the lines just don’t go where you want them to.
And anatomy gets all kinds of effed up. It happens. Whether you’ve drawn a hundred pictures or a thousand, there’s always those pieces that just don’t turn out right no matter how you fudge them.
The above piece is part of an old commission. When I say old, I mean, I was working on this thing for years. I got burned out on the original commission tried several times to just give back the money and the work I’d done so far but the buyer wanted me to finish it. Naturally I felt terrible about it and so I offered to do extras on top of the commission
So this is one of the last pieces for the extra and then I’ll be putting them all on a cd to mail. Anyway, the anatomy on it is just driving me nuts.
As you can see the figure on the right turned out okay. But if you’re eyes are broken;
1. There’s not really any definition in the wrist.
2. The hand is too large given that there’s no definition in the wrist and that arm just looks horrible because of those two things.
3. I swear it looks like his leg is broken. If your knee popped out, how could you even stand on that sucker?
Also the leg shouldn’t be facing that way based on how the legs are spread apart.
4. effed up thumb joint & thumb The thumb is way too low on the joint
5. effed up hand The fingers are off in their placement.
Now with all of that being said; I do in fact know how to fix this. That’s not the problem. I just wanted to show that anatomy is something that is integral to a piece and that mistakes happen no matter how long you’ve been drawing. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but acknowledge them and fix them. Also, don’t be afraid of critique. It’s going to help you in the long run.
How would you feel if someone finished off that figure on the left and handed it to you saying that was their style and you had to deal with it and then they wanted money? Pretty pissed right? So think of that.
That last paragraph wasn’t directed at anyone in particular, however I do know that some people complain about people talking about their “style and being critiqued”. If you don’t want critique of your work, then don’t take commissions. Also, style and skill are two vastly different things.
I decided that I would take a break from doing digital art for a few days and work on traditional pieces in order to give my eyes a break from staring at the computer screen for so long. Yet for some unknown reason, I decided to draw a ridiculously intricate printed dress with a lot of detailing for a lolita piece. I’ve been at it going for a few days now.
On day one, I started in the late afternoon and worked through the night till about 7 am. For that I did the drawing, and drew out the pattern. On day two I filled in the pink on the dress and did the skin color, makeup and hair outlines. Today it’s been two hours more and I expect this is what I’ll be doing today. I’m just now getting to adding the color and detail to the patterns. There are a lot of tiny roses on it because I decided to do Angelic Pretty’s Memorial Cake.
Even though I’m starting to wonder if this was a good idea since I’m working on an 8.5 x 11” piece (A4 I think everyone else calls it) it’s pretty small. Truthfully though I am enjoying it because I haven’t done a really detailed piece in quite a while.
WIP photos from my webcam
ain’t nothing but a heartache
tell me why
ain’t nothing but a mistake
tell me why
I’m trying to create a character with the color palette of a push-up pop. Like the classic ones.
I do adoptables (on deviantart) where I have a few animals and things from my world Sugar Pop Dreamland which is the basis of my brand Sugar Pop Dreams and an art series unto itself. So I’ve been drawing a lot of panwalla lately and took to heart a friend’s comment that I should have a panwala verision of myself. So I came up with the name and I don’t know why, but I wanted her to remind people of that orange summer treat.
For reference, this is what panwalla look like.
singular panwala, plural panwalla
They’ve actually evolved from a humanistic race called the Forest People. Or at least that’s what seems to be the case because no one has seen them and these guys were in the area of the Dreamland where they used to live.
The reason for offering these as adoptables is basically to make the world an art project which encompasses both fine art/illustration and writing more interactive. I want people to look at it and enjoy it, but I also want there to be a community.
I managed to sell a couple of (non art related)things and will be able to buy a new tablet this weekend.
I’ll be adding a few other things to my sales album in order to raise money for other things; AWA next month, application fees for school, as well as offering commissions again.
Frugal Fridays will be open until I just announce a closure. Maybe till November 1st? I don’t really know yet. I’ve only received a couple of commissions on that from friends and friends of friends so far. They’ll probably be seasonal unless they get popular.
I’ve also been thinking of streaming drawing sessions with donations.
Another work in progress (like Random Portraiture)
Now, I won’t be doing two character pieces for the price that I’ll be charging when these get underway, but I just wanted to do something different. I’ve been putting a lot out today. (5/9/2012)