View Full Version : Kasey's Art n' Junk n' Stuff (Sketch Dump)

10-20-2011, 05:22 PM
Been back for a while now and actually had to think on if I wanted a critique thread or not. Part of me kept saying meh, whatever and the other part kept saying that I probably need it so here we are. Besides good critique never hurt anyone and hell it's always nice to get good advice and get better :3

A little something I doodled in the GB and which I would like some more input on. I notice a few things that are off or weird looking but I would like to know what you guys think.

This was painted in. . . August? I think.

This is one of the newer things I'm working on. It's a trade for someone on another site and currently pending approval before I move on to color it. Character belongs to the client. You guys catching any blaring mistakes?

10-21-2011, 12:53 AM
Really quick sketch of Marcus just because I wanted to see how he would look in action with a scarf rather than a poncho like I've been drawing him lately. I know scarves are a bit over-done but I like what it does for his movement.


Man, I want to play with that fluffy bit on his tail so bad :'<

10-21-2011, 01:56 AM
You know what I like the most?

The faces xD.

I wouldn't change anything is most of the pics, I think most of those are fine just as they look. Some minor details you could look to see (and so to take decisions about the drawing) are (in picture 2) the contrast of light vs shade and (in the third) the wide of the arm (arm - fore arm section).

But I like your stuffs (you know it) and I like even more how have you improved in all this time.

10-21-2011, 02:13 AM
I can see that you're improving with females. They no longer appear identical to your men, which is a huge step. :)

10-21-2011, 02:36 AM
@Clock: Ah yeah I see what you mean. I tend to make my musculature a little wonky more often than not @.@ Thanks for the input! I'm glad you like my work!! <3

@Seefy: Thanks! Gah, you have no idea how glad I am to hear that :'> It's been a struggle. Thanks for commenting!

10-21-2011, 04:01 AM
Yay you're back Iv'e missed your lovely art <3

fffff I love marcus

10-23-2011, 03:07 AM
On the first pic: IT's pretty awesome, however her rear butt makes her back look twisted however, the legs are straight. and her undies seem a little off...

Pic two: Shadowing issues. If there is an explosion on the side of his right leg, then that would make a lightsource, although his right leg is darkened. and his chest looks a tad small to me.

Pic 3: you have the chest still a tad small, and he has an 8 pack, dunno if that was your intent

Pic 4: the front hoove looks a little off, then again, I actually owned a goat... hahaha.

Anyways, awesome pics

10-23-2011, 01:03 PM
@Cloudy: Thanks :3 I lurve him too xD

@Maxx: Uhg the undies are driving me crazy @.@ If you or anybody else can show me a way of making them look right I'd really appreciate it. As for the lighting, yeah you're right xD I just didn't want to drown the character in light. I'll be careful of that from now on though. I don't know why my chests look small though :/ Maybe it's just the angle?? I dunno. Aaaaaand as for the eight pack, there are eight abdominal muscles, not six, contrary to popular belief. Behold! (http://www.abs-exercise-advice.com/images/Muscle-anatomy.jpg) Thanks for the crits :3

10-24-2011, 01:11 AM
I am guessing you are female, if youcan do this position, do it and look at your undies. if not, look through google for cirque du soleil cotortionists. I've seen a bunch of em do that move... but what made me notice it at first is that it's floating. in other words it doesn't extend to the other side of the body, making it look like it doesn't fully wrap the body.

You wouldn't drown the character in light if you use a gradient of light. What I mean is that the explosion is a bright light, so let's call that a 10 on the scale. The ambient light, that seems to come from overhead might just be a 8 or a 6, thus lighting him up but not being a main source of light. That way you get more shadows.

As for the chest: either my chest is way too low (I am a guy) or something is wrong, but my chest stops between 1/2 of my bicep and 3/4.. you seem to prefer putting it at 1/4 ish... And true that there are 4 abdominal muscle groups that appear as if there were 8, however the bottom two abdominals normally end up looking like one.

10-24-2011, 03:03 AM
*Pulls down pants and looks in the mirror. Is wearing the wrong kind of panties.* D< Damn!

OH I thought you were saying that the chest area is too narrow! Silly me. Went and looked at some ref pictures of the male body and it seems to me that the bottom of the pecs line up anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 like you said. Guess it just varies from person to person. I still feel I'm in the realm of believability, but I guess dropping that plane down a little wouldn't hurt any.

11-02-2011, 02:35 PM
Double post JUST BECAUSE OKAY!!?? D8<

I finally went out and drew Super Kasey lawlz. Anyway I would like some crit on this while it's still easy for me to change things. ALSO! Would anybody else like their MT personae in this pic with me? If so, post a ref for me! :3 Oh and that is SO a goddamn Pikachu in my sketchbook.


11-02-2011, 03:00 PM
I'm not very good with suggestions, but you've been nice enough to help me out, so there's only two things I'll say (which aren't gonna be helpful, because this is a sketch, not the finished product.)

I personally love whole thing: she's proportioned well, has unique clothing, and has personality in her expression. One thing I might be careful of when finishing up is the sketch book. It's a little tough to tell where the top spine is going to end up (the far "right" to us.) I love the pikachu.

The middle finger on her right hand (our left) is just a little thick looking, but I'm sure you'll fix that up when you get the actual outlines in. You do hands beautifully!

Only other thing isn't really a mistake, just a personal preference. I don't like to see characters cut off at that point in the legs. Usually, I either like the whole character, or it cropped a little higher (maybe high enough to still the book?) I dunno, just anytime I cropped like that, it was because I ran out of paper. It looks good in your drawing, but if feels a little incomplete. I'd like to see if you're (I'm assuming that's you? SuperKasey!) wearing super hero boots ;)

Take it or leave it: like I said, I'm not very good with critiques. But it looks pretty fantastic to me! :3

Oh, and I can't count, it's three things (I'm like the Monty Python Spanish Inquisition---shouldn't have watched that last night.)

11-02-2011, 03:29 PM
Amazing picture, kasey :0

ALSO! Would anybody else like their MT personae in this pic with me? If so, post a ref for me! :3

YES, draw baghead kid tagging along. :D
Clicky-Clicky (http://joshbygosh.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d46t09c)

11-02-2011, 03:31 PM
to much cloth.

11-02-2011, 03:43 PM
*smacks Clock* Jk, jk :'D I love you.

@BD: You know what, you're right. I might as well go ahead and draw the whole body especially because (you were right again) she wears these super awesome, bright red, knee high stiletto boots :cat_nosebleed: TBH I'm not sure what you mean about the sketchbook OTL If you could help me out that'd be great. However just you mentioning it I realized that when you hold them that way sketchbooks tend to bend, so I'll be going back in there and bending it away from the viewer a little to add some depth. Thanks so much for the input! And yeah my hands suck balls when in sketch form :'D I just clean them up when I start the line art.

@Joosh: You got it! :D

11-02-2011, 03:46 PM
why so violent?! D=

Have you tried to make a super hero costume? (I have tried, and I find it so hard to make something that doesn't look like a latex custom but neither over complex like thousand of Kevlar jackets).

Also, draw me (if you can).

11-02-2011, 04:04 PM
This looks superb, I love the detail on the facial features. (I'm not a big fan of the single line manga noses.) The only thing I'd like to point out that unless she's in the process of flicking the pencil she's holding around her finger it's not actually possible for someone to hold a pencil firmly that way. I tried myself.


11-02-2011, 04:18 PM
ALSO! Would anybody else like their MT personae in this pic with me?
HELL YES!!!! But since i don't have any uber cool super-hero personality's (yet) would you be kind enough to tell me do i have a day or two to come up with one?

Edit: Well here is what i could thought up for about two hours
still don't look like a super-hero.......

11-02-2011, 10:13 PM
Can I join to your league of the super cosplayed draws?


11-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Other than what Blue Dragon mentioned, I also noticed that the neck spine doesn't quite look like it would connect to the back spine (that is, the cervical and thoracic vertebrae don't line up in a proper S-curve). Other than that, I really like the forms you have. It looks so natural. And the red boots sound really awesome; I want to see them! :D

11-03-2011, 02:16 PM
ok so unfortunately, I won`t read the other`s comments, as I am nervous that I would lose my train of thought.

Anyways, I love the idea of your scarf rather than a cape.... makes you look unique and awesome. However your emblem looks a little pulled to the right. Also it would be cool if your pen was also a magic wand.... with effects.....

other than that, I would add a SK on your belt and hang it off your hip....

By the way, what`s in your utility belt?

oh and you`re inbox is full

11-03-2011, 06:20 PM
Yeah Kasey I couldn't send you my anonymous love letter clear out your inbox jeez

Er, all I can really say about your stuff is sugoi da~

11-27-2011, 12:17 PM

you draw some REALLY good poses, there all nice, and different, i usually just draw the same poses every time, but whateva, and I too am wondering whats in the utility belt. RAWR!

11-28-2011, 02:46 PM
it's really delightful to look at your art !
expressions,anatomy, dynamism ! all great, wanna see more !

01-01-2012, 03:40 PM
You guys really don't want to know what's in my utility belt @.@ Thanks for all the comments :3

Nothing special here. Just getting back into the swing of things and sketching about. Drew Cheetara on the GB a few days ago and then did some sketches to get used to a couple characters that will be showing up early on in my comic.


01-01-2012, 07:13 PM
Cheetara's really nice though, you did an awesome job on that. I really like the arms.

The pose with the character gripping his head in the second picture, his face looks really flat to me. Maybe thats not the issue, but it does look a bit odd.

For the doctor picture/surgury thing, I think his waist isnt very proportionate to his really buff and wide shoulders.. But idunno. Some men are like an upside down triangle. Maybe its his stomache thats too thin? Heh. -shrugs-

Aren't I helpful? I think my crits would be better if I did redlines, but alas i am no where near my Tablet :/

01-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Yeah that one's my fave too

01-02-2012, 02:01 AM
To help out what Josh was saying, the problem with the guy in the second picture where he's holding his head is that his head isn't centered on the body. It's to close to the shoulder closest to us.

The guy in the last one's torso tapers in to late and it ended up looking like a skinny guy's 3/4 view torso towards the end.

I love your art though. I would totally read any comic made by you.

02-08-2012, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the critiques guys :3 I took them to heart and started working harder on making my poses and faces more fluid and proportionate.

Aaaaaand, here's a sketch dump or two.


Edit: I remembered that I drew this a little while ago when I saw it in my gallery and I think I'd like some crit on this too.

02-08-2012, 12:20 PM
My favorite person is back!!!!!!! Wheeee!!!

Ahem, anyways, wow you've gotten even better, the anatomy is insanely good, and the poses are wicked awesome. I loooove the sexy ass Cheetarah you drew, amazing work.

02-08-2012, 03:45 PM
Kasey, is there anyway I can make these images bigger? I really want to read what you wrote, but it's too small D: I don't know if they're notes on what you think you did wrong, or what. @_@

02-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Your poses and anatomy just... amaze me.

02-08-2012, 05:24 PM
@Liebe: Tch, what do you mean I'M back. YOU'RE the one that hasn't shown his face in months xD

@Jai: Honestly most of what I write around sketches is mindless dribble, funny anecdotes, plot devices and ideas on how to bend the laws of thermodynamics to my will. The only things I wrote on here that were actually self critique was that a charrie based off my sister didn't look like her so to make the face rounder and give her more bangs. Regardless I think I'll still go resize these o3o Sorry 'bout that. EDIT: Resized them, but it doesn't change the fact that my handwriting is just illegible to begin with.

@Gunz: Oh gorsh :cat_shy:

02-08-2012, 10:24 PM
I really really like the way you draw hair. It feels so...real!

02-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Empty your mailbox, Kasey.

02-11-2012, 07:52 AM
The anatomy is great. Love the bar sketch you did as well.

Only "problem" is that your heads are a bit out of proportions height wise. The top of the skull is cut off. Ofcourse, it could be your style

02-13-2012, 08:32 PM
Haha. Thanks for making them bigger. I really enjoyed those comments.