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Posted: Aug 24, 2005 3:12 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 21 Aug 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Canada
Just wanted to share what I've been working on for the past few days, this piece took about 3 days, and there's still a few things I'm not quite happy with, but I've been staring at it for so long that I can't see it properly anymore. I think I'm quite ready to call it finished and move on to something new.

Original pic was linked from another thread here (thanks for the link Mokyomi!)

And here's the piece, pencils and 9 x 12 sketchpad, levels adjusted in photoshop

I made the mistake of not saving enough room for the umbrella, so when it came time to work on that, I noticed that I'd only be able to draw the edges of the umbrella at certain points. Instead of doing that I opted to just erase after a certain distance and fade it out.

By the way, those kinds of umbrellas SUCK to draw. I'm never going to draw one of those things again ><
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 3:57 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 04 Aug 2005 Posts: 23
Whoa that is awesome! Good work ^^
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 4:17 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
I like the detail of the kimono Love
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 5:04 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 935 Location: heartplace
wow this is awesome..and to be honest i didnt think at all that the umbrella isnt proper
ur very talended ^_^
keep showing ur stuff ne?
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 6:27 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 27 Jul 2005 Posts: 272 Location: Bangkok,Thailand
really nice sketch there! wow! a lot of great drawing skills people in here! teach me some!
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 8:42 am Reply with quote
ハイパーガル ハイパーガル
Joined: 21 May 2005 Posts: 641 Location: USA
WOW!! Thats amazing!! You did really well, great job!
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 1:44 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Sketching with pencil is really hard, especially when you're drawing humans. Anyway, the drawing you posted looks good! Boogie Maybe the facial structure can be improved a little but it's good enough the way it is right now. I don't think I can draw that well. Sad

You seems to hate the umbrella but I think it looks better than anything else! Surprised I think you get the texture on the umbrella right, the kimono is not too bad too. Well, I think I suddenly feel the itch to pick up my pen and draw something after seeing this. I'll see if I can pull out some fanart myself lol. Laughing
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 3:36 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 21 Aug 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Canada
Thanks for the comments everyone Smile I agree about the face eyn, that's one of the things I'm not completely satisfied with, but I spent about 3 hours on just the face alone, because I couldn't get the angle of the face right. If you guys could see the sketchbook, the paper under the face is all rough because of all the erasing I did haha

I almost didn't draw the umbrella lol. After I finished the body I spent a LONG time staring at it wondering how I would plan it out and fill it in. By that time I was so tired from the kimono that I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend another day on the umbrella, but I had already drawn the handle/rod. It was either finish it, or draw a curtainrod or a flag or something Laughing I'm happy with the way it turned out, but I wouldn't do it again.

boboai (and everyone else who's interested) : I'm not a very good teacher, but I know who is - go to this site:

and download the books there. They're in pdf format, and are made available there because those books are out of print now, and are still regarded as great teaching material. They're written around the 1940's though, so don't be surprised at the strange vocabulary.

I still haven't finished reading all of those, and am still learning myself. Believe it or not, I couldn't draw a year ago!

edit - you know I just realized something, a couple of those books teach artistic anatomy, so consider yourself warned. I forgot that we have some younger members on this board and I don't want to get them in trouble. If that's inapropriate, I'll remove the link, do let me know Embarassed
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 6:13 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 05 May 2005 Posts: 210 Location: Beyond reality.
Holy Cow! That is a really good drawing/sketch. It looks exactly like the photo too, I am impressed. I wish I could draw that good No ...
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 7:15 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 06 May 2005 Posts: 1029 Location: I need to find a job... boohoohoho
WOOW That's impressive! The umbrella sure is hard believe me I've tried Blank stare Yours look great even if you're unpleasant with it. I think the nose need's a bit more shading and then it'll look good ^^
Posted: Aug 24, 2005 9:08 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 21 Aug 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Canada
hehe thanks guys, I'm still learning when it comes to faces, but noses especially, I have a hard time finding that balance between looking flat, and looking like a piggy nose Sad
Posted: Aug 25, 2005 10:24 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 08 Jul 2005 Posts: 206 Location: Malaysia
Wow nice one Boogie Why some emo is in pink?
Posted: Aug 25, 2005 12:46 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 497 Location: New York
I love it. I really like the kimono and umbrella the most!! So pretty! Nod
Posted: Aug 25, 2005 3:45 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 21 Aug 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Canada
hehe thanks^^ It's funny how the kimono and umbrella turned out so well but I hated doing both so much Giggle

townbaby - they're ALL pink now! Surprised
Posted: Aug 26, 2005 5:18 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
all those fan art are giving me urge on drawing some anime characters! but i do not know the exact figuring.. being an art student, i fell to sad that i can't draw that well =\ i always get the size wrong and .'. leading to face out-of-shape..
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