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Jason sketch

Jason sketch

Jason sketch by Jadis
Jason sketch by Jadis


I know this is barely a sketch. I'm posting because I hope doing so will somehow encourage me to pursue the project. 

The pose, perspective and anatomy are incorrect in several ways.

I want to learn to draw character sketches which are anatomically accurate. I KNOW I should learn by practicing drawing live people and reference photos but I haven't been able to get myself to focus on actually doing that.

I also want to learn to draw simplified character illustrations. again, I need to practice, and create a simplified style I am comfortable with. 

This is Jason Scot-Harris the protagonist of my 2007 Nano Novel. I've recently decided to make a collection of art related to this story in the order it would appear in the story. a sort of randomly illustrated version of the story. 

so he's sitting on the roof of his tower [build a hundred or so years in his past by his hero Jordan Kerrigan-Smith, which is several hundred years in our future] which is an addition to Waters Hall, an actual old stone building on the KSU campus in Manhattan Ks which actually currently houses the anthropology department, Entemonlogy and Economics.In Jason's time it is Anthropology, alien studies and Dream Science. He Specializes in Retro-technology and Dream science.

the Guitar was given to his father Desmond by Desmond's Adopted stepfather. it's made of a giant turtle shell and has magical properties, and was actually made for Jason before he was born. He takes it with him pretty much everywhere he goes and uses it to calm himself.  

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TeeJay87 on May 29, 2016, 1:27:56 AM

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TeeJay87The only incorrect part is torso of this man - it should be slightly bent to right instead having straight shape. But since it's a sketch, it can be quite easily fixed.
Apart from this one, the sketch looks convincing.

Jadis on May 30, 2016, 8:09:09 AM

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Jadisyou're right. his torso is too straight. thanks. and thanks for your encouragement.

Firiel on May 28, 2016, 10:46:44 AM

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FirielThe pose is fairly anatomically believable to me, although I am sure practice would help it even more.
And I like the idea of a magic turtleshell guitar. :) Although... unless the definition of guitar has changed in the future, guitars are normally less round? Or is the circle a placement sketch to help with his pose? Don't mean to be rude, I'm just a little confused.

Jadis on May 28, 2016, 7:52:00 PM

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JadisThanks very much for the interesting question.  standard acoustic guitars have, of course, sort of pear shape bodies, but electric guitars are sometimes made with various different shaped bodies because they don't depend on the resonation of the sound chamber to produce the sound. Some backpacking guitars [acoustic] have small triangular bodies. so I was assuming different shapes were possible for an acoustic guitar, not really knowing. the mainhtihg is the body has to be hollow and have holes for sound to escape. 
I've actually wonder about the feasibility of making a stringed instrument from a turtle shell, but never looked it up for you, I googled it and apparently it can be done although it is illegal to kill turtles for this purpose. in my defense, it was made on an alien planet, using alien technology.  And I'm sure he obtained the shell in some humane and ecologically friendly way. 
that doesn't look exactly as I imagine Jason's guitar, but same general Idea. 
I was thinking that tuning is what defines a guitar, not form. if it has 6 strings which can be tuned to standard guitar tuning I think it is considered a guitar. 12 string guitars are the same tuning only two each of every string, I think? 
other representations [not much better] of Jason's Guitar
I think his gutar might look more like a lute or a sitar or something. I'm not sure yet what it really looks like. but now I'm gonna really think about it. thank you for that. :D

Falconlobo on May 27, 2016, 7:04:29 AM

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Falconlobonice pose and feet

Jadis on May 27, 2016, 7:31:59 AM

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Falconlobo on May 27, 2016, 7:35:59 AM

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