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Perspective is a bit skewed. The features look like they are sliding off of the head a bit. When you start a head drawing, try constructing a ball and block in perspective (a la Loomis) and then...
I don't think the background is really the most pressing issue with this piece at the moment. There are anatomical problems which need to be addressed first.
It is clear that you haven't thought...
October 11th, 2014
Cameras do not see the same way your eyes do.
In the act of drawing from a still-life, you are creating a 2D representation of a 3D world that you are actually experiencing. When you draw from a...
October 5th, 2014
I don't think the design is really the problem, although there are numerous things you could do to make it stronger.
The real problem is that your skill level does not match your ambition.
NSFW - Nudity I am all for incorporating softcore porn into...
I am all for incorporating softcore porn into fantasy art whenever possible, so you get lots of brownie points from me on that one.
On the other hand, the picture is suffering from a number of...
September 30th, 2014
If you feel the need to hide what you are doing from your family, you are sending them a message that there is something wrong with a nude human body, even in the context of art.
That is your...
Your images are too big. Please reduce them in size so they actually fit on the screen (personally, I recomment 800 - 1200 px in width).
September 15th, 2014
If you can't wrap your head around the theoretical lighting, always feel free to make a quick maquette of modeling clay and light it for real. Then you don't have to guess.
Please do something else with his hand. Right now it looks like he is trying to gouge out his own eye with his thumb...
August 30th, 2014
I am sure I must be missing something in this conversation...but...
I would go with deeper shadows, really push the sinister aspect of the piece. Also, even with the exaggerated cinching up of her waist, I think we need to see the actual hip structure more...it...
August 16th, 2014
There are a number of different approaches to learning anatomy, some of which may work for you and some of which may not...people don't always learn best by doing the same thing as their neighbor. ...
August 16th, 2014
I think you may be confusing "Color Theory" with material handling...
Color Theory is about understanding how colors work together to create specific moods and effects in a painting. Examples...
NSFW - Nudity Welcome. Please re-size your images...they are...
Please re-size your images...they are way too wide to be seen :)
August 15th, 2014
Ok, first of all, welcome!
I am going to just take a stab at this, but I am not 100% sure I understand what you are asking...
So, if I am interpreting your question correctly I think you want to...
Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but what are the little up and down arrow things on some of the images I am seeing now...it seems to be some kind of counter, but for what? And why is...
This has long been regarded as one of the all-time most inspirational threads to show how far and fast one can improve if one has the hunger to do so......
Please change me to "Grin Without a Cat"
September 6th, 2013
I have worked through this problem a couple of times using clay and armature wire when designing creatures. By actually building and posing a rough maquette you can get an idea of what you have to...
July 27th, 2013
You have some misconceptions regarding acrylics.
First, artist acrylics don't have water added to them. They are a mixture of pigments with acrylic polymer emulsion. The cheaper ones use less...
Study "The Illusion of Life" by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Then apply your newfound knowledge when viewing cartoons.
Kneaded erasers are re-shapable. If you are just using it in brick form right out of the package, you are not getting its true value out of it.
Pull the eraser gently and smush it back together...
Are you talking about people driving flying vehicles in place of cars? Please dear God no...most people can't drive worth a damn in 2 dimensions. I shudder to think what would happen in 3...
August 17th, 2012
Damn good stuff, man. Very inspirational to me. 5 stars.
Good and thorough review of your experience. That was a fun read. Thanks!
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