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Offline Siapran

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Character art (first try) need C+C

on: July 12, 2012, 09:48:25 am
I tried recently to practice some character drawing and I finally came up with some result.



I'm really a failure at drawing anything that requires anatomy knowledge or 3D awareness, so I think that I could take some advice here.
(also moving from 8*8 monochrome to this was quite hard)

have a good day

EDIT: oh and forgot to mention but I did this without any kind of reference so that might explain some disproportions here and there :-\
« Last Edit: July 12, 2012, 08:58:36 pm by ptoing »

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Re: Character art (first try) need C+C

Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 12:15:53 am






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I did this without any kind of reference so that might explain some disproportions here and there
Reference is a good tool.
Don't be afraid to use it or feel like it is cheating.
There are different ways to use ref.
Personally I draw without reference 95% of the time.
I used none for this.
If I reach a point that I feel confused, I'll look up some ref and study the construction.
Then I'll close it down and continue drawing.
However drawing directly from reference, such as life drawing, is a good exercise.

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I'm really a failure at drawing anything that requires anatomy knowledge or 3D awareness
Relax.
Anatomy takes a while to learn.
Go to some free model sessions.
Look up images on the internet.
Use yourself in a mirror.
Just practice and you'll get better.

It's a decent jump from your last character.
Try some new things and improve this image.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 12:41:32 am by PixelPiledriver »
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Re: Character art (first try) need C+C

Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 11:45:40 am
Wow! Thanks for the help! ;D
about the cape thingy its a two part cape with one part fixed to the belt and the second part fixed behind the shoulders.
The Character I'd like to come up with is a stealthy assassin, thus the cape, but with a bit less muscles than your version.
I think I'll try rethinking the cape so that it fits more with the shadowish aspect I want the character to convey (a hood maybe), I'll at least make the cape more imposing.

Great work with the hair and the sheath btw (had a hard time trying to do it myself), I love it!

Thank you very much :)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 11:49:57 am by Siapran »

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Re: Character art (first try) need C+C

Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 06:18:19 pm
I had a try at editing your result to finish it and fix a few things that looked weird (the left leg being a bit thin for instance)
I hope it is at the height of your expectancy. I wont be stealing any credit of what you did (I only did minor edits).



I need to find a way to add an assasin stlylish cape now (and do some proper shoes...)

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Re: Character art (first try) need C+C

Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 09:21:21 pm
That's nice and all, but an edit is just for illustrative purposes. What's important is that you take the lessons taught by the edit and apply them yourself, on your original piece. Otherwise we have no way of knowing if you've improved or if the edit/constructive criticism has been helpful.