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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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MonsterWhacker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work ^^
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great and great anatomy!
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Paine128 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   General Artist
This is awesome! =D
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)


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

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. :)
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)
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)
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.

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