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(46412) (link) Oekaki by heather, total drawing time 1 : 58 : 18


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
Moderator here.
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.




(46411) (link) Oekaki by lemmyloop, total drawing time 0 : 59 : 19


lemmyloop [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 12:28:16
Something simple, and quick.


dreyacira [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 12:30:11
Aw, she looks so pretty! I love your shading on the black, and the mask looks so shiny. It's good to see I didn't butcher her too badly.
lemmyloop [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 12:32:35
You didn't butcher her at all! You did superb.
lady_miragon [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 17:8:36
I love this character and the mask... X3. The purple makes this even awesome. Since you know...purple is my favorite color. ;c)
moo492 [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 17:26:37
Daaaw it's so cute! I love the purple shading/highlights.
prysm [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 18:8:49
This is such a cute character.
dragonkwest [Profile] 2013/5/21 - 13:42:51
I wonder what type of face would be behind that mask, unless of course, that mask really IS his face. I imagine it to be something like that of a cat. Really good picture, by the way! I love his little fingers.
[anon]lilydragon 2013/5/26 - 9:36:53
She's so cute!!
lemmyloop [Profile] 2013/5/26 - 17:10:6
Aw thanks guys, Tintin will probably let all the attention go to her head though!

As to what's under the mask... maybe one day I'll draw it. There's certainly something under there, but probably not what you think.
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:10:50
i'm dying to see what's underneath that mask now =w=;;
i absolutely love your shading here.. it's so glossy! and those fingers and toes are so so nice




(46410) (link) Oekaki by heather, total drawing time 2 : 52 : 23


heather [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 19:42:43
"I have died so many times...yet I still live.
Every living thing around me knows to fear me... they believe i'm indestructible.. an immortal.
They called me weak and pathetic, but it is they who are the weak ones. My power only grows. Everyday I feel as if I could move a mountain.
I am strong... and strong I will remain." - Lucky

so this is yet another dodge and burn fail...

this picture really didn't take me that long, I was too busy goofing around and taking my sweet time.

many things I've done wrong here, but I grow tired of asking for help.


catgirl [Profile] 2013/5/20 - 15:2:38
Am I right in assuming the main way the dodge coloring failed was in turning the green parts yellow? This is a reason (probably the main reason) many of us use it sparingly (possibly why so many don't use it at all), it skews colors. What happened is there was a little red in your green, and dodge brightens all the components, but the green could only get so much brighter, when it was at full, the red component was still being brightened. This can be a great effect, it makes it look like the color is so bright the most intense parts are too much for the camera, but it's easy for it to go too far. The dimmer parts of the green flame around his haunches and back look really good that way, but the brighter parts to the left look too blown-out.

What you might want to do when you want some light sources to be even brighter than the others, is to make the entire picture a little bit darker, and then go over the brighter parts with the starting color again and brighten them.

What I really like is how you did the green light reflecting off his haunch, he looks so shiny! Very convincing. I think you should start paying more attention to the direction the main light is coming from when shading, you could (with a lot of practice) make the rest of him look that shiny, too.

Hope something helps.
nighstar54 [Profile] 2013/5/21 - 8:11:10
That is so cool! Is it a panther, or a black leopard? So mysterious! ;D
heather [Profile] 2013/5/21 - 15:28:44
He's a black panther.
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:9:59
really nice work
i love how the green fire is pretty transparent, it's a nice touch.
catgirl gave some really good advice about dodge and burn though, i think it would do you well to follow it!




(46409) (link) Oekaki by wolven, total drawing time 2 : 9 : 20


wolven [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 18:10:21
Done at last. Here ya go Heather. I gave it my best shot but I'm not terribly happy with that dragon's eye. or the head altogether. I just can't do it the way you do. Hop ya like.

BTW! if ANYONE so much as THINKS of mentioning eurovision to me, i will personally hire the Dark Brotherhood to get youse uns responsible!!! (yes, I'm a skyrim fan...)


heather [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 19:45:4
oh my gosh I love it thank you!

I especially love the eyes, and the scales are magnificent. :)
lemmyloop [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 11:26:31
I just really want to say that you've been improving so much! You've got some nice structure going on in your dragon's head, and I especially like how you used the shading to show texture on the jaw. I really like the eye, with the bounce light on the eyelids/wrinkles. Very nice.
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:8:28
very very nice... that hair is beautiful
i think the only things i see wrong with this is that her left (our right) eye is too far apart from the nose
from that angle i reckon it should be partially covered by the bridge.
and also i've noticed you tend to do this in a lot of your pictures but the mouth doesn't quite match up with the nose? the center of the mouth should line up exactly underneath the middle of the nose.

everything else looks great, and you did a fantastic job. though maybe a bit harsher shading would have helped make this really stand out; after all that bolt of lightning would be pretty bright.




(46408) (link) Oekaki by brownwolfcub, total drawing time 0 : 57 : 28


brownwolfcub [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 5:45:2
Hey! I'm not dead!

Ianto Jones' cyber-girlfriend, Lisa.
Ianto. IANTO. NOOOOO....
The pain :'(
Don't have the time or patience to finish this properly right now.
Torchwood.


floodcontrol [Profile] 2013/5/19 - 19:8:22
I love it.
I love your use of value to define dimension and the whole cyberpunk humanoid vibe to it.
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:6:17
^totally agree, you portray depth really really nicely
also really diggin the helix shapes




(46407) (link) Oekaki by docile_dragon, total drawing time 2 : 48 : 11


docile_dragon [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 13:57:42
another limited color picture. This have used a darker green, but I wanted to stick to the original five colors. My lightning bolt looks like a tree.
C&C please


dragon_fang [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 15:20:39
This is really cool, I love the lighting~
For the lighting bolt I would suggest perhaps making it contrast more with the background, but I still think you did really well on this!
missscythe [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 19:7:27
Awesome job on this Docile! I really like this style, I think you pull it off well! n~n
Lovely colour choice too~
silvershadow [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 8:48:2
Super-cool! I love the pose, as well as your limited-color shading. :) Hee-hee, and I really love how you hid your initials in there. :D
docile_dragon [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 21:9:9
Thanks all.
@dragon_fang: Thanks for the advice. I was having trouble making good contrast with the limited colors. Contrast is something I need to work on.
@silvershadow: Thanks I like to put my initials in a place that isn't eye catching but make sure that they are still present and visible.
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:5:37
wow, really really nice work
there's a lot of colours in here and it is really effective
this paintery style of yours is really neat =w=




(46406) (link) Oekaki by kestrelflight, total drawing time 2 : 2 : 12


kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 9:14:25
Awww. He is so cuddly!! look at those red eyes!! I'm calling him Pumpkin.
So this is my picture without the pencil tool. In this I just used the watercolor and pen tool. What do you guys think? Not enough detail and too blurry in places perhaps?


imagamaker [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 10:2:23
O.O This is lovely!
thedragonrider [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 10:37:37
U have yourself a new fan :D, i like the blue you added to him. Never would have thought to draw a blue owl. I like the detail you added on him, but maby just a tad bit more on the face, unless you were going for a blurry look. Over all, dang, he is just too cute!!
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 8:16:45
Thanks guys. And yeah, i was sort of going for a different look, but i think it got a bit too blurry in places like you said Thedragonrider.
silvershadow [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 8:51:3
Ah, it's beautiful! The colorrrrrssss.... I love blue. I LOVE blue. Your lighting here is lovely, and the soft background wisps are neat. I rather like this style you tried. :D
nighstar54 [Profile] 2013/5/21 - 8:13:32
that is so awesome! it reminds me of Qwynneth in some way. tee hee
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:4:39
really nice detail.. i love the look about him. screams mysterious.
i think the bridge of his beak is a bit crooked though.
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/10 - 16:44:33
Haha, your right. I completely missed that. It seems i have a tendency to misplace small body parts on animals. Last time it was the tail to a horse. Poor thing.




(46405) (link) Oekaki by heather, total drawing time 5 : 1 : 49


heather [Profile] 2013/5/16 - 18:51:10
I got so sick of trying to complete this.

its not how I wanted it to turn out.

Take like an hour off for staring blankly at the screen and not knowing what to do next.

Anyone wants to try and remake this feel free.

im sick of looking at it.


imagamaker [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 5:2:8
oooh, I really like how you drew this dragon :)
wolven [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 15:48:11
Well... I recently found me a wee bit of free time. so... I might give it a shot. If you're kay with it that is. Its been a while since I've done a regular-ish dragon. Theres something about the nose and the mouth in this that doesn't seem quite right, but them eyes look really pretty. Pretty cool what ya've got here Heather.
heather [Profile] 2013/5/17 - 19:2:16
no i'm completely fine with it, thank you for offering.
I'm sure you will do better than I have.
thanks.
moo492 [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 16:38:30
I love that dragon! The eye and the mouth look amazing in my opinion. You've improved so much since I last saw you draw on here! keep up the good work! :D
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:3:34
this was looking pretty sweet though!
i think the main problem is that the eyes are really big for the face. everything else looks pretty good.




(46404) (link) Oekaki by pumadragon, total drawing time 2 : 23 : 8


pumadragon [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 18:15:9
Hello everyone. I haven't disappeared, except I have school and exams trying to eat my face. In fact, I'll be taking my biggest exam tomorrow, and then I should have more time on my hands. It's nice to see all of you though!

This isn't my character (even though I darn well wish it was), it's fan art of a character from a game. I'm curious to see if anyone knows who he is, but I doubt it. The sad thing is that I'm making fan art of a game I've actually never played. >.< The weird thing is I can't stop though, because the design of this guy is so amazing. And I'm happy because I'm slowly improving! yay! :D

So how's it going everyone? C&C if ya feel like it. :3

This character (c) his lucky owners.


docile_dragon [Profile] 2013/5/16 - 10:37:46
Hey look its Wilson from Don't Starve. I haven't played the the game either. I've been debating whether or not to buy it and watching a let's play to see what its like.
Good luck on your test.
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:2:13
hey puma! nice seeing you again.
i thought this was wolverine at first but i think it's just the hair. i like how you shaded it though, it looks really really good and so does the collar =w= nice work.




(46403) (link) Oekaki by escape, total drawing time 1 : 23 : 26


escape [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 16:47:38
Hello everyone.


catgirl [Profile] 2013/5/16 - 2:43:4
cute character.
imagamaker [Profile] 2013/5/16 - 4:1:52
Ooh, I like :D
The lack of shading portrays this character real well~
[anon]miles 2013/6/4 - 1:1:10
nice to meet you!
this is a really cute character. your lines are so smooth, too; they are lovely =w=




(46402) (link) Oekaki by docile_dragon, total drawing time 4 : 42 : 6


docile_dragon [Profile] 2013/5/14 - 20:28:48
Boy it feels like this has been on my to draw list forever (or about a year).
Mimize (bottom) belongs to Mimize
Leila (top) belongs to me
C&C please


miles [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 0:19:16
i can't really tell what's going on in the picture
but
it looks pretty neat~
i like mimzie's feathers on the wings.
i think for lineless it would be really great to add some deeper shadows, because the depth is a little flat at the minute 0:
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 18:35:27
Its a really neat view you have, but I do agree, more light and shadow would have made it clearer. If you look at the beak (which is awesome by the way) it stands out because it has that light reflection near the top and the shadows are a bit easier to pick out and therefore the beak seems solid. If you can still edit this and add the shadows and light to the rest of it, I recommend that you do because this is very original. Sometimes when i have something in mind for that long, I redo it several times before I get it how I like it.
docile_dragon [Profile] 2013/5/16 - 10:57:51
Thanks for the advice guys I really appreciate it. I did the fur kind of quick so I know it isn't that good. Higher contrast in shading, I'll keep that in mind.




(46401) (link) Oekaki by heather, total drawing time 4 : 5 : 2


heather [Profile] 2013/5/14 - 15:2:55
So the boards messed up a while back and I wasn't able to draw for a while, thankfully someone on deviant art was kind enough to help me and now I can draw again.
good timing too because I was going crazy.

So the first drawing I thought I would start back with was Darren and his dragon, automatically I had to have a saying go along with this,
I think I messed up there but I'm not sure.

I tried to blend Darren in with the dragon as much as I could without making it look stupid but let me know what you think, in the mean time I am approaching chapter 12 in my book....only 9 more chapters to go....should be fun.
but its taking me forever to think.


miles [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 0:20:56
chapter 12, that is exciting :3
i really really love the dragon head here.. it looks really good. the details are great. i really love how the scales fade into the skin.
the hair is really nicely done too, and the face looks p cool, except for a few anatomy tidbits. i dunno if you want me to point them out for you or not.
heather [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 12:6:22
if you dont mind i would like to know, im not exactly good on anatomy, some pointers would really help. i'm not good at drawing anything human either.

I'm about to start drawing Hayley's version of this so it would help.
Thank You.
miles [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 22:58:9
okey dokey well
first thing i noticed was the eye
it's really nicely done but i think it is far too big for the face
[link] here is an example of eye anatomy and [link] is a good ref for the kind of angle i think you were going for.
another thing i noticed was that the nose seems to curve up too much.. looking at an actual nose, it'd be extremely rare to find a nose with cartilage that pointy. there are many, many different kinds of noses, so dont be afraid to experiment with different shapes.
the neck is pretty.. i dont really know the right word but it looks veiny? necks dont usually show that many lines unless they are being strained.. and in this position it doesnt look like he's lifting anything heavy or anything. [link] that's a good ref.
his mouth also doesn't open in this kind of angle. i know it's a very typical thing done in anime and manga, but frankly it just doesn't work like that in real life and cartoons are highly unrecommended for references. the lips stop where the mouth opens, so that the mouth can actually open. [link] this shows what i mean.

basically i would just say to keep at it and use refs wherever you dont know how to do something. and as my art teacher always tells me, draw from what you see and observe, not from what you "know"!
moo492 [Profile] 2013/5/18 - 16:42:31
Again, I love that dragon. Its anatomy is stunning! I really like how you drew the mouth and tongue, I find it difficult to draw and you nailed it. Great job!




(46399) (link) Oekaki by earthdragon206, total drawing time 4 : 9 : 28


earthdragon206 [Profile] 2013/5/12 - 14:25:58
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imagamaker [Profile] 2013/5/12 - 16:16:31
Wow, awesome colors! I love that little octopus in the corner :)
miles [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 0:21:37
^agreed, the little octopus is especially cute :^)
nice shading on the hair, too.
[anon]lilydragon 2013/5/26 - 9:38:22
Is that cute creature in the corner a jellyfish or an octopus?




(46398) (link) Oekaki by prysm, total drawing time 0 : 49 : 36


prysm [Profile] 2013/5/11 - 20:0:57
I'm not sure if I have ever colored Victoria on nda, so here she is. I've drawn her enough times for her pack to consider her a level eight now, which means she gains her second tail. However, since her tail is actually a bunch of fine roots, I'm just going to make them longer and stronger. c:
My baby is growing up..


skullzhead [Profile] 2013/5/11 - 22:2:43
She's so lovely! Your drawing and coloring skills are so admirable. ;w;
dragon_fang [Profile] 2013/5/12 - 11:19:16
Oh wow, I love the the the color here~ She looks great!
imagamaker [Profile] 2013/5/12 - 13:14:27
I love the minimal shading in this. You've mastered drawing canines!
miles [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 0:22:36
i love those paws *w* your anatomy is so nice.




(46397) (link) Oekaki by dreyacira, total drawing time 1 : 36 : 53


dreyacira [Profile] 2013/5/11 - 10:25:43
For LemmyLoop, her character Tintin! She's trying on the Blue Spirit mask from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Lemmy, I tried to do shadow fluff, but I didn't like how it came out so I just did regular fluff. Sorry!


docile_dragon [Profile] 2013/5/11 - 13:35:59
I recognized that mask as soon as I saw this. I like the colors you used here though the fur is a little hard to see. Nice job.
skullzhead [Profile] 2013/5/11 - 18:28:34
I really want that bird shaped mask on the ground. e.e
This critter is so neat looking, you did as awesomely as ever with the fur!
imagamaker [Profile] 2013/5/12 - 7:39:32
Ooh, I like! The fur is epic as always, and I'm liking the fire background. I recognized that mask right away :)
miles [Profile] 2013/5/15 - 0:24:13
i too recognised the spirit mask immediately :^)
really nice work. your fur texture is incredible as always. i love the pose here.
i think though the mask could use a few more highlights.. as could the fur, but the mask in particular since it is a more reflective surface. being that close to the fire (?) would add quite a lot of light to it.




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