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Atheltrane's "Art"
« on: January 04, 2017, 02:30:33 pm »
Hi, so I'm really nervous because I know my art is very low-level compared to some stuff I've seem around here, but I figure I gotta start somewhere, so I decided to share a sketch I made of a possible design for my fursona.



I'm still trying to work out proportioning, because it's really hard to get a balance between the really, really short limbs of an otter and the loooong arms and legs of a human. Also, I'm still trying to perfect drawing his muzzle from the side. And those knees are super cringy....

But anyway, it's out there. Any advice would be appreciated, particularly on proportioning of bodies, and maybe drawing arms and legs.
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 04:26:52 pm »
Hello! Your art is better than you think it is. ^^ It's looking good so far!! And proportioning can definitely be tricky sometimes, keep practicing and you'll get better at it!!

I haven't drawn many otters before, but based on my understanding of otter anatomy, I've whipped up a quick thing for you that might help with some of the proportions.

Otter heads don't really look like canine heads that much. The snout is short and the top of the head is pretty flat. The back of the head also extends back past the ears, if that makes sense (so the ears aren't at the very back of the head). It might help to look at the skull. Otters also have long, thin, kind of curvy bodies, and short limbs.

You're doing good, keep up the great work!
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 10:57:52 pm »
Thanks for the encouragement and advice! I can't believe you took the time to make that reference pic, thanks so much! :o
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 06:41:20 pm »
We're reading The Great Gatsby in English, and I have history right after English, and I doodle way to much in my notes, so...




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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 06:59:09 pm »
We're reading The Great Gatsby in English, and I have history right after English, and I doodle way to much in my notes, so...




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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 07:07:04 pm »
Thanks so much ^^!
I also drew a steampunk otter on my scratch paper for a math test:



Need to work on drawing clothes, and especially shoes ^^they look like hooves or something omg.
Anyway, I guess I've had a productive day for drawing... for schoolwork not so much XD
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 08:13:21 pm »
Lol I draw on my notes alot as well I've even turned in work with bisar drawings on them XD
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 08:50:49 pm »
you got some really cool sketchings coming along keep it up  :cookie:
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 11:50:19 am »
your art is pretty good!
Since your drawings are alot better than mine, i don't think i'm the mos competent person to give advice,
but one thing that i havr to say is that you should make your necks thinner, they look kinda un-natural with how stiff they are.

And don't worry about being bad with proportions, i suck at them too!  :lol-fox:
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 08:00:26 pm »
Thanks to both of you! I usually don't show my art to anyone, so any advice is helpful.
Also, anyone is allowed to have an opinion that should be valued by others, so thanks for the advice! :)
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 08:35:57 pm »
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 03:06:58 pm »
I'm still working on proportioning:



I'm pretty satisfied with this one, though there's a lot of marks on it from where I erased a bunch XD
One day I have to learn how to color stuff properly, but for now pretty much everything I do is in black and white

Also drew a 1967 Firebird:



It's pretty wonky like the back looks it got crushed or something lol



And, I recently downloaded gimp so you might start seeing some digital art here (assuming I can figure it out)!

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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 03:09:21 pm »
Omg your art is soooo frigin cool! I love the firebird drawing it looks really good!
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 03:17:54 pm »
Thanks! It's one of my favorite cars.
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 06:37:15 pm »
You're really adept at drawing cars!

I could never draw something like that, anything man made or with straight edges or lines is a no-no for me.
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2017, 06:48:43 pm »
You're really adept at drawing cars!

I could never draw something like that, anything man made or with straight edges or lines is a no-no for me.

Haha thanks! I used a model of a Firebird I have and basically chose an angle to view it from and sketched that view, it's the only way I can draw man-made things ;)
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2017, 08:40:53 pm »
OMG my first ever digital art thingy whateveryoucallit:



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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2017, 08:44:32 pm »
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2017, 02:55:58 pm »
New profile pic:



The eyes are a bit iffy, but overall I like how it turned out. And, I think I'm getting better at shading. Woohoo!
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Re: Atheltrane's "Art"
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2017, 09:30:30 pm »
Wow! You've improved a ton in not a lot of time, I think the eyes look good and so does the shading.  Keep it up!!
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