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On a whim, I decided to make a try at sketching my characters from Daggerfall, Morrowind, and Oblivion. I'm not formally trained in art, so they're no masterpieces, but I think they're at least passable, and I have no shame in showing my scratches anyway even if they aren't great. <_<


[Image: thanelle4_zps5a4ee32a.jpg]

My Daggerfall character, a Breton knight named Thanelle Cromley (and her horse). I definitely goofed on the right elbow, the cowter should be turned more to the back... and the helmet is too big for the head (or the head's too small for the helmet, whichever way you want to look at it). :p




[Image: ulinth3_zpscca1be95.jpg]

From Morrowind, Ulinth, a Dunmer... something rogueish/thiefish. Along with an attempt at foreshortening, though the part of that I thought I did well (her right arm) got hidden behind the part I didn't (the bow). Also, boring pose and that's definitely not the right place to hold the bowstring, but eh.




[Image: setentia3_zps9ab4f8f6.jpg]

And finally, Oblivion: Setentia Merilla, Imperial (as in race ;) ) magician. I'm pretty much pleased with how it turned out, thought it was also the simplest, her travelling robes don't have much in the way of fiddly bits after all. She also looks a bit too old, but that might just be the haphazard shading.


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Selah Medanas - Fatimah
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I wish I could draw. At all xD

Nice work, Margie.




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Here's another one of Setentia, this time in her "civilian" outfit (or at least the public face she presents to the world):

[Image: setentia4_zpse3fc574a.jpg]


This one was a semi-copy (in pose and setting) if nothing else of a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Probably why I'm a bit more pleased with it than the others, it's easy when you're stealing from an actually skilled artist. :p I still had the bright idea of making her hair disappear into the background, though (Also, she is now a giraffe apparently). :p It really does seem to get the "street urchin" look she tries to cultivate in the eyes of others across, though, so I still like it.


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[Image: ulinth4_zps3c502027.jpg]

Ulinth discussing politics (she has her strong ideas on the subject) with someone over some greef. Aside from my usual proportion issues (and the skirt not being behind the chair leg like it probably should be), I really like this one. The face actually looks (mostly) right, for one. I was too lazy to shade in the surroundings, but that was a deliberate choice at least. ;)
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The first two pictures were suppose to be profile pics for 2 members in TESOF and the last pic was suppose to be for the TSTG guild banner.

Nice work @MargieArgie, I like your style of art :)


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Browsing at all these great sketches makes me want to do some myself and take a break from the digital art. Both of your art work is quite inspirational :]


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If you want to take these sketches to the next level, you can scan the drawings then upload them into photoshop. There is better digital art software, but photoshop is basic and it can really add to a sketch. You know, give it some textures and whatnot. Other "gimmicky" effects that can spice it up and aren't too much trouble.

Nice job. You can be amazed at what you learn through continued practice. Keep it up.


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(February 20th 2013, 10:45 PM)soup2DIE4 Wrote: Nice job. You can be amazed at what you learn through continued practice. Keep it up.

I'm fairly pleasantly surprised with what I've learned so far already. Just need to work at planning ahead and not making silly mistakes. :p



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Or just do something really boring and basic like this one of Thanelle. :p Mostly I'm just trying to finish the "civilian clothing" set I apparently started; this is specifically her fancier court outfit, which I couldn't think of anything more interesting for. I think the two drawings I've made have been a bit too wrinkled and old (she's supposed to be more 30s than 50 or so like this looks); if I think of some situation to draw her in her more normal everyday outfit I'll make sure to work on it.
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Nice works. How do you digitalize them? Do you capture a picture with a camera or do you scan them with a scanner? Just curios ;)


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(February 25th 2013, 09:52 AM)Idriar Wrote: Nice works. How do you digitalize them? Do you capture a picture with a camera or do you scan them with a scanner? Just curios ;)

I have a printer/scanner, yes. :) I've had the opportunity to make a few forays into tablet drawing as well, but the results have been... less than I'd like. <_< I might find an opportunity to see how working from one of these sketches might turn out, though.


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These are great! =) I love 'em!


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[Image: thanelle6_zpsaa1d7f3b.jpg]

Thanelle again! This time in her more casual normal outfit, a long shirt and hose (shirts were considered underclothes in the real middle ages but, eh, that's just how Daggerfall fashions work, I'll just pretend it's a tunic I guess). I kind of knocked this out quickly and I think it shows, but hey.


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Setentia again! I'm really, really pleasantly surprised at how this one turned out, especially with how quickly I did it. Half-assed the cobblestones, but I didn't feel those were worth the effort anyway, and they ended up fine enough anyway. Could have used to darken some things in more, though. I'm not sure why Setentia brings out the better angels of my drawing ability, such as it is, but she does. *shrugs*

(If she looks thinner here than before, that's what it should be, actually - I didn't get that quite right the other two times. She's supposed to look quite twiggy.)


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I figured at having a go at making something better with that last one. Here's what I've managed so far; before having added in shading and the water and color for the road and such:

[Image: setentia5color1_zps24ec3980.png]

Ideas/education/insults for while I'm working on the trickier parts of this quite welcome, of course. Might adjust the robe to be less "smooth" while I'm at it... ah, yes, giving everyone a sneak peek into my scattershot, constantly-second-guessing drawing process. ^.^


I think the reason I'm better at Setentia than the others is she wears such simple clothing <_< Everyone else's is so finnicky.
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Margie this is really good! I wish I could draw, at all, there are so many really talented people at drawing on this forum! The one thing I would give advice on is underneath the cloak she seems very thin! That may just be me, and otherwise really, really good!


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