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Old 01 January 2011   #16
Heyhey a fellow Flemish soul

I didn't know about that DAE. I'll spit out their website asap.

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Was finding it very irritating that I have so much trouble with anatomy so I figured that
I should start studying anatomy more in depth.


Smart thinking.
Try not to rush (wanting to learn too much too fast) because you'll only end up frustrated in the end. This path just needs to be taken step by step

One thing I miss here are studies from life (I mean from real life, not from photo).
Those are a must. I think you should make that your number 1 priority:
draw from life every day. Don't go to bed until you have!
And do this forever.
Trust me on that one.

If you can, get some life drawing sessions at your school.
If nobody mentioned this there yet, approach your teachers and ask them if it's possible, where and when etc.
Do iiiit!
 
Old 01 January 2011   #17
Hey NR43, thanks for you passing by. I actually did have some life drawing lessons (4 times 3 hours) but that's all, there should be coming some more classes next semester.
I'll try to do some more life drawing but time is always a pain in the ass.

some muscle studies on how they attach:

 
Old 01 January 2011   #18
Using posemaniacs to do some 30sec pose studies more to come.



also I've made some progress on an animation from buster keaton :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWdz...player_embedded
 
Old 01 January 2011   #19


Trying to create 5 poses for cartoony female character, the character is a sexy cop who likes the attention.
Once there was an accident right besides her while she was doing traffic control. The cause was that one driver couldn't keep his eyes of her. That gave her an ultimate "rush".

I'm not sure if these are the best poses to describe her character / personality.
Any tips and feedback are most welcome
 
Old 01 January 2011   #20
Finished the modelsheet for the cartoony character, up to detailing the 5poses I roughed out earlier but forgot to finish.
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Old 01 January 2011   #21
Maybe add a bit more shoulder blade sticking out in the sideview?I like the 3 poses on the sides and bottom best in the previous post. The 2 top middle poses look a bit over the top for this kind of character (but perhaps that's what you're looking for...)
 
Old 01 January 2011   #22
Thanks for the reply, I was indeed trying to push it as far as possible, might have overdone it a bit. Actually she is a personage that loves the attention she gets from other people (even if they are staring).

some more tryouts of the last 14hours

rough sketch



just couldn't get the same effect when working digitally.




color thumbs of the character:








loved that I was forced to draw a lot the last day, but I've noticed that I have
a lot of problems drawing a simple background to strengthen a character.
Gonna look how other people do it for future drawings.

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I really tried to many things out one day for the final with to less time left,
but while arranging the heads I figured I'd try to lead peoples eyes by
positioning such as they look at the next picture.



I could really use some feedback on how to create such effect better, because now
I have some dead spots which let the viewer wander of. (or on anything for that matter)
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Old 01 January 2011   #23
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I could really use some feedback on how to create such effect better, because now
I have some dead spots which let the viewer wander of. (or on anything for that matter)


You know how it goes with online forums... give feedback to increase the chance of getting some in return ^^

Do an extensive search and reading on composition.
If you do, you will learn that people have a natural tendency to start looking at a picture from the bottom left into the picture. The "dead spots" you have aren't really a problem, the real problem is that none of the faces are connected, making things look too cluttered. Try overlapping them a bit and you'll see your sketches will read much nicer. Also, use contrast. Add a bit of background hatching etc here and there.
 
Old 02 February 2011   #24
NR43: Thanks a lot, I've never looked at the online happening at such a way, but it makes a lot of sense once you know it.

The heads were supposed to be presented so I guess that I couldn't have cluttered them and gave them a background color. But I guess I should have made a difference for putting it online and the ones I gave in for submissions.

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The result of my cartoony character was that it wasn't 3D ready. So I'll be looking at some 3D characters for a better understanding of how to create cartoony, yet realistic anatomy.





Went out with school and had my first world drawing exercise.
And some anatomy studies of last week







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Old 02 February 2011   #25
25 min speedpaint:


tried first greyscale and then color,
but didn't really know how to efficiently add color !

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Old 02 February 2011   #26
environment studies I did yesterday, used one photograph / three drawings.

















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Old 02 February 2011   #27
I did another speedpaint today before going to bed !

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Old 02 February 2011   #28
another speedpaint for today
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Old 03 March 2011   #29
worked a bit further on that last one.
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Old 03 March 2011   #30
Hi Tom,

Nice thread!!

I really like that last painting
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