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    I'm on a mission to improve

    I haven't received any helpful critique from any other communities I am a member of, which I find...very frustrating. I really want to improve.

    If you like, you can critique the individual images or my art as a whole. I appreciate any advice you have to offer. Thank you. :]

    I hope my images aren't too large, eep...

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    I think studying human anatomy (and animal) is important for you, proportions and anatomy. Maybe it's better to do loads of studies rather than doing finnished pieces at this moment? Perhaps start a sketchbook and try to update it often.

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    I agree with Sarcophagus: you need to try to get some of the basics down before moving on to these large finished pieces. The painting in some areas is nice, in a sort of primitive style, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you're going for.

    Additionally, I can't tell what's happening in any of these paintings. Maybe that's just because it's not my thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefooted View Post
    The painting in some areas is nice, in a sort of primitive style, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you're going for.
    I don't understand what you mean by primitive style. Could you please elaborate...?

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    Additionally, I can't tell what's happening in any of these paintings. Maybe that's just because it's not my thing.
    Do you mean that the images are too busy, or that you don't understand what they're about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcophagus View Post
    I think studying human anatomy (and animal) is important for you, proportions and anatomy. Maybe it's better to do loads of studies rather than doing finnished pieces at this moment? Perhaps start a sketchbook and try to update it often.
    I already do that, and I draw a lot of anatomy illustrations in my spare time. I understand that I'm not the best at it, of course, so could you tell me where my anatomy is most lacking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterGuts View Post
    I don't understand what you mean by primitive style. Could you please elaborate...?
    This is an example of a 'primitive style' painting:



    Obviously, that's not what you're going for.



    Do you mean that the images are too busy, or that you don't understand what they're about?
    I mean I can't figure out what the characters are doing, where they are, what they are, basically anything that's happening.

    I already do that, and I draw a lot of anatomy illustrations in my spare time. I understand that I'm not the best at it, of course, so could you tell me where my anatomy is most lacking?
    All of it is lacking, really. Sorry, I know that's not what you want to hear.

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    You lack the skills in the fundamentals of illustration to tell such complex stories successfully. What you need to do is spend some time individually on each of the following subjects: perspective, anatomy (both human and animal), color, value, and composition. It is the lack of knowledge in these areas that is making your art primitive. If you would like some help with these things, there is a link in my sig called "Concept Art 101", and another called "Perspective 101", both of which have exercises that could get you pointed in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefooted View Post
    This is an example of a 'primitive style' painting:



    Obviously, that's not what you're going for.
    I apologize for being a hassle, but I still don't understand what characteristics a primitive style has. I appreciate the example but by looking at it I can't see how it has a likeness to how I draw.


    Quote Originally Posted by bluefooted View Post
    All of it is lacking, really. Sorry, I know that's not what you want to hear.
    Haha, no worries. I'm here for critique- It's what I expect to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedling View Post
    You lack the skills in the fundamentals of illustration to tell such complex stories successfully. What you need to do is spend some time individually on each of the following subjects: perspective, anatomy (both human and animal), color, value, and composition. It is the lack of knowledge in these areas that is making your art primitive. If you would like some help with these things, there is a link in my sig called "Concept Art 101", and another called "Perspective 101", both of which have exercises that could get you pointed in the right direction.
    Ahh, I see. Thank you for your help and for clearing up what the primitive thing was about. :]

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    The posted painting is quite primitive because it's got bright, saturated colors and a very skewed, non traditional perspective (draw the vanishing points on there and tell me what's going on with the angle of that bed! )

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