Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm not so great at teh drawing.

But I'm learning, and that's what counts, yeah?

According to DeviantArt, I've been a member of the site for two years. I joined because I wanted to teach myself how to draw (something other than stick figures in compromising positions) and I wanted to keep an art journal of sorts tracking my progress. Currently, I'm around 200 hits away from reaching 10,000 views, which surprises the hell out of me. Usually when I draw something new, I post the direct link to the picture--bypassing the front page. Reaching 10k views there means people are actually interested in what I'm doing. Who would have thought?

I think I've improved a bit over the years, and I'm just now finally getting to the point where I'm edging away from my favorite head angle. Most of my drawings still require source pictures, but I've managed a few original characters here and there.

I figured I'd share a few of my pics here. Starting with the very first one. :)


1st try by ~rpm77 on deviantART
Man, I *still* cringe looking at this. I very nearly chucked the whole idea of learning to draw.

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Gaara 2 by ~rpm77 on deviantART
Gaara. One of my favorite characters of all time. I'm actually thinking of drawing him again. :)

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Akabane 1 by ~rpm77 on deviantART
Akabane. It's all about the hat.

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HG 1 - line art by ~rpm77 on deviantART
Mmm. Muscle.

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Lelouch 1 - Shading by ~rpm77 on deviantART
This is still my favorite picture out of all I've done.

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Mookyul - shaded by ~rpm77 on deviantART
Clothing folds! I was so proud.

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Viral Red by ~rpm77 on deviantART
A bit of anger.

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Colors by ~rpm77 on deviantART
A bit of angst.

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Hand of Destiny - Line Art by ~rpm77 on deviantART
Hand practice.

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Audrick's face - inked by ~rpm77 on deviantART
A character from my royal alien rock star yaoi. :)

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Sketch - Kamui 1 by ~rpm77 on deviantART
And Kamui. Was stressed out and basically chucked all my responsibilities so I could draw him and relax.

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So that's a peek at the progress I've made, such as it is. If you'd like to see more of my stuff, you can at http://rpm77.deviantart.com/ . I'm also giving away a prize if you can screencap my front page when it hits the 10,000 views mark. More information on that is listed on the page. :)

PS-- I apologize for the number of images in this post. Usually I try to go light on the pictures, but in this case I just couldn't help myself.

2 comments:

WarriorItagaki said...

I can draw but I cant shade to save my life. Did you draw those pictures from memory or were you looking at something?

Rowan McBride said...

Most were drawn from source pictures, although Audrick is one of my own characters. It can go either way with shading. Most of the time I have a reference, but I sort of had to wing it with "Mookyul" and was definitely winging it with "Colors."

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