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chomperrules1993

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« on: October 28, 2017, 04:47:37 PM »
Here are my drawings, some are LBT characters and some are not. Please bear in mind I am not a gifted artist.


Littlefoot

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bao58HFhwmX/

Cera

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bao5zLGBryF/

Ducky

https://www.instagram.com/p/BankLlThbww/

There's some more as well that I'll share later.



I hope I'm doing this right, I don't want to break any rules after all.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 04:51:08 PM »
Sorry for the double post but I seem to have made a mistake and basically posted the pictures twice and even said the same thing twice. If an Adim  can be so kind as to delete those redundant posts that would help a lot.


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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 05:21:25 PM »
Erm..... I have to be honest here. I'm sorry to say but those drawing aren't very good...

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 05:26:23 PM »
Quote from: Dalekdino,Oct 28 2017 on  04:21 PM
Erm..... I have to be honest here. I'm sorry to say but those drawing aren't very good...
I know.... As I said I'm not a gifted artist but drawing is just a fun habit of mine and I really enjoy it. I appricate your honesty though

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 03:52:40 PM »
Hey Chomperrules, It's cool to see other people showing off their art. :smile Speaking of honesty, I have to admit that I'm a little annoyed with Dalekdino's response. While criticism can be a helpful tool, not explaining why something is bad or how to improve adds nothing except for the possible future deterrent of the artist in question.

Now to the topic at hand. I might have a few tips that could be helpful. I'm still at a point where almost all of my drawings are taken directly from scenes in the movie for reference. I feel like this is the best way to get practice when starting out. Next time try googling a character and redrawing the pose as best as possible (and don't just trace the image as you won't see any mistakes you're making).

It's also best to try and break it down into simple shapes at the beginning. Littlefoot for example can initially be drawn like so:



I started with drawing a circle for the main body, a couple more for the legs and feet, a simple triangle for the tail and finally two lines for the neck with a smaller circle for the head. This rough work at the start can help reduce proportionality problems as you move along.

From here you can start to make adjustments to the final product. For this one I erased lines where the shapes connect:



The one thing I want to point out with your drawings is how you draw your legs. A quadruped wouldn't have it's 4 legs evenly spaced out throughout it's body. It has 2 in front and 2 at the back. I included the other 2 legs in this stage as well, slightly offsetting them and shortening them to help give the appearance that they are more towards the background. Now that I'm satisfied with that, I start to put in the more fine details.



For the spine I use half circles, making sure that the top part of the circles are above the line I used for his back. Next I added in a wavy line for the top part of his back that is darker in colour and a line for his underbelly which is lighter in colour. I finished with some face detail (Drawing faces for me is one of the hardest parts and requires a good amount of practice and familiarity so don't be discouraged if you have difficulties on that part).

This is what helps for me anyways so I hope some of that can help you in some way. Good luck!  :DD

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 04:23:37 PM »
Quote from: Flathead770,Oct 29 2017 on  02:52 PM
Hey Chomperrules, It's cool to see other people showing off their art. :smile Speaking of honesty, I have to admit that I'm a little annoyed with Dalekdino's response. While criticism can be a helpful tool, not explaining why something is bad or how to improve adds nothing except for the possible future deterrent of the artist in question.

Now to the topic at hand. I might have a few tips that could be helpful. I'm still at a point where almost all of my drawings are taken directly from scenes in the movie for reference. I feel like this is the best way to get practice when starting out. Next time try googling a character and redrawing the pose as best as possible (and don't just trace the image as you won't see any mistakes you're making).

It's also best to try and break it down into simple shapes at the beginning. Littlefoot for example can initially be drawn like so:



I started with drawing a circle for the main body, a couple more for the legs and feet, a simple triangle for the tail and finally two lines for the neck with a smaller circle for the head. This rough work at the start can help reduce proportionality problems as you move along.

From here you can start to make adjustments to the final product. For this one I erased lines where the shapes connect:



The one thing I want to point out with your drawings is how you draw your legs. A quadruped wouldn't have it's 4 legs evenly spaced out throughout it's body. It has 2 in front and 2 at the back. I included the other 2 legs in this stage as well, slightly offsetting them and shortening them to help give the appearance that they are more towards the background. Now that I'm satisfied with that, I start to put in the more fine details.



For the spine I use half circles, making sure that the top part of the circles are above the line I used for his back. Next I added in a wavy line for the top part of his back that is darker in colour and a line for his underbelly which is lighter in colour. I finished with some face detail (Drawing faces for me is one of the hardest parts and requires a good amount of practice and familiarity so don't be discouraged if you have difficulties on that part).

This is what helps for me anyways so I hope some of that can help you in some way. Good luck!  :DD
Thank you for the advice. After I'm done sharing the rest of my LBT drawings I will TRY to do what you suggested when I draw a new one.  :yes

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 11:05:20 PM »
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Speaking of honesty, I have to admit that I'm a little annoyed with Dalekdino's response. While criticism can be a helpful tool, not explaining why something is bad or how to improve adds nothing except for the possible future deterrent of the artist in question.
The sad thing is dalek throws a tantrum whenever you say something bad about his art... I dare you, Flathead  :lol (kidding)

Well, I think saying you're "not a gifted artists" is quite fitting here. Very honest there, yet you shared it. That's much better than bragging about it! :D

Flathead's advice is very good. When I started drawing, I was very bad at drawing. I only got things to look nice because I traced. While I still use screenshots to get where I want to get, I stopped tracing mindlessly and started to think about why something looks the way it does and remember that so I know it the next time... and I am learning to think in shapes slowly :)

I'm definitely not gifted either but I'm learning with every drawing. If drawing is something you enjoy doing, then please don't get discouraged. As long as you have fun creating, create. Doesn't matter if it's not high-quality art :)
Note to self: finally create that signature lazy bum! :P

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 11:18:32 PM »
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Speaking of honesty, I have to admit that I'm a little annoyed with Dalekdino's response. While criticism can be a helpful tool, not explaining why something is bad or how to improve adds nothing except for the possible future deterrent of the artist in question.
The sad thing is dalek throws a tantrum whenever you say something bad about his art... I dare you, Flathead  :lol (kidding)

Well, I think saying you're "not a gifted artists" is quite fitting here. Very honest there, yet you shared it. That's much better than bragging about it! :D

Flathead's advice is very good. When I started drawing, I was very bad at drawing. I only got things to look nice because I traced. While I still use screenshots to get where I want to get, I stopped tracing mindlessly and started to think about why something looks the way it does and remember that so I know it the next time... and I am learning to think in shapes slowly :)

I'm definitely not gifted either but I'm learning with every drawing. If drawing is something you enjoy doing, then please don't get discouraged. As long as you have fun creating, create. Doesn't matter if it's not high-quality art :)
Thanks you Ducky123.

Yes I do enjoy drawing from time to time, not as much as acting (no I'm not an actor) but I still find it to be a relaxing hobby  :exactly

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