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Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:54 pm
by Nidotamer
Yeah, I've been mentioning on chat about trying to take art more seriously (well, the execution not the idea behind it :P) so I thought I'd have a bit here for stuff that serves no purpose other than "Hey, can I get pointers on this?"

So yeah, just keeping things simple for now, albiet messy... got two doodlebugs here.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 am
by kaspired
For two little doodlebugs, they aren't all that bad. My first impression is the poses are kinda stiff. I guess the next question is where are you planning to do with these?

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:05 am
by Nidotamer
Well, the main point was to try and get anatomy features and stuff down. Kinda wanna save the more dynamic stuff for when I get the basics.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:54 pm
by cinco
The lower arms of the first drawing seem a bit weird.
Second drawing is ok though.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:03 am
by kaspired
Nidotamer wrote:Well, the main point was to try and get anatomy features and stuff down. Kinda wanna save the more dynamic stuff for when I get the basics.

Sounds good for me. Let me toss out two general tips. Be aware of proportions, and don't stop drawing.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:47 am
by Gulliver63
Can I join in? Kaspired is right - your sketch is a bit stiff, but you are definitely on the right track. This pic shows what I do as I lay out a sketch of the female form. You can see that I typically build it out of two triangle/lozenge shapes which intersect each other to make sort of an hourglass shape. You can manipulate this as you want depending on how stocky/skinny the person may be. Just something to play with...

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:57 pm
by Nidotamer
Alright, tried a bunch of faces/heads and such. I probably oughta have something actually sfw to critique too.
While I kinda consider these to mostly be an improvement on the originals... don't be soft, come at me!

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:34 pm
by Gulliver63
My eyes were immediately drawn to Mara and Eric; Whatever that thing is that you have to have, you have it. Their heads are nice and three dimensional.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:32 pm
by Nidotamer
So apparently, the secret to making a childlike face is to make the ears seem big!

May:1 - World:3532674

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:51 pm
by kaspired
Nidotamer wrote:Alright, tried a bunch of faces/heads and such. I probably oughta have something actually sfw to critique too.
While I kinda consider these to mostly be an improvement on the originals... don't be soft, come at me!

I like three of these. Lots of motion and expression. Pretty nice.

But the guy is bland. I could pass on him. Another tip, grab a sketchbook and a pencil and go to your local coffee shop/hangout spot and start sketching people. You'll be amazed what happens.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:59 pm
by Nidotamer
Well, to be fair, you should see what I had to work with refwise:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/i ... l_8524.png

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:24 pm
by kaspired
Nidotamer wrote:Well, to be fair, you should see what I had to work with refwise:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/i ... l_8524.png

Uh, I tried but it came back "Referral Denied". Guess my karma is having an off day.

Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:37 am
by Gulliver63
This isn't mine, but someone posted a really nice pose study at dA: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Pose-study13-413004313