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Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Alchemy_Dude, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Alchemy_Dude

    Alchemy_Dude is addicted to bad ideas.

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    Can anybody give me some advice on drawing hands and feet? I'm having oodles of trouble with a picture I'm drawing for a DeviantArt contest, and I want it to be done!

    BTW, here's the picture:
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  2. Luffy

    Luffy I Can See A New Horizon

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    Yeah I can draw faces pretty well but when it comes to arms, legs, hands, feet, knees, elbows, shoulders BTW if you dont want to post the excess of hands and feet PM.
    So now you know you can be helping two people.
    Sorry for getting you hopes of some real advice A_D
     
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    Basher Mad Writing Skillz

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    My advice is to look at your own. I did.

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    It is mine. And no one try to find that thread. :p
     
  4. Alchemy_Dude

    Alchemy_Dude is addicted to bad ideas.

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    Thanks, but it's kinda hard to looka at your own feet head-on. I'll try my best! :D
     
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    Find artwork you dig and use it as reference. I personally found little help in using pictures or real people as reference because in working with real life you're not looking at lines, you're looking at shades. Some people can be really good at translating shades to lines (which is what sketching is... lines) but others find it more challenging. The other thing is to practice at it a lot. Hands and feet have a lot of small moving parts and do all sorts of weird things. But again, back to the advice... find some good illustration line art to go with. Two of *my* favorites are JC Scott Campbell (Danger Girl) and Hyng Tae Kim (Magna Carta, Oxide, and some other stuff).
     
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    Alchemy_Dude is addicted to bad ideas.

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    Hmmm. Food for thought.
     

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