Tuesday, February 2, 2010

drawing an anime character

I would do this for a few days before I felt comfortable with the character. Then, I would try to leave the character "rougher" I would try to get pretty close to the finish drawing in just 1 or 2 stages. I like more spontaneous drawings, but some times you have to flip it back and forth and be able to draw the character very clean in order to get the spontaneous drawings to look nice.









13 comments:

  1. awesome Rad.. your tutorials are awesome!

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  2. Hey Rad. Great blog with great insight. I was wondering if you would be doing anything on feet in the future. They're my Achilles' heal...sorry.
    thanks for all the great info!

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  3. Great Manga hints!!! I shall give it a try. Thanks Rad!

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  4. When people design characters, I see they put lots of emphasis on shape design. With appealing designs, which sometimes is physically impossible in real life, how do you connect or make sense the physiology of the characters?

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  5. What an awesome blog. I just spent hours browsing through all your suggestions and ideas and doodling notes. Thanks for all the help!

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  6. Great site man ;)

    I've a question: I'm a beginner so I don't understand why you the flip the sketch... and: are you working on PC? (I don't understand if the you flip a real paper)

    Tanks (and excuse me for my bad english)

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  7. Engelium: You can take a drawing or painting and hold it up to a mirror, or flip the paper over and draw on the back side. It helps you see mistakes. For instance if you are drawing a portrait and one of the eyes in the wrong spot, you might not notice it because you have been staring at it, but if you flip it you can see the problem immediately. People who draw very "solidly" or three dimensionally tend to use this trick.

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  8. ah haha at first I thought "traps" might be slang for something else. oops. neat post!

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  9. Thanks a lot for the explanation :)

    So it's an easy way to find errors... I think I'll adopt it instead of my current "leaving the table for a few hours and coming back to see all mistakes" :P

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  10. This is extremely helpful. Thanks!



    Also *snicker* Mezzo.

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