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Redesign ContestJust to clarify it does not have to be drawn in Sonic style, it can be drawn in Anthro & furry style too as I know some people can't draw Sonic style!
~ Redesign Contest Information ~
I haven't done a contest in a long time so I'm going to do one this year, this time the character you'll be redesigning is my male character Aaron who is a hedgehog currently but he needs to be changed into a Wolf character.
~ Aaron & Tyler ~
Ok so this is what Aaron currently looks like
He is a vampire & he is Sonia's boyfriend, I no longer want him to be a hedgehog character his species will be a Wolf & here's some info for you to know what I'd like to be kept on him, but also what changes I'd like to see.
I want his colour to remain the same, you can change his hairstyle just include the black tips on them ^
Anatomy Workshop: EyesAnatomy Workshop: Eyes
Eyes are the windows to the soul and express so much so nailing them just right in an artwork can really make that piece shine. Since I write in cursive in my sketchbook, I'll transcript each page underneath the photo. All pages are available for download for personal use, but please do not post anywhere else.
The Shape of an Eye
Most important thing to remember is Eyes are SPHERES, NOT ALMONDS.
The eye is always round, but pupil and iris: not so much. Since the pupil and iris are fixed shapes on a 3D form, they go from circles to ellipses.
When an eye is at rest, the iris is 1/4 covered by the top eyelid.
The pupil is on the iris not the cornea.
The shape of the cornea pushes the lid out.
Eyelids work like lips.
You won't be able to see all of the margin (thickness of the eyelid) depending on the angle of the head.
Anatomy Workshop: The Head Anatomy is one of the most exciting and challenging subjects an artist is faced with especially in the beginning of their artistic journey. There are many ways to approach anatomy and the key to success is to find the one that will help you the most in understanding the foundations. One of the most influential artists that has assisted me in learning anatomy has been Andrew Loomis. He has many books dedicated to teaching other artists in how to break down the human body in an easy to comprehend way. I started learning his method back in high school when I first started drawing people although I didn't know it was the Loomis method. I just thought my teacher was brilliant. Where it comes from doesn't matter because it is still to this day engrained in my mind.
The purpose of this workshop is to assist other artists as well as a personal self study with the basics of anatomy. After each feature is covered, more detailed tutorials such
Rest in peace, OdileThis week has brought some tragic and shocking news. Odile van der Stap, otherwise known as Jumei, is sadly no longer with us. She passed away last Saturday. I will not share the details of how or why. I believe this is the task of her close loved ones and family, who are still in a process of grieving their loss.
I know that a lot of people appreciated her beautiful art, and that she has a lot of followers here on DeviantArt - people who loved her work but also who talked with her and even made friends with her here. This was how I met her. I was an admirer of her work, and we started talking to each other through notes, and eventually started hanging out and building a friendship. She was very caring, kind and sweet, but also opinionated and unafraid to speak her mind, which I loved about her. She was a tiny girl with a strong and outspoken personality.
Now that she's gone, we've lost an amazing mind and a talented creator. I hope her amazing work will never be forgotten,