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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-05 19:18:55 Reply

Sorry for the crumpled quality of the image, it's been in my backpack for a while. will clean up in sketchbook pro later.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-07 19:05:46 Reply

Landscape. Had fun doing this one

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-07 21:15:33 Reply

Can I receive some criticism please?

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-07 22:49:12 Reply

Hey I like your work, but I'm not sure if you're using references or not, are you?

I think the main thing that takes away from this art is that the poses feel a bit unnatural and stiff, like the characters don't have weight to them. It's hard to describe.

The proportions are not bad at all really, but the characters all seem a bit "floaty" which makes me think maybe they weren't done with a reference. I've had this problem with my own art, and I can only make guesses as to how to fix it since I'm still struggling with it myself.

Perhaps since this isn't super-realistic human art you could try using a "line of action" to determine something about the pose before you do your skeleton/wireframe. It's an old animation concept by Preston Blair that I've found helps give a bit more life to my drawings. I don't know if it truly fixes the weight issue, but it does seem to make my work my dynamic. It has helped me somewhat, so it might help you too.

I think this is a really good example of someone who's done some great human skeleton wireframes with action lines:

Lines of Action

And this is a screenshot from Preston Blair's book:

Preston Blair Lines of Action

And finally this is an image from my favorite comic book that I feel really has a lot of "weight" and emotion to it, and works really well to illustrate (hopefully) what I mean:

Fray Comic

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-10 23:07:38 Reply

decided to go ahead and use a reference for this one. I opted to stylize the image rather than to be realistic mostly due to frustration and lack of technical skill :(. Still I think it looks relatively good.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-11 14:03:57 Reply

At 11/10/12 11:07 PM, JoseFonz wrote: decided to go ahead and use a reference for this one. I opted to stylize the image rather than to be realistic mostly due to frustration and lack of technical skill :(. Still I think it looks relatively good.

Looks pretty good. However, I think the height difference between the eyes is too great and that the iris of the eye to the left should be more circular.

Keep it up, I like how expressive the face is.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-13 20:53:27 Reply

I altered it a bit. Does it look slighter bettter?

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-18 17:50:12 Reply

Sorry for my lengthy absence, here take a look.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-18 17:59:19 Reply

At 11/18/12 05:50 PM, JoseFonz wrote: Sorry for my lengthy absence, here take a look.

I'll clean this up in art rage later.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-25 14:12:16 Reply

At 11/18/12 05:59 PM, JoseFonz wrote:
At 11/18/12 05:50 PM, JoseFonz wrote: Sorry for my lengthy absence, here take a look.
I'll clean this up in art rage later.

Progress

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-25 14:16:10 Reply

At 11/25/12 02:12 PM, JoseFonz wrote:
At 11/18/12 05:59 PM, JoseFonz wrote:
At 11/18/12 05:50 PM, JoseFonz wrote: Sorry for my lengthy absence, here take a look.
I'll clean this up in art rage later.
Progress

Woah, wtf?
Anyways here's the pic

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-25 14:25:35 Reply

You guys know who Francisco Goya is? Me neither, but I did a portrait of him anyways!

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-25 18:29:53 Reply

I know it's frowned upon to bump topics like this, but I've waited days to receive some sort of feedback, Can I please get some crits?

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-25 18:40:57 Reply

A portrait of myself. A self-portrait, if you will...

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-26 22:11:59 Reply

Can I please get a response?

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-27 01:25:10 Reply

I like how the faces came out in these last few, some good details there.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-27 17:52:21 Reply

At 11/27/12 01:25 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: I like how the faces came out in these last few, some good details there.

Thank You!

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-27 18:01:03 Reply

Generally "plz respond ;__;" is going to illicit things that arent responses. Your artwork doesn't really speak to me one way or another other than practice using references more and do many studies of human gestures and anatomy from references.


Thoughts in chaos...
Illustration thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1229930
Animation thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1332069

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-27 18:03:31 Reply

At 11/27/12 06:01 PM, Template88 wrote: Generally "plz respond ;__;" is going to illicit things that arent responses. Your artwork doesn't really speak to me one way or another other than practice using references more and do many studies of human gestures and anatomy from references.

Will do, sir!

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-11-30 00:13:00 Reply

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1192845/1

I want you guys to take a gander at this and compare them with my recent illustrations. I'm elated to inform that you guys were involved with my improvement, you guys cheered me, you taught me, and were concerned for me and for that I couldn't possibly be more grateful. I want you all guys to know that this community of artists are amongst the best in the entire web.
All I can give back to you guys is a profound and heartfelt Thank You.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-04 22:34:30 Reply

A parody of american Gothic. Still in the early stages of the Drawing

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-05 07:53:33 Reply

At 12/4/12 10:34 PM, JoseFonz wrote: A parody of american Gothic. Still in the early stages of the Drawing

Neat drawing bro.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-14 00:17:12 Reply

Just some shitscribbles.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-14 00:21:33 Reply

Something tells me the breasts and the collars aren't properly placed....

I might clean it up in Later.

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-15 11:43:56 Reply

Some doodles done during school. I'll start posting some serious studies later, guys

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-15 11:46:43 Reply

Some perspective study

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-15 11:50:49 Reply

At 12/15/12 11:46 AM, JoseFonz wrote: Some perspective study

Oops

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-15 17:22:15 Reply

So how am I progressing so far?

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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-15 17:57:57 Reply

First off I'm going to tell you that you have really great potential to pull off some great work, I can see this in your ability to draw faces quite decently, and to a nice detail aswell, you should be proud of this because it's something many artists have a great deal of trouble with, I know I do.

But then, secondly, your work is ruined by your inability to draw bodies correctly. They seem like you just went ahead and drew the outlines first rather than putting time into the composition and positioning. So what we have here, is good detailed faces on a sub par body.

I think If you take some time to brush up on your knowledge of anatomy then your work will improve substantially. If you don't already, then I recommend taking some life drawing classes and practice drawing non detailed figures in the correct proportions. Hope this helps.


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Response to JoseFonz Sketch Repository 2012-12-15 18:53:39 Reply

But then, secondly, your work is ruined by your inability to draw bodies correctly. They seem like you just went ahead and drew the outlines first rather than putting time into the composition and positioning. So what we have here, is good detailed faces on a sub par body.

Damn, really? I thought I was always good at rendering bodies, not faces. I will assure you I always do place guidelines when I draw bodies. Sort of like a really simple skeletal structure before i finally place the outlines. Seeing how apparently they look like shite, I'm going to have to refine that, lest I stay sucky like Hiryu Gouki. I'll try to improve in drawing the human form ASAP. Thank you for investing the time in telling this.