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Simian
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(05-31-2013, 07:34 PM)
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Here's mine for one day. Took me a little less than two hours, done in ps cs6.

Sane_Man
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(05-31-2013, 08:13 PM)
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Truly some great artists in here.
derdriu
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(05-31-2013, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keikaku

Check out this tutorial of his on drawing faces.

Thanks for sharing this ^^

There is some wonderful art going on. Here is mine for today:

Again with Corel painter 12 and wacom tablet
I'm still learning to draw in digital form, so doing basic shapes until I get the hang of if. Need to work on my proportions (along with the rest), spent about 30-35 mins.

My wacom tablet is still lagging in Photoshop CS6. Anyone have any suggestions?
eucharis
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(05-31-2013, 09:24 PM)
I like the curve of the sketch girls face better. Took like 2 hours because I was being dumb.
Lissar
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(05-31-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Time: 30 minutes while the internet was out this morning.
Made with: ArtRage 4 (got it in a Steam sale a bit ago, haven't really tried it out after messing around with the demo.)
Music of the moment: They Bleed Pixels on the Dance Floor

Comments: I have to say, I prefer this pencil tool to the one in Painter.
matellis
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(05-31-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Anyone that really wants to improve I would strongly suggest The Gnomon Workshop They have some really great dvds that cover pretty much anything you can think of from a beginner level to pro.
Groof
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(05-31-2013, 09:37 PM)
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Man, a lot of great submissions in here and it's encouraging seeing people going at it so hard!
However, I don't think I'll be able to draw something for today (1 hour til midnight left), will I be shunned and laughed at? :(
eucharis
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(05-31-2013, 09:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Groof

Man, a lot of great submissions in here and it's encouraging seeing people going at it so hard!
However, I don't think I'll be able to draw something for today (1 hour til midnight left), will I be shunned and laughed at? :(

Yes you will xD How about a stick figure? You can do it I believe in you!
Groof
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(05-31-2013, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by eucharis

Yes you will xD How about a stick figure? You can do it I believe in you!

It all depends on how long my call with my gf is! I'll try my best :D
eucharis
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(05-31-2013, 09:52 PM)

Originally Posted by Groof

It all depends on how long my call with my gf is! I'll try my best :D

doodle on a paper while you're talking to her and just post that : D
Platy
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(05-31-2013, 09:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mieu

Comic Book Character from Pinoy Funny Komiks. He's name is Combatron. Inspired by Megaman

This is the one !



and the making of as always
MrCunningham
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(05-31-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Nice thread, maybe I will contribute something to it, when I have the time later.
Ken
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(05-31-2013, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by eucharis

I like the curve of the sketch girls face better. Took like 2 hours because I was being dumb.

Nice work!

I don't have the dexterity to make lineart like that from a sketch. =A=
Bufbaf
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(05-31-2013, 10:30 PM)
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This thread would be cool with daily themes or something, updated in the OP or even title. I wanna draw stuff but can't figure out what to draw.
Ken
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(05-31-2013, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bufbaf

This thread would be cool with daily themes or something, updated in the OP or even title. I wanna draw stuff but can't figure out what to draw.

Could come up with a general theme for yourself based off interests? I'm just doing fighting game characters.

What do you like? Even if you have no interests, just the things around you in your house can make for a lot of subject matter.
AceOcelot
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(05-31-2013, 10:37 PM)
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Drew this for my friend's birthday today. Thought it would be a good first drawing for this thread!

Edit: <10 mins, PS CS3
Violet_0
(05-31-2013, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bufbaf

This thread would be cool with daily themes or something, updated in the OP or even title. I wanna draw stuff but can't figure out what to draw.

we had one of these and it died quickly
MikeDub
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(05-31-2013, 11:16 PM)
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45minutes, CS5.

comment: Faces have been my nemesis for so damn long, I shall conquer them once and for all dammit!
Krauser Kat
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(06-01-2013, 01:51 AM)
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doodling shit on the wall at my uncles
15 min
ep121 wacom asus win 8 whatever the fuck

Tashi
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(06-01-2013, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by FlashbladeGAF

For some reason I thought this thread was in gaming :/




next time I'll draw random instead of game related.

Jeez that's so nice and clean. I just wanna color it in hahaha, love it.
PaulExcellent
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(06-01-2013, 02:47 AM)
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Here's my submission for today.
This one was inspired by the SoCal pants of the 90s.
(We saw a guy in the testing site rocking a pair. Rad to the max.)

Oh, and all of the things I draw are made with Sharpies and Pilot V5R-V7R Retractable pens.
In other words, I write with Sharpie and the best pens in the world for everything ever.

LuffyZoro
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(06-01-2013, 03:26 AM)
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I drew Peacock from Skullgirls.

stufte
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(06-01-2013, 04:38 AM)
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A bit late today with my drawing, did it on actual paper with actual pens/markers, so I had to wait to get home to scan it in.

Beats
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(06-01-2013, 04:58 AM)
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Day 2
Paint Tool Sai
20 Minutes

Pretty tired today, so I didn't draw too much. :\
Ken
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(06-01-2013, 05:10 AM)
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Gesture warm-up.

Time: About 4 hours.
Medium: Digital
Notes: Started out as just a random pencil sketch but then I began playing with coloring tools. I don't color a lot so I should work on that. Same with lighting and shadows. Think if I did something like this again I would color it in grays first for shadows before actually putting down colors.

Originally Posted by Beats

Day 2
Paint Tool Sai
20 Minutes

Pretty tired today, so I didn't draw too much. :\

I love your style.
Last edited by Ken; 06-01-2013 at 05:20 AM.
Keikaku
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(06-01-2013, 07:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Groof

Man, a lot of great submissions in here and it's encouraging seeing people going at it so hard!
However, I don't think I'll be able to draw something for today (1 hour til midnight left), will I be shunned and laughed at? :(

If you post 2 tomorrow, it's all good :)

EDIT: Updating the OP with some new "rules".
OatmealMu
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(06-01-2013, 08:36 AM)
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Time: 70 minutes
Medium: Photoshop CS5.1, Intuos4, Space Navigator
Notes: Used some low resolution picture of a body builder. It was hard to make some parts out, so I used my knowledge of anatomy to fill in the blanks.
Last edited by OatmealMu; 06-22-2013 at 12:35 AM.
ReiGun
They call me "Mr Soap"
(06-01-2013, 10:31 AM)
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Day 2

Time: I haven't really been timing myself, but I'd say 30 minutes or so.
Medium: 2b Pencil
Notes: I'm going to try drawing the bottle alone later. Still need to work on curved lines and measuring proportions.

Original image: http://i.minus.com/i2KVGFJeEK0Bo.jpg
Ken
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(06-01-2013, 10:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by ReiGun

Day 2



Time: I haven't really been timing myself, but I'd say 30 minutes or so.
Medium: 2b Pencil
Notes: I'm going to try drawing the bottle alone later. Still need to work on curved lines and measuring proportions.

Original image: http://i.minus.com/i2KVGFJeEK0Bo.jpg

Consider practicing continuous-line contour drawings. Focus on drawing the outline of the object without picking up the pencil to train on avoiding the "petting" in of unconfident lines; try to learn towards single more confident lines.

I've a terrible habit of petting in lines too.

Don't have any resources on hand but a quick Google search should help.
Groof
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(06-01-2013, 10:43 AM)
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Alright, here's my sketch from last night, did this in some 20 minutes while skyping with my gf. It wasn't a nice conversation. Anyway, done in all ballpoint pen. Got a wedding today so I probably won't be able to draw today since I won't be able to come home tonight. I'll do two on Monday instead!

Keikaku
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(06-01-2013, 10:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by ReiGun

Day 2



Time: I haven't really been timing myself, but I'd say 30 minutes or so.
Medium: 2b Pencil
Notes: I'm going to try drawing the bottle alone later. Still need to work on curved lines and measuring proportions.

Original image: http://i.minus.com/i2KVGFJeEK0Bo.jpg

Forget the bottle for now, draw the books! Trust me on this.

One of the major tricks that your mind plays on you is shape association. Mentally, you know that a book is a rectangular box so you draw the top of the book much more visible than it actually is in reality and your perspective gets thrown off. Notice how, in your drawing, you can see much more of the cover of the book than you can in the picture?

Another thing that's making this much harder for you is the fact that you have the bottle in there and bottles are really freaking hard to draw. Notice how much more your bottle bulges than in the picture? The circular and elliptical shapes in there make them extraordinarily difficult for beginners.

If you have $70 to spare (or about $55-60 with Amazon Prime) get this Bamboo Splash Tablet. It comes with ArtRage and I think it's a pretty good deal. Then you can do stuff like this:

Now, with two images above and below, you can get a much better feel for the proportions of the drawing. Once you do one of these digitally, then try freehand.

For the moment though, just practice with books and boxes or things with boxy shapes. They help the most with getting proportions down. My first month of art school was defined by almost 300 pages (front and back!) of drawing boxes in various shapes, sizes, orientation and lighting conditions. It helped tremendously.

The mistakes you're making are extremely common for people who are just learning, so don't feel bad. Just know that there are people (like me!) who have gone through the same process you are going through right now so we know some of the shortcuts you can take.

I've been awake for almost 45 hours straight for work now (I did get a couple of hours of naps) so I'm going to go to bed now. When I wake up, I'll do two sketches to make up for the one I missed today. See you all in about 12 hours :)
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Ken
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(06-01-2013, 10:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Groof

Alright, here's my sketch from last night, did this in some 20 minutes while skyping with my gf. It wasn't a nice conversation. Anyway, done in all ballpoint pen. Got a wedding today so I probably won't be able to draw today since I won't be able to come home tonight. I'll do two on Monday instead!

I like this.

Grats on the wedding too!
Groof
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(06-01-2013, 10:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ken

I like this.

Grats on the wedding too!

Hah thanks! It's a friend's wedding though. :)
Ken
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(06-01-2013, 10:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Groof

Hah thanks! It's a friend's wedding though. :)

Oh, haha. Well, grats to Groof's friend!

Originally Posted by Keikaku

My first month of art school was defined by almost 300 pages (front and back!) of drawing boxes in various shapes, sizes, orientation and lighting conditions. It helped tremendously

Think I'll add this to my daily tasks.
Groof
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(06-01-2013, 11:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by OatmealMu

Time: 70 minutes
Medium: Photoshop CS5.1, Intuos4, Space Navigator
Notes: Used some low resolution picture of a body builder. It was hard to make some parts out, so I used my knowledge of anatomy to fill in the blanks.

Just gotta say that I really like this, especially the brush. What kind of brush is it?

Originally Posted by Ken

Oh, haha. Well, grats to Groof's friend!

I'll be sure to tell him ;)
Keikaku
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(06-01-2013, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ken

Think I'll add this to my daily tasks.

I was doing one last refresh on the thread before heading to bed and saw this so I figured I would give a bit more detail. Here's a typical regimen:
  • Get a sketchbook that is at least 9" x 12". You will usually find them in a book of about 100 sheets.
  • Divide each side of a page into 4 equally sized spaces (do this only for the required number of pages talked about below) then do the following:
    • 2 sets of 4, 30 sec drawings of your setup of boxes. These should focus exclusively on proportion and layout. Be quick, decisive and strict with your allotted time.
    • 2 sets of 4, 1 minute drawings of your setup of boxes. Same as above but try to be more precise with the proportions of each sketch.
    • 2 sets of 4, 5 minute drawings of your setup of boxes. Finalize the proportions and add some quick shadows/details.
    • 2 sets of 4, 10 minute drawings of your setup of boxes. Even more details and your proportions should be set now.
    • 2 sets of 2, 15 minute drawings of your setup of boxes (here you split these pages in half and draw your 2 drawings on each page. Lotso details!
    • Take one whole page to draw a 30 minute drawing of the boxes. This should be the most detailed one yet. Even more detail with an emphasis on shadows, interior details of an object (i.e. not just the shape of the book but whether or not the cover is bent upwards in one corner or where there are varying creases)
    • At the end of this, you should have 5.5 pages (front and back) of drawings and it should have taken you 150 minutes or 2.5 hours to do this.
    • Shuffle your boxes around and change the lighting, if possible.
    • Rinse and repeat.
  • Does the above sound like a lot of work? It is. It's also a great way to improve very, very quickly provided you do the work.
  • Don't press down hard on the pencil. Try to be light with your touch so that the pencil marks don't show through to the next page and fuck up your drawings there.
I can give a bit more detailed beginners tutorials tomorrow, if there's interest.
Last edited by Keikaku; 06-01-2013 at 11:23 AM.
Tunavi
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(06-01-2013, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by pickle



S memo. 10 minutes or so.

oh. oh my.
Ken
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(06-01-2013, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keikaku

I was doing one last refresh on the thread before heading to bed and saw this so I figured I would give a bit more detail. Here's a typical regimen:

  • Get a sketchbook that is at least 9" x 12". You will usually find them in a book of about 100 sheets.
  • Divide each side of a page into 4 equally sized spaces (do this only for the required number of pages talked about below) then do the following:
    • 2 sets of 4, 30 sec drawings of your setup of boxes. These should focus exclusively on proportion and layout. Be quick, decisive and strict with your allotted time.
    • 2 sets of 4, 1 minute drawings of your setup of boxes. Same as above but try to be more precise with the proportions of each sketch.
    • 2 sets of 4, 5 minute drawings of your setup of boxes. Finalize the proportions and add some quick shadows/details.
    • 2 sets of 4, 10 minute drawings of your setup of boxes. Even more details and your proportions should be set now.
    • 2 sets of 2, 15 minute drawings of your setup of boxes (here you split these pages in half and draw your 2 drawings on each page. Lotso details!
    • Take one whole page to draw a 30 minute drawing of the boxes. This should be the most detailed one yet. Even more detail with an emphasis on shadows, interior details of an object (i.e. not just the shape of the book but whether or not the cover is bent upwards in one corner or where there are varying creases)
    • At the end of this, you should have 5.5 pages (front and back) of drawings and it should have taken you 150 minutes or 2.5 hours to do this.
    • Shuffle your boxes around and change the lighting, if possible.
    • Rinse and repeat.
  • Does the above sound like a lot of work? It is. It's also a great way to improve very, very quickly provided you do the work.
  • Don't press down hard on the pencil. Try to be light with your touch so that the pencil marks don't show through to the next page and fuck up your drawings there.
I can give a bit more detailed beginners tutorials tomorrow, if there's interest.

Thanks. My current sketchbook is almost full so I'll go out tomorrow for a few new ones, unless digital would work too?
OatmealMu
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(06-01-2013, 12:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Groof

Just gotta say that I really like this, especially the brush. What kind of brush is it?


I'll be sure to tell him ;)

Thanks. It's called "Pastel on Charcoal Paper". A while back I grabbed a bunch of brushes from various websites and that's what I use today.

Here's a Dropbox link. Quote to reveal:
matellis
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(06-01-2013, 12:12 PM)
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My sketch for today. Thought I would play around with some character design.

- 20 mins
- Photoshop CS3, Cintiq
Groof
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(06-01-2013, 12:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by OatmealMu

Thanks. It's called "Pastel on Charcoal Paper". A while back I grabbed a bunch of brushes from various websites and that's what I use today.

Here's a Dropbox link. Quote to reveal:

Thanks a ton, man! I'll try 'em out tomorrow. :)

Originally Posted by matellis

My sketch for today. Thought I would play around with some character design.



- 20 mins
- Photoshop CS3, Cintiq

I got a good chuckle out of this one. Nicely done!
yogloo
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(06-01-2013, 01:37 PM)
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A quickie for today. About 10-20 mins.
Galaxy note 8 with layer paint.
Day 3.
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Pyramid head
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(06-01-2013, 04:11 PM)
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Did this picture of Blanka over the course of the day on and off, probably a few hours drawing time in total, used a ball point pen.

Nezumi
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(06-01-2013, 04:21 PM)
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Ok, I love the idea of this thread and will try to participate even though the amount of talent in here is quite intimidating.

Day one:



Wacom Bamboo
Art Rage 3
ca. 1 hour

I obviously have no idea how lightning is suppose to work :/
GundamBanshee
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(06-01-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Subscribed! It's been so long since I've drawn anything. Tryin' to get into the groove again.

Originally Posted by MikeDub

45minutes, CS5.

comment: Faces have been my nemesis for so damn long, I shall conquer them once and for all dammit!

Is that Diana Agron? Anyway looks great, can't wait to see her finished.
ShadiWulf
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(06-01-2013, 05:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Keikaku

This guy is a former concept artist from ArenaNet. Check out this tutorial of his on drawing faces.

Some tips from my own experience:

  • Your time should be split 75/25 on proportion versus details. If you spend the time to make sure that you have the proportion of all the various faces parts correct relative to each other, you'll find that details are almost trivial to put in.
  • Generally speaking, the outer edges/top of the eyes line up with the top of the ear.
  • The bottom of the nose lines up with the bottom of the ears.
  • Faces are not always symmetrical. Don't worry too much unless you end up drawing something sub-human looking.
  • DON'T DRAW HARD OUTLINES TO BEGIN. Focus on proportion, general shapes, sizes and placement then shading details.

EDIT: Work on drawing your own face from a mirror and you should see rapid improvement. Here's my progression with my face over 6 months and you can see how proportion gets better.

Thanks for the tips. I'll try drawing from my own face again soon but i don't know if I'll post those here haha, drawing my face makes me feel self-conscious had to do it once for life drawing class.

So i studied over the link you gave me and took your tips into consideration, and tried drawing Takashi Iizuka again



not perfect by any means, but I'm happy with the outcome, I think it's an improvement in ways, although I think I did the hair worse this time! Spent about the same amount of time I spent on the drawing yesterday.
Anteater
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(06-01-2013, 05:50 PM)
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Day 3, 10-15mins, I'll try put in more time tomorrow!
Angelus Errare
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(06-01-2013, 05:55 PM)
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Going to buy a sketchbook today and join in. I've always wanted to learn how to draw.
reddmyst
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(06-01-2013, 05:58 PM)
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This took maybe 20 or so min

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This took maybe 20 or so min.

This took an hour.

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All done before I went to bed...so not really refined or anything.
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Baleoce
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(06-01-2013, 06:01 PM)
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In awe at the level of work on display here.

What program does drawingGAF recommend for digital art on windows? Do you mostly have a touch setup, or is a lot of this done with mouse?

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