Thomas' Art

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  1. Nightblade50

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    I made some artwork, and so I will post it here.
    Good artwork I am proud of, drawn on paper:
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    I am aware that the bust on the woman in the dress is too high. I only saw that after inking it. :(
    What do you think?

    Rotten old artwork that I now hate:
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    I am always wide open to suggestions on what to draw. If you have an idea, don't be afraid to speak up - I want to hear it!
     
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    I'll probably sound really harsh, so sorry in advance. XD
    1. Eyes should be more symmetrical.
    2. Because the breasts look fairly large, they should stick out from the chest.
    3. Legs shouldn't be that far apart and awkwardly bent.
    4. If you're going for a rubber hose arm style, make sure the outlines remain parallel.
    5. Shading should be consistent and more deliberate
    6. Try not to use flat black for colouring. Usually, for people whose hair I want to look black, I just use dark blue or gray so that the outlines are still visible.
    Nice start, though. Just keep practicing and you may outperform me one of these days. ;-)
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll see about that when I have time, right now I'm working on something for my workshop.
     
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    Here is a new piece of art. This one I really like.
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    I made this with real pencil and paper. :)
    I am aware that the bust on the woman is too high. I only saw that after inking it. :(
    What do you think?
     
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    I like your new artwork and the bust is not a real problem imo. :) The reason is that illustration comes in a variety of styles, and even if it mimics reality, the purpose is to make an artpiece that is appealing as a whole, not something that looks 100% real (a few ultra-realistic styles are the exception, but even those twist reality).

    This one has a comic style (and they usually simplify form) so precision is not necessary. I like your choice of colors and composition of the elements. It's a lively image.

    Was the woman that you posted earlier drawn on a tablet? Which tools did you use? :)

    Keep drawing, each one helps you improve!
     
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    I really like that drawing! It's super cute! And you have improved a lot in little time!
    I absolutely agree with Star, each artist has his/her own style and his/her way to see the world. I also love the colors you used, the emotions you transmit. Great job!
    Keep it up! ^^
     
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    Thanks you two! I'm so glad you like it! ^__^
    The woman I posted earlier was made on a desktop computer, using Krita.
    My favorite character in my drawing is the girl on the wall. She came out well. :)
     
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    The girl that's sitting is my favourite too^^

    Some materials are harder to learn. I think learning to draw on a computer is challenging, it takes practice to figure out the right brush sizes, etc.
    But drawing with a pencil is quick and an easy way to learn.
    You can also get a ballpoint pen for your inking that has a finer tip. So you can use it for smaller details like faces, and use thicker pens or markers for clothes or the background (if you want), this will be less stressful when inking details.
     
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    That is a good idea. :)
    I have a bunch of pencils: 2B, B, HB, H, and 2H. I also have a couple of other inking pens, but they don't work well. :(
     
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    That's a good variety of pencils. No need to invest much in pens though. One is enough in the beginning.
    Don't sweat it :)
     
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    I bought one, but it didn't work. So I got another. It didn't work either ;_;
    I find the HB pencils are best for the first sketch, H or maybe 2H for final outlines, and the B pencils work great for shading. 2B for soft light. :)
     
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    Don't cry! I can't take it when artists cry! :kaocry:

    In the image you posted, what is the name of the pen/marker that you used, and what is the size?
    Also how large is your image (the size of the paper)?
    If you answer these I could suggest a size for a pen, that won't be too fine.

    The Staedtler Fineliners are probably a good, simple option. But they're not consistent in the amount of inkflow.
    The Triplus Fineliner gives you more control and the ink won't spill. The Staedtler Micron is also very good.

    Expect to pay around 4 dollars for 1 good pen and get it in black only. They're sometimes sold in color packs (or tones of grey) but it's not worth the investment unless you plan to use them a lot) :)
     
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    Well, I use standard printer paper.
    I used a black Prismacolor Scholar marker. Brush tip.
    I used Pilot G2 pens before and they are truly amazing.
    Thanks for suggesting pens :)
     
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    The G2 is great for consistency (I think they're refillable too).
    If you get used to a particular pen, this will help you in the long run, because you'd know what to expect as a line from it and how to move your hand, for its specific grip.^^
    It can sound silly that I'm discussing materials, but they can reduce your struggle when you're making art :).

    An inker's favorite is the ' Pigment Liner ' by Staedtler. (I asked an inker btw :p) Can't go wrong with this one apparently.
    It comes in a broad selection of sizes. It's more expensive than G2 but great for drawing.
    For fine detailed art (like faces for example) the best sizes are 0.5, 0.3, and 0.1
    Under 0.1 it'll be too fine and over 0.5 too thick probably.

    The Pentel EnerGel has a nice flow too and dries fast and is easily found.
    And I mentioned the Triplus Fineliner before (it comes in 1 size I think).

    All of this is only if you need something for the small details. ^^ They're not necessary. And the suggestions are so you don't try too many pens that won't work :p
    Cheers, looking forward to more art from you. :)
     
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    Thank you so much for all this. I ordered G2 pens online, they will arrive on the 28th. ^^
    I'll try not to buy more pens that don't work. lol
    I got the smallest size available for the G2. :)
    BTW, I didn't use G2 for that picture because...well...I lost all twelve of them I bought in January. All twelve of them :LZSoops: :LZSsad:
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    And here is a little drawing tip:
    Draw what you see, not what you think you see.
     
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    Sad that you lost them all :( I suppose it's easier to lose them at school.

    And that's a good tip to remember! ^.^
     
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    Thanks ^^
    I got a great deal on G2 pens by the way. For $6, I got 5 pens - two black, one red, one blue, and one green. :LZSproud:
    (I'm going to bed now, won't see any other messages for a while.)
     
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    New drawings ^^
    This drawing was done with the art supplies seen in the first picture. But new better colored pencils.
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    Now, this one was done using all new art supplies! At Hobby Lobby, they had a great deal - $45 worth of art supplies at only $20! I bought it. It includes TONS of things. Three charcoal pencils, eight normal pencils in different styles, two types of erasers, and a bunch of other things - plus 4 sketch books and a great inking pen!
    I am very proud of this drawing:
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    What do you think, @starlight dream? In my opinion, however, the blending looks worse in the picture of the tree. It looks better in reality. ^^
     
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    Wow Thomas!! Why didn't I see this thread before? :o I'm loving those colored sketches!! :o ^_^ Oh my God, make more!! ^_^ :)
     
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    Why thank you :LZSjoy: :LZSproud:
    What's your favorite one?
    I will make more :)
     
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