Well my new years resolution is fading away...
Well frankly for the longest time, i was in a rather "depressed" state should wee say, creatively I wasnt happy with anything I was doing to the point i barely touched a pencil/pixel in a good month or so, plus still not being able to find an employee of any sort willing to hire me in the 10 or so months since I graduated has really not helped either.
So a week ago I decided, "the only thing in my power I can do right now is try and get as i want to be at drawing" so i have spent a good hour or so each day sketching some doodles,
This was helped somewhat by reading scott pilgrim comics which i like the style heres my attempt:
( face,hand, female body constructions and general poses sketches available if you want to see these let me know, please)
So using what i learned i decided to create 3 characters from one of my favourite games of all time Super meat Boy.
I invested in getting a new tablet my other one had broken which I didnt worry about for a while due to pixel art not really requiring the precision of a graphics tablet.
(i will still be doing pixel art ofcourse just i feel getting my basics drawing skills up to scratch will overall improve all the other creative things I have wanted to do for a long time)
So anyways yeah back to the characters
sorry dont know why its rotating it back to portrait when i upload it =/
anyways so after i did these drawings i took them into photoshop
unhappy with dr fetus i did a resketch, i was happy with this until i realised the pose was all wrong.
latest sketch of him is better i think however his left hand may be sticking out too much
so here is super meat boy and bandage girl
What I Like - SMB
- Pose looks natural
- the colouring + shading although rather simple is rather effective.
- the left hands pose changed for the better than what it was like in sketch ( looking straight at it) i feel this adds to his pose and personality
What i Like - BG
- pose looks feminin and natural, i use to shy away from drawing girls as i was hopelessly bad at it
- the bandage effects
- Colouring + shading
what i dont like
- the line work is rather rough ( this is due to a lack of practice with using the graphics tablet)
- SMBs left hand with the thumbs up look odd.
- BGs lower leg looks odd
- more can be done to the texture of super meat boy to make him look like meat rather than just having red skin
I did the changes to bandage girls lower leg to make it look better. lengthened her thighs and fore shortened her calfs.
So, like I said Dr fetus got me into a bit of bother so dont have him digitalised yet so tune back later on to see that ( i would say tomorrow but i realise when i do that i more than likely dont get it done)
Anyways, thanks for reading i am hoping i can get back into the swing of things once more. (any feedback is welcome)