Drawing Lisa

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Drawing Lisa

Postby Lisalover1 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:48 am

I've got a great Idea for a fanart involving Lisa, but I am terrible at drawing her! Do any of you have some tips? To improve my drwaing I will draw each simpsons family member at least 20 times a day.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Meteorite » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:57 am

There's a nice How-To picture by Morpheus here.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Dagdamor » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:24 am

And the nice tutorial by Marco, which helped me a lot, here.
Both topics are from the same section as this one; start searching things by yourself, LL. :-\
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Marco » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:00 am

The RTFs and the drawings on that thread are sadly gone. i'll reupload them as soon as i get home.

In the meantime, you can use this SR page to see at the finished tutorial sketch.
http://realities.simpworks.com/image/155
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Morpheus306 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:17 am

So you wanna draw Lisa huh?  Like I said, she is one of the hardest characters to draw right.  But just remember to use shapes and construction.  Just a few model tips for you that I didn't include in the tutorial...
1. Her neck and shoulder/arm share the same line.  She doesn't have a 'humb' shoulder unless her expression calls for it, such as a shrug.  The same goes for Marge.
2. Her hair is divided into 3, 3, 2.  There is a way you can messure it, when you draw her head sphere and eye line, draw a cross going across the sphere and down.  You'll know you have to fit 3 spikes in the first quarter section, then three more in the next, and the last two should fall just below the eye line.  But those 2 never touch her necklace.
3. She has a small neck, just be carefull of the length.
4. remember, she's eight, so she's really tiny, I've seen a lot of art here where people have drawn her way too big. 
5. 6 pearls on her necklace
6. Everything is round, NO SHARP POINTS!! not even her hair, that's a happy medium of roundness and sharpness.  Her lip especially.
7. The middle of the ear is in the same position as the bottom o fthe nose. 
8.Use the hands tutorial I posted for reference on her hands. 


I hope that helps, good luck and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Lisalover1 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:31 am

Thank you! that really helps a lot!
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Ekko » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:08 pm

Morpheus306 wrote:6 pearls on her necklace


I thought it was five.. ???

Haven't drawn Lisa in ages, but just remember she's practically the same as Bart, with minor differences like clothing, hair, overbite, eyelashes, things like that. I feel (with the way I draw anyways) that there really is no strategy or specific way to draw a character. You don't need to dissect shapes or do unnecessary sketches. What you're doing now Lisa Lover is arguably the best way to go about things: Practice practice practice. Just keep drawing till she looks good. Although, it's best to start off with a good picture of Lisa to model off. Once you get the hang of it, proportionality will come naturally, and your eye alone can tell if she's on model or not.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Lisalover1 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:40 pm

You know, I have NEVER  drawn a picture using light outlines of shapes! I usually have a tendancy to push down hard on the pencil. But there is really no way for me to brak that habit. I have tried before.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Ekko » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:08 pm

Well, I've never had to do any of that, and with all do respect, I think I turned out all right. But I'm not going to tell you what to do. Disregard everything I said if you disagree, just do what you think is best. Either way, you'll improve. (Eventually)
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Lisalover1 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:26 pm

What makes you think I disregard it? Hey! Somebody demoted me!
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Casper » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:40 am

Well, there is no person in this forum that can say that you learn to draw over-night. Its just pure, solid, constructive, pain-staking practice.

I myself hasnt used the construction line/circle/object/shape method. But from what I've seen it can greatly improve drawing consistency.

For any beginer, I recomend using that method rather than freehand.

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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Morpheus306 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:06 am

Lisalover1 wrote:You know, I have NEVER  drawn a picture using light outlines of shapes! I usually have a tendancy to push down hard on the pencil. But there is really no way for me to brak that habit. I have tried before.

That isn't true, it's just a matter of pencil mileage.  I was like that when I was younger, pressing really hard, but my pics weren't coming out right.  So I started drawing lighter and lighter, then going back with the heavy lines.  Drawing is a skill, don't be fooled by the notion that you have to be born with all the knowlage to do it.  You can't just sit at a piano and play Beetoven right?  You have to practice, and drawing is no different.  The more you do it, the better you become, and the more your eye will catch things.  I draw every day, 8 hours a day, and I'll tell you, I'm drawing 100% better than I was a year ago, heck, even a couple months ago.  You just have to keep at it.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Lisalover1 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:22 am

I know. I probably should start drawing like that, with lines. I have been practicing, too. But I still am still pretty bad.
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Archonix » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:55 pm

Keep practicing. :)
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Re: Drawing Lisa

Postby Lisalover1 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:38 am

Don't worry, I will.
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