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Franziska Von Karma (For Gigi19972010)

December 25th, 2014, 10:59 pm

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Reply Luigi_96, December 25th, 2014, 11:11 pm

I tried... and I failed MISERABLY. *sigh*

I'm straight-up apologizing for this one, Gigi. I tried SO hard to draw Franziska realistically, and it was going fairly well... right up until the legs. It was that moment when I realized I had no clue at all how to draw legs. I tried so many times but they looked so ridiculously unnatural, I had to give up. So I went with this chibi-ish style which ended up looking horrible anyway. Because of the legs, ironically.

Anyway, similar to how the Young Dedede drawing happened a while ago (*shudder*), I'm just going to apologize, call this a failure, and move on. And I know I need to practice a lot more on figure drawing if I'm ever going to take human requests, and I mean, I'm sure it'll happen eventually. I don't control what people request if they're not breaking rules.
Better yet, I need to figure out a style for drawing humans that works for me. I don't draw them often enough.

Anyway, just so I'm not leaving you with just this crappy drawing, I have 2 things related:
This drawing, but in sketchy color style (definitely fits this particular art style):
My sketch of the more realistic version, from the waist up:

So yeah. Apologies again, Gigi. I really need to branch out from Kirby more often because when I don't, crap like this happens. >~<'

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Reply DeeBert (Guest), December 26th, 2014, 5:32 am

Looks nice, but yeah, the legs need a lot of work. Maybe for the next request sections, I'll request you something other than Kirby (if I have enough time to request).

Reply Koopario, December 26th, 2014, 1:12 pm

@Luigi_96: It's NOT THAT BAD. SERIOUSLY. You're kinda beating yourself up at this point and legs aren't too hard to draw--heck, the way you did the legs here is alright, save for the feet, but that's minor anyway.
Come on Nash you're better than you think you are with this.

Reply Ecaroh914, December 26th, 2014, 2:19 pm

I actually draw legs the same way (and the same goes to the feet). Don't go over the wall with yourself, dude.

Though it's quite true that you must practice many other things besides Kirby-related "stuff" (even though, believe it or not, plenty of characters share the same base concept of body design).

Reply Luigi_96, December 26th, 2014, 3:57 pm


Maybe I do beat myself up a little too much over this stuff, guys, but one of the main points of taking requests is to help me improve my art. I'm mostly looking for constructive criticism and helpful advice more than affirming that this looks better than I'm letting on.
And I mean, I'm thankful that people still like this stuff whether it's great or not, don't get me wrong, I just prefer to get actual advice once in a while more than simply "no it looks good!"

When I think something looks good, I'm porud of it. When I think something looks bad, I admit that failure and try to improve. And I don't think all of my art looks bad like I used to. I've drawn some things recently that I'm really proud of. I just happen to think this piece came out really badly and know that I need to practice drawing humans. You guys are entitled to your opinions on whether it's good or not, but ultimately if I don't like it, I'm going to either get discouraged and stop drawing, or move on and improve, and I'm going with the latter option.

Reply Ecaroh914, December 27th, 2014, 7:00 pm

@Luigi_96: That was beautiful.

Now please: tell me what does porud mean (i died laughing).

Reply Luigi_96, December 27th, 2014, 11:50 pm

@Ecaroh914: Yeah yeah I noticed that. >.>

Reply Gigi19972010, December 28th, 2014, 2:06 pm

You don't have to apology, what matters is that you tried! You don't learn to draw something all of sudden.
Anyway, I don't know if it helps, but when I was once trying to figure out how to draw humans I learned that starting with a really basic sketch helps a lot. Like a stick figure really, just to help with the proportions and the posing. Only then you start actually "filling" you drawing. One other thing is to remember the segments of the body, for example, how the arm isn't just a straight line, it has two segments plus the hand, you know. And maybe one of the most important things (that apparently you're already doing well in general, but I still better mention) is the proportions, being realistic or not.
For example, in your realistic sketch, her arms are actually small. Not TOO small, but they would be better if they were longer.
Well, I'm not the best at C+C, mainly about something I can't really draw, but I hope I could give some help.
(I liked the chibi one but I think the face is a bit weird... And I think you need to learn to position feet / shoes, they should both face our left in the drawins. In different perspectives, so drawn differently, for sure, but not like you drew it. Other than that it's good.)

Reply Luigi_96, December 28th, 2014, 3:06 pm

@Gigi19972010: Thank you. That actually was helpful. Next time I go to draw a human, I'm referencing that comment.

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