So. First time here.
I'm just going to start with my latest finished piece to start.
Because I'm sure it could use work.
So. Here it is. In lower resolution.
So. It's a Merpire.
Only after i finished this did someone tell me about the new pirates movie where apparently they actually HAVE THESE.
So, here's something more sketchy.
obviously unfinished. there's a LOT of major points of error I see, so I won't be offended if you point them out to me.
Happy with this, generally. Trying to expand.
What do you think?
I'm not so great with values, but I think you're going way too bright here. It looks like that's a night scene with a spotlight, but it's as bright as the middle of the day. Think about your lights and where they're coming from, it looks like the only light is the spotlight and some blue light from the right, anything not hit by those would be black or really really dark except for some reflected light hitting it.
Same goes for the merpire, the only lights would be strongish yellowish light from the lighthouse and some moonlight, which isn't terribly strong. There's no chance she would appear that close to white or have such vibrant colors unless she were florescent. Get some reference of night scenes, you don't know enough to make up pictures all from your head yet.
Nice anatomy and lines, the characters are cool too. Keep posting!
i'll likely be finishing this one...
I play City of Heroes....
have for a long time.
Here's one of my characters in her 'dress uniform.
obviously not finished, yet.
But I plan on it.
Last edited by angerbunny; December 5th, 2011 at 02:53 PM.
I see problems. But. Hey!
first time in open canvas. I harvested all of my sketches. (I still have the originals with the other artists on them, so, it's not like I'm egotistical! Just... this is my sketchbook, right?)
trying something new in the single picture with the woman sporting the triforce tattoo. gonna try cleaning my sketches as I go. see if that helps me, overall, understand my forms and bring clarity to my subjects.
Well, the stuff you have here is pretty damn impressive! My advice for now is this:
First off, think about reviewing anatomical diagrams from books like Loomis' Anatomy or Bridgman's anatomy. You seem to have a solid grasp of anatomy, but these books should help you put a finer point on it.
Next, take a look at some perspective textbooks. You have the general approach down comfortably, but I'm seeing some abstraction here and there that tends to upset the feeling. The tricky bit with perspective is that if there's just one thing wrong, it'll balls the whole thing up. If you've got a little cash to spare, looks at buying Scott Robertson's DVD series about perspective and design. If you have free time, draw buildings and statues and nonsense like that.
Last, do some studies. Like, from photos, people on the train, even a naked protester if you find them. The idea is to fill your head with so much anatomical info and proportional concepts that whenever you decide to draw something from your imagination, you'll have the best resources to draw on.
Keep it up, comrade!
I like ur start here with all the character sketches going on! You seem to have a good eye for human body construction, anatomy. Some good quick playful sketches there too, but try not to avoid drawing the hard feet! I don't really have alot of critisism, looking good so just keep it going.
Cheers/ your friend PMB
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