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Some of My Sketches/Doodles (Image heavy)

OpunayaOpunaya Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Artist's Corner
After looking at everyone else's artwork, I'm kind of intimidated to try and post my own...but, I figured since I'm trying to get into an art school, I need to start dealing with others who have vastly superior abilities. Also, I don't have anything like a waicom tablet or PhotoShop to clean these up with at the moment. Any helpful crits would be appreciated.






^ A friend asked me to try to draw her some sketches in Johnen Vasquez's (sp?) style. If you've read Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, then you'll recognize the two other parody characters there. One if suppose to be me as one of the Psychodoughboys and the other is the girl's pet ferret's head, as if it was Nailbunny.

I'll post more later, if you'd like. Thanks.

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  • MustangMustang Arbiter of Unpopular Opinions Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've got one word for you: anatomy <- it's your next step on the road to awesomness.

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  • DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
    Even before anatomy, what's really missing from any of these is form. None of these characters feel like they're built up out of 3-D forms. Even if you don't sketch them lightly (and you should, at least at first) you should always be visualizing those forms as you draw.

    Try picking up a pencil with a harder lead if you're worried about erasing. You can sketch those forms and rough things in with the harder pencil and then go back over with a softer lead and tighten things up.

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  • OpunayaOpunaya Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, I've never been formally taught or anything, so most of this is just guesswork for me.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    again with the assuming you have to be formally taught to be able to figure this stuff out

    there should seriously be a sticky listing the fact that over half the people in this forum are not formally taught or were not given formal training until very recently.

    it's not an excuse
    I've made my living in art without attending a single art class
    unless you count copying paintings of picasso in grade 12 "art" (if you could call it that) from a teacher who i don't think even knew what a paintbrush was.
    i did bloody sciences in university

    the concepts are all very easily figured out if you want to take the time to learn them
    making excuses for yourself is just plain silly.

    check out the loomis series of books listed in the question/discussion/tutorials thread.

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