arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 7:56:25
well i left this on overnight, so i defiantly did not spend 13 hrs on this. about an hr, actually. anyway, many people say that I my men that I draw look too feminine? and most people say "she" when reffering to my art, and I always have to point out that its a man. can someone please point out what parts look feminine? It confuses me a bit.
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 10:31:9
Hey! I don't know if I've seen your stuff really, I'm newly active, but this guy doesn't look too feminine! I think maybe if many of your characters have long hair and defined lips like his though that may be confusing the gender. Very cool though, I really like all the warm colors and the intensity of him overall!
arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 11:28:30
Thanks :D and ya, most of them do have longer hair, i have a hard time drawing anything short unless its in profile view. welcome to the boards, by the way. :)
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 12:13:4
Usually one of the bigger factors of determining whether its a guy or girl (besides the mouth and eyes) is in the jaw/cheek bones. Because elves have narrow or angled cheek bones like girls, its sometimes easy to mistake them as girls. A good way to counteract this is in the other two factors: the eyes and lips. You got both down in this picture (which looks awesome by the way), and it looks like a guy to me. However, maybe having the narrow jaw bone combined with another factor that accidentally looks feminine is whats was causing confusion in your other pictures? Hope that helps :)
skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 12:18:15
Hahaha, I can't even classify my own drawings of men as too feminine or not masculine enough. I just think if it looks good, it stays. I like- no love- your style, and I find this particular guy handsome as heck. >//<
arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 18:25:18
@kestrelflight: oooh I see. Most of my characters have elven features (thin faces) so maybe thats why... Thanks for the tips ^^
@skullzhead: Thank you, I've been working really hard on my style :D
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/21 - 11:26:31
No problem and thank you :D
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/6/23 - 21:13:52
Your art style is like mine, I only draw guys with long hair usually. Also, this fellow here looks almost exactly the same as one of my characters......which I find to be very interesting indeed. What if our minds are connected? O.o Just kidding...
But here's a link if you want to make a comparison... [link]
wolven [Profile] 2013/6/26 - 6:46:16
Pumadragon, keep yer subconscious under control if you please. jk
I think this is pretty cool tbh, and i can see how some might see your characters as effeminate. Wha you need to do i think, is give your male characters a bit more of a traditionally masculine touch. so... what i mean by that is, to make the masculinity a bit more visible, so like the 'adam's apple' for example could be a little more defined here. They ('we' rather) often have broader/heavier/hairier eyebrows and more defined jawbones. Even better, stick in a beard of sorts, or even stubble. Beards are awesome. I don't know why so many girls don't like them. Thats just a few things that could be done methinks.
But i really quite like this.The hair has a nice flowing texture to it, but i think a little more definition and highlights might help the look.
Overall, v nicely done.
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:30:26
nice work. the others said what i was going to; give their advice a listen.