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Hello everyone, and welcome to this sketchbook which carries the things I have drawn overtime. To be blunt, this is my first time on this site, and generally speaking, this is one of the first times I've been to a place that carries with it a serious view of art and critique. That to me is important, as I want to better know how I draw currently and find out where I can improve (which I'm sure is in a lot of places).
What I'm currently doing at the moment (and what I'm specific to) is drawing a comic, meaning that I need to understand how to create characters and scenery. That is probably what I'll post on this sketchbook mainly, in either pencil, pen and ink, and perhaps painted when I get around to it. And so, to get to the point of this thread, my sketches. I hope you like, and feel free to give me some critique!
A character in the comic I'm currently working on
Some more character sketches:
And something I sketched and inked with a brush:
This I've done earlier. I'll do some new ones later!
Hey, welcome to the site. I'm relatively new as well, and I'm definitely no expert at giving critiques. But from what I've seen, you're perspective is a bit weird. I'm not exactly sure why, it just looks a bit off. I like your character designs though, especially the first one.
Thanks both of you for the encouragement. I should perhaps take the time to create those long, expansive sketches of character models huh, kinda like most comic artists. Even though I've been drawing for a while now, I'm still new to this level of art. But I'll keep at it, you can only get better with your art...Right?
16BitPhoenix, yeah, I know what you mean about the perspective. I'm still trying to learn how artists create those dramatic looking drawings with perspective and all. Maybe there's a book on drawing perspective in comics and fantasy art?
Aside from the comic short, I'm starting a different drawing done on 19x24 sized paper which I want to attempt to paint digitally. I haven't tried digital painting that much, and I don't know if I can manage it with a drawing like this, but I won't know unless I try it. Sorry if it's hard to tell what's going on in this drawing, I recently came up with the idea a day or so ago and are still working on it. Remember, thumbnails and first drafts are your friends...
More to come later.
A sketched panel from my comic short. Putting the scans together with such large paper is a pain. What do you think so far? I'll probably go over the background a little more, kind of tired.
An update, finally. A little bit of work in progress. First is from the side drawing, where I drew in a character and some of the background. Still thinking up what more to add. More to come later:
This is a sketched panel in the short, a little more work done to it maybe? Obtuse perspectives are hard to do:
Here's a panel from the short that's inked. You like?
And then just some very random quick sketches I did. I should do more quick sketches often. Maybe they really do help in the long run:
Certainly been a while since I've added anything to this. Maybe some sketches and WIPs to work on later?
This is a thumbnail that I want to work off of to make into a background drawing to ink and color. To anyone who might see these, what's the best method to digitally painting a drawing? Because some artists ink a sketch and then color, but other artists will take a sketch and just go right to the coloring phase. Maybe it depends on the type of drawing/artist?
This would be the cover art for the short comic I'm working on. I plan to ink (Make the drawing clearer) and then digitally paint. It'll be a challenge to practice color theory with shading/hues.
I'll have to get back to drawing more. Hope you find these interesting, and any critique/advice is very helpful.
A little practice in digital paint. I think the rendering and detailing needs more work among other things...
Snazzy stuff so far. I like that you're not shy about playing with perspectives with your people, scenes, etc. The perspective does seem off in some of your character drawings. A method I actually just found out about, which I think you could utilize well is the 'put in a box' dealio. It's explained better here.
Keep it up! I can't wait to see more, your comic bits and pieces look quite cool.
Spelledeg: Thanks! Yeah I know, I need to work on characters in perspective more. Sometimes I have trouble figuring out how to do it for certain poses or scenes. Actually, I've tried doing the "box" perspective you've mentioned, and it certainly does work well for relatively anything. I just have trouble trying to implement those methods into my comic and drawings. I tend to do a rough thumbnail sketch and then move on to draw the final sketch from that.
Maybe it's best to implement that "box perspective" during the thumbnails, get an idea of where things are placed and all. Then in the final sketch I can just detail it and make things clearer on a new sheet of paper? That's helpful advice!