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Offline Baako

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Looking away?
« on: July 26, 2008, 04:42:13 pm »
Ok, so I have sketched plenty of things from the front... but now I'm rather stuck, I started a sketch of a lizard girl, and for a challenge draw the body facing away, it all went well until it came to drawing the head, I would have to draw it looking slightly away or fully away, this is a completely alien pose to me and I am having much difficulty with it.

So my question is, are there any sites which offer a good tutorial on drawing the backs of furry heads? or whether any artists here can give me a few pointers?

PS. sorry for the amount of help I have been asking for, I have only been sketching for a week or so and I still get stuck on many things :-[


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Re: Looking away?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008, 11:58:33 pm »
Instead of relying on tutorials, I suggest looking up pictures of real, live lizards and drawing what you see.  :) Or you can look at the back of human heads, depending on what kind of look you're going for.

http://mimose-stock.deviantart.com/art/lizard-90560041
http://jadejaguarstock.deviantart.com/art/Lizard-2-91626985

Is something like that what you're looking for? Using reference pictures helps me much more than any tutorial can.

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Re: Looking away?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 12:35:47 pm »
Is it possible for you to post the pic so we can see what may be needed?
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Re: Looking away?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 01:09:47 pm »
sorry, I kinda forgot about this request and the image (its lost somewhere in my file o failed sketches  :D

I can't really post it as I have no scanner or camera.

The thing which makes it difficult is that I need to draw the back of the head, the side is a possibility, but the back of her head is what I am really going for (hair/horns).


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Re: Looking away?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 12:25:23 pm »
I don't draw anymore but I used to, and when I had trouble I always used a refrence of some sort, find a picture of a real person in a similar pose and then try to imagine the character you are drawing in a superimposed fashion over it. That might help you.
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