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Unprepared - WIP (NSF56K)

MKRMKR Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Artist's Corner
NSF56K because there will be a lot of images.

This is my first attempt at both starting with a vanishing point and sticking to it (turns out that's a good thing to do). I decided to bring it here early for maximum learning potential.

This is meant to depict a coastal town on the verge of being obliterated by a post-impact tidal wave.

Two things:
1: The circle at the top is a placeholder for the comet
2: Eventually that protrusion on the top left building (nearest to the coast) will be on all the buildings. Any advice/tutorials on drawing and detailing buildings would be good.

unprepared.jpg

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I've been busy studying for a four chapter test, so I haven't had time to work on this.

    Should I take the lack of replies to mean there are no glaring flaws in it? :P

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    HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    For now it's just a bit too generic to really say much about. Once you've done a little more I'm sure you'll get some replies.

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    lilchingch0nglilchingch0ng Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    nice boxes?

    www.fengzhudesign.com

    there are some good tutorials.

    detail it out plz, you drew boxes in perspective, not much to crit there.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    nice boxes?

    www.fengzhudesign.com

    there are some good tutorials.

    detail it out plz, you drew boxes in perspective, not much to crit there.

    The gallery and tutorials there will be handy. Thanks. :)

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    MindsackMindsack Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Make sure your vertical lines are parallel, they are for the most part kind of wonky, the best example being the buildings on the right.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I drew all this before I saw your post. :(

    unprepared-wip2.jpg

    I'm considering starting it over anyway. The perspective I picked is a little dull.

    Also, should I draw shattering windows and such for people not familiar with the forces involved in a comet impact? I mean I know a comet can clear the distance between the moon and the earth in 5 hours, and that windows wouldn't have time to shatter before the blast wave hit, but would that be too jarring for the casual observer?

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    wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Have you done any research? Reference pictures, thumbnails, and the like?

    You aren't going to be able to draw a cityscape straight from your head. It just isn't done.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Have you done any research? Reference pictures, thumbnails, and the like?

    You aren't going to be able to draw a cityscape straight from your head. It just isn't done.

    This has become apparent to me. :D

    I'll go study some references and such, then come back to this drawing and say "What the hell?".

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Go look at Imperial Boy's stuff for reference. Unless, of course, you don't want any futuristic elements.

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    galengalen Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Also, 1 point perspective is rare and often looks pretty terrible. The only time I ever used 1 point perspective even halfway believably was for a top-down illustration of a city.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Tam wrote: »
    Go look at Imperial Boy's stuff for reference. Unless, of course, you don't want any futuristic elements.

    Eventually I do plan to draw futuristic cityscapes and such. I'm operating under the assumption that like most things in art, it's best to know how to draw realistic stuff before trying to base anything on it, like getting good at drawing from life before trying to do manga style. :P

    @galen: I still haven't tried any other types of perspective. I'll take a look at some tutorials on others.

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