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My attempt at a person

December 10th, 2016, 8:00 am
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ShadowStalker1128 December 10th, 2016, 8:04 am
This is my first ever actual attempt to make a full- body shot of a person. I'm proud of it, yet I still kinda cringe. Idk, constructive criticism? Please?

Anyways, this dude is not mine. His name is Sam Temple. He's a cool character from the Gone series, but he's not my favorite male character ever. I won't draw my favorites baecause I don't want to insult them.

Sam Temple belongs to Michael Grant, author of the Gone series.
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farmergirl139 December 10th, 2016, 8:31 am
very good shadow its just the neck I don't like its just a little bit too long
ShadowStalker1128 December 10th, 2016, 10:33 am
@farmergirl139: thanks! Yeah, the neck is derp. :P
Silver Eevee December 10th, 2016, 8:35 am
Senpai. You must teach me how to draw hands. Now.
ShadowStalker1128 December 10th, 2016, 10:34 am
@Silver Eevee: lol you don't want to be taught by me. Also, that's the only position in which I can actually draw the stupid hands
BowtheSylveon (Guest) December 10th, 2016, 9:39 am

Teach me how to draw like that, Sempai
ShadowStalker1128 December 10th, 2016, 10:34 am
@BowtheSylveon: a magician never reveals his secrets

Her, I mean her secrets
WildfireK (Guest) December 10th, 2016, 9:43 am
For a first try, this is amazing!

I like how you sneakily avoided drawing thumbs XD

I agree with farmergirl and silver eevee; the hands are great, but the neck is just a smidge too long. I do like the creases you added to it, though. I'd say the arms are perfect, but something seems off with the left leg. Personally, I find bare feet pretty hard to draw, so I just draw shoes when dealing with them.

Overall, its a great peice! Nice work!
Midnight-fox18 December 10th, 2016, 10:08 am
@WildfireK: i would post some constructive criticism but then i'd end up bringing up the same things that you did XD
ShadowStalker1128 December 10th, 2016, 10:36 am
@Midnight-fox18: thanks anyways XD
ShadowStalker1128 December 10th, 2016, 10:36 am
@WildfireK: thanks so much!

LOL dammit you figured me out XD

Yeah, I'll admit that the neck is too long. Which leg do you mean: our left or his left? XP
WildfireK December 10th, 2016, 11:08 am
I mean our left
ShadowStalker1128 December 11th, 2016, 3:48 pm
@WildfireK: ah, true
Sky207 December 10th, 2016, 6:00 pm
i cant draw humans! this is your first attempt? i have tryed drawing a human several times but i never get that good!
ShadowStalker1128 December 11th, 2016, 3:48 pm
@Sky207: heh, thanks!
WiispNightmare December 11th, 2016, 12:59 pm
I've got what WFK means.
The left leg is at an unnatural angle.
Try letting someone do this pose and compare it, to see what I mean.
Also, I think your knees are a little too sharp.
Try rounding them out a little more.
ShadowStalker1128 December 11th, 2016, 3:49 pm
@WiispNightmare: okay, thanks!

I just don't normally draw people 0^0
WiispNightmare December 11th, 2016, 4:15 pm
@ShadowStalker1128: Me either.
Chibis all the way!
ShadowStalker1128 December 11th, 2016, 6:04 pm
@WiispNightmare: I can't draw chibis! But my friend can. She's really good 0-0
WiispNightmare December 12th, 2016, 6:49 am
@ShadowStalker1128: I can do good when I'm in "that mood".
Otherwise they're just mildly cartoonish.
espeon8812 December 12th, 2016, 10:33 am
Now, I'm not the best at drawing humans. In fact, I usually hate drawing them. But I have to say this looks really good! I like how you added some dimension to it. My only thoughts are on the anatomy. I may not draw humans well, but I've seen my fair share of beautiful Viria (Tumblr artist) Percy Jackson fanart. So I do know how they should be drawn, even if I can't draw them. X'D

I think the left leg is a bit weird. I wouldn't necessarily say it's at a weird angle. The thigh is too big. It looks too wide compared to the lower leg, especially since it should be behind the lower leg. (foreshortening) The neck is a bit long. The shoulders are kind of skinny and should be a little wider. The eyes are a bit too far apart, too. Try to keep one eye-width of space between them, if you know what I mean. That's pretty much it.

Here's a ref of Viria's human anatomy and some of her work. She's really good, and I think it would help to have an example. XD
Human anatomy: w.jpg
Sample art: Annabeth:
Percy: ongirl1576-d7es882.png
Annabeth and Percy: g1e00o1_1280.png
Group picture (shows many different poses and body types, this should be more helpful):

Teach me how you draw hands. ;-;

EDIT: RIP half the links don't work. Just google "viria anatomy," you should get the same picture I got. Only the Annabeth and Group picture links work.
ShadowStalker1128 December 12th, 2016, 5:38 pm
@espeon8812: okay; thanks for the help!

And OMG you read Percy Jackson too?? I love those books!!
shinyumbreon888 September 25th, 2017, 9:00 pm
@ShadowStalker1128: I loved those books two *mind blows up into a million pieces for no reason shes probably tired i dunno*
RioBlitzle March 23rd, 2017, 7:55 am
wait!! holy shit!! the gone series?? I loved those books! aaaaaa I though I was the only ooooone
ShadowStalker1128 March 23rd, 2017, 7:16 pm
@RioBlitzle: HOLY SHIT ANOTHER ONE. *hugs* You, sir, are my best friend (I know you're technically not a 'sir' but it sounds better then m'am, so yeah. Why did feel in needed to explain this?)
But seriously the series is sooo underrated D:

shinyumbreon888 September 23rd, 2017, 7:52 am
I also hate drawing humans I would rather draw a cat with dragon wings so to me this is an incredible human