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07-05-2011, 11:41 PM
Hey, since I decided to start drawing with my tablet I figured I should start uploading, so here you go. I'll be posting regularly I guess... Forgive me for my horrible outfits though. I can't make good ones; I can only ref them D:

Here is a random pic I just drew, CnC except for the wings because they were sloppily made and weren't made to look realistic.

EDIT: Picture won't show up so here is a link. : http://imageshack.us/f/813/firstsaipicunshaded.jpg/

EDIT EDIT: I forgot to mention this is my second digital drawing ever. So go easy. XD

07-06-2011, 12:00 AM
hey Oz,
pretty cutee brrooo,
juuust some minor input, probably obvious to me because our styles
are dissimilar >^< ; so it could just be me.
If her boobs are THAT big then her waist is much too small,
the poor girl probably has spinal pains due to the weight of
her chest :c
Especially since that skirt adds so much volume to her hips...
so it make her waist look /especially/ teeny.
the flow of her clothes (it seems the wind is quite strong ;o)
should be going in the same direction as her scarf, unless the fabric
of her clothes are really tough like heavy wool. Again, it may be a style thing,
but o: I'm just suggesting that you distribute the motion equally >^< ;
if the wind is blowing her tie to the side, then her hair, and clothes should also show
a bit of movement towards the that direction.

<^< anywaaay, her wings are cute :3

07-06-2011, 12:26 AM
Lolol Omg I laughed like crazy when I read that.

Yeah I kinda noticed the crazy big boob thing, I might change that; I also knew about the wind direction thing... TBH I spent a crapload of time on that drawing weighing the lines that it just made it so I didn't want to fix the obvious mistakes. Maybe I'll do it later and colour it.

Thanks a lot though, I could tell you were trying to be as nice as possible and that made me happy. <:

07-06-2011, 05:40 PM
i don't really know what to crit...
it's actually a good drawing in it's very own style..
if you really want moe style type of drawing like hatsune miku or something then you should use a different guide lines for the head...

07-06-2011, 06:25 PM
Indeed, I'm also not that good at criticizing people, but ehm it's already mentioned but her boobs are way to big compared t her waist, and you should also consider using different guide lines. Not only to head but to the entire body, also she's very cute :3 bro

07-06-2011, 11:12 PM
here you go...
in moe style the whole head is usually(but not always) just half of the whole head.. and circle here is used differently..
anyway your way is correct as well in some other peoples point of view... cause there are other moe now (i don't see them that cute though if not used this type of guide lines)

just go with what you want i just told you my current style now

07-10-2011, 03:38 AM
Look! Another new picture. No refs used, 'cept my hand. It was a pain to do but it turned out so/so. I think I like this one better... I might colour it.


The leg looks odd to me for some reason. Is it just me?

Also, new fav song to listen to while drawing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qZfEC4Zigs

Touhou FTW.

07-12-2011, 06:35 AM
the first critique i like to give you is you should post the image here... lol
let's not crit about anatomy first... i'm sure there are a lot of people here that can point that out... and yes your right about the leg..

do you know about hair whorl? (i don't know if that's what it's actual call i just goggled it)
it's the center direction of the hair and all of the hair lines should be coming from there.. including the bangs..
it's almost the same as perspective using orthogonal and vanishing points..
although in this case the vanishing point is the hair whorl.. and all orthogonal are bent and curvy..
and it just depends on the hair style you do or how you do it...

other than that.. i really like it.. it's really good for someone who didn't use any reference

07-17-2011, 06:28 PM
You're doing the same thing I did for a few years in not using references. While it's hypocritical to say his, I suggest using references either from pictures or real life. A friend once told me that I'd never get the correct lines by guessing. Practice is infinitely important, but only perfect practice produces perfect results.

Also, Touhou is amazing and Suika is cute.

07-18-2011, 05:51 AM
i think what oz is doing and not using reference is good imo. here on the critique corner atleast
if you want to have good critique to come to you then you should put everything in your drawing with all you got in just your own hands. then people could tell what exactly is wrong.

i'm not saying it's bad to use reference.. i'm just saying that it's good to do this kind of thing, here in the critique corner.
in my opinion atleast.

07-18-2011, 10:24 AM
It's important to practice using references. Otherwise you will be teaching yourself bad habits and inaccurate anatomy. It will be much more difficult to relearn how to draw things correctly. That being said, it's also important to take what you have learned from your practice and put it to use. It's good to try to draw things from imagination, then you can figure out how well you're grasping what you've been practicing.

07-18-2011, 03:43 PM
the last pic is nice but the anatomy is off. shes quite short so im assuming shes a young teen which means she developed early because her boobs seem to big for her age group. The hair is sticking out the side/top of her head weirdly and the way she holds that sword and what im assuming is an overlap of her hair on the sword shes going to cut half of her hair off. Hair gets in the way when you move around (i have long hair so trust me)and with a sword that is bent like that it would be even more at risk of getting in the way. i wouldnt complain if she did have a ponytail or braid on the opposite side of her head to keep it away from the sword. the bow feels like it was put there to cover up how her hair is tied into the ponytail (google image ponytails and you will see its quite simple actually). I cant tell if thats just a couple random lines or if that is a knot on her lower left hip opposite the slit. if it is a knot what is it holding together? its way to thin to hole her skirt up and on the wrong side im fairly sure. if not then never mind.

and its allways good to use ref. No matter what you are doing (unless its just from your head and nothing you are drawing is a real thing that you can look up ref for. but even then it helps) its just helpful and brings a believability factor to it all. this picture http://www.gamingangels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/bioshock2vasquez.jpg was done by Jhonen Vasquez who is a professional artist and he himself said that he needed reffrence for it. So this shows that you dont have to copy exactly what is there but you can use it to place things in a more realistic manner with reffrence.

09-08-2011, 09:38 AM
Even with the perspective, the hand is too big compared to the body. Also you should do something about the yes, like color them or something!