AuthorTopic: GR#209 - Larks Sprites - Form, Shading  (Read 9742 times)

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Re: Lark Tries out form

Reply #30 on: August 13, 2014, 10:51:04 am
silver tiger

You're making it more complicated than it is.
There aren't that many stripes but those that are there follow an underlying structure.



Big cats -as you can see here- are also quite massive.
It helps to think of their body as a box rather than a tube to convey that.
What you have there looks like a housecat.
The fact that the paws are black and the mouth is tiny doesn't help conveying the tiger either.
When I saw this from afar I thought you wanted to draw a bobcat.

« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 10:58:02 am by 9_6 »
Does scaling an image blur it?
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Re: Lark Tries out form

Reply #31 on: August 13, 2014, 10:20:00 pm
The black paws/overall color of the tiger were the commissioner's character (here) I see the form/ stripe mistakes now, thank you! Here is my edit of it.

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Agreed, the horse is coming along very nicely. Big improvement on my part. Thanks for all the input (everyone who helped out in the process!)


Edit based on LeshrotArt's edit/more muscular references

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I don't even think the first horse was a horse oh my goodness did I really do that

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Re: Lark Tries out form

Reply #32 on: August 14, 2014, 06:19:10 am
Oh dear.

Well for starters, the face still doesn't look like a tiger at all, the eyes and ears are too large, the nose is too small and it has no chin.
The body is still too round and the paws are not that dark.
That is something within the reference and if we stick to that, the back is very dark due to the clusterfuck of stripes and that... jewel... thing could use a fill so that it looks like something.

Does scaling an image blur it?
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Re: Lark Tries out form

Reply #33 on: August 16, 2014, 12:55:24 am
Eh, I don't like the character so much but hey.. good for practice right? Anyway, did an edit tonight during my free time.

I just gave it to the commissioner as well as its been over a week since they asked and paid, but I would like to continue with just fixing the base of the tiger a bit more without all the strange markings+jewel (thing?).

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Re: Lark Tries out form

Reply #34 on: August 16, 2014, 08:03:36 pm
If this was for commission you should at least by 9_6 a drink cause he helped you a lot. ;) :)

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Re: Lark Tries out form

Reply #35 on: August 16, 2014, 10:00:08 pm
I know how it should be read, however the last version rather looks like a weird 2 legged creature and not like a tiger.

The silhouette is misleading as it is now because of the following reasons:
1) it's better to seperate the front legs, or at least keep a little seperation cluster in it
2) the rear paw should be visible at the rear leg
3) the neck isn't seperated (I personally would use a lower viewing angle, if you have more width to use)

even if you want to use a dynamic pose, the shilouette should be good readable.
If body parts completely overlap others, you might want to change the pose you had in mind.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 10:02:01 pm by Cyangmou »
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