Okay i'm really looking foreward to meeting all of you and hearing your comments. I plan to post often, but alas i am back in school getting my animation degree so i can tell you that during finals posts will be slow
Keep on me about posting. Sometimes i need a little push, i actually work better under pressure!
So without further ado here we go!
Here is one i did for a coloring book.
This one i did a sketch of quickly for one of my classes. I decided to ink it even though there are some anatomy problems. I just wanted to hone my inking skills.
This next one i did quite a while ago and you may have seen the colored version already.
This next one i did for a character and object design class. As you may be able to tell (i hope!) it is the same character that is fighting the knights above.
Well that's all i have time for now. I'll post more later. Hope you enjoy, and please feel free to comment good or bad.
This is from PAGE 6!! GO CHECK IT OUT!!
Last edited by -ThePenciler-; October 31st, 2006 at 12:34 PM.
These are nice. I really like the layout of the wonderwoman pic but just watch the proportions of her legs. Thighs are a little large especially when compared with the feet, which arent quite sitting right in perspective as well. Ur inking is nicely done, keep up the drawing
I like ur wonderwoman line and color. Its fun. This ninja dude has got a couple issues tho. the feet a lil too small, and i cant really tell if he's grounded or not, it looks like he's walking down stairs or stumthing. If thats wat u wanted to convey tho, then great. Update more!
Thanks for the crits! I new there were some issues with the last one but i posted it anyway. (We can't just post the new ones if we want to get better, right?) I'll be posting more tonight when i get home!
p.s. can somebody tell me how i can post my sketchbook down in my signature without actually showing the url? I just want it to say what it does on the thread.
well its better to get crits on ur newer work. i guess as long as the stuff u want crits on isnt over a year old. Update! post more!
Um to change the signature eh. umm i think u just go url = http.sketchbooklink] then watever u want it to say [/url
Dont for get the [ ] at the beginning and the end, i left them out
nice stuff, your ink work is the most impressive. The samurai is a little off but i like "his" left shoulder and upper neck, looks good. Keep it up.
Okay thank you all for your crits and encouraging me to post more!
Here are some more!
This one looks like he's grabbing his own ass!
These are some quick sketches i did.
This is the first concept of a character in a book i'm working on. He's from Scotland and fights fantasy creatures and what not, but it takes place in modern times so he still has to look modern. I like it but, he doesn't really look modern at all so it's back to the drawing board. I guess that's why they're called "concepts".
Hope you all enjoy and i'm looking foreward to hearing your comments.
Ur hands are pretty good, they have a good structure to them, u just need to hone it and then simplify and stylize them. Looks as if u have pretty decent command over ur pencil too.
Its good to see that u incorperated form into the flanel design of that norse dudes kilt, rather than just stamping it down. You also show a bit of knowledge in how cloth folds and rests. however that hook on his gauntlet on the right arm just seems stick out. It gives me the look that it could be too flimsy, and i mean if the character is this huge badass tough guy ur gonna give him armour and items that enforce that.
Keep up the drawing, and find time to post more fresh stuff.
i definitely think that you are getting better.
good stuff penciler
quite impressed with your ink work
some crits on ur fantasy characters...
you're on the right track, u just need to work on your anatomy a little more, i know that youre going for the exaggerated (dont know if i spelled that right) look but the biceps are way too big. its not that theyre too big, its just that theyre positioned wrong. i would look at some reference and see how the bicep is positioned in the arm. if you take a closer look at anatomy books you will see that there are a lot more muscles to keep in mind than just a huge bicep. once you see these your drawings will look much cleaner and more realistic.
A big mistake is that ppl forget that its made of 2 muscles... hence the "bi" in cep. its 2 parallel muscles running the length of the arm, and if u really want to get big looking but realistic looking arms ud have to draw more to the triceps. Most body builders build up thier triceps more than thier biceps for competion becoz its bigger and has greater mass than the bicep.
O and wen ur doing elipses do them the feng zhu style but not entirely, he says to plant ur elbow and then ghost an ellipse or circle with ur hand swirving it round and round, but just loosen up the elbow and tad, lift it off the table a bit and it will give and easier motion and flow. Wen u think u have it drop. Also another thing wen doing circular musclular organic shapes is to hold the pencil by the end, not all cramped up at the front. let the pencil to the swinging and work for u. Stay loose and light then over time build up and tighten the lines u want. just some tips, ur circles and eliptical shapes look a lil chocked and put together with too many lines. The more lines the more the error will pop out.
Yea listen to OBX, he knows what he's talking about. Smaller biceps or bigger triceps, and easy with the veins they're starting to look like aortas. You have alot of anatomy study to do. WonderWoman's legs look very funky. Sketching everyday should take care of that tho. Good luck!
pay more attention to were the ribs and the muscles over them end. The latt muscles dont seem to be there. Most of the time u shouldn't even see the lat muscles when the arms are down. My brother was actually just as big as your scottland fighter character, and his arms never were that far apart like that. He said guys who do that are faking it and its bad posture. So now when u see guys walking around like that u can laugh at them.
So what im trying to tell you is don't be afraid to hide some body parts in poses, they will look more accurate and more comfortable.
Thank you all for your helpfull comments and crits!
Thanatos: Thank you for the bicep info. I'm currently working on the cover pencils so i'll be sure to reference the muscles more!
OBX: I'll pracice with the elipses on my tablet that way.
Orozc0: Yes wonder woman's legs look funky. To me even the legs on Xanthia look a little funky to me. I'm trying to bring back full looking women into the comic book world. It seems that comic women just seem to be getting skinnier and skinnier to me. These were my attemps at starting to try that. I have a long way to go in my anatomy but i do draw everyday.
Kresh: At first i didn't know what u were talking about but i must assume you were refering to the first version. I'm glad you bruoght it to my attention cuz i didn't notice it. Like i said to Thanatos, i will continue to hit the books.
Speaking of, do any of you suggest a good book for that. I have Dynamic figures by Hogarth, and drawing the head and figure by Jack Hamm.
ppl say loomis, but ive never seen it so i cant speak for myself. personally hogarth is my saving grace. However, he draws a lil to dynamic for my taste, but its good to understand the muscles. flex muscle fintess magazines are the most underated anatomy source ever. just go to the nearest seven elven. But first just practice the basics... i mean the other b word that also means basics... bones. Owell if it has realistic anatomy layouts it should work fine... hell even a bio text book has good diagrams. post some more drawings!
OBX: great tips for drawing elipses. Nice name for SSG 12 also haha.
I've skim through a few loomis books and they seem pretty solid. You can check them out for free here.
Good start on the skull, penciler. What reference are you using btw? The skull from the slight bottom view with the mouth open has some issues but its a tough angle to draw it from w/o reference. I used ref from the atlas of human anatomy book by stephen peck. The superciliary arch (brow) and nasal bone should be more angular.
I wasn't using reference for the skulls.
Thanks for the tip on the nasal bone, i tend to draw it flat cuz in my mind i think that the cartilage is missing so therefor it must jsut be a hole. Obviously that is incorrect. I have to go to life drawing right now so i will post some stuff after that.
That's some very cool stuff..... you're obviously highly skilled. Couldn't possibly find anything to criticise myself. Work all seems very clean and good sense of depth.
Okay here is a quick post. I didn't have life drawing today so instead of jumping back into my projects i took a little time to free draw. This first one was from a Met-Art pic. I was looking at my monitor and found it very difficult to really see dimension as i would in real life.
These are some drawing i did using a crowquill and india ink. I was referencing Frazetta, as if you couldn't tell. However i was pleased that i did these with no pencils first.
Then i decided to do some tablet drawing. I'm ashamed to show this one but i'm doing it anyway. This was from a photo reference of my friend Ming. It is so terrible! My first tablet drawing looks way better. This is supposed to be an Asian girl and it looks like a MAN!
I know i haven't posted much lately. I've been working on a couple of major projects that involve alot of planning before any real artwork is done. A group of friends are making a direct to DVD animation and have hired me on to do some background work. I also have a background design class so i was able to combine both into one project. It will take a little planning but i think the payoff will be worth it. I will submit more about that project soon as now it's still very much in the planning stage.
Don't bother to critique that last pick cuz i know it's craptastic!
Okay this background project is going to be fun! Basically i have four different backgrounds. Each one stands alone but when you put them together there is one central character that overlaps onto all four scenes.
This is the upper left corner of the piece. In the bottom right you will see there is a big open space. That is where the central character will be. In this shot you will only see his left shoulder, the left side of his face, and maybe part of his left hand. Each one is penciled first and i should finish drawing all of them befor ei start coloring but i just couldn't help myself. This is still the early stages of coloring so i'll post more on it soon.
lookin good, dont forget that the light will fade off as u go further into the hall. and some core shadows on those pillars might look nice. but if ur going for a more dynamic comic like feel id leave out a fair bit of the reflected light and use heavy cast shadows to hide some of the mistakes that might be apparent in the line work. just some ideas. id love to see more progress pics. keep it up.
Thanks OBX! I laid down a base color to start and i'm working from back to front illiminating some of the black linework as i move foreward. I usually ink my stuff and get the comic look but this time i thought i'd try something a little different.
Impressive inkwork in the few posts up. Looks like you'll learn alot from reference Frazetta. Comic bg pic looks good too. The guy's right arm looks a bit long though. Perspective looks solid as well.
I'll crit on the last pic! Try to think of the overall shapes of the object you're drawing and their relationships instead of contour lines.
actually NM what I say. That tip only really applies to painting, and not lineworks like what you're doing. But what I meant to say was that it looks like you were looking at her lines instead of the overall shapes and their relationship to each other. The best way to achieve likeness is to study the shapes and how they relate to each other, not the details. For example, in your pic, I can't see the person you're drawing but it looks like the area between the lips and the nose is too big. If you drew her nose exactly like it looks in real life, but you drew it too small or place it too high up you'll lose the likeness. But if you just get the overall shape of the nose, and the proportion and spacing of it right, you can capture the likeness. You should be constantly checking how the shapes of the person and what you're drawing relate to each other. Anyways, I hope that helps somewhat hehe. I'm pretty bad at explaining myself because some things I'm still experimenting with myself.