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09-07-2010, 07:02 PM
I hope you all don't mind me posting some of my older artworks as I don't have anything new at the moment. I decided to include my pencil drawings along with the finished colored pics. I hope you enjoy them as some of them are a bit old and I will get some newer better stuff up soon. Take care everyone!
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09-07-2010, 11:18 PM
Cool works shardshadowfox13 love the bunnies and your avitar character is a realy cool design it would be great to see animated looks like you have a story in the works that robot looks seriously dangerous cool stuf:D
09-08-2010, 03:00 PM
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like my artwork! You can just call me Josh if you want. Yeah my avatar character is a favorite of mine and you certainly guessed right about there being a story behind him. There are some other characters that are a part of his story that I drew, but they are in need of some redesigning before I let anyone see them. It certainly would be awesome to animate him!
09-08-2010, 07:22 PM
Hey, Josh! Sorry I didn't leave a comment sooner on your art. You've got a good thing going here, very imaginative and vibrantly-colored characters. I'm really looking forward to seeing how Don's advice at this last seminar will affect your style and design. Keep up the good work, my friend! :D
09-08-2010, 08:32 PM
Thanks! I certainly will be taking Don' advice to heart and I can't wait to make some improvements on my character!
09-09-2010, 04:18 AM
Your drawing have imagination. Keep going and working on new ideas. Looks great!
09-09-2010, 06:46 PM
My favorite drawings of yours are the ones that set a scene or tell a story. I really encourage you to keep heading in that direction and I'm sure you will achieve your goals!
09-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Thanks! I will!
09-10-2010, 02:42 PM
I made a new sketch of my character Kangi after Don had critiqued the first drawing of him. I wanted to find what his core emotions were and after some thinking it came out that he puts on false emotions on the outside as no one has wanted to be his friend. He is mischievous but it is his way to get others to notice him. He is starving for attention but he doesn't always show it openly. He does make some good friends later on but right now in his life he is rejected and alone. This pic shows a moment when no one is around as he would never let others see his true feelings, so everyone give him a hug. I hope I was able to portray well the feeling of being utterly alone and I was able to do a better drawing of my character Kangi. I will be doing a colored version but for now enjoy the sketch! If you see any improvements to be made let me know!
09-10-2010, 05:02 PM
Good work Josh that little guy is emoting nicely:)
09-10-2010, 08:54 PM
Thanks! I was going for that and I'm glad it worked!
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Hello, Josh. One critique, made to order! :)
You're indeed showing improvement on adding asymmetry to your character. His mood and feelings here are very clearly expressed. I'm a bit confused by how intense he looks though. Given the position of his eyebrows, his gritted teeth, and the way his clenching his chest, he looks like he's in some sort of physical pain. If that's what you were aiming for, then you did a great job at conveying just how frustrated and distraught your character is.
My only suggestion would be to tone down the severity of his expression, unless, of course he's supposed to be that upset. Apart from that, I think you did a very nice job, Josh! Keep up the good work, my friend! :D
09-12-2010, 05:04 PM
Thanks Seth for your input! I was trying to go for the inner pain of being alone but maybe I overdid a bit with his expression and looks more like outer physical pain. His hand clenching his chest was supposed to show he has no one else to hold onto but himself and a showing of him just drawing into himself like an invisible shell with his arms placed like that. Thanks for your help in pointing out the things I can work on and my improvements as well. I look forward to more drawing and getting better. Take care friend!
09-13-2010, 04:49 AM
I agree with Seth - his expression and posturing are a bit too harsh to depict sadness. Other than that, you're doing really well. :D Keep it up! :)
10-28-2010, 12:58 AM
This is a new drawing of an old character I made up a long time ago. Her name is Sera and she is a bit of a tomboy. She hates it when others tell her she can't do something because she is a girl and will prove to other boys that she can. She can be a bit willful if she doesn't like something, but she is loving and caring especially to little kids as she enjoys helping and playing with them. She does have her girlie side but doesn't show it that often unless she trusts that person to show more of her feelings. Sera was the first character that made up a story for and there is more to her than I am saying here. It has been a while since I last made a drawing of her and I wanted to redesign her look as she looked more anime style in my previous drawings. Her animal look is a white cat and I hope I was able to make her design good and that her posture doesn't look funny. Give me your thoughts before I finish her up and color her.
10-28-2010, 01:55 PM
The first thing I see in your picture of Sera is how much you've improved since your last drawing. You're showing more control in your linework, the anatomy of the character looks quite good. A few of her proportions seem off such as the size of her hands, but this could be intentionally done as part of her design. The pose is quite good, too.
The only thing I would suggest you fix is her right leg. Her foot looks a tad small, like it's farther in the background than it should be. Also, the position of her foot looks a bit awkward. Aside from that, Sera looks really nice! You said she's supposed to be a cat and that's exactly what she looks like. Excellent work, Josh! Keep it up, man! :D
10-28-2010, 02:13 PM
Thanks for your input! I was talking to Joe and he pointed out a lot of the same things. I'm glad I was able to show improvement in my drawing and I'm off to fix some of those things like her foot.
10-28-2010, 02:49 PM
You've improved quite a bit, well done! I especially like the character's expression. She shows sassiness and cheerfulness all at once. :)
10-28-2010, 11:33 PM
I'm looking at this drawing here and what I'm most impressed with is that you have given your character an expression. It has a feeling and I think that is most important. She seems happy and is waving from the looks of it. I also like that you have some good angles going on in your drawing, its not a static t-pose drawing. On the technical side; two things. In your drawings trying to look for a strong line of action. Basically draw a line and try to put as many elements of that character on the line. Secondly I would put more straight lines in your drawing. Always trying to think about straights against curves, it will help simplify your design and add strength to it.
When you draw don't think about lines, think about simple shapes and how they construct the character. This concept helped me so much.
10-28-2010, 11:56 PM
Good work Josh like the character alot:)
10-29-2010, 12:00 AM
Thanks Owen I appreciate your comment! I will work on those straights with curves.
10-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Thanks Andrew! I changed a few things on the sketch from what you see and it looks better now. When I finish her up I'll post the original drawing so you can see her first look although it is a very old drawing.
Josh, VERY good job on emotion I know exactly how these characters are feeling from their expressions and poses. I would suggest not breaking your lines up so much, relax and use bigger strokes. Hope that helps.:)
11-01-2010, 02:17 AM
Here is the final drawing all colored! I did my best in finishing her up and I'm happy with the progress I made on this drawing. I hope her finished design looks good and I was able to make her an appealing character showing personality and feelings. I just put on a background of textures and I hope that works. Thanks everyone who gave their input as I was making improvements on my pencil sketch!
Here is a link to drawing with just a white background.
For fun I'm posting links to a couple of my original drawings of Sera and they are quite old, so be nice if you comment on them.
I like how saturated the colors are and the textured brush in the hair as well.
Good job Josh!
11-01-2010, 07:28 AM
Nice work, Josh. The finished picture of Sera looks good! The strength of her pose is MUCH better compared to the original! Also, you did a wonderful job at inking her. Great work, man! Keep it up! :D
11-01-2010, 07:29 AM
Looks great, Josh. You did a good job fixing the pose :) Well done.
I think looking back on old art is good, it helps you see how much you've improved. :D
11-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Thanks Dano! I was playing around with the brush and smudge tools to get her hair like that.
11-01-2010, 12:41 PM
Thank you so much Seth and Amanda! I really appreciate your help with your suggestions and the sketch tip page you sent me as I was finishing this. Thanks for your comments and the pose certainly does look better in the finished drawing. Can't wait to keep moving forward with more and more improvements in my drawings!
12-17-2010, 11:47 PM
Here is my drawing of Kangi all finished up! I decided to do something different when I colored him, so I colored the outside lines instead of leaving them black like I usually do. I have never done this before with a drawing and I really like the results! I hope you all enjoy it now that it's finished!
12-18-2010, 12:25 AM
Looks great Josh your getting a lot of life into your drawings and your one a day are really improving you got a lot of fun drawings in there like your sense of humour:)
12-18-2010, 01:19 AM
I can see you improved a lot since the beginning of your thread. Keep up the good work!
12-19-2010, 04:07 AM
Great job Josh. I like the colors. You keep improving.
01-03-2011, 12:53 AM
I finished my drawing of Attitude Bunny and now he is ready to take on the new year! Had fun coloring him in and it's been a while since I had last drawn him in the first place. I said this when I posted the sketch, but this a themed drawing for the Chinese Zodiac sign of the rabbit which started this year. Hope you all enjoy!
01-03-2011, 10:28 AM
Good work Josh happy new years to you keep it up your growing fast :)
01-03-2011, 12:33 PM
Thanks Andrew and to everyone else for your words of encouragement! I hope to make lots of good improvements this year!
01-29-2011, 10:28 PM
I decided to resurrect my old hero character Silverwolf, as I haven't drawn him for quite some time. I never gave him any other name than what he goes by when he's out fighting. He finally finished off the last Dark Walker in that area and freed the villages under their control. He will move on till every creature is free of these mechanical beasts and their master the cyborg Dethclaw. Silverwolf has a special power to create dense energy around his hands that can pierce any material. He is mortal and since he must use close combat for his ability that opens him up for injuries and scars. In this drawing he is wounded and exhausted from going through quite a few Dark Walkers. He can tend to his injuries and rest up before moving on as his hero work is quite a ways from being over. As a side note the dark liquid on his hand and dripping down isn't blood just oil from the robots. I never wrote down any story stuff about Silverwolf and thought it would be fun to tell you a bit about him, so I hope you all didn't mind the lengthy story piece.
01-30-2011, 02:31 AM
I like him!
I can already tell that he'd be a lot of fun to animate fighting all those Dark Walkers. I can already sense some of the tension that would build and build and build until finally he gets the chance to confront Dethclaw.
I wanna see that movie (and read the comic book)! :)
It'd be nice to see you draw this character out on a model sheet to identify the basic shapes he is made out of (especially from front and side views) and to simplify his design for the purpose of future drawing and animation.
The same could be said for the Dark Walkers of course. I'm intrigued enough about your story that I'm sitting here contemplating drawing one. I assume they are bi-pedal (round metal dinosaur types) with two arms/claws?
Keep it up!
01-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the input Rodney! I really should make model sheets on him and others like the Dark Walkers. I never thought of taking this character and his story further but from what you said he is an appealing character who needs more to show his story. I'm really excited that something I made interests others and I'll see what I can do in making more on Silverwolf.
Feel free to make a drawing on those characters like you were saying as I would like to see your take on their look. One thing I'll need to come up with is the villian design since I never thought on what he should look like.
Here are my old drawings so you can see what I have done with the Dark Walkers http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/shardshadowfox13/silverwolfvrsmecha.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/shardshadowfox13/SilverWolf.jpg. They come in many different designs although I only drew two different kinds. All of them have a basic design structure and the dog looking one is the most common of the Dark Walkers, since they are small and quick.
One question that I need to know is the colors I used on Silverwolf do they work? I've been thinking about changing the colors on his clothes, but with his body being a blue/green I wonder if I should change his fur or not.
01-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the additional drawings. That really helps to get the visuals going.
One question that I need to know is the colors I used on Silverwolf do they work? I've been thinking about changing the colors on his clothes, but with his body being a blue/green I wonder if I should change his fur or not.
My first thought was to go for something more gray (then add bluish highlights). In thinking about it further that might not contrast enough with the Dark Walkers who are also gray.
Someone else (Andrew?) recently posted that they were color blind and in this regard I see that as a strength. The tones should read well in grayscale even without any color. Color then can augment the look from there.
On a gray scale from white to gray to black, Silver might be close to white whereas the Walkers might be in the realm of dark gray. Dethclaw I assume would then take up his rightful position at the extreme black end on that scale. This would give them sufficient contrast when they are in a scene together. At any rate, I think I'd concentrate first and foremost on the grayscale then consider color as your themes blend together.
I'll have to consider how much time I have to apply but I am interested in seeing you move forward with your characters (not just these but it's important to keep the focus somewhere). You may not take these guys all the way to the silver screen but at least you'd have them referenced in some design sheets and test animations. Who knows where they might go from there.
I see potential in your rather straightforward good versus evil premise.
One thing I'll need to come up with is the villian design since I never thought on what he should look like.
At this point it may be a good thing you haven't locked in on the look of the villain.
This presents a storytelling opportunity.
He may only appear in shadow through most of the story (a gloved hand here... a shrouded voice there) and not be fully revealed to the audience until the climax of the story. A surprise reveal might then shock the audience in their seats because they had preconceived ideas of how Deth would appear to them. If it's an ongoing series, perhaps he might be kept in the imagination of an audience who will have formed their own ideas. At the point where you reveal Deth the story is basically over. The hero wins... or doesn't. Where do you go from there?
Not knowing what he looks like now helps to put you in the audiences' seat.
To keep the story fresh and interesting to you I'd like to suggest you keep the mystery of how the villain looks visually going for as long as you possibly can. Perhaps at the appropriate time you could have others design what they think the villain might look like and as you begin to make a final determination try to stay away from those visualizations. Deliver the expected unexpected as you trap the audience in their seats. It's no longer just about Silver. They have assumed the role of the hero.
Something like that anyway...
01-31-2011, 01:02 AM
Great detail Josh! Keep pluggin' away.
02-21-2011, 07:08 PM
I made new sketch of Silverwolf to try and make his design better for use in animation. I hope I was able to make some good changes and still keep my character intact. It's just a standing pose so you can see him clearly and I left his coat off for better viewing. I know his arms are twinning but in doing a profile drawing that's the norm. If there are changes and improvements you think I should make just let me know before I move on to more profile pics or other drawings of him. Those markings you see on his face, hands and whatnot are some royal markings and others mystic symbols. He was born with both types of markings as he had a great destiny to fulfill.
02-22-2011, 01:55 AM
Man have you ever improved its really cool to see your progression the feet look planted on the ground and your shapes are definate. shape is such a important part of character design cool works man post more.
02-22-2011, 05:29 PM
Thanks Andrew! I've been trying to get my shapes and proportions better and I'm glad to hear your comment on my progress.
02-22-2011, 05:47 PM
I did a redesign of one of my Dark Walkers that Silverwolf fights. I kept with a lot of the same look, but took him up a notch in awesomeness. I don't have an exact name for this model of Dark Walkers, but he has a dog-like in appearance and his size is that of a large dog. Silverwolf is bigger than these guys, but they come in large packs. They are the most common of the Dark Walkers and are the main soldier forces for Deth. They are very fast, breath fire, lasers from eyes, powerful jaws, and will use claws and tail to slice things up. They are quite relentless in being able to climb up and claw through almost anything, so good luck in trying to get away from one! Hope you enjoy this and any critiques for improvement are welcome!
02-24-2011, 07:24 PM
I've been working on making a model sheet for my character Kangi and I only have a front on pose finished, but I wanted to show my progress thus far. I hope this looks good for use in animation. Your thoughts are welcome and if you think he needs pants or not let me know.
02-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Josh, your character is very well drawn and I really like the idea of the character. He looks very original. However I would try to vary his proportions a bit more. Right now he is feeling very "average" in proportions. Exaggerate his proportions as much as you can. I would make an attempt at this before going to the model sheet.
02-25-2011, 01:24 PM
very detailed machine there! i wouldn't want to run into him
03-30-2011, 03:20 PM
I was messing around with my character Kangi to make him more appealing and vary his proportion like Owen suggested before I make a model sheet. I hope I was able to make good improvements and make him better for animation with this look. He still looks like Kangi but there are some changes from the previous drawings I have made. I'm testing to see if he looks good having some pants on, so if you think they work or not let me know.
03-30-2011, 08:42 PM
I think it really depends on what your going for Josh. If Kangi is supposed to be more of a primitive animal then why would he have pants. However if he is more like a human then sure give him pants.
03-30-2011, 09:19 PM
He's a very intelligent mechanic and tech geek. I guess since he's not primitive except when it comes to women he'll be keeping the pants, although I might change how they look from the ones you see now.
03-30-2011, 11:58 PM
Josh Man that last drawing has a lot of dimension wow man you are improving fast dude:)
03-31-2011, 02:38 PM
Thanks so much Andrew! My next step I want to take is start doing an animation of him, which should be a lot of fun.
03-31-2011, 02:47 PM
He's a very intelligent mechanic and tech geek.
In that case you might want to give him cloths with pockets for tools and stuff. Or maybe a utility belt like Batman. :laughing:
04-03-2011, 04:30 PM
I Drew up another picture of Kangi to improve a few things that were suggested. Thanks everyone for your feedback, as it helped a lot with my skills. I do hope you enjoy what I've done and that things look better from my previous drawing. I had a ton fun in making this and I feel pretty good about my results and I think my next step is a model sheet and animation.
Pants on Kangi are there to stay although he could never stand a shirt, so this is as much clothing you will see on him. His trusty tool belt has all sorts of stuff along with a pocket computer. Kangi tries to be a ladies man and flirt with the girls, but he never has much luck. Here he's trying lay down some cool with his ears pulled back and throwing out a phrase, "Hey There!"
If you spot anything that needs fixing let me know. Enjoy!
Also I had a lot of trouble with some things and had to draw it over and over again to get it right, so just ignore all those pencil lines imbedded in the paper.
04-03-2011, 05:28 PM
Alright! Looks like Kangi is really coming together. Nice job with all the things on the tool belt. It also looks like your getting better a posing him. This one looks a lot looser then some of the previous sketches. Great Job!
04-03-2011, 11:11 PM
Thanks Ben! I had a bit of help from some friends in getting advice on what would look good. This is the first time I did anything dynamic with his ears, which I had a lot of fun with! It really brought out more of his inner self when I played with his ears like that. I just wonder if it's okay with his legs being a bit short compared to others. He is three feet tall which might explain his short legs, so I hope he doesn't look strange being this way. Kangi would chew me out right now and say he's three and a half feet tall as I forgot to include the feelers as a part of his height.
04-19-2011, 04:49 PM
I finished my drawing of Kangi in color now. I know of the flaws that Don suggested improving, but I couldn't resist coloring this in and making it look cool. I am getting better as I look over my past drawings and my next ones will be even more so I'm sure. I hope the colors I picked out for his pants and belt work with the rest of him. I was trying to make him look like an animated cartoon drawing with the way I colored him I hope I achieved that. I really like what I made and may you enjoy this drawing as well!
04-19-2011, 05:15 PM
Good work your character is coming to life:)
04-23-2011, 02:49 PM
I made this for a friend on DeviantArt who needed a bit of cheering up. This is her character Koala Kitty or KK for short. I tried a few new techniques in making this picture so I hope you enjoy looking at it. I'm including the pencil sketch as well.
04-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Wonderful shading, Josh! I really like the soft colors on the finished picture. Keep up the good work, man! :D
04-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Well done Josh!
That certainly would have cheered me up! :)
04-23-2011, 09:20 PM
Thanks so much guys! I'm glad you like this! I had a lot of fun working with the sparkles and shading. It gave me a nice challenge to try something new.
Great coloring job, Josh! Did you use a tablet or a mouse to color this? I've been trying to get good at coloring myself and I think you already surpassed me. Way to go!
04-24-2011, 10:37 PM
Thanks Seth! You really think I'm getting good with my drawings! I used a little Bamboo tablet from Wacom with Photoshop 7.0 (A bit dated). It's very basic and small, but it suits me alright for now. I wouldn't mind owning a Cintiq although at my current budget that could take a while. Some things that have helped me with my coloring is I look at other peoples drawings like over at DeviantArt to see how they did something, plus looking at tutorials to get some helpful tips and ideas. You have some fun artwork yourself, so keep on practicing and enjoy the journey!
04-29-2011, 03:59 PM
This is one of a few drawings I'm working on and I wanted to get this finished first. I just completed the pencil sketch and hopefully soon I"ll have a colored version finished. This is my character Sera and I made a few changes to her physical look from the last time I drew her. I am really happy in how she turned out trying to make her better! She wasn't born with wings but later gets them, which has to do with the sword she is holding. I already have her story and the other characters who are apart it, just need to write down more details. Hope you enjoy and any bad guys better watch out as you don't want to be on her receiving end!
Looking good, Josh. I really like Sera's face. What's her story? I'm guessing from her clothes she lives in present times?
Oh, and don't worry about Photoshop 7 and Bamboo, that's what I use too! I hear you though, I want a Cintiq pretty bad myself.
04-29-2011, 08:21 PM
Thanks Seth! Her story is quite long and I've thought about writing a novel since it's so extensive. I can't help though drawing pictures and hoping to make a cartoon out of this as well. Sera was the first character I ever made with a personality way back in 2001 and her story slowly came together over the years. A quick synopsis on her story is she and some other guy (I have drawn him before but I need to redesign him before I let anyone see him) are the main characters, along with a few others such as Kangi. She is from another dimensional world that is closely connected to Earth and that guy I mentioned is from Earth who ends up in her world. That sword she is holding is the main movement of the plot, but I won't say much yet as to not spoil the story. A few things about Sera is she's a tomboy who comes from a high class family who won't let her do things that other boys can do, but does them anyway behind her families back. She can be stubborn and competitive if others tell her it's because she's a girl. She does have a soft side especially with little kids, but not to many take the time to see that. Her world times are about the same as ours although there are differences in how they live and traditions they have compared to our modern times. Their ancient history is way different from ours although in my story our histories do tie together at some points. One thing that I thought would be a good tie in to connect our two worlds is going off the legends of different cultures about half animal half human creatures like in Egyptian, Aztec, and others mythology. Hope you enjoyed my explanation!
05-01-2011, 09:04 PM
I finally finished the color version of Sera I had been working on! I am really happy with the results and I spent quite some time working on the details in the coloring. I am going with this new look for Sera and hope you all like it. Take care and enjoy!
05-01-2011, 11:35 PM
Looks really good man, your improving a lot!
05-08-2011, 01:08 PM
My little brother who is twelve wanted me to make a drawing for him. He designed the sword himself and wanted me to draw some cat guy holding his sword. With a bit of creative liberty in creating the character I had fun figuring out how he should look! Amid the ruins our mysterious fellow has uncovered the fabled sword of eagles! I don't have a name for him yet but I'll leave that up to my brother since this was made for him.
05-11-2011, 10:04 PM
This is the finished sketch for a drawing I will be finishing in color. I am making this special drawing for someone I know over on Deviantart http://goddess-ofthe-night.deviantart.com/. She was recently diagnosed with cancer, which is a tumor growing in her brain. I wanted to give her some love and comfort with this drawing the best I could, as were miles apart. She is really struggling but not just with that news, but a whole lot of other stuff too and I hope she can see that she's not alone in this! This is my character Sera holding Karine's character Goddess of the Night to comfort and shelter her in this hard time. I hope I was able to get the feeling across in this drawing and stay tuned while I complete this. Let me know you thoughts! Enjoy!
05-12-2011, 12:03 AM
Your last drawing has a ton of emotion sorry to hear your friend is not well.
05-12-2011, 12:04 AM
Sorry to hear about your friend, hope things turn out alright for her. Nice drawing though.
05-12-2011, 03:41 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, Josh. I really hope she pulls through. Very emotional picture. Art-wise, you are getting better. Keep it up.
05-12-2011, 08:40 AM
Thanks for you kind words everyone! I hope I can do this picture justice when I color it in.
05-12-2011, 07:58 PM
You've really come a long way since joining the forum, Josh. Keep it up, man! :D Your latest picture is a really sweet gesture, too. I'll be hoping and praying for your friend to pull through. She's very lucky to a friend like you. :)
i will be praying for your friend Josh......nice emotional sketches you did...keep it up..
05-16-2011, 01:43 AM
Thanks for the support! It really helps me out in improving my skills to get your comments! I finally finished this drawing and I am completely worn out from sitting so long to get it done. I hope I was able to capture the raw emotion I got with my pencil sketch now brought out in full brilliant color. I have more of a description on this drawing that you can view over here http://fav.me/d3ggs9r. Enjoy!
05-18-2011, 10:12 PM
One critique, made to order!
I'll start with what I like. Your coloring and shading is improving by leaps and bounds, Josh! An excellent range of colors in this piece! They're bright and vibrant, but not overly so. You put a lot of little details into your characters, too, especially on the wings and on their faces. I had to give your picture a second look through a magnifier just to enjoy some of the finer details. (It's sometimes hard to appreciate good art with bad eyesight. :) ) You also show some good emoting here. Very good stuff, man!
Now for the stuff that I think you could improve on... Firstly, the winged girl's right arm looks like it has an almost unnatural bend in the forearm, like right near the wrist. The anatomy of both characters could stand from some improvement as well. The only other thing I might suggest would be to change the expression of one of the characters. You mentioned that this is intended as a gift for a friend if memory serves. Well, what I would've done is make your friend's character weeping still, but make yours look more calm and comforting, perhaps with a gentle, motherly sort of look about her. When someone's going through tough times, often it's best to be strong for them and give them a shoulder to cry on rather than cry along with them. Just my two cents.
I hope my critique helps you out, Josh! Keep on drawing, man! :D
05-19-2011, 07:30 AM
Thanks so much for your tips Seth! What you said really helps me out in my improvements! I will definitely be working to get my anatomy down good, but I know I've been taking some good leaps and bounds over my past drawings and hope to keep doing the same. It was really helpful in you pointing out the emotions of the characters and I should have made Sera a bit more calm and motherly, but I'll use that to make even better drawings in the future. Thanks a bunch!
05-19-2011, 10:21 AM
My pleasure, man! If you ever need a critique, don't hesitate to ask. :) You've come a long way from when you joined the forum. Just keep doing what you're doing, Josh. The things you need to work on in your drawings will get better in time. The good things already stand out though and they really make your work shine! :D
09-21-2011, 05:17 PM
A drawing I am working with Sera and Kangi. Both characters are from the same story universe. There are a few flaws I noticed after finishing this sketch, but for the most part I am happy with how they turned out since is my first time drawing them side by side. I hope as I keep drawing these characters I will improve them even more and keep the essence of who they are intact.
Kangi has invented X-Ray glasses and is trying them out for the wrong reasons. Sera is a good friend of Kangi and is about to give him a good pounding for his mischief. In a size comparison Kangi is Three feet tall and four feet is you include his fluffy antennas, which he would include to improve his height. Sera is around 5'6 and I hope I got the height difference alright in the drawing. One side note about Kangi is even though he looks quite youthful he really is many years older than Sera as he doesn't age, which I will explain when I have my story more developed.
Enjoy! Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome!
05-05-2012, 09:47 AM
An old drawing that I made for one of my little brothers. I decided to take the pencil sketch and color it in. My brother had this sword design idea and wanted me to draw a cat guy holding it. I hope you enjoy viewing this.
I really miss the Don Bluth seminars. It helped inspire me weekly to keep going and get better with my drawing.
05-06-2012, 12:10 AM
Wow its been a long time since you posted on here, what have you been up to?
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