That's the homepage of your (future) website? Where's the text going to go? imo, it is way too much - you want to tease, tantalize and lure people in, not whallop them over the head. Who is your target audience? Fellow artists? Potential employers? If the latter, then remember that they, above all, value simplicity and ease of use. They don't want to be overwhelmed with images, they want to know where to go to view your art in a calm and rational fashion. Remember, they're business people...not artists. They don't want to hunt all over the homepage looking for a button that *might* lead them to your gallery or contact info. Unless you're trying to sell yourself as a web designer, keep it really simple and focus on making it easy for non-artists (and even low-web users) to navigate to where you want them to go. Which, naturally, is your killer art. So, have a few pics on your front page, enough to whet the appetite. Check around online and find a layout that you like and imitate it. Grids are good - grids are our friends! They make navigation that much more easy. Hope that helps.
hey, sweet thread man. your work is really good. the only thing i can really say is that your anatomy is a little off in certain places but jsut keep drawing and you will learn how to fix those minor problems. keep it coming, i look forward to coming here again!
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Yes, take your head from the middle.
I think you should put the drawings to one side and the PS sketches to the other side.
Great drawing skills in general .
Really love the portraits.
Nice sketching! I like that clown a lot!
a front page must be as simple as can be!
stick with one, maximum 2 drawing styles in there
nothing should be done without a minimim project or study....
create a sign of yourown...in stead of your head
i don't understand why you put that head in there....
you invite us to see your work, and yet, your head says: "begone!...I'm sad!" or something like that....
as for the rest of the sketches....they are good, but it I see that the problems with heads [and arms and leg extremity] representations ar still prezent...
perhaps some of you will desaproove me, but if none will tell you what is good and what is wrong....what is the point?
please excuse my poor spelling....
Holla Icey! Long time no see. Nice works you got hire. Your anatomical drawings have improved a lot and i see your paintigs are geting better too. I agree whith Teigrob over the site topic.
keep posting dude!
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Great work on those pencils Icey.
Big improvement from the first page!
Ah, so I've found the bastion of Icey!
Really amazing work here, and some marvelous improvement...it's really nice to see all together, I know we will be seeing much more of your work here!
For the moment i prefer the hand made drawings..la care esti bun frate!!!!!!Keep it so!!! I love your work!!!!
Looking good Icey <> shading is getting more sensitive
i have seen your stuff for quite a while and have always had a great deal of respect...I made a few crits for you below:
lovely page of studies... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...odjajjfpsd.jpg) if i had to critique anything about it, i'd say that the figure in the upper right corner might need to be a little more seperated from the background. not sure how you'd do it, but in the ones on the upper left it works somehow.
i really like where this one is going, although i feel like the blue whale (or, uhhh, whatever species it is) is a little bit too blue and the supporting mech-stuff too green. maybe tone the saturation down just a little... sure the water's reflected light is blue, but i guess i think of these whales as a little more of a dull-grey blue. not sure this makes sense, but i hope so.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...d/f337527a.jpg terrifying but delightful and expressively fun
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...d/dd8ef96e.jpg this one is really great--i will keep it in mind as i'm figure drawing next time around!
Something good is happening here <> I am seeing more focus and less rendering just to render <> it is a very good thing <> take your seat at the top
its been long since ive checked ur stuff icey. cool man.. digging the last update.
I loved those life drawing. Like, o my nice, im in love with that paper.
THe huge guy in ur last update. i might suggest add more detials to his skin, now he looks like a soft cool monster. ;D like the neck or maybe under his tits ;D
neywaz,, Its looking great. wish u luck for the romanian contest
wonderfull stuff !!
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These are moving in the right direction <> like to see stronger activity around the face and neck on the first dude stronger accent on eyes and mouth and really accentuate the muscles on the neck and try to pull the head forward from the rest of the body <> I personally would have made the head larger in this pic <> your proportion problem with the head is a result of doing the head first <> if I am wrong let me know.
The second figure I like better and little stronger accents on face will really bring it to life.
Need to get in there and work the nose and mouth dude <> look at the OLD Masters there ain't as much detail there as you thing <> it is about choices <> a few lines can do a lot.
Great to see you producing such beautiful imaginative drawings here as well! Really beautiful work, and your classical training is really shining through in your sketches.
What's missing I think in your digital renditions is the sense of value that you are so good at achieving in your traditional work. All, or most traditionally trained artists struggle to make the leap from traditional to digital / tradigital, and as you know well I'm no exception! What I recommend for all new digital artists (or fairly new) is to try a grayscale painting using just 3 values ~ white, mid~gray, and black. This may seem like a baby step, but it can vastly improve your ability to build up form through value, which is always more important than color.
Looking forward to following both your CA and CGTalk threads! Keep rockin'!
Whoa, that last one is pretty wicked, Icey!! Here are my thoughts, your lines aren't very fluid and things look purty durn stiff around here usually. That's a a crit for you. Take it home. Chew on it. Try to loosen up and be confident in that line or at least fake it better. Another thing is bump up the contrast in those pencils. Make some areas really pop. Everything just seems to be runnin' flat and in a way that seems safe for you to draw. Keep pushin' the boundries, mate. Good stuff.