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Braydon Grath

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Published: October 27, 2005
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I've drawn Braydon twice already. He's the pirate in two other pictures in my gallery. I don't know why, but I find him very easy to draw--or maybe I should say inspirational, anyway. "Easy," not quite so much. :)

Like Islene, who I just posted as well, I chose not to alter this picture in Photoshop--something I usually do to increase contrast, clean up lines, and bleach the paper to true white. I'm not sure why I decided not to this time. Maybe I felt like being more honest, or maybe I just liked the texture of the paper.

Anyway, what I learned: His pose has some flaws, I know--the line of his back is off a little, and his right shoulder doesn't join up quite right, and as proud as I was of his feet while drawing them, now that I take a second look I realize that their out of perspective. But in general, I'm fairly pleased with this. I'm learning a lot about how to let the lines guide me instead of the other way around. It's making a lot of things fall into place. Also, for this one, I hunted up a bunch of photos of *ahem* half-naked men, so I could do some anatomy studies for it. I've never taken any figure classes or anything, and I suppose it's high time I did this. The female body is easier--I've been looking at it in mirrors all my life, after all--but I've finally reached the point where the little details of the male body are the places where I really need to improve. Um, oh, also, the knives. Woot! I've done weaponry that looks mildly convincing!

I wish I'd made his expression more lively, though. Ah well.
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