At 6/9/12 03:51 PM, pyrince wrote:
Also, NiteCrow, what did you think of the reaper picture????
I'm going to assume you were talking to me. That's what everyone should be doing.
Thing is, the idea wasn't all that bad. Some people manage to do nearly nothing but grim reapers and skellingtons and whatnot. Execution was pretty terrible though.
It's actually a challenge for me to articulate everything that's wrong with this picture because of the sheer amount of them. Here are a few tips, though:
- Don't shade for shading's sake. Light is there to indicate volume and mass, not there to simply add noise to a picture.
- Same thing with the folds - clothing folds and stretches in very particular patterns, and try to detail a picture for the sake of it (noise) is going to go nowhere fast.
- Draw people. Like, just learn to draw them. Then draw them in poses and whatnot. That order. I can't tell wether or not the bugger is standing at attention or slouching like a teen.
Here's the part where you, the little orphaned boy on the side of the road, glances up at my mighty figure and pleads "But Lintire, i am but a mortal!! Please tell me where and how I can get better??? XD XD ROFL".
Turns out that I'm fucking awesome, so here's how:
lovingthedark's basic art tips
Tutorial compilation 1
Tutorial compilation 2
Now you're going to want to do one thing: draw from life. It will help you in ways that you would not have imagined. Your drawing quality will increase exponentially. Your dick will gain inches. Several small communities in Africa will start worshipping you.
I mean just grabbing some random shit, piling it on a desk and drawing what you see. Then once youve done that for a bit, draw faces and bodies and tits.
Course not all of us are so lucky as to have a harem on hand with all the faces and tits that you could possibly need to draw. In that case, you use photos (but only AFTER YOU'VE LEARNED HOW TO DRAW WHAT YOU SEE, else it's just tracing). I've got some dainty freshly squeezed sources for you.
The Drawing Script
Now go. Improve. Then strike back with the force of a million suns in your improvement.
Here I sketched the reaper guy using a few of my pointers. Took liberties which the hood.