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Sero
02-26-2012, 05:24 PM
Alright. So recently I've been looking through my binder of drawings and noticed most of them looked odd. I want to know what I should work on. Here are two I was able to upload. I'll add more when I have time.
http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Sero/photo/view/scan0006-jpg-5/
http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Sero/photo/view/scan0005-jpg-4/
Thanks!

apples13
02-26-2012, 06:11 PM
alright so I see you have an idea of what you want to draw, but what you need to work on is making it have some dimension. everything is way too flat. once you make things seem like it has dimension you can concentrate on anatomy and the less fun parts of drawing. take it slow and do what you want to do.

Rubisko
02-26-2012, 07:01 PM
I second what Apples said, and I also take this opportunity to share Andrew Loomis. His book "Fun with a Pencil" is probably the best way there is to begin to understand shapes. You can find it here, for free I might add:

http://www.ryman.org/currentstudents/pdfdocs/Loomis.Funwithapencil.pdf

Sero
02-26-2012, 10:31 PM
I didn't realize that. I'll take a look at the book. Thanks!

trilokcool3
02-26-2012, 11:24 PM
hey you are learning, nice.
I know what your mind upto, but your hands are not trained enough . I recommend you practice fanarts . Use reference picture to practice. This will help
1. Proportions
2. Positioning
3. Anatomy .
Hang out here keep posting and soon you gonna be good.

spidergoth
02-27-2012, 06:02 AM
Agree with mostly what everyone says work on basic anatomy, your female character lacks curves and even a man will have curves- not as dynamic but no one is blocky. Copy manga pages, screenshots, heck even try portraits of people. It's all about practice. Also try practicing shading, when you color you try to use on one color and that makes it appear even more flat. Colored pencils are all about blending.

Shadowsfade
02-27-2012, 12:48 PM
Pretty much what everyone else has already said about doing fanart/copying pics for starters. Copying when you're just starting really helps you begin to understand the basics of where body parts go and their proportions, and once you have a basic feel, moving on to following step by step tutorials to drawing pictures helps you get to the next level to be able to start doing pics yourself using references for poses :)

For a little bit of more specific crit on the pics you drew: in both poses really, the arms are down by their sides, but you've drawn a gap between the torso and the arms - when people's arms are by their side resting, it touches them, atleast for the top half of the arm. Also, both shoulders you've done at pretty much right angles, and people's shoulders slope a bit more than that. Good work so far! :) nice creativity in character designs

Sero
03-12-2012, 12:47 AM
I was busy recently so I haven posted for a few weeks. But I have a few new drawings I'd like you all to critique.

-First is a drawing of Hideyoshi Kinoshita from Baka and Test:

http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Sero/photo/view/scan0008-jpg-4/
-Next is just a head:

http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Sero/photo/view/scan0010-4/
-The last one is a guy with dragon wings:

http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Sero/photo/view/scan0007-jpg-7/
He's supposed to be a little wider but I had to resize the pic before I uploaded it.

Axumite
03-19-2012, 05:24 PM
Im in college and im taking drawing 1. One thing I think would recommend is to draw from life it has seriously helped me improve. Value will also create depth in your drawings by making it more 3-dimensional. Try to practice on one drawing from life about 3 times a week for about 1-2 hrs take your time and dont rush. If you dont finish in the 1-2 hrs of drawing dont worry about it, its ok not to finish. The main objective is to practice drawing from life and study the subject carefully. Do this while also using any reference from your favorite manga and practice drawing from it for about an hour. Dont discriminate if it looks too hard its ok if its ugly as long as your continue to practice you will get much better.