Posted Jul 8, 2005, 5:13:16 PM

This is the first fanart I put online here that's totally mine mine mine. It's Vegeta! And I already mentioned that I suck at the DBZ-faces, but maybe if you people tell me what I'm doing wrong, he'll actually look like Vegeta in the end. Yes, this thing isn't finished yet. I just wanted to know what you thought of it the way it is now.

By the way, I did the auto contrast thing suggested by BogusRed and I like the result. While I was working on the pic anyway, I did my best to disguise the evidence of the fact that my eraser hates me. You can still see it a little above Vegeta's left eye, sorry about that. Let's all blame the eraser!

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  • Jul 8, 2005
    Yes it's much easier to see the drawing especially as a thumbnail if the contrast is amped up on pencil stuff. I think you did a great job on his face. In fact, he looks very hot Embarrassed
    You are doing a great job on this drawing. Keep going. You may want to change the legs though. It looks like they are facing the opposite direction of his torso.
  • Jul 8, 2005
    Ooooo, I like, I like. And I don't see where you're 'not' good at DBZ faces; this is excellent! And like I said before, I love that sharp style art, very cool.
  • Jul 8, 2005
    This looks absolutely amazing and I don't see where you are having trouble with the faces. I think they look spot on. About the eraser thing, it is easier to just draw your lines and then don't erase until the very end. That keeps the paper from being ripped away from constant erasing. So, yes, we'll blame the eraser. Stupid eraser. There should be some feature on your scanner or editor that lets you erase those eraser lines. Anyway, this looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the finished product.
  • Jul 8, 2005
    Wow, i love it already! His face is pretty vegeta like...the only thing i see is maybe his eyebrows, their more straight...other then that, it's perfect! Great job VTP!!!!
  • Jul 8, 2005
    Lol, I bet that if I put a really ugly pic online you'll still love it. Fine with me though!

    And I think I can't draw the faces because first of all I AM doing something wrong, I know that for sure, just don't know what it is. And second, I don't think I show the true personality of the character enough. If you take a look at the work of Stealth Nerd, you'll see that the personality is all over the place. I want to have that same effect...
    • Jul 8, 2005
      Well, i can only talk about me, dont worry, when i give a critic its always what i truly think. Here ,we believe in creative critics!
      I can only say what i think, and for me yur art has its own personnality. Sure it doesn't give off the personality Akira Toriyama gave to vegeta in the manga but than again its yur art not Akira's... The drawing is even better because theres a bit of you in it, its not just a perfect copyof the original! Eh...i hope you understand what i mean...Slant
  • Jul 8, 2005
    Whaddaya mean you suck at DBZ faces???!! Whatarya talkin' about??? *shakes you* Girl, this is awesome! This picture is so fluid; He looks so alive.
    I honestly don't see how it could be any better, except maybe if you did a colored version, but even then... this is sooo cool. More, more, more! lol
    +fav ^_^
  • Jul 8, 2005
    Aw, I just realized you gave me a compliment there... thanks VTP! I really can't see how your pictures are different, but since you can feel that there's something wrong in how you're rendering the faces, you'll have to get comfortable with it on your own. Seems to me like you've already got things well in hand; my honest opinion is that this pic screams Vegeta, and quite frankly, I wish my sketches looked this good!! ^_^
    Just keep up the awesome work, practice makes perfect. You'll probably have to get comfy with your rendering style/technique before you'll be satisfied, and even then you might not. We artists are so hard on ourselves, lol!
    Ok, I've taken up enough space here. It truly is awesome, VTP; I cannot wait to see more!!! Corky Smile
  • Jul 9, 2005
    ooh! this is awesome! and I LOVE your icon Vegeta looks so adorable!
  • Aug 29, 2005
    Great job! Love the expression and the pose ^_^
  • Jul 9, 2010
    Great sketch! I love the dynamic feel of it. Smile