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Annarti's Character 145 by annarti Annarti's Character 145 by annarti
I'm probably about to run into my phone's internet cap by uploading this but I DON'T CARE BECAUSE HOLY CRAP I DID IT. One hundred and forty five characters, started last November and finished (amazingly) within the year. I'm so proud *^^* Things I learnt doing this thing: How to draw faces. Just, in general. I mean compare the top ones to the bottom ones. How to render skin, most importantly Raykinian olive skin. EXPRESSIONS. Grins, faces with teeth, closed and squinty eyes, noses on angles, jaws on angles. Childs? I don't know. I don't feel much more comfortable with them than I did at the start. Proportions on faces! Observation skills. Something about metal but honestly I only started looking at that halfway through the top eight. Metal will get a proper going over later, that wasn't the point of this one. LIKENESSES, not necessarily to the reference material (though some do look a lot like their ref) but to the character in my head. The top eight, ironically at the bottom of the picture, are EXACTLY how I picture them in my head. That's the best ANYONE I've ever drawn.

Putting character into a face. That's the biggest thing. Making them look like they are in my head.

Individuals can be found in their entirety here (starting a few pages at Not a NaNo 001)

HEEEEEEE.
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scooterbug Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got a lot of great ones :) 

If you would like, you should check out Istebrak's Art Class-Critiques and Mentorship I'ts a great place to learn and get feedback. Also, Istebrak does live Twitch critiques Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm EST.
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annarti Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Thanks very much!

Assuming that's US time, I'm afraid that's pretty much when I start work here on the other side of the world, but thanks for the offer.
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scooterbug Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's to bad you can't watch them live, however she does post the stream to youtube afterwards here
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drazzi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also. Still. Sallieanne. So much like me. What.
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annarti Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
I want to redo Kuhedrin so he looks more like Ku. I did him so early on in the piece that there's no resemblance but there SHOULD be!
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drazzi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The improvement that flows through this meme is strong. 

And it fills me with squee, because it has the characters I love and the future characters that are our bbies and I love everything. EVERYTHING.
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annarti Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
The evidence of improvement is what makes me most squee :D

And yes coming up with the bbies~ <3 They will be awesome world leaders X3
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CreatoreMagico Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't a proper comment by any means, because I need to go through your journal and comment on each one individually. But this is a stunning project completed and you should be amazingly proud of yourself. Well done, Narti. You saw this project through right from start to finish and never faltered. All that work, and the end result is so colourful, beautiful and full of effort!
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annarti Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
You sweetie <3! I'm so amazed I actually managed to stick with it. I think it was having the top eight reserved til the end that kept me going. Just knowing that every portrait completed was one closer to my favourites. And then, unexpectedly though really in hindsight I should have expected it, just seeing my own improvement as I went through and anticipating how awesome the last ones would be.

It's so weird not having a little slip of paper with a random name sitting on my keyboard anymore. I'm going to have to come up with a new drawing project now XD

Do you reckon you'll ever get back to your character 100? You were going strong for a while there!
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CreatoreMagico Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was but then I started to dislike my art style I was using for it, and forgot how to draw like that too! Maybe next year I'll try it again! I've got some goals set up in my head so possibly an art project may happen! If I plan it out the way you did, I think it may work! I might even do the 100 names in a box thing! Maybe I should save the best ones until last too? It worked for a Narti!

Again, I will go back and comment on yours individually when I can. They all deserve a comment each and just <3 So so so awesome!
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annarti Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
That would be awesome to see <3 And yeah, keeping the favourites til the end is good motivation to get there! It gives you something big to look forward to.
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drazzi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can find you a new drawing project :3
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annarti Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
I'm kinda forming one in my head already XD
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