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    Before you look at this, be warned. Drawing definitely isn't my strongest subject. This amateur drawing took me just about 3 and a half hours, and it still isn't that great. Even still, I wanted to try drawing something and Weedle seemed like one of the easiest for me to draw. Due to the fact that I don't have a scanner, the quality of the picture dropped as it transferred from my cellphone to my computer to my email. The main distortions between the picture and the drawing is the shading and lighting, but there isn't much that I can do about it. Regardless, here is the drawing, ready for your deliberations!

    (My signature is the barely visible 'HW' in the bottom right corner)
    Last edited by Princess Crow; 11th November 2012 at 09:27 PM.

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    Image is broken for me.


    Fix it. D:<


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    Does this work? @EmBreon ;

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    Ah, I can see it now.

    Okay. WEEDLE. I was expecting much worse than this.... it's a fine attempt at the little bug. Yeah, you could use some practice, but everybody does.

    Things to keep in mind:

    Depth - the farther away an object is, the smaller it should be. This comes with learning proportions. Apart from the head, Weedle's segments are all the same size. They should gradually get smaller to depict it accurately, but they should also gradually get smaller to portray depth. The head is the front-most subject of this picture.

    Shading - It would have been cool if you'd used crayons or colored pencils to give this some color, but black and white is fine here. When shading, work from the back -> forward. This will prevent those awkward lines that run asymmetrically around other points of your picture. i.e. The tree trunk around Weedle's horn, and in the grass along its body. It distracts from your realism.

    You can also create dimension while shading by applying more pressure where shade should be darker, and curving your lines. Here, your coloring is mostly jagged, back and forth/straight sweeps to fill in the whiteness of your paper. But, had you colored circularly and with more pressure on the edges of the Weedle, you could have made him pop.

    For instance, here's some random circles I made in paint xD -

    The first is the plain, straight-edged coloring you've done for most of this picture. Yeah, it completes its purpose of filling in blank spaces, but that's about it. The second is shaded with curved lines. It adds a function of shape to the circle, but it still appears flat. The last circle combines both the curved lines and pressure, creating shade, shape and a lightsource at the same time. This is how you make things appear three dimensional.

    Lastly, Light - It exists. If it didn't, we wouldn't be able to see anything. Decide where your light is coming from and make shadows. This also affects your shading and what places should appear lighter than others.

    In the end though, I think this picture is just fine for a Weedle. Some good effort went into drawing this, and it actually turned out pretty cute. :D

    Score: 25

    Weedle captured.


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    That last circle looks like it was inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe huehuehuehuehue


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