heather [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 15:15:16
i messed up on her right eye but oh well.
I started of drawing Hayley but now it sort of looks like me, although I don't have a scar over my eye.
I do have red contacts and piercings but I don't have the shirt or a choker even though I do wear a lot of black.
I started drawing things from what I see, been watching some Hellsing and just observing the way things are shaped on Seras' face, if any of you know what that is... obviously I cant draw anything female.
The mouth and the nose I need some work on. Any advice?
heather [Profile] 2013/5/20 - 9:59:1
Geez crabby much?
heather [Profile] 2013/5/20 - 10:13:24
yea I know how annoying I get, but most of the time I do get good advice from the other members, especially the ones who have been drawing people longer than I have, their opinion matters to me.
but yea point proven I need to start doing things on my own.
floodcontrol [Profile] 2013/5/20 - 10:59:50
For noses I like to think of a rounded stretched out pyramid shape. Deepest part is near the eye cavity and then sort of juts out to the highest point slightly above the nostrils. Your outline seems a little thick. Not sure if it was intentional.
As for lips... I don't really know. The character is pretty pale to begin with.. I think you have a good start when it comes to the shape of things.. Are those piercings? fangs? or just heavy outline?
If you like I could attempt to re-draw this character to illustrate some of those ideas.. Don't expect too much though. I am quite an amateur myself and likely wont be able to match the aesthetic you are going for.
heather [Profile] 2013/5/20 - 11:24:11
those are piercings, the outline wasn't intentional but I tend to mess up at least one thing in every drawing I've done.
prysm [Profile] 2013/5/20 - 14:46:36
Nystev, chill out. Just because you are tired of people asking for help does not mean you can bash them for doing so, and it does not mean that you can assume every one else is tired either. While you have a point on the self-help with tutorials, it does not hurt for other people to help point out mistakes or offer a way of fixing something in an artwork. In fact, sometimes an artist may not even notice a mistake in their artwork until someone points it out. Please play nice on the boards.
[anon]nystev 2013/5/20 - 15:23:16
Well, then, I humbly and sincerely apologize for assuming what others' opinions might have been on the matter. I agree, we're generally too close to our own art to notice the flaws, so I think it's great to ask for peer review, and then to acknowledge and listen to it so we can improve... but also to search on our own for self-help when we know there is something we wish to improve. :)
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:49:4
mmm i wouldn't really recommend you reference from anime/manga.. hellsing is pretty good anatomy-wise but there are a few mistakes i point out repeatedly.
the hair looks really nice, especially the fringe. but i think it stops a little too close to the head at the top.. it's a good idea to sketch out the shape of the head first, and then draw the hair on top of it.
floodcontrol gave some good advice on noses. if there is anything you don't know how to draw, references are your guide. draw up heaps of drawings just on one feature while using a reference (a photo, still of a movie, etc. again i really wouldn't suggest using anime/manga for a real-life reference.) and keep at it until you become familiar with it. then you can map out the facial planes to see where each thing fits, but i would try and tackle one thing at a time first.