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I have those brush sets too :)
What happens if you get a client that needs more than a desaturated photo with a few brush strokes? Or the original photographer decides to sue both the client and...
:) If you want the viewer's eye drawn toward the city, you're standing in the wrong place.
Send your vanishing points (in this case the bridge lines) in the direction you want the eye to go.
Nose is pointing up, chin is pointing down. Too many similar browns are making visual mush.
Look at lots and lots and lots of trees. Keep reference files.
Get some refs of feet.
Are they all zombies?
You really need to dump the focus on speed and work on accuracy.
Is she supposed to be a medusa type character or have dreds?
Hey dude :)
Except for the last image, your refs are badly distorted. One of the problems with working with photos - either uploading with the wrong pixel settings or lens aberrations, or both.
Far too much pure white. Skin tones consist of much more than a single shade. Why is he wearing a toupee on top of his hair (his skull is way too long up there)?
Just me - if that were my brief, I'd be looking for different roads and plant life, not just a different front of the same gate posted onto the same background six times. To me, that screams that...
The trick with illusion of depth is detail, color intensity, and atmospheric shift.
Draw more accurate figures to help with your construction. This guy has a lot of problems.
2nd on the pose. He'd fall over.
Take your time. Really see and construct the planes of the face (you started with the bridge of the nose, then it looks like you gave up and started taking shortcuts).
He did this a LOT, and people deconstructing his work will be helpful in learning to achieve that look.
'Childish' is the whining, tantrum, useless thing.
'Childlike' - kids aren't afraid of failing or looking silly. Embrace that.
It shows. All that means, is that you need more practice drawing from life and constructing the human figure.
LIght source and textures. Everything here looks made of the same material.
The tools work pretty much the same way that paint does, in that if you don't understand form, structure, light and shadow, or color, it won't magically fix those problems for you.
TA, like I just said, the face is a mess. There's no sense of form, just of symbols pasted on top of a vaguely potato shaped cutout.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brains (book) has some great discussions about how our brains simply objects into symbols for the sake of recognition and filing speed.
The goal in art, and it's...
I love the idea of these wings, and you shine in the little feather details. It's a shame that the anatomy of the character weakens the piece so.
The face is stuck at the 'symbols' stage. Rather than creating features, there are simplified symbols for each surface.
It looks like photo elements shoved into a composition, masked, then painted...
I honestly like your studies at this point better. They're loose and elegant, with a great understanding of light and form.
The first finished piece tosses some of the info that's in the study -...