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Poor Thomas Smith finally gets his revenge against his nightmare self. His own will to kill his saner half (shown in the axe) has been broken at last. May Thomas surely rest in peace now until he wakes up.
-waverun
I just posted this 2 minutes ago and it gets flagged for moderation?! You've got to be kidding, no that HAS to be the work of a bot.
waverun said:
I just posted this 2 minutes ago and it gets flagged for moderation?! You've got to be kidding, no that HAS to be the work of a bot.
Clearly someone beat me to it...
but seriously, quality is a very much debatable issue with this one, hence why i at least woulda flagged...
RedCollarBlackCollar said:
Clearly someone beat me to it...
but seriously, quality is a very much debatable issue with this one, hence why i at least woulda flagged...
... Is it the hands? Or the joints of the wrists? Or the anime-chin style? What's wrong with it?
I'm sorry, but you know what, with the way that I draw digitally, it's best if you accept that this is my style of drawing by hand.
The dom's face looks disturbing due to the proportions of the features, such as the eyes, and... that mouth is just wrong in a way I can't accurately describe. The limbs look way too long and large compared to the body, the hands seem to have the thumbs facing the wrong direction, you drew way outside the lines of the limbs with the what i assume is plaid, things are shaded in as if you scribbled it half-assedly, especially the pants, and the blood is done in literally red pencil scratches. Additionally, that "axe" has one half dangling in whitespace, which you have far too much of, and it's still colored pencil, which by the way is not a good art utensil unless used very precisely. Also the handwriting, while legible, is barely so. I think that should cover it all.
ZyxS said:
The dom's face looks disturbing due to the proportions of the features, such as the eyes, and... that mouth is just wrong in a way I can't accurately describe. The limbs look way too long and large compared to the body, the hands seem to have the thumbs facing the wrong direction, you drew way outside the lines of the limbs with the what i assume is plaid, things are shaded in as if you scribbled it half-assedly, especially the pants, and the blood is done in literally red pencil scratches. Additionally, that "axe" has one half dangling in whitespace, which you have far too much of, and it's still colored pencil, which by the way is not a good art utensil unless used very precisely. Also the handwriting, while legible, is barely so. I think that should cover it all.
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waverun said:
Hm, yeah. Artist request, that, that's definitely you.

I will not start a war with someone like you.
Seriously take a look at my comments, that's all the criticism I can give.
ZyxS said:
The dom's face looks disturbing due to the proportions of the features, such as the eyes, and... that mouth is just wrong in a way I can't accurately describe. The limbs look way too long and large compared to the body, the hands seem to have the thumbs facing the wrong direction, you drew way outside the lines of the limbs with the what i assume is plaid, things are shaded in as if you scribbled it half-assedly, especially the pants, and the blood is done in literally red pencil scratches. Additionally, that "axe" has one half dangling in whitespace, which you have far too much of, and it's still colored pencil, which by the way is not a good art utensil unless used very precisely. Also the handwriting, while legible, is barely so. I think that should cover it all.
Thank you. Thank you for being helpful, no sarcasm intended. Please tell me. What should I do to improve in your opinion?
ZyxS said:
Seriously take a look at my comments, that's all the criticism I can give.
Also, while I'm still here, you have to erase lines that don't connect, not scribble scratches and make them sort of connect. Also their heads look deformed, like they got dropped as babies.
ZyxS said:
Also, while I'm still here, you have to erase lines that don't connect, not scribble scratches and make them sort of connect. Also their heads look deformed, like they got dropped as babies.
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ZyxS said:
Also, while I'm still here, you have to erase lines that don't connect, not scribble scratches and make them sort of connect. Also their heads look deformed, like they got dropped as babies.
Once again, thank you for being helpful. Now may I please know your opinion on how I should improve?
Like listen I can't draw for shit, but I'm still aware of the flaws this has. Honestly I'd just check proportions more, and DEFINITELY stop using colored pencils. Just replace them with shaded greys if you're doing a monochrome image. Also, erase lines. Definitely erase the lines when you're making an image. No need to have them strewn around. And finally, draw inside your own lines. The plaid shouldn't be jaggedly piercing the shirt's lines.
Try drawing actual people. Doesn't mean ur gonna get it right first time
but if u keep at it you'll come to understand anatomy more.
And i don't mean like draw a little or for years
but just try drawing to just get better at understanding it is all.
Helped me a ton, and sure the pic I posted recently for Mezz wasn't all that,
but eh, that tends to be the fun pics I enjoy making that are more cute and dumb if anything...
RedCollarBlackCollar said:
Try drawing actual people. Doesn't mean ur gonna get it right first time
but if u keep at it you'll come to understand anatomy more.
And i don't mean like draw a little or for years
but just try drawing to just get better at understanding it is all.
Helped me a ton, and sure the pic I posted recently for Mezz wasn't all that,
but eh, that tends to be the fun pics I enjoy making that are more cute and dumb if anything...
This is important too. I didn't mention it because I don't draw, but this is really good info.
Flame war removed. Don't be dicks.
Mindwipe said:
Flame war removed. Don't be dicks.
Thanx bud.
Anyway I don't think you're gonna get better with the next post right away,
but that's not to say you won't possibly improve at all if you follow the small advice I gave.
And really, instead of just pictures online I'd suggest looking up books that deal with anatomy to refer to,
or honestly go outside and try sketching people real quick.
My sketches aren't easy to make out,
yet that's the point behind em; just quickly analyzing different features to keep track of and how to improve next time around...
@ZyxS
Meanwhile just noticed what the shit for your Avatar/ID pic says.

Pretty much the intention I went with some time ago with this one... :3
You want my advice?

don't post

if it's not good
ZeldaIsHot said:
You want my advice?

don't post

if it's not good
Ayy
waverun said:
Thank you. Thank you for being helpful, no sarcasm intended. Please tell me. What should I do to improve in your opinion?
The same thing everyone has to do. Practice. Practice a fucking ton. There's no shortcuts for that.

The main two things I'd probably say, since some direction is still helpful, try to work on being able to maintain longer, steadier lines, when it comes to making a definite mark [being less exact if you're just lightly sketching is fine imo], the sort of scratchy, overlapping multiple lines seems to more common in people who don't do as much drawing from what I've seen.

That and don't just draw blindly. Practice is necessary to advance, and should naturally lead to improvement over time, but that by itself seems to vary on how far it'll get people, so I'd say examine things carefully, start off observing and drawing actual objects to get a feel for them rather than trying to draw from a mental image right off the bat. Gotta get a sense for your own standing, abilitywise, y'know, so that you can spot as many of your own errors as you can while you work.
All three of these posts have had plenty of advice given in the comments from people far more experienced in art than myself, so I'll abstain on my own advice and just bring this to the QCC and get their take.