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Sketch - Rikka Takanashi Pose Practice by return-null Sketch - Rikka Takanashi Pose Practice by return-null
Pose practice of Rikka Takanashi from Love, Chunibyou, and Other Delusions.
I went a bit faster than usual, and the result is a bit messy, but I'm decently happy with how it turned out. The pose was tricky, the proportions are very stylized, but in the end result, it at least looks like the character.

I have a big folder full of characters that I want to draw, but I've been scared to attempt most of them. But I wanted to just try this one and get it out in the wild so I wouldn't have the threat of "What if it brings great dishonor to my family?" Sitting in the back of the head. It isn't perfect, it's probably not even good, but it's better than I could do a year ago and that's what counts.

Just What I Needed [Pose Reference for Drawing] by SenshiStock
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Critique by 38Caution 38Caution/critique/1453738068">Dec 6, 2016, 2:10:32 PM
Even though, it is a Sketch, I can tell how hard working it is right at the start! First, even it is work on progress, it do fit the post on the reference picture. The Technique look great and simple, draw outline and paste it! It great in ether way. There some flaw however. Now, looking at it and the picture, doe fit, but it tiny bit off. Unless it you want to make it that, which it fine, but if you want to look that way, it bit off, but anyway, it look great and amazing. Yes, it is Sketch, but it look perfect as alway!
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Critique by Lunar-Snows Lunar-Snows/critique/1453760252">Dec 6, 2016, 3:52:10 PM
Hmmm. After an over view of the entire piece.I must say this is decent. Of coarse there is quite a few places where the lines are messy and overlap .And other places where the lines are faint and indefinite . I think when your outlining the drawing in ink,Try making sure they are dark and visible. Also , the hands and face don't seem to have the same detail put in to them as the hair and clothes.The wrist seem a little uneven and well... it throws me slight off.Please try to fix this for your next piece and i hope to see more of your work.
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vt2000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Lovely line art! I like how you draw her using the study pose!
return-null Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! It can be tricky since the proportions of the characters can be so different from life, but it definitely adds a lot of fun to the process!
BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I am commenting based on this appearing in

The Good: 
The figure seems well proportioned (for anime proportions that is), and your lines are quite clean for the most part. The outfit seems pretty creative, from what I can tell from the line art. I like the attempted depth of the ruffles along the bottom of the skirt. The "broom-handle" Mauser seems spot on for detail and correctly proportioned to the figure. 

Could Improve:
The image feels traced.  Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that you traced it, it just seems like so much focus was placed on getting the lines in the perfect places that all consideration for line weight or energy was forgotten. I think some focus on varying your line weight would really help you on projects such as this one. I really think that a focus on energy would help you a lot also.  For instance, look at your reference image: Look how extreme the pose is, compared to how you translated it. Your figure is quite a bit straighter and stiffer than the reference pose. This a tough thing to learn, but don't get discouraged. Couple other things to point out are, things like the hands feel like afterthoughts and the tie around her neck could be made more dimensional. 

In Closing:
I definitely see more things that are working, than not working in your image. I think the piece shows a strong grasp of proportion (stylized of course.) I also see some advanced thinking about the form ie: the tights compressing her thighs slightly and the plaid pattern warping to the folds of the skirt. I think you are on the right track, and with some more practice could turn out some really amazing anime style stuff!  

I hope that you found this feedback constructive and usable.  Keep going!!
return-null Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to give very detailed feedback. The main takeaway I'm having from reading your critique is that I'm realizing I've got a bit of an issue with "tunnel-vision" in my art at the moment. I have been working hard on anatomy and gesture, but I've not done much any work as far as technique. The fact that you compliment my (stylized) anatomy multiple times makes me feel like I'm going in the right direction in that front at least.

Your tracing comment is very astute. It feels traced because it really is (at least the ink). I've been doing most of my drawing with pencil, but I'm super rough and sketchy, so I went over this one with pen, but because I gave no thought to line weight etc... it really does deaden the impact of the image.

I will definitely work on exaggerating the pose more. I should be pushing the boundaries, and yet in this, the torso bend isn't even as extreme as the photograph. I had multiple comments about the hands being afterthoughts, so I should probably focus on practicing those as well.

Again, thanks for a thoughtful, but cutting response. You've definitely given me some good praise while encouraging me to do better and giving me some ideas for exercises. I hope you can continue watching me grow as an artist!
BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So glad you found it helpful! I will watch you grow!
kiborgalexic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job!Clap Clap Clap 
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