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Alright, I'm working in pencil and I'm not really that great with anything with color. So, it's going to stay black and white.
I'd really appreciate some imput. The first image has an attempt at a background. I didn't want them to draw away from Sonja so I didn't make them really detailed or anything. Is that wrong? Should I take them out?
Any crits would be welcome.
Currently your composition is a bit too centered. gal in middle with 2 on the side. Try move em around a bit to get something more interesting. Then your anatomy is a bit off overall so you might want to spend some time on that. Her right arm (leftside of pic) is bending a bit funky. Try some studies of the of parts and then come back and try fix it up
Kidult pretty much nailed it. The main issue I see here is the anatomy.
The leg in the front seems like it's too big for the boot and it's a bit crooked, if you see what I mean. Other than that her torso is a bit twisted, and the arm in the back is just a bit off in proportion.
I'm sure you can surf around the net, and find some good ebooks on anatomy and such to aid you.
The fox looks fine, but you could try adding some tiny details to the background figures just to give them more identity.
Besides all that, it's a really cool piece.
Since this is for a CHoW, I wouldn't worry about the background figures. They aren't necessary (and time is short, if you intend to take this to poll).
The thing that strikes me about all your drawings is the overall grayness of them. All lines have equal weight and importance. You could make a quick improvement if you had some variation in tonal quality or line weight.
One way would be to think of the outside lines as opposed to the inside lines. The outside lines that define the silhouette are generally more important than the lines inside the figure that define her gear and her features and so on. That's handling tonal or line relationships based on shape.
Another, different approach would be to think of light as a kind of gravity. A simple light falling downward would bathe the tops of the forms, and shadows would 'puddle' at the bottom. That's variation based on light.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Thanks everyone! I think I'll take stoats advice and leave the background out of this one. But, I'll definitely take the other things into consideration and really try my hardest to apply them.
An updated image, I still have another several hours I can use to push this. I fixed the arm and leg, I think. I may still look horribly the same. I think part of that is the fear of messing up is keeping me from changing it too much. I'm going to really settle down and be prepared to make some radical changes to push this.
Oh, and I took Stoat's suggestion and tried to make it less gray, looking at it now, I realize that I really didn't change it that much. I looked really changed to me when I was doing it. Again, with that fear thing! lol. Any more suggestions would be helpful.
The front leg looks a bit better but the arms are still off - got a digital cam or no someone with one? Grab to props for sword pose and get a pic snapped. The foreshortening on the back arm is off and the front arm still shows a lack of knowledge. The forearm should be longer than the upper arm in this pose.
Keep it up tho - this is how you learn!
Thank you, I will do that, see what I can come up with.