First serious attempt at art

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by jt_1258, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. jt_1258
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    The Twilight Realm
    kinda like that? I still may need to adjust the eye brows though
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  2. jt_1258
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    It feels real lumpy, dispreportinet, squished, and incosistent but I think I'm somewhat at a stoping point with this...not that I'm done with it but more so cause I have no idea how to go about going further than this :/
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    Nah dude this is real bad.
    If you want to learn how to draw art, I highly recommend starting at drawing simple objects like cubes and spheres, then start with cylinders, pyramids and so on.
    Drawing anatomically correct eastern asian cartoon figures might look easy at first, but it needs a lot of hard work and dedication until you can draw correctly without being a stereotypical deviantart user.
    This tutorial, although not specifically made for taiwanese animation, is good enough to cover the basics https://hubpages.com/art/how-to-draw-learn
     
  4. BEACHBUM

    BEACHBUM Will draw shitty works of art for likes

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    mouses are easy to use, and make for the best art, what are you talking about?!
     
  5. TheTechGenius

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    That's why all professional artists that draw animated characters use a Tablet and Touch Pen, right?

    Mice are not good for precision drawing. You can use a Tablet and Touch Pen like if you were drawing with a pencil and paper.

    The Anime artists also use a Tablet and Touch Pen. And the Japanese Anime artists are the best when it comes to tv and movie animation.
     
  6. BEACHBUM

    BEACHBUM Will draw shitty works of art for likes

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    I call bs, they obviously don't use expensive tablets, that's laughable. They use the perfect pair of a mouse and ms paint... idiot
     
  7. TheTechGenius

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    lol.
     
  8. jt_1258
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    Das some premium shit post right there if I've ever seen it.
    But in all seriousness I finally moved on from a shitty u draw tablet from my wii to a Wacom Bamboo Pad that my friend gave me that is a million times better. Just sucks my laptop died and I can't use my living room pc either cause my family would give me shit for drawing anime girls even though it's not lewd...
     
  9. TotalInsanity4

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    Actually that one's pretty good, the biggest issue is that you've just kinda compressed it horizontally to fit your canvas. It'd look better a little flattened and stretched.
    (Edit: Also, the eyebrows in your copy are causing the waifu to have a different expression than your reference. Was that intentional?)

    If I might make a suggestion? When drawing faces, "pencil" in a bunch of vertical/horizontal lines to use as reference points. The fact that you have a reference makes this a lot easier, because that way instead of nitpicking on trying to get features just right and then getting frustrated when they're off/out of place, you can get a good feel for the general size/placement of each feature and THEN worry about details
     
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  10. jt_1258
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    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    The Twilight Realm
    The canvas was 9 times larger than what you actually see in the image. It was by my own falt it somewhat came out squished. Yes I adjusted Madoka's eyebrows to give a more relaxed and happy expression from her. Could you point me in the direction of a YouTube video demonstrating what you mentioned in the second paragraph; I'm a tad confused on what that would be like though I think I might have an idea what it is.
     
  11. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Kinda this, but obviously you need to adapt it to what you're drawing, since stylistically the shape will be different and the proportions will start a little higher up:


    Note that you could also add vertical lines to help you figure out where the center of the eyes and edges of the mouth are, for example
     
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