Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 18, 2009 13:32:35 GMT -5
You can't see his tail because it's behind his right hand.
I originally intended this drawing to be a practice drawing, and I was going to redraw it better, but I never got around to it. So, I touched up this drawing a little and posted it. Plus, y'know, I'm not very good, anyway. But that's why I'm trying to practice more.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 25, 2009 14:08:47 GMT -5
First of all, I did not intend to draw Sonic again. But the other thing I was trying to draw for this week wasn't turning out well, so I decided to go ahead and take another crack at him.
This is based on Sonic's classic circular running animation. For you critics from last week, his head is rounder, and his tail is visible. I realize he should be leaning forward more, and his legs are of inconsistent lengths. Still, I put more effort into this drawing than the last one, so maybe it'll make up for it a little bit.
His shoulders look like they're in the wrong place, his spikes should be curved, not straight, and the running blur probably look better if you didn't draw his feet at all.
I think your Sonic is great, Nester. Not perfect, but hey, I've been studying the art style for years, and I still can't get it spot-on. As a practice drawing, you've done a great job! The only omission I think is worth noting - Sonic has buckles on the white straps on his shoes, on the outsides.
The key thing about fan art, in my view, is to manage to capture the character's essence, which I think you've done quite well with both of your Sonic sketches. It's clearly Sonic, and you happen to also recreate his attitude in both of them as well. I think the second is a step up from the first, which I safely assume was your goal. Nice work. ^_^
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 25, 2009 22:33:26 GMT -5
Well, thanks guys!
A couple of notes:
His shoulders are a bit forward because I wanted it to look like he was leaning into the run, but I didn't pull that aspect off very well.
I drew a bunch of feet in various positions because I thought it would be more visually interesting than just a big circle. If you look at it, you can almost pick any two feet, and imagine one being his left and the other his right. If I had drawn the buckles on his shoes, it would've ruined that illusion.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
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nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
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Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
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Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
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Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
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Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
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