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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #765 on: August 02, 2019, 10:02:06 PM »
The smol little chibi bodies are cute XD
I'm getting a nice feeling from the shoulders. My favourite are the really rounded ones.

Looked up marikin. Ya weren't kidding about the Japanese haha.
Definitely interesting art. Those faces....
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #766 on: August 03, 2019, 12:43:03 AM »
agreed, cute chibis are cute :P
#1313 might steal :P
I think your poses are starting to loosen up a bit, like you're trying out different and more difficult poses? keep it up (^-^)/
I definitely know that feeling of being on the edge of improvement, so keep it up and I'm sure that it will have fantastic results.
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #767 on: August 30, 2019, 06:18:25 PM »
I definitely hit something that's sticking with me, and I'm almost in stride now.

Also good news: My computer lives again and I have backed everything up I need. Damn it was expensive but I'm so happy about this.

I was convinced to use a pencil more and got an awesome mechanical one that's pretty fun to use, but for the sake of scanning and the simple fluidity of ink I might reserve using a pencil for other occassions instead.

I like how these kinds of stick figures force me to think more about layers and perhaps 3d. Also been practicing with sword swooshy effects and feeling happy about it. I've even tapped into some expression drawing practice, something I'm severely lacking at.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #768 on: August 31, 2019, 02:46:25 PM »
that's an awesome load of work there lego!
past 1.5k already huh? the road is long but you're making great headway, and trying out lots of different styles which is awesome as well.

#1578 and the ones around it - what an awesome character style. I think you posted a similar style of another artist that inspired you, but you've really made it your own. that could very easily be a webcomic style as-is.
just a thought, especially since you're playing with styles and stuff, why not make a some manga pages/chapters in that style? I think that wouldn't be too hard and it would let you play with camera angles and sequential combat stuff which might work well, without worry too much about proportions and accuracy, since the characters proportions are a lot more simply built.

great foreshortening and extreme camera angle shots, they look very believable.

the single person sword shots and the two person combat shots are great with the speed lines and the motion lines.

keep it up!!!!
I'll have to keep working hard to not get left behind by you XD
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #769 on: September 01, 2019, 09:18:07 AM »
I think having seen the literal background of some of these pages is a bit like seeing how the proverbial sausage gets made. You definitely have an idea of what it looks like, but the reality never quite syncs up.

I really love 1489. His pose says "I'm outtie!" His face says "Y'all have fun with whatever the f*ck this is."

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« Reply #770 on: September 01, 2019, 11:01:02 PM »
I can feel the 3D in the bodies that are angled slightly sideways or have their hands in front of the body somewhere like 1463, 1486, 1483, and 1477. The poses that include two characters add to it too!

And swooshy sword effects are niiiiice c:
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #771 on: September 03, 2019, 09:15:34 AM »
I love them. I copied the sword swooshing from Knight Run, an amazing manhwa and hands down one of my favourite when it comes to action webtoons. So damn cool.

@Coryn haha I felt the same seeing Nair do his thing and No1sey and Vacants' story world building processes

Yeah 1489 had enough of whatever that was.

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Indeed. Indeed.

@suuper I've actually made a lot more progress than I ever could've hoped for. I'm happy about it. And stumbling onto this marikin online tag on instagram has been such a godsend. It's really helped me upgrade what I consider basic stick figures.

And definitely for the storyboard thing. My plan is to have these figures become my basic building blocks always when planning a comic page. I don't think I want it to be my style per se but it'll buff up my page planning process I hope.






























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« Reply #772 on: September 03, 2019, 12:58:39 PM »
2000 yay. I was going to say you can use that basic stick figures to plan your story but you said it first.

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« Reply #773 on: September 03, 2019, 08:31:34 PM »
Lego you need to start adding more sound effects to these things. Also: I'm looking forward to you making some actual manga pages after all of these. You've definitely improved in just these 2000 figures!

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« Reply #774 on: September 04, 2019, 11:03:42 PM »
The dynamic and action poses are so inspiring. Great work on the figures!
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #775 on: September 05, 2019, 08:57:31 AM »
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And definitely for the storyboard thing. My plan is to have these figures become my basic building blocks always when planning a comic page. I don't think I want it to be my style per se but it'll buff up my page planning process I hope.
That's a great idea. Having a style that you only use for planning or something is just as useful as having an art style for final pieces. Rather than a style, I suppose it's more of a guideline method, but same thing.

I'm currently figuring out how to thumbnail roughly but still include lots of details. like how to record my ideas in the most efficient and quick way? I sometimes just plain write in words what something is, or the action, rather than trying to actually draw it to any level in the planning stage, which is probably the best compromise. I do have a plan to just write new character descriptions at some point so that might be an overlap. Once again, so many ideas :P

Annnnnnnnd.....congrats on 2000! what a ridiculously high number! and it will only grow from here. so inspiring and encouraging. keep it up :P
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #776 on: September 12, 2019, 12:00:01 AM »
I know practice makes perfect but is this making it faster and easier to do poses because lately i been thinking of doing this with diffrent ocs because people move diffrent and want to know can you geel any diffrence in speed and ease. And i wanted to ask you do you use guide lines or the scribble method because i use both and for me the scribble method is fun but when i use guidelines (bubble or block) its more fundamental but stiff.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #777 on: September 12, 2019, 05:47:43 AM »
I haven't gotten to drawing any OC stuff yet so I'll have to see. It's helping me think before I draw, and when making thumbnails I have a better sense for 'filling out' the camera frame, something that is hard to think of when the stick figures are only lines.

This is very experimental for me so I would recommend going with the safer 'construct - draw over' method. I don't use guidelines and am churning them out as I go.

But yes, I feel like it'll help me make figures faster

@suuper  The thing is sometimes a foggier thumbnail helps your brain feel more free when planning out stuff. I've found out a nifty character making method that basically uses scribbles to suggest forms and my brain fills out the rest. I'll show more of those when I get around to them.

Thanks! I'm dissapointed that I slowed down after that. 10,000 is a while's away, but I've got some new ones to post (which is why I've shown up again. I should really participate in the forum more other than just dumping my regimens. Got to keep up with what the other Raiders are doing. )

@Echo thankee!

@Coryn you and me both, friend. My onomaetopia (sp?) needs release. Bam! Paff! Buff! Tuff (that one is from SrGrafo. Cool artist. Check him out)

@KeanFox Thanks man! And I'm hoping for that eventuality.

Moar. Like I said I slowed down, but I'm proud to say I finally got my tripod and recorded three videos. 1 of me swinging two metal bars, one with my model katana and one with a wooden stick. I used VLC player to make about 300 reference images and have sent them to my phone, so now I'm getting into self references.

Problem though: It feels super stiff to use references. I slow down a heck of a lot and while some poses turn out better than expected and I've seen some pretty interesting hand grips to draw in the future, I'm not quite feeling it. Still, I'm glad I tried it out.

One thing I'm learning: Clothing is super deceptive about anatomy haha. Also I need to get better fitting jeans. Also I'm thin and lanky as heck. What the hell. I need protein. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


Another thing: Ballpoint is amazing. I'm still going to try out pencil as recommended, but god the difference between finelines and ballpoint is night and day. It's so much more tacticle and comfortable to feel out the figures. I really had fun with that. I legit love ballpoint now and I'm not just forcing myself.

Buuut I'm going to do fineliners for the challenge and speed. I'll be switching it up.


I doubt I'll be doing much thumbnailing in this regimen. I've come to learn that comic pages have a different focus than having the entire figure show up in frame. Close up shots, singular images of hands gripping things, feet about to step off the ground, grins and expressions are what make a manga. And even when the figure is fully in frame it's because the focus is on the background. Because of this my stick figures will either have to be really tiny or cut off from frame. So I'll just do full body stick figures for the whoel way. If I want to thumbnail I'll go to another regimen.

 





















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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #778 on: September 12, 2019, 07:53:46 AM »
those spindley legs on the second last page are good
well 100 figures are 1% of the regime so you're still chipping away.
nice swooshy weapon effects and poses, although quite a few of the figures dont quite feel like they match the path the weapon is taking, but I can't quite figure it out. I haven't drawn weapon poses since, ever.
ballpoint is great, yes it is :P
and videoing yourself to get pose reference? awesome. self-references are the best, you can get exactly what you want, and you're being more original.
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #779 on: September 17, 2019, 03:59:51 AM »

I have discovered the wonders of pipe cleaners. I have learnt how to craft a stick figure out of it and it is phenomenally useful for visualization. It's such a silly thing, but having it in my left hand as I draw is doing wonders for reducing my mental load when thinking up images. It's even more useful than the wooden puppet I bought (because silly enough, he doesn't twist as much as he should.) and there's something fun about making something for myself. I'm going to make some more just for fun (bought some wire too) and I don't want to be too ambitious, but I hope to stick some cloth to them too for some nice wooshy clothing effects or something.

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I've gotten a bit further but I was hoping I'd be at 3,000. This is good though. I'm at a point of the regimen where I'm not obsessing over completing it so I can calm down and just let it be the regular drawing thing that it should be, and that's perfect. I'll plug away at the figures and focus on other stuff.