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A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:57 am

Howdy. I've been sketching again, and felt like doing some Giga Girl. She's kinda my default for drawing. One's a comic I hope to finish soon, the other a drawing that took stupidly long (4 hours), and hopefully will color someday.

First, Giga 42

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And now, the pic of Giga just playing games at home.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Sonic# » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:31 am

The first comic is so true.

I've always enjoyed Giga Girl. Keep it up!
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:16 pm

Yeah, so looking at this after critique from my friend, the chair (and thus Giga herself) are completely wrong compared to the room. I'd have to redraw the entire room, and frankly that makes me mad and upset and frustrated at the prospect of having to redraw the entire piece. This is why I'd never make it as a pro. Also, I'm really not feeling like redrawing the entire thing right now. Maybe someday in the future, but right now I'm just so mad at this piece and am using all my will power to not rip the drawing into several pieces in frustration. >_<
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby phyco126 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:21 pm

Whats wrong with the chair and the room? Same kind of chair that my roommate has in his.

Both look good though. Killer nightgown on Giga.
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:59 am

Well, I've spent all day on this, and I haven't even put Giga Girl in the bloody picture. God I draw stupidly slow, even WITH a photo reference! >_<

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:27 pm

Just a brief update, going to hang out with friends soon. Will color when I can.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:43 am

I swear I'm still working on this. It's just taking forever! And this is only for the color rough/shadow placement!! >>;; <<;;

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Monde Luna » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:52 am

Loved the comic, it sums up all of my frustration w/ the Wii. Nice drawing btw.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:55 pm

Yeah, thanks to NoA's stupid policies I've installed homebrew on my Wii and am importing Xenoblade from Europe. At least one Nintendo cares.
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Arlia » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:25 pm

Hey, what game is she playing? I can't quite see.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:56 am

Arlia wrote:Hey, what game is she playing? I can't quite see.


A PS3. Probably Valkyria Chronicles.
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Alunissage » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:59 am

It didn't occur to me until recently how much Giga's head (as you're using it in your avatar) reminds me of... Sarah Palin.

Ouch! Don't hurt me! I don't even know WHY that strikes me as a resemblance... my entire knowledge of that person comes from an SF writer's blog, and for some reason I found myself reading the 2008 archives.

On a more relevant topic, Nobi (since I assume you'll see this eventually), are you still working on this? Because I have to say, my neck hurts just seeing it. Her body is facing forward, her monitor, which is presumably displaying her game, is facing perpendicular to her body, and her face is pointing somewhere between the two. I know from sorrowful experience that while you CAN play like that, it hurts like hell after a while. Also, where's the lightsource? I can't make the shadows on her face and from her bottle work.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:51 am

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Making a little progress with this one... but admittedly I'm having some trouble with textures. This is my first time trying to use them. In particular the carpet texture needs lots of work.

Alunissage wrote:It didn't occur to me until recently how much Giga's head (as you're using it in your avatar) reminds me of... Sarah Palin.

Ouch! Don't hurt me! I don't even know WHY that strikes me as a resemblance... my entire knowledge of that person comes from an SF writer's blog, and for some reason I found myself reading the 2008 archives.

On a more relevant topic, Nobi (since I assume you'll see this eventually), are you still working on this? Because I have to say, my neck hurts just seeing it. Her body is facing forward, her monitor, which is presumably displaying her game, is facing perpendicular to her body, and her face is pointing somewhere between the two. I know from sorrowful experience that while you CAN play like that, it hurts like hell after a while. Also, where's the lightsource? I can't make the shadows on her face and from her bottle work.


:( Sarah Palin? *kills self*

In all seriousness, this is how I play my games, that's why I drew it that way. Granted, I also end up with neck pain from time to time, so you are correct. >>

The lightsource is three fold. The two windows in the back, and the screen she's looking at as well.
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Alunissage » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:37 am

Ah, of course. I should've picked up on that. I think it's mostly that the shading seems to be pretty two-toned at this stage (shadowed or not shadowed, I mean), while with light coming from multiple directions that isn't always enough. I think it's the bottle that's messing me up the most. But I expect that when you finish it it'll be clearer.

Also, I wonder if her mouth is maybe just a little too high on her face? I'm not so good with stylized faces, but it seems like it's too close to her nose and too far from her chin.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:53 pm

I've been working on this piece for 3 hours today. This is all I've accomplished. It's amazing how much time it takes me to make changes/alterations that can at best be described as "subtle".

This is why I never get anything done, kids! >>; <<;

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Fail chair is fail. It needed fixing. Too bad that was another 2 hours... >> <<

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby phyco126 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:42 pm

Hmmmmm. Needs more Mudkip.
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Alunissage » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:32 pm

Quick, blunt comments:

- I can't figure out what's up with her right hand. Is that her thumb, her index finger, her thundex digit...?

- Shading on the skirt makes her leg look like a section of hula hoop. Think you're trying too hard with it and could probably lose or at least greatly tone down/blend in the shadows around her knee. Come to think of it, I'm not sure where her other knee is supposed to be; I'd expect it would create some shadows in the skirt fabric too. Seems like that leg (her right) might be a little too straight up and down.

- Shadows under bust that you just added look too close together and too high. I don't think you actually need them (the shading was pretty good already) but if you feel you must have more definition I'd suggest adding it to the left (her right) side, just below where her chest overlaps her arm.

- Lower two triangles look too tall and isoceles. Fix either by shortening them from the bottom a bit, or widening all three triangles - visualize the whole thing as one equilateral triangle, not as three separate triangles. On that note, the points where the lower two triangles touch the top one look very odd, both because of the lighting (if it's supposed to be metallic, remember that they're still adjacent and will have the light hitting them similarly) and the shape, which looks like the base of the top triangle is pulling in.

- Mouth still looks a little too high to me relative to the (very pointy) chin, and possibly the nose is too high also. I think that might be because of the very large and round eyes. I know that's a style thing, so I only offer that as an observation rather than a criticism. Mouth placement was better in your first pencil sketch, though.

- Right foot looks a little too pointed to me (makes me think of Barbie and her horrid molded high-heel-wearing feet). But I freely admit I'm not very good at visualizing feet.

- Hair on right side (her left bangs) looks to be in a different plane from the rest of her face. It's like her hair is facing the viewer while the rest of her head is facing her screen.

As a side note, I know that the shades of color are all about context and that if you felt she needed to be darker then she probably did, but I liked the brighter purple better. But I just like purple in general. (I like the purple, dark green, and gold combination in general.)

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:50 am

Hm. I guess I have a lot of work to do. Or I could be a chicken and abandon the piece to the void. But then I wouldn't learn anything so eh.

I hate when this happens though, because this is the part where I start to *hate* a piece. I started this piece in August. I'm on pace to finish in 10 years or so. >>
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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Alunissage » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:40 am

Aww, I'm sorry. Didn't mean to discourage you from it.

I know what you mean, though. This may seem a silly comparison, but in the past few days I've been working on a sweater I knit most of several years ago (just had half a sleeve and then finishing the edges to go), and as I redid a sleeve edge for the third time I was definitely getting that reminder of why I got utterly sick and frustrated with it to begin with. :P The break was good, though, because I solved the problem I was having with the edges on another sweater in the past year. Too bad I didn't remember that and check how I did it until after I'd done nearly all of the older sweater's edges a different and inferior way and have to rip back and redo what I just did. But still, I'm much, much closer to having a satisfactory FO (finished object in crafter parlance, as opposed to all the UFOs around my house) than I was when I first sent it into hibernation.

So anyway, I feel ya. Take a break if you need to and come back to it -- you may find that something you've learned in the meantime helps solve a problem and help rekindle your enthusiasm for the piece.

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Re: A couple of Giga sketches.

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:43 pm

Got a model so I could redraw Giga.

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