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: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5