Base-making for Duckies

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Base-making for Duckies

Postby Duckie » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:47 pm

THE LESSON
The object of this lesson is to have my Ducklings create a base from start to finish. We will be covering such topics as: basic anatomy, skin palette creation, shading and dithering, with separate lessons dedicated to heads and hands. (Feet are evil! Draw stubbies. :D Actually, we'll cover feet too.)

Prerequisites for this workshop include: the ability to draw a stick figure. No, really. That's it.

To apply, please PM me with a your name and a stick figure drawing, I'll pick my four Ducklings from among the applicants.

THE DUCKLINGS
1. Dragyn
2. Marleaux
3. Lyricanna
4. Shixam

NOTES
For this workshop I will personally be doing everything twice. Once with my tablet, and once with my mouse. Just to prove that you don't NEED the tablet to make a good base.
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Postby Marleaux » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:07 am

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Postby Lyricanna » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:08 am

Check-ers =3
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Postby Shixam » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:11 am

Here!

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Postby Dragyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:11 am

HA MARLY! IM FIRST!

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I mean. Hi!
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Postby Duckie » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:30 am

LESSON ONE: Stickpeople!
Your best tool when it comes to figure drawing is the stick figure. Your stick figure will inform everything about your finished base. The size, the style, whether the anatomy drawn on top of it is any good.

These are the stick people you submitted to me:

Dragyn:
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Marley:
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Lyricanna:
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Shixam:
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Here's mine:
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On mine, one was drawn with my tablet, and the other with my mouse. The one with the mouse looks kinda shit, doesn't it? Oh, you're saying, I don't have a graphics tablet! I won't be able to do this workshop well.

Here's the thing. For our purposes, both of my stick people are equally good. It doesn't MATTER if your stick figure is ugly, its job is to inform the pose. It can be wobbly, it can trail off in odd directions, what matters is the pose.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: More Stickpeople!

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This is a better figure. The legs and the torso are about the same length, and it has hips and shoulders, which are also about equal.

Draw this stick figure. Give it shoulders, and hips, give it knee and elbow joints. Think about it as you're drawing, it'll be a person eventually.

After you've drawn this figure, draw it again but doing something this time. Maybe it's walking, maybe it's sitting down or reading a book. Don't worry if it's wrong, it can be fixed later.

~I~ personally would recommend that you keep drawing these stick figures until you feel comfortable drawing them. But you only have to post the first two.

These stickpeople will NOT be used to make a base! They're just to get you comfortable drawing them! So don't worry if they're not perfect! Mine sure as hell aren't.
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Postby Dragyn » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:47 am

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They're dancing << At least the one doing something is.
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Postby Shixam » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:55 pm

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Jazz hands! I drew random angles for the second one o.o

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Postby Marleaux » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:44 pm

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Postby Twigg » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:51 pm

D: all the good workshops show up when I dont have a computer to Rick Astley on!


By the way, Shix, the jazz hands made me LOL. XD
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Postby Shixam » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:57 pm

8D Woo! Everyone looooooves jazz hands!

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Postby Duckie » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:18 am

Dragyn:
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Marley:
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Shixam:
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I'll scribble on Lyricanna's when she gets back to us. :3

LESSON TWO will be up tonight!
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Postby Duckie » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:14 am

LESSON TWO: Alas, Poor Stick Person
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Pose One/Pose Two
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The stick figure concept can be applied even to Real People. In this case, to my buddy Sakky who does awesome stock work. A good skill to have is the ability to pick out a figure from a human image like this. If you can do THIS without drawing on top of the image like I have, then you can draw the pose. I promise. :D

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Pose Three/Pose Four

A bit like this. (Ish.)

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: ...More Stick People. Yus.

Go to Senshi Stock and find a pose you like. Then draw a stick figure based on it. Have fun! Don't worry about feet or hands, just get the stick figure down.
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Postby Dragyn » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:15 am

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>> I'm bored. Sue me.
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Postby Marleaux » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:08 pm

How many? I did one. Also sketched the pose on top just to see how close I got it\o/
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Postby Lyricanna » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:18 pm

I'm a tad behind, but here's my step one. I'll browse Senshi's stuff tonight or tomorrow and go from there as fast as I am able ^^;

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Postby Dragyn » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:34 pm

Oops? I thought you were supposed to do two xD
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Postby Lyricanna » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:42 pm

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Postby Shixam » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:47 am

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=D Here's mine! I've been doing a few others on different files too.

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