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User avatar #67318 - eatcawk (01/19/2015) [-]
best site or book to learn anatomy and how muscles interact with eachother etc? also uhh how would i know which muscles to include when drawing them under skin? im pretty sure you dont include every muscle when drawn under skin :/
#67321 to #67318 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblett is really good for specifics.
User avatar #67319 to #67318 - alleksi (01/19/2015) [-] kinda shit
"anatomy for sculptors" his anatomy series started recently.
#67322 to #67319 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Hay Alleksi have you tried Quickpose?
User avatar #67323 to #67322 - alleksi (01/19/2015) [-]
I use it for figure drawing yeah
#67324 to #67323 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Ah alright. I was wondering since you suggested posemaniacs and though it was kinda crap you hadn't heard of it. x)
#67316 - alleksi (01/19/2015) [-]
Giovanni's Island is a relatively recent (2014) animated films that was actually really good. Would recommend. Partly inspired drawing
#67302 - delphine ONLINE (01/19/2015) [-]
I practiced drawing feet because they are a pain in my ass-- too many tiny bones and joints.
These are the feet of "Ugolino and His Sons" by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux
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#67303 to #67302 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
That's pretty stunning. What kind of paper did you draw this on?
#67312 to #67311 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Awesome. The textures you have on display here are particularly nice. A very toothsome paper. Can't wait to see more from you!
#67287 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Geez dude how many beers has she had? *checks* Almost one.
#67301 to #67287 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Hey uuuuh... Merit.... you doing okay there?

Gosh I had to look at like... SO much fucking porn to get this face just right.
#67308 to #67301 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Last one for the night.

The person in this said he wanted me to draw his smug mug.
Another of my friends said you should put a penis in there....

So here he is smugly holding what is DEFINITELY NOT A PENIS.
User avatar #67282 - trisketthebiskit (01/18/2015) [-]
what resolution do you guys like to work at
User avatar #67344 to #67282 - domny ONLINE (01/20/2015) [-]
since new pc 20k^2
#67315 to #67282 - anonymous (01/19/2015) [-]
5K x 5K and crop to desired aspect ratio
User avatar #67314 to #67282 - pickaxe (01/19/2015) [-]
72dpi for the sketch
~144dpi for the real thing
Vector bitmaps huge as fuck.

I usually start with 16:9,and cut off what isn't needed(or not.I like my backgrounds to slide through finished work)
User avatar #67313 to #67282 - alleksi (01/19/2015) [-]
3000x3000 at least
User avatar #67300 to #67282 - Nahyon (01/19/2015) [-]
1200x1200 for fun
3000x3000 for serious things
User avatar #67305 to #67300 - adunsaveme (01/19/2015) [-]
doodling at 5k x 5k for the thrill
User avatar #67297 to #67282 - adunsaveme (01/19/2015) [-]
User avatar #67295 to #67282 - kothaex ONLINE (01/19/2015) [-]
User avatar #67296 to #67295 - trisketthebiskit (01/19/2015) [-]
hory shet thats higher than ive ever used for digital
User avatar #67294 to #67282 - johnri ONLINE (01/19/2015) [-]
A lot
#67275 - Elk (01/18/2015) [-]
**Elk used "*roll picture*"**
**Elk rolled image** Is there any chance someone could draw me a cartoony elk profile picture?
#67288 to #67275 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Cartoony how?
User avatar #67290 to #67288 - Elk (01/19/2015) [-]
Kinda like kothaex did it the deer.
#67291 to #67290 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Opoooh okeedoke!
#67276 to #67275 - kothaex ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
I conveniently drew a battledeer a couple of weeks ago.
You might not like it but w/e
User avatar #67289 to #67276 - Elk (01/19/2015) [-]
Do you mind if I use it as a profile picture?
User avatar #67292 to #67289 - kothaex ONLINE (01/19/2015) [-]
I drew it for someone else but I flipped and cropped it <3
So sorry that you're not getting the full package but yeah feel free to use that
User avatar #67293 to #67292 - Elk (01/19/2015) [-]
Thanks a lot, bro. It looks great.
#67273 - sunnyrain (01/18/2015) [-]
I'm thinking of buying a new tablet.
I have used the one in the picture for about 5 years, so I have a little experience.

Do you have any recommendations for me?
User avatar #67274 to #67273 - johnri ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
What's your price point?
User avatar #67341 to #67274 - sunnyrain (01/20/2015) [-]
about 100 something
If it's worth the money I can always save money haha
#67269 - groulgarigon (01/18/2015) [-]
I wonder how stupid I can get with these expressions.... I'ma find out.
#67283 to #67269 - anonymous (01/18/2015) [-]
Why do you draw humanoid animals instead of just regular animals or humans? Don't get me wrong, you're a good artist, but I never quite understood the fascination with this art style. It's just kind of weird.
User avatar #67298 to #67283 - adunsaveme (01/19/2015) [-]
Cos humans are bland
User avatar #67299 to #67298 - adunsaveme (01/19/2015) [-]
Compared to other things you can draw, anyway
#67285 to #67283 - groulgarigon (01/18/2015) [-]
Besides humans are boring for me. Nothing new or interesting about something I've already seen and studied!
User avatar #67306 to #67285 - adunsaveme (01/19/2015) [-]
Pretty much eh
Creating human characters has its own flair but there's kinda just more you can do with other animals in different forms
#67307 to #67306 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Yeah I know what humans are like! I want to know what a plant stegosaurus that's been warped through a wormhole to a mirror dimension of his original one is like!
User avatar #67309 to #67307 - adunsaveme (01/19/2015) [-]
Then get drawing, man
#67310 to #67309 - groulgarigon (01/19/2015) [-]
Totally gonna! Tomorrow cuz it's like 2AM here
#67284 to #67283 - groulgarigon (01/18/2015) [-]
There's something interesting and fantastical about animals with human intelligence and personality. Really simple idea but lots of directions to take it!
#67260 - LuckyReyes (01/18/2015) [-]
Sketched and colored this in during class the other day.
Tried out my blender marker for the first time on the otter.
User avatar #67330 to #67260 - instalation ONLINE (01/20/2015) [-]
Setting my mild dislike for homestuck aside, that's actually pretty well made.
#67254 - nimba (01/18/2015) [-]
Anybody wanna cooperate on some comics with me? I got a solid concept but don't do the draw so good and comps are lame. Feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to tell more
Anybody wanna cooperate on some comics with me? I got a solid concept but don't do the draw so good and comps are lame. Feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to tell more
#67413 to #67254 - theberserker (01/22/2015) [-]
If you haven't found anyone i could try to help!

pics related: The updated characters from my own comic

Krieg Von Krueger
#67414 to #67413 - theberserker (01/22/2015) [-]
Siegfried the Berserker
#67416 to #67415 - theberserker (01/22/2015) [-]
Ulter the Just
User avatar #67347 to #67254 - domny ONLINE (01/20/2015) [-]
we can make it happen.
still lookin for someone? im good with comics.
User avatar #67349 to #67347 - nimba (01/20/2015) [-]
You got any wee examples lying around of a comic style?
#67351 to #67349 - domny ONLINE (01/20/2015) [-]
The only pic I have that doesn't violate admins laws .
I still have tons of doodle from school, but I have no scanner. I could photograph them, or you could just trust me ;)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
#67257 to #67254 - answer ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
My photoshop is being shit at the moment, so all I can do is use paint for now, I'd like to try a hand at making comics though! Here's a grill I just doodled in Paint in between trying to solve my tech problem with photoshop
#67245 - anonymous (01/17/2015) [-]
I still don't know where to fucking start with this art
People keep saying "just draw a lot" but that doesn't fucking help if I can't draw ANYTHING
User avatar #67247 to #67245 - alleksi (01/18/2015) [-]
I don't know man. what do you want to draw?
#67249 to #67247 - anonymous (01/18/2015) [-]
i can't in down one thing that i want to do more than anything else
i want to draw people as much as i want to draw things like landscapes
#67248 to #67247 - anonymous (01/18/2015) [-]
User avatar #67255 to #67248 - alleksi (01/18/2015) [-]
Starting out:
-Don't draw small. try to draw as big as possible, meaning that if you draw traditionally then use up the whole/most of the page, if you draw digitally use a high resolution canvas (my minimum is 3000x3000).
-If you draw traditionally, pretty much any tool is fine. If you draw digitally, don't draw with a mouse get yourself a drawing tablet by wacom or something. Bigger tablets are easier to draw with but they're also expensive. Medium sized tablet is very good (not too big, not too small you can still have it on your lap and it wont take too much space on your desk), but for a beginner a cheap small one works fine as well.
-Don't draw with your fingers unless you're doing extremely small detail. Your fingers should remain locked. In an ideal world the same should go for your wrist, almost all of the movement of your arm should be coming from your elbow and shoulder, that said using your wrist is not as big of a crime as using your fingers.
-Don't grip your pencil from the very bottom like people generally do when writing. Grab the pencil from a bit higher. This will make your lines less heavy, less stiff, and it will take your brain away from the "writing mindset" which is very technical and not very expressive.

Expectations (and breaking them):
-Drawing takes a long time. One of the most disappointing things when starting out is not getting fast results. Mentally and physically prepare yourself to work on one drawing for a long time
-Learning to draw takes forever. It is often said that it takes about 5 years for one to become "professional level". I think it's easier to say that you never stop learning how to draw. Every now and then you'll make a drawing and go "darn, that was kinda easy and the result looks nice". This means that you've gotten better, congrats, but never think that that's as good as you can get. Cherish the moment, but don't get stuck on it.
-An artist has two sets of abilities. The ability to see, and the ability to draw. The ability to "see" means how you can judge art. The better you get at seeing the more critical you become (basically). The ability to draw is self explanatory. These two don't level up simultaneously. Sometimes you'll be better at drawing than you are at seeing, and during those times drawing is easy and fun. Sometimes you'll be better at seeing things, than you are at drawing, and during those times everything that you draw will look like shit because all you see are mistakes. You just gotta grind your way through those times so your drawing ability catches up.

#67258 to #67255 - anonymous (01/18/2015) [-]
I'd say I'm not bad at noticing flaws even in really great art, but I can't always correct them
User avatar #67256 to #67255 - alleksi (01/18/2015) [-]
Technique and learning:
-Line quality is important. Don't scratch your lines. Try to do long nice lines. If the line fails then you can either just erase it or if you're sketching just draw another one on top of it. This is why you don't grip your pencil like you do when you're writing. This is also why the movement comes from the shoulder and elbow. Using small joints and muscles is less precise than using the major ones.
-Plan out: Draw lightly and expressively. Grip the pencil further away from the tip to make your grip lighter. Plan out your drawing like this, and then draw on top of it. Drawings are like onions, or ogres, they have layers. The most important thing is not to jump into detail right away, but instead do things piece by piece. You almost always start out with simple shapes, and then you step by step make them more and more complicated.
-Becoming blind: What happens when you draw on thing for a long time is that you become blind (or biased) to your drawing and you'll make stupid mistakes without realizing. With digital, artists avoid this by constantly flipping their canvas. You can do a similar thing with traditional by turning it upside-down. Taking breaks or drawing something else also helps.
-Fundamentals: Fundamentals is kind of a vague term used to describe the very basic components that make up all drawings. Perspective, shape, form/volume, light, color, composition, proportions/relations and whatnot. If you have a handle on all of the fundamentals then you should be technically able to draw anything.
-Observing and using reference: There is nothing shameful in using reference. If you can use a reference then do it. if you have a real life model at hand then use that, if not then use photo references, if you don't have photo references then use artist references.
-Learning to draw new things: Whenever you want to learn how to draw new things, creatures, plants, objects, etc, the key to doing so is fundamental understanding of the thing that you are drawing. if you want to learn how to draw a cat, then study study the bone structure of a cat. then after that study the muscle anatomy of a cat. Artists are some of the most accidentally knowledgeable people because they do so much research. It's not a coincidence that old geniuses like da vinci were also good artists.
-Prioritizing: There needs to be a good balance between drawing "fun things" and drawing "educational things". You gotta draw what you want to draw in order to keep your passion and sanity alive, but you also need to draw things that help you progress as an artist but aren't necessarily fun. Sometimes the two can be one and the same thing and that's for the best. My advice is that if drawing seems easy and effortless, then do "fun things" but as soon as you start feeling like nothing looks good anymore then start doing some studies and grinding hard.

at the end of the day getting better at drawing is literally just all about mileage. the more you draw the better you'll get. all this crap I just wrote you really don't necessarily need to know. I just broke down what I know. But it's kinda like explaining someone how to walk. You wouldn't say "first tighten your thigh muscle to lift your foot from the ground, then extend, fall forwards and receive yourself". Nah that's not how you teach someone to walk because that just over-complicates it all doesn't it? You just say "put one foot in front of other and repeat".

So yeah, draw, have fun, read some art books like "keys to drawing". youtube has good channels like Prokotv or Sycra. here's something as well
Don't watch youtube channels like Mark Crilley who basically just say "copy these lines and you'll make yourself a cute animuu girl". They teach you nothing
#67259 to #67256 - anonymous (01/18/2015) [-]
great info, honest.
still not sure where to start. copying from poses and shit like that doesn't work out if I ca't draw bodies.
#67246 to #67245 - anonymous (01/17/2015) [-]
egh don't mind me, just being mad
#67239 - joshlol (01/17/2015) [-]
Well, back to the drawing board...
User avatar #67244 to #67239 - adunsaveme (01/17/2015) [-]
u did it josh
User avatar #67250 to #67244 - joshlol (01/18/2015) [-]
did names get darker?
User avatar #67252 to #67251 - joshlol (01/18/2015) [-]
yours is too dark now
User avatar #67253 to #67252 - adunsaveme (01/18/2015) [-]
I like it
#67241 to #67239 - anonymous (01/17/2015) [-]
I see that you looked at the highest rated comment on this board
User avatar #67242 to #67241 - joshlol (01/17/2015) [-]
#67237 - LuckyReyes (01/17/2015) [-]
I sketched and colored this in just the other day
User avatar #67332 to #67237 - caltronxxx (01/20/2015) [-]
User avatar #67240 to #67237 - Elk (01/17/2015) [-]
I wish I could just rub my tentacles of talent on you. :\ That's really cool.
User avatar #67281 to #67240 - adunsaveme (01/18/2015) [-]
I wish I could sensually probe his anus of talent with my appreciation tentacles
User avatar #67238 to #67237 - alleksi (01/17/2015) [-]
Get in the fucking ball Shinji
#67235 - shadowfireball ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
so i count this as art
i havent made anything id really want to post here in awhile, but i like this
had to make a ton of changes to make it work tho
User avatar #67277 to #67235 - spawnconnery ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
You might have already, but you should post this on the Hobby board as well. Are you gonna stain it?
User avatar #67278 to #67277 - shadowfireball ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
nope, its all finished and sealed
and i guess it might belong more in the hobby board
User avatar #67279 to #67278 - spawnconnery ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
Oh it totally works here, just saying some people over there might like it too. I always need somewhere to set my headphones, I should probably make something like this. I like the burnt symbols on there, they from Ocarina of Time?
User avatar #67280 to #67279 - shadowfireball ONLINE (01/18/2015) [-]
ah alright. well if you have the same skill level as me be prepared to fuck up
and yes its one of the songs
#67231 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Could I get a mod read quick?
User avatar #67233 to #67231 - adunsaveme (01/17/2015) [-]
u called?
#67230 - aeaduzb (01/16/2015) [-]
Can someone please crop the background? I'm kind of a loser using photoshop
User avatar #67232 to #67230 - tepidteal ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
I could do it, I guess.

When taking out background, use either the lasso tool or a round eraser with soft edge and then erase it. Make sure the alpha channel is active.
#67234 to #67232 - tepidteal ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
Would have had it done sooner, but I forgot about it. Didn't do too good a job of the hair at the back. Just use a soft round eraser to fix it up before using it in whatever you're using it for.

You could also use the Mask feature to delete background.
User avatar #67286 to #67234 - aeaduzb (01/19/2015) [-]
Thanks a lot <3
User avatar #67202 - CallMeCrisco ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
So, I woke up this morning and my tablet Cintiq 12WX has developed a problem over night. Everything on the screen is red-tinted. My color/temperature settings are all where they should be, my cords and plugs are all in perfect condition... Googling didn't help me. Does anyone here have any clue what might be wrong?

For a thousand dollar tablet, I've had nothing but issues. Drive failures, pen calibration issues, two years of random blue-screening, and now this. It's gotten to the point I don't want to use the tablet because there's always some issue I have to fix.
#67209 to #67202 - anonymous (01/16/2015) [-]
I've got no experience with screen tablets, but Google says it's a problem with the cables (VGA). You could try checking all the connections.
User avatar #67214 to #67209 - CallMeCrisco ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
I've unplugged and thoroughly checked every wire and connection - nothing wrong there. Reinstalled drivers - no fix. Factory reset - nothing. At this point it's either the VGA is being screwed up in a way that is totally invisible to human eye, or my graphics card. If it's my card, I'm fucked since I'd have to get a new computer. And if it's the cord, I have no idea how it could have gotten screwed up between last night and this morning.

#67193 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Thing I'm working on. Seems like forcing yourself to sit down and just do things regardless of what your brain says about it is a good thing sometimes. Can't always go with the flow. Sometimes it's best to tell yourself, "Okay I'm going to swim upstream against this waterfall and fuck gravity and the rapids and all that makes sense because I'm doing this." But anyway enough about my thought process of escaping from artistic depression. Here's part of the thing.
User avatar #67270 to #67193 - Nahyon (01/18/2015) [-]
This is incredibly astonishing brah, I'm glad to see your paintings again c:

btw. How do you actually work with your sketch/outline layer while you're coloring, do you paint a layer above it or within the lines, with multiply layers or do you add lines within the painting ?
#67272 to #67270 - groulgarigon (01/18/2015) [-]
When I finish sketching my lines I move on to coloring on a layer below the lines so that I remain inside them and I don't cover them up so I can retain the form that I want. On this color layer I value getting the colors of the character over shading. Then I set my brush to multiply and mark down on the same color layer the basic shadows to give myself a guideline with a nice and vibrant color. (Here I set my color to the same color as the direct light.) If you need to go back to normal because multiply is making your colors too dark or too burnt that's okay. I need to do that too. A lot. Once I'm satisfied with the guideline I merge the layers and depending on the complexity of the picture, I'll either paint directly on the same layer (So the process is streamlined and if I erase it will erase everything) or I use multiple layers. On this one for example I had a separate paint layer for each character. Also unsharp mask is your friend.
#67213 to #67193 - anonymous (01/16/2015) [-]
The fur/feather mane looks pretty darn good.
#67216 to #67213 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
I just want to come back to it and fuckin... detail it more. I have to stop myself sometimes. xD
#67228 to #67216 - anonymous (01/16/2015) [-]
Hahah, I know that feeling. Some day I want to make a drawing where everything is detailed, with nothing left to fix. Some day...
#67229 to #67228 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
When starting out that's something you should do as a side project while taking on other things as well. Doing a little bit as you feel like it. It's a work of passion, should remain that way. And then when you get a job it becomes the rule not the exception so so much for that. xD
User avatar #67226 to #67216 - adunsaveme (01/16/2015) [-]
I mean, there's not really any reason to not go back and make it better if you think you can, y'know
#67227 to #67226 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
I agree. That was partially my thinking with these gestures. X) Always streamlining the procedure.
#67223 to #67221 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Bigger screen good for those little details!
User avatar #67224 to #67223 - adunsaveme (01/16/2015) [-]
It'd probably be lower quality tho
It iss a rather large television
#67225 to #67224 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Alright then! Well yeah do that then!
User avatar #67210 to #67193 - eatcawk (01/16/2015) [-]
yeah i know i dont feel like drawing sometimes but i force myself to. (not enough unfortunately )
#67212 to #67210 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
My expertise on forcing oneself to draw to feel better unfortunately is limited because this is the first time I've done it. <:\ Wish I could help you out man. The only advice I got is the typical draw something that you love to refresh and remind why you started in the first place.
User avatar #67215 to #67212 - eatcawk (01/16/2015) [-]
thanks <3
#67217 to #67215 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
No problem. Actually you know what really helped is being around other artists! Find your artsy friends on skype and chat them up while you draw on something. Having a heart to heart really helps too! Just talk about whatever!
User avatar #67218 to #67217 - eatcawk (01/16/2015) [-]
i have no artist friends except one but eh we dont talk about art that much... :/ im kinda alone
User avatar #67203 to #67193 - CallMeCrisco ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
I love it! Teach me how do color...
#67204 to #67203 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Thanks man! I swear it's a flook. the only thing I understand about color is complimentaries reflected light and that the brighter an object is the less intense the saturation of color.
#67192 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Let's talk form.

The biggest problem I see with new artists is the following: not being able to draw form properly or making a stiff pose or not being able to come up with a pose on their own. Truth be told it's a simple problem to fix. No bells and whistle, no fancy tricks, just drawing the movement.

The body has a particular movement to it in each pose that a pencil can trace along and it's on you to bring it out. On the left you can see some of the gestures I most recently did. Admittedly these are pretty rusty but you can see a few repeating factors. 1: a line of action upon which the rest of the form builds (A spine line for the layman), 2: Scribbled lines inside the form, and C: A lack of any specific details like a face or prominent muscled features. (That comes later.) That's mainly because these are just 60 second drawings and the goal is to get all the information of the figure that you can within that 60 seconds so small details get tossed out the window. Turns out this practice has a name: gesture.

Here's the website that will help you on your merry way. (Nude models possible)

These practices aren't meant to be long. Just 15 minutes practice before each time you feel like drawing.

For first timers, it is recommended that when doing this, never take your pencil off of your paper. Take a glance up at the figure, and draw what you remember glancing at. Keep eyes on the paper as long as possible. You're only trying to get the flow of movement and form not any details in particular. Enjoy. And if you have any questions I'll be glad to help you out.

(Also sorry to anyone I made worry with my previous comments. Was in a bad place. Happens often with artists apparently)
User avatar #67211 to #67192 - adunsaveme (01/16/2015) [-]
I tried it a few days ago and it went terribly

Also having one screen is annoying
#67219 to #67211 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Yeah one screen is pretty stupid. I often times forget that not everyone has multiple screens. It's a solid investment to get one though.
User avatar #67220 to #67219 - adunsaveme (01/16/2015) [-]
I'm sure it is
I suppose i could use my massive led tv as a second screen lol
#67222 to #67220 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
I'd use that one as the primary screen if I could help it. Though I don't know how well the colors are calibrated on that. xD
#67206 to #67192 - anonymous (01/16/2015) [-]
Well...I tried it, and it was actually pretty fun. I've been planning to do gesture for a long time, because I have a lot of problems coming up with interesting poses. Gonna keep trying and see if I can improve.

Side note: How the hell does ballerina anatomy work. Never even knew those poses were possible.
#67208 to #67206 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
These are VERY good by the way. xD
#67207 to #67206 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
And yeah gesture is super fun confidence building and a good warm up before doodling!

Oh geez yeah. Just their feet! I mean... I've seen those bitches with fuckin.... feet at 90 degree angles! (Found this out when I did the draw 100 feet challenge)
#67194 to #67192 - alleksi (01/16/2015) [-]
I usually do quick figure drawing as warmup. these were I think 5-10 minutes each or something along those lines, I can't remember, I don't keep an eye on the clock when I do these, but for some reason people are obsessed with time and numbers when it comes to gesture. It's the best way to keep your anatomy and proportion knowledge in check.
Though these aren't exactly gesture drawings.
#67195 to #67194 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Yes those are more contour drawings. Much more rigid and precise. But if it helps you loosen up and gesture is too simple for you it's an excellent thing to work on.
#67196 to #67195 - alleksi (01/16/2015) [-]
I've been doing less and less gesture drawings. I don't know, they don't seem to work for me, I get frustrated at the fact that the outcome always a bit flat and never looks like an actual human even though I know that they're not really supposed to. And currently I don't feel like I have much trouble with action/movement, but maybe that's just me being blind to my own faults.

Also sometimes people wonder how the fuck do I make my drawing look three dimensional with just linework and really there's no trick to it, if you can't use overlapping lines to show form, then you just draw "arbitrary" cross-contour lines and "plane-shift" -lines to cheat your way out of it. that's how it werks.
#67197 to #67196 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Yeah I know lots of people have problems with that. I try to use a mixture of perspective and cross contour. And if you don't mind I'd love to see some of your gestures.
#67200 to #67197 - alleksi (01/16/2015) [-]
Didn't actually have anything saved up. Here's fresh from the oven haven't done fast gestures in a long time.
#67205 to #67200 - groulgarigon (01/16/2015) [-]
Well like I said before you captrue the form perfectly for them being gestures. But try capturing the movement and emotion instead with them. Just as a suggestion.
#67201 to #67200 - alleksi (01/16/2015) [-]
these are the only ones I had saved up from when I used to do more gesture drawing, they're from august.
#67176 - inuyuru (01/16/2015) [-]
I drew this after watching the new Steven Universe.

I've never been more confused before, but I think I'm in love.
User avatar #67189 to #67176 - instalation ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
Looks great!
Do you have any links to episodes? I can't find any.
User avatar #67198 to #67191 - instalation ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
Every episode, I think. Awesome ^^ Thanks so much!
User avatar #67177 to #67176 - murrlogic ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
Speaking of drawings...
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