Well, let me give you a quick back-story: Back in college, I would sit down at my little art desk and basically just crank out drawing after drawing over and at the end of a week have about 3-5 pieces done, start to finish. Since I graduated, I get a piece done a month, and I still don't spend a lot of time on them.
This marks the first time in about 2 years that I've actually had a nearly 24-hour turnaround time on a piece, from the sketch to the final colors. I got into a decent zone and, well, I'm happy with the results. It's not my finest, but I think it's a solid piece.
I will be taking it around with me from Friday to Sunday at Wizard World East here in Philly getting everyone to sign it for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!
Thanks, and I appreciate any comments you have!
Not bad man I would work on her shoulder area though. But I like the message.
Some m#therf@cker is always trying to iceskate uphill.
Its a nice piece, but I would change a few things, for a start I cant really tell if there is meant to be something written on the tape on her mouth or not but if there is it needs it be more evident if its an essential part of the free speech message. Also rather than just using a small piece of tape maybe it could be something that goes all around her mouth and body to give it more of an impact, although I do like how you have used the paper to cover her body.
Also I really like the pose of the body up until it reaches her neck because the pose seems so dramatic but from her neck up it doesnt seems to do much. I think it would work better if her neck was alittle shorter and her head was looking down slightly or abit to the right (her left). The same goes for her eyes which dont really convey any feeling other than someone who is slightly irratated because she is naked and has a piece of tape on her mouth.
Sorry if im been abit too critical, as I do like the piece but when I look at it there are certain things that seem to damage the overall form of the image. Oh' and also I move the text slightly lower from the girl and make the shadow more defined rather than just use a soft edge fix up underneath her.
Thanks! I noticed a few of those problems after I got done inking, especially in the neck and shoulder. I can still move the type, but thanks!
I hate to be the guy who implies that you should "do it all over again" but.... there's plenty wrong here.
I think you need to get some ref for just about everything. Generally, the idea that these black lines overlap certain parts of her body only really works if you have a good grounding in anatomy and how muscles/skin/fat all work together AND you have a decent sense about line width. Right now it's not working. Her leg looks like it's going to fall off because that implied crease you have around her obliques actually looks like the END of her leg, IE where it inserts rather than a fold of skin.
Her fingers are broken, and it looks like she has webbing between her hand and thumb.
Another point on anatomy; you have the bicep facing away from the body, when the deltoid forearm and arm say otherwise. I'd take a good look at how the pec, deltoid and the rest of the arm interact, then make notes on their range of motion.
Her legs look like tubes, and have no real form to them. Her neck lacks solidity, and looks sort of melted, stretched.
OVERALL anatomy, everyone's worst enemy, is ever the problem. I could go on about form and colour but I think it's best to start with the foundation. If this event is still a ways off, you might want to take another stab at it, getting references for the body. As weird as it may sound, pose yourself and take a pic; even when your subject is a woman, you can at least get the main pose down in a more natural way, then add boobies/hips to your liking.
I made a few little diagrams that I hope will help.
No, your right, and I had a feeling this was going to happen.
The irritating thing is that I've been studying this stuff for going on 10 years now, or almost half my life. I was keeping that stuff in mind, but in the end, it didn't come out right. I actually was looking at a film I was working on the day I drew this where I was looking at how the human body moves in slow motion, taking note of every detail.
It just doesn't come out when I draw.
I most likely will re-draw this one. If you thought this needed help, I can't imagine what you would say if that cloth WASN'T covering her! HA!
If you haven't being doing muscle studies, do them. It's really really important to not only know how they interact, but to practice putting it all together. One good tip is to take a pic online of someone and then try to draw it as iff it didn't have skin, trying to place the muscles in the right place
Artists who can draw the human figure accurrately have had years of figure drawing practice, and that doesn't mean drawing figures out of their imagination. Drawing the figure out of your imagination and expecting to draw realistic people is like practicing jumping and expecting to get to the moon. You can practice all you want, but if your approach is wrong you won't see the results you want.