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28 October 2005 @ 11:32 am
Just joined, and I really liked the idea of the community! It even encouraged me to (le gasp!) try fanart drawing for myself. So! Here is the first ever drawing, a quick little sketch that has serious drawing issues, everywhere. I kind of intended it to be a picture of Meliara, looking...at something...in the distance...in the easiest thing I could draw, a big shirt.

Any comments? :D?

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Sherwood Smithsartorias on October 28th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
I think it's lovely--the expression of the eyebrows really matches the image of Mel in my own mind.
Amygdala Dulceelentari17 on October 29th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! Thanks! :D! I'm really glad that I hit somewhere close!

One of my most favorite quotes, by one of my most favorite artists, I think succinctly states the way to approach any sort of illustration!

"As an illustrator, my aim is not to dictate how things should look, but to serve the author's vision, and to create an atmosphere, a space between the words where the eye and mind can wander, and imagine for themselves . . .what will happen next."
— Alan Lee
Maimaivry on October 28th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Welcome! :D I'm glad it encouraged you. ^_^ It's nice, though a little hard to discern, possibly. xD But it's really good for a quick sketch. :)
Amygdala Dulceelentari17 on October 29th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D! It's probably the fact that I erased so many times, or possibly overworking. Even at observational drawing and painting, I have the same problems, >_O!

I've found that art, in general, is frusting (sigh). It's like, fricken' visual philosophy...heh!

azureeve on October 28th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
I love the roughness and the sketchiness of this picture!

It is a bit hard to discern the features, so I think it would help to clean things up a bit for a face and make the lines clearer over there. But great sketch nevertheless. ^^"
Amygdala Dulceelentari17 on October 29th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
Yay! :D! Thanks! Most of my stuff tends to be kind of rough and loose like that. Probably due to an over-abstract-loving art teacher, who constantly maintains that we loosen up our marks and strokes all the time, :D! The attack on the tabula rasa strikes again!

Hee. I think that might have resulted from being entirely unsure on how to approach the face, so I tried to cover up my lack of knowledge and skill by obscurity. Thanks for the advice though! It seems to be a problem that consistently shows up when I'm not drawing life-size. (scurries away to sketchbook to confront issue...) :D