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Mudkip (For Ultimate Yoshi)

December 4th, 2014, 10:33 pm

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Reply Luigi_96, December 4th, 2014, 10:39 pm

As requested by Ulti, I have drawn a starter Pokemon of my choice in vectors! I chose Mudkip because I like Mudkip.

I did a lot of learning while drawing this actually. The whiskers (or whatever they are) took way longer than they should have.

Anyways, C+C appreciated, as usual.

1. Wirt and Greg (meta-eggplant)[Sketchy Color]
2. Scratch Kat and SK MK-5 (SuperScratchKat)[Sketchy Color]
3. Any Starter Pokemon (Ultimate Yoshi) [Vector]
4. Redtro and Shadee High-fiving (CapedLuigisYoshi) [Colored on Paper]
5. Deebert (DeeBert (Guest)) [Digital Full Color]

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User's Comments:

Reply CapedLuigisYoshi, December 5th, 2014, 12:15 am

*that reason in the second sentence*

So I heard. :P

Reply Luigi_96, December 5th, 2014, 9:00 am

@CapedLuigisYoshi: *glances at alt text*

Reply Ultimate Yoshi, December 5th, 2014, 6:13 am

You want C+C? You got it.

The major issue I can see here is the excessive use of perfectly round shapes. The head, the body, the arms, the fins, the cheeks, they're all perfect ovals. In Inkscape, the node editor is a vital tool to modify the appearance of your shapes and make them look less perfect, and therefore better-looking. Even the eyes would probably look more appealing if they were slightly imperfect.

There's also a noticable use of copy-and-pasting of vectors. While initial copy-and-pasting isn't horrible, I've always found it best to tweak those kinds of vectors slightly so that they don't look so obviously pasted.

I'm not quite sure what you did with the cheeks. There's something noticably off about both of them, but I really am unsure of how you got that. The weird stroke on the left cheek, and the thin border line on the right, both feel out of place on the drawing. If these were done manually, the one on the left should just flat out have a more normal stroke, and the one on the right would probably come out looking better if instead of the colored outline, the crown-like shape was instead positioned below the cheek and head with the head's border functioning as the cheeks due to layering.

As far as the actual art goes, I think the head is a bit too horizontally elongated, and the body doesn't really seem to be angled properly. Plus, the overly straight lines on the fin and tail look a bit awkward and would definitely be improved when curved.

I take vector art very seriously.

Reply Luigi_96, December 5th, 2014, 9:04 am

@Ultimate Yoshi: Thank ya much for the C+C.
I'll try to keep all this in mind next time I try vector art.

Also, just to address one specific thing you mentioned, the weird stroke on the left cheek only happened when I took the image into Gimp to crop it. I'm not sure what happened there.

Reply DeeBert (Guest), December 5th, 2014, 3:42 pm

Let me guess, that is a Water type Pokemon, am I correct (I should play Pokemon some day)?

Reply Luigi_96, December 5th, 2014, 6:42 pm

@DeeBert: Yup, sure is.

Reply Sapar, December 5th, 2014, 5:14 pm


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