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Re: Aldrich Crescent's Tutorials
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 07:40:45 AM »


This took me over one hour and a half, I did my bestest. :p
I hope it looks okay!  :D
Oh, and I have a question: what should I do when my eraser is not precise enough and erases whole lines instead of details?  :glare:

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 09:31:05 AM »
Ok Very good.

There are different kinds of erasers for art. What kind are you using?

For standard erasers:
To make your eraser do its job with accuracy, you'll have to cut it to the size you need. I know i'ts hurting for your best bud mr. eraser but it's the easiest way to do it. By edging your eraser, youll be able to erase the small details you want gone.

Now let's go to the next step.

1. Use any Ink pen (like fountain pen, permanent ink pen...) and thicken the lines of your drawing like what i did below.

2. Smoothen the rough lines.


Tip: Remember the feeling of your hand when you traced her the first time and when you thickened the lines. Remember the feeling of how your hand moved when you did the tracing. This is very important for the 2nd part of our tutorial.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 09:36:26 AM by AldrichCrescent »

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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 10:31:35 AM »
EDIT:
I use regular "school" erasers, so I guess I'll have to cut them up. I need to buy a new one though, mine are getting really small.


Okay, I'm done with the inking. I took my time and I was very careful, but I still don't like it  :(
I haven't used a fountain pen in years, and I didn't like not being able to correct my lines like I could with the pencil.
Oh well, I hope it's not too bad!



EDIT:

Turned the picture black for clarity.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 10:45:05 AM by ilikedrawing68 »

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Re: Aldrich Crescent's Tutorials
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2012, 10:54:56 AM »
It's ok. Hehehe. Now let's proceed to the next step.

We will now do Model Copying. The Model will be the same pic you traced. This time, it's for model use only. Copy it as you see from the pic you traced but all you need to do is a DETAILED sketch. Use Guidelines as much as possible. The lines doesn't need to be clear. Use strokes like there's no tomorrow yet apply light pressure. Use your lightest pencil.

Stroke your lines like your shading... something like this...


Watch carefully your PROPORTIONS, SYMMETRY and MEASUREMENTS. Draw slowly but surely. Concentrate. Use eraser as much as possible if you get errors or something that you believe feels wrong. Don't waste paper by redrawing, just use your eraser until you can't use it no more.

Use free lines, not the hard segmented ones.

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Re: Aldrich Crescent's Tutorials
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2012, 11:36:51 AM »
I got carried away and did somewhat more than a sketch, I hope it looks okay :D
I used my lightest pencil (4H).
I plan on buying 5H pencils and up when I find some, and a new eraser.


« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 11:46:23 AM by ilikedrawing68 »

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Re: Aldrich Crescent's Tutorials
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2012, 08:37:24 PM »
Ok.. looks good. But i see some good strokes and i see some bad strokes. When sketching, your strokes should comprise either Head-Tail (you can do this by: Drop pencil to start a poin - stoke - carry it up while moving) or Tail-tail (Drop while moving - stoke - Carry up while moving). This gives you smoother lines.

Here are some correction with your Model Copying.

1. Eye distance should be one eye length. It's like making 3 connected eyes yet erasing the middle one. Well, we will be doing this on the second session. Heheheh.

2. Face is too wide. Watch out for measurements on hair-to-face and face-to-eyes

3. Some sketch lines are good some are rather rough point to points.



Ok here's something I sketched, (Don't tell anyone coz i'm not supposed to use my right hand for a week.. heheh.. well it's just a doodle anyway, a little exercise wont hurt... right? lol)



So if you have vacant time, keep practicing with the same girl over and over again until you get the same result as the one you traced. Note: Remember the feeling of your hand when you traced her.

Ok. Lets proceed to Step 3: We gonna do Detail Replacing.

Model Copy this Girl

Things to do:

1. Take away hood
2. Replace the hair with any type you want
3. remove eye glasses
4. Modify anything you want but the girl should still like herself and the pose should still be same. Imagine your a wardrobe manager of an idol. You change her appearance yet she will remain herself and people will still recognize her.


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Re: Aldrich Crescent's Tutorials
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2012, 11:54:16 PM »
Excuse me, but if I may quickly intervene to ask a simple question...?

How do you train your skills, Aldrich?
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2012, 07:38:09 AM »
@Zeal: Hmmm.. That's a rather complex question hehehehhe. If you want the answer, you'll have to listen at my life's experience.  :biggrin: I was never an artist at first but i am a genius (inspired by hanamichi sakuragi from slam dunk) kekekekekek  :tongue:. I just kept on drawing anything i liked. Before, the only things i drew where the ones i  saw on TV, anime series and such. It started with the first anime i liked which was Dragon Ball (the kid goku). There was a point in my life where i got in a slump (Like what happened to ilikedrawing68 before). And i never wanna draw a single thing. But then i heard a classmate talk about making a story. I was curious and joined them. It was a comic of different anime characters joined together with a different story line. (totally plagiarism) And i was drawin all the characters, i was not the best artist but certainly better than the rest of my classmates at that time. So i kept drawing again (characters such as Kenshin Himura, Yusuke Uramishi, Recca Hanabishi and many more) and practiced with Model Copying which later on developed into Direct Data Imagery Application (as i have seem to memorized what i religiously drew.

When i reached highshool, My dad bought me a Magazine (of which i thought was a coloring book). It's title was "How to draw Manga: Vol 1" Then my eyes opened to the world of Manga. I kept on practicing with manga characters since then and somehow made lotsa original characters.

So how do i train my skills? I dunno lol, i never thought i had skills... hehehehe... But as Naruto has said "There are no shortcuts to be a Hokage..." Therefore it takes time, effort and support to reach your goal on achieving a certain level of mangaka. (unless you are gifted with drawing talents or took art classes)

Note: Model copying and Detail Replacing are training methods i use. They are simple to do and you are free to use varied ideas to achieve the art YOU want (not the art people wanna see).

Let me use an illustration. Newly cut rocks are always edgy, rough and sharp. But if you put those rocks in the beach, as time will pass, it will smoothen. Why? because the water and sand religiously kept rubbing on it. It is same with an amateur artist. At first, his art is rough and not good. But as time will pass by, with constant and religious practice, his art will be smooth and fine.  :blush:

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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2012, 02:27:54 PM »
Good to know! Looks like I'm on the right track then.  :D Thank you! --- Interesting illustration by the way, but it works.  ;)

Edit: Another question: What is the purpose of the circle when drawing a head? I have NEVER used it in my drawings personally, yet so many artists use it. Is there some secret to it that I don't know about? I keep thinking of these questions one after another, so my apologies there.
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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2012, 10:11:58 PM »
@Zeal: Hmmm.. That's a rather complex question hehehehhe. If you want the answer, you'll have to listen at my life's experience.  :biggrin: I was never an artist at first but i am a genius (inspired by hanamichi sakuragi from slam dunk) kekekekekek  :tongue:. I just kept on drawing anything i liked. Before, the only things i drew where the ones i  saw on TV, anime series and such. It started with the first anime i liked which was Dragon Ball (the kid goku). There was a point in my life where i got in a slump (Like what happened to ilikedrawing68 before). And i never wanna draw a single thing. But then i heard a classmate talk about making a story. I was curious and joined them. It was a comic of different anime characters joined together with a different story line. (totally plagiarism) And i was drawin all the characters, i was not the best artist but certainly better than the rest of my classmates at that time. So i kept drawing again (characters such as Kenshin Himura, Yusuke Uramishi, Recca Hanabishi and many more) and practiced with Model Copying which later on developed into Direct Data Imagery Application (as i have seem to memorized what i religiously drew.

When i reached highshool, My dad bought me a Magazine (of which i thought was a coloring book). It's title was "How to draw Manga: Vol 1" Then my eyes opened to the world of Manga. I kept on practicing with manga characters since then and somehow made lotsa original characters.

So how do i train my skills? I dunno lol, i never thought i had skills... hehehehe... But as Naruto has said "There are no shortcuts to be a Hokage..." Therefore it takes time, effort and support to reach your goal on achieving a certain level of mangaka. (unless you are gifted with drawing talents or took art classes)

Note: Model copying and Detail Replacing are training methods i use. They are simple to do and you are free to use varied ideas to achieve the art YOU want (not the art people wanna see).

Let me use an illustration. Newly cut rocks are always edgy, rough and sharp. But if you put those rocks in the beach, as time will pass, it will smoothen. Why? because the water and sand religiously kept rubbing on it. It is same with an amateur artist. At first, his art is rough and not good. But as time will pass by, with constant and religious practice, his art will be smooth and fine.  :blush:
:clapping: really good story same for me anyways...

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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2012, 11:26:23 PM »
Edit: Another question: What is the purpose of the circle when drawing a head? I have NEVER used it in my drawings personally, yet so many artists use it. Is there some secret to it that I don't know about? I keep thinking of these questions one after another, so my apologies there.

The Circle is for the head base. Majority of manga artists use this as it is the easiest way to make a frame for the head.

For example:

You make a circle. (sorry if my circle is not perfect lol)


Then make the balance guidelines and draw you character...


Then VIOLA! you now have a drawn character... (It's supposed to be trunks but my hand is way off today)
So that's how you use a circle guide.  :dance:

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« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2012, 11:30:39 PM »
Perfect. That makes sense now. Might have to start implementing that in my drawings.  :clapping:

I wonder if it works for side profiles and other angles?
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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2012, 11:39:18 PM »
Circles or egg guidelines for the head generally are used in any perspective of the head. In fact, circles and elipses(which are basic forms) can be used to draw even something as complex as the human body.

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2012, 11:41:54 PM »
Yeah, it will work.


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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2013, 12:08:05 PM »
Teacher, I have watched your whole tutorial and it's awesome, looking forward to it.
Are you still doing it? I mean, I want to participate but this topic has stopped for over a year.
If you are willing to continue it, where should I start, the beginning(tracking)? If so, I don't have scanner, so I can only track It on my computer, it would be vertical, is that okay?  :sure:
Sorry if the spelling/grammar not good :read: