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Read the sticky threads.
Figure and gesture practice should be done from life, not from artificial models.
Copying may be useful to understand another artist's working method, but little else....
You are doing a formulaic placement of facial features without structure or relation to the underlying bone.
I'd suggest to sketch some skulls.
Yeah, if anyone deserves a dinosaur named after them it's him. :)
You need to fix:
Did I mention you need to fix the perspective?
Don't try to guess it. Plot it. After a lot more practice you'll be able to ad lib it...
The bottom left one is the clearest-reading one. The top right one is better for showing the creature - just make lighting clearer.
With all due respect, your DA gallery shows you have some trouble actually applying what you may already know about colour.
Please do not get defensive. You've got your answers and more, don't...
Oh for pete's sake. Leonor, do whatever you want, dear. :)
All luck to you in your creative endeavors.
You didn't notice the irony in that phrase, did you? First you accuse me of making up something I believe right, then go and make up something about me that you believe is right.
Yes, I have...
That's why I said papier-mache. It looks like patches of painted rice paper.
Thanks! Making fantasy stuff feasible is something I kind of specialize in. :D
Although that was a tiny C.O.W. We need more participants, and more pros to really kick this off. The Helpful Bear...
Why are you blaming CA for what you did to yourself? Looks like your issue was about fear of making something imperfect, not being up to some standards you imagined, and that's what was paralyzing...
We were not mocking him for his art being not up to some standard, we mocked him for his delusions of being the greatest master in the world and pre-antagonizing everyone by warning in the first...
Recommended books: "Perspective Made Easy" by Norling, "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" and "Successful Drawing" by Loomis. That should be enough to occupy you for quite a while.
It is tricky, all right. I recall reading a snippet from Degas who was complaining about exactly the same thing, so you are in good company...
Part of it is just lack of experience. If you are...
It has more to do with the way our brain perceives space. The eye is a camera, so it registers curved edges, but the processor in the brain "straightens" them internally to keep track of the spatial...
You can make a logo or 3D with anything in it, including rabbits and/or old public domain etchings. Have fun.
Yeah, I know the feeling... you keep chugging along, nearly finished, and suddenly someone points out the character has both left hands. ARRRRRGHH! ;)
That one was cool. I saved the photos...
Use more value contrast in the thumbnails. You essentially try to make them into shaded line drawings, and it would help more if you focus on spot values, like in paintings. Virtually the only one...
For C.O.W #314 ( http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=275164 ) to help it along.
Well, there is that. His and Pournelle's aliens are always interesting.
Yes, that's the one. :)
And so much to work on... especially figures and architecture. The WIPs on it aren't...
Well, he's just called you a "hired moderator" on his private site. :) Do you feel hired, Black Spot?
Check the symmetry and structure again. You've got the right eye set an inch higher than the left one.
There is no reason a total beginner cannot learn this; everyone had started out as a total beginner, after all.
You'll need a good basis in conventional drawing skills to be able to work from...
Looks like acrylics and papier-mache. You can use anything, really.