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SHI NO KI  again by ShadowBT SHI NO KI  again by ShadowBT
Here is the full body (except for half feet and hand) version.

I spent very few minutes drawing this (almost an hour but spent countless hours painting it you see originally it had a normal lineart (witch took me forever to get rid off) but I decided it was time to tried that “Colored lineart” thing and hey it might not be awesome but I think it came out pretty well.

My favorite part is his face it came out more realistic than the others, also I added a simple background to this one cause I couldn’t come up with anything better but I think it looks good.

Comments and critiques are very welcomed (specially critiques)
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mangaka7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Hey Shadow,

I think his breasts are too high on his body. I'm not sure about the pose. You should look at some references or have someone pose for you. It's your best bet to getting it right. Don't create poses straight out of your mind because you don't have enough experience yet. Even professionals use references.

The shading is getting better. I notice you are using darker colors. Also, it looks smoother. The colored lineart is a bit off. It's dark and light in places where it shouldn't be. When you do colored lineart you must keep the light source in mind. Areas that are bright should have lighter colors while areas that are dark should have darker colors. You have to be careful with how light or dark you make your lines. If you make it too light or dark, your work may look flat or different in terms of style. I think you should study some artist's work, there are many styles and ways to approach colored lineart.

Also, you need more line variation because your lines are too thick. With so many lines like that, your work looks flat. Similar rules applies to line variation: areas that are bright should have a thinner lines while areas that are dark should have thicker lines.

Good practice.
ShadowBT Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
All right next time I draw something I’m goanna look for some good reference and yeah I guess I made his chest to high I tired to make him buff looking but It turned wrong XD.

I’m currently looking at many coloring styles from brilliant artist all over DA I’ve learned some things from them but still have a long way to go (and I mean really long XD) and yes ones again my line art completely sucks I’m still trying to learn how to use colored line art even know when I did this I didn’t know the clipping mask option existed so I had to redo my lineart from start XD (yea I was that stupid) and for some reason I always struggle with my line variation I guess is not my strongest point (then again what is? XD) ill look very closely at more great work all over DA to see if I can learn something from it.

Thanks for all of the help!
Matthew-van-Zyl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to see you experimenting with more difficult poses and your shading is getting better.

There are one or 2 issues with the pose, one is the abs (they should be twisting instead of being straight). One problem with doing a difficult pose is finding references that will actually be useful, I find taking photos of others posing works best for me.

Also even though you've used a simple background, it works rather well I think. Well done.
ShadowBT Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol yeah I guess I didn’t use logic when drawing this thanks for pointing it out il try to think next time I draw a hard pose =).

I was having some trouble making a background but I’m happy to see it worked out that easily XD (even know I can’t avoided for ever =P.

Wait I see one issue what’s the second one tell me:eager:.
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