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mrtuesday42

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« on: 12 Feb 2006, 13:02 »

hey im tryin to teach myself how to draw...like jeph!...but i cant get the freakin heads rite...id show u what i have but i have no scanner...so yeah any tips for drawing in jephs perspective...cuz i likes and it works well...well this is a random post...
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« Reply #1 on: 12 Feb 2006, 13:24 »

Hey, you know what's fun? Like, developing your own style of drawing things and sticking with that, generally rather than trying to imitate that of others. Just a thought.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 Feb 2006, 14:15 »

Everyone starts out imitating someone else. Uniqueness takes time and practice.

Drawing hands is tricky, I recommend just staring at your own hands and practicing a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: 12 Feb 2006, 20:46 »

I started out by imitating Todd McFarlane, and had his style down to the point where my art looked really close to his. Then I developed my own style.

Imitating an artist's style is a great way to start off, as long as you don't start putting your art out there and expecting people to eat it up while it's still an imitation of someone else.
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« Reply #4 on: 13 Feb 2006, 05:54 »

I don't draw like him but I used the similar method of drawing faces as him (using a ball and cross on it) however i decided to try and do the eyes like he did, so a bit of familiar shape.

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mrtuesday42

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« Reply #5 on: 13 Feb 2006, 10:25 »

i understand teh drawing of my own style blah blah well i really am bad at drawing the ppl...so i like jephs style/perspective as in not straight on a one pt perspective kinda thing...i do perspective fine...with building and furntuer and streets andthe like but im really bad at ppl...so some help on drawing ppl from a perspective similar to jeph? the head and shoulders are tough im ok with hands tho...and by ok i mean i can draw em...but not the wrist/arm bits...im just really bad drawing people...period

so im tryin to get better.
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« Reply #6 on: 15 Feb 2006, 13:39 »

I've said it before and I'll say it again - porn!

Seriously! If you have trouble with figures, draw them naked and what's cheaper than life drawing classes? Porn!

Hands and feet are easy - you can use your own pretty easily, and I get my boyfriend to sit with his hand still so I can practise man hands.
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« Reply #7 on: 17 Feb 2006, 09:24 »

hey...here is a sketch...not the most recent or teh best but here one is...[img=http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9738/weeman3et.th.png]

here is my most recent...
[img=http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/9871/weemanrox2sh.th.jpg]

please comment on how i can improve...thanks
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« Reply #8 on: 17 Feb 2006, 12:41 »

Speaking of hands, many artists never really get them down right.  You know that famous portrait of Napolean Bonaparte with his hand in his coat pocket?  I was told the real reason as to why was simply because the painter couldn't do hands very well.
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« Reply #9 on: 17 Feb 2006, 15:09 »

Alright, this is how I draw people, so if you disagree, cool - post your opinion, too, so this guy can choose what he likes best.

I can see from the second picture that you've drawn in a basic stick-figure skeleton, which is good. But I think your pictures would improve drastically if you drew in the figure, which from what I can see, you don't - do you just go straight to the clothes? Anyways, even if you are aiming for a cartoony style, it is good to get into the habit of drawing things more anatomically correct. Then it is easier to deviate from that.

Here is a tutorial that illustrates what I mean.
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« Reply #10 on: 18 Feb 2006, 05:36 »

hey...thanks for the advice on drawing ppl first...any tips on clothes like the shading/wrinkles?

thanks for helpin me out...
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« Reply #11 on: 18 Feb 2006, 13:54 »

Quote from: mrtuesday42
hey...thanks for the advice on drawing ppl first...any tips on clothes like the shading/wrinkles?

thanks for helpin me out...

Only one: Draw from life. Got a digital camera? Take pictures. Study those pictures, and draw from them.  You won't want to take the time to make your drawings match exactly (unless you're going for a hyperrealist style) but over time you'll get a feel for what to draw and what to ignore.

Clothes are hard. How hard? Note that most of my characters are always naked. :)
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« Reply #12 on: 18 Feb 2006, 16:56 »

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Here is a tutorial that illustrates what I mean.


that is a nice small tutorial.  the shaped box method is interesting, as i've been using a method where you basically draw a plastic molded ribcage first for anatomic correctnesseses.  i think that maybe drawing the box and adding detail later would be a lot quicker.
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« Reply #13 on: 18 Feb 2006, 17:28 »

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Speaking of hands, many artists never really get them down right.  You know that famous portrait of Napolean Bonaparte with his hand in his coat pocket?  I was told the real reason as to why was simply because the painter couldn't do hands very well.



Oh shit, I hate hands. Hands and feet are motherfuckers to draw.
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« Reply #14 on: 18 Feb 2006, 18:11 »

Some artists can be HOT SHIT at hands though. It's an integral skill for realistic or semi-realistic graphic novels, imo. My favourite artist just for hands is Koto Hirano, but even he cheats: he can't really do fingernails very well, so nearly all of his characters wear gloves.

I think it may just be how Hirano SHITS style though. (He did the Hellsing manga, which whilst not the best drawn ever, is infinitely the most stylish piece of shit on the planet).
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« Reply #15 on: 18 Feb 2006, 18:45 »

That manga is really fun to look at, fo sho.

The secret I've found for hands is to just take your time. The slower you draw them the better they turn out.
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« Reply #16 on: 18 Feb 2006, 23:38 »

Oh my God.  I'm jealous!  Jeph posted in your thread about comics!

Note to self:  Mention Jeph in future thread titles
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« Reply #17 on: 18 Feb 2006, 23:39 »

In my case, when drawing hands, they start to look alright after I've erased them about 20,000 times. And that's only being mildly hyperbolic.
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« Reply #18 on: 19 Feb 2006, 03:19 »

im not too bad with hands...i need to post some pics but i dont have a scanner at home so ill have them up maybe tuesday...and jeph posted! how awesome! maybe cuz i emaild jeph so often...either way jeph is totally awesome...and his hands have gotten much better since he started...
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« Reply #19 on: 20 Feb 2006, 08:51 »

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823015513/104-2588837-7011146?v=glance&n=283155

Great book! The drawings look batshit crazy but studying them really helps you get the idea of what pops out where and what is needed for a hand to look like a proper hand(and the rest of the body etc... kinda cheap too!)

http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=Columns&column=vilppu

All around learny goodness!(and free)

Finally I highly suggest taking a day(8 hours) and drawing 125 hands(yours, friends, anyones) Try to take about 1-5 minutes per drawing. By the 40th you'll be bored and tired. Keep going. By 80 you'll have no idea what other poses you can do(this is where friends can help alot). If you hit 125 congratulations! You will now have the ability to draw a hand 5x better than you did 8 hours ago. Also, you will hate hand drawings and possibly me for giving you the idea to do this.

I'll take a look in my junk drawer later and see if I can find some before and after sketches from 99

Good luck!
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« Reply #20 on: 21 Feb 2006, 02:41 »

I'm still not much of an artist, but the best advice anyone can offer is: Practice. Just draw as much as you can.

And imitation isn't always bad. If you can imitate another artists style for a little while, just to get the basics down, that'll always help you get the hang of anatomy and so on. And then you can play with things, until you start to get something that you think looks good.
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« Reply #21 on: 21 Feb 2006, 09:50 »

thanks everybody...you have become increasingly supportive of my artistic endeavors....so thanks for that...i have a sketch page of some faces two bodies that i did too small for much detail and some hands...mostly hands...well here we go

[img=http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/3075/hands9ax.th.jpg]
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« Reply #22 on: 22 Feb 2006, 10:02 »

im gonna totally post after myself...

this is a sketch of some bodies i was working on...i figured out that im drawing from some crazy perspective and thats why its so freakin hard...anyways tomorrow (for me) ill have some sketches of my gets-away-with-murder character for my comic...also i have a website up but it still needs some work...but feel free to comment about it...thanks for being supportive...

[img=http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2108/bodies4ia.th.png]
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« Reply #23 on: 23 Feb 2006, 08:16 »

well this is totally not excellent and sweet as im posting on my topic for the 3rd time in a row...well i hope someone is readin this and makin comments but somehow i doubt that...well that kinda sucks...well whatever here is my character sketch for my comic character...the one that is like an imaginary friend but less imaginary and more destructive...

[img=http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7985/charactersketch7ri.th.jpg]

please tell me what you think and which one you like best because i/and my team are currently divided...thanks
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« Reply #24 on: 24 Feb 2006, 05:05 »

that second sleeping pose looks nice :D
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« Reply #25 on: 24 Feb 2006, 11:31 »

im mighty sad...i have made 4 of the last 5 posts...the one i didnt make was one line long...please help me decide which character?! should i even bother puttin up new characters sketches if no one reads them?
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« Reply #26 on: 24 Feb 2006, 11:54 »

Of the little monster guys, I'd definitely go with the one with the eyebrows.  I think a combination of the eyebrows and the shape of the mouth can give you plenty of emotions to work with.

Are you planning on keeping it's eyes shaped just that one way, or would they open/close/partial depending on mood?
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« Reply #27 on: 24 Feb 2006, 11:55 »

also, I like it without hands... opposable thumbs are for losers
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mrtuesday42

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« Reply #28 on: 24 Feb 2006, 12:49 »

thanks gnome...im totally gonna use the boxy guy cuz hes cooler...now ive gotta actually make the comic...haha...
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« Reply #29 on: 27 Feb 2006, 12:14 »

well...this is pretty much dead...i havent scanned anything recently...no one is posting...lots of views...and im gonna try to start this comic this week...so yeah...now im whoring my comic! you should close this thread as much as it pains me...i had over 600 views! well it happens...so yeah...the comic site is http://www.standardparadox.co.nr
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« Reply #30 on: 02 Mar 2006, 13:07 »

today...is thursday for me still...i scanned a comic! but the comp at skool/emailz at skool sucks so rite now it is stuck at skool and in limbo...not cool...so if i cant get it up tonite i will get it up tomorrow nite...either way my first comic WILL be up by this weekend! yay for me...wow im a loser...happy about my first comic when ive had the webbie up for weeks...meh...emailz me or something bout the comic...when its up...

EDIT//freakin crap skool network...built and managed by half braindead monkeys i swear...well now i cant get my pic tonite...so shite...it will be up tomorrow then...sry all u guys i know were just dying to read it! (huge steaming piles of sarcasm)
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« Reply #31 on: 03 Mar 2006, 01:42 »

I'm so sorry.
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« Reply #32 on: 12 Mar 2006, 12:37 »

broke 1000 views...yay...i actually have a crap load of drawing but they need the scanning and they are just ok...ive gotten a whole lot better and i have a comic up...so yeah...hope to have one up this week...last week was busy...so yeah
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« Reply #33 on: 14 Mar 2006, 12:10 »

hey i had standardized testing today so i had some time to draw!
there are four images...front back and two close ups...the back is of wangford my only (currently) character in my comic...have fun and respond...

[img=http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/8135/rocker7kl.th.png] [img=http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5550/hands9ro.th.png] [img=http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/34/sketches22ju.th.png] [img=http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/2025/sketches14rp.th.png]
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« Reply #34 on: 14 Mar 2006, 13:45 »

Is that a lefty nintendo controller in those drawings?
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« Reply #35 on: 15 Mar 2006, 10:29 »

idk...it started as a square then became a controller then it became hands holding a controller just to see if i could...so idk maybe...u likes it?
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« Reply #36 on: 17 Mar 2006, 01:58 »

Goddamnit! When will you post another fricking comic already!
You've left us hanging on the tacos thing for weeks now!
WILL HE GET SOME GODDAMN TACOS OR NOT?!
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« Reply #37 on: 17 Mar 2006, 09:31 »

sry...i wasnt aware anyone cared...well the good news i have one for this week...i had trouble with panels one and two so i skipped around and used photoshop and some other random things...but the rest is all good and hand drawn...
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