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RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 02:51 PM Reply

Hello, i'm RandomApple, and this is my art thread. Please take a minute to review my art, and point out any flaws or share your thoughts. I am open to constructive criticism, so please be honest.

I will only post new pieces of art here, or respond to posts.
Okay, let's start with a few recent drawings.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 02:53 PM Reply

Did you accidentally forget to post an image? Anyway I checked your section and it looks decent in regards to your shading. Your anatomy is what needs to be worked on. Try using basic geometrical shapes like cylinders and boxes to build your characters that are human.


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 02:58 PM Reply

Pretty old drawing. 3-4 hours work.
Done in paint tool sai.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 02:59 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 02:53 PM, Absinthe wrote: Did you accidentally forget to post an image? Anyway I checked your section and it looks decent in regards to your shading. Your anatomy is what needs to be worked on. Try using basic geometrical shapes like cylinders and boxes to build your characters that are human.

Actually, i didn't expect anyone to reply this quickly. I took some time finding the pictures and decided to post them all in separate posts

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 03:03 PM Reply

about 6 hours work.
done in paint tool sai.

Also many thanks to Absinthe for the feedback.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 03:36 PM Reply

good job

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 03:49 PM Reply

1 hour work. More an experiment than a full-fledged drawing.
Done in paint tool sai.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 03:53 PM Reply

Thank you very much, homojezus.
Next up: fan art piece.
4-5 hours work. Paint tool sai.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:02 PM Reply

do you have any recent foundation studies or sketches for us to look at. I saw you had one here already, I just want to see a few more. You know, so I can see a whole variety of your stuff.


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:24 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 05:02 PM, Kinsei01 wrote: do you have any recent foundation studies or sketches for us to look at. I saw you had one here already, I just want to see a few more. You know, so I can see a whole variety of your stuff.

To be honest, I don't practice anatomy that much on paper, and most of my drawings have sought their way to my trash can. I learn a lot better just watching other drawings or real life, and memorizing patterns.
Here is a very recent one, though. (paint tool sai)

Also many thanks for taking time to leave a post.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:28 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 05:24 PM, RandomApple wrote:
At 11/11/12 05:02 PM, Kinsei01 wrote: do you have any recent foundation studies or sketches for us to look at. I saw you had one here already, I just want to see a few more. You know, so I can see a whole variety of your stuff.
To be honest, I don't practice anatomy that much on paper, and most of my drawings have sought their way to my trash can. I learn a lot better just watching other drawings or real life, and memorizing patterns.

That is a good way to start, but a little study never hurts. Actually right now I'm doing an excercise for more fluid lines while watching some cartoons. So basics never hurt.

I would like to see some of your pencil/pen and paper work though. even if it is just to see the gap between your digital and traditional skills


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:33 PM Reply

A second foundation study from a long time ago. This was about 1 and a half years ago, when I decided to start drawing in my spare time.
Hands bugged me a lot.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:40 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 05:33 PM, RandomApple wrote: A second foundation study from a long time ago. This was about 1 and a half years ago, when I decided to start drawing in my spare time.
Hands bugged me a lot.

Hands continue to be a hell for me as well, but we all got to start somewhere.

Got anything more recent?

Its cool if you don't. But keep in mind we want to see your works in progress just as much as we wanna see the final project


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 05:50 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 05:40 PM, Kinsei01 wrote:
At 11/11/12 05:33 PM, RandomApple wrote: A second foundation study from a long time ago. This was about 1 and a half years ago, when I decided to start drawing in my spare time.
Hands bugged me a lot.
Hands continue to be a hell for me as well, but we all got to start somewhere.

Got anything more recent?

Its cool if you don't. But keep in mind we want to see your works in progress just as much as we wanna see the final project

I don't have anything recent at moment anymore, but I will post more sketches/art as soon as I can draw them. I will try to free up time for this alongside my studies.
And thank you very much, kinsei, for your posts. It is very motivating to see people are interested in my art.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 11th, 2012 @ 06:02 PM Reply

At 11/11/12 03:49 PM, RandomApple wrote: 1 hour work. More an experiment than a full-fledged drawing.
Done in paint tool sai.

This, even though it's just an unfinished experiment, looks the most interesting to me so far. Practice and testing is just as, if not more important as finished work. You have solid ideas, but your execution can go higher. Keep it up and don't stop posting!


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 12th, 2012 @ 03:51 PM Reply

Seeing as the experimental piece was appreciated (thank you luckylime), I kept this piece more experimental as well.
This is just a sketch, I will colour this piece later on.
For each of my drawings, i keep a strict colour code. Gray sketches indicate joints and whatnot, red sketches show the anatomy, even if this is covered by clothing, and blue sketches indicate fabric of any sort.
1 hour work, paint tool sai.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 04:30 PM Reply

Finished version of previously shown sketch.
I must say, I really let my mind go wild with this one. It seems the more emotion i put in my ideas,
the better the result. I also experimented with the possibilities of sai regarding the background,
but I should learn how to work with photoshop.
Had lots of fun.
2 hours work coloring (paint tool sai).

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 19th, 2012 @ 04:12 PM Reply

little rough (and very messy) sketch of a fighting couple. It would be much appreciated if you could point out individual anatomy faults (I know I've made quite a few). Difficult perspective. 30 minutes in sai.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 22nd, 2012 @ 04:01 PM Reply

A 1 hour sketch made in sai. unlike the previous one, I will force myself to finish this piece. If anyone has any question about how I color my drawings (or about anything else), do not hesitate to ask.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 27th, 2012 @ 04:05 PM Reply

The last two sketches lacked a great deal of quality and anatomical correctness, so I've refrained myself from coloring them. This piece will be colored in the near future since I like the style quite a bit.
1 to 2 hours work, paint tool sai.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 27th, 2012 @ 04:46 PM Reply

You might have better luck if you use thicker lines. I was amazed to see that these were made using paint tool sai. You must not be using the tools with pressure on/a tablet or something because i cannot explain this line quality with that information. Usually mouse made art has crisp lines BECAUSE of there being no variation in width.


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Nov. 28th, 2012 @ 08:35 AM Reply

At 11/27/12 04:46 PM, Template88 wrote: You might have better luck if you use thicker lines. I was amazed to see that these were made using paint tool sai. You must not be using the tools with pressure on/a tablet or something because i cannot explain this line quality with that information. Usually mouse made art has crisp lines BECAUSE of there being no variation in width.

All my art is done in sai with pressure on a (bamboo) tablet. The reason why my line art looks like mouse made art is probably because of the way I draw: The lines are mostly thinner lines stacked upon each other for a constant line width. If you would zoom in on better resolution drawing, you can see the variation in line width.
Thanks, Template, for leaving a review.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:53 PM Reply

Allright. It took me a while to color this one, but I'm not dissatisfied with the results. My only fear is it looking too chaotic or incoherent. If anyone has any suggestions about the coloring, anatomy or whatnot, please leave a post.
(paint tool sai, 4 hours).

On a side note: Does anyone know how to cut out part of the drawing so that the background is transparant/not visible? If this could be done with either sai or photoshop, this would open possibilities for me.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 04:41 PM Reply

This drawing was originally drawn for another thread 'I draw your character, my style.', but i figured i'd post it here too.
The character and the drawing this was based off, belong to ZaneZansorrow. I know my art doesn't compare to him, but i'll hope I'll get there someday.
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Response to RandomApple's art thread Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 05:03 PM Reply

Not bad at all- I feel as though your strongest piece is the translucent girl.

An ongoing thing I notice about your stuff is that the bodies never seem quite right. I actually think your surprisingly decent at hands though. I think you'd benefit from pushing your proportions practice a little more.


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Response to RandomApple's art thread Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 06:13 PM Reply

At 12/29/12 05:03 PM, Idioteque123 wrote: Not bad at all- I feel as though your strongest piece is the translucent girl.

An ongoing thing I notice about your stuff is that the bodies never seem quite right. I actually think your surprisingly decent at hands though. I think you'd benefit from pushing your proportions practice a little more.

Thank you very much, Idioteque. It's true that I often make mistakes when I sketch the wireframes off my characters, and leave those mistakes when I finalize the lineart. I'll try to work on my anatomy and backgrounds in the future.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 06:15 PM Reply

I would recommend using boxes for your rib cages and hips, rather than the circles you're using now. Also to push your "lines of action" for a tad more interesting pose. Exaggerate your pose as far as you can just to the point before it becomes unnatural. Kind of. Play with the idea. =D

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Dec. 29th, 2012 @ 06:22 PM Reply

At 12/29/12 06:15 PM, maficmelody wrote: I would recommend using boxes for your rib cages and hips, rather than the circles you're using now. Also to push your "lines of action" for a tad more interesting pose. Exaggerate your pose as far as you can just to the point before it becomes unnatural. Kind of. Play with the idea. =D

Boxes seem a lot better for wireframes, but mostly when I use them, I screw up the perspective. But I certainly agree I should use them in the future. Thank you all for your helpful advice, i will try to learn from it.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 03:58 PM Reply

It's been a long while since i've drawn anything, mainly because of the exam period. Thus, it was time for some practice. These are a series of very quick sketches to try out a box frame for anatomy. Since this seems to be one of my weaker points, I must work to resolve that.

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Response to RandomApple's art thread Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 04:26 PM Reply

Nice! I'm loving the lines of action you have going.

At 1/15/13 03:58 PM, RandomApple wrote: It's been a long while since i've drawn anything, mainly because of the exam period. Thus, it was time for some practice. These are a series of very quick sketches to try out a box frame for anatomy. Since this seems to be one of my weaker points, I must work to resolve that.