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Guy
01-29-2011, 01:35 AM
So, uh... I draw things! I'm going to school for it. Here's my deviantart. (http://doozybot.deviantart.com/) And here's a picture of Batman I just drew. Well, a Batman. It's not colored yet because it's really late stop yelling me.

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8242/batmanandrobinq.jpg

I'm actually an animation major. I'm going to upload my most recent assignment on youtube, as soon as I'm done fixing it.

I have a dumb imagination, so I may take requests. I can't guarantee I have time, but it can't hurt to ask.

Paul le Fou
02-01-2011, 07:20 AM
I'm not sure why Robin has a sword, but I can't say I don't like it! Looking forward to seeing your animation stuff too! I'm a sucker for animation.

Guy
02-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks! It's Bruce Wayne's son Damian, raised by his mother as a ruthless, murdering ninja before becoming Robin. The Batman in that picture is Dick Grayson. I'm not sure I'm gonna finish that, though. It was really only a practice figure drawing that I altered and dressed as Batman.

Here's the hand animation. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0rgc5Q5Ajs) I hope at some point I have time to clean it up.

tungwene
02-01-2011, 05:08 PM
I checked out all the videos on your account. They all look great!

Guy
02-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Busy busy. This here's the tight rough sketch of my bar scene for my Drawing for Sequential class. I'll have a finalized version by Wednesday.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/interiorbarroughclean.jpg

My professor has been way more helpful toward learning about drawing in perspective than any other class I've ever taken. It's actually really fun and rewarding once you learn the shortcuts process.

Kirin
02-21-2011, 12:29 PM
I would like one special beer sandwich, please.

Balrog
02-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Before I read your comment, I thought the perspective looked really great.

Guy
02-21-2011, 12:32 PM
I would like one special beer sandwich, please.

This is the part I'm most proud of. I want to make sure on the final that I can get it on there without hyphenating it.

Alex Scott
02-21-2011, 01:41 PM
Go sports!

Lady
02-21-2011, 03:57 PM
do the numbers on clocks normally radiate outwards?

now I'm really curious where you cheated with perspective! Tell us your shortcuts process~

Guy
02-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Well, it's not really cheating, per se, it just gets the dumb parts out of the way early so you can get right to drawing. After years of blindly stumbling around trying to understand perspective, it sure feels like cheating.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/perspective1.jpg

This is the way I was always taught perspective until now. I always had a really hard time just drawing environments this way because you just don't have a strong enough frame of reference for where these things are in space. So learning about grids was a godsend.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/perspective2.jpg

This is the way you're actually supposed to draw it. I've seen artists use these before and it looks like an even bigger pain in the ass at first but it's not. Once you have this grid, you don't even really need the vanishing points anymore. You can just start sketching and make sure your lines are parallel to the grid later.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/perspective3.jpg

Those notches on the corner of the wall in the back represent increments of three feet. Most ceilings are around eight or nine feet tall (I use nine because I like using an even three increments), so you can use that as a reference point for whatever objects are in your scene. I'm sure a lot of this sketch is wrong (partially due to the fact that I arbitrarily placed the horizon on the ground), I would check if this were an actual thing I intended to finish but it's not. But it looks pretty close considering it didn't even take a couple of minutes, so that should give you an idea of how much time grids save.

Oh, yeah, another problem I always had was finding where the second vanishing point is supposed to be. Look at the second image. That dot at the top of the image area is one of the furthest points away from the left vanishing point. Draw a few lines coming off of it toward the horizon in the other direction.Then just pick whichever line looks the best and continue it down to the horizon line, and that's where the second vanishing point is. You want to pick the line that creates the most believable angles without a lot of distortion. By "believable" I mean, does it look like a 90 degree angle seen in perspective? I think the point I chose isn't quite far enough away, but I didn't want to the image to be too giant. Sometimes a little bit of skew is good if you're going for something dynamic.

So, there. That's the latest episode of "Guy learns things he should have learned years ago".

Lady
02-23-2011, 03:59 PM
That seems amazing.

Ted
02-23-2011, 05:39 PM
Busy busy....

Wow, this drawing already looks awesome, man. Just one little thing, though: I keep trying to find her shoes. I'm kind of hoping one's on the floor and the other ended up on the booth seat.

Sprite
02-23-2011, 05:39 PM
Is there a similar strategy for three-point?

Ted
02-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Is there a similar strategy for three-point?

Oh, yeah. Good question! I'm curious, too.

EDIT: Well, now that I look at things, perhaps the parallel vertical lines of the grid above would be tweaked to converge at the third vanishing point. But I haven't had an art class since freshman year of high school, so what do I know? (Holy crap, it just hit me that it's been 19 years since then.)

Guy
02-23-2011, 06:21 PM
Is there a similar strategy for three-point?

Yeah, I'd imagine it's the same thing but with the vertical lines replaced with lines from the third vanishing point, but we haven't gone over it yet.

Guy
03-06-2011, 02:21 AM
This is a pinup of characters from a comic... experiment, I suppose I should say, called Fightgeist. I want to turn it into a webcomic sometime soon, at the very least get some comics work for my portfolio. This isn't finished, but with my current schedule it'll be a while before I can finish anything, and I felt like posting something now.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/pinupwip2.jpg

They're a superhero team of sorts. The girl in the middle is Jackie Fraubeaux, a.k.a. Backhand. She's the level-headed leader, has super-strength and her costume is inspired by Jack Kirby. I think I'll talk about the rest as I color them.

Adam
03-06-2011, 04:00 AM
Fightgeist

YES.

Serephine
03-06-2011, 04:53 AM
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8242/batmanandrobinq.jpg
Somehow I always imagined Batman having huge junk.


http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/interiorbarroughclean.jpg
I can't wait to see the finished version of this, I really like it for some reason. It sorta reminds me of the bar I used to go to all the time, and the couple in the corner strikes me as a really nice touch.

Lady
03-06-2011, 11:02 AM
I'm still freaking out over the perspective stuff. I spent a few minute sjust now bobbing my head up and down looking at my furniture, seeing how the vanishing point directly in front of me was moving. OH GOD I CAN SEE FOREVER

Kirin
03-06-2011, 06:21 PM
...whereas your comment made me look at the bookshelves across from me and think "shit, none of those lines are even straight, 'cause the weight of the books is bending the shelves".

Guy
03-12-2011, 03:28 AM
I drew Spider-man instead of working on finals. (http://doozybot.deviantart.com/#/d3bg8lm)

If I ever become a famous comic artist, I think I'll be known as "that guy that accidentally draws hands too big all the time"

Olli T
03-12-2011, 07:22 AM
Those fingertips are reeeeally distracting.

Guy
04-10-2011, 10:06 PM
I added some stuff. (http://doozybot.deviantart.com/)

DemoWeasel
04-10-2011, 10:50 PM
Looking good; did you have to do any workbooking for your layout?

Guy
04-10-2011, 11:13 PM
I'm not sure we did any workbooking, or if we did I don't remember. My Character Design and Layout class comprised character model sheets, maquette making, storyboarding, and layouts in like ten weeks. Most of those probably merit their own class.

DemoWeasel
04-10-2011, 11:28 PM
They're all separate classes over here at LCAD! I don't think we have a dedicated maquette-making class, though, and Fantasy Sculpture doesn't really count.

Guy
04-24-2011, 04:34 AM
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/Mattstatus-1.jpg

There's a couple of other new things at the deviantart, too. (http://doozybot.deviantart.com/) I just felt like demonstrating what I do instead of sleeping.

Kirin
04-24-2011, 01:38 PM
The Amano-esque high contrast lips and narrow eyes are a nice touch, but you're not quite pale enough to be real Amano art. (No, seriously, it's pretty sweet.)

Traumadore
05-07-2011, 06:36 PM
The Amano-esque high contrast lips and narrow eyes are a nice touch, but you're not quite pale enough to be real Amano art. (No, seriously, it's pretty sweet.)

I think the weird thing is that the sprite has a beard and the portrait doesn't. Amano does crazy-awesome beards and moustaches. Missed opportunity!

Anyway, wanted to say I re-posted your little guide to quick n dirty perspective for someone on conceptart.org who looked like they needed it. Hope you don't mind.

Guy
05-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Yeah, I wanted the high-contrast lips but it looks really weird with the beard there too. But then I figured it could be like one of those Amano designs that are completely different from the in-game sprite, like how Celes or Bartz have a completely different outfit or Terra has green hair. I know the actual menu portraits generally reflect the sprite, but... eh.

Oh, and sure, that's cool.

Guy
05-19-2011, 07:37 PM
Whoops, I accidentally drew something (http://doozybot.deviantart.com/#/d3gqu9o)

I feel bad that I've been so inactive, but I'm gonna do things during the summer, I swear. My main plan is to draw some comics, either for Fightgeist or this script Alex Scott sent me. We can be the first ever uncle/nephew comics team! Unless somebody else did that already.

Kirin
05-20-2011, 09:52 AM
Miss Tronnnnnn!

I look forward to seeing that one colored.

Traumadore
05-27-2011, 11:17 AM
I look forward to seeing that one colored.

Yeah, it's definitely worth the effort. Great perspective on that robot. Keep using those unusual points of view, they're way fun. You should use those skills for one of your original projects, pronto!

Guy
05-28-2011, 08:46 PM
Oh, I plan to. I just have one more horrible week of cleaning up animation and tearing out my teeth before I'm on break and have aaaall the time.

DemoWeasel
05-28-2011, 10:11 PM
Clean-up is fun, isn't it? ;)

Guy
05-29-2011, 01:01 PM
Want to see what I got done last night?

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/cleanup0.jpg

Guy
06-21-2011, 04:10 AM
I made a Tumblr (http://doozybot.tumblr.com) because... because? Anyway, the only new thing on it is my (probably) final character design for Rina, the eponymous antagonist of Alex Scott's short story. (http://keromaru.blogspot.com/2010/11/story-rina-part-1.html)

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/gateott/rinafinal.jpg

He wrote a partial comic script adaptation for a writing exercise, and is now letting me use it for a sequential exercise. Everyone wins! I'm recovering from a post-semester slump, but I want to try and have at least page one by the end of the week. I'm gonna try posting more frequently in general, too. I think tomorrow I'll try to finish that Tron fanart.

Alex Scott
06-21-2011, 06:29 AM
[squeals with delight]

Guy
07-13-2011, 12:50 AM
I'm redoing that comic, I ended up reworking it so much that I got sick of looking at it, but now I think I'm ready to start over. In the meantime, FF VI fanart. (http://doozybot.tumblr.com/post/7563315968/been-playing-so-much-final-fantasy-vi-terras-one)

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo9aixUdMY1qlsllho1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1310626168&Signature=%2FPsZ12XOQWudl4uV3%2FeF5D183qA%3D

Kirin
07-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Fun seeing Amano's crazy object design sense adapted into a completely different art style.

mr_bungle700
07-13-2011, 10:52 AM
That is pretty spiffy, and it actually makes Terra's outfit make sense!