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Kobra
06/27/2005 02:19 PM EDT
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RE: Fan Submission: Kobra
06/27/2005 06:06 PM EDT
WTF! is that?!!!

not to be rude but i give 0/5.
thats horrible. keep working on it 'till you get it right, ok
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RE: Fan Submission: Kobra
06/27/2005 08:32 PM EDT
He is just an 11 year old kid. Please be nice. He is workin so hard.6/110 and why don't IM me some time.just private message me and we will go from there ok.smile
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RE: Fan Submission: Kobra
06/27/2005 10:10 PM EDT
ok man stop bitching about his drawing hes 11. 3/5wink
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RE: Fan Submission: Kobra
06/28/2005 07:04 AM EDT
Alright, kid, I was a little harsh on you before, so I'll try to give you some advice. First, you're crowding the picture. You have a big piece of paper. Use it. Draw the character to fill the page, and don't worry about putting any names on the bottom. It's okay if your siganture overlaps with the character. Drawing larger also allows you to fill in the details better, and is easier to fix mistakes.
Second, you might want to try using a mechanical pencil. It gives you more precision, and doesn't smudge as easily. It will also help with part three: start light and _gradually_ get darker. Don't even press on the pencil. You just want to basically tickle the paper with your pencil for starters. You mark in a generic stick figure as a starting point, to have a basis for the proportions. To put this another way DO NOT start by drawing a face, clothes, or any details of any kind. Just draw a basic body in the pose you want.
Imagine a sculptor of marble. He chisels rough shapes into a huge block, knocking off big chunks at first. Eventually his tools get smaller and finer until at last, he carves fine strands of hair, fingernails, eyelids. This is exactly what you must do as well. You start with a rough form, then gradually get darker and more specific. You add dozens of layers to the drawing, refining and correcting patiently until you have a finished work.
This will take a while, but remember: when you're starting out, a good drawing must take AT THE VERY MINIMUM an hour to draw.

Two more specific tips.
1. Don't draw individual strands of hair. Draw the hair as a blob, then add shading and/or tinting to give the impression of hair.
2. Don't outline the lips. This is something that I myself struggled with for a long time. If you do this, the lips _will_ look drawn on, which means lipstick i.e. feminine. Instead, shade them in with thin vertical lines. Look in the mirror. See the wrinkles? That's what you're drawing. If it's a contour drawing, draw only the line between the lips and a partial line under the bottom lip. Sometimes you may want to put a small line segment uver teh top lip, but the key is not to close the shapes. That is, for the lips you'll have maximum three lines that don't touch.

Whew. That turned out longer than I expected. I want to see you do well, kid. Good luck developing your drawing skills.

And please, please draw the feet!
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RE: Fan Submission: Kobra
07/13/2005 12:22 AM EDT
thanks for the tip. And thanks for the commentssmilesmile
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RE: Fan Submission: Kobra
07/13/2005 01:41 AM EDT
Maybe you shouldn't do this stuff in crayon?smile
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