At 6/7/12 04:51 AM, veselekov wrote:
At 6/7/12 03:59 AM, Blounty wrote:
At 6/6/12 09:14 PM, veselekov wrote:
One thing I find helpful is to always angle your characters in 1 direction rather than straight ahead
beginner animators and artists do seem to have the problem of drawing things face on. Its true. Maybe what you mean is that there should be varied directions when drawing characters.
Pic: Something I am working on in spare time.Well Ash's head is straight on and his body isn't.
Also you should be able to draw your character looking in any direction, don't be silly now.
OMG noob stfu
Mate the only one acting buthurt here is you.
His head is like that because he is looking straight forward but his eyes aren't (to create a suspicious look)
You could also make the suspicious look by squinting the eyes or making him look out to the sides of his vision without moving his head.
Correct me if Im wrong, but it looks like you traced the hell out of the two characters faces. It looks like that because of the smoothnes of the lines compared to the rest of the bodies and also that the heads dont quite match up to the bodies. But hey, im no expert.
Plus, I never said you can't make him change direction. When creating character models it is a good place to start. (examples = family guy, american dad, ANY anime.)
In the screen industry I learnt it is important to always have your characters facing away from the camera. It creates a sense of watching something. The worst mistake made is when you look directly or your character looks directly a the camera.
I think your right. But what if the character is interracting with the camera, or it is showing someone elses point of view? Artists when doing character design often start their first drawing with the front view, then the side view then the diagonal view. The thread says character design.
Rubber Panda, I am not at an adequate level to teach you how to design characters, but someone that helps me to learn a lot about character design and generally making character sketches look great is Mark Crilley. I know its not exactly the style that you are going for but I think it could benefit you. He makes consistent good quality videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley
And blounty. Sort out your icon. Its a fucking disgrace.