Anthony the barbarian
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Paul Olsen
I got inspired by a photo of Anthony, and ended up with a barbarian. I tried to rough him up, to make him look dirty, like he is straight from the fight. I didn’t even bother to finish the tighs, as I don’t know the anatomy of the legs yet. I really struggled with his left hand, and it ended up very different than the photo. Critiques and comments are most welcome!
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Ronnie Nimer
Hey! Indeed it is an awesome reference. I love how you made him look like this fierce, brutal warrior! The dark value on the shield makes the ripped body pop up, which is great! I got once a nice advice, from an artist I like, and he told me that even if I feel like I dont have experience or enough knowledge in one part of the body, I should still try and put effort in this area. The advice helped me a lot personally to produce more complete look and also have more experience in the areas I usually struggle with. But, I think sometimesit's fine to leave parts of the body untouched, if it suppose to be a specific study, it depends on what the artist is trying to do. Anyways, Keep up the awesome work! :D Looking forward for more stuff 💪👏🙌
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Liandro
Haha, nice! :) I like how you interpreted the pose into an idea with a storytelling context. I think this is a good drawing and certainly shows you've been studying and practicing for a while now, although a few things in it do call my attention, so I have 2 main suggestions you might wanna try to apply in future drawings: 1) Never forget gesture. I know we tend to get swept away by all the cool anatomical details, but gesture is really the soul of any figure drawing. Before you start to develop the forms and the anatomy, make sure your figure has a strong gesture, and be aware not to lose the gesture as you develop the drawing. 2) Look for variety in the design. For example: size variations on the drapery folds; changes in the angle of the fingers; varied spacing on the muscle fibers. Hope you'll find these suggestions useful. Keep up the good work!
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Paul Olsen
About the gesture: I did't really strive for an accurate reproduction here. That being said, I totaly agree that I have to work on gesture! And variations? Yes! It is so much harder than it sounds, haha! I am soon ready to start on the anatomy of the hands. Hopefully that will help me draw more realistic hands. It looks like it is a HUGE chapter, but something that I look forward to. in the comics genre that I like, hand gestures are vitaly important. Thanks Liandro!
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