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Old 12-20-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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I've prolly been a member of PK for months without really posting much of anything of mine(I counted 2!) from my fear of criticism, but not anymore! I'll start this off with some sketches I've been working on for too long that are part of the drawings ill be submitting for scholarships, please critique and make suggestions (be gentle on my virgin ears...or eyes...whatever , and forgive the huge image sizes, apparently I have a fear of resizing...or am I just lazy @_@! )



















After i clean these up they'll most likely end up on dA...because I'm sure I'll be torn a new one here and I'll need random compliments to heal p.p
(also, i hate my scanner with a passion)
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EDIT: Resized them smaller
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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I dunno what you had to fear xD I love what you have posted. My favorite is the third from last.

They are kinda big. but it's cool with me. Helps give a better look of the close ups of the characters IMO.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Whoa. Every character seems to be quite different. And some of the expressions are really sexay. Quite the jealous person, I am. Rose and Ryusuke are my favorites.

The BIGGEST thing that really burns my fries is the lack of a back of the skull on a lot of your characters. Namely it's all of the 3/4 mug shots. The ear generally divides the head in half, the rest of your brain fitting in the latter part of the skull. So you might wanna extend the hair just a little bit or something? Other than that I'm quite impressed.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:37 PM   #4
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your custom design and style are interesting. very good sense of figure for someone that are lack of anatomy knowledge. however, none of the drawing is draw correctly, correct me if i'm wrong. like aznpb said not enough head mass. but ur getting there. keep drawing.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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Those are awesome. They have nice shading and shapes. I did noticed a few things though.

The feet tend to look too small. I think the feet of Edwardo, Eicho, and Ryusuke are definitely too small. Also the one foot that’s in profile on each of these is smaller than the other. Its especially obvious on Eicho.

The one of Daisy in the suit: The forearms get too thin. I know the upper arms are foreshortened but it realy donesn't look that way and her head seems huge even inside the helmet.

The curled fingers on Cherry’s right hand are too small and her thumbs are really weird. Too thin perhaps?

I agree with AznPB about the head thing. Your drawings seem to show a lot of the character of what your drawing well.

Oh and a bit smaller size would be easier to critique, just enough to fit the whole figure on one screen.
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Old 12-21-2006, 03:39 AM   #6
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Those are pretty awesome~ a friend of mine draws little hands and feet, your style reminds me of hers. I love how soft and clean your shading is.
I really like Ryusuke and Daisy just a cutie~
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:32 AM   #7
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AznPB - i've never really noticed that b4, think i should just try drawing the actual shape of the head/skull b4 starting features then?

Avian - i thought the feet were looking too big x.x i hate foreshortening so much, but i think most of the proportions were off in the closeups because its the first time ive ever really tried close ups. Also, i was trying to make Daisy look a lot younger compared to everyone else, but as i guess everyone noticed, big head @.@, i couldnt really figure out what was wrong but i knew something looked really off.

so..in general i should try drawing the main shapes of the body/head and then go into details to help make sure proportions are right? i have a burne hogarth figure drawing book but it hasn't really helped me too often so far.
thanks for the critiques so far ^-^
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:08 PM   #8
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To think you managed to achieve that with just pencil. Really love the shading, brings the drawings to life. Found the different expressions very pleasant, kinda gives an insight to what each character looks like depending on their mood.

Sheesh Rose looks really ticked off, remind me not to get on her bad side I'd love to critisize but my ability to draw is nowhere near at your level so I shouldnt talk. Im still taking my baby steps when it comes to drawing.

All-in-all your drawings are pleasing to the eye, hope to see more from you
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:23 PM   #9
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very nice! very nice! i really like your style...no offense to you or anything but i prefer none anime like peoples but if its good art like yours than its ok! lol..no but really keep up the good work and lets see some more!!!
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:36 PM   #10
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You, my friend, have what around these parts we call "the goodies." Awesome clean linework and pencil shading. Not to mention great range of facial expressions and clothing.

Never forget to keep bringing the goodies!
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Old 12-22-2006, 07:59 PM   #11
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Thanks for the comments so far everyone!
Decided to dig up some of my older favorite color drawings (forgive the lack of resizing):



Man this one is old, I still love it for some reason @.@







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Old 12-23-2006, 03:08 AM   #12
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awesome and flawless!! great style, shading and coloring, dammit man I can t crit anything!! well anyway, this is awesome work, keep it coming !!!
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:57 PM   #13
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Lol, thanks Goof.
Did some random sketches(which I haven't been able to do for about 2 years @.@).











Hmm...I think this time I'll apologize for any hard to see and/or bright colors >_>
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:16 PM   #14
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Gots me a tablet today and I love it...and I loved all over its face @_o



still takes a while to color but it is almost cutting my coloring time in half
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:36 PM   #15
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I'm back with a couple more sketches! I'm trying to force myself to attempt different perspectives.




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Err..

This is some pretty amazing stuff.
The sketches in the last post, some don't look really 'right' to me, but that's probably why they're still sketches, and with difficult poses too.

Just keep drawing and you'll have those perspective drawings right in mere months (or weeks, depends on how much you draw... It'd certainly take me months )

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wow im super impressed man. great style and it seems you have great potential for growth in drawing. and your colors arent bad at all, way better than i can do atm. feel free to color some of my stuff if you want
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #18
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Frecus - Thanks, I definately know the perspectives are off a lot.

Hanzozuken - Thanks! I might keep that in mind if i ever actually get around to finishing the coloring on my own drawings x.x
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:05 PM   #19
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Damn good stuf here.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:10 PM   #20
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Really sweet stuff here, I like your character concepts =].

Just a question, Is that picture of the arch angel by any chance Tyrael from Diablo II??

"And I loved all over his face @_o"
That's kinda disturbing =P
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