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  1. Thread: Out of depth

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    It's great to see someone posting thumbnails,...

    It's great to see someone posting thumbnails, thank you. How about adding a short snippet to explain what you are going for as well?

    You seem to be focusing a lot on the vantage point with little...
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    Some feedback: Value Fairly good...

    Some feedback:

    Value
    Fairly good reproduction, but Zorn is using a bit darker darks. You can see it by eye, but also if you compare luminosity histograms, you'll see that yours has a gap on the...
  3. +1 what Checkerknight has said. Just to add to...

    +1 what Checkerknight has said. Just to add to that...

    Before getting down to rendering, I would recommend checking the perspective on this piece, as it seems a bit off. Try also drawing things...
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    Your hatching is quite pleasant CM, so kudos on...

    Your hatching is quite pleasant CM, so kudos on that. I have some crits for you regarding faces and lighting:


    On the very first image (top left) the nose is drawn from a straight-on view and...
  5. Thread: Zombie attack

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    Couple of things come to mind... The...

    Couple of things come to mind...


    The heroine's pose is a bit awkward. It looks like she is being thrown off-balance by her weapon the way she is holding it. Also just the way she's positioned...
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    Really nice to see the new variations. Just keep...

    Really nice to see the new variations. Just keep exploring. If designing your own characters, as I mentioned establishing the personality can really help with expressions and other unique features....
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    Haha okay no problem. The legs I meant the calves...

    Haha okay no problem. The legs I meant the calves and all, just the overall circumference in the lower leg. I did take into account the exaggeration, but I still felt it was a bit much. There's...
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    It's a decent concept Aotix. Here are some crits...

    It's a decent concept Aotix. Here are some crits that come to mind:


    Everything important seems to be smooshed over to the right. If I were, let's say, the photographer taking this picture, I...
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    This looks nice, I like the drawing style. Here...

    This looks nice, I like the drawing style. Here are some crits for ya, hope they help to make it even better: Her lower leg is wider than her waist. I would fix that. Also, there may be some people...
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    Nice sketches :) Try to work on varying the...

    Nice sketches :) Try to work on varying the faces, expressions and body types a little bit more. Right now most of them look very similar like they are all basically the same person. And I guess if...
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    Art: Here are the issues that stand out for me. Hope...

    Here are the issues that stand out for me. Hope this helps you make a decision:


    The composition is not unified. There is a distinct left and right half, and they don't complement each other....
  12. SketchBook: Ten, I hope you do not mind me replying to your...

    Ten, I hope you do not mind me replying to your question here, and pardon the delay. I don't have specific sources to recommend. However I will point something that I've mentioned in other posts:...
  13. Thread: Haunting

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    Concept is interesting. Here are some crits: ...

    Concept is interesting. Here are some crits:


    I didn't get it right away. It could be made much clearer that her hand is reaching out of the photo. I would consider putting this variation aside...
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    ShaniWard, I think the composition and...

    ShaniWard,

    I think the composition and perspective have gotten derailed in this latest variation.

    In the first sketch, if I understood it correctly—and it did take some time as you had neither...
  15. SketchBook: I am not sure how much this applies to you Ten,...

    I am not sure how much this applies to you Ten, so apologies if I'm being presumptuous, but I think it's important to know and I do see you are focusing quite a bit on figure drawing at what appears...
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    Farbstrom, Drawing what you like is certainly...

    Farbstrom,

    Drawing what you like is certainly important, so glad to see you are mixing it up :)

    As far as practice goes, it's not the volume of exercises you do that will help you to get...
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    SketchBook: Istmin52, The rhythms in your gestures are...

    Istmin52,

    The rhythms in your gestures are fluid and dynamic, which is very nice. However, it’s not quite carrying over to the more fleshed out drawings, especially those from imagination. This is...
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    Farbstrom, Don’t get too frustrated, it will...

    Farbstrom,

    Don’t get too frustrated, it will take time, and it’s great to see some kind of work, whatever it is.

    It would help to try and work on certain skills individually instead of trying...
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    Mrtdark1, I can see some of the exercises...

    Mrtdark1,

    I can see some of the exercises showing through. It’s quite early still, so the challenge will be to keep at it and see just how focused you can get those lines to be. It’s alright if...
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    Hi Farbstrom, It’s pretty impressive the...

    Hi Farbstrom,

    It’s pretty impressive the difference between those two model sketches, so great job on progressing this far in such a short time.

    Here are a few suggestions that came to mind...
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    Hey Mrtdark1, As far as practice goes, based...

    Hey Mrtdark1,

    As far as practice goes, based on what you’ve posted so far I would recommend starting with line exercises. I would not worry about practicing anything else just yet, though by all...
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    Nah, it's not bad. That's a decent study, as are...

    Nah, it's not bad. That's a decent study, as are the ones above it. In this 40 min one, the top of the cup is a fairly decent ellipse, so is the top of the egg cup. The bottom of the egg cup is a bit...
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    Hi shoebill, Good studies as others have...

    Hi shoebill,

    Good studies as others have mentioned. It will take a while to learn good shading techniques, but here are a couple of things I think could have helped to elevate the dust pan sketch:...
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    Hi Shoebill, This is mostly in response to...

    Hi Shoebill,

    This is mostly in response to post #205, just fyi.

    Regarding the first two sketches… I think you have more or less understood the basic process, and now just need to learn how to...
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    Good updates shoebill. I just wanted to make two...

    Good updates shoebill. I just wanted to make two quick points...

    - Whether you're drawing people from life or studying anatomy, it may help to focus in on certain features of a person. Find...
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