Post by Hope(N Forever) on Jul 5, 2015 17:39:21 GMT -5
So, as some of you might know, I'm an old Nintendo fan, yet still a newb to the StarTropics series. Don't confuse the title as calling myself a "newb" in general though. I drew fan art for a long time, but don't expect me to have any works from the days of yore on StarTropics, of course, which is why I decided to play a little bit of catch-up, and find the time to draw as much for this community as I could deem. I have been pretty busy though, and haven't been drawing as much in general so my skills my be a little rusty, which probably explains why the legs in the following quick pencil sketch might look a little weird. Also, I was never good with drawing shoes... or actually doing quick sketches in general. Never had a stable drawing hand, which explains all the pencil scratches and stuff, but I sure hope you enjoy this one picture at least. I made this quickly due to lack of a time window. Don't ask. I am aiming to have more art to post here in the future though. How often that would occur, however... is another matter entirely.
To be honest, I don't think Mike's anger expression is that fitting, and I probably never perceived Mike Jones to be a guy who is easily provoked. I suppose I just wanted to add a bit more dynamism expression into his jumping pose, pretty much. Enjoy, my good people!
Post by shinigamihedgehog on Jul 6, 2015 15:03:16 GMT -5
That looks pretty good! I like the pose, I think you did a great job with it. I sorta hoped to find a rat or a slug below Mike's shoe as I scrolled down. XD But really, judging from his expression, ANYTHING could go down there, a sinking tile, one of those blades popping from the ground, etc. Since I can't imagine Mike angry myself either, I imagined he got caught off guard by something, since he's not holding the bat in a pose where he's ready to strike.
Really nice, hope to see more art from you over here.
Post by Hope(N Forever) on Sept 12, 2015 16:33:27 GMT -5
Huh. I haven't been to this thread for a while, in a manner of speaking. Anyway, I've got some new pics to show off finally. I drew a couple of pics in pencil and paper again, though I would have preferred if I were able to do this directly digitally on my PC instead, but unfortunately I am not finding the time due to real life circumstances and stuff. When I get a break during my work period, I simply connect pencil to paper and stroke away! Often, I would draw so fast I may mess up some things, but let's see what I have so far, because I'm sure many of you just wanna have more art around than nothing, right? So, here's my first one:
I admit, I haven't really tried drawing Mica before, but I think it was about time. Now, I'm not sure how close these two are, but I'll bet Mike would go to great lengths to protect his good friends. Yeah, it is just him standing guard to Mica, sword or whatever ready in hand. As I mentioned earlier, I was drawing this so quickly I may have messed up Mike's jacket, and it looks more like an unbuttoned shirt than a jacket now. I tried giving Mica some "distinct" sorta eyes you couldn't see from game's pixelly 8-bit cutscenes, but I dunno if I did it right. Maybe I should draw her a little more often. We'll see anyway, but that's it for this pic. Onto the next one:
This time, I tried to give Mike a little bit of an edge. A more epic kinda, dynamic pose, you know? Also, I probably was thinking of "simplifying" his face's design, give it a little modern look than my previous attempt. Gotta work on that though. What are we seeing here anyway? Mike jumping backwards and throwing his Island Star spinning toy right at the viewer? Yeah, pretty much. I think I need to add a little more substance to pics like this next time, if there is one. We'll see anyway. I guess this is all I have for now, both in word and content.
Post by shinigamihedgehog on Oct 7, 2015 12:18:54 GMT -5
Wow, these are great! I really like that second pic there. And Mica looks lovely.
Nice job with those wrinkles! You sure know how to add dynamics to your drawings! You handle perspective really good too!
Now, I was wondering what was bugging me about Mike in the first pic, and I think I got it! I think he needs some more forehead area, then move the eyes up a bit on his face. Other than that, I think these are awesome! Have you considered coloring these?