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My problem is, that frankly speaking I have little to criticise, because of my humble experience. The more I browse this forum, the more I know how much I must learn...
Hampus, I guess you're the only person who thinks that apart from my mom. ;] But thanks a lot. That meant something to me.
DoktorNo, we are in similar water then! =]
Here's another paint... although I don't know if it's a 'paint' or not. No refs used, a bit more than 3 hours.
hey i think your talented too better than me anyways... the torso sketch is really good am serious.... i suck at shading and i dont think i can do that....
Hey dude, don't be so hard on yourself. You are doing great, and if you just keep going and practising your figures you'll be ok. You obviously have talent.
nice work in this sketchbook, theres definately improvement.
My first and most important suggestion/crit - keep a positive attitude. It will help you develope a repect for your work - hence patience, less block, and more creative flow.
as for your latest painting, it looks great so far. Try and work on the chest area, the pectorals seem a bit high and small, and the flat sternum below them is slightly awkward and unrealistic. working on the pecs will fix this. also, I'd define the abdomen a bit more, see if you can provide a more constant flow from the upper abs to the chest. I highly suggest using a reference to help you with this area as it can be tough - it is an obscure place that doesn't stick easily in memory. As for the rest of the piece, the arm and neck area look great. keep it up man
hey,we are at the same boat.
there is lack of foreshortening and perspective.try to study perspective.
keep it up.
Need your critique
Keep doing referenced studies, your skill grows before our eyes with each one.
lacadam, thank you for so much encouragement. I really mean it.
Pixelturner, I am trying. I've gotten hold of an Andrew Loomis book.
Radio24, your post changed a lot of me. I'll try my hardest to keep a positive attitude. I am working on that sternum area. You were right, of course. The flow of muscles is hard to notice and even harder to portray. Thank you for your post. Thank you so much.
hmanafi, I will be working on them. Somehow it seems much more difficult to do foreshortened constructions on my tablet. I'm not as used to it as my pencil. But of course, my knowledge is absolutely limited.
Retronym, Thank you. I will continue to try hard.
This is a very quick sketch, maximum 20 minutes. The lighting was kind of referenced from a magazine ( I had observed it around 12 hours back). My pre-boards are on and it is getting more and more difficult for me to give time to my art. Thank you CA for so much inspiration and encouragement. Here it is in full resolution.
Right. My pre-boards got over today.
People have been telling me (and rightly so) that I should be doing more referenced studies. So to begin with I've decided to start doing studies of two basic kinds of things. Ones that breath and ones that don't.
Okay, I have a very bad sense of humour. This one is referenced from pbase.com. About 3/4th the original resolution I worked on.
First off, the self criticism, while humbling, is more of a weakness than an asset. Stop it. Don't brag, but don't prostrate yourself in front of the forum either. You have a lot of talent.
That said, it seems your talent can really shine when you use traditional media. Your figure gestures are very good. Much of the problem in your paintings seems to come from the transition of trying to use a Wacom tablet instead of pen and paper. It's hard to have the same control over digital. Something that just takes time.
Yes, much of your anatomy is flawed, but not terribly. The human body is very, very symmetrical. Make sure you're watching that eyes stay on the same line, that shoulders come out from the head at equal distances (based on perspective, of course) and so forth.
You have a lot of potential, both realized and yet to be realized. Keep working!!
Hey Vritra...thanks for your comment.
Very cool stuff you've got here...youre sense of value and your painterly approach are very promising. I really like the environment...those things are great to get a feel for atmosphere and value (reminds that i have to practice that too ).....
man, you're 17....there is great potential. Keep on studying the human figure and color theory...if you're interested...here is a very good link for basic color theory....it helped me a lot.
Keep up the good work
snubbed, yes I'm working on that attitude problem of mine. It's just that when I see the quality of art here I feel so insignificant. Thank you for your kind words. I will try and get more accustomed to the Tablet, and work on the human anatomy.
Delmar, thank you so much for the thread. It has been enlightening. I love your work.
Here's a random sketch. Hardly an hour on this.
Trust me you are not the only one with problems on their tablet, i draw so bad on it, it is not eveny funny... the last post is not bad, i like it.
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Referenced from pbase.com again (amazing website!)...
Keep up the studies, you're definitely on the right track. This tut helped me immensely. http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm#shadows
hey, great stuff, one thing i can say is that i find that (for the post of the girl with a hat) her eye (the one on the right) is to flat and is not where it should be. Am not very good at explaining but i hope that you get what i mean
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