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    Art: Mate this isn't the critique centre so there's a...

    Mate this isn't the critique centre so there's a different etiquette. Also if you're going to say something like that you should be constructive and give some feedback on areas you think should/could...
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    I think its amazing. The colours and composition...

    I think its amazing. The colours and composition are so daring. I applaud you! How much are you selling that for? I need this in my life!
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    I'm not sure this is really the way to go about...

    I'm not sure this is really the way to go about doing composition sketches... I mean - compositions sketches are where you explore compositions but to be honest there's not much going on in your...
  4. Well thanks for posting... you're at the early...

    Well thanks for posting... you're at the early stages but keep doing what you're doing. Do lots of pen and paper work - don't touch digital. Go get some decent books like loomis - figure drawing for...
  5. Art: Well your first issue is that there really isn't...

    Well your first issue is that there really isn't any lighting. Go watch a space film like Interstellar or Gravity or better still some real footage from the Apollo missions etc... You'll notice that...
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    I'm not sure what's supposed to be happening with...

    I'm not sure what's supposed to be happening with that guy running in? This is your flagellant? If you hadn't told me I wouldn't have guessed. I think that perhaps his flail and his shield are...
  7. Thread: Looking

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    Well... casting the somewhat pretentious...

    Well... casting the somewhat pretentious interpretation and meaning aside for a moment. Sorry it just comes across as reaching. Let a painting speak for itself?


    I couldn't comment on the whole...
  8. Thread: Water

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    Well.... given that it's called water. It doesn't...

    Well.... given that it's called water. It doesn't really look like water. I think you'll need to tighten up your rendering in that area. Also I've noticed these kinda weird orange patches all over...
  9. Well the purpose of study is to improve so don't...

    Well the purpose of study is to improve so don't do a repaint and don't use the colour picker. In painting over a photograph, you're not learning about construction, perpective etc... you're just...
  10. Did you just paint over a photo? Really I...

    Did you just paint over a photo? Really I wouldn't do that mate. If you want to do a study, do a study.
  11. Okay I had some free time so I decided to have a...

    Okay I had some free time so I decided to have a bash...

    What I tried to do was:

    a. Establish better lighting and broader value range
    b. Establish a more dramatic composition
    c. Sort anatomy...
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    SketchBook: Well... I was doing what you're doing for a bit....

    Well... I was doing what you're doing for a bit. It IS much easier. You can get some sick detailing and lighting, but then I saw some jaime jones stuff and got it in my head to be all old school...
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    Oh dear... those photos are awful. No wonder...

    Oh dear... those photos are awful. No wonder you're having trouble with your values. Whoever photographed those didn't bother with the lighting... They are basically flat. The one which I assume you...
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    SketchBook: Hey Pindurski - lots and lots of work going into...

    Hey Pindurski - lots and lots of work going into these.

    Your anatomy, gesture, values are excellent. You've really got that stuff nailed. But I think that perhaps it's time to graduate over to...
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    Firstly I would work on the lighting....

    Firstly I would work on the lighting. Principally, try to increase the value range so there's brighter areas and darker areas. It's pretty flat at the moment and inconsistent.

    Secondly, work on...
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    Here I did a PO to explain. You see how I've...

    Here I did a PO to explain. You see how I've interpolated her head as a 3D object - starting with cubes, spheres etc... Now the difference doesn't seem like a big deal but I could see that you're not...
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    Hmmm... I think you're being too literal. Good...

    Hmmm... I think you're being too literal. Good figure drawing really doesn't work that way.

    Try playing with circles - connecting the circles with cylinders. Create spheres and ellipses that...
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    Yes... I guess my point was - don't study theory...

    Yes... I guess my point was - don't study theory - theory comes from studying real life. I'm pretty sure that Jade does plenty of reference work. I know hardly any theory. I just paint what I see as...
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    Hmm.... I think I see your overall issue. Your...

    Hmm.... I think I see your overall issue. Your proportions are wrong in your constructive framework. Also the line work is revealing your lack of overall understanding of the 3D body - i.e. you've...
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    Hmmm... I'm really not sure why you seem so...

    Hmmm... I'm really not sure why you seem so resistant to doing some real life study. Ask any professional illustrator/concept artist and they'll tell you they paint from reference all the time - like...
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    The purpose of concepting is to design. Good...

    The purpose of concepting is to design. Good design both breaks the mould and communicates clearly. Communication: i.e. no point concepting an orc with an axe if you're supposed to be say designing...
  22. Nice effort... ditto on the material studies....

    Nice effort... ditto on the material studies. Gesture and anatomy studies needed... also study into lighting. There isn't really any - the lighting is kinda all over the place. I also feel especially...
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    Hiya, I read somewhere that you should paint 3...

    Hiya,

    I read somewhere that you should paint 3 hours a day from reference. I had an hour spare so I decided to have a go using your reference and at the same time, maybe figure out where you could...
  24. Thread: Tribal Orc

    by Kelvin Liew
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    Hey there, Yes it's something I've noticed in...

    Hey there,

    Yes it's something I've noticed in myself. The reason why people do little thumbnail concepts in 2D - allowing their pens to just kinda run around and do whatever before refining the...
  25. Thread: Tribal Orc

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    I did a quick PO to throw some ideas into the mix...

    I did a quick PO to throw some ideas into the mix but hopefully you get what I mean about pushing the design.

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    Get into the habit of planning out your sculpting in 2D by doing paint...
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