For my 1000 post on this site, I thought I would post some character designs for a comic idea taking place in the Mongolian empire. I worked developing an animated film about Marco Polo, and it gave me an idea for a story. Hope you like :)
I would like to ask a beginner level question about line quality. I have been practicing the tapered line and line weight. I need help applying it to gesture. I don’t have the fancy drawing programs. Just me and a pencil and paper. Stupid question about pencil, if there are programs with different ‘brush packs’ should I be handling the sharpness/lead softness- hardness/lead length of my pencil differently to produce a cleaner line? I feel mine just get messy, and hence I erase and my output isn’t clean. Any and all suggestions welcome.
woohoo! Finally I managed also the level 2! Seems like I drew a bit too round and short face, and my shape design requires some extra work; perhaps I should have planned the shapes of the shadows better. But for a first try it seems decent enough :) I think I will try the assignment again after watching the demo. If anyone has any comment / critique, I would be happy to hear it! Cheers! :)
Hey guys. Here is my attempt at simplifying the pears in reference images 1-3. Critiques welcome. I’m having a hard time simply identifying shadow from dark halftone and committing to the shapes. I feel like every time I look at the pear I see a new shape that falls in between values.
If anyone is interested in a study group, I can start a discord server were we can follow along with the course as the lessons come out. Comment below and I can shoot you an invite. *Edit* Sorry, not as discord savvy as I thought I was. I'll need you to friend request me, and then I can send you the invite link (has to be friends only). My code: Other Barry#8117
So excited about the course! After doing Drawabox I was looking for another course to brush up on fundamentals. Can't wait for January! :) I also hope to find some great community here to motivate each other - online and, if possible, also live. I'm based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, so if you're also in NL and are looking for a drawing buddy, let me know! :)