist.
Go to both the figure drawing and the face one.
ALso check out as many sbs here(mine included ) to get ideas and inspiration.
keep it up mate.
August 13th, 2006 #9
Thanks blanquish, your comments are much appreciated
I'll keep the nose-thingy in mind,;P
Edit: Oh god, about this drawing I already had it scanned, coloured and ready when I read your reply xD So sorry for the nose-lines
Here's a little update, I tried to draw myself this morning, by looking in a mirror, and I guess it went "ok"
My face-attributes are little bit too far to the left I guess.
btw, the reason that the food is all white is because it might make people ask some questions about it
An artistic detail or whatever ^_^
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August 13th, 2006 #10
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Hey man Good to see another swede,(im 14 y/o myself)
haha,its nice to see you
can handle crits without getting angry, many people do so when they are new
and other people wants to help
I would advice getting a anatomy book, nothing fancy, to cover your own
basics alittle, i see you have lots of troubles with your arms etc, but its DAMN
good to see you draw the face and the hands, but there is still room for
tons of improvement!
However, you should spend time and listen to EVERY advice you get here, some
people are real badass-amazing-kickass artists here, and those know
their stuff, so, yeah, listen to em
anyways, keep it up! and I be watching
August 13th, 2006 #11
Hey Zynic, nice sb and your active
I would suggest to you to only draw what you see, really nothing more. Dont make up things, dont draw a nose like you think it shuld look like, only draw what you see. (that is when u draw from life)
Keep em coming
August 13th, 2006 #12
Thanks for dropping by guys
Dile: I recognize your name from animate.se Anyway, thanks for the comments, and while I was searching the forums I found a link for Andrew Loomis's anatomy books, so I've been reading the "Figure Drawing for all it's worth".
However, for some reason my drawings always seem to be "stretched", even when I use the same measures as the ones he has on his picture :-/
I'll have to work on that I guess ;P
That's a good tip Now that I think about it, I usually try to draw things like I've learned to draw them, but that's an old habit that I'll have to get rid of
August 13th, 2006 #13
you have a nice cartoony style developing...play with it
as for anatomy studies...use more fluent, round lines(for example the drawing with the remote control) try to sketch the basic shape with just a few curved lines and then take the next step, in defining shapes