Kinda reminds me of those giant stone carvings of jedis in Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II at the end level with sideburns.
You know the ones.
A WIP close-up of a larger piece. I'm trying the method where you do everything in grays and then color via layers, like Alex Garner does. Hopefully that goes over well.
I suck at shading
Also drew that for no reason
Wait.. is that what all these kids are drawin about? Everytime I see a shitty painting of an eye or triangle get 33,000 notes on tumblr I wanna punch a wall. Now that I know it's for such a silly reason, I'm going to actually punch a wall.
hey guys, what do you do when one of your friends becomes a millionaire literally overnight and you realize that you have nothing you're legitimately proud of
is there like a tutorial for this kind of thing
Money can't buy life
you should make his limbs a little more jointy
i mean i get he's an old man but even then he looks kind of stiff
Think of all the things you could do with one million dollars.
(Made it with ref)
Camera can't pick up shading very well :(
Altyn helmet and Makarova Pistol
"Avtomat Kalashnik[kova] 1974 goda" or "Automatic Rifle Kalashnikov 1974 model"
Need more contrast in the shading.
try doing something simple to begin with, and perfect it (if you want to become better at drawing)
also, just a heads up: don't use XD in this forum
Oops accidentally broke the fan in the bottom left
I like it but it still seems to be suffering from Maloof's Muddy Palette™, especially around the face.
I'd post something but Imgur isn't working..
many of these are still work in progress, but can you tell me what you think? my boyfriend became very funny about my artwork, saying he was worried, saying my stuff was gonna end up in the apperciation station. (sorry for the long post in advance, i have a lot of work)
BLOODY HUGE PICTURE OF MY TROLL-SONA AND LORD ENGLISH. I HAD NO IDEA THIS PICTURE WAS SO BIG
Sadly, your boyfriend was right.
"with the help of bases:"
I understand bases are hugely frowned upon here, and most of my pictures are masses of scribbles, but i am never be happy with what i draw.
I came here for help, and all I've gotten is funnies and very vague comments which cannot push me in the right way to being accepted.
Your works are very sketchy and we can see you're often hesitating in your lines (maybe because you're either not really used or confident with your tablet). You should train yourself on doing longer lines & strokes.
Mainly that, and studying from bases are a big no-no (Nobody actually improvised from bases, and they just make you dependant of tracings). Learning from fundementals will help you to get a better grasp of a lot of things (anatomy, poses, perspective, charac design, shading, color values, ... even your personal style afterwards).
Still reposting the links (I also add a few more), for people who don't really watch the dA thread, but could be still interested by these:
You have no idea how much i'd love it if i could stop that from happening, but its always happened when i've drawn.
It's hard to focus on what needs to be fixed when there's so many pics.
all the ones without bases took me a looooooong time, even the deathclaw armor one, i spend time deciding how the character will be, then spend hours getting the pose somewhat right, then begin to add the clothes.
My favourite ones would be the fallout ones for definite, i spent the most amount of time on those, making the characters still resemble their Securitron selves, hence why they have gauntlet things going on with their hands.
The homestuck one took me the longest out of them, but then my art program had a fit, and i can't figure out how to un-merge all of the layers, i don't go there anymore
The overall proportion and style is consistent with the Fallout franchise. The chest of the character should slope/curve downward a little bit more, balancing the hips without being too feminine. Also, the right elbow should be shifted more to the left, so that it actually looks like the character is putting weight on it. Always keep gravity in mind. I can't tell if the left hand is one the hip or is resting on the thigh just before the knee. Better shading can help place the knee. Now, I understand the character is simple, but that's no reason to to avoid making the chracter's structure believable.
Composition-ally, watch your tangents, meaning give some space between the character and the edge, or put the character further out of the picture, instead of just barely crossing the border. Close tangents make things feel unbalanced or tight.
Now for the shading. Overall, the contrast in the colors is pretty weak. More variety in the value of the color will give the character more dimension. Go both lighter and darker where necessary.
I understand that drawing smooth lines digitally is difficult. And, art students are often taught to "draw from the shoulder", trying to capture the shape in one fluid movement. This can be tough with smaller tablet (pretty much anything other than a giant cintiq) because strokes are cut short by the size.
You can always go back and smooth out your lines by erasing/adding parts, giving the illusion of one quick stroke. That or, you could practice, practice, practice! Draw simple shapes and figures with as smooth a lines as possible, getting comfortable with your hand-eye coordination.
Another option, and this is may be seen as "cheating", but in the popular digital painting program, Paint Tool Sai, there is a lineart layer option that adds fluidity to your strokes.
Hope this helps.
Also: no bases ever ever ever never again. They will never help you, no matter how confidence-boosting they may be. Delete any that you have saved on your computer. Remove them from you DA favorites. Use them, and you will never be appreciated by other artists. Stop using them now, and you're on your way to being a better artist.
It's okay that it takes you a while to think of poses and outfits. Coming up with specifics can be easier or harder depending on your skills or imagination. And they may come easier as you get better. Don't be afraid to be inspired by life. And try your best to learn poses and details from life itself.