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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby noxux » Tue May 28, 2013 9:37 pm

This is pretty good, I like your style Hiroko.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Tuor » Tue May 28, 2013 9:40 pm

Gaww, cute c:
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Mad-Mutt » Tue May 28, 2013 9:42 pm

I really like your line quality, it makes your work look really nicely done.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Morpheus » Tue May 28, 2013 9:45 pm

That is amazing cute Hiroko.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Guardian » Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Brax4 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:31 pm

That's awesome, love your style.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Creppy Eggy » Tue May 28, 2013 10:54 pm

Awww that's cute :3
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Anime Self Sketch (05/28/13)

Postby Hiroko » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:29 am

Thanks, everyone. c:
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Hiroko » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:04 pm

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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Brax4 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:12 pm

You have quite a knack for drawing MLP.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Varspool » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:13 pm

I'm about to die from all of the cuteness in this thread.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Hiroko » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:34 pm

@Brax: Thanks. :3

@Varspool: Nuuu, don't die! DDD:
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Guardian » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:52 pm

You make it seem so easy, Hiroko. I would try it, but alas, i r afraid.

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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Hiroko » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks, Blood Lord. ouo

It honestly isn't super easy for me.;;; I have a bunch of failed sketches that were driving me insane over the past few days--which is why I turned to the MLP thread to ask for help in the first place. That said, having several references by your side really does help a ton, 'cause drawing blindly (unless you have photographic memory, or just a really good memory in general) tends to not end up looking all that great if you're not used to it as first, while having a reference to look back to every now and then helps you to correct your mistakes as you go along.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Varspool » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:31 pm

I never expected that the MLP style was hard to draw. But then again I never attempted to draw anything resembling something to MLP. xD

I really love how crisp and clean your lines are. I can never get anything drawn on paper without it smearing all over the place.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby noxux » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:34 pm

This looks easy but is pretty hard.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Guardian » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:34 pm

Hiroko wrote:Thanks, Blood Lord. ouo

It honestly isn't super easy for me.;;; I have a bunch of failed sketches that were driving me insane over the past few days--which is why I turned to the MLP thread to ask for help in the first place. That said, having several references by your side really does help a ton, 'cause drawing blindly (unless you have photographic memory, or just a really good memory in general) tends to not end up looking all that great if you're not used to it as first, while having a reference to look back to every now and then helps you to correct your mistakes as you go along.


That's both not surprising and worrisome for me at the same time. You are very good Hiroko, you seem to have a natural talent for this and can achieve mastery with what seems like ease. Although I'm not going to doubt there has been a lot of hard work done and failed sketches. Neither the reference thing.

but tell me, on average how often to you spend time drawing per day and per week?
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Hiroko » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:09 pm

Varspool wrote:I never expected that the MLP style was hard to draw. But then again I never attempted to draw anything resembling something to MLP. xD

I really love how crisp and clean your lines are. I can never get anything drawn on paper without it smearing all over the place.


I think it's mostly getting the body and expressions right that can be a bit difficult. Especially when it comes to drawing the legs in motion, since most fans of the show (myself included) don't quite have the anatomy of horses/ponies down, so legs end up looking kinda awkward at times. That, and it gets complicated when you start drawing the character in different views. Most are only comfortable with drawing ponies from the side, rather than front, back, 3/4 views, and everything else in between. This is sorta true of drawing most characters, though, as doing character turnarounds can take a bit of getting used to.

Anyway, thank you very much. :3 I don't usually have the smearing problem unless I start shading, but think something you can do to alleviate the smearing problem is to place a piece of paper (whether another sheet of paper or a piece of tissue) between your hand and the drawing you're working on. That way your hand doesn't pick up on the graphite and smear it around as much.

Alternatively, sketch very lightly so that you don't put too much graphite on the page, and when you're satisfied with the sketch, go back in and redraw just a little darker over the lines you want to keep. This is more or less what I do, and I think it probably helps with keeping lines looking crisp as well.

Blood Lord wrote:That's both not surprising and worrisome for me at the same time. You are very good Hiroko, you seem to have a natural talent for this and can achieve mastery with what seems like ease. Although I'm not going to doubt there has been a lot of hard work done and failed sketches. Neither the reference thing.

but tell me, on average how often to you spend time drawing per day and per week?


Thanks, Blood Lord.

To be honest, I'm really not sure. I hardly keep track of how much time I spend drawing, and, unfortunately, my drawing tendencies have been a little inconsistent as of late. I used to draw a ton every day between junior high and the end of high school--I'd average about five pages of doodles and sketches every day while in my classes, most of which ended up unfinished, though a ton of it ended up on my dA. Seriously, out of all of the currently 32 pages of deviations in my gallery, about 25 of those pages were all from my high school years. o-o; And again, those weren't all my drawings/sketches/doodles. This is...sort of a scary thought, come to think of it.

These days, though, I've really slowed down with drawing--even when I have urges to draw, or ideas I want to bring to life, I'm oftentimes just too lazy or unmotivated to draw. That said, I still do draw a bit--I think every other day or so, I'm doodling or drawing about three pages of stuff, two of which usually are failed sketches that I'll store away after working on for about 10-15 minutes, while one I'll be set on for maybe 30 minutes, maybe more or maybe less depending on how motivated I am about completing the picture. So if I had to guess, I suppose I average about 4-6 hours a week.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Brother Orin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:33 am

Very adorable, I like the last pose of Timid Star, looks like she's doing a little star gazing.
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby noxux » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:38 am

I like the way how Timid Star is like thinking, (:
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Hiroko » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:45 am

@Brother Orin: Lol, he's actually a boy...a rather girly-looking boy, though. But yeah, stargazing was more or less what I was thinking, too. :3 But anyway, thanks!

@Noxux: Thank you. c:
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Pony Sketches (06/02/13)

Postby Brother Orin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:25 am

Ah well, 50/50 shot at guessing the gender...

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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Aki Chichester (07/16/13)

Postby Hiroko » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:11 am

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Aki Chichester.

A drawing I did of my friend's character for her birthday. This drawing was actually completed a couple months back, but I waited until today to post it on her actual birthday.

So...that's about it. ...Oh, and it should be noted, the character is indeed a guy. Just a particularly feminine one. =u=
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Aki Chichester (07/16/13)

Postby Creppy Eggy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:31 am

Really? That's a guy? Huh... he looks fabulous
Very nicely done, btw. Reminds me of a marching band player... an elegant one, to be exact!
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Re: Hiroko's Art Thread - Aki Chichester (07/16/13)

Postby Sig Skellington » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:38 am

Great art, Hiroko. Though I can't help but be reminded of the Sergeant Pepper album...
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