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Sketch 1 by RachBurns Sketch 1 by RachBurns
A learning sketch done from *LaLunatique's stock here:

(edit 12-20-12)
Re-sketched since my first post--I couldn't stand the original legs or anything. >< So! Here's the newer version with the 'skeleton' still intact.

Still fussing with her right foot though. XD Can't be satisfied with it for anything. And please forgive the watermark, doubt anyone'd be interested in taking it but I'm proud of this. ^^;

But it's so shiny. :drool: Shiny and actually shocking GOOD.
...So yes. XD Someone please crit? I need to know what to do better next time I try to sketch a pose.
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Okay, I tried using my boyfriends tablet with his dads laptop with no drivers on paint for a paint-over, but.. yeah went badly.

Anyway, this is bad. Structurally there is no sense of 3D. The groin has been completely ignored, and all the components have been contoured, but not really well.

Firstly, the head. The head just, doesn't work like that. There is an artist Riley, ( but I can't find the right spelling ) who does a really good step by step tutorial. Though I haven't found it, but I'll hunt around when I can, or redraw the tutorial for you if I can't. Anyway, structurally, you need to think 3D.

Draw it in boxes, you're forgetting the actual form, for example, the chest, well you forgot the side, we're all pretty 4 sided really, smoothly, but still 4 sided.

The breasts, well, are not merged into one, they also come from the arm line, you know near the armpit? You're forgetting that.

I'll do a redline when I get home, because there is so many things faulty, that if we can fix now, you'll be stronger as an artist immediately.

However, I have placed some of my sketches on DA, I'm not the best, but I do show my sketch lines, perhaps look at them to see how to think more 3D?

I hope I helped a little! Sorry D:
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Munuci Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] - This might be really helpful.
RachBurns Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the link! Gone into my youtube favorites for certain.
stipend Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
nice! i see you're getting the framework in :)
looks liker her left (visual right) arm is a bit long maybe?
be sure to measure a lot (i hate measuring, but it helps)
such as, compare 2 lengths in the photo, and on the drawing make sure those 2 lengths are equal in your drawing :)
RachBurns Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How would you suggest to measure properly? I remember that no, not everything has to be measured with a ruler type thing, but I forgot the other ways of doing so! XD
stipend Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
i just used a bic pen, but i noticed that from her arm pit to the fingertips of her left (visual right) arm is equal to the length of her left leg (from the shorts to skin border to the heel bottom). also helps to draw the negative space as shapes :)
i do have a hard time with measuring, but my portrait teacher suggests comparing 2 points in each the source photo and drawing.
RachBurns Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That should help pretty good. :nod: I have pens littered all over this desk. And hopefully other sketches will go through at least a tad better. XD

Thanks very much for the tips!
stipend Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
no sketch is a bad sketch right? ;)
just trying to assist by sharing what i remember :)
RachBurns Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only bad sketch is the one that was too afraid to be sketched! XD At least that's what I remember my art instructor saying at one point.

And what you remember is helping a whole lot too, thank you!
stipend Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
i still have that problem... i need to push the contrast in my work (but i is afraid sometimes of ruining a drawing!)

anytime rachs! :)
LaLunatique Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perspective is so hard to get right xD
I think you did a very good job! Continue like that :D
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