Log in

No account? Create an account
oh man, look at those cavemen go!
it's the freakiest show.
you get art today because... because. 
22nd-Jul-2009 07:13 pm
O hai!
Excuse DECADES LONG posting-absence (and by decades, I mean nearly four months. DECADES).

1. It is summer!
2. and I am back from uni!
3. =DDDD

Because I'm having an insanely creative week (WHY IS THIS?), but also mostly because there's no real point to this post otherwise, you get art today! I don't do art, as a rule, so this is fairly novel. But I've been working for-real on my constant WIP (the four-book series I've been planning since I was twelve) and I needed something to look at, so this is Leon and Cevair from the first book/prequel ('The Stained Glass Window Sequence').

I promise I'm better at writing than I am at drawing T__T.

leon & cevair


Featuring inexplicably-topless!Leon, ahaha. That's kind of out of character XD. I know Cevair's shoulders are HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, but I drew this at like 3am and inked it early this morning before I was awake enough to KNOW ANY BETTER, so... she is narrow-shouldered, okay?! It's a tragic condition! As are her freckles. I don't know why I thought that was a good idea.

Quality is horrible as I don't have a scanner and just stood over and photographed it. Please can artistic people on my f-list tell me what human beings are supposed to look like? Apparently I don't know. And if someone wants to draw in some shoulders, DO IT. UGH, SHOULDERS, WHAT IS THE POINT.

22nd-Jul-2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Aahahaha I would love to make you a cupcake with 'creeper' on it! JUST WAIT. Actually maybe I'll just fulfil all your wishes in cupcake form... one has 'creeper' written on, one has New!Punctuation! and the other one... has my heart stuffed inside it as a delicious bloody surprise beneath the frosting. Mmmm.
I would give you concrit in future but you basically kick my arse to Hades on the artskillz front, so I'll just give you cake instead, really.

How would you prove that theory without SKINNING SOMEONE'S HEAD AND LOOKING AT THEIR SKULL?
- Oh, I suppose you could x-ray, actually.

Re: noses, I spent a lot of years drawing little tiny-line anime noses and it's a hard habit to break T__T. If I try to shade up the sides it looks like my people have little penises stuck onto their faces. I will persevere, but only because you say so! And hair can get tiring if you're working in pencil... I love ink, so that's a lot faster. Alternatively, draw blondes XD.

*star jumps* DONE!
22nd-Jul-2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Noo concrit can come from anyone with the right eye, and you have that eye. People who don't know how to Look at art have a hard time giving crit but regardless of style and skill level if you can visualise what you're taking about then according to my rulebook you have every right to talk about it. :D

I am in love with these cupcake ideas lol. I will let my zombie!Reg eat the heart one, he would be thrilled.

X-rays or, for preliminary tests, wet hair in tight, high ponytails so the shape of their head is visible. I will make charts and comparison overlays, it will rule. People laugh at my theory lmaoo but I have believed in it for like half my life.

O anime noses. I also went through a many year long phase of attempting that style but I eventually morphed back into more realism and, for me personally, it was a GOOD GOOD MOVE lol. but a hard one. After all, it's easier to see what you do wrong when it looks closer to how people really look. If you mess up an anime eye, for example, you can just say you meant to make it that way.
23rd-Jul-2009 10:22 am (UTC)
I *sometimes* have that eye, for other people. I just can't identify what's wrong with my own work, it's like a vague feeling of '=|' that I don't know how to fix.


Lololol you've really thought about this XD. I am so not going to let you put my hair in a tight high ponytail because I have a giant skull (and tiny ears, actually! Maybe this is the root of my proportion problems) and I can't imagine that being very flattering. ALTHOUGH is this aspect included in your theory? My skull may still be the same *shape* as my ears, but you should mention there being no correlation between relative sizes in your... final write-up. Lmao.

Exactlyy. I think anime is the reason that every person in the world that I draw looks exactly the same, apart from hair and clothes, because I can't draw different features. Hence the kind of stylised drawing above. Which is what I'm so jealous of you over, cause you can draw people who don't look like one big incestuous family (...except for when you're drawing incestuous families. I maybe picked the wrong person for that analogy) and who are actually recognisible as characters/individuals. Which is what I'm trying to work on =|.
24th-Jul-2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Lulz, we were talking about stuff related to the person with the right eye for concrit the other day. This person is not me. Not for fic, not for art, nada. Kaytar definitely has what I lack :D
This page was loaded Apr 25th 2018, 8:46 am GMT.