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[Works] Comic Sketches

More art! These are two pieces I did at work Monday, on paper I plucked from the receipt printer. A bit big, so you'll find them

Some sketching and costume designing for Justin Forrester/the Protector/herotype. I also have a rotated version so you can read the other half without flipping your screen over. That bit next to the lowest mask says "Spcmn Spiff esq.", or "Spaceman Spiff-esque" if I'd had room.

Oh, yeah, and I did a goofy little sketch of the pirate flag and Going Merry from One Piece. Because the torn edge of the receipt looked like waves to me.

Here I decided to do a standing sketch of Justin. I'm a bit unsure of the proportions; I thought his torso looked over-long. And I made him 8 heads tall, which I may want to change.

And down at the bottom is Kurosaki Ichigo from Bleach. I tried to write out his given name in kanji (一語), but I forgot how the "go" looked.

So "Protection Notes" was 3 x 3 inches, and "Justin Sketch" was 3 x 9, which means the total is:

76 / 10,000

Coming up: at least one request pic, promise.

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Feeling: a little behind
Listening to: Hitchhiker's Guide - So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

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mephron From: mephron Date: May 4th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I so need to get that soundtrack.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: May 4th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
So do I, actually. *chuckle* indigoskynet sent me this song last night (along with a bizarrely lounge-lizard-ish reprise of same).
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: May 4th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)




truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: May 4th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Y'know something? You, my sweet, are silly. *snicker*

*thinks out loud* Let's see... 1) Put away clothes. 2) Put away books. 3) Sort out DVDs and CDs. 4) Gather up art supplies. 5) Get miscellaneous stuff off the floor.
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: May 4th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Y'know something? You, my sweet, are silly. *snicker*


You're only just now figuring this out?

And here I thought it was one of my most obvious and endearing charming traits!
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: May 4th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I've known for a while. But it's always nice to be reminded.

And with as many charming and endearing traits as you have, I hope you'll forgive me if I have trouble remembering them all off-hand. ~_^
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: May 4th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

*hides behind her hair*
zelthian From: zelthian Date: May 4th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you two ALWAYS flirt in public?
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: May 5th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Not always.

*sidles off*
sannalim From: sannalim Date: May 4th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay for more Shay art!

Wow, 10000 square inches of art. That's a really impressive goal. I must admit that I'm having trouble keeping up with my a_chapter_a_day Harry Potter illustration project. I've been two or three days behind at some point during the week each week for the past three or four. (If, when I get to the last chapter of Book Six, I total up all the square inches of art I've made over the course of the project, will it add up to 10000?)

Go you, working on recipt paper! I like working on paper in unusual sizes and shapes. I have, on occasion, pilfered filter paper from the lab because I thought it would be fun to draw on a circular piece of paper.

Since you said you were a bit unsure of Justin's proportions, I hope you don't mind if I offer some friendly concrit. :) I don't claim to know everything; this is just what I've picked up along the way. If someone who has studied drawing formally offers conflicting suggestions, ignore mine and follow werf's. :P

I'm a bit unsure of the proportions; I thought his torso looked over-long.

Yes, rather. The natural waist aligns roughly with the elbows, standing or sitting.

And I made him 8 heads tall, which I may want to change.

8 heads is really tall! IIRC, a normal person is about 6 heads tall. Fashion design sketches use an exaggerated set of proportions where the body is 7.5 heads tall and most of the extra length is in the legs (which should bend pretty much equally in half at the knees).

So if you move his waist up one head, to align with his elbows, you'd need to move his knees up about 3/4 to a full head to make the proportions look pretty.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a sketch where I was playing with proportions. (I hope you don't mind too much my cluttering up your Comments with it....)

The figure is about six heads high (the model is 6'2"). The distances between waist/elbows, butt/crotch/wrist, knees, and ankles are about equal, though the b/c/w-to-k and k-to-a distance is about a palmspan longer than the elbow-to-wrist distance (I just measured it on myself). The proportions in the labelled sketch are not perfect, of course, but they're a lot better than the ones in the more detailed drawing at the bottom of the image.

I look forward to seeing more of your stuff!

(And dude, I totally need to get the HHGTG soundtrack, too.)
rlebeau From: rlebeau Date: May 4th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay for more Shay art!

Five and a half to six, aye. Eight heads will end up looking too lanky, because you have to keep in mind a person's head usually grows, too!

Of cousre, I almost never do 'heads'. I eyeball everything. >.>
alun_clewe From: alun_clewe Date: May 4th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was going to say that in the bottom sketch, Justin looks to me to be considerably more than eight heads tall, because some of those lines are much more than a head apart...but I just did some measurements, and nope, you're right; they are a head apart after all. (Most of them, anyway--the lines on either side of the waist, which are a bit more than a head apart, but then the lines above the knees are a bit less, so it pretty much evens out.) I'm just bad at estimating (which I already knew).

To tell the truth, his torso does look a bit long, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. Most cartoon characters have torsos that are unrealistically short; there's nothing wrong with developing a style that tends to the opposite direction, if you're not striving for a completely realistic drawing. But anyway, I'm horrible with proportions myself, so I'm really not in any position to criticize.
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