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Offline Rustee

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Attempts at hair and body work
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:40:57 PM »
So, it has been about 10 years since I've drawn manga.  When I started, I was consistent for about a year or 2, but for some reason, I stopped.  I wonder how my skills would be today if I didn't stop.  Here are my first attempts, I did follow tutorials on youtube for guidance, I have a hard time trying to create my own drawings, I'm not good with angels and shading.  My drawing skills are poor and always have been, unless I have something to guide me.  Also, I have tried digital art... ekk!  I decided this will take some time to learn, so I started by focusing on the eye.  I'm more of a writer than drawer, but I thought I share my milestones.





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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 12:55:12 PM »
your digital turned out really neat considering you're not too used to it :)
I like the first one but it looks like it was taken at an angle, and a very cute angel one

don't worry about thinking you're not very creative, I struggled (and still do) with that a lot first of all. like the rest of the art skills, it comes with practice.

hopefully you keep going this time!!!
looking forward to your next drawing :)
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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 04:25:04 PM »
You're definitely not starting with nothing though! I'm no artist myself, but yeah, it takes time and patience and practice. We often also make the most progress when we aren't looking (metaphorically). Keep this up for a year, and you'll look back on what you posting today with amazement.

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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 01:23:49 AM »
Its normal to use tutorial when you begin dont feel ashamed i can see a lot of potential dont give up. Though for digital i struggled too on graphic tablet i learned later that i just cant draw if i look remotely on a screen while moving my hand blindly in hopes it works. I began to draw as soon as i draw on screen but its really expensive and its better to sharpen your skill on paper first. Your progression Will strangely be faster.

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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 05:59:14 AM »
Good start!

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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 05:40:11 PM »
I like your eyes quite a bit. Nicely drawn. And like the others said practice makes perfect. And don't worry, share whatever you sketched/drew when you feel like it. If I may say, the forum is a friendly place so no stress.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 09:41:28 PM »
Alright, my last post was my first drawings, I haven't drawn manga in 10 years!  Right now, I am practicing, wanting to improve and get the basics down.  I haven't attempted digital art again because I am not the best at drawing bodies or hair... and hands, feet, clothes...  :blush: I think it be best to hand draw, and gradually get into digital art, until I understand the basics.  I present you hair styles and a body!  :-\ :blush:  Please let me know your thoughts, what I can do to improve, any tips and tricks!



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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 09:54:53 PM »
Hey there Rustee, I merged your two art topics because we ask that you only keep one art gallery per board. I'd advise you to just rename the topic name by editing your first post in the thread. All new posts after that will reflect the change.

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Re: My first drawings in 10 years....
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 10:29:29 PM »
Thank you! I should of read that, I'm sorry to inconvenience you!
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Re: Attempts at hair and body work
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 09:08:30 AM »
Not a problem! It's what I'm here for.

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Re: Attempts at hair and body work
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 02:40:37 PM »
You said you struggle with hair but i think its nicely done :) and your proportion with the body seems to work pretty well. Nice job

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Re: Attempts at hair and body work
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2019, 03:27:02 PM »
yup one thread makes it nice and tidy :)
pretty decent body proportions and nice hair styles.
the neck is a bit too thin and the waist fattens a bit too sharply I think.
on the headshots, the shoulders are also probably a bit too narrow or the head is too large.
great job and keep up the practice!
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Re: Attempts at hair and body work
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 03:38:31 PM »
i appreciate the feedback!! You guys are so nice thank you.
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Re: Attempts at hair and body work
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 09:28:26 PM »
ohhhh super you're right i didnt looked the neck i was more admiring the hair. and its a pleasure to give feedbaack rustee

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Re: Attempts at hair and body work
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2019, 12:56:55 AM »
This is a really good start!
Soon you'll be making so much progress that by the end of this year you'll be able to compare it to these that you did in the beginning and see your improvement! Just keep it up and never be afraid to experiment with your style and try new things, and don't beat yourself up if something doesn't turn out like how you wanted, at least you tried and that's how you improve! I'm so excited to see where your art goes from here!
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