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Re: Hati's Inventory
« Reply #30 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.

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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2019, 04:24:30 PM »
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Thanks you guys ^^
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Re: Hati's Inventory
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2019, 11:07:13 AM »
Been kinda busy with school, so here's what I've done:


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.
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« Reply #33 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!

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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2019, 07:50:13 AM »
nice looks great!
Hope it sells!
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2019, 12:20:53 PM »
Sorry for late reply. Been busy with school.

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Thanks for your feedback! I'll let you know if it sells  :D
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Re: Hati's Inventory
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2019, 08:10:23 AM »
Really like the way you work with colour on these pics. Good stuff Hati!

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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2019, 06:42:25 PM »
Really like the way you work with colour on these pics. Good stuff Hati!

Thank you!
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« Reply #38 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.



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.



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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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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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?



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.



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:



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



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

Step 7: COLOR!

This is when you'll need your value study:


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.
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« Last Edit: December 09, 2019, 10:26:49 AM by Hati »
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Re: Hati's Inventory
« Reply #39 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!
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« Reply #40 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/
This should work :3

Thanks again and I'm glad I inspired you
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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2019, 09:45:35 PM »
Have been drawing some more. Here's what I've been working on:



This is the Red-shouldered macaw. I am doing this series where I show the animal, and then how the animal sees itself. Even though most animals can't pass the mirror test, that doesn't mean they don't know who they are. An antelope running in a herd of antelope knows that it is not the antelope running next to it. Therefore, how does the animal see itself?

Red-shouldered macaws are known for their docile personalities. Of course, birds each have their own personality and I decided to show the macaw as a happy-go-lucky type guy. I did this with colored pencil and pen.



This is my first time with digital art. I was surprised how good it turned out. :)
This is a Blue-tongued skink. I drew this with Tayasui sketches on Ipad. I want to try digital more often but I am nervous. I guess the more you do something, the less intimidating it is. I guess I'll have to keep trying.

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« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2019, 10:03:46 PM »
Forgot to add this:

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Have been working on my manga for some time. Started drawing pages and chapter 1. I am excited to post it, but it's taking a really really long time.

So, for now here's gangster #7, Turquoise. I won't say much about him other than that he is a bad guy. You can tell by the blood on his swords, and the hands on his belt. His swords were based off of Mayan design.

 I got this really cool book called Swords by Ben Boos and it's great for weapon reference. Go check it out.

The sword that he's holding  in his right hand has teeth with serrated edges on it. That way, if you get cut, the teeth go into your skin. The sickle-like instrument in his left, is like a boomerang and can absorb energy from hits.

The reason why his nails, sclera, and tongue is blue is to show that he's less than human. After I added the blue ink I realized that I made him creepier than I intended. Still looks cool though.

Turquoise is Asian. The reason why so many of my Asian characters have non-Asian traits is so that way the reader can identify them better (also black hair and brown eyes is boring). Like, Bora's most defining trait is her green eyes; none of the other characters have her eyes. It's also like Jung's blue hair which none of the other characters have. However, they still have almond eyes and semi-realistic faces.

My manga is gonna be a mix between fantasy and reality and surrealism. There's gonna be lots of symbolism as well. I've never done this before, so a lot of the stuff that I will draw won't make a lot of sense the first time. You'll have to look at it twice.
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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2019, 12:32:31 AM »
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The reason why so many of my Asian characters have non-Asian traits is so that way the reader can identify them better
Yep, that's a recurring design aspect in pretty much every manga. It certainly helps to have at least the main cast uniquely identifiable. Good thinking :)

and awesome you're working on your manga! It takes me several years to get a single chapter out so you're doing better than me for sure :)
looking forward to it.

and great digital drawing. Considering you've not done it before it came out really well. I almost thought it was a photograph at first glance, it was so sharp compared to your other sketches of pen and watercolour :P
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« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2019, 09:08:12 PM »
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The reason why so many of my Asian characters have non-Asian traits is so that way the reader can identify them better
Yep, that's a recurring design aspect in pretty much every manga. It certainly helps to have at least the main cast uniquely identifiable. Good thinking :)

and awesome you're working on your manga! It takes me several years to get a single chapter out so you're doing better than me for sure :)
looking forward to it.

and great digital drawing. Considering you've not done it before it came out really well. I almost thought it was a photograph at first glance, it was so sharp compared to your other sketches of pen and watercolour :P

Thank you so much suuper-san!
I always appreciate your kind words. ^^
~Hati
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