I haven't been drawing alot for the latest 2 years, to do music and stuff instead, but the other day I found my old wacom tablet and did a DSG. It was as fun as it ever was, so I figured I might as well keep doing this and have a neat lil' sketchbook to keep track.
Any critique or advice is warmly appreciated. =)
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Last edited by derelic7; August 23rd, 2009 at 05:28 PM.
i think you should start going into more detail with ur pictures.
wat you got is a good start but theres nothing better than having close to a finished piece
id like to see more soon
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Hey bud thanks for checking my SB out I really appreciate it!
I agree that I would like to see a LITTLE more detail in your stuff, I definitely understand what your going for, but I think you could take it just a little farther and get some better results.
Really like the last one you posted!
Keep it up and all that good stuff!
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I really like the work you have shown here. It appeals to what i have been trying to do with a few of my own pieces. I agree with the others that i would like to see a detailed one, however i still love the stuff you have here. It really does show how the colours are combined. To look at these as they are such raw pictures and to just lok at the colours used is beneficial in its self.
You have some nice ideas and designs, and you're not afraid to tackle rather ambitious subjects, I like that. Plus you obviously have a more than decent grasp of colour.
What the others said though, they're all quite rough. Maybe you should try tightening up just the focal area of your images first, the rest is collateral, after all.
One other thing I noticed, your values tend to be a bit all over the place. Try laying out everything in large colour blocks, it makes your image easier to read and things look more coherent. So for instance, if you have a dark figure, keep most of it dark, and don't give him bright yellow sleeves or something. Make something else bright instead to balance out your image. Does that make sense?
You seem to have addressed most of this in your last image already though.
I totally agree with your points, especially the values. Yeah I have had some issues with trying to bring spice or interest with the characters, but it kind of backfired because they become very hard to read.
Most of the time, though, I'm very aware of what is wrong with a particular painting, it's just that I don't find it interesting enough to rectify but instead bring that awareness to the next painting.
I'm very, very glad to hear that about my last image, because I really felt like I'm moving in the right direction. You never know whether that translates to other people, so thanks.
some of your compositions are pretty cool man
one thing that catches my eye is your brush strokes
remember: less is more
try going big and bold, as appose to using tiny brushes and scribbling to get the effect
i did a very quick paintover to show you what i mean (hope you dont mind)
note the face and hoody, didnt do it on anything else, so just ignore it haha
but yeah, use bigger brushes, itll improve your speed too
p.s, i love the textures in some of your pieces, esp the last one