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DestronMirage22 05-08-2017 01:17 PM

DestronMirage22's "art"
 
Edit:

Yeah, all the so-called "art" in this thread was pretty bad. I didn't like looking at it. I'm just gonna keep trying to improve and if I ever get any better then I'll share my progress again. In the meantime I'll just leave this thread as is, without my previous posts.

To all my fellow members who commented in this thread and who offered me advice and support despite being a terrible artist: thank you.
You'll never know just how much I appreciate all you guys did for me.
Thank you.

Utrommaniac 05-25-2017 02:02 AM

That's actually a really cute style :D . I'd build on it some more.

You could really get it to look like if modern American cartoon style and vintage anime got married and had a baby. And I mean that in a good way.

(The years of difference in art style makes me think of a Professor Farnsworth quote. "Some say I'm robbing the cradle, but I say she's robbing the grave!")

TurtleWA 05-25-2017 11:05 PM

Those are cool dude! I've heard people say hands are hard to draw. Yours look good. I really like the pose in the first one with the fist in the air. Any plans on adding text?

TurtleWA 05-26-2017 02:41 PM

Yeah speech bubbles. :)

myconius 06-11-2017 10:21 AM

one thing i find that's very helpful to look at is how animators use structure lines for their figures.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-slEZ1PoRdU...el_sheet_2.jpg

i see that you already add the center lines and eye line for the heads.
that's a very good practice, and i can definitely see progress in your head drawings.

consider possibly trying this for other body parts and limbs.
i find that always helps me whenever i'm drawing :)

there's probably more thorough examples, but this one shows the general idea.

https://cdn.tutsplus.com/vector/uplo...nbodies-10.jpg

hope this is helpful? :)

myconius 06-11-2017 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DestronMirage22 (Post 1681426)
I'm not good at drawing

i would like to share my ideas of "good" or "not good' as it pertains to art.

for me, art in my experience is about self expression and personal growth.

it is an escapism for the artist. something that brings pleasure and joy.

as long as you are having fun while you are doing it, that's what truly matters.

progress will come in time with study and practice.
as long as you are enjoying what you are doing, that's the thing to focus on most.

at least that's the way i perceive art. :)
...and that's my two cents that nobody asked for :lol:

myconius 06-11-2017 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DestronMirage22 (Post 1689261)
Thanks for the advice and your thoughts about it all myconius! I'll definitely try more in regards to using shapes and outlines for the base of my characters. And I always enjoy hearing people's thoughts about art. So thanks for all that! :D

you're very very welcome! you'd be amazed at how helpful even just practice drawing basic blocks, cylinders and sphere at various angles can be. :)

i do enjoy practicing geometric shaped features.

(not a stupendous example, but maybe helpful?) -> http://myconius.deviantart.com/art/B...2015-543032578

simplifying the shapes makes it a lot easier to mentally process them.

any time! i'm always up for a good art discussion. :D

Utrommaniac 06-19-2017 01:35 PM

I think you're doing pretty great :D . You should look at more tutorials for sure.

I like Sycra personally, but his art is a little less cartoony. Jazza, however, does to some really cartoony art and he should be a good artist to follow for development.

Splinter the boss 07-03-2017 09:37 AM

You're making progress. Keep it up, I like art.

Splinter the boss 07-25-2017 06:27 AM

Very good adding colors

DestronMirage22 10-28-2017 11:58 PM

Ok guys, itís honesty time.
As of right now this is more or less the best thing I can draw:
https://i.imgur.com/04mRkn0l.jpg
What do you guys think? What are your honest opinions?
Is it bad? Pretty bad? Really bad??
Does it look like Iíll ever become a decent artist? Of should I just give up?
What do I need to improve on (besides everything)?

FredWolfLeonardo 10-29-2017 01:14 AM

From the looks of it, it seems like the area your favourite type of drawings are those of anime.

I'm not a certified artist myself but I think I can offer advice since I'm a huge fan of drawing anime/cartoons like you are.

Firstly, I'd recommend doodling alot, that might help. I personally use pens instead of pencils to achieve the cartoony/animated look, and my "practice" time is when I freely doodle in my scrap book. No focus on any technique, no worries, I just draw what I enjoy over and over again. I wish I could upload drawings of my doodles here, but I'm too embarrassed too since they're extremely random and a complete mess :lol:

The only thing I need is to have a clear image of what the character I draw looks like, and the best way for me to remember what a character looks like is by either watching them on screen alot or tracing their drawings and looking at those.

But thats just to achieve the level of drawings I do like in my art thread, compared to professionals here like Powder I am nothing :P

(btw where are your other drawings here? I could've sworn there were alot more in this thread before)

Utrommaniac 10-29-2017 01:29 AM

There's actually some pretty good tutorials on how to draw ruffles, as you seem to have wanted to do here.

http://cdn3.craftsy.com/blog/wp-cont...w-a-ruffle.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/5e3b/i/...on-d6n03hu.jpg

I hope they help.

DestronMirage22 10-29-2017 07:38 AM

Thanks for the help guys!
Iíll make sure to keep it all in mind. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1724576)
(btw where are your other drawings here? I could've sworn there were alot more in this thread before)

Oh yeah...about that: those drawings were really embarrassing for me to look at. So I just deleted Ďem. :embarass:

DestronMirage22 10-30-2017 11:35 PM

These are spoopy days Ďyall.

https://i.imgur.com/euFA2dRm.jpg

This little sketch looks a bit better in person, trust me. Iím just not very good at taking pictures. Or drawing witch hats. :P
In hindsight, I really shouldíve looked up some sort of reference before trying to draw this. And that hat definitely needs some sort of brim. :/

DestronMirage22 11-06-2017 01:26 PM

Just finished this sketch.
https://i.imgur.com/mUHUQtJl.jpg
I think itís pretty funny. :lol:

Also, Leoís little pose is a bit of a reference to Oregairu vol 4ís cover:
https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net...20150611014429

FredWolfLeonardo 11-06-2017 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DestronMirage22 (Post 1726566)
Just finished this sketch.
https://i.imgur.com/mUHUQtJl.jpg
I think itís pretty funny. :lol:

Also, Leoís little pose is a bit of a reference to Oregairu vol 4ís cover:
https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net...20150611014429

Nice work :)

I chuckled when I saw Mikey holding a technodrome.

DestronMirage22 11-06-2017 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1726567)
Nice work :)

I chuckled when I saw Mikey holding a technodrome.

Hehe, thanks! :D

DestronMirage22 11-27-2017 01:26 PM

Iím Not Popular, So Iíll Just Draw Tomoko Instead
 
https://i.imgur.com/MSqDCYfm.jpg
Iíve been trying to get better at anatomy and angles and stuff, so I tried to apply that to an actual drawing. Here I attempted a top view.
Didnít turn out all that good, but I think Iím getting better. A bit.
Camera work still sucks though. :P

FredWolfLeonardo 11-27-2017 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DestronMirage22 (Post 1731352)
https://i.imgur.com/MSqDCYfm.jpg
Iíve been trying to get better at anatomy and angles and stuff, so I tried to apply that to an actual drawing. Here I attempted a top view.
Didnít turn out all that good, but I think Iím getting better. A bit.
Camera work still sucks though. :P

Is her top part fading intentional or just a result of the camera?


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