Just a sketch...

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Just a sketch...

Post by kaspired » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:57 am

Hi all,

Just a quickie layout sketch of a drawing I'm working on.  Curious what you think of it.

:leela  :amy
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by Stretch_Dude » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:59 am

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is making a much smaller scan. ;)
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Post by gkscotty » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:46 am

Yeah, you should probably resize that so that it can fit on the screen when someone expands it.
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by kaspired » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:34 am

Whoops!  Sorry, goofed.
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Post by Archonix » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:35 pm

Hey, it's you! :D I see Leela and Amy but, who's the little guy?
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Post by kaspired » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:08 pm

Yeah, it's me.  Glad to bump into you over here.  (Just to let you know, I'll have a drawing to submit for the "first thing they see" contest.)

But this one is a request from another DA-ist.  The title is "Blind Date".  Later today I'll delete this version and post the latest.  Hopefully that one will make more sense.
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Post by Archonix » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:39 pm

It's obvious Leela's a little surprised at who's turned up.
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by kaspired » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:28 am

Amy is just as surprised as Leela.  I have the first layer of pastels done, I won't post any other versions until it's finished.
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by AssistantCrone » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:20 pm

Hi there! I'm afraid I have no idea who the blind date is, but it all looks dead cute. Couple of slight problems: the perspective on the doorframe doesn't always match up with the vanishing point, and Leela's left hand looks a bit clawlike (which I'm sure is to do with the sketchiness, so not a big deal). I like your pastel colourings a lot and I'm looking forward to this one. :)
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by kaspired » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:04 am

Glad you like the pastels.  Thanks, appreciate it.  I've corrected the perspective tweaks (i hope), also I moved Amy so all of her is visable.  Believe it or not, all I need to finish the drawing is to clean up Leelas hand.  Good comments, thanks!
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by kaspired » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:18 am

Here's a chunk of the finished drawing.  Think I have it down to a manageable size this time.  D'oh!  Let me know what you think.  Mike
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by Stretch_Dude » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:17 pm

I'm wondering why Leela's hair is magenta instead of purple, but it looks good. Don't see too much fanart with non-digital colors.
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by AssistantCrone » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:35 pm

Neat! I love that nice solid effect you get with the pastels. If you're taking any suggestions at this stage, I think Leela's knees are shaded in a way that makes them look a little too far down the leg, and Amy could use a bit more hair -- the strong highlight on her forehead currently makes it look like her hairline's receding. In any case, it's good to see this stuff over here.
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by c_nordlander » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:46 pm

The sketch is far too big for me to judge properly. The pastel-coloured one looks pretty great, though I second the suggestions about Leela's legs and Amy's hair. Particularly the latter stands out.

I really like how you've done Leela's hair. Nice outfit, too.
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Re: Just a sketch...

Post by kaspired » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:39 am

Wow, serious comments.  I hadn't caught any of those, nice having extra sets of eyes looking this over.  I was just having trouble with Amys' mouth and ankle.  Consider the drawing tweaked...

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