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When you start a picture, which do you draw first? (excluding guidelines)
Eyes
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Face Shape
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PostSubject: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:49 pm

I'm just wondering out of curiosity.
it shouldn't matter much, but would one make more sense or be easier than the other?

I always started with the face shape... but lately they have a tendency to turn out funny and need extra adjustment. I also asked a friend who says that most people she knows start with the eyes. what about you?
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:47 pm

I usually do eyes first. Unless I go on a "proportion" frenzy (happens close to never) and I draw out an outline for the whole body. It's easier for me to do eyes first because (for some reason) I usually mess up on them if I draw anything else first. ><
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:09 pm

erf. i always start with the eyes. habit i guess. eyes->double eyelid(not necessary but i always make draw them)->eyebrows->bangs/forhead and work my way down the sides of the face->ears+outline of chin and cheeks->nose and mouth->neck->body->clothes. shrug. iono why. i just tend to draw in this order every time. i think everyone has a comfortable 'order' to draw. shrug.
but i see many people draw face outlines before they draw eyes in the how to books and such. but with this method, i find it hard to fit the eyes into it. it's easier for me to work my way around the eyes than to have to set the eyes into a face outline >.> if that made any sense at all..
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:46 pm

Eyes, for me. I agree with Helen, cuz I've also seen lots of those how to draw book things, and they always draw the face outline first. But I find it hard to position the eyes into it in a way I like. I dunno, its easy for me with the eyes first.

Eyes, eyebrow, nose, face line (cheek/chin), then hair, then neck then body/clothing alternate. This's my drawing comfort order. For humans, anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:05 pm

Well for me, it depends. If Im copying already made pics, then I start with the eyes becuz everything's already set. Also cuz eyes hold the very emotion of the pic. If it's original pics, usually the face, but then I end up making corrections on the face based on the eyes anyways xD. So Id say it depends for me.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:29 pm

eyes, dunno why though, when i doodle, i just draw eyes :P

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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:30 pm

wow it seems pretty unanimous... thanks for the input everyone :D
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:18 pm

eyes *cough* I think I got that from everyone else... they peer pressured me to draw eyes first. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:45 pm

Han wrote:
eyes *cough* I think I got that from everyone else... they peer pressured me to draw eyes first. ;)
You know you want to. =)

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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:58 am

AgnesC wrote:
wow it seems pretty unanimous... thanks for the input everyone :D

Not anymoreeeeee D: Lately I've been drawing the nose first O_O

(Though sometimes I do draw eyes first, I guess?)
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:43 pm

That is a really weird sig. is that a large belly?

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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:37 pm

RaymondL wrote:
That is a really weird sig. is that a large belly?

Yes, it's quite weird.. It's an Ishida doll, and I couldn't help coloring it @_@

Large belly? Uh..I dunno.. It's like..a magic compartment of magical body part pieces.
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PostSubject: 0.o   Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:48 am

i used to start with the eyes
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Till I realize that my body was leaning towards the right and my face was too left. If i draw the body first i cant do the face XD.

so thus i do a main sketch of the overall piccy in HB or B pencil, then start with the face structure in 3B. The picture is usually finished "sketching" in 3B pencil, then I go over it in 4B, and shade in places like the upper eyelashes with 5B.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:49 am

Monika wrote:
RaymondL wrote:
That is a really weird sig. is that a large belly?

Large belly? Uh..I dunno.. It's like..a magic compartment of magical body part pieces.

Magical body part pieces rule. ^__^
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PostSubject: Re: What do you draw first?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:29 pm

Wen wrote:
Monika wrote:
RaymondL wrote:
That is a really weird sig. is that a large belly?

Large belly? Uh..I dunno.. It's like..a magic compartment of magical body part pieces.

Magical body part pieces rule. ^__^

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