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Newbie's drawings/doodles
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:44:40 AM »
so far I just have this one xD

http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/i1669659_kyo2.jpg

did it in class when I was bored.

I think this guy turned out pretty well ^_^ hopefully i'll finish it >_>
just thought i'd share.

maybe I'll post more doodles later ^^
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Re: Newbie's drawings/doodles
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 10:02:26 PM »
lookin good, curious as to the finished product.  Post when complete :D

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Re: Newbie's drawings/doodles
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 03:06:11 PM »
I will also be curious to see it finished.  One thing you might consider is working out the entire pose beforehand, at least for as much of the body as you plan to show.  I always draw a simplified skeleton first, including roughing out where the hands and feet will go, just to make sure that I have a chance at making the final pose balanced and natural, and not biffing any foreshortening too badly.  Once the skeleton's in place, then I put the flesh on, then spend a while refining it.  At that point I make myself draw the hands (my nemesis), and only then do I allow myself to draw the face (which as we know is the part that's most fun.)  :)  Last of all comes the hair, and the clothes/armor.

Mind you, this is what works for me, and I don't expect it to work for everyone.  I mention it only because it looks as though you haven't firmly decided on the pose yet.  If that's not the case, please forgive my presumption.  If it is the case, and you come up with something later, don't despair -- you can always take a fresh sheet of paper and trace the face using a light box (or even a window!) once you have the other parts worked out.

I admire your shading of the armor, something I really have to work on....  :)
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Re: Newbie's drawings/doodles
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 11:04:03 PM »
you're absolutely right xD
I have yet to determine what pose he's going to be in.

I guess I could start drawing the bones, 'cause i actually think that will help.
thanks :D
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Re: Newbie's drawings/doodles
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 03:41:38 PM »
I definitely feel your pain.  Last night I roughed out a sketch of Shun, based interestingly enough on your critique, which I decided was correct ("He looks 100% man!") and determined to push the envelope in terms of making him look girlier but still unmistakeably male.  I had all the flesh on and was starting on the hair and headgear.  But just now I realized that his head was too big!

There was nothing I could do but erase the head (including the face which I thought was not too bad) and try again.  Two tries later and I think I finally have something in the ballpark.  My sketches look like a war zone by inking time, if they ever get there.

In terms of a simplified skeleton, both the classic Jack Hamm book Drawing the Head and Figure and the old standby How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way have some good suggestions.  I can tell that you're already thinking in terms of the body having a depth to it, so this should come relatively naturally once you find something that works for you.

I hope I'm not out of line leaving crits like this, I realize this is a Saint Seiya forum and not an art forum.  ;)  Again I look forward to what you come up with.
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Re: Newbie's drawings/doodles
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 07:43:05 PM »
^_^

well I have another drawing

*yes, I never finished the other one* >_>



i'll scan it later >_>

I was inspired by one of my favorite musical artists, mana.
so i drew him :D

though I think the face is a bit... crooked?
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Re: Newbie's drawings/doodles
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 08:02:11 PM »
very nice . . . keep up the good work