Time to Face the truth - Ink Fairy Contest Entry



  • Yeah, there's some hands, and not bad at all. I like how your line work for him is lumpy and not so perfect, really works.



  • @Blitz55
    thats the thing with "monster". you can just make it look inacurate and it still works somehow. these hands with that anatomy on the girl...not so much ;p

    current version, still wip
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  • @Molambo That's so true and one of the reasons I enjoy drawing creatures as well. Our mind isn't as tuned in to their features as they are to a humans so something can be quite off and look completely fine. Haha.

    This is turning out great, I like the little ink skull, and I'm curious to see how you do the wings. Her expression works more and more as the Ink Fairy Creature comes to life behind her.



  • @Blitz55 said in Time to Face the truth - Ink Fairy Contest WIP:

    @Molambo That's so true and one of the reasons I enjoy drawing creatures as well. Our mind isn't as tuned in to their features as they are to a humans so something can be quite off and look completely fine. Haha.

    This is turning out great, I like the little ink skull, and I'm curious to see how you do the wings. Her expression works more and more as the Ink Fairy Creature comes to life behind her.

    creatures/monster for the win...or more the participant trophy :p
    the wings are something i experiment with right now. no clue which way to go. i can either paint little vains in, do it black and paint over with white or do some other kind of texture work? i have to look up some inker and what they tend to do when its on a black background.



  • I like the idea you’re going with. The monster design is interesting and he looks a bit creepy which looks like what you’re going for. The girl’s hair is rendered well. The angles of the arms help to make the image more dynamic too.

    One thing that stood out to me was the shape of the girl’s arms. Her face is smooth but her arms look about 40 years too old. I think some smoother lines on her arms would help to keep them consistent with her age and possibly separate her more from the monster behind her. Her left arm looks a bit skinnier than her right one too. Maybe it’s the angle. I know humans are difficult but the struggle is worth it. I hope these suggestions are helpful. I look forward to seeing the finished result.



  • @kimmypie hmmm, its not supposed to be skin but clothed instead like in the ref image. or do you mean the shape overall? other arm looks skinnier because its supposed to be behind her like in the image where she uses it to stand up. the whole anatomy is wonkey even with ref, should have spend more time on the sketch phase instead to rush to ink.



  • @Molambo I went back to the reference image. I didn’t see it the first time I posted. I only looked at your image.
    I see the foreshortening there in the photo, but its not reading that way in yours. If you put some negative space making the waist smaller it may help. Her shoulders are much wider than her waist because they are closer to the camera. That lean forward is tough to do.

    I think if you draw in some of the fabric folds especially on the waist it would show the pinching that’s happening there which will help to lean her forward.

    I hope these suggestions help.



  • @kimmypie
    it does. i try now to bring some more form into it with shading and see how that goes. in term of changing form via repaint, the only option i have right now is the left side with the hair where i can change the arm a bit and her mid/upper body part by enlargen the hair space or even add some infront of her and not just behind. depending on how that all goes i still consider a rework of her by drawing her again on a new paper but i first try to finish this piece.

    ps: wings are not done but i go the white gel pen way and paint some strains into it.
    current state
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  • @Molambo she definitely looks more forward now. I think the folds really help.



  • @Molambo I am loving your take on the prompt! It's very unique. Quite dark and menacing fairy design. Also, the expression on Ellie's face is perfect 😃



  • It's coming together. Looking forward to seeing the wings fleshed out. I think they'll be a key feature in this image. 🙂



  • @Molambo looks like an interesting story!



  • @Blitz55 yeah, the will be the final, did i fuck it up or not part of the image.
    tackling it right now but its still wip. going to darken the outlines down much more and adding more white "shine" to em.

    current wip version
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    i think i should be able to finish it till friday, i dont want to overwork the thin paper so i always let it rest to really dry up before i go and add washes



  • Final Version
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    Feel free to add suggestions/feedback in case i missed something or could enhance it in your eyes.


  • SVS OG

    @Molambo Oh that looks good! When the body in the background wsn't showing it bothered me having the fairy head right behind her head but now it all works and makes sense, her expression, etc. It looks really good!



  • @MOO
    the shading and final lineart for sure improved it compared to the first early glance but i guess that's always the case.

    posture of her is still something that bothers me and as i mentioned earlier in the thread i am redrawing her on a new sheet to see if i can improve her or not but thats something i take my time with regardless the deadline. still in scribble stage and her arms give me more struggle then i would have thought to make em look bend while keeping the overall silhouette.


  • SVS OG

    @Molambo Looking at the resource you posted I can see a few things: Notice that her neck is much thinner tan what you drew, the shoulders are more square. and the line from her armpit outling her torso is at more of an angle. Look at the angles and lines in relation to other parts. I like to check the angles with my pencil and find a body part to use as a measuring tool-like the nose length. You have a good drawing there. I think a body is the hardest thing to draw...well, actually I am worse with perrspective but I still have a lot to learn about drawing the human body too. It's definitely looking good, to me 🙂



  • @MOO said in Time to Face the truth - Ink Fairy Contest Entry:

    @Molambo Looking at the resource you posted I can see a few things: Notice that her neck is much thinner tan what you drew, the shoulders are more square. and the line from her armpit outling her torso is at more of an angle. Look at the angles and lines in relation to other parts. I like to check the angles with my pencil and find a body part to use as a measuring tool-like the nose length. You have a good drawing there. I think a body is the hardest thing to draw...well, actually I am worse with perrspective but I still have a lot to learn about drawing the human body too. It's definitely looking good, to me 🙂

    yeah, the neck is way to big, i mean she could be a swimmer, bodybuilding kid but....eh. thx for the tips, trying to see if i can incoorporate that in how i tackle her.

    overall i think it turned out okayish as a whole but anatomy, humans are for sure something i have to work on but that goes for a lot of things. building things up with forms no matter what is def something i have to go back to so that i can freely rotate things and add perspective to it but i know thats something i am lacking right now.



  • This is a unique take on the theme, and I love it!


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