Good drawings, overall well done. If I may suggest: you tend to place both eyes horizontally, even when the head is tilted. Maybe you shouldn’t worry too much about getting the eyes completely drawn out, they’ll get enough attention anyway. Another thing - it is a lot of gloom and doom, which will certainly serve the story, but you make the girls also quite hardened, which makes it more difficult for the reader to relate to them. By making them a bit softer and likeable, the reader will care more and thus you can better build up tension in the story.
What equipment is required for the coloring section ? I ask because I do not have a tablet or any similar device and I have never worked on digital coloring or drawing. Do I need to buy a tablet or something similar ? Or I will be able to complete the coloring section with traditional ways of coloring ?
David, Hereby my final assignment. I’ve chosen a comic style, for comics is the destination I am aiming for. Drawing two characters make the drawing more interesting, I like to see some story emerging. Still a lot to learn, but your lessons and the assignments have helped me a lot in growing as an artist, so thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge and giving us the critiques we needed.
Bark, I'd suggest to avoid copying all details, and in stead dedicating your energy in getting the exact proportions of the main landmarks, like the eyes together, and the eyes versus the cheeks. About the shadows - choose the ones that support a clear view on the face, leading the viewer to his gaze in stead of those that only distract the viewer. You can do it, since you have already proven to create convincing shadows.
Bark, Socrates is very recognizable, you can feel his stubbornness. As a critique: the noses do not match, the left one is tilted too high. And the dark spots may be accurate according to the light situation, but ask too much for attention, leading the viewer away from the facial expression. Your penciling is good enough, now it's time to decide where to put emphasis.
I printed some out and used a light box. I went through and did all of the examples. Though was restarting to focus on pale man and rancor as I plan to attach some memory drawings of those just for the clunkiness of the figures. Drawing directly on top of the image was more challenging than expected. Any feedback appreciated.
Nice exercise. Tried to guess the skeleton structure, redraw it with that in mind, and redraw it from other angle as well in another pose. Of course I’m not satisfied with the results, but that’s seldom the point of course exercises - I learn a great deal with this.
I'd suggest: start with light "search lines" in pencil on paper, nothing wrong with that, in fact, the great Disney artists also conceived their characters by starting with very messy "rough" drawings. As soon as some lines emerge that are really to your liking, commit to them by giving them more lineweigth. Afterwards, either erase the search lines, or just keep them, as additional character to the drawing.
Here are some of my newer skullstudies. As suggested i tried to be more loose and to think a lot more about the volumes, and tried to chase the rabbit. The pages with a ref are with reference and the pages with an m are from memory. I think i will focus on the muscles now but im going to continue to study the skulls and skeleton whenever i find time. Any kind of feedback on what i would need focus on in future skullstudies or in general would be as always very much appreciated.