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Title: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 09, 2019, 10:47:05 PM
Here's just some of my art. I do mainly traditional and most (but not all), of my art is in pen and watercolor:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/620811043626680340/Cover_page.jpg?width=544&height=784)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/620811164347269121/Comic_banner.jpg)
From left to right: Jung, Bora, Jong-ho, and Seo-jun(yes that's his teeth).

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/620811509567848448/IDOL_Recalled_to_the_Light_ACT_1.jpg?width=559&height=783)

I have an affinity for snakes.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/620811759388983336/IDOL_Recalled_to_the_Light_ACT_2.jpg?width=554&height=782)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/620812047038414858/Jong-ho_Saves_the_World.JPG?width=1044&height=506)

Jong-ho fighting in high heels.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/620812199367016449/Lizard.JPG?width=833&height=783)

Oh and this is nothing. :P
It's a lizard.

Thanks for looking and please tell me what y'all think. ^^
~Hati
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on September 10, 2019, 01:32:53 PM
snakes are cool, and nice lizard. you've got a nice amount of patience to draw each of the scales!!! The snakes look pretty accurate too with their fangs and mouth and whatnot.
I don't do watercolour so I can't comment on technique, but all those coloured pieces look great!
keep it up!!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 10, 2019, 03:43:46 PM
snakes are cool, and nice lizard. you've got a nice amount of patience to draw each of the scales!!! The snakes look pretty accurate too with their fangs and mouth and whatnot.
I don't do watercolour so I can't comment on technique, but all those coloured pieces look great!
keep it up!!
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it ;)

For the lizard, I just split up the back into 3rds and drew the scales with their curves. The legs and head were easy since they're just a bunch of tiny oval scales that overlap.

The 3rd painting I did was done all in only two colors (red and blue) with blotting to show hightlights in the hair. If you get a desaturated orange color and mix it with very dark blue, you can get this blackish color that is great for shadows and greyscale.

Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful day. ^^
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: bossx5 on September 10, 2019, 05:12:40 PM
Its good your doing diffrent poses and faces it helps in the long run but im not the one to say anything about poses but good stuff keep it up
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on September 10, 2019, 05:18:24 PM
awesome tips! I'll try it out if I ever do painting :)
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Echo_River on September 13, 2019, 05:13:23 PM
Oh wow! I really admire you people that can do watercolour.
I also like that you're not afraid of drawing groups of characters together.

Do you sketch out the drawing with pencil first or do you use the pen right away?
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: bossx5 on September 13, 2019, 07:02:49 PM
I wonder that myself because i do to many diffrent things i use the block and bubble methods i use the scribble witch is my favourite but they always look stiff
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 13, 2019, 07:26:00 PM
Oh wow! I really admire you people that can do watercolour.
I also like that you're not afraid of drawing groups of characters together.

Do you sketch out the drawing with pencil first or do you use the pen right away?

Hi there!
Yes I do use a pencil before I ink with pen. For comics, I use a non-photo blue pencil but if it's just character sketches or full watercolor paintings, then I use an H pencil which gives light lines that you can erase easily.
For pens, I use Sakura pens of many different sizes. They're great materials.
Hope this answers your question.
:)
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: bossx5 on September 13, 2019, 09:10:41 PM
Im heavey handed so water colors are a no no and colored pencils just dont work for me i have alot what colors do you use for the skin mine comes out orange or a wierd brown so i dont color traditionally.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 14, 2019, 01:14:51 AM
Im heavey handed so water colors are a no no and colored pencils just dont work for me i have alot what colors do you use for the skin mine comes out orange or a wierd brown so i dont color traditionally.
Yeah, skin color can be tricky.
I suggest using a very  dilated (light) orange for the base color. NEVER use red for base color unless a person is sick, cold (like in the Alps), drunk, or angry. You should only use red for the lips and tongue. Use a dilated red for the lips first, and then layer and layer the red till you get the value you want.

Next, do the light shadows by using a light warm brown. These shadows are usually under the eyebrow, lower eyelid, nose, and lower lip. Of course, this can change base on how much pigment a person's skin has, or the lighting situation (desert light, night club light, etc) which can make a face look yellow, red, green, blue, etc. It also depends on where the light is coming from (above, below, etc).

Finally, do the really dark shadows which are on the neck and jaw. But always start out light, or you will fail. For these shadows use blue and other cool tones. Blue is very good for shadows.

Hope this helps. Be sure to practice if you wanna get better.
^^ Hati
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on September 14, 2019, 09:21:11 AM
Quote
NEVER use red for base color unless a person is sick, cold (like in the Alps), drunk, or angry.
So, use red all of the time?

just kidding XD
great tips on shading :P
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 14, 2019, 12:39:24 PM
Warning: These images might break your computer. I cannot make them smaller at this time.

Spoiler
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618169859381002266/Haruo_and_Andras_1.JPG?width=1044&height=560)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618169889085194255/Haruo_and_Andras_2.JPG?width=669&height=783)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618169910866214927/Haruo_and_Andras_3.JPG?width=629&height=783)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618169932827590676/Haruo_and_Andras_4.JPG?width=684&height=784)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618169955564650546/Haruo_and_Andras_5.JPG?width=695&height=782)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618169990243418113/Haruo_and_Andras_6.JPG?width=672&height=783)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618170023629946890/Haruo_and_Andras_7.JPG?width=681&height=782)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/568833181499916305/618170051006300160/Haruo_and_Andras_8.JPG?width=1044&height=592)

This was just a short comic I did in my sketchbook. I will post the other two pages later.

Quote
NEVER use red for base color unless a person is sick, cold (like in the Alps), drunk, or angry.
So, use red all of the time?

just kidding XD
great tips on shading :P



Haha lol! Yeah if your person's a sick mess then it's okay to use red. I'm glad you found my tips helpful.
^^ Hati
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on September 14, 2019, 12:51:56 PM
absolutely lovely. coloured comics are always a plus, and a lovely watercolour style to boot.
such a great little underwater vehicle - it looks like a car that turns into a submarine? somehow I get the feeling it's pedal powered XD

and great idea putting the dates on your work. when you look back it'll help to know when you did stuff to see how much you've improved.

to make images smaller using the img bbcode, type the width or the height you want and the forum will scale it down!
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Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 14, 2019, 01:04:48 PM
absolutely lovely. coloured comics are always a plus, and a lovely watercolour style to boot.
such a great little underwater vehicle - it looks like a car that turns into a submarine? somehow I get the feeling it's pedal powered XD

and great idea putting the dates on your work. when you look back it'll help to know when you did stuff to see how much you've improved.

to make images smaller using the img bbcode, type the width or the height you want and the forum will scale it down!
for example:
Code: [Select]
[img width=350]www.site.com/yourimage.jpg[/img]

Okay thanks.  ;)
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 17, 2019, 09:57:14 PM
So, I'm starting a manga, I have the story down, and a few pages, the problem is I'm very disorganized so there's a lot of back and forth work. Also, I'm a sophomore in high school and have homework every night, so yeesh. That's a pain in the ass  :thumbsdown:

Anyway, here is what I have so far. I do have pages but not much yet so, I'll just talk about the characters:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686772035158045/Cast.jpg)

Here is the height chart for my characters.
From left to right: Jong-ho, Jung, Bora, Seo-jun, Force, Toothless.

The story is called IDOL: Recalled to the Light  and it is about a dysfunctional band.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686874732429333/Bora.jpg?width=546&height=783)

Here is the lead female and main protagonist of the story. She is called Bora. Bora is very androgynous and has a weird sense of humor, humor that no one understands. Kinda like Kurt Vonnegut. Bora has a mysterious past and does not like to talk about it that much. If you're wondering about the sword, she knows martial arts. Don't touch that sword 'cos she will kill you. Bora does not smoke. She has an unlit cigar in her mouth so she can look cool, but not get cancer. She drinks because it's cool. She hates the color pink. 

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686921364832256/The_brothers.jpg?width=551&height=784)

Here are the brothers Jong-ho (left) and Jung (right). They do not get along well, but respect each other. Jung is one year older than Jong-ho.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686806960865299/Jong-ho_in_the_Fog.jpg?width=541&height=783)

Here is Jong-ho in the fog. He is a dweeb. He likes men. Even though he is also a protagonist, he is not the main one and his sexuality will not be playing a main role in the story. Why does he like men? I dunno. I made him that way. Jong-ho is a soft boy. He writes in his journal everyday. He is perverted, but in ways you wouldn't suspect. He's conservative, and gets mad when people cuss or say things that are politically incorrect. He also has a feminine side, but likes to keep it to himself. He knows how to fit in with society, by not revealing too much about himself to others.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686831023849477/Jung_shopping.jpg?width=544&height=783)

Here is Jung. This is not my best drawing of him because I messed up the anatomy. Ugh *slaps myself*.
Anyway, Jung is not his real name. His real name is Byung-ho but he calls himself "Jung" because it's easier for others to pronounce. He has a weird fashion sense. He likes erotica and reads eroctica in public (like Kakashi). Jung has a st-st-st-st-stutter (no, I am not making fun of stutterers, this is how he actually sounds when he talks. And I have one too). He fidgets a lot, and is often late to events. Sometimes, he finds his work so interesting that he forgets to eat, comb his hair, or even take a crap. He gets into arguments with his brother about these things and for cussing because he gets mad easily. Jung likes to write music and sing. And he always wears a mask, even when he's sleeping. He is a funny guy.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686902616162314/Seo-jun.jpg?width=552&height=783)

This is Seo-jun ( and NO!!! he is not based off of Harry Potter). He wears glasses, but won't have them on for the first part of the story. He is your average guy who plays the guitar, and Bora's next door neighbor. Seo-jun can be nice, but he never smiles. Seo-jun  believes that the world is a terrible place and that everything sucks. He is not open to other people's opinions and can be very cold sometimes. Seo-jun is also a dweeb. He thinks that he is the greatest and that nothing bad will happen to him. He dresses like a middle-aged man.

Feel free to give feedback. ^^
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 18, 2019, 08:05:51 PM
Okay, so now I am gonna discuss the antagonists:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623687012083564574/Toothless_with_sword.jpg?width=309&height=450)

Here is Toothless. He is the main antagonist and the Alpha of the  Society of the Ever-burning Flame  (otherwise known as the "Fire Gang"). He is called Toothless (which is not his real name), because when he was little, he was neglected by his father and ate too much sugar. He became obese and his two front teeth rotted. Now, he's a vegetarian and will only drink milk, eat eggs and fish. He never got his teeth fixed. The sword that he carries is a Jian sword. He is always angry and has mommy issues. Whenever he is confronted by a person who wants to help him, he kills them. He believes that the world is full of evil and that the only way to overcome that evil is to become more eviler. Yet he empathy for others.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: KeanFox on September 19, 2019, 12:34:01 AM
Love your character's design, especially the two in that short story. Maybe play more with hairstyles to differentiate. But yea, love the designs. The character descriptions sound cool too.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: joeiisart on September 19, 2019, 02:09:25 AM
Hey! I love the amount of detail you put into making your characters, coloring them, and crafting their backstories and personalities! Keep at it!! :heart: :D
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 19, 2019, 10:18:24 PM
Thanks for your kind words! ^^
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 21, 2019, 12:46:12 AM
There are 26 gangsters in the "Fire Gang" including Toothless.
Here is the 2nd one:
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/623686991871082507/Force.jpg?width=600&height=428)

This is Force, Toothless's oldest friend and another founder of the gang. He is 47, Toothless is 45. His hair is all white because he didn't age well (and neither did Toothless). Force used to be normal but now he has Kanye West syndrome. Force got very wounded one day, and got all his blood replaced with artificial liquid, a liquid which he can control with his mind, shape it, and use it as a weapon (which is what the right panel is). Force is not very tall (only 4 feet) with purple eyes. The downside of having this artificial liquid (known as Ichor) is that he will live forever. So, when he gets an injury that he's supposed to die from, his body will heal immediately, but very slowly. So, he will suffer from the pain for about 24-48 hours before his wound is fixed. The Ichor coursing through his veins keeps him awake, he cannot sleep. Because of that, Force has a very unstable personality and hallucinates often. He cusses too much, and is very rude to others. This starts to break the relationship between himself and Toothless.

Why is he Toothless's friend?  Because he was the only person Toothless could relate to. Force wasn't always this way. Like Toothless, he has a hunger for power. His desire is to help Toothless rise to power, but with his mental illness, he can't really relate to his friend.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on September 21, 2019, 05:06:48 PM
Nice superpower of the controllable blood liquid, and also nice side effects to keep it from being too overpowered.

You say that he will recover from injuries, how would this cover a major injury such as loosing an arm? would the arm grow back from nothing or it would just heal as-is, with no arm?
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 21, 2019, 06:36:51 PM
Nice superpower of the controllable blood liquid, and also nice side effects to keep it from being too overpowered.

You say that he will recover from injuries, how would this cover a major injury such as loosing an arm? would the arm grow back from nothing or it would just heal as-is, with no arm?

Hi there,
Yes if he would lose an arm, his arm would grow back like a lizard's tail. Just during that time he would be in a lot of pain. Every single time a cell regenerates, the telomeres on the ends of his chromosomes shrink. This means that there is a limited number of times when he can actually do this. At the same time, because of the telomeres shrinking, he ages faster which is why his hair is white even though he's only 47.

Thanks for having an interest and I hope this answers your question ^^
~Hati
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on September 22, 2019, 04:47:47 PM
Ahhhh awesome, that's reasonable enough.
looking forward to seeing more characters!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 23, 2019, 10:47:07 PM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/625095594238803968/Andras.jpg?width=544&height=784)
The 3rd gangster, Andras, is a bit of an oddball. He has the weird ability of transplanting body parts into his own. Therefore, his body is a web of other people's DNA...people that he has slain (blue eyes, blonde hair, and right leg). He wears a necklace of his enemies teeth (21 in total). He hopes to one day find a tooth with a gold cap but hasn't yet. Andras always carries a golden spyglass around with him. He pretends it's his superpower. He is a shopaholic and likes expensive Chinese silks and American clothing brands. He wears Chinese characters on his face to mask his identity and to bring him power. This one says "Lucky".

Andras is the Beta of the gang (meaning that after Toothless dies, he will be leader of the gang). He is the only gangster who keeps Force in control and is liked by everyone. The only problem with him is that he often acts before thinking. He hates superficial people ,and corruption, and just wants to escape from the burdens of the world. He however, does not agree with Toothless's philosophy that the world is full of evil and the only way to bring peace is to bring pain to those that are causing the evil. To him, violence is not the answer. But yet, he has killled people himself.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on September 29, 2019, 12:52:32 PM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/627908998410272778/Haruo.jpg?width=543&height=783)

The 4th gangster is Haruo, Andras's best friend. His weapon of choice is a ray gun that shoots green fire. Haruo only became part of gang because he was an orphan. He is the least popular gangster and a misanthropist. He is asexual. The only person he loves is Andras, because Andras is the only person who understands him. He is secretly afraid of Toothless, but acts calm at all times.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on October 05, 2019, 09:36:05 PM
Been doing some stuff y'all.  Here it is:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/630213042377850910/Billy.jpg?width=544&height=783)
This is the 5th gangster Billy. No, he does not physically look like that, the flames and horns are a metaphor. Sometimes, it is hard to explain abstract ideas and I find it better to show it through physical stuff or in the forms of animals. In this case, the abstract idea that I'm trying to represent is what evil is and who is evil. I only used red,blue, and yellow for this one. Lots of warm colors.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/630213019565293569/Ashoka.jpg?width=546&height=783)
The 6th gangster is Ashoka. I have done some armor sketches, I will post those tomorrow. Ashoka's armor is a Korean brass scale armor with Butanese style lion helmet. The armor is not that heavy, but the cotton interior is so well-insulated that who ever wears it will get hot fast. The lion helmet has a hidden brass visor that covers the face. The mane is made out of fire-proof wool wilst the rest of it is wood. 

And these are some pencil sketches that I did:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/630214119684964373/Pencil_test_1.png)
One of Haruo (I messed up on the arms but shading is good).

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/630214167982243860/Pencil_test_2.png)
And some foreshortening of Toothless with Haruo in background.

I want to do the majority of my comic in pencil, but I'm not sure yet. I use lots of hatch marks and lines with circular marks for skin. It takes a long time, but the drawings turn out really well. I'm planning to use a better sharpened pencil for facial features since, I still want them to look cartoony. I am aiming for semi-realistic.
What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on October 06, 2019, 04:17:39 AM
That foreshortening one is pretty cool, it's a very hard shot, but it looks pretty alright :P
Great character sketches and lovely to see them in colour too :P
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on October 06, 2019, 11:50:00 AM
That foreshortening one is pretty cool, it's a very hard shot, but it looks pretty alright :P
Great character sketches and lovely to see them in colour too :P

Thanks ^^
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on October 13, 2019, 12:32:49 PM
I've been doing some armor sketches:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975506027053073/IMG_0766.JPG?width=601&height=451)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975552575307805/IMG_0767.JPG?width=601&height=451)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975591762821130/IMG_0768.JPG?width=601&height=451)

This is the armor for Ashoka (see previous post). It's traditional Korean brass-scale armor with the lion-helmet being based off of Butanese design (Koreans pick earth colors and don't use bright colors that much because they want to be at harmony with nature).

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975630794883083/IMG_0769.JPG?width=601&height=451)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975664827465749/IMG_0770.JPG?width=601&height=451)

And these are the weapons. The first two, the Headcutter and Throatslitter are based off of Japanese Samurai designs wilst the other weapons are Korean Silla knight designs.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975699426148353/IMG_0771.JPG?width=601&height=451)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975734553444352/IMG_0773.JPG?width=601&height=451)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975763657850890/IMG_0774.JPG?width=600&height=360)

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/632975797421867018/IMG_0775.JPG?width=601&height=451)

This is the warrior's horse, a Mongolian breed. Mongolian horses were well liked by many Asian dynasties. You would think they would be easy to draw, but no. They are very complex animals.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on October 13, 2019, 02:17:07 PM
nice weapon designs, I always love to see those :)
plus very nicely drawn and shaded horses! often drawing animals is hard when you draw people a lot (at least it is for me haha)
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: TheClayMaker on October 13, 2019, 02:46:11 PM
I really like the design of that helmet. I don't know if I've ever seen anything like that before, but I'm really digging that look.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on October 13, 2019, 04:24:30 PM
@suuper-san
@TheClayMaker

Thanks you guys ^^
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on November 03, 2019, 11:07:13 AM
Been kinda busy with school, so here's what I've done:
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/640581727449907210/IMG_0813.JPG?width=600&height=443)

I'm gonna sell this baby at an art sale, but am kinda nervous. I don't know if people will buy it :P.

Oh well.
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Daisetsu-bushido on November 03, 2019, 03:37:10 PM
I like the approach for the background on the first picture. Reminds me of the old times when I always got too much water on my paintbrush - painting is just too hard for me :). But here you did it very nicely - very good smudge effects and colors.
On the second one though, the characters stand out too much in my opinion - I'd say it's because of very distinctive black lineart which kinda cuts them out from the background - it isnt't visible too much on the first one though.
Best of luck on the art sale!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on November 09, 2019, 07:50:13 AM
nice looks great!
Hope it sells!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on November 09, 2019, 12:20:53 PM
Sorry for late reply. Been busy with school.

@Daisetsu-bushido
@suuper-san

Thanks for your feedback! I'll let you know if it sells  :D
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2019, 08:10:23 AM
Really like the way you work with colour on these pics. Good stuff Hati!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on November 10, 2019, 06:42:25 PM
Really like the way you work with colour on these pics. Good stuff Hati!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on November 29, 2019, 06:19:39 PM
Today's post is gonna be a tutorial. So yaaaaaay!!!  :D

How to draw a bird

Birds are probably one of the most beautiful animals. They are very diverse with thousands of color schemes, textures, and patterns. Birds make really cool manga characters especially if you wanna do fantasy or dragons.

 Step 1: Do a value study
A value study is a quick sketch of the animal's color.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616376568872980/1574546037.png?width=600&height=360)

For this tutorial, I am using a Red-shouldered macaw. Choose a reference photo (preferably the profile) and do a quick sketch. Do not draw all the details in the feathers. Just suggest the feathers. I am using watercolor, but if you are using other mediums, use something that is well blendable; a medium you know well. I suggest drawing the value study on a small piece of paper, so you won't add too much detail (because that's not the point).

Questions to help you:
What are some shadows? (blues, purples, greys)
What are some highlights? (Yellows, whites)
What is the base color? (green, red, orange, etc)

Step 2: Draw the skeleton
Drawing the skeleton, or having a skeleton reference will help a lot.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616459725144065/1574553314.png?width=494&height=450)

Birds have very different anatomy from mammals. They have a wishbone, three "fingers", hollow bones, and no bladder (yeah really). The number of toes depends on the type of bird, but most birds have three toes in front and one toe in back. Owls and woodpeckers for instance, have two toes in front and two in back. When you look at a bird's skeleton, their bones look a lot like dinosaurs.

Once you've drawn a skeleton, or printed out a skeleton reference, you want to break down the skeleton into basic shapes.

For example, the macaw has a square-shaped head, a hooked beak, huge eye sockets, a long neck, very longs legs, and a triangular body.

Step 3: Draw the wings
Wings are key. They are the most important part of the body and the most frustrating to draw.

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(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616518457982986/1574704919.png?width=296&height=450)

As you can see, I got frustrated myself.

the trick is that the wing comes in two sections... a rectangle and then a triangle connected to the rectangle.
You have the parts of the wing:
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(http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Birds/ID-wing-Duck-2.jpg)
Taken from Paul Noll's Oregon birds page
You want to draw the bird's wings several times including how the feathers and skin are connected to bones. Look at multiple resources. Deviantart and John Muir Laws's website provide good resources to drawing bird wings as they can be tricky.

Sketch the wings in the pose that you want.

Step 4: Sketch the head

Which way do you want your bird to face?

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616582895075348/1574705087.png?width=600&height=405)

Draw the bird's head multiple times. It helps if you draw a sphere with a cross going all around it because that will tell you where the eyes and beak should be. Draw the head in multiple directions. What I found out was the macaws look really ugly from the front, so I just felt better with them facing profile. Just make a quick sketch.

Step 5: Do a body sketch

Pose your bird in the way you want it to be posed.

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616645872549918/1574794114.png?width=600&height=443)

I wanted my bird to be sitting on a branch but off balance. Use your skeleton for reference and draw the basic shapes. Use youtube videos of your bird or John James Audubon paintings for references, especially if your birds is doing some weird dance, singing, courtship display, or flying.

Step 6: Make your sketch more refined and add detail

this is when you come in with your darker pencil or pen and start drawing the shapes. Now it begins to look like a bird:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616714960863233/1574794316.png?width=330&height=450)

Once you've done that, then draw the details in the feathers, but leave eyes blank (we'll fill them with color).

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616794321420308/1574794473.png?width=324&height=451)

Use your wing and head studies as well as your reference picture.

Step 7: COLOR!

This is when you'll need your value study:
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555513467642052612/653616854207692811/1575058335.png?width=324&height=450)

Pictures can help too. Layering the colors are key. Make sure you lay down the highlights before you do base color and shades. But don't be too detailed. You want a lot of detail, but not too much (it still needs to look like a sketch). Stop drawing before you think it's done. Draw a small background.

And that's it! That's how you draw a bird :3

Make sure to admire your work.
~Hati
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: suuper-san on November 30, 2019, 01:23:01 PM
awesome tutorial!
I haven't drawn animals or birds in aaaaages, I must get around to that.

are you missing an image in the first spoiler? I don't see anything.

I think a lot of these methods for drawing people or animals are quite similar in how you break the object down and then build it up again yourself with shapes and such like. But knowing what shapes and proportions to use is where one's experience comes in.

I had a look at bird skeleton images - very inspiring and educational!
Title: Re: Hati's Inventory
Post by: Hati on November 30, 2019, 05:19:29 PM
awesome tutorial!
I haven't drawn animals or birds in aaaaages, I must get around to that.

are you missing an image in the first spoiler? I don't see anything.

I think a lot of these methods for drawing people or animals are quite similar in how you break the object down and then build it up again yourself with shapes and such like. But knowing what shapes and proportions to use is where one's experience comes in.

I had a look at bird skeleton images - very inspiring and educational!

Thank you!

Yeah, if you're on mobile version, most of the images won't show up. I don't know why the first spoiler is not working for you, because it works fine over here, but I can give you the link if you like:
https://www.furaffinity.net/view/33969741/ (https://www.furaffinity.net/view/33969741/)
This should work :3

Thanks again and I'm glad I inspired you