Shocking Instances of Tribal Nudity! (NSFW, 56k)

mudkachumudkachu Registered User
edited August 2008 in Artist's Corner
I've been lurking here for a long time waiting until I have a decent number of things to show. Aside from middling community college classes I taught myself from looking at other people's art and internet tutorials. I got accepted to a neat school though, but that doesn't start until October, but I have some part time classes there to tide me over.

I don't have much artist friends irl you see, so critiques and honest comments are hard to come by. I like this forum for its honesty, the DIY vibe, and the fact that its not an imageboard. I'd appreciate your thoughts, particularly the harsh ones.

One thing though: I have no camera. I wanted to show you guys my life drawings because I'm having a fiendish time with them. My teachers like how careful I am, but they admonish my lack of control over value and my hesitancy when it comes to darkening the darks. But that's whats schools for. Any advice on this would be appreciated : 0

I'll start with sketches from my sketchbook, these are from imagination:

A man with bone hat and two monkey people.
Man-With-Cow-Hat-and-Two-Monkeys.jpg

A woman with something I like to call, a carapace headdress. Drawn yesterday.
Women-With-Carapace-Hat.jpg

A priestess, I like to make my religious figures slightly sinister. Also drawn yesterday. Since I'm going to paint this, I'd especially like critiques on this one.
Bone-Priestess.jpg

These are from my moleskin, or what I'd like to call my "observation journal". From Life:
Moleskin-1.jpg
Moleskin-2.jpg

These are Oekakis. You may have seen these before. From imagination and if not, from reference:

Boy Smash! (thats his name)
BoySmash.png

Snail Procession
snails.png

Apparently a water beetle. An Indian dish when fried. Reference:
Bug.jpg

A speedpaint in photoshop
Ship-speedpaint-finish-path-1.jpg

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    mudkachu wrote: »
    A priestess, I like to make my religious figures slightly sinister. Also drawn yesterday. Since I'm going to paint this, I'd especially like critiques on this one.
    Bone-Priestess.jpg

    I like the design on the clothing, but the anatomy around the waist down is a little wonky. She's at least a full head too short. Your lines on the skirt thing covering the legs are very loose so it's pretty hard to see where the right extremity of the contour is, but from what i can make out it looks like her hips are way too narrow, and her footing could stand to be spaced out in a wider stance. Her nose also seems a mite big, but that's really a matter of design taste.

    I like your moleskine sketches, keep up that sort of work.

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  • mudkachumudkachu Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Scosglen wrote: »
    I like the design on the clothing, but the anatomy around the waist down is a little wonky. She's at least a full head too short. Your lines on the skirt thing covering the legs are very loose so it's pretty hard to see where the right extremity of the contour is, but from what i can make out it looks like her hips are way too narrow, and her footing could stand to be spaced out in a wider stance. Her nose also seems a mite big, but that's really a matter of design taste.

    Bone-Priestess-redlined-1.jpg

    Proportion usually doesn't escape me. But this one slipped through the cracks. Tinsy question: is the redlined height like 6.0+ft? What would it be if I wanted it somewhere 5.5? You're right about the stance and the feet, and I'll clarify the dress.

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The redline looks much better.

    Your redraw is 8 heads tall, which is standard for classical "ideal" body proportion. For a woman that would be maybe 5'6"-5'8" or so. If you wanted her to be more average sized shoot for around 7 and 1/2 heads.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The neck is set back wayyy too far for the chest. It's like he could eat dinner off the ledge under his chin.

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