So, after our last collab, Chanceless insisted on doing another ASAP. XD
We decided on this neat little idea she had that we'd draw ourselves (more or less) in a supah-cool comicy fantasy sort of form... us, but not us. Like a character version of us that'd be much cooler and unrealisticly badass. And then I'd draw them in super cool flying action poses, and she is to color them.
The one on the right is supposed to be me, and I have to say it looks pretty accurate, aside from the robotic arm and magical ponytail/apendage comming out of the back of my head, with shit growing out of it. And the goggles. Well, I do have a little ponytail in the back that's longer than the rest of my hair... (my little Anakin, as a friend once reffered to it)... but dear God it's not THAT horrifying.
By they way, Chanceless, that's a Bart Simpson t-shirt, if you can't tell.
And Chancey's character is pretty sweet-ass too! I LOVED drawing the hair... and is it weird that we both gave ourselves goggles and a robotic arm? I mean, provided, your robo-arm looks a lot cooler. I noticed that the other day.
Anyway, I'd like to apologize for the lines (mostly on my character) looking so shitty. I could try and take another picture and get sharper lines, but... I'm not sure what I did to your character to make it look so bold. I tried to do the same thing on mine, but... failed.
I hope you can work with these lines still...? If there's anything I should fix, let me know! Feel free to screw around with angles and rearraging them.. and stuff. And I'll tell you roughly what colors my character should have via a note.
I'm probabl not going to color this one, unlike our last collabs, because I've got a few other projects I'm eager to work on at the moment. So, Chancey, it's all yours! : D
So I've heard that people don't know how to get the actual size of a group icon BUT I do so I am helping everyone out here. This is the size of a group Icon. Group icons are 100 pixels wide and 50 pixels tall. So if this template doesn't work then you'll know how to make one yourself. ( Which you probably won't have to so don't worry )
I've heard this question a lot. "My group icon can't load even though I used your template!" well, if you ask that question then you didn't read my previous words.
When you have your icon done then go into your group's main page and find the group icon above your name and chiz. After that hover the mouse in the corner of the icon and click the pencil.That should be it! ( Make sure the icon is 100 pixels wide and 50 pixels tall.
Hope this helped!
( I will answer all comments and questions! )
I'm so sorry if this didn't help at all but please don't, comment if you're gonna comment something similar to this- "You didn't help at all so don't post this if it has no purpose!"
Thank you everyone if you used!
You don't have to bring up that I helped but it would be very nice if you kindly did. I'm not so popular on DA and it would be nice if you told DA about me so I could have a little boost in my account! ^^
This is a reference chart for the colors used for Sarine Elle, a character from Errant Story. Consistent color selection is really time consuming for Poe, especially working on a bunch of different flat screen monitors that never quite calibrate right, so I'm making these charts for him to make his life easier. Though based on his previous color decisions, all of the colors in this group are pulled from a bunch of different reference photos, so that when they're combined they create a more harmonious result. This palette is in RGB format, since he works primarily in Photoshop and a lot of the filters aren't available in other formats.
This was a quick tutorial on how I go about making my sketches when I was on The Simpsons, or for any drawing. One thing I always tell people is to not worry about the end result, focus on the pose and the story you're trying to tell. Every pose has a story, weather simple or complex. The way a person stands can tell you a lot about that character, but this has more to do with character design than just drawing bodies. I added a pic so you can see my process. 1. When drawing a body I always start with a line of action, it's a guide that will help you flush out that perfect pose. Of course you also want to think about what emotion you want your character to have, and the line of action will express that. Oh and I almost never go with my first sketch, I always make several sketches until I find the right one. 2. From there I start roughly sketching out the torso, arms, legs, etc. Nothing detailed just yet, I want to get the right feeling for the pose before I start adding details. *notice how I pushed the 2nd pose to get more emotion. 3. When I'm happy with the way the body feels I'll add hands, feet etc. For me the hands and feet are an extension of the arms and legs, all flowing together. Remember bodies need to have fluidity. I also start to fix model problems like proportions and what not. 4. Still sketchy I start adding face details because I might want to change the body a little if I see the face. I also start to "commit" to my lines, meaning making them more refine rather than just quick strokes. This makes the drawing for solid, but notice how I'm still sketchy. Oh and always draw through your forms, example: Homer's sleeves and body, I draw the whole circle not just where I think it should go. *The lines on the floor is a little trick I use to help my characters feel grounded, or like they're actually standing on something. It's just a quick 2 point perspective and with it I can make any changes to make him feel like he's standing.*
Normally this would be the last part of my job because we don't clean up the drawings, but from here you can take some tracing paper and clean up the drawing. You can see in my clean up that I had to adjust his model because his body was looking a little to big. That's basically it in a nut shell. This is how I make any drawing, weather simpsons or not. Everyone works differently so just keep practicing and you'll find something that works for you.