ArtVenture Contest : If I were a cartoon character.

in #ntopazlast year (edited)

autoportrait.jpg

Hi everyone! :D

I am happy to be able to participate to this contest. It was short because of my planning, but I was finally able to have time. :)

When i heard about the theme, first i thought about cartoon characters that i like, but one thing disturbed me : i have for habit to draw people by photos, but i don't like to copy someone else drawing, i thought it was more interesting to invent by myself a new cartoon character. Remember of my owl character for inktober :D
Then, i thought about drawing an autoportrait. Drawing me as a cartoon character could really be a good idea.

Also, i thought about the technique : i wanted to practice watercolor, i see character designs on pinterest made by watercolor absolutely wonderful !
But it's not my best technique at all. I even have a lot of difficulty taking it in hand!

c.jpg

So, my first step was to draw myself in a realistic way (in terms of proportions), to transpose it into unrealistic proportions to create a cartoon character. Yes, I was very shy at that level, I could really have pushed the proportions to the extreme, as we do in cartoons. Here, I simply magnified my head in relation to the body, magnified my glasses and eyes, and refined my body even more.
If I had to do it again, I would exaggerate much more the proportions I think :D

So, after it, i take my watercolor and put the main colors.

ntopaz-image-2

Then, i work on the face and details.

ntopaz-image-3

ntopaz-image-4

ntopaz-image-5

Finally, i thought that something was missing. So I took care of the background, and had creating an autumnal atmosphere that goes with my outfit. :)

ntopaz-image-6

autoportrait.jpg

Hope you will like it! :D

See you again today, for my last inktober. :)

Sort:  

It is the work which is good to autumn


[nTopaz Curator]

The comments from curators is for information and encouragement. The upvotes from nTopaz and rankings are based on the popularity of your art work when posted to the nTopaz platform.



Join nTopaz Discord Channel

Thanks! :)

This is so wonderful it makes me like autumn.


[nTopaz Curator]

This comment from the curator is for information and encouragement. The upvotes from nTopaz and rankings are based on the popularity of your art work when posted to the nTopaz platform.



Join nTopaz Discord Channel

Thanks!! :)

Beautiful, and so real :)


[nTopaz Curator]

The comments from curators is for information and encouragement. The upvotes from nTopaz and rankings are based on the popularity of your art work when posted to the nTopaz platform.



Join nTopaz Discord Channel

Thank you! :)

I like the animated version of you @pipoune, before opening your post I thought it was in digital, but when reading I realized that it is with watercolors... it was really amazing! <3 <3 <3

Good luck in the contest. ;)


[nTopaz Curator]

This comment from the curator is for information and encouragement. The upvotes from nTopaz and rankings are based on the popularity of your art work when posted to the nTopaz platform.



Join nTopaz Discord Channel

Thank you so much dear yanes!! ;D

Love it!!! this is really beautiful illustration @pipoune!!! 😀 ⭐️⭐️⭐️


[nTopaz Curator]

This comment from the curator is for information and encouragement. The upvotes from nTopaz and rankings are based on the popularity of your art work when posted to the nTopaz platform.



Join nTopaz Discord Channel

Thank you so much :D

Your post was upvoted by the @art-venture account after manual review and included in Art-Venture magazine. The upvote and support of Art-venture magazine would greatly appreciated!
Unbenannt-1a.jpg

Terrific watercolor technique. And, your use of light and shadow is great.

However, the resulting character is overbalanced by the size of the head and torso in relation to legs that are painfully thin and too short. Even cartoon characters have to have a balanced look to them or you end up in "uncanny valley" territory. The viewer kind of fixates on the "wrongness" of the character/shape. Visually, the head and torso should be roughly the same proportions – i.e., the lengths of the legs should be about the same as the combined length of the head and torso.

I used to have the converse problem in adapting fashion illustration technique to realistic proportional anatomical drawing, as demonstrated in this pen and ink fashion design of mine.

FashionIllus Pen&Ink-1.jpg

Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, you're right, and transpose or transform proportions is sometimes a very difficult thing.

Beautifully done, like the description behind the drawing and nice to see you are using watercolor :)

Thank you stef!! :)


This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.
@c-squared runs a community witness. Please consider using one of your witness votes on us here

Came out really cool! And with all the leaves around :)
Water colours is something I would love to master... so far I am just looking how other do it :p

Thank you!! Don't be shy, try it. ;) you can only improve with time!

I will.. one day I will :)

It's refreshing, you always surprise me with something new and beautiful.

Thanks. :)

Manually curated by the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.99
TRX 0.13
JST 0.141
BTC 54678.66
ETH 2101.91
BNB 486.51
SBD 7.64