My stick figure game is like Michael Jordan at his prime. But if you want me to start drawing faces right off the bat. Then yeah, we may have a problem.
It would probably be a good idea to have a poll and a thread to see where people are skill-wise.
Should we learn or know these things before attempting to draw people, buildings, landscape, etc?
Oh no, i'm not talking about full blown faces off the bat. My first thought was to just have an ear to draw, its not to hard to draw and plays a big part of the head.
When i started drawing i never made stick figures or anything like that, i just googled an image and drew it the best i could in my sketch book. I have issues with stick figures being used as a starting point. You need to know anatomy before you even use stick figures correctly.
Here's some anatomy i have picked up!
How long are the arms? (the start of the hand should be at the bottom of the crotch)
How long are the legs? (the bottom of the feet to the crotch is almost equal as the top of the head to the crotch)
How big is the head? (well for an ideal male its 8 heads, female its around 7 and a half heads tall, manga normally have girls at 6 and a half heads tall boys around 7)
How wide are the shoulders (this is tricky, for a male its around three heads wide for a female its around 2 and a half to 3 heads wide, anime/manga have it more like 2 and half for male and 2 for female)
How far apart are the eyes? (normally its one eye apart)
Where are the elbows? (they should be close to the bottom of the rib cage)
How big are the ears? (they normally start at the bottom of the nose and go up the the bottom of the eyebrow as long as the eyebrow is relaxed)
Time for the Mock up? (i have no clue what i'm doing.....)
OMF Art Club
Here at the OMF Art Club we gather around every week to draw a new selected image to our best abilities, as well as discuss the image at hand and to improve at art!
We are not trying to create finished high quality art, we are here to improve. So whatever level you are at, attempt to draw the current image, and if you are struggling, post your drawing or question and i'm sure we can help!
In addition you only need to draw the lines of the selected image, no need to color, shade or crosshatch unless you want to do so.
To pick next weeks image, leave your pick in the comments! (have a generic list of little to more complex images. IE: Girl/Boy Face, Eye, Ear, Full body, Legs, Arms, Hands)
This weeks drawing we have Yozora from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (the drawing's will probably not be this complex, it's all i have atm)
Here is my attempt. (kinda old and not finished but its the only copy drawing on my pc atm, and no time to finish it...)
Well that's all i have at this time.
I think i have come up with a solution to the different skill levels. We will have three images, easy, normal and hard, and you can pick what image you want to do.
Edited by Tom Ace, 27 January 2015 - 08:18 PM.