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Pile of Sketches by ashnrose Pile of Sketches by ashnrose
BIG Pile of sketches! The scans are a little iffy but I love how these turned out. I'm asking for critique because these are all practice for anatomy that I did this summer and I hope to get some insight into how well my simple anatomy is coming so far.

On the top left I must credit Chris Hart, It's a character from his book "Simplified anatomy for the comic book artist" but his serious BS about how women in comic books should only have one shape and how "no one wants to read a comic with a fat chick in it" truly inspired me to turn his example character into a woman. From his book are also the pairs of eyes, the single eye and the skull.

To :iconsenshistock: I must credit the second from the top left (with bag), and all three on the bottom

To :iconkxhara: I must credit top right with bow and the WONDERFULLY dramatic middle, I love that pose, its beautiful (btw I started shading it and my pen died, whoops )

(Anyone not credited for poses or if i incorrectly credited, I am very sorry, Please note me and let me know so I can add it, these sketches were done a little while ago)
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad the stock was helpful! Kxhara covered most of what I'd say. The drawings with a lot of foreshortening on this page are stronger because you were forced into those more realistic proportions to get the perspective. Even if you are going eventually for a comic or stylized look, it might be good to approach figure work realistically for a little while until you get the knack for where things go. It's exponentially easier to stylize something that's more realistic than it is to go after a style without that base. :)
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ashnrose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did notice that while I was drawing the more straightforward ones that I had an easier time with the foreshortening making them realistic, I'll try to stay away from the stylized while I practice. Thanks so much for the feedback!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing! I went through this really long weird phase in my drawing where I was trying to combine what I'd learned in art school in life drawing with the style I wanted to work in. It made for some really awkward anatomical things for a while, but it's been about 6 years since I finished college and I think I'm getting the hang of it! :giggle: Ah, but I'm sure in another 6 years I will think the stuff now is no good. That's the life of an artist xD
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You've done pretty well here with loose proportions. (I differ between loose and sloppy, they're slightly more exaggerated than real life, but nothing looks like it's falling off, or stretched too far)

Things i would suggest to play with
- Variation of line thickness when inking those solid lines. Try thickening the line around the thighs and calves, or a swoosh at the ankle. line thickness is really fun to play around with. You don't need a varying pen like a fountain or brush, just try doubleing up on the lines in some places

- Mitten hands! maybe do a seperate sheet for hands? I know they're touch, but hands are hands are hands. We always gotta keep sharp with those.

Good brow expressions up at the top

- watch out with those facial crosses. if they're drawn too "off" they can mislead your eye and lead to slanty-eye drawings where one is above the other. A way to prevent this is flipping your drawing horizontally or looking at it in a mirror. you will see it right away.
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ashnrose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the feedback! All the things you're mentioning, I can see and I'll work on them. Mitten hands are one of my biggest weaknesses, they're so hard to resist but i will try!
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