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Old 07-30-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
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Some real-life objects. Hatching practices. I don't have a scanner so i used my camera.





A branch, using modified contour drawing. Damn the leaves.


A silly pic i drew yesterday

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Old 07-30-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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a nice set of drawings, do you go to art college/school becuase the pictures you've got are pretty much the sort of stuff a teacher sets. I like the branch best lol.

What you need is a scanner! But keep practising and keep posting!
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:50 PM   #3
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Just finished

Not very perfect
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:14 AM   #4
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If you do that much hatching it just looks poorly shaded. Don't put quite so many lines in there when hatching, you wanna keep them clean and straight too.

Nice Leaves.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:19 AM   #5
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If you do that much hatching it just looks poorly shaded. Don't put quite so many lines in there when hatching, you wanna keep them clean and straight too.
So can u explain it in more detail. I really don't get it, sorry. How can i imrove my pics ?
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:23 AM   #6
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say these are your lines:

//////

Use

/ / / /

instead.

You want the viewer to know it's hatching and not rough shading.

Also, instead of adding more lines in the same direction when it gets darker add more intersecting lines.

I hope that made sense.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:25 AM   #7
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that's mean use fewer line right ?
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:48 AM   #8
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I think your hatching technique is ok, but it would help more for organic pictures to follow the form with your hatching. Especially for the skull pictures, go either across the form of along it. Not saying only use to directions, but it can help if you keep these in mind. This is what I mean:

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especially in the areas of the shadow shapes, I tried to follow the structure of the face and the planes, to give an illusion of three dimensionality.

That isn't a great picture, btw, but it roughly shows you what I mean.

Also, pay attention to the structure to whatever it is you're drawing, a great excersize is to draw your subjects by planes rather than countours and shading, it really trains your eye.

An example:

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Old 08-04-2007, 01:53 AM   #9
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Well, thanks jigokuen, i find it challenged to draw everything in planes, but that's very helpful. And the david is great.
This took me the whole morning. I haven't use brushes for a long time. Not finished of course. The design i copied from my friend.

I'll post the finished one soon !
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:42 AM   #10
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Just finished. Man, it took me 10 hours to do this. I did it by hand.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:06 AM   #11
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Finally, i got 2 more pics
here a snowy owl, a beautiful creature ruined by my pencil

Will that be considered as a self-portrait.

A Leviathan from FF8, i working on seadragon.

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Old 08-17-2007, 03:45 AM   #12
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wow, that owl is great man, very good. I think that's your best pic yet.
The objects in post #1 seem good too. Keep it up man, and draw some more Do you draw humans aswell? nice variety untill now, but no humanz? Not saying you have to, but I'd like to see them.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:38 AM   #13
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wow, that owl is great man, very good. I think that's your best pic yet.
The objects in post #1 seem good too. Keep it up man, and draw some more Do you draw humans aswell? nice variety untill now, but no humanz? Not saying you have to, but I'd like to see them.
Thanks, i am glad you like that. And i do draw human. I did post them on Pk but on another forums. I am not very good at anatomy so i am still working on them. Recently I haven't drawn any humans yet. But i hope i will draw some soon.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:57 AM   #14
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WOW amazing stuff! I LOVE the owl... its beautiful!
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:11 AM   #15
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Thanks Vernhal, I'm glad you like it.

Some more

And this is the result of above stuff

Armory Leviathan, weird isn't it ?

Another dragon, eyeless one

Believe me or not this is the reference i used for the picture above
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Just done

I guess I should do some more clothes fold study
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cool stuff! I love the seafood dragon hehe! cool idea using the... crayfish? as inspiration for a dragon. I like the other dragon stuff to.

Im not too fond of the guy at the bottom. you already pointed th clothing folds out. Your right those could use some work. I think you should work on hair and face shapes.

Overall I I am just not fond of the way you stylize in the anime style. I think you are much better at stylizing realistically which is awesome. Maybe try drawing some faces realistically from reference and then try again?
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Thanks Vernhal. Those ideas about dragon just popped out if my head suddenly, especially the crayfish.
And thanks for the advice, too. I think I should work more on anatomy and faces, too
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:53 AM   #18
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My friend asked me to draw her and here it is.

I think there's something wrong with that but I'm not so sure !

I got a bit problem in the relationship between neck and head so I drew some head and neck study. Also I want to practice to draw the head in different poses

C&C are welcome !
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I absolutely love that lively realistic style you have. The plant and owl are my favorites.
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thanks, man.
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