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13 February 2004 @ 06:33 pm
It is a sad state of affairs when we need retail/greeting card holidays on a bimonthly basis to remind us to be kind to the people we care about, if only for a couple of minutes.

Mini-rant (rantlet?) aside, I hope everyone has a nice weekend, whatever it is you do. =)

Words have been few and far between lately, so I've been tooling around with artwork a lot- mostly trying to learn how to color better in Photoshop (a nicer monitor would help, so that I could actually tell how dark/light I was making everything =P), but also practicing troublesome stuff like faces. Here are three of my practice sketches, if you're interested:

This one is a profiled face. Around it I hastily built Zavvis, my old Star Trek RPG character. She liked styling her hair in lots of different ways, so that's why she's wearing that babushka-looking thing. To my shame as a trekker, that is a tricorder in her hand; I was too lazy to flesh it out completely.

This one is a 3/4ths face, which evolved into Lara Croft. Sigh, yes, that's a gun. Sigh, yes, I'm bad at detail (but these were just for practice...)

Finally, this one is a full-on face, hardest for me to do because I'm terrible at left-right symmetry. But I think she (whoever she is) turned out very nicely. I wanted to make a full picture but just couldn't get it working, so this is all there is.

Comments (good, bad, indifferent) are more than welcome; it's apparent I need all the help I can get. ;)
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Current Music: nichts
Purrsia Katpurrsia on February 14th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
I like!
Hey, there, nice sketches. You should share more of your work, hehe. And coloring in photoshop can be fun if not a bit tricky at first - remember, layers are your friend ;)

Do share the final versions of these - I like what I see! :)

Miusherimiusheri on February 15th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
Re: I like!
Thanks, Purrsia! I would share more but there is little else to share, hehe... I kinda let this go during college, but I'm trying to make up for that now. Hopefully, I will have some sort of website up before I graduate that'll house the stuff I've completed.

And yes, I do indeed love layers too ;D I'm probably going to leave these sketches as they are, but who knows, I might play with them. How's your artwork been coming these days? Hope that drawing pad's been working out for you. Mine's a pretty uncooperative beast, I need to find more documentation for it...
ex_radric52 on February 14th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, nice sketchies O_O

The full-on face is fine as it is. Besides, in RL, there is no perfect left-right symmetry. There's always a bit of variation, so the assymetry gives it a bit more of a "natural" look. (I think Chuck Jones even said something to the effect that a human face with perfect symmetry would look unnatural.)
Miusherimiusheri on February 15th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: Sweetness!
Thanks! =) You're right about the asymmetry, of course- but if I'm left to my own devices without a ruler or some sort of guide, the discrepancy between left and right (especially with the eyes) gets really bad, heh... ^_^*
thedemonprist on February 14th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
Pretties! :D

I especially like that third one. Looks like some sort of fantasy character.
Miusherimiusheri on February 15th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
Thanks again! =D (boy, I really needed this after the day I've been having)

Yeah, I was pretty happy with how she came out... she looks a little like Sabra from "Langrisser" (an old Japanese Genesis game that was called "Warsong" when it was released in the US), but I'll prolly use her for one of the characters in this fantasy dreck I'm writing, hehe ^_^