wizardtwinks replied to your post: The Commie Learns To Draw Saga. This is my…
idk if u want advice but ur relying 2 much on line rather than value (ie shading) mostly bc that picture is very dimly lit! there’s a lot of similar values in it particularly on the shadowed side. ur ref needs to be more brightly and directly lit
I have no idea what the eff I’m doing, so advice is much appreciated, thank you! (Haven’t taken an art class since high school—I’d love to take one at Sharon Arts or something, but I don’t have the time or money right now.) ^_^ All of my ref pics so far have been shitty cell-phone selfies, but angergirl just pointed me at a couple of ref blogs I’m going to start using. Plus I have a year’s worth of issues of Vogue and Vanity Fair to trawl for poses and so on. (And once I’ve gotten a new job paycheck I’m going to get an anatomy book or three.)
Also maybe I should be using something with more nuance than a mechanical pencil.
In other news I just called my ISP and got an internet speed upgrade. For the streaming, you see. My rodent brain craves stimulus.
The Commie Learns To Draw Saga. This is my favorite of the My Mouth reference photos, so I did two drawings from it—one in the realistic-ish style I’ve been trying to learn, and another quick one of just the sneer, sans face. Teeth are surprisingly easy to draw! I guess it’s all a matter of remembering that the tops have shape too.
Yes, those are fangs drawn in. I like fangs. Fangs are awesome.
billywick replied to your post: Skywarp just got a bath and nail trim (one of…
she might also be allergic to the soap/shampoo used at the groomer’s if she keeps doing that. But she’s probably just not used to it…it’s so strange to have your short-haired cat bathed o.o! is that an american thing?
I think she’s just not used to it, especially since she apparently behaved pretty well at the salon. She used to be a stray, pampering is weird to her. And no, not an American thing—I’ve had short-haired cats all my life, and this is the first time I’ve gotten one a bath. It’s more Skywarp specific. She’s been shedding and needed a good brush—but she’s also had a lot of dry skin, she was flaking a ton, so we though an oatmeal shampoo might do her some good—and since it was free, we gave it a shot. ^_^ (Plus the nail trim might keep her from cutting me open when she decides she wants to be petted at 4AM and starts punching me in the face.)
Skywarp just got a bath and nail trim (one of Boy’s perks from work is a free monthly grooming service), and she’s been cleaning herself furiously ever since we got home. I think she feels weird being this clean.
Everything’s sort of rounded in this Panera. I don’t know if every Panera is like this, but I find it very relaxing. Lots of round edges and soft curves. And of course everything smells like bread.
Actually, come to think of it, my idea of heaven is basically an enormous library that always smells like fresh bread, with lots of couches to sprawl on.
Super sketchy, but I’ll post these anyway. Getting in on the Sailor Moon redesign party.
I’m going for the superhero/Gatchaman thing…
edit: hee swrd-play got the Moon Knight influence. You guys, Moon Knight is such a good looking book…
I am excited to learn to draw fangles, because then once I’ve gotten the hang of faces and figure stuff I can draw fangly types.
I am actually excited about some of the stuff I was able to do in that last drawing, because I mainly wanted to figure out teeth. The other mouth picture I have is of my very best sneer, and I’m gonna see if I can manage a little fang in the corner. ^_^
Latest installment in the Saga. Less pleased with this one, but some of that is because I’m less pleased with the photo, which I don’t think shows me to my best advantage.