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  • #2049

    Steel
    Participant

    Hello and welcome to Steel’s Art Spotlight. Here I will be posting tips, and a piece of art, of your choosing every week. Enjoy.

    To start this off, I’d like any of you to post a character that you’d like to see me draw.

  • #2053

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    You said you wanted to do one of the Metal Gear characters. I’d LOVE to see that, buddy!

    -B

  • #2056

    Steel
    Participant

    Solid Snake it is. Just to start us off.

  • #2058

    Newbold
    Participant

    Hulk

  • #2062

    Steel
    Participant

    Okay, I’ll get Solid Snake up tonight and then it’s Hulk!!! And thanks for the idea!

  • #2066

    Steel
    Participant

    Solid Snake! Next up, Hulk!

    • #2080

      Brett Barkley
      Keymaster

      Steel! This rocks, man! You know I love Metal Gear and Solid Snake. Great job on seeing and fixing some of the mistakes in the pencils. You’re on the right track with this way of thinking, but one way to fix it is to nail this in the roughs phase. At the point when I’m using the carpenter pencil, or when you’re doing your rough pencils. Whatever tool you’re using, you should be able to see the general high-level structure of the basic form of the figure and even the basic forms in the face. You can do this in any number of ways (gesturing in the cross over the face, blocking out a general area for the eye socket–in the shape almost of the lens of a pair of sunglasses, gesturing in an inverted pyramid for the nose and shadow under it…things like that). But it should be done in the roughs phase. We work in phases so each phase does the heavy lifting for a particularly thing. When you’re gesturing in a figure, you’re getting the pose and action of the form done and NOT worrying about the details of the hair or costume. You’re not even worrying about the specific anatomy in the gesture phase. If you do one primary thing in that particular phase, at least to start, and you’ll see your art really take off.

      In terms of what to work on, Steel, I’d like to see you trying more is putting more space between the eyes. The eyes always look too close to me, even for a different, more manga style of work. Try to experiment with maybe one eye’s width between the eyes and go from there.

      Great work!
      -B

  • #2067

    Steel
    Participant

    Here are some huge problems that I fixed in the inking stage. And don’t do that by the way, never leave something to be fixed in the later stages. Nothing on his face is lined up. The chin doesn’t line up with the middle of the mouth, or the tip of his nose, and so on.

  • #2068

    Steel
    Participant

    This is a piece that I drew a long time ago. I’m just posting random art now.

  • #2073

    Steel
    Participant

    And more Star Wars.

  • #2074

    Steel
    Participant

    If you guys have ANYTHING to say about these pieces, go ahead.

  • #2075

    Steel
    Participant

    This is by far the best landscape I’ve ever done.

    • #2082

      Brett Barkley
      Keymaster

      Love your landscape pieces. Try doing these without black. Go with different shades of blue. Honestly, check out some Bob Ross palettes sometime (or any other landscape artist you like). Those palettes are really important for getting different results. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish with a limited palette. And talented artists have already done the hard work on developing a palette that works.

      Keep it up!

      -B

  • #2077

    Steel
    Participant

    I need some practice drawing females so if you have any that you’d like to see me draw, just give the word.

  • #2083

    Brett Barkley
    Keymaster

    Wonder Woman? Someone from video games, or maybe anime? If you’re not wanting to worry too much about the costume, but focus on the figure, maybe someone like Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman or the new Captain Marvel character could be cool. Some of the girls from Neon Genesis Evangelion could work as well.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
    -B

  • #2084

    Steel
    Participant

    I drew this one before asking for more characters. I’ll might be drawing Wonder Woman next. Thanks for the tips. This is Ochako from My Hero Academia.

  • #2086

    Steel
    Participant

    As said, Wonder Woman! Looking at it now. I think her belt is too high. I’ll fix it soon.

  • #2116

    Newbold
    Participant

    Wow man! You’ve been busy! I love it. The star wars stuff especially seems to be done with real precision and faithfulness. Excellent!

    • #2118

      Steel
      Participant

      Thanks, bro. I have to find some time to post more art here. What would you like to see?

  • #2121

    Steel
    Participant

    Well, it’s been a while. I’ve been obsessed with Horror Movie things for a while. Mostly Slender Man. I’ve created some Horror Movie masks.

  • #2128

    Newbold
    Participant

    Very cool. I have similar project for my students in the drawing class i teach. The idea is to generate lots of visual ideas and to get past the initial cliche ideas to find something unique. You may go back and use the idea that you first had but the excersize allows students explore lots of ideas and learn how to generate ideas

    • #2132

      Steel
      Participant

      Thank you so much. You teach an art class? THAT’S AWESOME.

  • #2133

    Steel
    Participant

    I’m back with a re-make of the landscape above. This is a much better version of it. If you have anything you’d like to see me draw in this style, comment bellow.

  • #2181

    Steel
    Participant

    I saw a piece that Brett was doing and I thought I’d do it too. Lion-O, Lord of the Thunder Cats! HO!

  • #2182

    Steel
    Participant

    And here is the pencils.

  • #2183

    Steel
    Participant

    Guys! How would you like it if I want through all the Thunder Cats. Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra… and Snarf.

  • #2206

    Steel
    Participant

    I wanted to see what it would look like if I just put flats in. I thought the tones would act as the shadow, and it worked!

  • #2235

    Steel
    Participant

    I don’t know what I’m doing these days.

  • #2347

    Steel
    Participant

    I’m trying to use painting instead of… coloring. This isn’t finished.

  • #2348

    Steel
    Participant

    This is a little closer to finished.

  • #2383

    Newbold
    Participant

    wow, looks good man!
    you been busy!

    • #2384

      Steel
      Participant

      Thanks bro!

  • #2681

    Steel
    Participant

    This was the original piece.

  • #2840

    Steel
    Participant

    I recently re-downloaded SketchBook. I’m using it for painting stuff, like this.

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