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Postby explosivedesign » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:05 pm

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Subject title: sketches, studies and uncompleted paintings

Hey this is ExplosiveDesign with some sketches and stuff

THROW YOUR CRITIQUES AT ME! please :3
leg study.jpg
leg study, rushed some areas especially the knee caps
character sketches1.jpg
foreshortening and angle prcatice
crazy cannon girl.jpg
a painting that I didn't want to finish off, didn't feel like carrying on with it
sketch 1.jpg
character design sketch
sketch7.jpg
sketch
trytry.jpg
character sketch based on Caleb Thomas's character Annie Mei
sketches.jpg
messy sketching, my sort of style i guess
sketch.jpg
based on sycra's anime style
prisoner escape.jpg
another painting i didn't feel like completing
puppy on head.jpg
was going for a completed piece but liked the sketchy side of it so i left i like that
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Postby Zearthus » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:04 am

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Welcome aboard buddy! Continue posting some more, looking forward for your next results ;)
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Postby explosivedesign » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:38 am

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Thank's and will do
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Postby Nix » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:38 am

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Dang, love to attitude/sense of movement of your first drawings. I Look forward to seeing more!

 

Postby Icyhands » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:41 am

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Like your painting style and you've got a great feel for muscle and skin. Cool stuff!
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Postby Fergato » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:54 pm

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Nice style buddy! I'd like to see more.
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Postby explosivedesign » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:56 pm

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some more stuff i did, for some of the character sketches i used street fighter art poses, so you might recognized some poses if you have a street fighter art book.
quickie.jpg
Quick character painting
quick skecths.jpg
quick sketch's
skecth 2.jpg
character sketch
gesture.jpg
iouiouio.jpg
character sketch
sketch 4.jpg
sketch's
skecth 3.jpg
character sketch
in bed.jpg
character sketches2.jpg
sketch1.jpg
sketch2.jpg
sketch3.jpg
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Postby Kilhwch » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:24 pm

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Cool character designs, nice action poses. I like these a lot.

 

Postby Blanco » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:37 pm

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amazing!
nice draws! O.O

 

Postby explosivedesign » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:58 pm

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Thank you very much and I'll be sure to post more soon :D
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Postby Fergato » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:02 pm

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This makes me want to sketch. :D
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Postby explosivedesign » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:30 pm

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college work and some digital paintings which i took less time with
alpha lion.jpg
Heavy iron infantry.jpg
samurai 2.jpg
monk.jpg
samurai ninja.jpg
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Postby rockmor » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:49 pm

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Wow, nice sketches, very energetic. I like how dynamic your gestures in poses and things like hair etc. I think you could work more on proportions though.

 

Postby explosivedesign » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:52 pm

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These are completed paintings that I've done, I have put some up in the "Critique this!" section but i wanted to put them in my sektchbook too, I hope you like them :D
meow.jpg
siren.jpg
mecha.jpg
mecha painting.jpg
uncharted waters.jpg
female warrior character design.jpg
sorceror.jpg
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Postby explosivedesign » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:37 pm

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rockmor wrote:Wow, nice sketches, very energetic. I like how dynamic your gestures in poses and things like hair etc. I think you could work more on proportions though.


Yeah i may need to resit proportions, and thanks for your comment
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Postby explosivedesign » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:03 pm

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just a few extras
character sketches1.jpg
forgot to upload this
painting 2.jpg
unfinished painting
Untitled-2.jpg
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Postby eev11 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:21 pm

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My advice to you is to watch the proportions when you draw characters, i've seen quite a few with heads that are smaller than the feet.. That should never be the case. Some of them look really nice and dynamic though, are you experimenting with brushes a lot? Because i'm seeing all kinds of stuff.

 

Postby explosivedesign » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:50 am

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eev11 wrote:My advice to you is to watch the proportions when you draw characters, i've seen quite a few with heads that are smaller than the feet.. That should never be the case. Some of them look really nice and dynamic though, are you experimenting with brushes a lot? Because i'm seeing all kinds of stuff.


Yeah well I'm probably making a lot of mistakes as I'm mostly learning from making them, I rarely do studies anymore and just draw and sketch as much as i can so I wouldn't be surprised if there's mistakes like that lol.
And yeah using a lot of brushes, I hardly experimented before but now I'm doing it all the time and learning way more than just limiting to a single brush.
Thanks for your advice :)
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Postby explosivedesign » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:45 pm

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this was a quick painting I did yesterday for college. i could of carried on with it but i just didn't feel like it, ah well
drummer girl.jpg
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Postby explosivedesign » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:36 pm

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not to sure if anyone will reply to this, but after looking at my work I posted, I was wondering if you think they're fair/ok quality wise with only 9 months of official studying and drawing, I have been self taught and also been watching a lot of tutorial videos on YouTube like sycra's, Marc Brunet's, CT Chrysler's and many more.
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Postby zlyczlowiek » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:03 pm

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Well, to be honest, I really like your sketches, unfinished pices, but the way you're developing it further, is what bothers me. But dont know what you're aiming for, what kind of work you're willing to do. :)

 

Postby Zimatrix » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:16 pm

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The fact that you're so good after just 9 months must mean you're practising every day and you're practising very hard. You've made some awesome progress and I can't wait to see what your work looks like in another 9 months.

BUT. Nothing is every perfect, what currently sticks out to me is your proportions. You have a habit of drawing heads too small which is easily fixed, just try to measure out your figures and make sure everything is about the right size. I hope you don't mind but I added some guides over some of your images to show you what I mean.

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As you can see on that last one even though I shrunk her body down the guides still don't line up exactly, this is because the legs are too big for the torso, but to be completely honest this is a common way to stylise your art (especially when drawing women) and I think it looks pretty awesome like that :D

 

Postby explosivedesign » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:18 pm

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zlyczlowiek wrote:Well, to be honest, I really like your sketches, unfinished pices, but the way you're developing it further, is what bothers me. But dont know what you're aiming for, what kind of work you're willing to do. :)


Well I'll try and do anything which interests me or turn a sketch into a completed painting if it looks good, but I guess it's centred around characters, I'm still deciding what specifically I want to draw, but I think its still a good thing to draw what you like which is what I'm doing currently, either way thank you for replying :)
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Postby explosivedesign » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:25 pm

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Zimatrix wrote:The fact that you're so good after just 9 months must mean you're practising every day and you're practising very hard. You've made some awesome progress and I can't wait to see what your work looks like in another 9 months.

BUT. Nothing is every perfect, what currently sticks out to me is your proportions. You have a habit of drawing heads too small which is easily fixed, just try to measure out your figures and make sure everything is about the right size. I hope you don't mind but I added some guides over some of your images to show you what I mean.
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Image


As you can see on that last one even though I shrunk her body down the guides still don't line up exactly, this is because the legs are too big for the torso, but to be completely honest this is a common way to stylise your art (especially when drawing women) and I think it looks pretty awesome like that :D


Yeah I think its a side effect of experimenting with style, but eventually I'll start to revisit proportions as it looks like its my weakness, and I realise the errors Ive made by your guides which is very helpful for me, thank you very much for the advice, I'll continue to share my work to show my progress :)
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Postby Zimatrix » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:18 pm

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explosivedesign wrote:
Yeah I think its a side effect of experimenting with style, but eventually I'll start to revisit proportions as it looks like its my weakness, and I realise the errors Ive made by your guides which is very helpful for me, thank you very much for the advice, I'll continue to share my work to show my progress :)


Experimenting is fine but I feel like the proportions are pushed a bit too far for the kind of characters you're doing. Tiny heads are normally reserved for big muscular characters to make them seem even more bulky. I suppose Bayonetta is an exception to that though http://xbox360media.gamespy.com/xbox360 ... 9_640w.jpg I think she clocks in at around 11 heads tall. But notice how every part of her is elongated - her arms, her legs, her neck even her feet thanks to those heels. This makes her feel tall like a model rather than simply out of proportion. I suppose the main thing is consistency, if you want your girls to be 13 heads tall that's totally fine but you have to elongate them rather than just scaling down the head on a normal body. I hope this makes sense XD I love talking about this kind of character design theory so I always waffle too much.

But I would like to reiterate that your progress is absolutely fantastic :D and it's awesome that you're not afraid to experiment!

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