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Title: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Flytee on Jan 02, 2021, 03:19 AM
Heyo,

This year I want to work on improving some major downfalls in my art. I'll be posting practice studies as well as comic panels/ illustrations were I'm actively addressing issues or attempting something new.
This thread is more of a record for myself and a way to keep me accountable, but any tips or advice is welcome.

Goals
- Get comfortable drawing hands/ make them more expressive.
- Work on making action scenes and movement less stiff.
- Draw men more confidently.
- More dynamic angels that enhance the emotions in a scene.
- Less cramped panels that show off locations more.

More advanced goals- that would be nice to work on, but I'm not going to pressure myself too much.
- atmospheric/ dynamic lighting.
- Extreme perspective/ forshortening.





Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Don on Jan 02, 2021, 04:20 AM
Oooh, best of luck Flytee! I'm looking forward to seeing your journey, and would be more then happy to help along the way when possible!! : D
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Footini on Jan 02, 2021, 01:32 PM
Always a good time to learn new tricks.

Lets all get better together. 
Arts and Goodies has been a big help for me what with all the resources he knows about.
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: TheCydork on Jan 03, 2021, 10:19 PM
Hell yeah! Excited to see your progress :)
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Flytee on Jan 06, 2021, 03:57 PM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/101313866285207552/796525571186229278/20210106_234801.jpg?width=507&height=676)
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/101313866285207552/796525425970380800/20210106_234719.jpg?width=507&height=676)

did some practice sketches tonight- using OC's with less conventional body types.
The plan is to do more traditional sketching this year, since its faster- I think repetition could be helpful.
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Flytee on Jan 07, 2021, 03:36 AM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/796701783795826688/20210107_112757.jpg?width=507&height=676)

kicking off today with some awful hands :V
I'm going to be doing hand studies pretty frequently (I wouldn't share them all) but I felt like this was a good page to use to highlight where I need to improve/ use as a starter benchmark.

(using an old phone right now so sorry for the photo quality.)


Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 07, 2021, 09:10 AM
Aaaaa I love that you’re doing this. Great studies!
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Flytee on Jan 09, 2021, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the support btw ;_;
Sharing this type of thing *really* keeps me on track. A forum post just felt like a good way to do it, while avoiding flooding my socials with quick sketches. u_u; so it's appreciated! 

Anyway, today I thought it would be interesting to watch dance/ fighting videos and take screenshots showing the different stages of fluid movement, then trace over them to get a feel of how the body moves. 
I personally found this really helpful, its something I'll be doing again.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/797544600465309706/movement_2.jpg?width=520&height=676)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/797544688437035038/Illustration3_movement.png?width=648&height=676)

Fight scene recommendations are very welcome :P

Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Pita on Jan 09, 2021, 02:30 PM
Heck yeah, those are some sexy sketches!
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: ArtsandGoodies on Jan 09, 2021, 05:17 PM
Studying animation is also a very good process as well. finding stills from animation and breaking it down into shapes drawing through them is a great process. one I recomend for fight scenes is God of Highschool.
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Flytee on Apr 06, 2021, 03:00 PM
Damn, I abandoned this thread for 2 months...
I did do some studies over February but I'll admit I've dropped off of it because of comics and other art projects-

I recently made a new character whos an athletic dude aka very out of my comfort zone, so I'm hoping I can continue practising but via comics/ something more fun. I can already feel the repetition of drawing muscles helping. I'm hoping it'll eventually become second nature and look a lot more natural?
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/829109304233295882/unknown.png)
I'm pretty happy with how the torso here came out I think I'm slowly working this out.
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/829109419341250616/Goblin3.png?width=439&height=675)

Lately, I've been feeling more comfy drawing men- I'm AT LEAST having fun with it.
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/101313866285207552/829107094762291200/unknown.png?width=539&height=676)
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/829109163224989746/unknown.png?width=393&height=676)
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/829110557030088714/unknown.png)

Arms are still a mystery to me- I've literally avoided drawing this type of thing for ageeees so I'm happy I'm starting to change that at least.
I don't think these two drawings turned out that great (in terms of anatomy)- rip
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/829109044148305970/unknown.png)
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/401779276711723011/829110799414722560/162435758_2739437549719568_9192853226517585396_n.png?width=676&height=676)

In terms of HANDS- I'm still forcing myself to draw them in comics, but I'm not noticing any improvement, I think I need to *at least* go back to doing hand studies.
If anyone has good videos and tutorials for any of this stuff that'll be awesome. I also would be open to some redlining especially on arms.

Anywho
Maybe I'll update this once every 1-2 months?
We'll see!

Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Kozispoon on Apr 28, 2021, 10:13 AM
I feel you on hands. I personally love drawing hands, but sometimes they just don't love me XD A good rule of thumb I've found is remembering that the biggest flexing point is chiefly the knuckle and NOT the others. I find articulating all the joints to bend makes for weird unrealistic poses
Title: Re: Flytee tries to get good
Post by: Flytee on May 01, 2021, 10:34 AM
I feel you on hands. I personally love drawing hands, but sometimes they just don't love me XD A good rule of thumb I've found is remembering that the biggest flexing point is chiefly the knuckle and NOT the others. I find articulating all the joints to bend makes for weird unrealistic poses
ooo that's a great tip, thank you!