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Actually I don't use anything special since I'm a broke college student and amateur when it comes to drawing so their the cheapest ones I could find- crazyart colored pencils. I know people like to praise brands like prismacolor but I suppose if you don't know how to use the pencils then it wouldn't matter either way. It's just my technique I guess, this is just fast coloring so I use two colors for the skin, two for the eyes, and three for the hair if I wanted to make it look really nice I use 3 colors for skin, 3 for the eyes, and five or more for the hair.
For me I just start of with a soft light color as the tend to go down on the paper smoothly and apply a darker color on top smoothly for the hair after I put the lightest color down I just do fast strokes on top so it looks like strands of hair. I guess I just follow the rules for colored pencils: light to dark, not too much pressure and patience.
Though I've only good at colored pencils -_- I've practice water colors and only I can only do landscape but can't paint people very good. Also tried digital coloring and bad...
Do you have a critque about the proportions of the face though? or the chibis?
Last edited by spidergoth; 12-12-2011 at 05:14 PM.
Nice! They look really great. :3
The face just looks a bit round. The chibi is alright.
ok long reply time:
So let's go one at a time:
in the first page, I can see a lot of improvement however I can only find a couple of major problems. First, there should be shoulders in the pics as a neck isn't that long.
As you can see, a person is 7 1/2 to 8 heads tall (I believe this is for a man and a woman is normally 7 heads tall) and two heads wide (flip the head sideways for that part). I know you want to start out small, but it's good to know when drawing busts, since you can measure how long the neck and shoulders will be.
The second thing I would like to mention is that you have a decent jaw on the profile view, however males tend to have straighter jaws than angled ones. But what I wanted to point out was that your 3/4 view of the guy is lacking that jaw angle. The jaw line is riding into his ear. That's no good and I am sure you will know how to fix it.
The second pic only has one real problem with it. That problem is in the jaw of the profile view of the girl.
As you can see, the profile view's face is a basic ( shape as opposed to a straight line. Following that curve, you will pull the jaw back a bit. This will solve that problem.
As for picture three, I've already pinpointed those problems in the past comments.
Now for page 4. The only thing I will comment on this picture is your 3/4 view of the girl with her head tilted. When your head tilts that much, your hair follows, so it won't tilt back with the neck here, but fall straight down.
Ok, now that I'm done being harsh with your pages, allow me to share the few basic rules when it comes to chibis.
1. A chibi is only 2-3 heads tall
2. A chibi's arms cannot go over their head
3. A chbi's arm will be one cuve without any angles [no v arms, rather ( shape arms]
4. A chibi's clothing is simple, not too detailed. This is to keep your chibi cute and clean, rather than busy
All of these rules you applied to your chibis. So KOODOS!!!!
If you want to learn more about chibis, here is Rio's tutorial on the subject.
Again, you have improved a lot on your art and it looks like you will be a pro in no time fast
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I kind of hate anatomy a lot. drawing her took forever because I had to keep making her smaller everyone kept saying she looked fat... I wanted her to be curvy but not fat so I don't even know what to say the only thing i really like is I successfully colored her eyes hazel.
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^ You should be drawing her how YOU want not how others want...if you want her to be curvy then damn well keep to that and do it, there are ways to make a girl look curvy without making her appearing chubby. If you want to shoot me a pm sometime and ill help you on the group board to draw some curvy girls :3
Last edited by Cloudy; 12-16-2011 at 02:48 AM.
Cloudy-Chan is right. Just look at Bleach, Pokemon, and anything from Studio Ghibli (hope I spelled that right) All three character designs were made from 3 different yet as accomplished manga/anime artists that push for a look to be so. However, dispite that they are all under the same catagory of art, they all look different. Be proud that your art is one of a lead animator and not only as a beginner animator (the guy who spends his day redrawing everyone else's work)
And if you ask me, she doesn't look fat at all..
Last edited by Maxx_Wellington; 12-16-2011 at 02:56 AM.
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Well I'm definetely trying to make her that way ^^; though I really don't want her to look chubby at the same time I don't want her to look ridiculous with a way too small of a waist.
Originally Posted by Cloudy-Chan
But yeah I would really appreciate the help, though I can't really work on the group board, I don't know how to draw on my laptop (I have no tablet) I really liked the curvy women you drew and posted in your critque thread.
Well then I'm happy that my style is different I'm just upset over this picture because I couldn't get her body to look the way I pictured it. And well now I guess she doesn't look big because like I said I had to down size her in particular at the hips and thighs.
Originally Posted by Maxx_Wellington
But like I said I don't really want a generic anime/manga style my fav. manga artists, stylistically speaking, are Tite Kubo (who you mentioned ^_^) and Tomoko Hayakawa and both have unique styles.
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My opinion.. alot of it is about the pose. Curvy girls have thin waists and wide hips, so you want a pose that excentuates that. I'd show you what I mean but I'm away from my Dorms for christmas and left my tablet there.. Anyway getting some dynamic motion in the hips is key.
If the right shoulder is angled down, you want the right side of the hips angled up, to create some dynamism.
Curvy girls can look more appealing with their legs tappering inward, to reduce the gap in between the legs where their crotch is.