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Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on June 02, 2017, 05:45:46 PM
Now that I've started to draw pictures that aren't card related, I figured that I should make a separate topic. The first one is for the Fanart Prompt Challenge: Draw a background character.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/i0l2zdw2h/Spinosaurus.jpg)

It was a really close call between the spinosaurus and the one dinosaur in LBT14 that gets the treestar crown (I love it's confused expression). I really like the design of the spinosaurus in LBT12 over the more traditional sharpteeth in the series so I ultimately went with this choice. Drawing the head took the longest amount of time as it kept looking wrong. Now that I have the drawing on my computer and able to compare it to the original picture, the head is still a little skinny. I tried to work on my shading as well. Overall I am pleased with how it turned out.

Feel free to share any feedback with this drawing or any others in the future.
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Post by: CybertronianBrony on June 02, 2017, 06:18:48 PM
Awesome art piece, Flathead770! I like how you drew him! The details and shading on him are amazing!
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 02, 2017, 11:46:36 PM
This drawing is awesome and fantastic you did a nice job making it
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Post by: Sneak on June 03, 2017, 07:00:57 AM
That's COOL!! :D

and you did very good "shadowing" part. :)

Edit: there's Fanart Promt competition. You can make special drawing for this! ;)
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 03, 2017, 07:29:48 AM
Can't wait to see more
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Post by: Ducky123 on June 03, 2017, 07:51:17 AM
Nice one :D

I'll add it to the list of entries ^^spike
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Post by: Sovereign on June 03, 2017, 11:07:21 AM
This is a very nice picture!  :) The lines look very smooth and the shading looks really cool! The details on the character are quite great and I like his expression! :) But is it just me or do the spines look a bit one-dimensional in comparison to the rest of the picture? Anyways, that's just a small nitpick. Great job with this picture!  :D
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 03, 2017, 11:27:59 AM
What's your next drawing you're gonna do
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 03, 2017, 06:09:45 PM
Thanks everyone, you guys are the best. :DD

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But is it just me or do the spines look a bit one-dimensional in comparison to the rest of the picture? Anyways, that's just a small nitpick. Great job with this picture!
Hmm yea that's a good point. I decided to make the big back spines look more 3D by giving it a width but left out the neck part. The tail spikes could have used some shading to give it a more conical appearance now that I think about it. The rounded parts at the base of the large spine could have used some shading as well. Thanks for pointing that out.

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What's your next drawing you're gonna do
It's a secret haha. I have a basic outline almost done for another drawing, I just have to figure out how I'm going to draw a certain part of it.
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on June 04, 2017, 12:29:51 AM
Looking good! Great job on the skin folds, those can be hard to get right :D
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 05, 2017, 08:48:53 PM
Ah okay I'll look forward to your next drawing update
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 07, 2017, 12:43:18 AM
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Looking good! Great job on the skin folds, those can be hard to get right
Thanks Darkwolf! It's something that I make sure to observe when looking at characters at different angles. Plus it's really fun when you get it right.
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Post by: Ducky123 on June 07, 2017, 08:50:06 AM
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Plus it's really fun when you get it right.
And lots of frustration when you didn't after 3 attempts :p It's a two-edged sword sometimes to be an artist, haha :lol
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 08, 2017, 12:16:14 AM
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And lots of frustration when you didn't after 3 attempts :p It's a two-edged sword sometimes to be an artist, haha :lol
So true. I had to re-do my Spinosaurus' head about 4 times before I got it to not look all whacky.
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Post by: Fyn16 on June 08, 2017, 12:45:31 PM
This is incredible! You mentioned that your version's head is a tad narrower than the one in the film, and I can definitely see that, but I honestly think I prefer it that way. It looks more accurate. After all, the more recent artists on the show aren't exactly known for their attention to scientific detail (looking at you, weird Baryonyx-things in the 13th film).
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 10, 2017, 12:38:23 AM
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This is incredible! You mentioned that your version's head is a tad narrower than the one in the film, and I can definitely see that, but I honestly think I prefer it that way. It looks more accurate. After all, the more recent artists on the show aren't exactly known for their attention to scientific detail (looking at you, weird Baryonyx-things in the 13th film).
Hey thanks Fyn! I think we can agree that there is a few things wrong with the 13th film :lol

I've stated this before in my return post but I'll say it again since it's relevant here. Before I decided to officially return to the GoF (for the 2nd time), I stalked the site for about a week. Having returned and losing interest fairly quickly before made me hesitant on coming back. I knew I had to have a way to help sustain my interest in LBT or the same thing would happen. At this point I had already had 50 LBT themed Yu-Gi-Oh cards that I had drawn as part as a project my friend and I were doing, where we each drew our own cards to duel with. Since I had fun drawing those cards I figured that drawing could be the answer so I spent some time looking through the fanart section. I often neglected that part of the board back in the day as I wasn't interested in drawing at the time, let alone show drawings to others.

After looking through the fanart board there were two main people that I feel helped tip me over the edge and finally decide to return. The first was Ducky123. Seeing the fanart competition that you started looked like a lot of fun and a way to help me continue drawing down the line (I didn't enter right away as I figured I would miss this current prompt, but joined when I saw it was being pushed back. I hope there is enough interest to keep it going). Your fanart topic happened to be on the front page at the time as well, so I got to look at your art.

The second person was CybertronianBrony. Your fighting game related artwork inspired me to do similar artwork of my own, which happen to be the ones I'm showing now. Your drawing of Ruby doing the Shoryuken were equal parts awesome and hilarious and made me want to draw her in a fighting pose as well (and like you said, it really is a great way to practice custom poses to improve your skill). I personally imagine Ruby to be more of kicker with her longer legs and immediately had this concept in mind:

(https://s26.postimg.cc/pphxb3wk9/Ruby_Kick.jpg)
Hey-o there's color! :DD Another quick shoutout to both Ducky123 and ADFan185 for wishing my drawings had color. I finally went out and bought some cheap colored pencils to give it a shot.

It was really fun to draw this mainly due to the difficulty of getting a front view looking good. The general outline of the legs and tail weren't too bad, and the head was fairly easy since she's looking to the side. The major problem were to get the arms to not look like crap as they are pointing out of the page. I spent a good time practicing fists by awkwardly looking at mine.

But wait, there's more! Since we're on the topic of fighting games, I figured why not try making some pixel art?

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/mrmeat770/Ruby_Idle.gif)

I worked on a simple idle animation of Ruby if she were in a fighting game. She was very fun to work on to get her feathers to move as she moves up and down (the arm feathers are still static at the moment as I still got to figure out how they should move).

And finally, what fighting game doesn't have alternate color schemes? These ones were inspired by Ruby's father and everyone's favorite egg stealer.

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/mrmeat770/Ruby_Idle_2.gif)(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/mrmeat770/Ruby_Idle_3.gif)

I would like to finish by saying thank you both Ducky123 and CybertronianBrony for getting me back on the GoF as well as everyone else that gives feedback and support. It feels like I've been flooding the fanart board recently with drawings of this and my Yu-Gi-Oh cards topic lately but I hope I can give inspiration to someone else someday like you guys inspired me.
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Post by: Sneak on June 10, 2017, 03:22:14 AM
:lol  :lol  :lol

oh lol
Ovie, I meant, Ruby kicks and rules everyone!

Amazing you drew her in such style! ^^


nice attempt to make pixel art. Try more, with more polished sprites.  :yes
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Post by: Dalekdino on June 10, 2017, 03:55:23 AM
Kung Fu Ruby XD
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 10, 2017, 05:16:27 AM
Wow Ruby is drawn amazingly the style is awesome and very cool. You did a great job drawing ruby
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Post by: Sovereign on June 10, 2017, 02:59:41 PM
Nice drawing! I like the overall layout of the picture and the idea with the pose is really cool. It's also great to see a decently colored picture! I don't know a whole about pixel art but the results looks quite fun. Good work with these!  ^^spike
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 10, 2017, 04:12:54 PM
Yes I forgot to mention the sprites of Ruby and others are very well done it's fantastic great job making those.
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 12, 2017, 12:31:51 AM
Thanks guys, it was a lot of fun working on these!

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nice attempt to make pixel art. Try more, with more polished sprites.
I don't suppose you might have any tips? I've never done any pixel art before so anything would more than likely help.

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It's also great to see a decently colored picture!
It is a nice change of pace for me. I'll probably continue to color my drawings in the future.
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Post by: Sneak on June 12, 2017, 02:54:02 AM
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've never done any pixel art before so anything would more than likely help.
but you try! :p
who knows, maybe you open pixel artist in yourself?

no, I don't have any tips. I have done some sprites in early days, but didn't evolve my bad skills in that.
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 12, 2017, 06:30:43 PM
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but you try!
who knows, maybe you open pixel artist in yourself?

no, I don't have any tips. I have done some sprites in early days, but didn't evolve my bad skills in that.
Ah ok. I noticed you had a pixel art game that you started so I was curious if you knew anything about sprite work.

I'll probably dabble some more with this and see where it goes.
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Post by: CybertronianBrony on June 12, 2017, 08:36:49 PM
You. Are. Awesome.

I flippin' love those sprites and that animation for the pose as well! And your drawing is outstanding too! I'm actually picturing Ruby if she was in M.U.G.E.N. right now. In Marvel vs. Capcom style.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Announcer: "That's great, super, excellent!"

Glad my picture inspired you! I'm actually blushing right now.

I was going to consider making sprites as well! As well as drawing the whole Gang of Seven and Ali some fighting stances!

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Post by: Hypno on June 12, 2017, 08:43:12 PM
Great drawings and pixel art! Are you taking requests, cause I've got some  ;)
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 12, 2017, 11:35:41 PM
@CybertronianBrony
I'm glad you liked it so much! The drawing I got from your Shoryuken and the sprites I got from your Namco x Capcom one so it was actually 2 pictures that inspired me. I've actually considered doing more fighting stances and sprites for the others as well.

If you're considering making sprites, I used Piskel (http://www.piskelapp.com/) for making Ruby. It was pretty simple to work with.

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Great drawings and pixel art! Are you taking requests, cause I've got some
I guess I should have read this before the Yu-Gi-Oh topic haha. Feel free to send me a PM and we'll go from there. Thanks.
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 29, 2017, 05:43:25 PM
So Hypnobrai you wanted to see the Plated Sharptooth drawn in my Yu-Gi-Oh topic so I figured I would do a full drawing of him. I also wanted to try and draw a bigger scene with more character involved.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/qb6w77rmh/Chomper_to_the_Rescue.jpg)

I chose this particular situation so I could fit all the main characters as well, with the perspective facing away from the island so I can have every character's face shown (and an easier background to deal with).

The background mountains, Littlefoot's, Cera's, Ducky's, and Petrie's poses were taken from the movie as reference (I used a scene from LBT 8 to get a better close up to draw Ducky and Littlefoot's head was changed to look to the right slightly). Both Chomper and the Plated Sharptooth were drawn from scratch using different scenes as references.

The hardest part was trying to draw Ducky since she is so small, but still has a lot of detail needed (unlike Petrie). I think she ended up a big larger than intended but I don't think I could have drawn her smaller. I'm planning on coloring this but I might take a bit of a break before I do. Coloring seems a bit daunting at the moment.

NOTE: I'm not sure what's going on with photobucket but I can still see my images on the forum (my guess is that I still don't have very many images uploaded?). I guess I'll find out if you guys can see it or not :lol.
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Post by: Midnight on June 29, 2017, 06:16:16 PM
Very nicely done!

And, as far as Photobucket goes, I can see the images now as well :)
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Post by: ADFan185 on June 29, 2017, 06:30:45 PM
Great job on the drawing it's awesome and amazing.
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Post by: Sneak on June 30, 2017, 02:27:06 AM
like it! ^^ Go go, Chomper!
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Post by: Sovereign on June 30, 2017, 03:29:17 AM
Good job here! The overall layout works really nicely and the characters' expressions, especially Chomper's and the sharptooth's, look very well done. On the other hand, there could have been some details on the ground or the sea. Right now, they look kinda empty. Still, I like this picture as the characters look quite good here and the scene has been captured well.
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Post by: Dalekdino on June 30, 2017, 04:39:59 AM
Very good recreation, and I like the look Chomper's giving the Plated Sharptooth XD
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Post by: Hypno on June 30, 2017, 10:15:21 AM
Awesome!!! Yeah Dalekdino I was just about to point that out :lol
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Post by: Flathead770 on June 30, 2017, 04:49:22 PM
Hey thanks everyone.

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On the other hand, there could have been some details on the ground or the sea. Right now, they look kinda empty.
I still got to figure out what I'm going to do in regards to this. Currently the top right and bottom left are practically completely empty. I'm going to have to spend some time practicing some form of environmental detail and ways to fill those areas up a bit. I just realized that I would also have to put shadows in the picture. That's going to be fun.

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Very good recreation, and I like the look Chomper's giving the Plated Sharptooth XD
Yea they got quite the stare-down going on.
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Post by: Hypno on June 30, 2017, 05:41:45 PM
Cera looks a little worried about Chomper. So I guess that's before she rams Plates in the back of the foot.
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Post by: Ducky123 on July 01, 2017, 03:54:29 PM
Dang, you're really getting the hang of this  ^^spike
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Post by: Flathead770 on July 06, 2017, 06:46:23 PM
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Cera looks a little worried about Chomper. So I guess that's before she rams Plates in the back of the foot.
Hey that's exactly right. This scene is supposed to be the moment after Chomper bites Plates' tail, with Plates bringing his tail up to see what's going on.

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Dang, you're really getting the hang of this
Thank you! :DD I did get a lot of practice drawing all those cards. I've also been trying multiple things with each picture to see where I stand. The Spinosaurus was working on planning out a drawing over a whole sheet since I've been so used to drawing small images as well as work on some shading. The Ruby kicking was practicing working on a pose that could not be easily found in the show and directly referenced as well as trying coloring. This one was working on more complicated image with multiple characters interacting in some way with an actual background. Admittedly I knew that I was weaker at drawing backgrounds so I knew that this last one would prove challenging. I'm going to work on updating and then eventually coloring this one but I might hold of on it for a while and draw more simple pictures for the time being.

The funny thing is that I never thought I was ever good at drawing. I tend to have poor confidence in a lot of things I do.
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Post by: CybertronianBrony on July 06, 2017, 08:30:31 PM
Your art is getting more and more amazing! I cannot wait to see what else you make! I know it will be awesome!
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Post by: Flathead770 on July 20, 2017, 03:53:37 PM
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Your art is getting more and more amazing! I cannot wait to see what else you make! I know it will be awesome!
I must admit I don't know how to react to such praise. Thank you and I'm glad you're enjoying my art! :smile


I haven't been doing too much drawing these past few weeks, but I have been doing a bit of sprite work every now and then. I finally finished doing an idle fighting pose for Chomper

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/mrmeat770/Chomper_Idle.gif)

With his dad's colors as an alternative palette.

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/mrmeat770/Chomper_Idle_2.gif)

I actually did some work with lighting this time around and I am quite pleased with the results. Since this is imagined with a fighting game in mind I decided to give Chomper a bit of a menacing smile to show off his sharp teeth.
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Post by: Sneak on July 20, 2017, 04:50:56 PM
Hey, it's Chomper the fighter and son of the Sharptooth!

nice! ^^
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Post by: CybertronianBrony on July 20, 2017, 06:11:55 PM
Wow! This is too awesome! Chomper looks quite ready for his battles! Best be careful he dosen't lose control of himself and his sharptooth powers or he'll go into Rage Mode! I can picture him in my head performing one of his moves, Shadow Strike and Sharptooth Barrage!

Your spriting seems to be getting better and more amazing! The shading is the example of how much you improved since the Ruby sprite you made!

I can't wait for more of those sprites! You are the best!
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Post by: Ducky123 on July 21, 2017, 09:13:21 AM
Nice! Also, I somehow missed the last update, Ruby looks really cool ^^spike
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Post by: Sovereign on July 21, 2017, 12:12:59 PM
Looks very nice! Chomper really looks like he's ready for a fight and his expression suits that stance perfectly. The animation only reinforces that impression! His face looks a bit flat but otherwise, very cool job!  :D
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Post by: Flathead770 on July 21, 2017, 02:25:59 PM
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Hey, it's Chomper the fighter and son of the Sharptooth!
Someone is going to have to break the news to Chomper's "parents" :lol

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Best be careful he dosen't lose control of himself and his sharptooth powers or he'll go into Rage Mode! I can picture him in my head performing one of his moves, Shadow Strike and Sharptooth Barrage!
I think he has already given in to bloodlust. Look at that smile, he's got the look of a killer! Sharptooth Barrage makes sense but I'm having a hard time imagining what Shadow Strike would be. I picture Chomper as more of a "run straight in" type of fighter, not really resorting to stealth. I'm glad you're having fun with it though!

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Nice! Also, I somehow missed the last update, Ruby looks really cool
Thanks. I'm glad you got to see it.

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The animation only reinforces that impression! His face looks a bit flat but otherwise, very cool job!
Is it because his head is drawn at more of a side view than the rest of him? That's how I interpret that anyways. Something to keep in mind in the future at any rate. Thanks for the input!
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Post by: CybertronianBrony on July 21, 2017, 08:44:55 PM
I thought I'd give you some more information to help you.

Shadow Strike is a super move I made for him. He jumps towards the wall, then jumps off and dives down to the opponent and strikes the opponent with his claws. Then he throws the opponent to the side of the screen and finishes with one big giant reach extended slice, similar to Strider Hiryu's Gram move in the Marvel vs. Capcom games.

Sharptooth Barrage is similar to Wolverine's Berserker Barrage.
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Post by: Flathead770 on July 23, 2017, 10:18:42 AM
That makes a bit more sense. I haven't played much Marvel vs. Capcom and don't know who Strider is but it seems similar to what Vega does just with a bit of extra attacks added afterwards.
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Post by: Flathead770 on July 31, 2017, 10:37:18 AM
Well I got around to doing another drawing. I kept things a bit simpler this time so I could focus on coloring more.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/lrunlp9qx/Baby_Chomper.jpg)

I figured I would do one with Chomper since my original idea was to do a drawing to accompany the pixel art that I do. I tried to draw this one as large as possible with it taking up pretty much the whole 8 x 12 sheet. It made it quite time consuming to color in but I think it pays off with the result.

It's hard to tell but his belly is colored grey and his teeth/claws are grey mixed with a light yellow. Right now I'm just taking pictures with my phone since my scanner isn't working (though some proper lighting might also be something to look into).
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Post by: Sneak on July 31, 2017, 11:09:45 AM
oh our cute Chomper! And purple!  :DD

Good he doesn't bite in half longneck's neck though.  :sducky

Awesome!
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Post by: Sovereign on July 31, 2017, 02:35:15 PM
A really cute picture here!  :DD You've captured Chomper's expression excellently and the colors, once again, look incredible and smooth! His right leg (in the picture) seems a bit twisted but that's the only criticism I can give here. I really like this picture!  :yes
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Post by: CybertronianBrony on July 31, 2017, 03:59:27 PM
Chomper looks absolutely adorable! Another great art piece you made!
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Post by: Ducky123 on July 31, 2017, 06:17:54 PM
Whoa, that looks mighty cool! :D

I think the colouring is good. Very smooth looking with no visible white spots. The lilac/violet colour is a bit light but it's probably the most accurate choice when I think of Chomper's colour in that movie :)

Also can't spot any rough lineart mess-ups, good job ^^spike
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Post by: Midnight on July 31, 2017, 07:25:32 PM
Dude, that's adorable!

VERY nice job indeed :)
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Post by: Flathead770 on August 01, 2017, 02:04:27 AM
It seems everyone is pretty much in agreement with him being adorable so that's cool. I had a funny issue with Chomper's left eye (right hand side from our perspective) in which I felt like it looked angry. The problem was that it was pointed too much at the top, similar to the other eye. Once I rounded it off slightly then it looked better. It's crazy how such a subtle difference can go a long way.

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oh our cute Chomper! And purple!

Good he doesn't bite in half longneck's neck though.

Awesome!
Well that got dark fast haha. Thanks Snik.

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A really cute picture here! You've captured Chomper's expression excellently and the colors, once again, look incredible and smooth! His right leg (in the picture) seems a bit twisted but that's the only criticism I can give here. I really like this picture!
Thanks Sovereign. The twisted foot is actually in the scene as well. I was considering trying to draw the foot more in line with the other one but decided on just trying to match the reference image. It's good that you're staying sharp on these things though!

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Chomper looks absolutely adorable! Another great art piece you made!
Thanks man

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Whoa, that looks mighty cool!

I think the colouring is good. Very smooth looking with no visible white spots. The lilac/violet colour is a bit light but it's probably the most accurate choice when I think of Chomper's colour in that movie

Also can't spot any rough lineart mess-ups, good job
Thanks and good eye with the color. It is violet that I used. I tested another color on a really quick sketch and found that it was too dark, closer to his current design. I feel like a shade between violet and whatever other one I tested would have maybe matched up a bit better.

The lineart part went fairly smooth this time around. I never had to do any major changes so that was nice.

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Dude, that's adorable!

VERY nice job indeed
Thank you Midnight
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Post by: Flathead770 on September 15, 2017, 09:39:29 PM
Just like in my random artwork topic, I'll be re-posting any LBT drawings for birthdays or whatever else here afterwards so they're archived in one spot. It will also hopefully prevent any offtopic tangents from getting out of hand too much as that is not my intention.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/b7bqg8k7t/Sharptooth_Redclaw.jpg)

Sharptooth vs Red Claw first posted for Snik's birthday, September 14.

This was a fun one to come up with. I knew I wanted to have Sharptooth stepping on Red Claw but it took some work to finally finish the general outline. There were a few scenes that I used for references, namely using Sharptooth's head in the scene where he roars at Littlefoot and Cera after jumping from the thorns. My main priority was to get his face looking close to the movie as well as being intimidating. I looked at a few other scenes to make sure I was getting Red Claw's scar and such correct as well. I've also been working on doing a full greyscale image instead of only doing shading.

One problem with the drawing is that Red Claw's upper body is too large. I did end up finding a similar pose in LBT10 to confirm this after the drawing was nearing completion (the scene where the red sharptooth gets knocked into the tree). It's a shame I didn't think of using this earlier but more practice from memory is probably better in the long run. If anyone notices anything else that's off don't be shy to point it out.

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DEAD RED CLAW.
IT IS THE BEST PRESENT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was hoping you would enjoy it even though you've made it pretty clear before on this issue haha.

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I take it Screech and Thud ran away?

Awesome drawing, and an awesome present!
Thanks. I'd like to think there was a 1 on 1 agreement before hand or Screech and Thud ran away once they knew what the result would be.

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Wow that is one pretty cool drawing, sums up my opinion of who is best Sharptooth
Thanks. An opinion most people share I imagine.

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I still think Red Claw isn't that bad. There are some sharpteeth worse than him, and he isn't that pathetic in Escape From The Mysterious Beyond. I'd say Screech and Thud are even better for their size.
I like Red Claw. I mean he interrupts songs, that's the most badass thing you can do. :lol

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Damn Flathead, that's awesome!
Thank you! :DD
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Post by: Sovereign on September 16, 2017, 03:29:17 AM
This is a pretty awesome drawing with a nice idea and really cool feeling! The shading works really well and the original sharptooth looks great and mean!  :DD Red Claw's expression is a bit strange but otherwise there's not much I can point out. This is a truly great drawing and it's awesome that you do these pictures as birthday presents! Thank you for that!  :yes
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Post by: Ducky123 on September 16, 2017, 09:16:59 AM
As I already said on Snik's Starday topic... this is so good :lol

I'm no expert on Sharpteeth, and certainly not on whether something is anatomically correct or not but... nothing looking off there as far as I can tell :)
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Post by: Longneck3050 on September 16, 2017, 12:14:48 PM
Quote from: Flathead770,Sep 15 2017 on  08:39 PM
Just like in my random artwork topic, I'll be re-posting any LBT drawings for birthdays or whatever else here afterwards so they're archived in one spot. It will also hopefully prevent any offtopic tangents from getting out of hand too much as that is not my intention.

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/mrmeat770/Drawings/SharptoothampRedclaw.jpg)

Sharptooth vs Red Claw first posted for Snik's birthday, September 14.

This was a fun one to come up with. I knew I wanted to have Sharptooth stepping on Red Claw but it took some work to finally finish the general outline. There were a few scenes that I used for references, namely using Sharptooth's head in the scene where he roars at Littlefoot and Cera after jumping from the thorns. My main priority was to get his face looking close to the movie as well as being intimidating. I looked at a few other scenes to make sure I was getting Red Claw's scar and such correct as well. I've also been working on doing a full greyscale image instead of only doing shading.

One problem with the drawing is that Red Claw's upper body is too large. I did end up finding a similar pose in LBT10 to confirm this after the drawing was nearing completion (the scene where the red sharptooth gets knocked into the tree). It's a shame I didn't think of using this earlier but more practice from memory is probably better in the long run. If anyone notices anything else that's off don't be shy to point it out.

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DEAD RED CLAW.
IT IS THE BEST PRESENT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was hoping you would enjoy it even though you've made it pretty clear before on this issue haha.

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I take it Screech and Thud ran away?

Awesome drawing, and an awesome present!
Thanks. I'd like to think there was a 1 on 1 agreement before hand or Screech and Thud ran away once they knew what the result would be.

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Wow that is one pretty cool drawing, sums up my opinion of who is best Sharptooth
Thanks. An opinion most people share I imagine.

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I still think Red Claw isn't that bad. There are some sharpteeth worse than him, and he isn't that pathetic in Escape From The Mysterious Beyond. I'd say Screech and Thud are even better for their size.
I like Red Claw. I mean he interrupts songs, that's the most badass thing you can do. :lol

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Damn Flathead, that's awesome!
Thank you! :DD
They look somewhat similar to each other.
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Post by: rhombus on September 16, 2017, 01:55:52 PM
Excellent work on the drawing. The shading on the drawing is done very well and it truly captures the ferociousness of the original Sharptooth in the drawing.
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Post by: zero-point on September 16, 2017, 04:04:37 PM
That looks gorgeous, really nice drawing :DD
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Post by: Flathead770 on September 19, 2017, 12:48:06 AM
Thanks everyone.

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This is a pretty awesome drawing with a nice idea and really cool feeling! The shading works really well and the original sharptooth looks great and mean! Red Claw's expression is a bit strange but otherwise there's not much I can point out. This is a truly great drawing and it's awesome that you do these pictures as birthday presents! Thank you for that!
With this being the second time I've drawn Sharptooth I wanted to make sure he had a more intimidating look since that was the major criticism of the first drawing so it's great to hear that is the case this time around.

For Red Claw's expression I honestly wasn't too sure what to do. I two things I wanted was for his eyes to be closed with his tongue sticking out to indicate he's dead. Other than that I was kinda just guessing. It's good to know. Next time I'll try to take more time looking at different Red Claw scenes (or even any generic sharptooth) to maybe get a better feel of how the head looks.

As for the topic of birthday presents, I figured that I can't just do it for one person and leave others high and dry. It's also gotten me to draw things I wouldn't have thought of normally so it's been a lot of fun so far.


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I'm no expert on Sharpteeth, and certainly not on whether something is anatomically correct or not but... nothing looking off there as far as I can tell
Good to know and it's all good. When directly drawing something from reference it's a lot easier to catch mistakes. With this it feels a lot more subjective so I'm just curious if anyone had any thoughts on the matter.


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They look somewhat similar to each other.
Yea it's kinda hard to differentiate the two. Even though their bodies are similar, Sharptooth has more unique expressions then other generic sharpteeth to help him stand out and Red Claw has his noticeable scar. I made sure Red Claw's scar side would be facing up early one to help signify who he is. I also made sure to have Sharptooth a darker shade than Red Claw since he's a darker color though I could have probably made it darker. Nevertheless this is something to take note of.


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Excellent work on the drawing. The shading on the drawing is done very well and it truly captures the ferociousness of the original Sharptooth in the drawing.
Thanks rhombus. Like I said with my reply to Sovereign, I'm glad that I managed to get his expression right.


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That looks gorgeous, really nice drawing
Thank you zero-point.
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Post by: Flathead770 on October 01, 2017, 12:14:53 AM
To start I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me this year for the fanart award. It's hard to imagine that the beginning of the year I never considered drawing again let alone coming back to the GoF. When I came back I wasn't too optimistic on how long I'll stay active given how last time went. It's been just a little over 4 months since I've returned and so far I'm a lot more optimistic then I was. I had the goal of reaching 1 year and I'm pretty confident that I'll reach that milestone. :smile

On to the picture on hand:
(https://s26.postimg.org/uo2yqixsp/Shorty.jpg)
Shorty drawn for Darkwolf's birthday on September 26.

Hmm, this picture is looking a little bit larger then usual. This is the first time I'm not using photobucket since it's only a matter of time my account kicks the bucket. I guess this one doesn't lower the resolution as much as photobucket.

I tried to give his tail some sort of blur effect since he's swinging it though I'm not entirely sold on how it turned out.
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Post by: Sovereign on October 01, 2017, 07:42:17 AM
It's great to hear that you're having a good time here! :) Your drawings are really impressive, especially if you started again only this year and you truly deserved that award. I'm happy to hear that you're planning to stick with us for a long time as your presence here has been en extremely positive and nice thing this year, with your art and the contributions you've done to the different threads around the forum! :DD

As for the drawing, it looks absolutely great! The perspective is a great one and makes a good overall feeling into this picture, along with the sense of mobility you did with the tail. Also, Shorty's expression looks really good as does the smooth coloring! The only thing I can point out is that the feet  look to be in rather odd positions but otherwise, marvelous job with this one! :yes
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Post by: Ducky123 on October 01, 2017, 08:56:05 AM
Yay, Shorty!  :lol

That's a nice drawing there, anatomy seems pretty solid and the colouring is accurate as well :yes What pencils are you using if you don't mind me asking? :)
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Post by: Flathead770 on October 01, 2017, 01:54:05 PM
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It's great to hear that you're having a good time here! Your drawings are really impressive, especially if you started again only this year and you truly deserved that award. I'm happy to hear that you're planning to stick with us for a long time as your presence here has been en extremely positive and nice thing this year, with your art and the contributions you've done to the different threads around the forum!

Thanks man. That means a lot.

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As for the drawing, it looks absolutely great! The perspective is a great one and makes a good overall feeling into this picture, along with the sense of mobility you did with the tail. Also, Shorty's expression looks really good as does the smooth coloring! The only thing I can point out is that the feet look to be in rather odd positions but otherwise, marvelous job with this one!
His left hind leg's foot is on it's side since he is quickly transferring his weight from his left to his right and he is supposed to be on the ball of his right hind leg. At least that was the intention and the image was actually taken from LBT10, when Shorty was throwing rocks at the sharptooth. As always though it's good to see what people notice for future reference.

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That's a nice drawing there, anatomy seems pretty solid and the colouring is accurate as well. What pencils are you using if you don't mind me asking?
The box says RoseArt. It's a 72 colour set that I bought at the dollar store for $4 (I started cheap in case I wasn't going to like colouring). From there a made a colour palette on a sheet of paper of each color with their position in the box so I can compare the colours to an image and track them easier.

I bought a blending pencil to see if I could blend colours together but it doesn't seem to work very well with these. Down the road I might try and buy some more expensive ones.
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on October 01, 2017, 10:26:30 PM
Again, this picture looks really great! Thanks so much for drawing it!

And welcome back! So glad you're having a good time here. It's always great to see new people pick up drawing :smile
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Post by: Flathead770 on October 20, 2017, 09:47:59 PM
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Again, this picture looks really great! Thanks so much for drawing it!

And welcome back! So glad you're having a good time here. It's always great to see new people pick up drawing
Glad you liked it and thank you!


Well it's about time I got around to posting these. It's a double feature today with Dalekdino and Ducky123's birthday being back to back. References were used for both of them.


(https://s26.postimg.cc/4flbddv89/Cera.jpg)

Cera, posted Oct 15 for Dalekdino's birthaday.

I made sure to have a happy expression on Cera this time around, since my last couple have generally either been mad or scared. Since time was an issue with these two I picked the first scene that came in my head, namely just after Cera rescue's Tricia in 12. Cera's head seems to giving me less trouble now, which is nice. A small nitpick of mine would be that some of the lines around the one eye look a little angular.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/iblqjwrix/Ducky.jpg)

Ducky, posted Oct 16 for Ducky123's birthday.

This one is missing the text that was present the first time around. Ducky's pose was taken from the talking big song in the first episode, where she is pointing to Saurus Rock. I had this scene in mind as soon as I started thinking about drawing Ducky for Ducky123's birthday. Originally I was thinking of doing something along the lines of having Ducky holding a piece of cake but decided just to have her point at some text. Now I don't know if it's just me but I find that Ducky's left eye seems off, like she is cross-eyed or something.
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Post by: Sneak on October 21, 2017, 05:19:17 AM
Finaly you posted them there.
Though Cera looks a bit... compressed in length/width while being ok in height. (lul wat am I talking) Or just her head intersects with body and body is a bit pressed in length.
But I like it, and like ducky a bit dramatic pose. :D
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Post by: Sovereign on October 21, 2017, 09:46:18 AM
These are some really drawings! Both of them are colored well and it seems like you're getting really better at drawing these characters! Cera's expression is rather adorable and the anatomy works well but i agree with Snik here... she looks somewhat short here (I don't know if it's the body or the upper face that makes the impression though... :unsure: ) but otherwise, it's a really good drawing!

As for the Ducky drawing, it's even better in my opinion! Her face looks believable and the pose is a good rendition of the scene. Actually, I didn't notice your nitpick at first but now that you mentioned it, the eye indeed looks a bit weird. Also, is her tail a tiny bit too thin? Still, they are just minor  problems.  These drawings are otherwise really impressive! You've improved a lot in the past months! :yes
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Post by: Ducky123 on October 25, 2017, 02:17:14 PM
How did I miss this so far!?  :bang

First of all, thanks so much for the starday drawing  :)littlefoot

Now I guess I might as well leave some advice I guess!

Cera: Cera looks great, almost a bit cute :lol However, something with her face seems just slightly off. Can't say exactly what since I'm also not that great with dinosaur anatomy and all that but, if I were to guess, her face seems just slightly too thin (though don't take my word on it :p)

Ducky: You picked a great pose there :lol It's really very well visible though that you referenced a pose from the tv-series  :spit

I think her neck seems a little long (though we have seen Ducky's renditions of being a longneck more than just once throughout the franchise  ^^spike ).

Her face definitely isn't perfect but it's still good-looking I'd say :lol Particularly the area around her beak looks a little off I think.

The rest are just slight nitpicks I noticed (because I draw Ducky so often :DD)

The area around her chest is a bit too thin :)

I think the lower part of her tail bulges a bit more where it connects to the main body though generally the tails looks awesome!

Ducky is usually drawn with these lines/rings around her arms. You forgot them (or intentionally left them out?) for the right arm, however this doesn't look wrong at all here :lol Maybe draw a short curved line going downwards from her arm ;)

...and yes, Ducky is cross-eyed  :spit


Now don't mind my nitpicks, I'm just happy I actually see that something's off for a change (as I'm usually rather on the receiving ends of those  :angel ) Wonderful artworks! (and I'm already waiting to review your next drawing ;))
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Post by: Flathead770 on October 27, 2017, 11:10:07 PM
Thanks everyone.

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Finaly you posted them there.
Though Cera looks a bit... compressed in length/width while being ok in height. (lul wat am I talking) Or just her head intersects with body and body is a bit pressed in length.
But I like it, and like ducky a bit dramatic pose.
So do you mean her length from head to tail is too short? She is supposed to be looking towards the front of the page slightly, which would make her appear not as long as if it was a direct side shot.


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These are some really drawings! Both of them are colored well and it seems like you're getting really better at drawing these characters! Cera's expression is rather adorable and the anatomy works well but i agree with Snik here... she looks somewhat short here (I don't know if it's the body or the upper face that makes the impression though... ) but otherwise, it's a really good drawing!
:! Oh no you think so too?  :lol This is interesting. I'm sure this is some sort of issue resulting with the chosen perspective so it'll be something to work on.  Thanks for the input both of you.

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As for the Ducky drawing, it's even better in my opinion! Her face looks believable and the pose is a good rendition of the scene. Actually, I didn't notice your nitpick at first but now that you mentioned it, the eye indeed looks a bit weird. Also, is her tail a tiny bit too thin? Still, they are just minor problems. These drawings are otherwise really impressive! You've improved a lot in the past months!
I like this one better of the two as well. I couldn't get her one eye right. I drew it similarly the first time and noticed it was off then spent a lot of time trying to improve it but they all ended up looking worse. I finally gave up and redrew it like it is now. As for the tail it could be a little thin. Looking at it now the bottom part of the base of the tail maybe could've probably been lowered a bit.


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Cera: Cera looks great, almost a bit cute dino_laugh.gif However, something with her face seems just slightly off. Can't say exactly what since I'm also not that great with dinosaur anatomy and all that but, if I were to guess, her face seems just slightly too thin (though don't take my word on it dino_tongue.gif)
Yea there is always something going on with Cera's head that looks off. If I get it looking pretty good then I just leave it otherwise I would probably never finish her face :lol

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Ducky: You picked a great pose there dino_laugh.gif It's really very well visible though that you referenced a pose from the tv-series
Well I'm glad it turned out that way. I was curious if you were going to have extensive feedback and you didn't disappoint! :DD

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I think her neck seems a little long (though we have seen Ducky's renditions of being a longneck more than just once throughout the franchise).

Her face definitely isn't perfect but it's still good-looking I'd say dino_laugh.gif Particularly the area around her beak looks a little off I think.

The rest are just slight nitpicks I noticed (because I draw Ducky so often dino_happier.gif)

The area around her chest is a bit too thin smile.gif

I think the lower part of her tail bulges a bit more where it connects to the main body though generally the tails looks awesome!
All good points

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Ducky is usually drawn with these lines/rings around her arms. You forgot them (or intentionally left them out?) for the right arm, however this doesn't look wrong at all here dino_laugh.gif Maybe draw a short curved line going downwards from her arm
... :neutral ... Yep, definitely forgot about that :lol

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Now don't mind my nitpicks, I'm just happy I actually see that something's off for a change (as I'm usually rather on the receiving ends of those dino_angel.gif )
Well I suppose it's only fair you get me back after what felt like me ripping into your inktober artwork :lol Honestly though I do appreciate the feedback and you don't have to worry about nitpicking since I'm constantly nitpicking my own artwork all the time.


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Wonderful artworks! (and I'm already waiting to review your next drawing wink.gif)
I think this is a good point to segue to the next drawing.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/ono2et0t5/Horned_Sharptooth.jpg)

Horned Sharptooth drawn for Hypnobrai's birthday, Oct 25.


I never gave this sharptooth much thought when I first saw 14 but after Hypnobrai talking about him a lot and deciding to draw him I must admit that he looks pretty darn cool. I'm surprised that I'm finding so many of my drawings end up being sharpteeth. With this I feel like I now have a good chunk of Hypnobrai's possible requests that he never ended up asking crossed off the list  :p.

This also ends what I have planned so far for birthday drawings as I think I got most of the active people on the GoF. If I had known before I started planning this out that almost everyones birthday fell within just under 3 months (especially October) I might have reconsidered but I managed in the end. With games like Mario Odyssey releasing today in North America and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and others coming out soon there's a good chance video games are going to suck more free time out of me than recently so there's a good chance that I won't be posting as much drawings for the next while.
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on October 27, 2017, 11:45:51 PM
Super cool! He has a really nice expression and I particularly love the pose you've drawn him in! Let me know if you'd like to hear some critiques for it (I generally don't critique without asking/being asked to do so).

Ah man, I wish I still had time to play video games. Mario Odyssey looks really fun! I had a blast with Galaxy and 3D world, I'm bummed to miss out on this one. Hope you enjoy all the gaming :smile
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Post by: Sneak on October 28, 2017, 05:35:31 AM
finally, it's posted here so I can finally say: I like it!
Though I know his arms are small, here they are super tiny so he looks a bit funny.  :unsure:
Everything else is great!
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Post by: Sovereign on October 28, 2017, 08:59:29 AM
Once again, I agree with Snik. This picture is really well-done and especially the face, legs and tail look really cool! But the arms look far too small even to this sharptooth and they look even comically undersized. On the positive side (there are far more pluses here) the perspective with the tail and the feet looks good as does the overall shading. Your last drawings have all been great and I hope your pause won't be too long! :)
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Post by: Sneak on October 28, 2017, 10:23:24 AM
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it's osted here s I can finally day: I like it!
dammit, it is getting worse and worse... гг *fixes post*

huh, I checked original horned sharptooth pictures, and his arms are really supposed to be small, but... just, yeah, on this drawings you notices weird arms  in the very first seconds. Can't explain in other way.  :lol  But that's ok! ;)
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Post by: Flathead770 on October 29, 2017, 04:27:40 PM
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Super cool! He has a really nice expression and I particularly love the pose you've drawn him in! Let me know if you'd like to hear some critiques for it (I generally don't critique without asking/being asked to do so).
Oh I forgot to mention his pose. Is was hard to get one of him as there are very few good full body shots of him. The 2 choices that I narrowed down were the one the Hypnobrai used for his avatar and the one you see here, right after he lands from his leap. I thought this was a cool pose too and it also looks like he is getting ready to leap.

And yes I would love to here any critiques you may have!

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Ah man, I wish I still had time to play video games. Mario Odyssey looks really fun! I had a blast with Galaxy and 3D world, I'm bummed to miss out on this one. Hope you enjoy all the gaming
Galaxy and 3D world were great. Odyssey is pretty fun so far. From what I've potentially been spoiled with Youtube thumbnails, I guess there are 999 power moons to collect, which is just...crazy.  :wow

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huh, I checked oriignal horned sharptooth pictures, and his arms are really supposed to be small, but... just, yeah, on this drawings you notices weird arms in the very first seconds. Can't explain in other way.
Yea his arms are pretty small. His arm socket is also drawn differently from any sharptooth that I can recall.

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Once again, I agree with Snik. This picture is really well-done and especially the face, legs and tail look really cool! But the arms look far too small even to this sharptooth and they look even comically undersized. On the positive side (there are far more pluses here) the perspective with the tail and the feet looks good as does the overall shading. Your last drawings have all been great and I hope your pause won't be too long!
Thank you :DD
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Post by: DarkWolf91 on October 29, 2017, 09:20:18 PM
For the critiques:
It's hard to draw in perspective, and I think you've done a pretty good job with the front leg, but the knee looks a little bit flat, and I think overlapping some shapes might help with that (if you look at the screenshot again, you'll see that they used a bit more consistent overlap with the shapes of the leg).

As for the arms, I think your problem is that you've made that first joint (shoulder thing?) a bit too pronounced, and the portion of the arm after it a bit too long in comparison. The problem with drawing solely from animation screenshots (though it is good practice) is that individual frames of animation don't have to look good on their own in order to produce a good looking motion. Animators often break or stretch joints in single frames in order to make for a smoother sequence, and I think that's probably what's happened in the reference you used.

My last comment is on the feet. He doesn't really look like he has much weight here (again, probably a flaw from the ref used). Perhaps it would help to put a bit of a stronger angle and a few more tension lines between the foot/toe connections and the knee joints, and "flatten" the toes against the surface he's standing on just a bit.

Hope that helped some :smile

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Galaxy and 3D world were great. Odyssey is pretty fun so far. From what I've potentially been spoiled with Youtube thumbnails, I guess there are 999 power moons to collect, which is just...crazy.  :wow

Isn't that about how many Korok seeds were in Breath of the Wild? Nintendo is really stepping up their collection game :lol
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Post by: Ducky123 on October 29, 2017, 11:11:56 PM
Not an expert on Sharpteeth :p I can't really spot any "rough" slip-ups at least :lol

Well done again! :)
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Post by: Flathead770 on November 01, 2017, 06:45:34 PM
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For the critiques:
It's hard to draw in perspective, and I think you've done a pretty good job with the front leg, but the knee looks a little bit flat, and I think overlapping some shapes might help with that (if you look at the screenshot again, you'll see that they used a bit more consistent overlap with the shapes of the leg).

As for the arms, I think your problem is that you've made that first joint (shoulder thing?) a bit too pronounced, and the portion of the arm after it a bit too long in comparison. The problem with drawing solely from animation screenshots (though it is good practice) is that individual frames of animation don't have to look good on their own in order to produce a good looking motion. Animators often break or stretch joints in single frames in order to make for a smoother sequence, and I think that's probably what's happened in the reference you used.

My last comment is on the feet. He doesn't really look like he has much weight here (again, probably a flaw from the ref used). Perhaps it would help to put a bit of a stronger angle and a few more tension lines between the foot/toe connections and the knee joints, and "flatten" the toes against the surface he's standing on just a bit.

Hope that helped some Dino_grins.gif

Thanks Darkwolf for the great feedback! You know, now that you mention animation frames not having to look as good, I feel like I kinda knew about that in general but it has never occurred to me when I'm actually drawing. As for the feet, the reference used actually had rocks and dust surrounding a good chunk of it so I kinda improvised a little. Everything you said about giving him more weight makes complete sense so that's good to know for the future!

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Isn't that about how many Korok seeds were in Breath of the Wild? Nintendo is really stepping up their collection game
Yea there were 900 in BotW. I've managed to get up to around 720 as I look around for the remaining Stone Talus but I've stopped actively looking for them.


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Not an expert on Sharpteeth dino_tongue.gif I can't really spot any "rough" slip-ups at least dino_laugh.gif

Well done again!
Thank you Ducky!
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Post by: Flathead770 on December 18, 2017, 03:03:29 AM
After weeks of slowly working off and on, I've finished my entry for the fanart prompt: Draw something winter themed

(https://s26.postimg.cc/763lsdg7t/Snowball_Fight.jpg)

I went with a snowball fight with the whole gang and I feel it is a nice way to end off 2017 for me. I've wanted to do a whole gang drawing for a while now and a winter background is the perfect opportunity to do so (snow really cuts down on the amount of colouring required :p ). A snowball fight also had the potential of a lot of more unique poses that I could practice with.

While the teams make sense within the context of the show, when planning it also ended up being team "characters I'm comfortable drawing" vs "ones that I am not". In the end however I tried to use as little amount of references as possible. I used ones to make sure I was drawing Petrie and Ruby's face correctly. Had to use one to draw Ducky's face because I can't draw her face. Tried to find a good one of Spike with his head in the ground but gave up and just did whatever. Surprisingly didn't use any for Cera (though she is far enough away/small that mistakes are more forgiving).

Like always, I'm happy to hear any feedback.
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Post by: Sovereign on December 18, 2017, 08:56:56 AM
This is a really cool drawing! I like the overall layout of the picture with the pond and the mountains in the background and the characters' poses are quite nice too. :smile Each of them seem to have a unique and in-character position in the picture so good job with that! :)  However, there are a few things I'd point out like Ducky and Ruby's heads. Ducky looks really weird (her face is too high for example as you implied) and Ruby's neck and head seem too small. Also, there are some problems with Petrie's face and his eyes look in different directions. Finally, the ground looks quite empty but I understand it would be too time-consuming to do that in a large picture like this. On the other hand, Chomper and Spike look very good as does the rest of Ruby and the action in the picture is done really well. Despite some flaws with the characters, the picture as a whole is quite great and it's a good way to wrap out this year! Good job! :yes
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Post by: Sneak on December 18, 2017, 09:32:23 AM
well,some faces of characters are... derpy. :D
But otherwise - this is cool drawing!
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Post by: Ducky123 on December 18, 2017, 11:27:33 AM
I seriously don't think I can beat this :P Wow!
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Post by: Flathead770 on December 21, 2017, 02:49:38 AM
As always, thanks for the feedback/comments. :DD

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This is a really cool drawing! I like the overall layout of the picture with the pond and the mountains in the background and the characters' poses are quite nice too. Each of them seem to have a unique and in-character position in the picture so good job with that!

For the background I really just threw in what you would expect in the valley. The mountains are similar to the ones I did for the Great Valley Yu Gi Oh card I did earlier this year just with colour. It seemed to turn out alright so I'm happy.

Coming up with the character poses was probably the most fun for me. Most of the characters fell into place fairly quickly. The biggest exception was probably Chomper. I didn't know what I should exactly do with him. First he was going to have his back to the log, beside Ruby with a snowball in hand. After I couldn't get it to look right I tired a similar pose but on the side of the log peeking around the corner but had troubles again. The final idea was to have him crouching around the corner for a sneak attack, which is what the final product ended up being.

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However, there are a few things I'd point out like Ducky and Ruby's heads. Ducky looks really weird (her face is too high for example as you implied) and Ruby's neck and head seem too small. Also, there are some problems with Petrie's face and his eyes look in different directions.

I'm not surprised that some characters look off given the increased scale of the drawing coupled with the fact they were for the most part done from memory. It's these parts however that feedback is most useful when you don't have an exact reference to examine so it's all the more appreciated.

Ducky is someone that I clearly need to practice on as I feel like I'm having a hard time getting her face right.

It's funny with Ruby becuase the first time her head was even smaller so I re-drew it to it's current size. I guess I never drew it big enough. I'm not too concerned about this but it's good to be aware. I always have had a tendency to draw smaller then I should.

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Finally, the ground looks quite empty but I understand it would be too time-consuming to do that in a large picture like this.

Yea I was fully aware of this throughout drawing. I never worried too much about it as I figured I should keep things slow. This is the first fullscale art that I've done to any meaningful degree and it was nice to use snow as an excuse to leave white space on the paper. I had some more ambition in planning to have footprints scattered about to help it look less blank but in the end didn't want to go through all the trouble. Another thing is if you look closely to the right side of the fallen log there are semi circles cut into the log. Those are supposed to be Chomper's bite marks where he chewed through the side of the log to hide under the overhang as he sneaks up. I was going to have the spit out wood chips in the bottom right as well but dropped it for the same reason.

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On the other hand, Chomper and Spike look very good as does the rest of Ruby and the action in the picture is done really well. Despite some flaws with the characters, the picture as a whole is quite great and it's a good way to wrap out this year! Good job!

It's good to hear that you like how Spike turned out. I was fortunate that him trying to bury his head in the snow made sense so I never had to put too much effort into him :lol Chomper is the one I am most proud of as well as the rest of team Littlefoot.

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well,some faces of characters are... derpy.
But otherwise - this is cool drawing!

Haha good to know. Expressions are kinda fun to work with and I might have another idea in store for practicing some of them.

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I seriously don't think I can beat this :P Wow!
You can do it, I believe on you! :smile

[EDIT]believe on you? ... That sounds wrong. :lol
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on January 09, 2018, 12:16:20 AM
Now that Christmas breaks and new years have past it's time I start at it again. I haven't been working on anything real concrete at the moment. Instead I focused on doing some fairly quick sketches over the last few days, mainly focusing on Littlefoot and seeing where I'm at with going by memory. I wasn't going to bother posting this but it some turned out pretty good.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/qx7klqcmx/Littlefoot_Sketches.jpg)

Top Left: This was mainly used for the 45 degree back/side view that Ducky123 and myself were trying to work on for his Ducky and Petrie dancing prompt and I never really tried to do any cleaning up (or including another arm for that matter). It was pretty satisfying coming up with a result that actually kinda works and was the kickstarter to keep going.

Top Right: Trying to do a happy type face, sorta like  :)littlefoot The main issue seems to be with his oversized eyes and upper part of his head. Comparing it with the bottom one kinda makes me think it might be good as a younger Littlefoot though.

Upper Middle: I tried to see if I could draw a sorta walking pose. Not really to exciting. I don't think it's that bad, but it would probably help to look at some references for this.

Lower Middle: This was a fun one. I've been wanting to draw something related to pulling a vine (and I probably will again in the future) and it's a good way to try a more unique pose. One of the issues that I believe is with this one is that since the back end of Littlefoot is closer to the ground then the upper part, the hind legs end up looking a little small. Instead of having the hind legs move parallel to the forelegs it might have been better to angle them more forwards so the hind feet are closer to the front feet and extending the leg length in the process.

Bottom Right: I'm really happy how this one turned out. I kind of wish I would have done a more proper drawing for this, but my main goal for this one was practicing the face anyways so I'm not too upset.


Now it's on to brainstorming for the fanart prompt.
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: DarkWolf91 on January 09, 2018, 12:35:43 AM
These are looking great! It's really nice to see you applying what you've learned to some original poses! Keep it up, awesome job :smile
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on January 09, 2018, 02:53:05 AM
wonderful! ^^
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on January 09, 2018, 11:21:12 AM
I agree that these are pretty impressive! :) The expressions are quite great in all of these, especially the first two, and the overall look of the pictures is quite solid! These drawings look pretty detailed and it's also good to try new kinds of poses! However, I'd like to point out that Littlefoot's front legs in the third picture look a bit small and there's something fishy about his chest in the fourth one. :p Still, I really like the smooth look and great expressions in these pictures! They look really nice! :DD
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: LeventeII on January 09, 2018, 01:17:17 PM
They look cute! :) I like them!
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on January 15, 2018, 04:06:07 AM
Sketching is the most effective way to learn drawing something better ^^spike

Well, these certainly turned out quite nice and I'm glad I was able to give you a bit of inspiration/motivation :smile
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on January 16, 2018, 12:31:26 AM
Thanks everyone!

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These are looking great! It's really nice to see you applying what you've learned to some original poses! Keep it up, awesome job
It's been an interesting year that's for sure.

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wonderful! ^^
:)littlefoot

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I'd like to point out that Littlefoot's front legs in the third picture look a bit small
Hmm yeah I can see that. I think the overall length is alright, it just needs to wider in a two dimensional way.

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and there's something fishy about his chest in the fourth one
I don't know what you're talking about :p I imagine if there is a case where the shoulders are moved closer together it would create some sort of skin fold, though that doesn't seem to be the case with how I drew him here. I don't really have a justification in this case haha.

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They look cute! :) I like them!
Glad you like it!

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Sketching is the most effective way to learn drawing something better ^^spike

Well, these certainly turned out quite nice and I'm glad I was able to give you a bit of inspiration/motivation
Agreed. It's also a bit relaxing after working on more ambitious works as well, though now I'm back at it again with the next prompt.
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on February 28, 2018, 10:33:46 PM
Oh man did this ever come down to the wire. Here we go, this is my submission for the first fanart prompt of 2018: Draw a scene from a future LBT movie

(https://s26.postimg.cc/6uwu7wwnd/Chomper_Flees.jpg)

I find it funny that while Ducky123 did only Longnecks I went with only sharpteeth. My first thought for this prompt was to actually do the war with sharpteeth that Dinoteen kept going on about as a joke, but scrapped the idea as I couldn't find his post. Not long after Sneak commented in my 'ask me' topic:

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@Flathead: Please, tell us how you see good version of prequel movie to events of LBT TV series in your head! :P

and

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How did Chomper and Ruby met?

among a few others (these are the most relevant to this drawing). My reasoning for both meeting Ruby and to head to the Great Valley was that Chomper had to get introduced to Red Claw in some form (I don't think just hearing about Red Claw would give him enough motivation). My drawing shows how I imagine this encounter would be with the basic premise being that Chomper's dad holds off Red Claw, and his mother deals with Screech and Thud while Chomper climbs up and escapes. From there Chomper would somehow meet up with Ruby (and maybe she helps/saves him in some capacity). While this was mainly me coming up with an answer to Sneak's question it also plays into my thoughts that if Red Claw were to ever show up in a sequel like XV, both Red Claw and Chomper should be the focus of the plot and this could serve as a flashback or something.


As for the drawing itself.
The Good:
Well I finally managed to completely color in an entire drawing this time around as there's no snow to be lazy :p On the topic of colors, I also tried more with shading and I think I managed to do ok. Shadows are a little on the light side but oh well, I've already spent enough time coloring as it is :lol I'm happy with how all the characters turned out. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull this off as these positions aren't really referable. Screech's leaping pose was the most exciting to finally finish.

Improvements/Errors:
I didn't think about this until after I had finished drawing Screech and didn't want to re-do it but Chomper's mother pose doesn't make too much sense. If she was swinging her tail to the left then having her also look to the left would go against her momentum of her rear end. Her head and front of her body should instead be swinging to the right. The main reason Chomper is actually climbing the side of the cliff was because Chomper is quite small relative to the others so having him higher up would allow me to have everyone at a decent size. The problem though is that this doesn't look quite right to me and that may have to do with Thud's size. With him being so large I feel like it doesn't give the impression that Chomper is high enough. I also found it difficult to match Chomper's mother's color. She needs to be more of a brownish/bronze color and his dad should be darker as well.

Also, rocks :p


I think that mostly covers my thoughts. Feel free to share yours and thank you Sneak for the idea. Your timing was perfect! :DD
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on March 01, 2018, 03:03:47 AM
C'mon. Poor Stupid Claw and his minions... They would be dead in next minutes... :D
And lol Thud's face. XD

Thank you for this drawing-answer! I love it!
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on March 01, 2018, 08:24:48 AM
I think there is no doubt who would have won if we'd had enough entries to enable voting ^^spike

Wow, these are by far not easy poses and the perspective isn't very easy to do either. The colours are light but I think it's the better choice since the background is not overshadowing the characters :)

Also a big thumbs up for the movie plot, that's meeting the prompt excellently :D
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on March 01, 2018, 03:46:58 PM
This drawing is really good! The scene has a very neat idea and the layout and expressions are done very well! Most of the characters are positioned and drawn in a good way and I really like how concerned Chomper and fearful looks in this picture. Things are going to get ugly real soon! :D However, there are a few things that caught my eye in this one. The most obvious is the question about what Screech is doing? :p  If he's jumping at Chomper's mom, the perspective makes it look pretty weird. The second one is that Chomper's dad's lower body looks too large in comparison to his head and Red Claw's body is far too small. Other than those issues, I also like the background and the smooth coloring is really nice. Great job with this one as always! :yes
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 01, 2018, 10:53:02 PM
Aaaah, super cool! You did a great job with the poses, and the angle on the background works very well! I don't think Chomper looks too large, either, but that's just me :D
All in all, wonderful job with both the scene and the story elements!
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on March 03, 2018, 03:48:03 AM
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C'mon. Poor Stupid Claw and his minions... They would be dead in next minutes... :D
And lol Thud's face. XD

Thank you for this drawing-answer! I love it!
While on the topic of death, I was considering throwing in a 3rd fast biter, implying that it died during the struggle and would be the reason for Red Claw to retreat. I had enough to draw however so I decided to drop it. Glad you loved it!

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Wow, these are by far not easy poses and the perspective isn't very easy to do either. The colours are light but I think it's the better choice since the background is not overshadowing the characters :)
Yeah each one is doing something that makes it difficult whether they're twisting their neck, jumping or whatnot. As for coloring I tend to always put little pressure so it tends to be fairly light but in this case putting more pressure to color darker would have taken significantly longer to color.

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Also a big thumbs up for the movie plot, that's meeting the prompt excellently :D
I'm just glad Sneak gave me the inspiration. I was worried about trying to come up with something.

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This drawing is really good! The scene has a very neat idea and the layout and expressions are done very well! Most of the characters are positioned and drawn in a good way and I really like how concerned Chomper and fearful looks in this picture. Things are going to get ugly real soon! :D
Haha yep things look like they're going from bad to worse and I like Chomper's position; A nice vantage point to take one last look at the events unfolding.

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However, there are a few things that caught my eye in this one. The most obvious is the question about what Screech is doing? :p If he's jumping at Chomper's mom, the perspective makes it look pretty weird.
The idea behind the way he looks is that he is supposed to be jumping off those rocks in the background to gain more height but the rocks ended up being a combination of too small and too far away so it might look off (I did actually have streak marks from Screech's back to the rocks to show where he jumped but the rock wall kinda hides it too much to notice. For the pose itself I took the idea of long jumping where you raise your feet up in front of you, which also serves to sink his feet into his prey. It seemed to make sense to me at least.

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The second one is that Chomper's dad's lower body looks too large in comparison to his head and Red Claw's body is far too small.
For Red Claw I drew his front part of his body smaller due to the fact it's supposed to be turning towards the front of the page and is being blocked from view by Red Claw's head. For Chomper's dad...yep I can see that.

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Aaaah, super cool! You did a great job with the poses, and the angle on the background works very well! I don't think Chomper looks too large, either, but that's just me :D
All in all, wonderful job with both the scene and the story elements!
Thank you! And thanks everyone else for the comments!  :)littlefoot
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 11, 2018, 07:53:53 PM
I'm still working on the next fanart prompt but in the meantime I've done a couple random sketches that I've finally bothered to upload. Both of them are of Ducky but that ended up being purely coincidental.

The first one is...well I don't even know exactly how this came to be. Something about Discord glitching and people were seeing Ducky's and Jordy's (nicknamed 'Archer') avatars swapped and thus the idea of ArcherDUCK came into existence. I wasn't around when it happened, I merely just decided to see if I could draw it.
(https://s26.postimg.cc/sruau1315/Archer_DUCK.jpg)
I didn't spend too much time worrying about getting proportions right and mainly just focused on seeing if I could get the pose to look decent. The main problem was trying to get the head to look slightly cocked as she aims.

The next one was also from Discord, but came up in a conversation on how a determined look in anime usually has angry looking eyes but with a small smile or grin. Ducky was wondering how it would look on, well, Ducky :p so I figured I would give it a shot.
(https://s26.postimg.cc/hfhpc9hhl/Ducky_Determined.jpg)
Whether or not the intended result was achieved, I really like how this one turned out. I should work on drawing more pictures focusing on the face more often.

Anyways, let me know what you guys think or if you happen to have a drawing to counter with... nudge nudge wink wink poke Ducky poke :lol
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on April 12, 2018, 04:02:46 AM
Evil Ducky looks here like she gotcha someone with her bow's arrow...  :sducky

Well, while upper Ducky appeared visibly disdproportional somehow :( I love second picture! Her face is amazing!
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on April 12, 2018, 03:14:52 PM
These are quite cool pictures! While Ducky's body is far too big in the first picture and her feet too small, the pose itself is quite successful so good job with that. :) Her expression looks really great here! As for the second picture, I, too, think it is a very good one! The face looks a bit sharper than it should be but other than that, good job with these ones! :yes
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 13, 2018, 12:18:55 AM
Thanks you guys.

Yeah Ducky's lower body was an afterthought so I wasn't too worried. I knew that it looked quite large but I never actually noticed the feet, though I imagine they would look closer to the proper size if the body wasn't so large :p
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on April 14, 2018, 07:00:59 AM
These sketches almost make me jealous you know? Because I tried the ArcherDuck one too (different angle and perspective as not to copy/trace you) and it didn't go anywhere :P
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 16, 2018, 10:11:15 PM
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These sketches almost make me jealous you know? Because I tried the ArcherDuck one too (different angle and perspective as not to copy/trace you) and it didn't go anywhere :P
Like I mentioned on Discord, I had the benefit of picking the easiest perspective so that really helped. I failed at doing a sorta front angle shot.



Ok I have to post this now or else I'll just keep trying to touch it up. :p Here is my submission for the March/April fanart prompt: How do you imagine the Great Valley celebrating the end of the cold time? I managed to get this one done with some time to spare.

(https://s26.postimg.cc/b35bayapl/Ducky_Happy.jpg)

What a surprise, it's another Ducky drawing!

For the last two prompts I've tried to fit several characters in. This time I've dialled it back and only wanted to focus on one and I figured that with the melting ice Ducky would love to get back into the water. The water presented a pretty interesting challenge as I had to learn how to draw splashing water as well as colouring the ripples and tinting the submerged part of Ducky's body. And since I colour really lightly I decided on rolling with that with having a progressively lighter background. I think it works well enough and kinda gives it a storybook sorta look to it.

Let me know what you guys think :DD

Next prompt is drawing an OC. Anyone got a character they're willing to let me butcher? :lol
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on April 17, 2018, 04:54:03 AM
Ok...
What can I say...

BACKGROUND IS WONDERFUL!!!!! :D
WATER IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! :D
COLORS SWEET MY EYES! :'D
Ducky is... Well, in past Ducky's pictures from different authors, she looks or a little wrong, or in lesser quality from other parts of pictures. It's so, it's so, it's so... :(

But maybe it's just for me. I say: if Ducky was better - I would call it masterpiece artwork! But still, now - I just love this! :D Awesome job!
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: LeventeII on April 17, 2018, 01:54:29 PM
Wow! I'm so amazed that I can't find any words!
That water! The trees! It's just wonderful!
Ducky is really cute. ^^
(Do I see it right that her lower body is a little shifted because of the water? I mean like refraction of light)
In my opinion this picture is top! Honestly! I don't have much artistic experience, but I'm sure this is a masterpiece! :)
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on April 17, 2018, 04:50:00 PM
I can only second what the others have said! The background (except perhaps that straight line of trees in the distance which could have been a bit more detailed) is really wonderful as are the colors which look even better than in any of your old drawings! While your backgrounds have usually been decent, this time I can safely say it is really impressive! :yes The layout is quite detailed and there doesn't seem to be "empty" space to be seen. Ducky herself is done really nicely even if I get the feeling she could look a bit too tall here but I'm not really sure. Also, her tail is a bit too short . Yet, all of that is mere nitpicking as this is your greatest drawing thus far! ^^spike
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 18, 2018, 01:13:16 AM
Thank you so much you guys. I was feeling pretty good about this one so I'm glad to see you guys enjoy it as well. :DD

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But maybe it's just for me. I say: if Ducky was better - I would call it masterpiece artwork! But still, now - I just love this! :D Awesome job!
I find Ducky to be fairly difficult to get right. There's always something off whether it's the face, arms, or something else. This challenge makes her pretty fun to draw though, unlike the nightmare that Cera's frills bring with different perspectives.

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(Do I see it right that her lower body is a little shifted because of the water? I mean like refraction of light)
:smile
You bet! That is indeed light refraction. I kept it more subtle as I wasn't sure how believable it would look. It's exciting that someone noticed a small detail like that. (If you're curious on how I did it I just simply drew her normally then drew a copy of the refracted parts slightly to the left. Once finished I just erased the original lines.)

I like throwing in small details like this when I can. The last prompt with Chomper's dad I included scars on his nose from the battle in LBT 5 but no one mentioned anything so I'm not sure if anyone noticed. (his head was also pretty tiny so it could've been hard to spot)

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(except perhaps that straight line of trees in the distance which could have been a bit more detailed)
Is that what those are? :p I honestly wasn't sure what to do with the more distant backgrounds. I had a row of tall grass closer up front so I just said screw it and did another row of that :lol

One of the things I wanted to avoid was going crazy with the distant background details as I didn't want to have another last minute submission. I'll keep this in mind for next time though and try and meet more in the middle.

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Ducky herself is done really nicely even if I get the feeling she could look a bit too tall here but I'm not really sure. Also, her tail is a bit too short .
Now that you bring up her tail I've done some looking into it and I think that the problem stems from the fact that it is pointing way more out to the side then it should and should be facing more facing "into" the page. Here is a rough mock up of what I'm talking about: (get ready for some math talk!)

(https://s26.postimg.cc/vfwnuhmkp/Ducky_Happy_Coord.jpg)

I superimposed the Cartesian coordinates at around the center of Ducky's belly along the water's surface (z = 0) and aligned the x-y plane so her belly is pointed at around the positive x-direction. The faint portion of the line denotes the negative x-direction, which would be right around the direction her tail should be pointed in. In terms of azimuthal angle (sweeping from x-axis counter clockwise) that would put it at 180 degrees. Right now it looks like it's somewhere at around 135 degrees. It's all approximate but I think it helps showcase the potential  underlying problem.
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: DarkWolf91 on April 24, 2018, 12:41:11 AM
Ah, I love this! The water is handled very well, and while Ducky is not 100% on model, I don't think that's bad! Her pose and expression are very nice :smile
Once again a great entry!
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on April 24, 2018, 05:00:15 PM
Oh, I totally forgot to leave a comment :sducky

I feel her head isn't 100% perfect but the rest of the drawing looks really amazing and, overall, this is quite impressive and should be hard for me to beat... :oops  :lol
Title: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 25, 2018, 09:29:24 PM
Thanks Ducky and DarkWolf!

I've pretty much accepted that I'm probably not going to get Ducky to look completely right :lol There's always something out of proportion or looking funny even with using a reference.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on July 01, 2018, 01:59:39 PM
I'm a little late but here is my entry for the prompt: Draw an OC

(https://s26.postimg.cc/pfwvm1lm1/Sucky.jpg)

It's everyone's new favorite swimmer, Sucky! :p

I had actually started this well over 2 months ago and it started as a joke on Discord with an acronym, S.T.O.P. (something to do with Sucky trips over Petrie) and I decided to try and draw it (I feel like I was also slightly called out by Ducky as well :lol ). I figured that instead I'd keep it more in line with the story and do it as my prompt. I lost a good chunk of motivation throughout, probably because I was the only one known to be working on the prompt at the time. All of a sudden everyone joined in and kicked me back into gear :p

Anyways, let me know what you guys think!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on July 01, 2018, 03:17:01 PM
<--- is even later :lol

Well, this drawing certainly isn't sucky at all, oh no no no :DD

I think my favourite part of this drawing is that little swimmer kid in the bg snickering big time. That expression is just perfect (note to self, steal it  :bolt)

Sucky's colour was probably just as hard to get right as the colour of my character who I can hopefully finish colouring tonight. I think you've succeeded colouring Sucky there, yep yep yep :P

The background is undoubtedly simple yet good-looking I'd say. The shading on trees and grass is nicely executed for sure, gives me something to learn from you yet again, huh?  :lol

Anyway, that's a splendid drawing mate and also thanks for sticking with me all this time helping me figure out my own drawing  :cheers
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sergeant Burker on July 01, 2018, 03:25:41 PM
HOLY CRAPPEMHEIMER. GET UNIVERSAL ON THE PHONE! WE HAVE A CHARACTER DESIGNER!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: DarkWolf91 on July 01, 2018, 09:08:29 PM
Hahaha oh man, Sucky's expression is just perfect. It's that hurt but still optimistic look that perfectly represents her tragic comedy. Great job :smile
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on July 02, 2018, 09:42:17 AM
And this a good drawing too! :Mo Sucky's expression really suits the character greatly and the scene seems familiar from Ducky's fics. However, the swimmers in the background are just as nicely done as their differing expressions (especially the middle one's) are rather priceless. :lol However, I think the perspective isn't perfect as Sucky seems too large in comparison to the three others. The background works quite well here and the coloring is smooth enough to do its job properly. That being said, I like this drawing and I'm happy you finished it despite the momentary lack of motivation. :smile
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on July 03, 2018, 02:29:33 AM
Thank you everyone!

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I think my favourite part of this drawing is that little swimmer kid in the bg snickering big time. That expression is just perfect (note to self, steal it  :bolt)

The background is undoubtedly simple yet good-looking I'd say. The shading on trees and grass is nicely executed for sure, gives me something to learn from you yet again, huh?  :lol
I'm glad you liked the snickering expression. I was quite happy that it turned out and is also my favorite of the 3.

I agree with the background being more simple this time around, mostly because I wasn't sure what to add in (my lack of motivation didn't help too much either)

As for stealing, I'm actually honored that someone finds my art good enough to learn from and am more then happy if they use it to improve :DD

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Anyway, that's a splendid drawing mate and also thanks for sticking with me all this time helping me figure out my own drawing  :cheers
Anytime. It's been a fun couple weeks. :smile

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HOLY CRAPPEMHEIMER. GET UNIVERSAL ON THE PHONE! WE HAVE A CHARACTER DESIGNER!
Thank you very much for the praise, though I don't quite think I'm on that level yet as drawing Sucky is really just drawing Ducky.

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Hahaha oh man, Sucky's expression is just perfect. It's that hurt but still optimistic look that perfectly represents her tragic comedy. Great job :smile
I was quite happy with the look as well, thanks.

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However, the swimmers in the background are just as nicely done as their differing expressions (especially the middle one's) are rather priceless. :lol However, I think the perspective isn't perfect as Sucky seems too large in comparison to the three others.
It's good to see people enjoy the teasing triplets as I like to call them. Also interesting you pointed out the middle one as that one took the longest to figure out. I wanted them all at first to be sorta laughing at the situation but then decided on going for 3 distinct looks. The right one is calling out the trip in a mean way, the one on the left is laughing and the one in the middle seems to be tired of seeing the same old story and just wants to get back to swimming.

For the perspective I agree completely. I originally wanted the angle to be lower to the ground, which would make objects shrink faster as they approach the horizon line. The end result wasn't quite what I wanted but I'm satisfied regardless.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sergeant Burker on July 03, 2018, 03:03:28 AM
Flathead, you are on that level in my opinion. I know good talent when I see it.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on September 02, 2018, 12:19:40 PM
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Flathead, you are on that level in my opinion. I know good talent when I see it.
Well, thank you :smile

Ok, I know I'm late once again in my submission. I hope this doesn't become routine. :p

Here's my submission for Daily life/survival

(https://s26.postimg.cc/o76iv123d/Shorty_Survival.jpg)

Since I started on this one later then most I decided on just sticking with greyscale this time around. It was a nice change so I might stick with it for the next little bit.

Anyways, the drawing depicts a sort of first meeting with Shorty and the hatchlings, and more closely matches the setting of the first movie. Funny enough, I was planning and working on the outline for this when Ducky released ch 1 of SDP, which has a very similar setting to the one I was imagining.

Like all ways, let me know what you guys think.

Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: jassy on September 02, 2018, 12:44:55 PM
Ooh, very nice! I especially like the shading on the tree and the background! I can’t really say much about the anatomy since I’m still learning myself  :p but it looks correct for the most part. It’s great to see some more art from you!!  :DD
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on September 02, 2018, 03:18:13 PM
Damn! :wow :wow Now that is some great stuff! This is easily your best work yet as the picture feels more complete than ever with with the hills and rocks in the background. Shorty and the others have really well-drawn expressions and the oldest longneck's concern for his companions is very clear. However, I also really adore the smooth shading and the extremely smooth look of the picture. From Shorty himself to the small but clear hints of the land on the background (and the flying treestars), this drawing is a truly impressive one. If I really have to nitpick, the perspective with the fallen log and the stones isn't perfect. :p Anyway, phenomenal job here. I can safely say this is probably the best drawing (apart from DarkWolf's work) I've seen on GoF! :yes
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on September 02, 2018, 03:22:20 PM
It is just wonderful!!! :O
greyscale rules!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: DarkWolf91 on September 02, 2018, 04:36:51 PM
Oooooh, I like this one a lot! You did a great job with the landscape, and the character expressions! And it's always great to see more Shorty art :D
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: OwlsCantRead on September 02, 2018, 06:30:07 PM
Everyone already said this already, but the shading is impressive. Pencil shading is something that I recall being tough in art class if you want to add depth, so excellent job here!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: rhombus on September 02, 2018, 08:06:47 PM
This is a truly impressive piece of work! :DD The monochrome shading allows the emotions of the scene to truly shine through.  The surprise of Shorty matching the hunger in his stomach, and the almost begging mannerisms of the hatchlings who are looking for any potential support in the dangerous Mysterious Beyond. The hesitation of the younglings is evident in their mannerisms, which further hints at a traumatic incident separating them from their parents.  The momentary loss of Shorty's tough exterior in this shot shows his inner vulnerability.  In the younglings he sees his own sense of loss, and the same fear.  This drawing truly had multiple layers of depth, which makes it one of your best pieces to date in my opinion.  :)
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on September 08, 2018, 02:15:36 PM
Thanks everyone! It's good to see that you guys like it so much. I felt like I was on to something as I started making some progress on it.

@jassy
Thanks! I screwed up a bit on the front perspective of Shorty, mainly with forelegs. I least I'm pretty sure. I drew the shoulder part sort of how I would for a side shot, which is more then likely incorrect.

@Sovereign
Yeah I stuck with my typical shading style for most of the picture. I did switch it up for the desert in background, choosing to go for quick, long strokes with the intention of having it appear different from the rest of the drawing. Basically, I had no idea how to actually make it look like a desert so I just tried something different. I think it seemed to work. :p

As for the tree on the right hand side I completely agree and I think it comes down to me changing my idea on the fly as the tree is supposed to be partially uprooted and fallen down on top of the rocks, but the way I drew the base of the tree, it looks more like it's fallen directly to the right. It would have been more effective to have the underneath the roots part of the tree facing the viewer.

@DarkWolf91
Yeah I felt like Shorty was the perfect choice to go for a survival theme and a sort of desperate pairing between him and the hatchlings quickly came to mind. Glad you liked it! :DD

@OwlsCantRead
It's certainly time consuming as well :p There's still a lot of room for me to improve but I'm happy with my results. :smile

@rhombus
I've always like your ability to weave a narrative of a drawing in your feedback and I must admit that it's nice to see it done on one of my drawings. Thank you!  :)littlefoot
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on October 03, 2018, 01:50:02 PM
Totally sorry for ignoring this until now :sducky Gonna make up for it with a nice review though :D

I honestly don't know where to start so I guess I'll start by recognizing you for drawing a scene from my story. Any fanfic author would be happy to see their work of fiction illustrated, yep yep yep!!! :)littlefoot Admittedly, as you being a first-time reader of the new, improved version of the story cannot know, this scene transpired a little... different than that haha but I do love your take on it!

Let's begin with the actual review.

Mood: The mood of the drawing certainly lives up to the darker tone of the story and that scene in particular. It takes place around the same time Littlefoot and friends are having their adventure to find the Great Valley so you'd totally expect a desolate landscape where everyone is struggling to survive.

Shorty: Shorty looks spot on, trying to help himself to a few dry leaves left on a tree in reach of his neck. Not much else to say there, I suppose.

Hatchlings: Generally, I think their proportions would make them tinysaurusses rather than hatchlings but I know how hard it is to draw a longneck with normal child-like proportions :p I'd probably expect them to be a little smaller than that. I think Littlefoot must've gained several times his size since he hatched...

About the individual expressions, I must say that you've drawn them really well with appropriate expressions. Though, I think the one on the right hiding behind that rock looks a little derpy around the face :P

Background: This is possibly your best, most detailed background to date! It gives a rather realistic impression too! I am impressed :P I see you indicated a rough breeze judging by the way the few leaves are drawn. Maybe a few lines would have underlined that even more, dunno.

Greyscale/shading: This is a field I am way inferior to you and it really shows in this one that you are quite capable of this technique! :^^spike

Overall, well done mate! :exactly
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on October 03, 2018, 09:31:35 PM
That's ok because you have enough of a comment to warrant a separate response :p
So let's break this down

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I honestly don't know where to start so I guess I'll start by recognizing you for drawing a scene from my story. Any fanfic author would be happy to see their work of fiction illustrated, yep yep yep!!! :)littlefoot Admittedly, as you being a first-time reader of the new, improved version of the story cannot know, this scene transpired a little... different than that haha but I do love your take on it!
As I quickly mentioned earlier today on Discord, this wasn't actually intended to be a scene from Shorty's Dark Past. I originally had the idea to draw Shorty meeting the hatchlings about halfway through the OC prompt and to better match the survival part of the prompt I chose to go with a similar style to LBT 1 (as you mentioned in the mood) with Shorty desperate to find food and stumbling upon the hatchlings who had gathered to this spot for food, but have now exhausted the remaining food that they can reach and afraid to go anywhere else.

I was pretty amazed when I read the first chapter of SDP and found that your descriptions mirrored my own thoughts as well, and the fact that you thought that this was a SDP drawing also is testament to that. I guess it's like how Bron said in 10: "Great minds think alike." :smile (though if you wanted to think like it was from SDP the hatchling on the bottom right could very well be Shadow, as she is literally stepping out of the shadows. I think that would be fitting, though she would have to appear a lot darker to fit her appearance)

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Hatchlings: Generally, I think their proportions would make them tinysaurusses rather than hatchlings but I know how hard it is to draw a longneck with normal child-like proportions :p I'd probably expect them to be a little smaller than that. I think Littlefoot must've gained several times his size since he hatched...
This was an area I had trouble on for sure. I tried to use the flashback scene to get the general idea for proportions and while I think I have the general size right for, well probably only the bottom right one, the proportions are all similar to a Littlefoot sized longneck. Think back on it now I probably would have made the neck look considerably shorty to help with that.

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About the individual expressions, I must say that you've drawn them really well with appropriate expressions. Though, I think the one on the right hiding behind that rock looks a little derpy around the face :P
Well it wouldn't be one of my drawings if at least one character didn't look derpy :lol Coming up with different expressions for multiple characters is something I find to be quite fun but sometimes it can be hard to keep them all unique and a derpy one is bound to show up haha.

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Background: This is possibly your best, most detailed background to date! It gives a rather realistic impression too! I am impressed :P I see you indicated a rough breeze judging by the way the few leaves are drawn. Maybe a few lines would have underlined that even more, dunno.
Yep I intended to have a breeze blowing the treestars and for 2 reasons. First, I had to have a reason for so little treestars on the tree since the hatchlings only could potentially reach the bottom. This also saves on effort to draw so many of them while also helping making the drawing appear less static. Second, there's a large imbalance in line density in this drawing with a very complicated, empty tree on the left with a largely more empty space on the right. When I generally look at a drawing my eyes are drawn to the complicated stuff, in this case the tree, so the treestars blowing to the right would help naturally bring the viewers' eyes over to the right (and to help make the space more interesting, I placed the sunset there along with some extra rocks in the sand dunes part).

As for your actual criticism here, I did actually try to do some things to try to indicate the wind but ultimately I don't think they turned out all that well. Right above the derpy hatchling is supposed to be a bit of sand blowing across the dirt. I probably could have done more with that and made it more prominent. I also shaded the desert part with long straight lines to try and give a sands blowing in the wind effect with more streaks on the right hand side of the hills to make them look less defined with the sand blowing over them. I mentioned this is my response to Sovereign and while I think it worked for making it look like a desert, it didn't turn out all to well for the wind.



That about sums up all of my thoughts on your comments. I must say, this was some good feedback that touched on some good points so thank you for your review! I guess that means we're both bad at getting around to looking at each others works. I'll try to poke you more like you do to me haha.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on October 31, 2018, 04:36:39 PM
Well I'm on time this time around. This is my prompt entry for Draw your least favorite character

(https://i.postimg.cc/zfVG27FL/Dil-Ichy-Yellowbelly.jpg)

So first off, I just want to mention that I wanted to avoid obvious despised characters like Rhett. I did end up throwing in a Yellowbelly though as I felt like it was a fun little way for Dil & Ichy to do something interesting while at the same time adding in another not so likeable character. Here they seem to have picked off enough yellowbellies to realize they're not so smart and are now toying with them.

As for Dil & Ichy, I must admit that I really don't like them. They feel a very similar to Ozzy and Strut as they are a pair of villains that are at odds with each other but while Ozzy and Strut I find to be quite funny, Dil & Ichy just feel flat out annoying or dumb. It doesn't help that we get first introduced to this dynamic will a kinda dull song.

Quick comment on the drawing itself, I definitely didn't spend as much time on this one as I have on previous drawings, especially when it comes to the background (No shadows on the characters either. I just noticed :p ). There were a few things keeping me away from drawing this last 2 months with trying to learn more about photography and planning and going on a few trips. I also really didn't want to go further past the deadline as I wanted to start focusing on the next prompt.

Ok then, well let me know what you guys think!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on October 31, 2018, 05:41:45 PM
Hmm, I can see only Dil here. And bunch of simple prehistoric bushes. So, bad luck, Dil, you're the least favorite! XD

This pencil drawing is good, I like it!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: OwlsCantRead on October 31, 2018, 06:56:44 PM
Oh, LBT13, you must be memed so.

Despite everything you'd said about the lack of time on this, I still like this piece, especially the expression on all of their faces - Ichy, Dil, and the yellowbelly's. It's oddly fitting for their personalities. Great pencil drawing overall!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on November 01, 2018, 02:02:15 AM
huh? That's weird. It appeared that yesterday this picture was half cut on my screen, so I didn't see Ichy and Yellowbelly's head, only how Dil pulls bushes' butt. XD
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on November 01, 2018, 02:58:49 AM
We had to get at least one Yellowbelly entry huh? XD

Don't have much to say on this one, not as impressive as your last one but the time spent on this was considerably shorter after all. Can't spot any obvious errors so good job mate :DD
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: OwlsCantRead on November 01, 2018, 03:06:21 AM
Quote from: Sneak on November 01, 2018, 02:02:15 AMhuh? That's weird. It appeared that yesterday this picture was half cut on my screen, so I didn't see Ichy and Yellowbelly's head, only how Dil pulls bushes' butt. XD
Hahaha! That was actually what I initially saw as well! I'd first seen this on mobile and it was cut off in exactly the way you'd described, but when I went to post my reply on a computer, the full image with Ichy and the background yellowbellies appeared. Forced me to change my reply on the fly, yes it did. :p
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on November 01, 2018, 03:53:33 PM
It's more than fair to show what would happen to the Yellowbellies if the 13th film had even a modicum of self-respect. :p Anyway, this is another case of the nice look you manage to get into your pictures with your usual style. The overall idea is quite solid and Dil and Ichy's expression are quite good too. But as you said, the background is quite empty and I feel Dil's left eye is a bit too deep in her head. But all in all, it's great to see a new drawing from you after this wait! :Mo
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on November 02, 2018, 02:48:24 PM
Thanks guys. I'll try to make sure my next one will better!

Yeah Sneak you gotta watch out if you're looking on mobile :p

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Oh, LBT13, you must be memed so.

We had to get at least one Yellowbelly entry huh? XD
It has to be brought up in one way or another for least favorite right? :lol
Glad you guys like it.

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It's more than fair to show what would happen to the Yellowbellies if the 13th film had even a modicum of self-respect. :p Anyway, this is another case of the nice look you manage to get into your pictures with your usual style. The overall idea is quite solid and Dil and Ichy's expression are quite good too. But as you said, the background is quite empty and I feel Dil's left eye is a bit too deep in her head. But all in all, it's great to see a new drawing from you after this wait!
I must admit it was fun to draw the yellowbellies get what they deserve :p
Yeah the background was largely ignored as that can take the longest amount of time if any sort of detail is being added.
I'll try to spend more time drawing so I can have more frequent updates
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on January 14, 2019, 01:07:35 AM
Sorry for the wait guys but here's my last prompt entry for 2018: Draw something related to the Time of Great Giving.


(https://i.postimg.cc/cCwbZ6Pr/Great-Giving.jpg)

I wanted to end off 2018 much like I did in 2017, with a drawing with the whole gang involved. In this scenario it seems like Chomper still doesn't quite get how the celebration works :p

I'm glad I'm finally done this as it took way too long, mostly due to me being lazy again haha. Let me know what you guys think!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on January 14, 2019, 04:03:04 AM
 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Bravo, Chomper! You're generous! It would be better Ruby to hold your will to bring your gift into Great Giving...

I just love it!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on January 14, 2019, 03:43:49 PM
This is a pretty great drawing and I like how you approached the prompt. These kinds of pictures where the characters do what they most often do are always fun and the addition of Chomper's idea of sharing his food with the others was a cool touch. I must mention that the perspective seems to imply we're watching the scene a bit uphill and there's something wrong with Littlefoot's head, he just doesn't look quite like himself. But other than that, good job. :)
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on January 14, 2019, 09:23:13 PM
Thanks you guys! It feels like forever since I've last posted a drawing.

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Bravo, Chomper! You're generous! It would be better Ruby to hold your will to bring your gift into Great Giving...

I just love it!
Thank you! I honestly love how Chomper is so happy to join in on things in the TV series much to the dismay of others around him.

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This is a pretty great drawing and I like how you approached the prompt. These kinds of pictures where the characters do what they most often do are always fun and the addition of Chomper's idea of sharing his food with the others was a cool touch. I must mention that the perspective seems to imply we're watching the scene a bit uphill and there's something wrong with Littlefoot's head, he just doesn't look quite like himself. But other than that, good job. :)
It's one of my favorite reasons for drawing the gang like this as you can come up with some cool stuff just by thinking about the character. My initial concept was everyone running from Chomper so clearly he would be in the background. Ruby is a fast runner so she would be in the front (though it sorta changed to her being furthest away in the first place given her sweet bubbles on the grass). A few other things like Spike just not caring and Ducky hiding behind Spike were the other easy ones. Everyone else was placed to fill the gaps.

Well it certainly wasn't supposed to look uphill so...oops eeps I guess :lol
And yeah Littlefoot was the most difficult to draw with his running towards the page being quite a hard pose.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Mumbling on January 15, 2019, 04:58:32 AM
Liking the details you put into this one, nice job! Spike not having a care in the world is spot on :SmugSpike
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on January 16, 2019, 12:43:38 PM
Aww I love it!!! :DD :DD :DD

Chomper is totally crashing the party - though Spike doesn't seem to mind much xD

Colouring is nice as usual and the background is really well done too! Good work mate :D

time to start voting at last ^^
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: LeventeII on January 16, 2019, 03:22:17 PM
I really like this drawing. I like the idea and the realisation is done successfully. I'm really impressed by the colors! Especially the grass looks very soft, just like the clouds.  :)
What I especially like is the background. The reflection in the water is amazing! I also love the volcano.
It is clearly visible that the scene takes place in the Great Valley.

Maybe the background would have been more decorated. Notably the area between Cera and the mountains looks a bit empty. But that is not essential, much more important is the foreground, and that is really well done!

I think I like Spike the best. But I also like the other characters!  :)
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on January 18, 2019, 07:40:38 PM
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Liking the details you put into this one, nice job! Spike not having a care in the world is spot on :SmugSpike
Thanks! Yeah I was really happy when I finally got Spike drawn. Not too hard to come up with what he'd be doing in this situation for sure :p

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Aww I love it!!! :DD :DD :DD

Chomper is totally crashing the party - though Spike doesn't seem to mind much xD

Colouring is nice as usual and the background is really well done too! Good work mate :D

time to start voting at last ^^
Thank you! Yeah I better get on voting now haha.

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I really like this drawing. I like the idea and the realisation is done successfully. I'm really impressed by the colors! Especially the grass looks very soft, just like the clouds.  :)
What I especially like is the background. The reflection in the water is amazing! I also love the volcano.
It is clearly visible that the scene takes place in the Great Valley.

Maybe the background would have been more decorated. Notably the area between Cera and the mountains looks a bit empty. But that is not essential, much more important is the foreground, and that is really well done!

I think I like Spike the best. But I also like the other characters!  :)
Man everyone loves Spike, it's great. Normally I'm not too fond of drawing him, but it worked out really well for this one. Glad everyone like how he turned out.
Yeah it's hard deciding how much background detail to put in as it sharply increases the completion time, at least for me. I'm always so indecisive on what I should put in haha. I was going to have a pile of treestars a little behind Cera and Littlefoot that is partially blowing away due to them running away but I was taking long enough on it so I scrapped the idea.

Thanks for the feedback guys! :DD
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on March 04, 2019, 10:46:13 PM
So approximately 369 days ago I did a drawing for the prompt: Draw a scene from a future LBT movie (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=15568.msg463495#msg463495) in which I drew a scene depicting Chomper's first encounter with Red Claw in response to several of Sneak's questions posted in my Ask Me (http://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=15618.msg460705#msg460705) topic.

I decided to continue with this idea for the most recent prompt: Draw a movie poster

(https://i.postimg.cc/0jwZDt1Y/LBTXV.jpg)

So when I first thought of suggesting a movie poster for the prompt I had the idea of taking a format of something like Star Wars and applying it to LBT, because sure why not? :p As soon as I thought to use my "LBT 15" the layout came to mind fairly quickly. Have the villain at the top looking imposing and all that and throw the main character in the center. Since this story would be all about Chomper trying to defeat Red Claw as a continuation of the TV series "plot". I thought it would be neat to make them have eye contact as it would naturally create an idea of Red Claw looking down as if superior and Chomper looking up to this seemingly insurmountable task.

Wait...what is Ali doing here!? Well two reasons. First, I'm a fan of symmetry ok? Secondly, every great movie has romance doesn't it? Don't worry it will somehow all make sense in the movie!  :PAli Seems like Littlefoot is distressed about something. What could it be? Maybe a death in the family? I actually don't know haha Seems like Ali is quite worried about him though. Will she be able to help Littlefoot out?

The remaining space was filled out with generic action with the other gang members, Screech and Thud. For anyone wondering where Petrie might be I have a very reasonable explanation for this...I didn't want to draw him. :p Either that or zero-point is the director :lol

There was a few other things that I thought about adding in but never had the room and/or the time. Things like some vague hype filled text as well as those lists of director, producer, screenwriter, and other stuff no one really reads. Also some sort of color background would've been nice.

Anyways, hope you guys like it because I'm sure Universal will be green-lighting it soon! :p

[EDIT]Image looks a lot brighter now! Thanks for pointing that out Ducky! :smile
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Mumbling on March 05, 2019, 02:51:36 AM
Ahhh so this is what you've been working on! Good to see it completed :)

Seems like the gang is in big trouble in this movie! It'd actually be nice to have an LBT movie that is a bit darker and more filled with tension, much like the original. Now I'm not very familiar with Red Claw as he was a TV series exclusive, but it seems like he could be a decent villain. Definitely one to mark his territory.

I think the characters are all wonderfully drawn (though I've never been a big fan of the brown color scheme for Littlefoot personally :P ), and you've done a great job on the lettering too! Nice job getting the gradient in there.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on March 05, 2019, 06:57:04 AM
Hire me and that story will happen one day xD (I'm serious, those are all great ideas!)

Will have to look at the drawing from a computer, phone doesn't do justice so I can't give a good review of the drawing.

What I can tell already is that the composition is excellent! Laters :PAli
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on March 05, 2019, 03:28:20 PM
Poor Petrie, to be dumped like this... :P In all seriousness, this is simply a great drawing! The layout works in a really great way and it has a nice look to it. All of the characters' expressions are spot-on, especially those of Littlefoot and Chomper. The action scenes may not look as impressive as the rest of the picture but they do their job. My only problem here is that the title looks a bit awkward and the film should perhaps have had a unique name. But other than that, amazing work! :)littlefoot
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on March 05, 2019, 07:21:28 PM
Okay, now that I've got to get a good look at it, here are my detailed thoughts.

First of all, and this has nothing to do with the picture itself, but I think the photograph of it could be tweaked. It's a bit too dark I think. I always run my pics through a quick edit on paint.net and it's doing wonders sometimes :)

As I said before, the composition is absolutely great, I cannot see any flaws aside from the unforgivable death disappearing of Petrie  :opetrie  :OhYou

Now let me start from top to bottom:

Redclaw looks really really gooood here, you nailed the expression, looks like a mix of anger, annoyance and disgust  :lol

Littlefoot looks kinda sad (maybe about Petrie's disappearing?  :OhYou ), I like his expression  :^^spike And, and Ali was certainly a sweet surprise, considering she's my second favourite character after Ducky :DD

The raptors and the gang are small but considering the small size they look really spot on, even little Ducky. In particular, I like Ruby's pose here  :)littlefoot

Chomper is literally standing on the title which is pretty funny to be honest  :lol: After reading your author's (artist's?) note, I can certainly see why you chose that pose and expression for him. All looking really nice (and I see you went with brown in the end for the title, certainly works!  :^^spike )

As always, your art stuns me, you really have some hidden talents there I believe  ;)Cera Keep it up, now I totally feel more confident about my own attempt which... well, you know how hopeless I am again  :oops
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: LeventeII on March 06, 2019, 11:58:06 AM
It is really exciting that you drew a poster of a future movie! I can really imagine this story as a film and the poster fits!  :DD
What I especially like, is, that one can think a lot about the poster. One can interpret many things into it, as you have actually already done. Why is Littlefoot thinking? Why is Ali worried? Many open questions, which cause one thing: Advertising.
This is the third point which I like. I think, the advertising effect of a poster is really important.
If I saw this poster, I'd most likely watch the movie!  :)
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on March 06, 2019, 09:50:29 PM
Thanks everyone! :DD
This prompt was a blast to draw, even if drawing all the side characters ate up all my time. I had Red Claw, Ali, Littlefoot, and Chomper done in one nightm with the title finished a couple days later. The rest took over a month of me being lazy/trying to figure out how to plan and draw the poses so they don't look like crap haha.

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Ahhh so this is what you've been working on! Good to see it completed :)

Seems like the gang is in big trouble in this movie! It'd actually be nice to have an LBT movie that is a bit darker and more filled with tension, much like the original. Now I'm not very familiar with Red Claw as he was a TV series exclusive, but it seems like he could be a decent villain. Definitely one to mark his territory.

I think the characters are all wonderfully drawn (though I've never been a big fan of the brown color scheme for Littlefoot personally :P ), and you've done a great job on the lettering too! Nice job getting the gradient in there.
Hope it was worth the wait! :p

I'd be down for a more tense filled sequel as well and lore wise Red Claw has the potential for a good villain. Put into practice and, well, you get the TV series apparently :p

I've talked to you about it before and I agree with you on the brown color for Littlefoot as well. I've spent a good amount of time trying to get Littlefoot to look right with colored pencils but it doesn't seem to work, especially in this case as I wanted him clearly differentiated from Ali. Glad you liked it and the title too! As you may know I struggled to try and get it lined up and centered properly haha. Managed in the end and I am quite happy with the gradient as well! :smile


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Poor Petrie, to be dumped like this... :P In all seriousness, this is simply a great drawing! The layout works in a really great way and it has a nice look to it. All of the characters' expressions are spot-on, especially those of Littlefoot and Chomper. The action scenes may not look as impressive as the rest of the picture but they do their job. My only problem here is that the title looks a bit awkward and the film should perhaps have had a unique name. But other than that, amazing work! :)littlefoot
Poor, poor, Petrie  :opetrie
Yeah a proper title would be ideal but that would of probably added an extra year for me :lol Seriously I'm really bad with coming up with names. It would end up being something dumb like "Chomper Tries to Rally the Great Valley but Fails, but Wait, he Actually Does in the End and the Power of Friendship Beats Red Claw"  :PAli
Thanks for the feedback!


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Hire me and that story will happen one day xD (I'm serious, those are all great ideas!)
Well I'm glad you've taken a liking to the potential of the idea! We'll see what happens down the road. :smile

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Okay, now that I've got to get a good look at it, here are my detailed thoughts.

First of all, and this has nothing to do with the picture itself, but I think the photograph of it could be tweaked. It's a bit too dark I think. I always run my pics through a quick edit on paint.net and it's doing wonders sometimes :)

As I said before, the composition is absolutely great, I cannot see any flaws aside from the unforgivable death disappearing of Petrie
Now let me start from top to bottom:

Redclaw looks really really gooood here, you nailed the expression, looks like a mix of anger, annoyance and disgust  :lol

Littlefoot looks kinda sad (maybe about Petrie's disappearing?  ), I like his expression   And, and Ali was certainly a sweet surprise, considering she's my second favourite character after Ducky :DD

The raptors and the gang are small but considering the small size they look really spot on, even little Ducky. In particular, I like Ruby's pose here 

Chomper is literally standing on the title which is pretty funny to be honest  :lol: After reading your author's (artist's?) note, I can certainly see why you chose that pose and expression for him. All looking really nice (and I see you went with brown in the end for the title, certainly works!   )

As always, your art stuns me, you really have some hidden talents there I believe  Keep it up, now I totally feel more confident about my own attempt which... well, you know how hopeless I am again  :oops
I've re-uploaded the image with it brighter, thanks for mentioning that!

Thanks for all the feedback.
I was really happy with how Red Claw turned out as well. Probably my favorite part of the drawing. :DD
Ali was a surprise for me as well. I knew I wanted Littlefoot up there as a floating head and after Red Claw was drawn and Chomper was planned out in my head there were 2 spots so Ali popped in my head to mirror Littlefoot.


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It is really exciting that you drew a poster of a future movie! I can really imagine this story as a film and the poster fits!  :DD
What I especially like, is, that one can think a lot about the poster. One can interpret many things into it, as you have actually already done. Why is Littlefoot thinking? Why is Ali worried? Many open questions, which cause one thing: Advertising.
This is the third point which I like. I think, the advertising effect of a poster is really important.
If I saw this poster, I'd most likely watch the movie!  :)
Looks like I've succeeded in my job then! Yeah I agree. For Chomper and Red Claw I wanted it to be fairly obvious what is going on with the 2 given the knowledge of the TV series. With Ali and Littlefoot that little bit of mystery opens it up to different possibilities. It's the reason I decided on non happy faces as that is harder to read into and theorize and becomes more generic.
Good to see you'd want to watch my movie!  :)littlefoot
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on March 07, 2019, 09:10:24 AM
... Or read it as a script one day xD

I agree that the picture looks quite a bit better now, thanks for reuploading :)

Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: DarkWolf91 on March 11, 2019, 11:19:23 PM
Aw man, I love this! The symmetry is great, and all the characters look really nice! It must have taken a ton of work to include so many! And the way you wrote the title is super clean, too, it looks good! And Petrie is off being the star of his own adventure, in an entry I'll post soon :lol
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on March 13, 2019, 01:00:31 AM
Thanks DarkWolf! Yeah all the small drawn characters were difficult to include, the 4 big ones were actually not that bad! I'm glad you like the title as well since I spent I good amount of time trying to make it look as legit as possible haha.

And yeah...of course I knew Petrie was flying in you're adventure. I just didn't want to spoil it for everyone else  :PAli My movie is part of the main series where yours is more like a spin off :lol
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 29, 2019, 06:07:55 PM
I don't know how long it has been since I've submitted a prompt on time, but I've managed to do it this time around!  :PCera

Here is my entry for the fanart prompt: Love/Family

Quite a bit different then Iris' submission, mainly focusing on the feats one would overcome for family.

Now this is a drawing I've kinda had in the back of my head for a while now. The Legend of the Story Speaker is one of my better liked TV episodes as it sheds some new light on longneck traditions and the importance of these stories and the speakers who pass them down in the herd.

I liked the story of Tall Stepper rescuing his sister from the wind as it gave a nice motivational tale with just enough fantasy elements in it to make it seem like a believable story that would be passed down to new generations.

For the drawing, one of my main goals was to try and go for a more simplefied background this time around as I always spend way too much time on it. Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on April 29, 2019, 07:40:31 PM
I like this episode too! And this story, when I watched it for the first time, it was pretty atmospheric for me.

About the picture - only minus I noticed in the very first second is that Tall Stepper looks like some different and bipedal dinosaur, with thin forearms, since for me while sister's arms are bigger when she is at the background. :)
Everything else is perfect for me, with awesome pencil shading! :D
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: LeventeII on April 29, 2019, 09:02:27 PM
A really beautiful drawing! I especially like the cleanliness. Although it seems simple in some way, the quality is not affected by it. The message which the drawing gives is received just the same good way. The mimic of Tall Stepper is also well done!
The ground, is it supposed to be water? It reminds me of water reflection in a beautiful way.
I find it really exciting that you have drawn one of the stories of the Story Speakers!  :DD
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on April 29, 2019, 11:47:36 PM
Thanks you guys! Glad to see you both liked my choice I went with. It was fun to pick something more obscure and unique! :smile

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About the picture - only minus I noticed in the very first second is that Tall Stepper looks like some different and bipedal dinosaur, with thin forearms, since for me while sister's arms are bigger when she is at the background.
Yeah I can see how he can look bipedal here. He's supposed to be mid run but with how it's cropped that makes sense.

And yeah his forelegs might be a bit too thin, though Tall steppers legs do appear to be a bit thinner and longer in the episode, though his sister does indeed have some fat forelegs :p

Thanks for pointing those out!

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The ground, is it supposed to be water? It reminds me of water reflection in a beautiful way.
It's actually supposed to be grass blowing in the wind? Just not a whole lot of effort put in haha. Most of that was focused on the mountains.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Mumbling on April 30, 2019, 01:17:51 AM
So, since I haven't seen much of the TV series I am not aware of this episode. However I do think you still managed to convey a clear connection between the two dinosaurs, their expressions blatantly clear. The background, while simple like you said, does the job just fine in this case. Lovely work! :)
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on May 01, 2019, 01:47:18 PM
Thanks Iris! The TV series can be rough sometimes but there's a few decent episodes scattered in there haha.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on May 01, 2019, 02:55:58 PM
Now this is a great drawing. The idea of doing the prompt about that episode is a funny one as we have seen very little drawings about the TV series. Like Iris said, the expressions work perfectly and the duo's connection is more than clear here. In fact, I'd say the characters look close to the best I've seen from you. And considering you wanted to streamline the background, it also looks great and it doesn't feel empty at all. Also, the wind recreates the scene's feeling perfectly. Great job with this drawing! :^^spike
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on May 02, 2019, 10:48:53 AM
I do not really recall what this tv-episode was like to be honest xD

Looks a little more dull than your usual work but it's as you said that you went for a simpler and less time-consuming look (which I can really relate to, believe me :DD) so that's absolutely alright haha.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on May 02, 2019, 07:52:13 PM
Thanks a lot Sovereign! I wasn't sure how the wind would end up looking. It's good to see that it turned out well! :DD

Quote from: Ducky123 on May 02, 2019, 10:48:53 AMI do not really recall what this tv-episode was like to be honest xD

Looks a little more dull than your usual work but it's as you said that you went for a simpler and less time-consuming look (which I can really relate to, believe me :DD) so that's absolutely alright haha.
Sounds like you need a refresher on the tv series then :p

As for the dull look, I'm sure if I had more contrast it would stand out a lot better, but I'm happy with how I finished it.

Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on June 25, 2019, 01:21:19 AM
Ok, time for another drawing! This is my submission for the fanart prompt: Out of Character

(https://i.postimg.cc/V6qWw3ZP/2019-Out-of-Character.jpg)

It's everyone's favourite apathetic Apatosaurus, Littlefoot!  :PAli

I kept things even simpler this time, neglecting a background completely. I've been getting quite busy this summer so I've had less time to work on drawing. On another note, while I've always taken the picture of my drawings with my Nikon, this is the first time I've ever really done any post processing on the image (in this case bumping the contrast up)

As always, let me know what you guys think!  :)littlefoot
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Anagnos on June 25, 2019, 03:10:55 AM
Now this is some great work from you, Flathead. Great work indeed. :^^spike
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sneak on June 25, 2019, 05:04:00 AM
 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

It's amazing job, Flathead.

Characters's drawing is perfect!

Who's that? Cera?
Well, it was her who said that threehorns can solve eevrything by their oown, so I think she won't even beat this flathead if she survies.  :^^spike
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Sovereign on June 25, 2019, 03:18:03 PM
This is some great stuff, Flathead! The idea is quite neat and fits the prompt rather perfectly. The picture as a whole is drawn very well and I quite like Littlefoot's expression. As always, your style is extremely smooth and makes this drawing look really neat. My only problem here is Cera's head as it looks too long. But other than that, great job as always! :duckyhappy
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on June 25, 2019, 08:31:33 PM
Quote from: Anagnos on June 25, 2019, 03:10:55 AMNow this is some great work from you, Flathead. Great work indeed. :^^spike
Thank you! :smile

Quote from: Sneak on June 25, 2019, 05:04:00 AM :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

It's amazing job, Flathead.

Characters's drawing is perfect!

Who's that? Cera?
Well, it was her who said that threehorns can solve eevrything by their oown, so I think she won't even beat this flathead if she survies.  :^^spike
Yeah that's Cera haha. It was at that moment that she realized that she was full of hot air  :PCera

Quote from: Sovereign on June 25, 2019, 03:18:03 PMThis is some great stuff, Flathead! The idea is quite neat and fits the prompt rather perfectly. The picture as a whole is drawn very well and I quite like Littlefoot's expression. As always, your style is extremely smooth and makes this drawing look really neat. My only problem here is Cera's head as it looks too long. But other than that, great job as always! :duckyhappy
Thanks! Yeah Cera was hard to draw as she's so small, about 1.5cm in width on the page. Made things difficult for sure.



Alright, next one up is to draw an OC. Anyone got one they want me to butcher? :lol
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: ImpracticalDino on June 25, 2019, 11:26:24 PM
If there's one thing I'll say to Littlefoot at this point, it's this:

You're Next. :evilsmile

But haha, I love the drawing Flathead770! Keep up the good work. Out of all the other characters you could've chosen to be chased by Sharptooth, I thought Cera was the obvious (albeit perfect) choice here. :)
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Mumbling on June 26, 2019, 01:27:35 PM
Oh no Littlefoot, what are you doing! :D

Haha, great work here Flathead! Lovely drawing as always. Sharptooth has some great details going on there!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on June 27, 2019, 01:20:59 AM
Quote from: ImpracticalDino on June 25, 2019, 11:26:24 PMIf there's one thing I'll say to Littlefoot at this point, it's this:

You're Next. :evilsmile

But haha, I love the drawing Flathead770! Keep up the good work. Out of all the other characters you could've chosen to be chased by Sharptooth, I thought Cera was the obvious (albeit perfect) choice here. :)
It will be so much karma that not even a song can save him :p
Yeah Cera is a prime choice for this isn't she? I left that spot blank for a long time to figure out what I wanted to draw. Was thinking either his Grandpa on the ground or maybe the whole gang running away. Decided on just Cera since it is quicker haha. Glad you liked it!

Quote from: Mumbling on June 26, 2019, 01:27:35 PMOh no Littlefoot, what are you doing! :D

Haha, great work here Flathead! Lovely drawing as always. Sharptooth has some great details going on there!
Thank you!
I have a pretty good idea what Littlefoot is thinking right now:

I feel so happy I want everyone to see,
Cera's no longer a part of the Great Valley!

 :PCera
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: OwlsCantRead on July 07, 2019, 06:54:56 PM
Honestly, I think the juxtaposition between the two make this. While the focus of the piece is clearly Littlefoot, it doesn't seem like an out-of-character moment in-film until it's contrasted with the tiny speck that is Cera in the BG.
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on July 07, 2019, 10:35:57 PM
Quote from: OwlsCantRead on July 07, 2019, 06:54:56 PMHonestly, I think the juxtaposition between the two make this. While the focus of the piece is clearly Littlefoot, it doesn't seem like an out-of-character moment in-film until it's contrasted with the tiny speck that is Cera in the BG.
Yeah taken by himself, there wouldn't be anything wrong with Littlefoot whistling a tune. Having a non-friendship type attitude was the first thing that came to mind for this prompt and I think everyone has humoured the thought of letting Cera get what she deserves from getting her head stuck too deep at least once. :p

Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Ducky123 on July 09, 2019, 04:26:16 AM
Post-production really works out ;)Cera

Nice idea! Littlefoot's expression is priceless  :bestsharptooth
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: rhombus on July 09, 2019, 07:18:39 PM
This is excellent! Like others have said, the combination of Littlefoot's "I didn't see anything" expression and Cera running for terror really adds to the humor of this scene.  :)littlefoot Although I am sure Cera finds it less humorous than us.  x(cera
Title: Re: Flathead770's Fanart
Post by: Flathead770 on July 10, 2019, 12:34:29 AM
Quote from: Ducky123 on July 09, 2019, 04:26:16 AMPost-production really works out ;)Cera

Nice idea! Littlefoot's expression is priceless  :bestsharptooth
It does, though I've avoided using it in the past as I feel like it's sorta cheating, though I can't deny I like the results for upping contrast for greyscale. Glad you liked it!

Quote from: rhombus on July 09, 2019, 07:18:39 PMThis is excellent! Like others have said, the combination of Littlefoot's "I didn't see anything" expression and Cera running for terror really adds to the humor of this scene.  :)littlefoot Although I am sure Cera finds it less humorous than us.  x(cera
Thanks!
I'm sure she would have a lot to say to Littlefoot, that is if she makes it back  ;)Cera  :evilsmile