View Full Version : My baby steps

05-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Ok, so I've started drawing few days ago and I suck.

But I want to improve, so any good critique is welcome...

And sorry for uploading this crap here :D

Here's my first art, Motoko from GITS...I know eyes are screwed up, anything else?

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2200/60174361.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/228/60174361.jpg/)

I hope your comments will motivate me to further work :D


Ok, here's my first attempt to drawing upper body...It took me hours to get proportions moderately right...face is a little bit weird, any ideas what parts are wrong?
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8843/43780855.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/43780855.jpg/)

05-11-2011, 09:55 PM
I find it easier to imagine things in 3d then flatten them down to 2d
it is much easier than going the other way around.
the perspective of things must be considered. things in the back are smaller than things in front.
this skewed-ness should be proportional though.
the question you should ask yourself is "if this was in a 3d world would it be possible for this to be a person"
generally speaking anime( besides the face) can function in the 3d world as well as the 2d world ( if drawn correctly)

ask yourself things like "does the hair look like it wraps around their head?"
are the shoulders aligned correctly?
how does the skeleton affect the person.
does the person look solid?
can a person bend this way?
do clothes fold this way?
and so on.

05-12-2011, 01:11 AM
For someone who just started, you're doing fine. As far as improvement goes, just do whatever feels natural. Like me, for example, I only like drawing heads. I am AWESOME at that. But I suck at sketching out the body. So, you know, I take things into moderation and try my best. And I've improved. The main thing is to not worry so much about improvement. It'll come naturally. Just have some fun.

05-12-2011, 03:14 AM
Try not to draw the lines that form the shape but try to the shape in 3D. That sounds confusing I bet but I dno how else to explain.

Otherwise the head could be a little smaller. Id recomend a little gesture drawing aswel. Posemaniacs is good. But dont just draw human figures endlessly from there, instead as your doing it try to identify patterns, things similar to the previous drawing that can help you draw the figure generally. Once you have those its much easier to get the figure laid in.

05-12-2011, 10:09 PM
nice but might need to give boobs alert in thread title (also would get u more viewers)