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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:23 pm

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Postby Idan » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:04 pm

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If I can advice something - the realism should come first, leave the cartoon style for later (or do both at once). This is because when you've learned the realism you can exaggerate it in any way you want. And it's harder to move from cartoon to realism.
Anyway, welcome to the forums! Good luck on your road, wish you a lot of improvement and fun while drawing.
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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:29 pm

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I see your point.

But I love drawing cartoons at the moment, so I'll be sticking to them for a while. :D I still do anatomy sketches from time to time though.

And thank you. ^.^

Edit of 2016: ^ this post is cringy. If you're reading this, learn from that mistake I made!

 

Postby Idan » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:02 pm

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I thought that you love cartoons ;) You don't have to give them up, just don't forget to study anatomy, perspective etc. quite often - and you'll see how helpful it is, even with cartoons.

I recommend you checking these things, they may inspire/entertain/help you:
http://forum.deviantart.com/art/general/1617571/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUYG1hkY5c
http://foervraengd.deviantart.com/art/M ... -215317699 (it's a series of tutorials, following ones linked in description)
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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:07 pm

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Thanks, idan.

Also, there's some collaborative work done with a friend:

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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:42 pm

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Some sketches.

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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:15 pm

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Extreme hardcore art block today.

Can't concentrate and draw normally.

WARNING! SHIT ART! WARNING! SHIT ART AHEAD!

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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:40 pm

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lol

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Postby narutogod123 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:04 pm

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I love your style keep up the good work :D
my sketch book :) : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=490

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:34 am

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It's Teemo from League of Legends on the left. Not really done in my style as I've followed a tutorial. :D

 

Postby SpiDe » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:23 pm

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Hey Erneie, glad to finally see you here. ^^

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:10 pm

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Postby fetfreak » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:28 am

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Hmm.. I'm no expert but maybe try to add more winkles and folds to clothes. That could make them look more organic and natural. Great stuff, keep it up! :)

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:48 am

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[[DELETED BECAUSE PANCAKES]]
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Postby bszijlstra » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:20 am

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I think the reason why it comes out like that is because you're using rather sharp highlights that aren't really smooth. I don't know if it's possible to make highlights/shadows smoother in painttool sai though, but I just think that's the problem.

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:29 pm

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Hey, bszijlstra. I've figured that it was a problem with light. Instead of choosing highlight color manually, it seems that I carelessly chosen a white color and simply used an airbrush. How foolish of me. ;)

 

Postby bszijlstra » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:05 pm

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Ah yeah, I'm curious to see the end result when you change the highlights :) good luck!

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:24 pm

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The result is pretty much in my 4 latest drawings. :D

 

Postby wartynewt » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:28 pm

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Hey Ernie, you've got a pretty cool drawing style but the clothes do indeed look a bit like latex, you should maybe look up some reference material on clothes. You'll see that it's impossible to have such strong white highlights on clothes.

http://images.askmen.com/fashion/trends ... _flash.jpg

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:35 pm

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Yeah. I'm trying to study as much as possible on various topics every day.

Heh.


Also, I noticed I didn't post any realism paintings I did before. Although when I look back at them now they are really bad, I guess that's why we should post that stuff here. :D

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Did this one on December 24. Biggest problems here are mouth and nose.

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Here I've cheated and chosen a reference with no nose. :D Eyebrows!

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My latest and worst of realism drawings. I really hate this one.
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Postby wartynewt » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:46 pm

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No mouth you mean ;) haha the biggest problem with the mouth in the second one is that the edges are too hard. If you look at lips, the transition between the lips and the skin is really subtle and soft.

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:31 pm

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Good point. Thing is, I didn't even read Andrew Loomis or any other anatomy/figure/portrait/fantasy books before drawing these. :D

If I were to draw a portrait again now, I'm confident that I'd know where the mistakes are and how to fix them. But unfortunately, realistic portrait drawing is very boring to me, so I guess I'll just stick to sketches if it comes to realism.

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:12 am

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Postby Kayla-su » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:29 pm

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your realism paintings aren't that bad considering you like to draw only cartoons I take. though you have problems selecting colors, (like me) they are all heavily saturated, try using a color pallet, and some softer brushes to get a more realistic look. it was fun looking at your sketchbook ^u^

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:18 pm

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Thanks, Kayla. :) I am aware of choosing between saturated and desaturated colors. It's just feels more right for my style to be such heavily coloured. I might try experiment with more desaturated colors tomorrow and see how it turns out. Now it's time to sleep! :3

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