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05-26-2005, 07:04 PM
hey all. Trying to kick my character concept up a few notches, heres my attempt at drawing Donnie Darko. Tell me what you think, and anything you see that needs fixing. Done in pencil, then traced in ink.
05-26-2005, 10:59 PM
Hi there. Could I ask you to be a bit more specific in what you need comments on? Are you going for a more realistic look, or, what specifically? It's hard for me to just leap in and start talking until I know where it is you want your artwork to go and be.
05-27-2005, 03:11 AM
the majority of my background is based in still lives and object art, with little to no character work; and im trying to improve the latter. On top of improving pose and anatomy, I'm trying to express volume and shape with lines more than with shading, as i used to do it... as well as add detail to the 'outlines' of my characters (i.e. cloth bunching at knees and ankles). faces im also trying to add more realism to... In general trying to improve my character concept skill.
I'm by no means a pro or anything, but I think that your image would benefit from a more dynamic pose, like on one knee, attacking or with the axe on one shoulder. It's not a bad pose, but is it fitting for a "superhero"?
I think that you have gotten the proportions pretty much in order, his wrists however are not the same size. Also, since the point of view is from somewhere at his chestarea, his left shoe looks strange. To me the angle is wrong, unless his standing on his toes.
His right shoe looks much better. I like the axe. And since it's Donnie Darko, how about a print of Frank the fluffy bunny on the t-shirt?
Keep it up!
05-27-2005, 11:12 AM
well yes, you have helped me notice the left shoe needs to be a bit lower... as for the pose, i realise it is a bit weak. not entirely what i pictured in my head. the frank logo, although amusing, i think would take away from the seriousness of the concept. i was going for the "t-shirt and sweatpants" look he had when he used the axe on the school's water mane.
05-27-2005, 11:12 AM
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