Imitate and Improve! – Sometimes when I go into The Internets,
I find cool pictures/art that I’d like to be able to draw. I save those
and try to imitate or reproduce by tracing or drawing “side-by-side”,
also putting my characters in such poses.
results are far better than me just sketching from zero, as I left my
senses of proportion and symmetry at work. An important thing to keep in
mind when imitating from real (or even drawn) pictures is that
“furries” have bigger head-to-body proportions so they become more
cartoonish, escaping from the “uncanny valley” effect. I spend big time
adjusting the size of the head to not seem stupidly big or disturbingly
human sized. Further, sometimes the result must be plumped or rounded,
for the same purposes.
The originals were found in 4chan boards, 1 and 3 from “casual girl” photos and 2 from a drawing of an artist called Kasutaso.