I did another color/composition study!! this time with a screencap from lotr: return of the king
wasn’t trying to go for likeness here (probably why sam looks like jack black but oh well) i love these!! i’ll try to do more soon!!!
There was a post with a character exercise and the deal was that you created a character and your friend created a character and they hook up/fall in love/whatever
and I came up with Holli!! She’s a southern roller-derbier who was raised in a family with no boys around, so she took it upon herself to act “manly”. She has really bad manners and drives a pick up truck, but she’s a mooshy baby on the inside with fragile feelings
and my best frieeend’s character was a sarcastic girl who drives a motorcycle and she’s super tiny but like sarcastic and verbally aggressive
they were meant to be together
A process video of this piece! I’m kind of getting the hang of working imovie, expect more speed paints!!
(already did 12)
5: who or what inspires me
i like different artists at different times!! i move on pretty quickly, but i still really like all of the artists that i was inspired by before. i’m CURRENTLY really into sketchchump and sergey kolesov (pelengart)
and then i dunno i’m inspired by twilight princess.
i’m inspired by everything i dUNNo!!!! it’s always changing!!
the last thing i drew was the right-left hand thing so here’s the last before that!! it was for an ask-shad response aaand
12: weird artist behavior?? i don’t….draw…….a lot…………………….. i guess that’s one like a lot of people assume that I’m always drawing but i just have dry spells but right now im drawing a lot so i dunno. i like rarely draw in my sketch book. and i don’t doodle in my notes either
as for tips for drawing different body types, there are a bunch of tutorials around that will show you how you can exaggerate proportions and alter the width of hips and shoulders to get different combinations, but there’s a lot more to it!!
when I’m trying to get more diverse with my body types, i usually try to focus on adding more body fat rather than drawing really thin people, because i’m pretty good at drawing thin people, but the usual case is that the more weight you add, the more opportunity for variety?? or at least i think so. but aside from altering body weight and proportions, i like to focus on aging also! like hunched backs or buckling knees and fun stuff like that. ahhhhhhh as for incorporating that into characters, just kind of stick with the mindset that a lot of the time, the characters body type matches up with their personalities (even if it’s not that way in real life). for example, if you have a character that’s into like reading or crocheting rather than adventuring and exploring, they’ll probably have less muscle mass. and if you have a character who likes hiking, they’ll probably have strong leg muscles as opposed to a character who likes fighting might have stronger upper body muscles. But usually, unless your character really focuses on getting proper exercise, keep the option of being heavier in mind! for me, creating characters usually starts with the body type, and then i think of a personality, but it doesn’t always have to be the stereotype!!
so i guess my suggestion would be to just exaggerate proportions, and don’t let yourself draw the same things over and over!!
I just spent a good hour and a half on this drawing
of ganondorf braiding his hair
i can’t even braid MY hair this was a challenge.
I LOVE THAT BLOG. Seriously, I was just thinking about it the other day!
GOOD NEWS THEN!! I’m drawing up some answers and I’ll have them queued! So there will probably be at least two more, but then I gotta wait for some new asks!!
For anybody who wasn’t here back in August?? September?? I run an ask blog for Shad from Twilight Princess!! I’m trying to pick things back up, and I’d love to see some new questions!!
aaaaaaaaAAAH OH MY GOD THIS IS SO SWEET!!!!!! I am 15!!! I’m turning 16 in like two weeks though
I wouldn’t say I’m entirely self taught? I was completely self taught until freshman year of high school when I got into a pretty exclusive magnet art school where I’ve learned a lot (though most of the stuff I’m doing there I don’t post on this blog) But a lot of what I know about drawing the figure has come from either tips and tricks I’ve picked up from other artists or a figure drawing class that I’ve taken at school (which was super helpful)
As for improving your art digitally, I can honestly say that whatever patience issues you’re having will pass fairly quickly. I’d recommend scanning in a traditional drawing and doing linework over it to get yourself started?? It lets you work on controlling your lines and you don’t have to stress out about getting a great drawing straight up digitally because you’ve already scanned in something that you did traditionally!!
As for a career in art, I’m not entirely sure?? Recently because of crazy weather and circumstances with regular classes I haven’t been doing a ton of art, and that makes me feel like garbage, so I guess I kind of need to draw to function. But I still get into ruts sometimes that make me wonder if I should try to get an academic career, but maybe that’s just because I’m a little discouraged lately. I definitely don’t want to quit art anytime soon, though, I’m just not 100% sure about the future. For right now though, I’d love to be a concept artist or illustrator (but if we’re asking about my biggest dream: I yearn to draw comics shhh don’t tell)
Thank you so much for this message, though!! I really needed that right now <3
contest winner for 3rd place!!!!!! goes to lilycove-crossing!!!!