Edit: Uh, the pictures contained in the spoiler are huge. Just a heads up. Sorry about that!
Hey all, long time lurker, first time posting anything of my own. I want to start by saying I've only been drawing for about a month. I've never really drawn before last month, except for some doodles when I was a kid, and a shark wearing a fez riding a dinosaur on roller skates to impress a girl. I'm not expecting to start off being very good, I accept that. Having lurked here a while I took the more general advice, starting off learning the basics of drawing and then jumped right into anatomy. I've been using this
anatomy book for artists, and this
one. While I think I've gotten better, something is still really messed up with my proportions. I've tried everything to nail it down, and can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong here. So, with that being said, here are some examples...
As you can see, they all share some similar characteristics. They look like they've been on the rack for three days. The books I'm using said the average person is 7.5 heads tall, with the pelvis appearing halfway up the body. Am I making the pelvis too tall, short, or too angled? The head ends up looking small, the torso looks long, and the arms and legs tend to go whichever way the wind is blowing that day. Now, on to my NEXT issue...
for some reason, I can't seem to get my eyes to be the same size. Or even almost the same size. Everyone I make looks in some ways like Mad-Eye Moody. Are there any tips or tricks for this? It's starting to frustrate me.
And finally, here's just some random stuff I think came out okay. But please critique away. I'm not trying to start a web comic, or develop video games... I just want to be better at this, because I'm enjoying the hell out of it.
When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'