This week, my son was experimenting with the dreaded 3/4 view, and started making his own characters. He came up with a few really nice ones, so I decided to give it a try myself.
Partial Fail. I’ve never been good at forming something in my head. Dude kept saying “What are you trying to draw? What do you see in your mind?
I guess that’s my problem. I can’t get a clear view in my head. It’s not like this character is moving around in my novel and I know what she’d thinking, you know? Anyway, this is what I cam up with.
My son is still growling at me, but I tried something a little different, and I’m not thrilled. I went for a more realistic eye, and I had to play with it a lot. I think I made the hair too high. She started with an open mouth, but my son said it was all wrong… so I made her sad instead.
This is “I have to write a query” Manga. Can’t you tell with the sad face and frazzled hair?
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Yeah that’s always been my weakness. I do fine when I’m drawing something I can see, but ask me to draw something in my head and you got nothin…
It’s weird, isn’t it? It’s like I can see it, but I can’t make it take form.
Writing a query… Heh.
Looks great to me and she does sort of look like she’s thinking about that query…
Ha! Too funny.
I think it’s great. I love what you did with her eyes. Doing so much better than I would, that’s for sure. Proportions are always my biggest flaw when I try to draw anything. I think you’ve got this one 80% there. Looking good, Ms. Jennifer.