My Futurama Fanart

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My Futurama Fanart

Postby Robots_Best_Friend » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:49 pm

Here is some of my Futurama fanart. Please comment (don't be nice just to be nice, be truthful please. I appreciate it :)):


Here is some of my Futurama fanart:

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Sorry if this post is to big. If it is you can tell me and I'll just post the links. :)
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Stretch_Dude » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:06 am

If those are in chronological order, I can definitely see the improvement over time. In the first pic, the girls seem to have been stretched sideways with shrunken arms (and a very large belly button in Amy's case), but the last two are downright on-model.

(And I'd scale down the image in your sig, at least.)
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby AssistantCrone » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:09 am

Hullo there!

It looks like you have a good handle on that 'roundness' in Groening-style art. Are the pencil pics drawn from observation? The only problems obvious to me at the moment are that Leela's nose should be less delicate (more of a U shape), and in the colour image at the top, I'm guessing that the method used for outlines distorted the sketch (but then, that one was a collab).

New art is very welcome round here, as are artists who ask for constructive criticism upfront. Keep 'em coming! :)
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Robots_Best_Friend » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:21 am

Stretch Dude wrote:If those are in chronological order, I can definitely see the improvement over time. In the first pic, the girls seem to have been stretched sideways with shrunken arms (and a very large belly button in Amy's case), but the last two are downright on-model.

(And I'd scale down the image in your sig, at least.)


Thanks for your opinion. I have noticed that I drew Amys belly button too large, and I will improve that in future drawings. And no, it isn't in order of oldest to newest, The top one is actually the newest. The reason why Amy isn't perfect because that was my second time drawing her, I wasn't used to it, while I've drawn Leela dozens of times.

Assistant Crone wrote:Hullo there!

It looks like you have a good handle on that 'roundness' in Groening-style art. Are the pencil pics drawn from observation? The only problems obvious to me at the moment are that Leela's nose should be less delicate (more of a U shape), and in the colour image at the top, I'm guessing that the method used for outlines distorted the sketch (but then, that one was a collab).

New art is very welcome round here, as are artists who ask for constructive criticism upfront. Keep 'em coming! :)


Yeah, I'm still getting used to drawing Leelas nose. Maybe the outline/colouring did disort the image because I didn't colour or outline it (you can see that at the top right corner of it). I've drawn Fry and Leela so many times, so that's why I'm guessing why there a lot better than some other characters that I've drawn.

Thanks for the constructive criticism guys, it really helps. :)
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby kaspired » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:11 am

I like these, in particular the last two drawings of Fry and Leela.  Just keep drawing, these will get better with practice.

Do you have the DVD sets?  There is a really good how to section which covers the main characters.
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Stretch_Dude » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:27 pm

kaspired wrote:Do you have the DVD sets?  There is a really good how to section which covers the main characters.


Most of them, anyway. :-\
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Quazie89 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:40 pm

Cool stuff! I love your drawing of Seymour and the last two pics of Fry and Leela. They are pretty much on model. Nibbler looks pretty good, too. But in the first picture Amy's head and body look a bit off. You did a great job on Leela, though.
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Robots_Best_Friend » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:21 am

Thanks. I've only drew Amy a couple times so it's not even close to perfect. But I believe my Leela is getting there.

Anyway, here is a drawing of a parellel Leela and Bender for one of my friends. (there are lines in my image due to my printer, it kinda sucks :/)

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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Archonix » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:54 pm

Sounds like there's a story behind this one. :)
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Robots_Best_Friend » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:18 am

Yeah, there kinda is...anyway, here's another one that I drew today.

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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby kaspired » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:31 am

If I may,

I like where this is going.  But, the one detail that bothers me is Leelas' hand holding the gun.

So I whipped out this sketch, all of maybe ten minutes.  When you're trying to draw something this complicated, hold onto something and look at your own hand.  Well okay, a three fingered version of your hand.  The most common problem I've seen is fingers drawn with no knuckles, followed by weird lengths.  Knuckles seperate fingers from sausages, and the middle finger is the longest. 

Hands are tough, period, end of statement.  From a personal experience the most bitter bit of advice I ever recieved was that my hands need "work."

Look at the hands drawn by the old masters, from DiVinc to Picasso.  They had it down, light years better than anything I could ever do.   

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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby AssistantCrone » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:29 pm

Your Leelas are indeed looking pretty good, though her nose still looks a bit dainty. On the coloured pic, her right ear doesn't need to be shown ( I think that in 3D it'd be back round the side of her head, behind where her nose is). Bender's going pretty well too -- my only nitpick is that, in the second pic, his fingers couldn't wrap around his hands at that angle. They should be coming out of the top of his hand-pieces, like his thumb.

Oddly enough, I like the low-ink-printer colour effect. It looks a bit like you've put a texture under it. :fry

About hands: yes, they do have knuckles and yes, knowing where the knuckles are is essential if you're drawing a real hand. I completely agree with using your own hands or someone else's as reference/learning objects. However, Groening-style hands rarely show joints. The fingers are smooth, plump sausages, and it's the way they move that makes them convincingly handlike. Kaspired's example is good for realistic hands, but makes Groeningy hands look too frail and knobbly for most characters. I guess the trick is to know where the knuckles would be but not draw them, if that makes sense. There's a useful sheet of Simpson hands here, which is pretty adaptable.
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Robots_Best_Friend » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:22 pm

Yeah, I know I messed up on the hand, that's why I put the gun trigger in a different place, it's an odd looking gun. xD

I'm still working on the hands and nose and practicing more, so hopefully it will improve. Thanks for the input. :)
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Re: My Futurama Fanart

Postby Gulliver63 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:25 am

I'd like to add that a good place to find good practice material are the comic books...the artwork in them is really great. They're especially good for getting the characters at odd angles...
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