At 5/1/11 05:47 PM, DirtyMeatball wrote:
I'm currently at a point where i'm considering starting a webcomic or some nonsense with art that, unlike in this thread, i'm putting a shit ton of effort into. Unfortunately, I can't even think of a story for a one-page comic right now, so I can't start anything big.
Anyways, i'm still in the middle of learning a new style, here's some faces.
Awesome choice in using The Meek as a tutorial, but make sure you try and keep some of your own style as well!
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM TIME!
1: I thinned out the face of your character (For all intents and purposes (let's call him Jim). Anyway i thinned out Jim's head and retracted his jutting jaw. I moved his ear up so that it is level with his eye, and overall just made Jim's head rounder. As for the face, i moved everything down a bit, and straightened out his mouth.
I would suggest you scrunch up the face a bit, and make it a little more rounder, expand the ears and shorten up your neck area.
2. I know this was a failed drawing (the all too familiar GIANT "X") but I decided to help you anyways.
Left of your drawing I made a sketch of basic shapes and color coded them as to what order I drew them in, Red was first, green second, and blue third. I used a circle an square for the basic shape, and then used guidelines to show where the eyes are and chin.
Its important to note that for the eyes, if you make the character slightly cross eyed he looks right at you (evident in the picture). Also, the cheeks scrunch up the eyes and give them a kind of crescent shape.
3. HANDS SUCK. Just want to say that. You should try using the basic shapes I show in this drawing this will really help in getting structure and proportion of the hands down, as for perspective... that is just practice really.
4. I couldn't really tell what the expression Jim was trying to show here, so i assumed it to be fearful. Notice the use of lines and how they emphasize the areas of the face to give it a lot more emotion. If you don't feel as if your character is really conveying the emotion properly then try adding a few well placed lines.
5. Once again, cannot really tell what emotion Jim was displaying here, so I took matters into my own hands. In order to really convey emotion, try overlapping skin with your eyes, it really helps to emphasize just what the character is feeling.
6. When a person is angry, their face definitely warps itself. Excessive use of line, and interfering with the eyes is recommended to try and express anger.
Overall I am amazed at just how much your drawing has changed over such a short period of time. As for the webcomic deal, I would advise against it at least until you have a good year under your belt and know how to digitally or manually ink things in under 3 hours otherwise it will eat up ALL of your time.
Hope this helped