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"The Roughest Sketch", Two weeks ago, 10:54 PM #1
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I always think it's one of the most interesting parts to see how people think about art. What's your are look like at its most "figuring out basic poses and layouts"? Some people have clean basic lines, others go stick figure, and others blooms of color. Personally, I'm team "blurry scribbles only I understand."

Figure outline next to the actual panel pencils i based on it. (Sorry about size. Did what I could on mobile)


What's yours look like? Do you have any thoughts on why people sketch as differently as they do?
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Two weeks ago, 11:18 PM #2
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I normally draw a character or specific pose again and again on the same page until I settle on a clean design for them. I've accumulated many pages of just jumbled scribblings and rough concepts over the years.
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Two weeks ago, 11:20 PM #3
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It looks like a mess, honestly. I don't have a picture on my right now, but I'll see what I can find once I get back home.

It usually looks a bit like the one on the right side of your picture, swamp.

E: haha I was productive-ish and made a crappy comparison of my usual art rough sketch (left) and the painting/realistic-ish rough sketch (right)

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Two weeks ago, 11:21 PM #4
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My sketches usually start out like this:

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I have a degree in animation, so I was taught all about shapes in a character's form and how to get them expressive to rough out poses for the first pass on a sequence. And I think that shows in my sketchwork. I always build my sketches with SHAPES and ACTION LINES.
13 days ago, 4:22 AM #5
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Kelsey:

Heyeahyeah, that definitely shows! Not unlike those animated walk-cycle practices :P

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Erm... mine usually start with egg shapes for the head and rib-cage, then the other limb shapes branch off from there.

The face and basic clothing shapes are usually included with the sketch unless I'm really struggling with the pose or don't know what it will be, yet. (the pencil sketches were just playing with poses, so they were faceless with more elaboration on the limbs)
But apparently I always include a "belt" line. Just some line across the waist that helps me measure what angle they're at and where their stomach is and stuff.
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13 days ago, 4:39 AM #6
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My roughest tend to be quick thumbnails that are nonsensical garbage and usually change when I do another sketch (I do 1-2, sometimes even 3 sketches/redrafts of panels if I dislike it)
Case in point:
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edit: I NEVER draw lionel's goatee in thumbnails, I always know it's him though by his grimaces
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13 days ago, 5:27 AM #7
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I try to get general ideas of character poses and body language nailed down in sketches.
(but backgrounds?? What are those??)
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13 days ago, 6:22 AM #8
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I pretty much pencil whatever the hell that mess is, and then I ink it into whatever the hell this mess is.

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13 days ago, 7:25 AM #9
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For comics: I usually do thumbnails then rough sketches for each panel then polish it a bit then just line over the sketch then colour.
Then delete the rough sketch layer after all that is done.

But if were to post a sketch as the final artwork, it would look like this.

Tew2 sketch

Basically a really clean up polished sketch. My rough sketches is close to this but more messy and lack shading.
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13 days ago, 8:04 AM #10
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The ROUGHEST sketch?

I think I can have this page done by Friday...

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13 days ago, 8:44 AM #11
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This is this week's page from a few days ago-

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Human batteries use their own electrical powers to fuel armored flying super-suits. PG-13ish.

13 days ago, 4:21 PM #12
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Finally found one!
Pre-sketch, storyboard-like tingies made in the cheapest notebook I could find.
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13 days ago, 4:41 PM #13
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12 days ago, 4:21 AM #14
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An example of my 'gesture' sketches or the quick things I do to figure out poses. Jaunt is one of the characters I have the most fun with during this phase -

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12 days ago, 5:15 AM #15
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I've done a few "How I do'em" pages, here and there, in B.E.





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12 days ago, 6:59 PM #16
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The degree of sketchiness vary in my art... but when working on comic, the thumbnail stage typically looks like this:
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or this:
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the sketch stage looks like this:
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lineart stage is this:
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because my sketch is generally neat, which I do to make the lineart process a little easier, I sometimes post the sketch stage if I'm going to be late for an update.
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12 days ago, 8:18 PM #17
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Pro (??) tip: I am using letters to indicate which crudely drawn oval is supposed to be which character.

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12 days ago, 8:34 PM #18
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Microraptor:Pro (??) tip: I am using letters to indicate which crudely drawn oval is supposed to be which character.

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Lolol! I think this one is my favorite <3
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12 days ago, 8:47 PM #19
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The more I learn about the process of illustration the messier my initial foundational stuff gets.

WIP for another kid lit contest. The actual sketching is still another step or two away XD

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11 days ago, 3:58 AM #20
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thats how people plan out vertical scroll comics? neat.
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