Trying to be a GI
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David Althaus
This was my first go at drawing a big scenery with a lot of characters and without a lot of reference (I used some for poses, you might see some that I stole from Kim Jung Gi's drawings :D). I used an artist sign brush pen from Pentel. Tell me what you like about it and where I should improve. Thanks for the feedback!!
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Dominik Zeillinger
Hi @David Althaus this is quite a good picture for your first crowd scene. And it seems to be an interesting story and world. I think you should use different thick outlines for your figures: Use thicker outlines for figures in the foreground and thinner ones for figures in the background. This can be helpfull to seperate the figures from each other and the background.
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David Althaus
Thanks for the advice, I will keep it in mind. But I will also need to practise my brush pen skills for that, or maybe use a thicker pen for the foreground, and a thinner one for the background.
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Alessandro Dalponte
Hi David! Very cool drawing. The theme and elements you put there are great! I'm also a Kim fan! I think you should be a little bit more careful with perspective and the horizon line. The sheriff at the center looks gigantic compared to the other guys. If you put a horizontal line right at the feet of the sheriff's pig, you'll see that he's behind the left pig guy and the other guy on the right, and that's what makes the sheriff seems gigantic. So I took your drawing and made a quick adjustment just to give you an idea of what I mean. I removed the background and changed the positions of your characters a little bit. The first image is the same one you have there, but without the background, and the second image has the characters in different placements with a red line that represents the horizon line. The adjustments I made are far from perfect, but I hope this might help you understand. Keep up the good work!
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Alessandro Dalponte
Hey David! Don't worry too much about it, the perception of things will come to you with practice and study. And as Dominik said, if your idea was to create a character that's bigger than the others, that's a good way to approach that. =)
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David Althaus
Thanks a lot, you are definitely right about the perspective, I didnt‘t plan enough, just started with the pig-sheriff and then continued with other characters, thats some reasoning behind the mistakes but I need to improve my perspective skills in general. Drawing characters and details is just more enjoyable most of the time😁 I appreciate your time!
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Dominik Zeillinger
Hi @Alessandro Dalponte I understand your argument, but maybe David wanted the sheriff to be gigantic?
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John Guy
Watch out for tangents, where lines meet without fully overlapping. The horizon line is lining up with a lot of these characters right at the top of their head or right at their neck. It flattens the image and makes the characters look decapitated.
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squeen
It's fun, but I think seems a bit "busy" because you do't lead the eye anywhere. Stan mentions the eye is drawn to the part of the image with the greatest amount of contrast. That's why in landscape scenes, aerial perspective is used to soften the details and contrast of the background, and the darkest figure with the most detail are in the foreground.
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