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  • #133120
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    @claire-h thanks! That’s cool.. heh I myself am a Sabezra shipper but XDXD

    nerdiness to the maxxxxx lol

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #133205
    claire
    @claire-h

    @emma-walker Lol, yes. XD After I finish Rebels I want to watch Clone Wars… Which show do you like best?

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by claire.

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #133207
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    @claire-h ohhh that’s a hard question, it really depends. Because time period wise, and all the amazing characters, and stories, it’s just… difficult to decide. And then also my own fanfic ties into both clone wars and rebels.
    If they continued rebels I probably would be more a rebels fan, but. Yea idk.

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #133209
    claire
    @claire-h

    @emma-walker Ok cool. Yeah I really love TV shows because they get you so much more invested in the characters than a movie. 😛 I’d love to read your fanfic, did you post a link somewhere??

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #133211
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    @claire-h I agree.
    I probably have but idk where… so.. I’ll give it to you here?

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #133213
    claire
    @claire-h

    @emma-walker Ok, sounds good. 🙂

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #133214
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    @claire-h So every once in a while I add a new snippet to it.
    Danu-Windu    

    and yea. Stuffs.

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #133227
    claire
    @claire-h

    @emma-walker Thanks! Looking forward to reading it. 🙂

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #133228
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    @claire-h hope you have fun reading it lol

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #149877
    Edmund Lloyd Fletcher
    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

    Lately I’ve been trying to get started with digital art using the free Krita program.

    I’m trying to figure out how to do a cute “Chibi” style with bean-shaped bodies.  Still don’t feel like I’m “there” yet, so critiques welcome+appreciated!

    Latest attempt:

    Homeschooling father of 10, writing Christian action/adventure novels from my home high in the Rockies.

    #149914
    calidris
    @calidris

    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher Hello!  I have a few tips if you’d like to hear them.

    First of all, I really like how you approached the lighting in this piece!  Lighting is pretty hard, but the way you approached it is really fun and dynamic (which is pretty impressive considering that you’re new to digital art!).

    One thing that I noticed is that the characters don’t have very clear anatomical structure.  By this, I mean that the overall shape and form of the characters reads as 2-D lines, rather than 3-D forms.  One thing that really helped me is learning to study and break down anatomical features into geometrical shapes, rather than just drawing the outline of the features I see.  It’s difficult to do at first, but once you get used to it it becomes a lot easier!  I’ve found it especially helpful to look for vaguely triangular shapes, since I think that the shape has a really dynamic look that fits with my style.

    This applies to drawing in a chibi or anime inspired style as well!  Even if your style is super stylized, drawing will become a lot easier and rewarding once you start learning the fundamentals.  I’m trying to learn to draw chibis myself, and it’s…a work in progress lol.  However, I do have some ideas that might help.  A huge part of the chibi art style revolves around drawing soft, cute “baby” like features.  By making the head really big and wide, and making the body and arms/legs shorter and fatter, you can make your characters read more like chibis.  Also, something I’ve struggled with is the exact proportions of the head.  I used to give my chibi characters a normal, albeit oversized head, but that just looked really… w r o n g.  If you make the cheekbones softer, give the character a bigger head, and make their chin smaller, it’s really going to to help your character look cuter, which is really what the chibi art style boils down to.

    I hope this helps!  I’m still learning too, but I absolutely love talking about art, so let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to talk about!

    *laughs as one fey*

    #149922
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

    I want to add one thing to what @calidris already said!

    A huge part of the chibi art style revolves around drawing soft, cute “baby” like features.  By making the head really big and wide, and making the body and arms/legs shorter and fatter, you can make your characters read more like chibis.  Also, something I’ve struggled with is the exact proportions of the head.  I used to give my chibi characters a normal, albeit oversized head, but that just looked really… w r o n g.  If you make the cheekbones softer, give the character a bigger head, and make their chin smaller, it’s really going to to help your character look cuter, which is really what the chibi art style boils down to.

    The ‘bigger head’ thing doesn’t just apply to the face either. You have to scale up the cranium to match it. I always have to double-check that I don’t make the face too big and the head too small.

    Another proportional thing that will make characters read as cuter is to change the proportions of the face. For adults, the eyeline is slightly above the middle of the head. The younger a character is, the lower their eyeline will be. You can find facial proportion charts online, for chibis you’re aiming for a younger look, which will look cuter.

    This is something I still use pretty often. When I want a character to read as cuter, I’ll move their eyeline to the center or even just below.

    Besides that, you can stylize the eyes by moving them just a touch wider apart. Usually, there’s one eye length between them, but if you want a character to look cuter you can move this just slightly further apart. This can also make a character’s face appear more cat-like, which can be something you’re going for with some characters!

    You’ve already made a great start! I noticed you’re pushing your shadows toward purple and your light toward yellow, which is great! A lot of people start by shading with black, which never looks great, the purples and yellows make it much more interesting!

    I love using Krita as well, it’s been my favorite program for years and it’s seldom failed me!

    Are you drawing with your mouse, or do you have a drawing tablet?

     

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #149925
    Edmund Lloyd Fletcher
    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

    Thanks!  Good ideas, especially the head size!  Looking back at the drawing it looks like I made the features big but not the head.  This would probably help a lot!

    Yeah, a tablet.  Definitely made a big difference over using a mouse.

    Homeschooling father of 10, writing Christian action/adventure novels from my home high in the Rockies.

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