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Aren Draws Things Because That's What Writers Do

Post by Aren142 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:33 pm

I have recently taken up drawing. Mainly as a way of procrastinating from doing writing. Don't judge me. All the ones I've done so far are people, mostly anime characters. And the majority of those are freehand copies of source images. There are a few other bits and those will be explained as we go.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX characters:
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Alexis and Jaden. These were the first two pictures I did and it shows.

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After drawing Jaden, I made my first attempt at moving away from exact copies by trying to create an image of fanfiction favourite, Inexplicably Female Jaden.

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It didn't go well.

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Alexis Rhodes in a outfit based on the Dark Signers of YGO 5Ds.

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Nephenee from Fire Emblems 9 and 10. One of the earlier pictures and far too complicated. Also terrible colouring in.

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Yusei Fudo from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. Probably one of the better earlier pictures.

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Byakuya Togami and Kyoko Kirigiri of Dangan Ronpa. What are proportions?

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Aqua from Kingdom Hearts. Deciding to draw a character with a corset was a stupid idea.

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Natsuru Seno from Kampfer. Not sure happened with the colouring...

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A significantly improved Byakuya.

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Slightly blurry Carly as a Dark Signer in YGO 5Ds.

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Schoolgirl Aki Izayoi from YGO 5Ds.

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Dark Signer Kalin Kessler requested by Joe.

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Team Flare Scientist Bryony from Pokemon XY.

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Camilla from Fire Emblem Fates.

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Gym Leader Gardenia from Pokemon DPPt.

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Gym Leader Flannery from Pokemon RSE/ORAS
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A quick sketch of a real person.

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A more detailed drawing of a real person, SONM user Ruari.

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Original characters featured in fanfictions.

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User Omega Pit.

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A pair of made up faces for practice of something.

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Fanart of fanfiction OCs. First attempt at two characters together.
What have we learned? I can't draw. But it's generally fun. Unless I draw to try and get good at drawing, then it's not fun.
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Post by GuitarHero » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:38 pm

Aren142 wrote:
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I like this one the most. I vaguely know the characters from GX, but I know enough to say that I feel this one seems to capture the anime style the best. Even if it does look quite a bit like a slightly chibi-Kaiba (I think it might be the hair style)
Aren142 wrote:What have we learned? I can't draw. But it's generally fun. Unless I draw to try and get good at drawing, then it's not fun.
Its certainly much better than anything I could come up with!

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Post by Ruari » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:48 pm

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Post by OmegaPit » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:04 pm

I liked Yusei.

Why haven't you drawn me yet?
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Post by RichardUK » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:13 pm

Art is something I really used to enjoy but I was more for drawing and painting buildings and landscapes, its something I might try and get back into again but my list of things I want to do this year is getting longer and longer!
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Post by Aren142 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:30 pm

Done some more over the past 2 days.
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<Kaeetayel> Go for a team entirely composed of Eeveelutions
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Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:24 am

Aren142 wrote:Image
I like the shading on this one, especially around the collar. It brings out the 3D aspect well.

Will be good to see how much you improve as this thread goes on

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Post by Aren142 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:15 pm

Really pleased the hear the shading has actually worked out because the paper in my new sketchpad really makes shading difficult because lighter touches don't really register as well, so getting the darker shades on top of what I can initially get down becomes quite a physical task.
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Post by fluffyKittan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:50 pm

That sounds expensive pencils wise
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Post by Ruari » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:40 pm

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Post by Aren142 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:25 pm

Got some new drawings. Managed to figure out the light touch colouring issue. Basically involves almost breaking the pencils trying to sharpen them to a certain point. So still expensive, pencil wise.
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First up is Midori Hibiki, a Manga exclusive character which made getting a decent reference very difficult. Ended up making her look traumatised. That probably has something to do with how her left boob ended up. I imagine it hurts.

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The hair was quite fun to do on this one and came out quite well. The rest didn't come out as great and I forgot his tiny glasses.

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I liked how this one turned out to the point that I was too scared to colour it.

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Jim Crocodile Cook. Minus the crocodile. Had a go at shading with just a sketchingg pencil and I think it turned out quite well.
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<Princess> that's effort
<Princess> I need to buy the stones/go to rocks/make them happy/touch Eevee
<Kaeetayel> The last one doesn't sound too bad

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Post by Gazooki » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:11 pm

Gotta say there's been a massive improvement between the first set of drawings and this latest set. It's really obvious you've got better at it. Keep it up :D
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Post by OmegaPit » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:05 am

Where's Calin.
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Post by Aren142 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:23 pm

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<Kaeetayel> Go for a team entirely composed of Eeveelutions
<Princess> that's effort
<Princess> I need to buy the stones/go to rocks/make them happy/touch Eevee
<Kaeetayel> The last one doesn't sound too bad

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Post by Ruari » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:47 pm

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Post by OmegaPit » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:35 pm

Draw me like one of your anime girls.
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Post by Aren142 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:00 am

MORE DRAWINGS YAY
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First up is Aster Phoenix from GX and as much as I hate him as a character, I think this is probably my best drawing alongside Jim.

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The pose is... uh, different. But yeah, needed to get some practice with below the shoulders so this was kinda the first step.

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Then I drew Joe. In all his paedo-tache sporting glory.

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Another attempt at boobs. I gooseberry fool up the proportions before I got there so they ended up terrible.

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Team Flare scientist Bryony proving that anything that suggests I can draw was a fluke.

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And then I attempted to mix things up with a costume change and used the Dark signers from 5Ds as inspiration. Quite pleased with it. Might be the first pair of boobs I've drawn that haven't gone badly.
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Post by Rik » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:34 pm

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Another attempt at boobs. I gooseberry fool up the proportions before I got there so they ended up terrible.
On the contrary I think you've captured Joe's glorious man-tits wonderfully
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Post by Aren142 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:49 pm

That I did. Wrong image though. I'll just fix that. Nothing to see here.
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Post by Vtheyoshi » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:15 pm

You just keep improving; good eton mess mane
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Post by evilpinkdragon » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:30 pm

Heeyy, the drawings are looking good Hoyle! Can really see that you're improving quickly in quite a short space of time, keep it up. The Aster one is great, really got the perspective spot-on there! Years later and I still struggle with weird head angles rip
I look forward to seeing future drawings~ also you should totally draw me 8)
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Post by Ghost » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:34 pm

Pretty impressive. Really like how you've done the facial expressions and your use of colours.
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Post by Scapegoat » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:32 am

mate what is wrong with aster pheonix.

I mean yeah he's a condescending prick but that's what makes him great.

also you still haven't drawn chumley the best yugioh gx character so get on that.

also you're actually improving if you look back at those first 2 pics of jaden and alexis you can really see the improvement.

keep at it I'm enjoying seeing your drawings. I will be waiting for chumley.

oh yeah, if you feel like it draw the ojama trio as well. would be good practice on how to draw a strapping male physique.
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Post by Ghost » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:49 am

Forget Chumley. He hasn't even drawn Yugi yet.

Also, I've just noticed that you've drawn Byakuya. Can tell you from personal experience that he's rather difficult to draw but you seem to be doing a good job at it, especially in the second picture.
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Post by Aren142 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:35 am

Thanks for all the comments guys, it's quite difficult for me to tell how much progress I've made without not seeing the older stuff for a while and then looking at it next to something more recent. It's also super difficult to know what I've done right or wrong half of the time because I'm looking at the reference pictures with my own next to it and my brain decides I've done it perfectly.

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Scapegoat wrote:oh yeah, if you feel like it draw the ojama trio as well. would be good practice on how to draw a strapping male physique.
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<Kaeetayel> Go for a team entirely composed of Eeveelutions
<Princess> that's effort
<Princess> I need to buy the stones/go to rocks/make them happy/touch Eevee
<Kaeetayel> The last one doesn't sound too bad

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