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Nick Dinnen

UK designer/illustrator/animator

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Girl with a hairclip

I'm really looking forward to this assignment. It's my fourth Skillshare assignment. I'm really enjoying getting back into drawing.

10 Faces

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I have a confession to make...

I've probably haven't followed the structure of this course nearly as well as I should. I got rather caught up in drawing the one character (below) and I am now retracing my steps to looking more at faces and body type sketching before I continue. I think my enthusiasm got the better of me and hope that's OK!

I struggled a bit with the hands and feet and also I think there was a bit of a twist in the body - legs and hips compared to the top of the body though I hope for the most part this is fixed now. Let me know what you think. All feedback welcomed.

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Developing the characters further

I start to develop one of the female character illustrations further. I'm really pleased with how it's gone but after a couple of days break from the assignment I realised that maybe I should try to develop the two female characters in the manga style of the assignment. Drawing in a manga style is something new to me so it's good to try something new. It's is the Webcomic 'challenge' after all!

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Character Portraits

I've decided to go with two female characters as my webcomic main characters. I've also tried bigger pupils in the eyes. Let me know what you think.

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I've also tried out one of the characters in colour and also a few more quick sketches of the characters to get a better feel for who they are and to get use drawing them again and again.

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Here are the characters with the head heights. There is a bit of difference in styles which I hope to make consistent in future drawings. I've struggled a bit with the legs. Any opinions and advice on this or any other aspect of the drawings is welcomed.

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Just had a couple of hours spare so here is a colour version of one of my characters. Hopefully next week I'll have time to do the girl with the hairclip in colour too.

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I decided to try going vector for another illustration of the 'Girl with a hairslide' as vector is what I'm use to using day in day out. It gives me the cleanest of lines.

That said the underlying drawing is still a sketch done on a Wacom with Photoshop as it gives me the most natural and uninhibited drawing.

As I'm new to drawing 'big eyes' Manga style art I am a little concerned about getting 'feature drift' on the face. I'm not good at spotting this so any feedback on this is very welcome.

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Here's the other main character also as a sketch that I then took into Illustrator to draw as a vector illustration. She's now got a name... Koshie.

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Back again! As I've been refining the style of the characters - cleaner vector lines I thought I'd have another stab at the full figure drawing of the Girl with a Hairclip (she still doesn't have a name so suggestions welcomed!) I think the figure and expression is maybe a bit stiff. I still like the portrait I did previously more but it's all progress. I might try out some facial expressions next.

I can't wait for the next assignment in the Webcomic challenge. I've loved seeing everyone else's work develop.

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