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Norn Warrior sketch by Zombiesmile Norn Warrior sketch by Zombiesmile
Decided to upload it here too, since I am quite happy with how it turned out. :3
=Garagos's GW2 character, Haryet. ♥

Everytime I draw GW2 art, I want to stop working and play instead. :C

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flame-able Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i could imagine.  I really miss playing GW2
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BeaKirby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Love it :meow:
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MonsterWhacker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work ^^
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great and great anatomy!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Awesome! 
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Paine128 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   General Artist
This is awesome! =D
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wonderboy4 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous black and white mage, I love it! :D (Big Grin)  She's so fierce and menacing!  

You capured the sense of movement and momentum so well, it very dynamic! The Detail in the armour is great and I really dig the hair, so wild! (the single direction strokes look so cool, most people don't do that, but I like it.)

Can I ask you how you learned to draw figures so well? I know it takes practice and I know about simple shapes as a basis for every figure but I am cruious to know how someone of your drawing level (perfect proportions, perspective and foreshortening etc.) got to where they are. Was it good books? or a drawing class? or maybe some combination of things?

Because I want to get better at drawing figures and be able to draw them in any position from my head, at least that's my ultimate goal and I would like to know what the best way is, or at least what it was for others who can draw like this.

Also wondering if this is tablet drawn or pencil drawn? (it doesn't quite look pencil to me but I'm not sure)

Thanks!

P.S. Please answer, because I have asked others these type of questions and mostly I get ignored :( (Sad)
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional
Hi,

first off, I am entirely self-taught and have neither taken classes nor bought or read books. I have on the other hand, always had a fascination for anatomy and muscles in general, and drew realism early on. (as a child)
I've always drawn all my life, so I suppose it may be 20+ years of experience and observation mostly...
Sorry if it's a boring and mostly useless answer.

As for the media, this is pencils, but I have cleaned them and darkened them a little in photoshop. :)
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wonderboy4 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for your reply : )

Interesting to learn you are self-taught! Glad to hear you have been drawing a very long time and didn't just start 6 months ago ;) (Wink) Because I guess that goes a long way to explaining you skill level, and that's something I have to keep in mind.

So I guess then, you looked at real people and photos or pictures as reference when you were learning to draw? Or maybe like looking at your own hands or reflection in the morror for references to help you?

I'm still wondering if copying things, is an effective way to reach my goal of being able to do stuff from my head.

Cool to know this is in pencil, I still draw with pencils even though I have a tablet that I want to learn. My work always looks a bit messy because I always rub out so many mistakes before finishing and some of it can't be rubbed out! So I use photoshop to clean it up, but it never comes out as clean as yours!

Do you have a process or any tips for this? Below is an image, as a reference, that I recently did and cleaned up and darkened in PS:



I really apreciate your time in responding in detail, it has already helped me gain a better perspective.:D (Big Grin)

Thanks!!:D (Big Grin)
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional
it's mostly observation and recreating in the beginning. I have a style that leans very much on realism, which is why photo reference is important for me.
it really depends on the person.

as for tips, I am afraid I can't say much outside of lots of practice. if you like, I have a few drawing videos on my youtube channel. (It's linked on my front page)
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wonderboy4 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist
okay cool, that's good to know, thanks for your reply : )

I might check out some of your videos.

Cheers!
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Raulzito2112 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool design, I love it. XD
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Chocohigh Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you guys still play guildwars?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional
I don't, sadly. it's been a while.
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Chocohigh Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw... i just leveld my theif to 80 and i stopped busy busy
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AppleBetty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's some wicked hair...
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mandalorianjedi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
O_o is she left handed?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional
yep!
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skribble-girl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's awesome ^_^ I haven't played it in a while now but looking at this kinda makes me want to!
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yoshiboy64 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you play guild wars 2 ?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
I used to. haven't been on in a long while now.
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yoshiboy64 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i never played, is it that good?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
It's really a matter of preferences. I personally am not playing anymore, because I don't find it interesting enough to keep going. my friends on the other hand do play. so it really depends.
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ward201 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
real sense of movement that you dont see much
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional
thank you. :)
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Obliviousnight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I was going to fav this, then noticed that i had already done so a long time ago :V
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RedWolfBk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
wooow great
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Estonius Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Killer pose, facial expression, and styley!
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jhohcable Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome as frig.
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f-cat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Nice !! :la:
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TheAnimelord Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
really strong, I like the pose!

MFG TheAnimelord
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Nice the details <3
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CyprinusFox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's absolutely great. It's so dynamic and I love the fierce expression.
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ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
This is great! Love the style.
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional
thanks!
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AA3D Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cant wait for the colored version :)
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional
there won't be one I'm afraid. it was a sketch commission.
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Dantert Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wooo I love gw2 too!! It's so awesome!! nice pict!!
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TheBalonster2818 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
that is pretty badass, like the pose, think everyone likes it :P
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional
thank you. C:
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BanzaiSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
She looks bad ass! I pity whoever she's facing.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome pose! Very well done indeed! :D
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional
thanks!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Ofidian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Well! This is really dynamic.
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dinosaurcow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
awesome pose and expression~
she really fits as a warrior xD
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional
thank you. C: I have a warrior alt too, so I had a bit of an idea of how they move.
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dinosaurcow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
oooh, really? :-D
no wonder you're so good!
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kryptyd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Great movement and pose!
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