This post has been edited by Dr. Klaus: 01 December 2011 - 12:09 PM
Chortle's Art Thread
- 01 December 2011 - 12:09 PM
This post has been edited by chortle: 03 December 2011 - 01:54 PM
- 01 December 2011 - 08:53 PM
- 03 December 2011 - 01:54 PM
A Christmas card I made for my grandparents in England (hence the happy christmas)
I also got it scanned at my school, but I could only get black and white
Also some random sketches...
Any suggestions on how I can improve my coloring, inking, and/or anatomy? Thanks
- 03 December 2011 - 02:30 PM
As for suggestions/ criticism, don't look my way for it. I'm horrible at drawing (and art in general), and just like looking at other people's art.
- 03 December 2011 - 03:48 PM
Other than that, I envy you.
This post has been edited by Dr. Klaus: 04 December 2011 - 04:49 PM
- 04 December 2011 - 04:48 PM
Dr. Klaus: Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely do that.
Thank you for your compliments, too!
And does anyone have requests? I've never done any before, and I think it would be interesting and fun!
- 04 December 2011 - 08:47 PM
For one, Dr. Klaus already pointed it out, but it's easy to forget about hips. However, I won't stress that too much since you seem to be doing it in a fashion designer sort of way, and they alter proportions, such as making the women 9 1/2 heads tall and thin with long faces. It might help you to make the figures more 'lively' and balanced by practicing contrapposto, or the illusion of shifted weight. We're almost always resting more on one leg than the other, contrapposto is a way to show that in art and make your figure appeal more natural. An easy way to see this is looking at the angles of real people, and applying it to your drawing.
Notice how the line of the hips is almost the same angle as the shoulder line, only opposite. the 'weight leg' is usually straight while the 'rest leg' is moving or somewhat bent. The head tends to be over or nearly over the weight bearing leg, to better keep balance. It's the same with walking.
I kinda went nuts with lines, but they help, promise. The red are obviously the angle lines, showing the shoulder, bottom of the ribcage, and hip angles, as well as a central 'balance' line. The balance line is the very first line you draw, it represents the action and fluidity of whatever you're drawing. The orange is the weight bearing leg, the blue the rested leg. The green line down the middle of her face is so you can see how A. the head tries to stay over the load bearing leg whenever it can, and B. how the face will almost always wanna be straight, at least while walking.
Now for the request, you seem pretty talented and creative when it comes to this stuff, so I'd like to see some kind of fashion designs out of you based on a theme. I'll leave it up to you, but I'd like for it to be a very unusual theme, like 'cereal mascots' or 'dinosaurs', something you don't often see in fashion
- 08 December 2011 - 05:07 PM
As for the request, it's a really interesting idea, and I'm definitely going to do it. It also makes me feel like I'm on project Runway love that show!
- 10 December 2011 - 02:23 PM
- 18 December 2011 - 03:53 AM
- 18 December 2011 - 05:16 AM
I got a scanner for Christmas, SO I AN FINALLY SCAN STUFF OMGOMGOMG This makes me very happy.
- 26 December 2011 - 01:58 PM
The "unusual" theme I chose was Insects
Sorry the theme is kinda subtle, but I didn't want to make it crazy. The first one is supposed to belike a spider, with the crossing lines and the black with red areas. The second one is like a butterfly, with the metamorphosis thing (the purple really messed it up there but with just the red it looked too bloody), and the last one is like a.... bee? idk or some other insect like that.
Also, the heads are really messed up, sorry bout that.
But otherwise, I hope you enjoy it!!!
- 03 January 2012 - 11:01 PM