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January 9, 2013


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After 3 year recess from drawing I've created thing on the left:

(Link to right picture

I had practically no knowledge of drawing human postures* and did it just for fun. And look where this "fun"** brought me.

There are still things I'm struggling with like color composition, dynamic poses/scenes, perspective and backgrounds. However reading art blogs/tutorials, watching other artists work and practicing on paper and tablet will gradually improve every aspect that I'm having trouble with. I've even made a notebook to draw sketches on the go when I don't have access to tablet (I've never posted anything from its content, I'm too lazy to scan it and clean scans).

So with no point to prove and no lesson to teach I'm ending this entry,

*(Which is weird since my Wakfu characters looked good. Maybe lack of template was the reason - which is stupid because now my characters are based on Wakfu to some point. "Why life have to be so ironic!" - One of the greatest philosophers of our time, Sweetie Belle)
**("fun" aka drawing humanized ponies most of the time. So don't be angry I'm changing them from time to time.)
Template and concept of maymay by Bampire
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Kibate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hope you don't hate me for this, but i think the "before" looks better....only the coloring looks improved, but the clothesdesign on the left fits fluttershy MUCH better and her posture too. sure, it's not dynamic as the right one, but some character are just not dynamic. Also the legs on the right one are too long for a shrinking violet as fluttershy...sorry for writing such critique, especially after seeing that everyone else agrees with you that the new one is better...
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate you so much.


The biggest flaw in "before" picture are totally messed up proportions of the whole body. I can draw them in different clothes and positions anytime but the anatomy part on the left is unspeakably bad. Tiny torso, big hands, broken knees. (I can agree that I draw really long legs, I'm aware of it.)
Kibate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought the tiny torso(which doesn't look that tiny to me) and big hands were just a stylistic choice, because cartoons usually look like those. Especially considering they are humanized versions of REALLY stylised ponies.

And if you happen to have the time to explain: About the broken knees...what is broken about them? (I would really like to know to not make the same mistake myself)
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you thought wrong. It's just bad anatomy and proportions. Long legs are stylistic choice.
HiveLordLusa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've certainly gotten better, though the old one wasn't as horrifically bad as some 'regular' humanisations I have seen. Despite the supposed 'anatomical disaster', it's still better than I can do in regard to most details, especially faces.
Gathriel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Meh. "Before" is still better than my drawings of human posture.

God, my life sucks!
Memelaa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
See, this makes me glad because I know that even though my drawings aren't that great compared to other artists', everyone starts somewhere!
grigoripbp Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I've got the same feeling as you! :]
LegatoSkyheart Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Holy crap, I never noticed how much you've improved over the years.
TheBlackEmperor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Looking forward to how u improve from here. Go for it
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