Welcome on board !
Interesting style you've got... I think you'll be a great comic-artist, soon.
Nice clear lines and good potential.
Well, keep at it !
Hey thanks. I'm just going to post pictures as I finish them, while I wait to get a haircut and get a real job
Any pointers or critiques are greatly accepted and will be implemented. Over the past weeks I'm worked to improve my skills so I can draw a fair image of GIJoe inspired characters, GIJoe being my favorite property and all.
This one's just embarrassing pld:
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Woohoo man! Keep it up I can already see ya improving dramatically! POST POST POST! And make sure you skim threw all these grate artist on this here forum of ours. Lots to see and learn, and you've got a grate start. Make sure you practice at least 15-20 minutes a day!
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I made these for reference. I did cheat by placing the paper up to my computer and copy the pose these characters were in by drawing circles marking where the shoulders, elbows, hands, head, knees and feet go. What this shows me is that once I train my eye to create a good scaled gesture the rest will fall into place. I only need to get used to building that foundation.
Spidey gesture done quickly so it looks like he's in mid flight.
I was asked to draw some normal people but I'm not sure why since it looks the same. Just a couple guys from a catalog.
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I can see some good cartoon style here,but lots of anatomical issues.Study some anatomy books and apply your knowledge then.Also try to draw your own characters.
An original character from the Star Wars universe, she's proving fun to draw
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i admire your ambition and think you're off to a good start with the full figures and dynamic poses (something that i need to do more often). it looks like your drawings are somewhat rushed so you might want to slow it down a bit and take your time with your images. since i have similar habits, i've found that working with pen has helped improve my line quality and has forced me to think about each stroke i put to paper.
keep at it steadily and you'll see great progress in no time.
Nice start, you seem to be doing a good amount of drawing. My biggest suggestion is to start drawing from life, anatomy books, and other realistic references. If you're drawings of real people look the same as comic book characters, then that is a big thing to work on. Keep working hard
Exercise in getting the legs in the right place.
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Potential. Definitely. You should study some anatomy. It's what I'm doing right now and it has helped a lot. Nothing beats knowing how everything works together.
You have a comic book style which typically distorts and exaggerates anatomy, however, considering some covers I've seen recently (Marko Djurdjevic's Thunderbolts cover(s) comes to mind) a more realistic approach is not necessarily a bad thing.
Do you plan to pursue this as something or is it just a hobby?
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
It's good that you are using a basic skeleton when constructing your figures. Try to use cylinders to fill out the limbs and think about basic forms (cylinders, spheres, cubes) so that you get a three dimensional aspect out of your drawings. Gi Joe is a good idea, you're learning a lot about costumes. Looking at the rate at which you progress I have to go with everyone else and suggest you spend time learning proportions and anatomy. Seems like you'd pick it fast and you'd love the results. Doing good my man, keep at it!
Thanks for the replies and help, I'll do my best to work toward everyone's advice.
If I budgeted $40 for anatomy references what would you guys recommend?
I'm just drawing for fun and to waste time but without a goal there's no improvement. If I can turn out professional quality at some point I may try to do something with the skill. I don't know anything about the industry.Do you plan to pursue this as something or is it just a hobby?
To tell you the truth I really don't like a lot of the dark, moody, hellish style found in a lot of media out there. Unless we're talking about Batman, of course, I can handle gothic
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You've got good ideas but you're definitely not seeing the depth in your paper. I don't mean this as a bad thing but you should start out by drawing cubes, spheres and cones, shading them all accordingly. It seems tedious to do but you'll benefit so much once you can visualize the depth in your paper. Hope to see more of you.
Something like you're talking about. I'll start shading some shapes.
something like. Now imagine the spheres etc at angles and how their perspective changes and how they get smaller as they're further away. And then imagine this applying to each separate aspect of the figure.
Sooner or later it will just come naturally and everything will just show in your head before you draw.