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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489711#msg489711
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2012, 08:29:39 pm »
Try using a pencil and paper instead. I can tell very little from this about your work process, and what I can see is rather bland. Really try and focus on convincing a dynamic pose and a realistic anatomy.. also, no humans in Elements. ;)

I guess I should go back to pencil and paper.  But regardless of medium, the lack of action seems to an issue that I have with my pictures.  Any tips on that?

And it's not necessarily a human, per se.  Maybe humanoid, but I was planning to make him seem more demonic when I added facial details.  But I guess I should emphasize that though...

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489720#msg489720
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2012, 08:54:02 pm »
Try using a pencil and paper instead. I can tell very little from this about your work process, and what I can see is rather bland. Really try and focus on convincing a dynamic pose and a realistic anatomy.. also, no humans in Elements. ;)

I guess I should go back to pencil and paper.  But regardless of medium, the lack of action seems to an issue that I have with my pictures.  Any tips on that?

And it's not necessarily a human, per se.  Maybe humanoid, but I was planning to make him seem more demonic when I added facial details.  But I guess I should emphasize that though...

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg489982#msg489982
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2012, 10:16:52 am »
Here goes nothing. Or rather, ten minutes of my life.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg491831#msg491831
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2012, 03:29:58 am »
I randomly sketched this for ZBlader.
http://i.imgur.com/2dOYb.jpg
Quick sketch made in 5-10 minutes, maybe will fill in details and color later.

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EDIT: WAY TO LARGE. Changed to link.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg492243#msg492243
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2012, 08:00:40 pm »

Is it too big? Color is in there just to make the idea clearer. If i drew a worm in front of some black sticks, it wouldn't make sense ^^
Btw its Mana Larva | Worm http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php/topic,15279.0.html

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg499670#msg499670
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2012, 02:06:36 am »
Decided to try something else for Lesson 5.

My take on Eldritch Horror | Avatar of Prejudice (http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php/topic,35877.0.html).  Pencil Sketch.



I do believe that there is some explanation needed on my part.  The definition of an eldritch horror, or as I come to believe it to be, is something big and grotesque.  The "crown" at the top is actually a gaping mouth with only the large teeth visible.  I was planning to add serrations and spittle to emphasize that later.  The bulk of the body will coated with large shrunken heads with hollow eye sockets and gaping mouths.  This will then lead down to the slew of tentacles that protrude from this creature's posterior.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg500560#msg500560
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012, 08:00:27 pm »
Here goes nothing. Or rather, ten minutes of my life.


It looks pretty nice, but some of the proportions seem a it skewed and unfitting for the type of creature it seems to be. It has a nice strong upper body but is lacking a lot of leg power to help move his large frame around. Good sketchwork.

I randomly sketched this for ZBlader.
http://i.imgur.com/2dOYb.jpg
Quick sketch made in 5-10 minutes, maybe will fill in details and color later.

Feedback?

EDIT: WAY TO LARGE. Changed to link.

You've got the basic sketch down but it feels rather lacking in almost any detail. I'd suggest adding more to it to give it more of a foundation to work upon.


Is it too big? Color is in there just to make the idea clearer. If i drew a worm in front of some black sticks, it wouldn't make sense ^^
Btw its Mana Larva | Worm http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php/topic,15279.0.html

I'm liking the beginning of it. It's a nice rough sketch with a good idea ready to be worked more upon. The base scale of things seem a bit strange, unless the worm is suppose to be rather large. If not, I'd suggest making the tower a bit more tower like in size.

Decided to try something else for Lesson 5.

My take on Eldritch Horror | Avatar of Prejudice (http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php/topic,35877.0.html).  Pencil Sketch.



I do believe that there is some explanation needed on my part.  The definition of an eldritch horror, or as I come to believe it to be, is something big and grotesque.  The "crown" at the top is actually a gaping mouth with only the large teeth visible.  I was planning to add serrations and spittle to emphasize that later.  The bulk of the body will coated with large shrunken heads with hollow eye sockets and gaping mouths.  This will then lead down to the slew of tentacles that protrude from this creature's posterior.

I like that you have an idea in your head to make it more detailed as you work on it. As for a sketch, it seems a bit too finalized. Too much of a sharp contrast to the lines. I feel like you drew over the sketch t make things stand out more. Everyone works differently and I don't see anything wrong with it. Clearly you have a nice foundation to work upon. I'd suggest maybe adding some lightly drawn block segments to help show the different parts. Like the place between the gaping mouth and the skull head body a little more obvious so it is more clear that are two different segments.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg500612#msg500612
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2012, 10:33:18 pm »
I don't know how big a space worm should be, i'll reduce its size later, but in my concept it was kinda big.

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg500707#msg500707
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2012, 01:52:55 am »


I'm having a lot of trouble with your assignment. To be completely honest, I am terrible at starting a piece. I'm not really sure what defines a proper sketch, so I do tons of work and if I hate it, I scrap everything.

I don't know what to do with the wings (they look flat) and I'm having trouble deciding how to approach to tail to give this wyvern more movement.
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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg500719#msg500719
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2012, 02:05:54 am »
I like that you have an idea in your head to make it more detailed as you work on it. As for a sketch, it seems a bit too finalized. Too much of a sharp contrast to the lines. I feel like you drew over the sketch t make things stand out more. Everyone works differently and I don't see anything wrong with it. Clearly you have a nice foundation to work upon. I'd suggest maybe adding some lightly drawn block segments to help show the different parts. Like the place between the gaping mouth and the skull head body a little more obvious so it is more clear that are two different segments.

I'm sorry, but "Block Segments?"  Can you enlighten me as to what you mean by that?

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg523930#msg523930
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2012, 09:56:29 am »
Ooo, nice! i didn't notice revival since i've been away...

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Re: Lesson 5: Reboot http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=38550.msg524553#msg524553
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2012, 12:17:32 pm »
Although I tend to shy away from going to classes  :P, I figured I might see what kind of feedback I could get to improve my process.

Here's a snail I started earlier:



Although I already posted the beginning pic, is it better to post as I go along, or post all the pieces up to the final product?
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