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Old 05 May 2006   #1
Unhappy Advice in drawing a character in profile view

Hi,

not sure if this is in rigth place!!
and can i say how great this forum is, loveing the art work.
here is my problem, i have designed my own character, but i only seem to be able to draw it face on, when it comes to profile view i get struck and can't seem to get it right, Can anyone help please please!

i have msn so if anyone is kind enought to help let me know and we can chat. thanks for all ur future help i hope
 
Old 05 May 2006   #2
Hi wonkydonk, you'll find a lot of good resources on drawing people in the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art section.
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Old 05 May 2006   #3
thanks will have a look, only thing is it aint a human body it;s like a donkey character
 
Old 05 May 2006   #4
Any CG work -and especially charachter modelling- is 5% talent and 95% practice. The more time you spend doing it the better you will get. As for your specific problem, without actually seeing the scene, I can't really tell you what to do, except to do a few character modelling tutorials to start you off...
 
Old 05 May 2006   #5
There is so much to explain that can't really be put in words very well. The way I do it is to start with a cube form in a 3d program and use it as a referance. It's cheating but it works. There is a lot more but that's a start. If you post up your mistakes we might be able to pin-point specific areas that you need help in.
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Old 05 May 2006   #6
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but i only seem to be able to draw it face on, when it comes to profile view i get struck and can't seem to get it right




While practising is the right thing to do I am gonna try and answer your question, despite the fact that you did not give much information to begin with. Maybe just include an image of what you have and what you are trying to do?

To create a profile of the front-view you have drawn, you could, according to Loomis, place the profile next to the front-view image and draw horizontal parallel lines marking beginning of hair, eyebrow arc, tip of the nose, lips and chin in order to get guidelines for proportions.

Even donkeys have these features, don't they?

Try and post. Open a WIP-thread.

Keep it up.
 
Old 05 May 2006   #7



here it is, front view i got ti lookinglike i want i just can;t hget the side view right
 
Old 05 May 2006   #8
read my previous post and try to make the features match in height to make sure you translate the proportions of your front-view study right!

As you can see the features don't match the front-view version.

Apart from that, take a look at the Beginner's Lounge here on CGTalk!

Welcome to a great time of hard work!......



 
Old 05 May 2006   #9
Yah thats the closet i've managed to get it. i will have a look at it anyone able to offer any ideas on how to do it
 
Old 05 May 2006   #10
The best way is to use the technique Mu already explained.

This really isn't the right forum to post this, check out the beginner's lounge (link in Mu's post) and/or WIP/critique: 2D, illustration and Concept art to get a better response.

Maybe a mod could move this thread to the WIP 2D section?

good luck
 
Old 05 May 2006   #11
yah i have know created a thread there, thanks for help
 
Old 05 May 2006   #12
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Originally Posted by nighttrain
Any CG work -and especially charachter modelling- is 5% talent and 95% practice. The more time you spend doing it the better you will get.


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Old 05 May 2006   #13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mu
read my previous post and try to make the features match in height to make sure you translate the proportions of your front-view study right!

As you can see the features don't match the front-view version.

Apart from that, take a look at the Beginner's Lounge here on CGTalk!

Welcome to a great time of hard work!......





excellent advice. there's plenty of easy to use ways to help you recreate drawings from different angles and this is one of them - matching the proportions of your features to the two drawings.
 
Old 05 May 2006   #14
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wonkydonk,

Hi there, I replied to your post in the Beginners' Lounge here:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...404#post3553404

Cheers,

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