I never did digital art until this year, and these were my first. I hope you can see a difference in a good way between the first and the last. These are illustrations for a story my friend and I are writing...
The first: Kier. This was the first baby I have EVER drawn. I don't like the eyes that they're not focused. But it was both my first digital piece and first baby so...
The Second: Character study, Circe. I like how her eyes look focused and alive, but I don't like the shading. It looks too... blurry. Also, her right hand looks a little large?
The Third: Wynn and Brande W/ Oliver. I liked how this one came out, actually.
Any crit would be welcome, but if you say something is off, could you please elaborate on what exactly you're thinking is off? Thanks in advance for any help you might have.
It doesn't matter even if they are finished, they're still, honestly, not professional quality, or even really in the range of being qualified enough to be posted in the FF section.
You want to further yourself? Well; here's your chance. The Critique center offers a goldmine of information and people willing to help, only if you're willing to listen.
Though you have no intentions upon revisiting them, let the people here help further you for future projects. As Matsign said; there isn't anything lazy about the artists in the Finally Finished section.
I'm sorry if I sound too harsh, I'm just trying to be honest. Here's something... Try to get as far away as humanly possible from the digital painting/picture combo. Using pictures as a reference is OK, but being lazy, and putting what you've actually done over a blurred picture is not widely accepted, as far as I know, for a background.
Next... The anatomy. You draw in a cartoonish way, yes, but I'm seeing a few errors. The second piece of the larger woman, it looks like she has no neck because of the way her head is tilted. Her clothes look sloppy and hastily drawn on, and there aren't really any fabric folds. Same with the other two.
You say these are your first few attempts with digital painting, and I see some potential, but you need to first take a hold of and.. "Master" (There is always something new to learn. You never truly master anything.) the pencil and paper. Seeing as this is the only example of your art that I've seen on these froums, you should step back from the digital painting.
The female in the last paintings arm is a bit wonky in comparison to her hand - her hand is too small, and her arm seems a bit too thick and too long. The face of the toddler seems a bit off as well, though I cannot pinpoint it.
Please don't take my advice as ill words; I'd love to see more from you and help you improve. :3 I'm still a learner myself. Let the professionals take a glance and -let- them, "rip your art apart," so to speak, even if you have no intentions upon going back to it, their advice is still invaluable.
The Finally Finished section is a little confusingly named-- it's generally reserved for showing off professional-quality work. You can read more about the distinction here.
Why are you so set on declaring your pieces 'finished'? Isn't it possible that someone could point out something that would make your work even better? And if so, wouldn't you like to implement that suggestion?
Art is never truly finished (even for professionals), but for my sake, of these 3, I have to move on. I cannot continueously work on them at the moment, though I'm open to anything to make them better. I will use any crit given for new projects and perhaps later when I have more time, I'll go back and work on them. My ego isn't so large I won't accept any help. I missunderstood the forum, and for that I apologize. I shall post here instead, or in the sketches or help me sections ^_~
I have to admit, while I'm a professional artist, I'm a graphic designer who developes websites using X,Y coordinates, so the "pen and paper" thing doesn't generally come up. I enjoy drawing in the comic style. Cartoon with a hint of real person behind it. I find that style the most fun. I'm good at taking what I'm looking at and recreating it, but I'm not very good at creating images from my brain or creating people. That's what I was hoping for in this forum. People who are knowledgeable who can help.
Last edited by Cassiopeia13; November 17th, 2008 at 12:16 AM.