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Thread: BB's Crit Thread - Color and Line Width

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    Your Friendly Ban Hammer-er Rio's Avatar
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    I'd love to do sprites but I haven't had any chance to make any. Maybe one day I'll do sprites. Anyways, I think A look more like Brock just because of the hair. IIRC, his hair goes up more and doesn't spread out like B. B looks like Goku's hair. Brock's hair goes up more so - A, I choose you!

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    [Long Overdue]Thanks for the imput Rio (I finished these in the time since), it's not exactly hard, it just takes a complete lack of a life.[/Long Overdue]

    Haven't drawn for a while (been busy you see) but I've got some time now (SPRING BREAK!! ) so I've been practicing "realism" because, you know, I should. If you start buy drawing comics, that leads to inaccurate anatomy. So I'm trying to avoid that.

    Following pictures are rather large, so they're spoiled for your benefit.
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    Drew some faces I found in an article of Time Magazine. Made some mistakes (and didn't finish a face >.>) but I mean, that's what practice is for, right?

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    An old man from a watch add (I think) that was on the back cover of the same Time Magazine. TOTALLY fucked up his expression. Here he looks constipated in the add he looked confident.

    Practice, practice, practice.
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    Hey man, I like how you follow the contours of your subjects and pay attention to detail. Your strokes are really short which is OK, but make sure you resist the temptation to correct yourself over them too much.

    That being said, it might benefit you to take a step back and see the big picture regarding placement in 3D and general proportions. Don't be afraid to break the lines with loose forms when you build your drawing and leave detail for last. After all, lines don't really exist in real perception since light blends everything together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_Barbarian View Post
    Following pictures are rather large, so they're spoiled for your benefit.
    SPOILER! :

    Drew some faces I found in an article of Time Magazine. Made some mistakes (and didn't finish a face >.>) but I mean, that's what practice is for, right?
    - Profile view looks lumpy, keep practicing precise strokes.
    - Frontal view is uneven, use midlines to improve symmetry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_Barbarian View Post

    SPOILER! :

    An old man from a watch add (I think) that was on the back cover of the same Time Magazine. TOTALLY fucked up his expression. Here he looks constipated in the add he looked confident.

    Practice, practice, practice.
    - Define finger joints.
    - Further define the separation of clothing from skin. With the exception of spandex, there is always some slight deviation of line where sleeves end, for instance.
    - Even when copying, keep body parts in scale to each other. The head in particular is nothing short of gargantuan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnitude-Ten View Post
    Even when copying, keep body parts in scale to each other. The head in particular is nothing short of gargantuan.
    He's just about 6 heads. I don't see what's wrong with that.

    Hamachi: I don't quite follow. What do you mean by "loose forms"?
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    can u scan the reference pics u used

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    I hesitate to say too much, as there are so many good artists on this site who do a better job than me, but here's my 10 cents of head knowledge:

    I meant that when you draw something, your first step is not to immediately limit yourself by closing in the shapes with lines. Even the best artists rarely get perception right on the first try, so explore what it looks like in 3D. Scribble lightly if you have to. Look at how you can create accurate shapes by showing lines that travel all over your subject and create an illusion of depth. Capture the energy of the drawing in a gesture; not what it looks like, but what it's doing.

    Imagine if you will, what your subject would look like totally wrapped in rubber bands. The bands would spiral around and give different impressions of volume and depth - this is cross-contour. Try to capture the essence of a pose with gesture before adding details. There's tons of stuff to look at in a study to keep you occupied for hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Cake View Post
    can u scan the reference pics u used
    Physically yes. But I'm not sure if that's legal...

    Hamachi: Ah, that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_Barbarian View Post
    He's just about 6 heads. I don't see what's wrong with that.

    Hamachi: I don't quite follow. What do you mean by "loose forms"?
    Width and height are two different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_Barbarian View Post
    Physically yes. But I'm not sure if that's legal...

    Hamachi: Ah, that makes sense.
    umm it is

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