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« on: 07-20-2003 04:21 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2003 04:21 »

So fan artists, how do you draw the characters from futurama.

Do you straight out draw the outlines of the characters or do you contruct them like they do at rough draft, similar to how they show on the season 3 dvds?

I've tried both ways and cant get anything I am really happy with.
Starship Captain
« Reply #1 on: 07-20-2003 06:38 »

The Rough Draft Way is really for good artists, I think, or at least needs some experience. I usually just do outlines; folk like the Voices etc. use construction lines.


Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 07-20-2003 10:14 »

I used to do the art straight off but it really did not look good. Although I no longer do the Groening style I do always use constructions lines. It alows you get the propoetions and pose off better. Well that my opinon anyway.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #3 on: 07-20-2003 11:06 »

I use two circles for the head, then I do light line work from there. The overlap in the two circles is usually just the size of Leela's eye, too.  Sometimes I do line work that looks plain wrong, but I'll leave it just because its so funny-looking... disjointed... lighthearted.
I started out doing a lot of construction lines, but after a while I didn't need them so much.  Plus, I like my crazy abstractions and unnatural bending sometimes...
I like to wing it and see what I get.
For "real life" drawings I use a lot of shapes, and do bone structure and muscle definition all with light short pencil strokes.  The better ones take a few hours, but thats the method I really call my own.

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 07-20-2003 11:10 »

I think the Voices hada demo pic of how he did it hold on........

Same basic idea I use but like I sadi not in the Groening style.
(Sorry TV for using your work to illustarte my point)
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #5 on: 07-20-2003 11:11 »

I use both methods, depending on the pose, and how lazy I am  ;) Sometimes I'll just draw the lines straight down and maybe do a little adjusting here and there. But if I'm doing poses that are more complexed, then I'll use construction lines. I've been taught a couple of different ways of doing them, and I take aspects from both. Often I find it looks more 3D and realistic when I use construction lines, like there's more form. But it just depends on what I'm drawing, I use a bit of both  :)

Space Pope
« Reply #6 on: 07-20-2003 12:52 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2003 12:52 »

i dont do scans because i can't draw using any computer programs. i dunno if it called The Rough Draft drawing but i just get pencil and draw without any construction lines.

as soon as i get scanner, i'll post some of my work but now enjoy few webcam pics.

« Reply #7 on: 07-21-2003 00:17 »

I do outline - then I get my hundreds of sweatshop employees to steal colours from that cereal toucan.
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