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  1. Thread: Art research?

    by arenhaus
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    Do your own homework, perhaps? ;)

    Do your own homework, perhaps? ;)
  2. Thread: Lighting Help

    by arenhaus
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    There is no lighting here, just contrivance. ...

    There is no lighting here, just contrivance.

    The first mistake you made was not working on the whole painting. You left the background blank, left the throne flat, then focused on the face. In...
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    Improved flow and reduced yellowing.

    Improved flow and reduced yellowing.
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    The car and the background are mismatched because...

    The car and the background are mismatched because you haven't quite succeeded to tie the car into the lit environment the background suggests. I recommend to pay more attention to color, light...
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    Don't forget to complement the book studies with...

    Don't forget to complement the book studies with looking at actual people and, preferably, drawing actual people from life. Otherwise you will not learn to apply whatever you had memorized.

    I can...
  6. Try "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth...

    Try "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" by Loomis and "Cartoon Animation" by Blair.
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    Don't just copy the lines, think about the...

    Don't just copy the lines, think about the structures in space.
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    Use Photoshop or whatever other software you've...

    Use Photoshop or whatever other software you've got to size them down to 1000 pixels or so.
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    Make the images much smaller, please, so they fit...

    Make the images much smaller, please, so they fit a normal screen. Then you might get more attention. (Making it difficult to look at your work will not encourage people to look at it, wouldn't you...
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    Well, they both are workable. Your take focuses...

    Well, they both are workable. Your take focuses more on the action and on the princess, while Andrew's take focuses more on the scene as a whole.

    (Granted, Andrew's composition has a lot of small...
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    You again. You realize that after you sneaked...

    You again.

    You realize that after you sneaked several drawings by other artists for critique, and then threw a tantrum that made it into "Worst of CA" hall of shame, few people will trust you...
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    You've got that backwards. You are bad precisely...

    You've got that backwards. You are bad precisely because you are dodging things. :)

    If you are bad at something, train and practice it instead of avoiding it. Otherwise you'll never get better.
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  13. As long as you aren't stifling the free movement...

    As long as you aren't stifling the free movement of the arm, and not pressing too hard, nearly any grip will do.

    There are several tested ways, though:...
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    You have not addressed the issues people have...

    You have not addressed the issues people have indicated on your request, and jumped into color - with fake chromatic aberration, too, which so many photoshop kids use nowadays to cover the lapses in...
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    Art: Use some actual color variance. Just changing the...

    Use some actual color variance. Just changing the brightness of the grayed colors to produce "shading" isn't enough.

    Highlights, lights, shadows all have different colors in real life. Objects...
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    You should fix the hairy line and the...

    You should fix the hairy line and the perspective/proportion errors before you proceed to values.
  17. Try a different composition. You've used a...

    Try a different composition.

    You've used a front-on view, and ended up with a disconnected arrangement of things: figure at a distance from the bowl at a distance from the baking sheet at a...
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    Try using real paint and brushes? :) Or at...

    Try using real paint and brushes? :)

    Or at least hard, opaque brushes in whatever program you are using. That will help with the fumbling and "airbrushiness", and force you to think in planes, not...
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    "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth...

    "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" by Loomis. Get it and practice figure drawing from life.
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    SketchBook: Thank you! I can only oblige....

    Thank you! I can only oblige. http://www.conceptart.org/images/ca_smilies/normal/;%29.gif
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    SketchBook: Kaiju concept

    Kaiju concept done for the 2nd Helpful Bear creature design contest.

    I could not spend as much time on it as I would have liked, because I was still recovering from an injury and my work could be...
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    It's not art block, it is misplaced...

    It's not art block, it is misplaced perfectionism, and procrastination resulting from fear of failure.

    Stop beating yourself for not being good enough right now and start grinding. You get better...
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    How to improve it? Add some structure, lighting,...

    How to improve it? Add some structure, lighting, perspective, anatomy, and composition.

    Recommended reading: "Successful Drawing" by Loomis.
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    Art: You are missing the actual form everywhere, I am...

    You are missing the actual form everywhere, I am afraid. Compare the two eyes, for example; eyes are two similar spheres, but in your drawing they are different, and not spherical - and the left eye...
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    Forget about textures for now. Focus on...

    Forget about textures for now. Focus on structure, perspective, and balance. That's what you need to build skill in - textures and lighting can wait.
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