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Old 05-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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I'm not good at drawing, as you can probably tell from the pictures, but I've been trying really hard to get better and I want to share my progress with you guys.

As I said, they're not very good and I've still got a lot to learn, but I'm still kinda proud of these drawings.


Here I was trying to draw in a chibi style, and it turned out ok. I guess it's kind of a self-caricature!



I'm happy with how this one turned out, but I shouldn't have included that ear. It makes it look wonky. Ah well, still is better than what I could do before.



Here's my most recent one. Full body drawings usually turn out bad for me, but this one's pretty good, if I do say so myself.


More to come in the future!
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:02 PM   #2
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I guess it's the future now!

Now, I'm REALLY proud of this one.
It's a character I'm in the process of designing. Sharp-eyed members, can you tell who she's an homage to?
I even went the extra mile and colored her in with colored pencils I bought today!
I included a pic before I added color, just to show you couldn't see the homage without it.



As per usual, I'll update when I've got something good to show.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:04 AM   #3
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Here's some more mediocre art!


The clothes the girl in this drawing is wearing are based off of Marron from Dragon Ball GT. I think I did a decent job of capturing the look. But when I got to the legs I really messed them up. I also started experimenting with folds in clothes and like the way it turned out.


These next sketches I drew on my tablet. Using layers I did a rough sketch and then inked it over better in another layer. I wasn't able to hide the background layer for this one. I like the way it turned out.



On this sketch I tried to change up my style a bit. I really like the way the eyes turned out on this one. The whole thing has a really cartoony feel that I like.


I'd post more but I haven't had much time to draw. That, and what else I do have isn't good enough to show. After all, no one likes seeing the sausage being made, right?
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:02 AM   #4
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That's actually a really cute style . 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!")
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:17 AM   #5
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That's actually a really cute style . I'd build on it some more.
Thank you!! I'll definitely try to build on it!
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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.
You know what's funny? I've been having trouble trying to see if I wanted more of an anime influence or cartoon influence in my art style. I think a nice mix like you suggested is the best way to go about it.
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(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!")
Is there really that much of a difference? I don't really notice it that much.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:05 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:28 PM   #7
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Here are some more quick and rough sketches I did on my tablet, and the process I went through with them:











I was mainly practicing facial expressions. I don't like the way I drew those crossed arms.

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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.
Thanks!!
Arms/hands and legs are the hardest things for me to draw on my characters, so I really appreciate you saying they turned out good!
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I assume you mean speech bubbles and the stuff you see in comics? The only time I've done that is in the image above. Right now I'm more focused on getting better at character design before I start on anything like that.
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Yeah speech bubbles.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:21 AM   #9
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I'd gotten too used to drawing on my tablet so I've decided to try to stick to pencil and paper for now. Hope you guys think these are at least decent.


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Old 06-05-2017, 10:32 PM   #10
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Here are some more drawings of mine:


This one I did the same day as the last update. It's also the first time I drew more than one character at a time. I've never tried to draw a character interact with another one, but I think it turned out ok. It also gave me the opportunity to draw a character from a different angle and I think I pulled that off better.


This one I drew today, and it only took me a few minutes. I've been trying harder these past few days, and I think I'm making really good progress!

Until the next one!
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:21 AM   #11
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one thing i find that's very helpful to look at is how animators use structure lines for their figures.



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.



hope this is helpful?
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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
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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!
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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!
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.
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So.....progress???






Nah. But at least it's been entertaining.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:35 PM   #16
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I think you're doing pretty great . 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.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:41 PM   #17
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I think you're doing pretty great . 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.
Thanks!
I'll definitely take a look at some of their videos. I always enjoy seeing others process with their art, and I really do need all the help I can get.
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So, I've realized how cheap and unprofessional it looks to upload images taken directly from my sketch book, so I'm just gonna upload decent art that I drew on regular paper. Here are my most recent drawings.

I drew this one last week. I call it: Dopey Self-Portrait.



Yeah, that's supposed to be me. I kinda got my hair to look right, but the rest is pretty generic and doesn't look like me all that much. This was also my first time drawing glasses on my characters so they turned out a little weird. I still like it, though. I'm proud of it.



This one I finished yesterday. I call this one: Crazy Cat Girl



I'm EXTREMELY proud of this one.
It's easily the best thing I've ever drawn, and I had loads of fun making it.
I didn't expect it turn out as good as it did, especially with the ears, clothes, and skull. Finally one of my characters doesn't have to just wear a t-shirt and pants! I practiced it quite a bit on scrap paper, and I'm glad I did, because it turned out awesome!!!

I still need to improve more, but I'm extremely happy about how far I've progressed.

So, thoughts?
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You're making progress. Keep it up, I like art.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:13 AM   #20
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You're making progress. Keep it up, I like art.
Thanks a lot!! Will do!!
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