View Full Version : Caran-hurok #03 – Harbad and Thoran
09-18-2002, 06:43 AM
Here’s another preliminary sketch for my comic project „The Heart of Caran-hűrok“. This is a scene when the main character Thoran remembers himself sitting on the knees of his grandfather Than Harbad being told the story of how Harbad got a special sword from an important Albic leader. I feel that there are some mistakes in this sketch and would be very thankful if anybody could point them out and help me to correct them.
I’ll be off this forum for a few days due to a friend’s wedding but hopefully find some replies to this by Thursday next week.
09-18-2002, 07:46 AM
I like the idea behind the sketch :) The only thing I could see is the how you drew the boy. The sketch as it is, looks like a young man sitting on a giant's lap. Maybe the boy could be a bit bigger or make him look younger??
09-18-2002, 09:14 AM
This is going to be a goodie. I'll be looking out for updates :)
09-18-2002, 11:09 AM
One suggestion I have, since you asked: The kid's head needs to be bigger to suggest that he's young. Children aren't proportioned the same way as adults.
You need to enlarge the head and hands of the child. Right now the hands are infantile and the facial features are that of a man. The cranium seems in proper proportion, but is too small. It may be helpful to find some refs of grandparents with children to check your work.
09-18-2002, 01:43 PM
I'd have to agree with the comments about proportion. Additionally, the grandfather's head looks a bit long/large in proportion to the body.
The boy, however really has some proportion issue with the skull. I think one important thing to keep in mind is that the size of the head doesn't change a great deal as a child ages. The features grow and the skull itself doesn't grow as much as other parts of the body. This is the reason why young children's heads look so huge in relation to their body.
Maybe this will help. This is my son at 9 months old. If you look at his head size, the point from top to chin is almost 3/4 of Santa's head size from top to chin even though his height at that time was about 28 inches.
10-01-2002, 04:34 AM
Thank you all for setting me on the right way to proportion. Special thanks to Elankat for the photo reference. Once re-worked I'll post it here for further critics.
10-01-2002, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by Elankat
Maybe this will help. This is my son at 9 months old.
Check the proportions again Jester, been loving your dwarf sketches, so I'm looking forward to more on this... here's my 15 minute sketch and some photoshop fun of Elankat's son... :D
10-01-2002, 09:34 AM
How was the wedding?
I've seen your post somewhere before? hmmm...forgot where.
I agree with the others. I find renderring children very difficult....I don't have a lot of practice.
Elankat....your son is a cutie-pie!
Bobby....what an imagination you have! Excellent renderring BTW!
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