Ok, here's my sketchbook. I'll try to add more often and post brief descriptions on each one.
This is Queen Coraline from one of my game concepts. She rules over a tribe of aqua sprites with her husband. Her daughter Leanna is on my site.
This is my "Dryad Witch" or "Wood Witch", whichever you prefer. I'll admit her right arm needs work and I clearly suck at tree roots. Try to picture a trail of magic leading from the gem on her staff to her hand.
And, yes, I realize her right arm is in some awkward position and the wand is a bit gaudy. I'll try to fix that at some point.
A wyvern in profile. I had planned on giving him back spikes but scrapped it. I'm not sure I like this particular design. Might experiment with others later.
This is Nycteros, another game character of mine. Clearly he's evil. He can transform into a giant serpent (note the eyes in the background) and his snake tattoo is also his pet and can peel itself from his skin to become 3 dimensional.
He needs to be redone too. Dang, how I suck.
Last edited by Dragonfyre; June 9th, 2010 at 04:14 PM.
I'm proud of this though I probably shouldn't be. Doom hounds are found in a lot of European lore. They sit by roadsides and seeing one is a bad omen. I've heard different versions of them but I always pictured them as black wolves with dragon or bat wings.
I think that your characters are a little bit on the stiff/awkward side. One thing I'd recommend is spending some time letting yourself loosen up! If you aim for a really precise line right from the start, you might be locking yourself in to something really stiff. Maybe do some loose gesture drawings of dynamic poses to see how to make the figures flow in a way that's less static for you.
Loosen up how? Like don't hold the pencil so tight?
He means don't make your lines so rigid. Remember, the human body's are made of fibers that tighten and loosen to move, unless your characters are wooden. In that case, you're spot on.
Study anatomy, its all over the internet and if you have a library near you there are tons of anatomy books that can help you with the form of your characters.
Keep posting 'cause I want to see your progress.
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Here are just some sketches of sticks in random poses. I didn't bother doing any head counting or anything I just did what came to my head.
Then there's my male proportion study. The insane head-counting, measuring and all.
Last are random male torso poses. I figure if I can master the male torso I can do anything because drawing the torso seems to be hardest for me.
What if I don't want a certain character to have a muscular torso? Not everyone is fit and trim after all.
Ok. Redid most of the studies I did last time but more toned and refined. I think I'm starting to get the hang of it!
Tried torsos yet again. Was messing with the muscles now.
Added shadows. Comments appreciated.
More torso studies. Chose ones that were more natural (except for the 3rd one which I guess if the guy was on steroids. Ref was a wall sculpture.
Hello! Nice start to a sketchbook, here! Already your studies are looking better!
Remember, animals - even imaginary ones - have bones and muscles, too; if you do more wyverns and winged wolves, you might look up ref pics of related animals (lizards, snakes, bats, wolves and canines, etc.) And they're all made of 3D shapes - you might do a page of just basic spheres, cubes, cones, cylinders and such every once in a while as a warm-up before anatomy work or other finished art, as a reminder of what to look for.
Keep at it!
This is concept art for a project involving a virus that causes people to look and act like zombies and mutilate themselves.
This is the Stitched Doll. A young woman in the prime for her life until she was infected with the demonic virus. Now she wanders the streets infecting others and looking for a way to be "fixed".
Yet more torsos. These were really hard for some reason.
Sorry for taking so long.
Yet another torso study. Critiques PLEASE!!!