Test Sketches

Just sketches of Anne and Steffy, to practice a little bit their body-shapes. I searched in Google “dancing woman”, and photos appeared…

(Steffy’s fluffy tail can’t be seen, as it’s behind her. Even though, there’s that impulse to draw a little bit of it showing, and it would be totally wrong!!!)

[Edited: Updated Steffy image with a correction of a ‘more reasonable’ head-body proportion]

Imitate and Improve!

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.

Obviously the 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.

Animation Attempt

First attempt at animation. Frame by frame, at 6 frames per second.

Actually, it has not been a good idea to check out my dashboard before uploading this. With all the amazing animations that people do and upload, now I feel quite ashamed… But well, let’s be glad there are amazing people sharing wonders around the Internet to learn from!

Back to the Faculty of Adventures

Tomorrow I return again to FIB, the Faculty of Informatics where I was for long time and I left seeking for fortune and glory. As fortune and glory are a mere illusion for people to spend their lives chasing chimeras, trusting on the nonexistent and relying on the unworthy, I return to where I belonged all along, to do Science and Wonders again.

I thought this would be a good occasion to rescue a drawing I had in my oldies folder since last year. I thought to redraw it entirely as I don’t like anything I draw from yesterday, but better release it now.

Reference for The Flower Kings HERE (they are awesome and love!)

I am Back In The Faculty of Adventures!