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I agree too.
Rather than stifling a possibly uncomfortable discussion, let people share and get feedback on their opinions. Not sure, but I am guessing the suicide reference was an issue in the...
You really need to practice drawing from life to get a better understanding of proportions, lighting, etc. Go to some open figure drawing sessions or bribe a friend to sit for you or something.
At this point, don't worry about "ruining" your drawings. Just see them as practice pieces, not completed art works in their own right. Part of learning includes knowing when you have gone too far...
Your gift to the forum? What exactly is the gift? A link to an old thread? I don't get it...
Love the palette knife waterfall painting! The texture is beautiful.
Experiment with other colors than black for shadows. In photographs, the shadows are often much more limited in their color range than in life, so paint from life as much as you can. Maybe change...
Definitely still lifes. For people, not sure if you have any life drawing available where you live, but if you do, go there to practice. Otherwise, use a mirror or a patient friend. I just had a...
Great blog post Candra! I read through more of his, and they are all really good and relevant. Thanks for sharing!
For the drawing skills, get a sketchbook and a pencil and use them! Don't even think about results, only about filling it up with things that catch your eye and then sketch them from life. Don't be...
Carl Larsson didn't use much shading.
I like your image. The elements of the image are different and imaginative which is a good thing. Love the clothesline.
Besides the problems with the composition and lack of atmospheric...
They look great to me! I'll let others who know what they are talking about with environments do the critiquing :)
Maybe look at "Color and Light" by James Gurney if you haven't already for ideas...
They are cute! Looking forward to seeing your painted versions :)
I like to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. Then the "talking" part of my mind is busy and I can focus on the art.
Portraits are not easy. To improve your work, I would recommend what is often recommended here - draw from life. Start to get a better understanding of how light falls on forms, and how the head is...
I can't see the images?
This might help for the contrapposto. Pay attention to the angle of the hips and shoulders and how the spine curves.
The right leg looks a bit spaghetti like, it needs more definition and...
An easy fun read is the White Trash Zombie series. Quite a funny and smart story.
Do get some references for helmets like TinyBird suggested if that is what he is supposed to be wearing. Right now, it looks like he is wearing a well-used metal cooking pot.
I have seen art that evoked strong emotion in me, but it has only happened when I saw the piece in person, and like Tinybird, never on the computer or reproduced on a poster etc. Not sure why the...
Did you use any references for the person laying down?
I'm not sure what you are looking for. Those are clear instructions. Give it a go and post back here! Focus on getting proportions right, and pay attention to where the light is falling.
Nice start! Keep working on anatomy, from life as much as possible!
A new print and a color exercise:
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