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Vacation 2/14

Postby TaoofthRaven » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Been trying to keep busy and get some work in during my 5 days off... So far..

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I took the Amazon part seriously...used a female bodybuilder for reference..

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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby Symphoneus » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:40 pm

TaoofthRaven,

I have to say I really like your style!
You have an excellent mixing of soft and light shadows, which produces a beautiful level of contrast.

Sense I'm currently working on foreshortening / perspective my thoughts are centered around that.
Remember to keep the position of your audiences eyes in mind when drawing. Try to imagine a perspective line (like the horizon line) and taper your image both above and below this.
When drawing "action scenes" you want it look almost as if everything is moving away from the viewer. Try to narrow their focus towards a central point. This will let you better control the emotional "Umph!"
Use recognizable features to emote with your audience (Ex. the face / the hands [legs for a dancer]).
Try to make background images harder to "pick up on (making it fuzzy is one way)" while intensify images in the foreground (although you already have excellent contrast).
The fate of men, might weigh on me,
But I take that sin quite well,
Only cold wins, in the dark it seems,
But I hear there's warmth in hell...
(8p)
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby TaoofthRaven » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:04 am

Thanks! I reeally appreciate the compliment and advice. I definitely want to start paying more attention to my compositions. I still have a lot to work on and I don't always notice everything myself. Never stop learning right.
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby ehoeveler » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:17 pm

I love this look at strong, muscular men and women. This seems like such a social commentary - I've always felt that many Americans are 'soft' and these portrayals seem to wish the opposite. Your drawing is good anatomically and your stylings/embellishments are interesting. Thank You, E
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby jenn_iam » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:40 pm

you have an interesting style.. and great line quality. Keep working it, the composition is nice too
May your world be painted in the Brightest of colors!

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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby TaoofthRaven » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:38 am

Thanks guys. I'm still working at it.
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby Symphoneus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:57 pm

To ehoeveler,

Yes!
Muscular women!

American art needs a greater variety of female figures!
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But I take that sin quite well,
Only cold wins, in the dark it seems,
But I hear there's warmth in hell...
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby ehoeveler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:10 pm

Sounds like a series to me.... :idea:
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby TaoofthRaven » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:25 pm

My wife is a big fan of Wonder Woman, she thought she was a little too muscular but like I said I wanted to take the Amazon nature seriously...ie make her strong. I just wanna make sure if I'm gonna do a character I bring out some of what I feel they instill or represent. At least I'm working on it anyways.
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby TaoofthRaven » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:28 pm

Back to work but had to finish this. One of my faves; Goku- Super Saiyan 4
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby Symphoneus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:34 pm

To TaoofthRaven,
I love this Goku picture (I'm a DBZ Nerd).
The over-all proportioning seems quite well done, and the tail /fur is just awesome!

Again, I'm working on Perspective / Foreshortening, so my thoughts center around that stuff:

Try to look at the parts of your "Completed Pictures" as simple geometric figures.
(In your head) Draw boxes and circles around whatever part of your picture you can. Pay attention to what shapes you tend to use and in what situations these shapes seem most "natural".

When drawing "New Pictures", remember how the other pictures looked during this (mental) exercise. Think of how you would alter the geometric overlays (the boxes and circle you mentally drew), to make them more "3d-ish".

Continue until your comfortable with this process, before repeating it with increasingly complex overlays.

Then...
...repeat it with increasingly complex overlays.
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But I take that sin quite well,
Only cold wins, in the dark it seems,
But I hear there's warmth in hell...
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Re: Vacation 2/14

Postby TaoofthRaven » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:55 pm

Thanks Symphoneus.
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