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03 March 2006, 11:17 PM
I'm trying to improve my lineart, please rip apart constructively. My desire is to work in video games, so i'm going for realistic... but not entirely. Thanks for the link!I know i need to work on hands and feet... A few recent sketches;
"Boink", half of an angel/demon (Bink and Boink) duo my freind and I have been working on.
"Texas Punk"
"I Always Cry at weddings" not done yet, probably my next color job.
"Primal" Fanart from PS2 game "Primal" this is Jen in Wraith form.

Thanks in advance!

03 March 2006, 11:56 PM
here's a very nice reference pictures site for drawing (attractive) women:

Are you striving to make your artwork realistic, or more cartoonish/anime?

03 March 2006, 12:04 AM
My desire is to work in video games, so realistic... but not entirely. Thanks for the link!

04 April 2006, 01:58 AM
I realized a few consistent mistakes i've been making with Female bodies.

--Making them too buff.
--Not giving a good 7/10 ratio to torso.
--Making legs too short.
--Giving them stiff poses.
--Having the lower torso stretched too vertically (hip lines around 60 degrees from crotch).
--Mickey Mouse shoes.

I think I took care of most of those here. I've also given varied line speed a try. Whaddaya think?

04 April 2006, 06:50 AM
Your linework is improving, nice! Be careful with eyes--they're expressive, but making them too large can counteract any attempts to make a realistic drawing.
While you're studing reference, try This site has scads of photos of guns/weaponry--useful for ideas, details, and proportions.

04 April 2006, 04:45 PM
thanks for the reference, ive never been able to draw guns :P

04 April 2006, 06:18 PM
Obviously your 'lineart' is imporving, keep on good work.

Um...I think your sould pay some more attention on your tone.

04 April 2006, 01:04 AM
thanks. what do mean by 'tone'? I went to a fake art college.

04 April 2006, 06:24 AM
thanks. what do mean by 'tone'? I went to a fake art college.

Tone is shading essentially. That woman there is looking pretty good. There are no major mistakes, just some minor ones that will improve with practice and looking at anatomy books. I recommend Anatomy for the Artist. A very detailed book for both sexes with very high quality photos in black and white and color.

04 April 2006, 09:17 AM
ah, shading... that i can do. i got my start in graphite shading. I just didn't want to shade characters until i was confident in the lineart. After all, shading bad lineart is a bit of wasted time, eh? Thanks for the comment, expect a shaded one soon :)

04 April 2006, 03:10 AM
I did this the other day while my roomate was playing Grandia II. It was kinda neat doing so many different body types. it was really weird drawing men... i rarely do them, i noticed. this is just pose reference... ill add detaisl(face, hair, etc), line value, tone when I hae some time. Left to right; Mareg, Tio, Elena, Ryudo, Milennia, Roan.

04 April 2006, 10:32 PM
soul goddess... fanart for I plan on modeling this.

05 May 2006, 03:43 AM
sketch dump ^_^

06 June 2006, 07:17 AM
anyone? bueller? bueller?

06 June 2006, 12:32 PM
Hey there, doodinator. You should consider starting a thread over in the anatomy forum, there are loads of experts there that could help you out.

As far as what I can see...well, for one thing, you are making your characters' feet far too small, and all of them have arms that are too thin. I myself and a thin person, but my arms are not that thin. You need to fatten them up a bit. Also, the head/face area needs a lot of work. Practice drawing just faces for like a week or so and see if you notice a difference. And definitely use references, they can help so much.

Other than that, I think you are doing pretty good. I like your ideas and your character's costumes. Keep up the good work!

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