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Basically, what Dan Liimata said. There's definite growth in the life drawings, you're getting both the body shapes and the dynamics right, that's nice to see I'd like to see some clothing studies too now, it'd be nice too to see some more attention to detail there. That could improve the character designs too i think, they're good but they could use a liittle more punch maybe?
heh, Save before I started to ramble into the later paragraphs I hope - or I just caught my stumbling words towards the end due to your post
& sometimes I should really back off from the computer. ~
Ricardo Robles:hey, thanks for the kind words, much appreciated.
ill see what i can do bout my char designs, ill try work out of my comfort zone more, its hard to know where to start sometimes really :/
dan liimatta: thanks for the support dan! its very appreaciated and encouraging youre right as well, i know, its hard sometimes when i just cant draw what i want, i see the flaws but dont know/cant really do it properly now as my skills is "lagging behind"...i know it just needs more practice, practice, practice... its to easy to make the frustration of not being able to do something into an excuse of not practicing it more more more sometimes
in2eternity: thank you!
Jeff Bartzis: thank you jeff! even if i have bad days im trying to stay at it and go as often as i can!
Quinn Simoes: hey! thanks for stopping by and the comments! yeah i got adam, i learnt alot by him!
wow, class 24, thats cool! you still got your student film viewable somewhere? :p
Windmaker: thanks so much! lineweights is really my kryptonite im so horribly bad with that, but i really need to try work more on that! and thanks for the input, im gonna do a little experiment in an upcoming break to see what sort of line ( or not lines) im gonna use for the character animation
walnut: thank you! i think i been putting it off for to long, a bit afraid of starting there but i will for sure take sometime for some clothing studies in a very close future!
oh wow guys, thank you for your comments all of you im gonna try do more studies but as school and final film started its really taking all the time, but its just 6 more months then ill be unemployed and have plenty of time to do studies and practice more x)
anywho, heres just a small update of doodles during the weekend...i wanted to do more but my brain took some time off ...
Last edited by rumpenstiltzkin; August 1st, 2011 at 04:24 AM.
Kan vara en pina ja ~ & lycka till med slutprojektet (och vi kan vänta) ~
nice update! Also i noticed you asked for some tips for creating puddles and rain, so i made a little example for you. You will find better ways to do it, it´s just the way I do. For rain, a quick solution would be draw some little stripes and points in a layer and then apply a movement blur on the rain direction- hope it helps.
Missed the images ~ & I like the goddess like character and the one with the spirit hands - & can only nod and agree with Ricardo Robles on the water ~ (albeit I brute force it more).
Like miss blue hands. Not always nuts about those tiny knees. Is that a design choice veered toward animation purposes?
Ricardo Robles, dan liimatta, in2eternity, midknight523: thank you guys!
walnut: hmm havent thought to much about the knees tbh, knees is something i alays struggled with and never really been happy with...mostly its a style choice than anything else, and i experiment with it know and then so it will probably change again soon x)
so, my boyfriend had an assignment over his first term at school, to do like 10 hands and arms with a muscle and skeleton studie of each, so i joined him on that
never actually really went in on muscles before, kinda got lots here and there so i know alot of off, i will be doing these again!
referenced from partly a so-so anatomy book i have and partly loomis studies
Looks good & I really should do more feet ~
& du räddade troligen kronan ~ hoppas den vinner nu annars blir det ju tragiskt
Ricardo Robles: thanks! im unsure sometimes if thats the "right" way to go or not ´caus im really bad at really doing realism so i tend to kinda exaggerate things, it makes it easier for me somehow x) but i should probably practice some realism too sometimes too
dan liimatta: go draw feeeeet, theyre fun
och han har min röst iaf hehe!
heres todays lifedrawings (i loove sunday classes) 30secs - 2mins and 5 mins.
and now im gonna go cry a little, siggraph's in town and i have no money to go
Looking through your updates, I like those stylized sketches more and more. The last pages from life drawing class are awesome. Love it you catched the forms.
Somehow I would like to see some more finished stuff from you. Your charactersketches look so good, would be nice if they get some colour.
Jo jag borde - och gillar fötter, lite som händer - men också varför de är frustrerande
& sköna former i krokin ~
Those figure studies are always right on, now i'd love to see you tackle the face too. Or at least an indication of the facial features. But i know that's not easy, what with the time constraint and all. Nice to see the anatomy stuff too, that always goes a long way with you.
well i don´t know what would be the "right" way to do it, i always have been teached on the way that you need to learn to draw things in the most realistic way and from this point you can simplify, stylize, cartoonize etc. You are able to do everything. On the other hand, if you only practice stylized you are unable to go to the next realism step, if you ever need it. A lot of people will say this is a very classic approach, but i am only talking about drawing knowledge in its more complete form. The fact is that at the end, you must draw what makes you feel happy cause studying and studying can make you desperate sometimes... its just a matter of how complete you want to be in this discipline
A lot of improvements...nice job
could just repeat what I said last time - but ~ if you can maybe a pause by having fun with something else might get you back the spirit/motivation?
Anyway I like the wounded, the sad (half figure to the right) , and angry girls and the first two of the costumes girl.
But sometimes I just let myself break to get rid of the tension.
& the goal isn't to be great today, or even to improve now, but working to - comes in bursts and sudden sprouts not normally day to day. (for me anyway).
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ArcZephyer, NickyBeats: thanks
Valyavande: cheers alot! i would like to color some more too, but right now school is taking all my time so i only have bits here and there to sit and sketch and doodle. ill be coloring some more when school is done ( next year that is, hehe )
walnut: thanks! and yea, the face is scaring me, but having a break coming up next week, gonna take me some time for some face studies then, thats a promise! :p
Ricardo Robles: have nothing to argue about there, ive never been fond of the realistic way of drawing, but its really something ill never stop practicing at least!
youre the sweetest Dan that made my day
i need to get a grip on myself and stop whining...x)
heres some doodles i did at school today, had to take a little break form animating x)
i kinda like how the girl with the sword turned out, if i get time ill try to color it.
i think she might have borrow the floating crown from a certain orc D:
There is a rich tradition ~
& I'm glad you liked the little piece
& feel free to whine and bitch about the frustration - if you feel that you need to and that
it would help. I do anyway, as long as you can get out of the mindset through it (or a
little help) its better to get it out than to keep it pent up inside and letting it get in your
way over time.
I often feel the same frustration, especially one that nags at me that I'm not progressing
fast enough and that my visual vision is lacking for the ideas I have.
Stupid, but so it goes - and if weekly causeries works as therapy why not.
Anyway nice update.
One thing I do wonder though - did you want the dragon to look small and close? I think
that the mountains and especially the darker values of the background with the white skies
makes the dragon looks really close - a bit like a prop/miniature on a theatrical stage -
which actually is pretty entertaining as a vision.
I really like the one with the knight girl 's got this retro romantic vibe to it. Don't know how else to describe it. I have to ask, did you put in the BG with the dragon in as an afterthought? Because now the composition feels like all the action's going on to the left of the page.
I'm not so sure if you're so good at being crap btw. Sometimes it helps i feel is to fill up a few pages with completely utterly lousy drawing and get it all out of your system. Just go wild, let the storm pass so to speak. And one other thing: i've also always had the impression that when these slumps pass it actually gets easier to draw stuff, like there's a +1 DEX slapped on while you weren't watching. So you know, sometimes you just have to let it roll.
And +1 on the hellboy thing too.
dan, walnut ; thanks you guys so much for your support!!
and about the girl, i kinda added the bg after i doodled the girl, i thought she needed something to look out at hehe, so its not super well thought through
but im gonna redo lineart and color it digitaly so gonna try fix up the bg a bit. i do want the dragon to be biiig but faar away.
anywho´s heres some doodling and also im gonna try get this weeks chow done since i got break from school and all
Man, I love the fluidity and weight to your lifedrawings... it's easy to pick out animators from how they draw from life, and I'm really kinda jealous, they're lovely. =)
Really liking the short-haired girl in the second page of drawings in your last post. She's so expressive!