I'm working on character designs for a short manga series. The gist of the story - a minor space felon crash-lands on a planet that's like every bad preschool program you remember as a kid rolled into one. The only person qualified to fix his ship asks him to help out the community he's gate-crashed first - instead he sets off fruitlessly trying to steal the supplies he needs before he goes insane. It's like a spiritual tribute to the old Looney Tunes and the retrofuturisitic flavor of science fiction, without the cliches of evil people mending their ways with the power of love.
I'm still working on the character designs (hence their rough quality), so I'd appreciate some feedback. It should be easy to tell who is who from the picture and the synopsis, but I'd like some help in making them look less generic. The style I'm going for is like the classic manga of the mid-20th century, the sort of artwork that was inspired by Disney but still with a quality of its own.
I'll update this thread with more drawings whenever possible.
>Have you considered giving the bloke some animal attributes? I dunno, something minor. Like shark teeth, or cat-eyes or whatever?
>Also, (I dunno, again. I never know) the reason it might seem it's fan-like might be due to the lack of any apparent flaw or visual disadvantage.
I thought about the anthro thing at first, giving the guy a shade of animal extract for irony's sake - possibly make him resemble a shark, like his spaceship. But then I started researching Italian fashion instead (for the jacket mainly, getting inspired by JJBA), and getting into Italian Egyptians and from there Italian mummies. So then I thought that could be the 'something' he needed. Beforehand his arms were bandaged up because they just were, now he's wrapped up like a mummy and as you can see from the design he doesn't have much of a torso to him (that's his spine wrapped up, leaving the inside of his jacket). That helps somewhat with the silhouette, too - there's a bunch of guys in jackets like Dio or Dick Dastardly, but very few have half a chest. And from there I started brainstorming on why he'd be partially mummified, which is where I started working on his backstory (conception, being the black sheep of his family, his departure/exile, etc).
TL;DR I think I've got it sussed.
Well, you did right by mummifying him a tad. Helps out with the silhouette, so it's good. Though the lack of the initial artistic influence in the third sort of tones down the visual appeal for it.
Maybe combine the first and second in different aspects?
> Though the lack of the initial artistic influence in the third sort of tones down the visual appeal for it.
Yeah, I felt the third design was a bit 'Hanna-Barbera' like. The problem was when I tried redrawing it more Ishinomori-style it ended up goofy and weird-looking for some reason - it just seemed to work better with the leener proportions. I'll have another go at it eventually.
Okay, folks, this is a random sweep, everyone pull out your state /draw/ license so I can verify your legality to post on this board.
Anyone in violation of the Kosh Act of 2008 will be penalized according to the law.
YOU DARE TO DISRESPECT THE GLORIOUS ANTARCTICAN LANGUAGE?!
Not many people here speak ice.
I NEED PICTURES, PICTURES FOR COLORING. As you can see, I'm a total newb, but this is addictive. Could I have any coloring-ready images that you'd like colored? Some day I may even take on... SHADING.
Heh. I was once comissioned to do one of those.
Pic related. It's one of the mockups involved.
Man, that looks just like a picture of Gradamit.
Except it isn't touching any children.
the more pretinious the better
I'm planning on selling his as a potential cover to American History textbooks.
I think it pretty much covers anything anyone has to know about the topic.
I would buy that and hang it on the wall.
Can you imagine the conversations it would generate?
Kosh, I promise if I ever break into the History Textbook business, I'm using that as a cover.
I got a new sketch pad for my birthday
Redfield's biceps must be MORE MASSIVE
he also must be punching something.
WHERE IS THE PUNCHING
I couldn't resist the urge to post this.
This was your fault.
Also Maggie, you must do more drawings of Wesker Weskerstein
He is my favorite T-virus
Whats in the box /draw/?
Whats in the box!
>But it's damn close.
Well… It's what you ordered… I guess…
Look, sir, I don't handle this kind of situations, you need to call the manager.
hey guys... this board is MINE!
All hail Marcelline! Queen of Shit!
And thats the story of how we all became vampires.
And furries, as I apparently understand it.
Some reason I've been making landscapes..heres part of an current unfinished one.
any comments or helpful tips.
what should I be referencing?
Landscapes of course. Real ones
I'm the last person who should be giving advice on how to draw, but when it comes to landscapes, the one bit of advice I've heard repeated and endorsed is starting with black and white or low-light landscapes first to get a feel for perspective and placement.
I'd like to get rid of this word balloon and blend in that area with the rest of the background. What's the best way to go about it?
Thanks, guys! I really was wondering how to do it myself, though. Mind explaining how you did it?
Clone stamp and a feathery brush in Photoshop CS2
Godless: "things on draw sure have changed huh glamour?"
Godless: "remember when I could wear dresses and you were some kinda half cat mutant man instead of a bear?"
Godless: "yeah good times"
Godless: "You could say that again"
Godless: " say, its not true you eat the people you defeat right?"
Godless: "no no, I believe you, its just that you're salivating is all"
Godless:" oh you should get that checked out"
Well, since deviantart is a cesspool of asspats, and I hear /ic/ isn't all that helpful either, I come to you guys for critiques on my stuff. Also, help with this drawing tablet, cause I can't draw people worth a damn on it (yet).
Any advice or red lining would be appreciated.
Used a reference with this, and the Michael Hampton book.
...and something I tried to do freehanded. I'm feeling like I should try these drawings freehanded, but it never feels quite right. Should I just go ahead and practice with refs, or just wing it and see how it works out?
You might as well make it a habit, so yeah, definitely use references. Drawing from memory doesn't really work
what is this, i don't even
>o/` You've GOT the TOUCH. You've got the POW'AAAAA o/`
Who is this?
She looks like someone in my mind, but I couldn't place it when I was doodling her.
Nay. Witness the moon.
It burns with the blood of our fallen god.
DAWN OF THE FIRST DAY
72 HOURS REMAINING
Very well, but we must act quickly. The moon aproaches and the elves shall fight hard.
Hey +drawfags. I thought you guys might be interested in this if you hadn't seen it yet. tl;dr version: The Last Unicorn fanart contest, winners printed in the last comic of the 6 issue miniseries + prizes.
Ya know, I've never actually seen (or read for that matter) The Last Unicorn. I might need to fix that, just for the sake of it.
IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THAT
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME
GOD DAMN YOU, KOSH