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

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

Postby Nidotamer » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:54 pm

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.
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Postby kaspired » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 am

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?
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Postby Nidotamer » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:05 am

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

Postby cinco » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:54 pm

The lower arms of the first drawing seem a bit weird.
Second drawing is ok though.
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Postby kaspired » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:03 am

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

Postby Gulliver63 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:47 am

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

Postby Nidotamer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:57 pm

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!
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Postby Gulliver63 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:34 pm

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

Postby Nidotamer » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:32 pm

So apparently, the secret to making a childlike face is to make the ears seem big!

May:1 - World:3532674
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Re: Nidotamer's art halp thread? As in I need it.

Postby kaspired » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:51 pm

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

Postby Nidotamer » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:59 pm

Well, to be fair, you should see what I had to work with refwise:

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Postby kaspired » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:24 pm

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

Postby Gulliver63 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:37 am

This isn't mine, but someone posted a really nice pose study at dA: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Pose-study13-413004313
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