Okay, I tried using my boyfriends tablet with his dads laptop with no drivers on paint for a paint-over, but.. yeah went badly.
Anyway, this is bad. Structurally there is no sense of 3D. The groin has been completely ignored, and all the components have been contoured, but not really well.
Firstly, the head. The head just, doesn't work like that. There is an artist Riley, ( but I can't find the right spelling ) who does a really good step by step tutorial. Though I haven't found it, but I'll hunt around when I can, or redraw the tutorial for you if I can't. Anyway, structurally, you need to think 3D.
Draw it in boxes, you're forgetting the actual form, for example, the chest, well you forgot the side, we're all pretty 4 sided really, smoothly, but still 4 sided.
The breasts, well, are not merged into one, they also come from the arm line, you know near the armpit? You're forgetting that.
I'll do a redline when I get home, because there is so many things faulty, that if we can fix now, you'll be stronger as an artist immediately.
However, I have placed some of my sketches on DA, I'm not the best, but I do show my sketch lines, perhaps look at them to see how to think more 3D?
I hope I helped a little! Sorry D:
I can't wait to see the redline! Not meaning that you describe things badly--you do great with that--but it'll do great to see what you're saying in action too.
Something I see with your sketching is that you're more free with the starting lines for the under-sketch (is that what it's called?). Is that something I'll be able to do in time?
Right now I'm always afraid I'll get something worse off than it would have been.
I usually block out the form first, then drop the opacity, I draw out the rib shapes, hips, central line, then the arms and legs. Its important to get the gesture first, of the entire flow of the form, this will help it look natural, then go back in and make sure the proportions are correct, then block out the shapes
The central line is the figure's spine, right? Or does it also handle where a leg could be? I've seen someone use it for such and have confused myself.
Also, the rib shapes--is that figuring out basically how the top of the torso looks?
Thank you so much for answering questions!
the central line is from the middle of the face down to the groin, you can do it either way, I usually use it to help place the ribs for the weight ( ie if the hips are rotated and the shoulders are dropped ).
I use the ribs to define how the waist works, because the breasts, then ribs, then waist are all quite different, men also tend to have large ribs, so it helps reconfirm the orientation of the character.
I'll get my tablet from home and draw some tips for you when I go home, but its Christmas and my boyfriends family have gone to France, so I'm taking advantage of it and bothering him for the week I'm going home tomorrow so I'll give some tips then
I hope you've enjoyed the week and have a safe trip back home!
And thank you so much for the explanations.
Oh I've only been here for 2 days, we're going to mine for christmas, then I'm going back to his, though I'll be grabbing my tablet