VERY quick ‘tester sketch’ of Greg Nishikawa from my pending graphic novel. I can’t decide on that hair.
See, Greg is a genius. He’s a sci-fi dork. He’s a math buff. He’s into RPG games and comic books.
But he’s buff as hell and a REAL hit with the ladies. SO whilst I want to retain that dorky charm (example: he always wears shirts and waistcoats), I wanted him to look impossibly handsome.
So… yeah, I really need to change that hair. I like his face though.
Okay so the story here is, she’s been fighting aliens all day, and she’s… well, a bit pissed off.
What do you think? Would love some opinions! (this is an original character named Dee Beaupierre I made, by the way) This is the first time I’ve properly drawn a) a proper standing (almost) full body shot and b) this angle!
Opinions? I can’t improve unless I gather a spot of feedback, so any and all constructive feedback is welcome! (Please be gentle, I’ve only been doing this since April!)
Inking done! (don’t ask me why it’s partially blurry - must be the upload compression). I feel like I’m really adapting to drawing Dee now, which is nice; I’m feeling more impressed with myself the more I draw her! (Although the eyes could use a bit of work, I’m too burnt out to mess with them now!)
Cuppa then I’ll start the fun bit!
I still haven’t drawn feet (not through lack of trying, mind), but… well, I think she’s ready to be inked now! The band-aids were a bit Tank Girl inspired I must admit hehe.
(Also if you feel I’m spamming my WIPs I do apologise, but I am trying to keep this blog as an accurate portrayal of my progress, so I can look back through my work and say ‘oh yeah look at THAT thing I drew’, rather than filtering through dozens of files in a folder - therefore if you want to skip all the WIPs and only see finished stuff, blacklist the tag #dsatwip, which I will use to tag my doodles and WIPs from now on)
It’s taken me AGES (maybe a couple hours?), but I’m happy so far!
(I do have to fix the face, however… the expression isn’t what I want. I want more of an ‘oh I am gonna SLAP YOU' kind of face, whereas above she looks a bit down and sad).
I was gonna have this be Dee hungover, but she can’t get hungover for…. well, reasons, and she does like to get her hands dirty. So let’s make her look like she’s been in a fight!
Perspective/anatomy (attempt 4)
This is a VERY rough sketch of my OC Dee Beaupierre. I wanted to try the perspective attempt with a female body. Not looking too awesome so far, but I’ve gotta tidy up the sketch a bit. The breasts are ALL WRONG. They’re too small, too high up.
Gonna try and stick with it though (even though it’s frustrating even to look at), see if I can tidy it up and maybe actually complete it.
Practice doodle of a hand, palm up. First attempt.
Perspective/Anatomy (attempt 2, complete)
Tidied up the anatomy on the last image a little; arm’s more the correct size now, as well as the head. Also re-shaped his left shoulder and lower torso.
This has taken a while, but I’m getting there. Practice makes perfect, and all that.