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Old 04-13-2008, 03:59 PM   #61
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m3_freak: Thanks for noticing that, I'll be more conscious of it.

OniCloud: Most of them are from imagination.

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Old 04-14-2008, 05:34 PM   #62
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:37 PM   #63
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Oh well hey not to bash your work or nothing but most of all the faces you've drawn look the same. Your faces can really benefit if you started drawing them from references to get that realistic edge to them which would be nice to see in you work. Other than that I'm a fan of all the stuff you got going on.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:13 PM   #64
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OniCloud: Thanks for your support, I'll keep making practice of your suggestion.

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Old 05-19-2008, 09:37 AM   #65
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nice i am impresed and greadtful about geting advice off you. The guy who is holding the sword(its a sword right?) on the first page I cant help think he is not holding like someone would if they has a weppon its more like they were just told it hold it.

if that makes any sence hope it helps even a little

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Old 05-19-2008, 01:55 PM   #66
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nice i am impresed and greadtful about geting advice off you. The guy who is holding the sword(its a sword right?) on the first page I cant help think he is not holding like someone would if they has a weppon its more like they were just told it hold it.

if that makes any sence hope it helps even a little
BlackenedEyes: Are saying that the person has the wrong expression, for wielding a sword? If so, you're right. Portraying mood or expression isn't my strong point. Thanks for viewing and posting.

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Old 05-19-2008, 02:11 PM   #67
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yea that's a better way of wording it. like you don't hold a sword like you would hold a stick.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:06 PM   #68
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Sorry this didn't turn out so well, then again when do they ever do.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:21 PM   #69
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Your clothing and bodies look absolutely terrific, and I really like the style which you use. Though, as many before have mentioned, something seems to be a tad off on the faces. I think it may be that your noses are very slightly to large, and that your eyes are a tad small. Also, try darkening the upper lid of the eye more so than the lower, as it casts a thin small shadow over the eyeball usually. Keep up the great work.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:13 AM   #70
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Hitokiri: Thanks. I'll try to make the adjustments.

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Sorry about the blue paper, ran out of the standard. As usual reference and imagination.


I copied some of this from Julianal's sketchbook.




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Old 06-24-2008, 10:27 AM   #71
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After Blue Productions
Some extra time. The blue paper era has ended.

Sorry about the long neck. Main characters from a comic I made up, Distorted Infatuation.


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Does this count as nudity?




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Sorry this one didn't turn out so well either. Same guy from the top, his name is Parrot.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:55 AM   #72
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It seems that you have a lot of latent skill going on. You have a lot of clean lines, but your sketches seem to lack the "life" you find in various other artists. That's not a bad thing if it's intentional, but I'd love to see some dynamism(? Dynasty? more dynamics?) in this book!

Here's some suggestions for how to improve:
1) Draw 100 different sets of eyes. If that's too many, at least do 10. Make sure that no two sets look the same.

2) Draw 100 poses. Again, if that's too many, at least try 10. Make sure no pose is the same. Try sports poses: kicking or hitting a ball, or something of that nature. Sports by nature are dynamic, and representing sports in an accurate way will add dynamic poses to your repretiore(sp?)

3) Draw 100 faces. Take those eyes and make faces for them.

4) Draw 100 hands and 100 feet. Do not neglect these oft-hidden bits of the human body. It's a lot easier to fake an arm or leg than it is to fake a hand! Yours are fairly good, but studies will make them better!

Hope this helps! I'm looking forward to seeing more improvment from ya!
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:12 AM   #73
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I totally agree with srilyk on this - 'life' is the thing missing.

I really like a lot of what you're doing here with the shading and colouring. For me the thing that the figures lack is life, particularly in the eyes. They look a bit like the mannequins you see in shop windows, you know?

There's a quote 'the eyes are the window to the soul' - if you take srilyk's advice and draw many pairs of eyes, add things like the specular (reflected light) which adds life and interest to them, I'm sure your characters will take on more personality.

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:40 AM   #74
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I can see some improvement here! Your faces and anatomy are nicely improving. Drawing from reference or even life will certainly help you, just keep doing it. Although there are still flaws in your poses, anatomy and faces, I think you'll be just fine if you keep this up. It's good to see that you aren't afraid of trying new poses.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:37 PM   #75
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srilyk: Thank you. The lifeless or dead appearence is intentional and untentional. But I see what you mean. And it is something to be considered, so I'll try to make my future sketches less dead and more lively.
Thanks for the suggestions too. I'll try to reach 100, but it's not a promise.

piggydude: The lack of life in the sketches is a habit I picked up, probably from a misinterpretation from my 'sensei'. I have become used to it and don't notice it. So the sketches don't look lifeless to me. But I understand what your saying. And I will make a practice of putting life into my characters starting with the eyes. Thanks for your suggestions.

fshoo`: Thanks. I'll try to work those flaws out.

I would like to post something, because I usually reply with an sketch update. But as the name states, it's not eyeball friendly.
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I would like to post something, because I usually reply with an sketch update. But as the name states, it's not eyeball friendly.
Then it's at least eyeball cordial

Actually, with some more life, I'd say you have some eyegasm potential
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #77
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Good job man....lots of studies I see....keep it up with the cg practice.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #78
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srilyk: Thanks, I'll try to keep it eyeball cordial.

altrodesi: Thanks.

Here are some more sketches. I tried to incorporate some of the suggestions. Don't expect too much.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:35 AM   #79
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Another set. Imagination and reference. Again, don't expect too much.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:55 PM   #80
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I just went from the first page to the last and there is a lot of improvement there it's incredible. I still see you making a lot of mistakes, but you are on the right track of finding your way.
Details of faces such as eyes , noses , mouths , ... seperatly are very well done, but once you zoom out and draw a whole face you tend to slip up and not put in as much detail anymore, which is why a lot of the sketches look ... "childish" for lack of a better word.
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