Pencil drawing with GIMP: Sketching a character concept
Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:05 AM
Thanks for trying out the tutorial!
I like the colours. :) He really has the grumpy face there too. Anatomy is somewhat difficult to get right with this pose. The arms and hands are also difficult and possibly his hands are a bit too simplified. Also compare the size of his right arm to the left one, there is quite a difference in size. When making the hip section, it can help to draw the hips as a "bikini bottom", that is panties with empty holes for the legs; this will make sure it gets large enough to hold the hip balls. As it is you might consider extending the hips a bit in a future image; if you consider the belt sits above the hips most of the time, there is not much room left for his genitals. :)
I like the large sack and his belly, works fine. He has a lot of stuff to lug around!
It's great that you try this out, it's a difficult pose and good for training on! I'm putting it up in the hall of fame. :)
Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:13 AM
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u185 ... sician.jpg
I welcome all the suggestions you can think of.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:00 PM
Thanks for trying the tutorial! Cool idea with the bard and I like the huge guitar he's holding. :) The collar of that jacket is interesting too, very stylish. As for comments, the main things to improve is the anatomy I guess. It's a tricky pose you chose, so it's not easy to get right. His head is somewhat too small to the rest of the body (the face is very difficult to get right too, the right eye seems somewhat too high up). On the other hand you have made the arms the same length which is good - it's a common mistake to make them different length when one is bent like that. Finally I think the feet look very small for those strong legs of his. Easiest way to get tricky poses like this right is to get a Lay figure - a small wooden mannequin you can bend and place in different positions. I have one and use it all the time.
Anyway, this was intended as a tutorial on quick sketching a character and this looks like an interesting character indeed! Good job. If you give me a thumbnail I'll happily put it up in the first post. :)
Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:31 PM
Thanks for the comments ;p.
I tried to have his head look down facing the ground, couldn't figure out how to do that. Thanks for confirming the small feet (I thought I was paranoid with their size, I might get a lay figure later on), but oh well, practice makes perfect.
I'm looking forward to trying out more of your tutorials ;p.
Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:01 AM
I like the dynamics of your image. :) I get the feeling of him dancing - it's maybe not very realistic with the sack and all, but it makes the image fun and vivid. I think he is also somewhat smiling, which also adds to the impression! As you yourself mention, there are some things one could fix; notably the anatomy is somewhat off here and there - try bending your arm by your elbow and you'll see your hand ends up just below your shoulder. Imagine doing the same with the farmer's arm to check the anatomy. Also his hip-section is a bit too short if one wants to be realistic; but for first a sketch in GIMP, this is very promising. Thanks for trying out the tutorial, hope to see more from you in the future. I put this up in the hall of fame at the top post. :D
Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:39 AM
Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:52 AM
Nice work! I like his face and expression, especially the lines around his mouth. I do believe you when you say you spent more time than planned with it. ;) Critique-wise you yourself mentioned the arms but it does not stand out very much I think; not until you really start to look for critique at least. The chest is somewhat small, but there are people shaped like pears, so it's probably okay too. Shading is difficult but I think you did well here; the main use in a sketch like this is not to show realistic lighting but to make sure all elements of the image are well separated -- and this you have done nicely. Good touch with the solid-grey sack and white sash; stands out well and brings forth his head.
Glad you tried the tutorial and got such a good result! I'm putting it up in the hall of fame! :D
Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:26 PM
Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:46 PM
Unfortunately, all the thumbs have broken links. Any possibility of getting them fixed?
This is fixed (no more thumbs, but larger images instead). Thanks for the heads up!
Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:27 PM
Noticed that everybody here is speaking english? Nobody can help you if we can't understand what you say.
And here a translation... just for you (thx google):
Заметила, что все здесь говорит английский язык? Никто не поможет вам, если мы не можем понять, что вы говорите.