I m 17 years old,started drawing abt 6 months ago...and been lurking here for a while,recently joined the site
so...i hope to get really good someday at drawing and painting ^_^
one of my paintings
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS to learn
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO!! *o*
Last edited by Yuzero; July 28th, 2013 at 11:12 PM.
This is a good start but like you said you have a ways to go, but as long as you have fun along the way it will be worth it.
I'm asking before I post the critique because I can be quite blunt in my critiques, and some dislike that.
Ok here it goes.
Keep in mind that I'm not the best at anatomy but this is a fairly simple pose so it should be alright
this is my paint over
so here is what I changed.
Your anatomy has a fan art feel to it. By that I mean it looks like you are imitating a manga/anime style.
Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with drawing Manga/Anime but If you talked to a good manga/anime artist they will tell you that they spent years learning real human anatomy before they could correctly stylize it.
secondly you made every thing from the waist up too big. (or everything below the waist too small)
as a result its hard to tell the age, is it a 5-7 year old? is it a 12-14 year old?
and finally his left leg looks weird it almost looks like he is an amputee, it might work in a photo but in an illustration cutting the leg off like that nearly always looks weird
In my paint over I picked an age closer to the latter
I brought the shoulders down and in, fixed the collar to be in front view, scaled down the head and moved the head and neck so it was connected to the spine I did this mostly with the warp tool and the transform tool
Drew his left leg back in with a regular high opacity brush, I also fixed the placement of his elbows
How you can avoid this in the future.
Draw from life and do figure drawing, flip your canvas while working it helps you see if you put everything in the right place. and don't be afraid to look at reference photos (from life not anime or manga)
underlying form and values:
As artists/designers its out job to take a 2d surface and make it look 3d.
perhaps the easiest way to do this is with values. But first you need to understand the underlying form. A good way to do this is to think of the body as a bunch of balls squares and imagine how they would look under a spot light from different directions
Right now he looks like he could be hanging on a coat hanger to fix this I picked colors with higher and lower values and filled in some highlights and shadows.
How you can avoid this, squint! it might sound weird but blurring your vision helps you tell if an image looks flat or not if the image looks flat when you squint you need to add a more diverse value palette
Another thing that will help is is not starting with a white canvas. instead fill it with a gray color that way you need highlights and shadows so the subject does not blend in with the background.
You can also make a new layer fill it with black and set it to the color blending mode, this lets you check values without being distracted by saturation and draw lots of still lifes
I had a few more points but they will need to wait, I have class in a few.
Asmundur: thank you for the critique but that painting was done 6 months ago and it was my first or 2nd painting so..... if u cud give crit on the other painting which is my last painting(a week ago),it wud be helpful ^^
I'ts acctually harder to crituqe him because I cant really tell if he is sitting on a table/kitchenbench or whether he is leaning up against a wall
Some face sketches
10 min each
kinda unable to draw much coz of exams
Last edited by Yuzero; December 21st, 2012 at 01:28 PM.
i'll really try to post stuff everyday <..>
only 4 for today
i got lazy
was unable to do stuff coz of shittiness goin in life,almost gave up art
but now everythings well(almost)
so m gonna start art for real from now (hopefully)
and a shitty sketch
,god i suck so much,need a tons more practice
and critiques,helpful links etc are highly appreciated
Hahaha yeah, thanks for coming by and comment!
Your stuff is good, too. I really like your material studies, keep them coming!
A couple studies:
trying to understand how color works....
a couple studiesand sketches:
1 hour still life,should have rendered the glass too /o\
will do these daily hopefully
a study,sketcha and a sketchy painting from imagination
Neck and one enviro study
and a mug from imaginatin,trying to understand the form of the face
guess its good to focus on some things instead of everything,so i'll be focusing on anatomy,form and perspective from now....
didnt get much done today,got sick D:
one multi limb thing and a quick perspective study
gonna do more of those multi limbs,its shitty now but one day eh ^O^
good day people
umm.. a head study............
maaaaan so much to learn
Hi Yuzero! Your studies are getting better and better, and they will certainly help you in your original works so keep doing them! You are on a great start with your skills and being that young I have no doubt that you can make a living with your art someday if you so choose.
EDIT. Maybe you should change your sketchbook name into: "Yuzero doing"?
@Arbinn definitely,studies are only good if they are amking your stuff from imagination better and i hope so
one day i shall change the title to "doing" xD
@Spelledeg thanks man.thats actually not a study xD
experimenting with colors
i think i made the eye too small?
i get goosebumps when i think about how much i have to learn.anatomy,muscles,bones,strucutre,color,enviro s,architecture and a gazillion other things...brrrrr!
You're going to be freaking amazing in a few years. I am stoked. Subscribing to see that progression haha. You're so much better than me 3-4 years ago haha. Keep up the studies. They are lovely to look at Yeah it terrifies me to think about how much there is to learn too haha... I sometimes think about people who don't do any sort of art or music or science and how little they have to work their minds compared to what we need to do to be good at our craft xD Aaaaaanyways haha you are doing so well. Never stop!
Oh and I love your avatar. Limbo is an amazing game
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@Muddythank you very much!!!you flatter me with underserving compliments ^////^,not doing as well as i would like to tho D: and yay! my first subscriber ^o^ and yes Limbo is awesomee : D
heres a sucky still life from life,2 hours i think,got really frustrated after that T.T
focus was supposed to be the apple so only worked on that
just shows how much i have to learn
and shit i am gettin lazy,gonna try not to
EDIT:refined it a bit
Last edited by Yuzero; August 3rd, 2013 at 12:04 AM.
Onion still life from life.....sucking level ichi million
and Zhaoming wu study
Todays still life
dammit why am i gettin lazy,i am only posting still lifes anyone got remedy for laziness? >,>
Great stuff man, keep 'em coming!
@Josh Gardner/Yogurtman thanks \(^o^)/
a half assed fabric still life,i ran out time....
crapola of an environment thumb
annd a 30 min speedpainting