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.
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
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Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
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Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
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Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
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Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
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Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
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Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
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Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
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Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
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nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
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nocturnal YL: I'm about to start on my next review video. I'll use the same 1080p-in-1440p format (so that the caption is separate from the game clips), and I'm wondering if I can make better use of the left and right edges. I probably can't think of anything though.
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Nester the Lark: Apologies for my silence lately. I have a lot going on IRL right now.
Oct 17, 2022 8:32:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm not busy or anything, but I don't really have anything substantial to say either. I'm in Fire Emblem mood now, playing Warriors 3H and really looking forward to Engage, but I'll save discussions for later.
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nocturnal YL: Also in case people don't read Nester's Twitter, his issue is that he has lost Internet connection after moving to a place no ISP seems to serve.
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Nester the Lark: Hey, guys. Sorry for my unannounced-on-the-forum absence. I didn't expect to be gone for so long. But I'm back, and I'll try to get back into the swing of things around here.
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