Alex Watson
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Alex Watson
Here’s my first batch of seals. I think the top left of the first picture and bottom of the second picture show gesture pretty well. The others look more stiff to me.
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Ihori Kobayashi
Eyeballing was more difficult than measuring everything, especially when the sizes of the reference and the paper were very different. The reference was displayed on my 13-inch laptop computer, and I used 14 x 17 paper. Although I tried to focus on the proportions rather than the actual size and length when I eyeballed, my drawing tended to be pulled toward smaller sizes, which made me very confused, and I kept correcting the sizes. I need to do more eyeballing practice!
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Alex Watson
that Reference brings me back haha. Great job, you really captured his likeness.
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Alex Watson
Looking at the overlay, I made the head way too narrow. One interesting thing is I originally measured the eyes, but they looked really big to me, so I made them smaller. But looking at the overlay, I think I should have trusted my initial measurements!
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Alex Watson
I’d say this turned out better than my pirate guy at least. Any feedback much appreciated.
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Alex Watson
pretty tough, any feedback appreciated
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Alex Watson
Feel like I did a decent job on the larger shapes, but the facial features are off. The left eye should be smaller than the right. I’ve got them too similar.
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Alex Watson
Couple more practice. tried to really critique myself and did them each a couple times.
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Ihori Kobayashi
More practicing simplifying. It was difficult to simplify the monkey. I ended up just tracing the outlines for some complex shapes. I am not sure if it was a right way of simplifying.
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Alex Watson
Nice job! The monkey in particular is really cool
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Alex Watson
Tried a few more. Still feel like I’m struggling with this.
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Alex Watson
My shoulder feels like I just practiced my tennis serve for 2 hours haha
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Alex Watson
This was tougher than it sounded. Would appreciate any feedback. Will definitely try a few more.
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Alex Watson
Another study from this Jeff Watts sketch
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Alex Watson
This was pretty rushed as I was trying to keep up with Stan. Very fun though, might try again at my own pace
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Alex Watson
Took a shot at this drawing from Eliza Ivanova. This was wayyyyy above my level haha, but still fun giving it a try.
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Alex Jin
Dave Malan master study! I don't have the angle of the view down enough but I think I did an alright job capturing a good approximation and likeness.
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Alex Watson
This is fantastic, nice work! I need to try something more lifelike like this next. You definitely captured his likeness very well. I'm still very much a beginner, so take my advice with a grain of salt. But one cool thing I notice in the original drawing is he used a bit more variation on line value for the illusion of lighting. Looking specifically at the frame of the glasses on his right ear (our left). Also the lines on the lens to add some light being reflected is a neat detail you could incorporate.
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Alex Watson
For my second study, I pulled from the old school animation masters at Studio MDHR. Not sure the exact artists on these, but they're all concept drawings from "The Art of Cuphead" book. That game was what initially got me interested in learning to draw. Any feedback/criticisms welcome and appreciated. Thanks!
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Alex Watson
My first attempt is this incredible Wolverine drawing from Ryan Benjamin. Any critiques would be very much appreciated. The thickness of his contour lines are so varied, ranging from absurdly bold to literally no line at all. I especially love the claws how he leaves some long lines entirely to your imagination.
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Alex Watson
Did the 2 tracings. I got bored in between though, so also tried to sketch it from the real life photo.
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Alex Watson
I’m just now realizing while I look at these that I probably should have used a darker pencil for the heavier lines
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Alex Watson
Ok, so my straight line definitely need some work…good to know
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@merlini
I find drawing a diagonal line from upper left to lower right is pretty hard. Perhaps because I'm right handed.
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Alex Watson
Was thinking the same thing. always tempted to rotate the paper, but probably not a good habit
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Alex Watson
Some more practice. Some proportions off, and some stiff lines when I tried to darken up the “right” lines, especially in the hairy parts. But overall, I think I was much looser with these sketches. And they were super fun to do!
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