Hey Android, thanks heaps for the feedback this is exactly the thing that I need to be told. I've trained as a designer but not as an illustrator and I feel there are a few basic things like aerial perspective that I'm missing from lack of training. That's why im here. I see what you mean about shadow gaining saturation and less saturated towards the light, I've always drawn and painted as if it were the other way around. I'll do some more studies and see how they turn out. The reference img you linked me to has a similar colour scheme to my last piece hah. One thing I find has is painting pieces with multiple focal points. I tend to centre everything. S:
I'd give you some feedback to it you want it? Although you're already really awesome. Maybe more work on your figures perhaps?
android, if I may ask, when did you start drawing? I think I remember seeing you on this in the past but your latest EOW's strike a familiar chord. Are you working in freelance on your own? I'd definitely like to see more variety in here, but you already know it's all thumbs up to your environmental excavations. Keep it up, friend.
hey vulgar, thanks for visiting my sb, Iīm drawing for about 6 years until now and visited some art classes in color theory, design and sketching. In these classes we learned also some perspective sketching and character stuff but than I ran out of money and since than Iīm on my own. As Iīm over the age of 30 I thought that I put all resources I have into environments and learn this as good as I can rather than trying to learn too many things. Thatīs why my sb is lacking variety.
However Iīm plannig to visit some online workshops this year where I try to improve my character/vehicle/mecha stuff too and get the courage to post em here. Until now I worked as a web designer and programmer for online shops in Berlin which I learned myself too but then my father died suddenly and I moved to my mother and help in the restaurant of my parents as cook/manager/advertiser.
As I like drawing more than anything else I still try to improve as good as I can but time is a big issue for me. Right now I enjoy EOW because it helps me keep on the right track. Do you think I have potential for some paid freelancing? At the moment I see it as just for fun but I made some good improvements the last year, at least thatīs what some feedback is telling me so lets see what this year will bring me. At least some good images for my portfolio I hope...
thank you very much for the comments guys
@daflom - yes, the eow has really high standard and one automatically tries to improve in order to keep track, itīs sometimes hard when noone votes for you but donīt give up and try to learn something whenever you enter the eow by making tutorials and stuff, at least thatīs how I approach it. Last but least the crits are very constructive and you can build up on it
your compositions are really different and dynamic...
tell me 1 thing... do you paint it directly on computer or first you made some rough traditional paintings and sketches and then go to the computer...
ok, i try to do a crtique on your last post. i hope its ok to do some (very rough) overpainting..
you know from my work that i'm by far no professional and so please consider this critique as an amateurs opinion
1. focal point: for me that region in the midground with its warm orange next to the blue river and the quite intense green on the left attracts the eye the most. i dont`think that this was your intention. this cave people on the right are imo way more interesting than this orange rock.
which leads me to 2. the cavemen:i know you have this high value contrast there on the mountain edge but it really has to "fight" against that orange spot. maybe try to darken the cave so this guy coming out of it pops more out, or if you like to feature the one sitting next to the fire he needs way more contrast. he now almost blends into the ground.
3.the three trees: i think there is some overlap missing. if for instance the back tree overlaps the front one you could create a better sense of distance..
4. rock in the bg: i think it has too much contrast/not enough atmospheric perspective, and its to big compared to his orange friend in the mg. some overlapping rocks in the mg/bg would help as well (for distance/depth)
as i said this are just my thoughts and i'm just a beginner at this whole composition thing, maybe you can get something out of it. and please correct me if i got anything terribly wrong
keep it up!
thanks daflom, you made some very good points, and I can definitely take something out of it. There are many things that could be improved, especially a more dramatic lighting, light source more defined and so on I did this painting quite fast to get an interesting shot down, my next one will be a bit more refined then I hope. Thanks again daflom, itīs allways good to have some advice...
Your digitals and enviros look fantastic, it inspires me to work, cuz I have a looong way to go to get to your level, but...
let's see some more studies, get that pencil out, or even the tablet and a bridgman/anatomy/animal book, whatever and start those studies, and post them so we can watch you progress!!
you're enviros would improve so much with some characters to add some characters
sorry bout that
anyway, looks great, just keep working at it!
mmmm nice light in the enviros
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