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some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« on: September 02, 2008, 03:47:50 am »
Well I'm not "new" to drawing, but i'm not very experienced either. I use to really like to draw when i was younger, 8th grade, which was 5 years ago, is the last time i can say i devoted real time to drawing, though i wasn't very good.

I had made 3 drawings within this past, now I have been told they look pretty decent, i'll post them and have u guys / gals "rate" them.

Now to start my question, I noticed some people draw with shapes and such, I can't seem to do that, instead I tend to outline draw, where I will try to draw the set body part, then add there clothes, and reshape everything. Now I know it's much more time concuming, but is it wrong, and how can I learn the proper techniques. I read on doing shapes, but it doesn't work, yet when i look at a pic for reference, it comes out much better.

first one is my most recent drawing, 2nd attempt at an anthro char, 1st doing a wolf head (reference), and 1st time in that angle

my furends fursona


nest is my fursona


and a drawing i did a few months ago
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so any hope for me  >:( i hope so
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 10:22:52 am »
Yes, there's always hope for something >.>

I'm not sure if I'm the best to be giving advice on drawing, since mine are still off too. But I don't believe there's any "wrong" method as long as the picture turns out still. You should try stick-figure drawing the basic outline (the form) as I do, then you could move on the shapes if you want, or go straight to clothes or whatever. And of course, having a picture for reference will always help! But it's usually not possible for the exact pose you want.

I'd have to rate them as such:
1) Drawing from a few months ago
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 06:15:41 pm »
Finally got around to coloring it a while back, so thought I'd post it here, to gague response. (less then 6kb each)


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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 07:18:21 pm »
Nice! Good musculature on your own fursona.
I'm also by no means an expert, but I've been working on my craft recently.  I used to draw outlines and details first, and when I shifted to drawing shapes, my work turned out better.  I still have plenty of problems with proportionality and natural poses, so there's no "end all method" to shoot your skill up, except  dedicated practice.

And there is hope.  No, hope is too distant of a word.  You WILL improve if you keep working on it, but more importantly take the good and bad from your old works and analyze them for subsequent works.
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 07:26:22 pm »
hehe thankies.

My fursona, I used a reference pic of myself :) and with the handy zoom focus feature of the psp i could see the muscle details good enough to draw.

Twilight (the wolf) is the first one used almost no ref for (well I cheated slightly for the head) I tend to try to pose what i'm drawing my self. so like with Twilight, I would actually stand up and pretend the wall infront of me was the flat paper surface. and adjust myself to how i wanted it to be on paper. and keep the stuff like how the chest and shoulder would look in mind as well as the lower body... Kinda Complex I know :o

but thats how I try to do it with no reference.  :)
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 03:10:44 pm »
i think you'd probably get a better and mor satisfying finish you could scan them onto a computer


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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 02:12:48 pm »
A little tip for the feet, no one stands like that |  |, put the feet at a 45 degree angle to eachother  /  \

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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 10:02:19 pm »
handpaws and footpaws are gonna give you trouble (i still have trouble trying to draw hooves), probably forever.  fortunately, your a Plantigrade (flat footed) fur, and don't have to deal with the logistics of trying to draw a didgigrade or hoofed stance.  it's also personal preference on how a character is drawn and how close to a human shape you can use.

lone wolf made an excellent suggestion on construction underlays.  some of us got ripped apart with early art for not using that kind of thing.  of course, i was asking advice from art school snobs at the time...

furfoxart: remember, not everybody has access to a scanner.

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this
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is my take on ursine footpaws
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 10:49:44 pm »
thanks for any advice ya'll can give. I havn't been drawing that much due to work, skooling and all the random stuff in between, which i know doesn't help. But any tips are welcomed.
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2008, 06:26:11 pm »
Here's a tiny tip on practicing.  Like sniffswind said, paws are going to be devils to draw.  I heard somewhere that when artists have trouble with them, they tend to hide them behind things (similar to what you did  :D).  Don't.  Try to draw them in every picture, and vary their positions and orientations, so you can have a good variety of practice.
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Re: some advice please / what u think of my drawings
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2008, 06:30:23 pm »
Here's a tiny tip on practicing.  Like sniffswind said, paws are going to be devils to draw.  I heard somewhere that when artists have trouble with them, they tend to hide them behind things (similar to what you did  :D).  Don't.  Try to draw them in every picture, and vary their positions and orientations, so you can have a good variety of practice.

thats actually some very good advice their! will keep that in mind, next time I do attempt to draw another character. :D
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