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    Taking up sketching and trying to improve my drawing skills

    I'm taking up sketching as another hobby. I'm doing a lot of MOTU stuff. I will be posting my images in this thread.


    He-man

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...4&d=1498072846


    Orko

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...8&d=1498341726


    Man-e-faces

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...3&d=1498072818


    I sketch the images in pencil and then use colored pencils on a photocopy (to preserve the original). More to come!
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    Orko is really good.

    He-Mans noise is a little to small if you ask me but faces are difficult, the proportions are really tricky.

    Man-E-Faces is my favorite so far.

    Keep it up. Drawing is such a relaxing hobby! At least for me.
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    Thank you for the kind words. I will definitely make more he-men. The more I draw a given subject, the better the images I get.


    I have just completed Ram Man.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...6&d=1498082755

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    This is my first attempt at sketching Skeletor. I think I achieved a pretty decent likeness.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...1&d=1498239144

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    This is my second successful attempt at sketching Orko. I initially was befuddled by his head and hat, but with practice I started being able to capture the likeness pretty well.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...5&d=1498322507

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    After purchasing some 28 lb. printer paper, I went back and recolored my first Orko sketch. This looks way better.


    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...8&d=1498341726


    The heavy paper works better for colored pencils. The 20 lb. crap is thin and wrinkly.

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    This is my first sketch of Cringer. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out!

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...3&d=1499101033
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    I made some minor modifications to Cringer and recolored. In particular, the left side of his face was not symmetrical to the right side so I fixed that.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...3&d=1499101033


    If anyone is interested in coloring any of my images, just let me know.
    I'd be glad to upload the black and white images for you to print out and color.

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    All of them are good and you are getting better with every new sketch.

    Cringer looks very spot on! Great job
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    Thanks for the encouragement! I'm having a good time making them.

    I had trouble yesterday with Teela and the Sorceress, but here is Dree Elle.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...6&d=1499369318

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    My next sketch is the Monster of Moragore.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...2&d=1499717093


    He's not perfect, but he's not bad. The actual paper image looks very cool. More so than the scanned upload. His head isn't as bright green as the photo shows.

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    I'm back with a Starchild sketch!

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...9&d=1500405554

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    Phil, you are doing a great job.

    Mind if I ask what your process is? I could maybe help with proportions if I know what you know about how to do setups and all.
    Live in the Connecticut/SW Massachusetts area? Need a tutor for you or your kids? PM me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Manis007 View Post
    Phil, you are doing a great job.

    Mind if I ask what your process is? I could maybe help with proportions if I know what you know about how to do setups and all.

    Thank you for the kind words.

    I start off drawing them with a pencil. I usually start with the eyes and then build the rest of the head around the eyes. Once I have the pencil drawing, I make a photocopy and don't touch the original pencil sketch ever again. I go over all the lines with a fine point marker and then color with colored pencils. That's all there is to it, really.

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    This is what the pencil sketches look like if anyone is interested.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...7&d=1500570669

    The pencil sketches often have a lot of eraser marks, lol. But the good news is the scanner does not pick those up.
    Once I have the photocopy, I go over all the lines with a fine point (black) marker and then color with colored pencils.
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    This is a sketch of Prince Adam. I made this a while ago and forgot to post it.

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...0&d=1500734188


    It's a neat little drawing. I wish I could move his left eye over and up a little bit, but it's too late. :P

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