CGTalk > Techniques > Anatomy and Figurative Art
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6
Send a message via AIM to StrangeAngle
Looking for critique on my first character sketch

I did a poorly planed out Samus sketch, other than the other images I've posted in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain thread, this is my first drawing.

My reference image:
Old 06-10-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
Zephyrpower's Avatar
Barnabas Boehler
Columbus, USA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 365
Send a message via MSN to Zephyrpower
First, it would make it a lot easier to critique once you can get it into your actual post instead of just a link. I think there are instructions in a sticky at the top of this forum

As for Samus, well, you might want to plan out a better character composition and start over--you can never have too much practice!
1. The first thing I can say is that your pose and anatomy look really flat.
2. The far arm is too short and your feet and hands are a bit too small. Also I think the far leg may be a bit small
My Website
Old 06-17-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
Anatomy Forum Leader
Rebeccak's Avatar
CGSociety Member
Rebecca Kimmel
Founder + Owner
Korpus School of Art + Gallery
Los Angeles, USA
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 19,471


Hi there, I didn't see your post til just now, so my apologies for the delayed response.

There are many ways to get better at drawing, and the best is to do Life Drawing. Do you have access to life drawing courses in your area? The other great way to improve one's drawings is by doing Master Copies. See this useful thread with links to Master Copy Resources:

Master Copy Resources

Hope to see more of your work! I think the real way forward is to do hundreds of drawings, vs. just having one critiqued.



Korpus School of Art + Gallery
Facebook Page | Blog
Downtown Los Angeles

Old 06-24-2006, 02:07 AM   #4
New Member
Evan Hunt
Los Angeles, USA
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 27

I agree with Rebaccak. Tons of practice will help you to improve. Try drawing things that you aren't emotially connected with if that makes sense. Like for example a stapler. It will help you be more objective and for me it helps me be more observant. Hope I'm making sense here. So just draw whatever you see, draw your monitor or a pen or a book, but most of all have fun while you're doing it
Old 06-26-2006, 02:00 AM   #5
kalfred02's Avatar
Kent Alfred
Reel FX
Arlington, USA
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 90
This looks like a nice drawing, but all the previous replies are definately correct. There is one thing I would like to suggest though. By the look of your strokes, you are making small, short strokes throughout the whole drawing. When you are drawing characters it is best to start by mapping out the whole body with primary shapes, such as an oval for the head, boxes for the arms, chest, legs..or however you choose. You need to make these strokes with quickly, with confidence and energy. After you have completed the rough version, you can go back over it again more sharply, defining the definate edges, but still using long, less choppy strokes. You can finish it off with a pen or a fine point sharpie, and erase the previous marks. That's how i've been taught and seen most everybody approach character art. I hope this helps you a little bit!
Old 06-26-2006, 02:00 AM   #6
CGTalk Moderation
CGTalk Forum Leader
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,478
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.