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    I guess i liked blossom ...
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    i like your use of imagination and creativity, just keep up the good work, a little tip tho, work on your lines, and shades, this will bring out your object and subjects more....



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    I find your surrealist drawings very compelling.

    The ear in "experimenting with light" seems kind of pasted on, as though it was a separate piece and stuck to the side of the elf's face to hold the hair back; the earlobe is a bit too prominent, and the "front" of the ear is, too. You'd see the back more clearly, or very little.

    I prefer the original version of the first elf in the second post you made. Her ear seems a bit forward-positioned, as the hairline usually precedes the ear about an inch. It's much more noticable if you block out the lower half of the face, to just the top connection and the hair above. In the new sketch and the colored version, she doesn't look as emotional--I like the anger in the original sketch, and in the new version and colorization, she just looks a little confused, as though she doesn't quite understand something. Her ear is better-positioned, though. Still, I like the original better; she's more lively, and you've spent more time on getting her to look realistic with better shadowing.

    The second elf in your second post seems to be the same elf that starred in "experimenting with light." In the right-hand colored version, her ear looks much more a part of her head than the one visible in "experimenting with light." I like the left-hand colored version of her; she looks like she has some attitude in that one, but her nose seems too curved-in when compared to the other studies you've done of her on the same page.

    Your elf-version self-portrait rolegaming character seems a bit stout, and you need to add fingernails. I feel sorry for your poor character; his fingertips must be bruised all the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AShelton View Post
    I find your surrealist drawings very compelling.

    The ear in "experimenting with light" seems kind of pasted on, as though it was a separate piece and stuck to the side of the elf's face to hold the hair back; the earlobe is a bit too prominent, and the "front" of the ear is, too. You'd see the back more clearly, or very little.

    I prefer the original version of the first elf in the second post you made. Her ear seems a bit forward-positioned, as the hairline usually precedes the ear about an inch. It's much more noticable if you block out the lower half of the face, to just the top connection and the hair above. In the new sketch and the colored version, she doesn't look as emotional--I like the anger in the original sketch, and in the new version and colorization, she just looks a little confused, as though she doesn't quite understand something. Her ear is better-positioned, though. Still, I like the original better; she's more lively, and you've spent more time on getting her to look realistic with better shadowing.

    The second elf in your second post seems to be the same elf that starred in "experimenting with light." In the right-hand colored version, her ear looks much more a part of her head than the one visible in "experimenting with light." I like the left-hand colored version of her; she looks like she has some attitude in that one, but her nose seems too curved-in when compared to the other studies you've done of her on the same page.

    Your elf-version self-portrait rolegaming character seems a bit stout, and you need to add fingernails. I feel sorry for your poor character; his fingertips must be bruised all the time.
    I totally know what you mean about the ear, there are so many things wrong with that piece
    Mind you, it was pretty much my first photoshop painting that i actually put effort into
    The one with the white hair and wearing the black, was somewhat a second attempt at experimenting with light, but the version on here is blurry, which is a shame

    And some of me does prefer the sketch of the elf, as opposed to the updated version, but the eyes annoy me so much, the second attempt seems to be a much more "safer" option

    I know he doesn't have fingernails, but it was a sketch ...

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    Very awesome start. The main thing I would suggest on the first few colored pictures is to work on your values a bit. I tend to take a colorize layer on top of everything in photoshop/painter and paint it white so I can easily make it visible to check values. Your coloring is looking great, but values are the foundation.

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    T-shirt design for my mate's band, submitted it to Threadless, people on there are so ruthless ...
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    Thanks for the comments Jax! I'm really diggin your stuff.

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    After a long artistic drought, i sat myself down, listened to these two songs:

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS1CW_kiXUI

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    Obviously not finished, any hints/tips for when i continue?

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    You have a solid grasp on the figure.
    I would start on 3d space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humanNature6115 View Post
    You have a solid grasp on the figure.
    I would start on 3d space.

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    The 3D space?
    As in the space around the figure?

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    It's finished ...
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    digg the portret, nicely done, though i think the nose wings could use some dark lines next to them to define the more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grafguy View Post
    digg the portret, nicely done, though i think the nose wings could use some dark lines next to them to define the more
    There are so many things wrong with it, but i like it i guess

    Maybe i'll alter it another day, thank you.

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    I like that portrait, too. Altough you should kill some of that blur in my opinion. It doesn't create any real depth and only seperates hair and face from being united. I guess you were just being lazy with painting it, weren't you? ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurjuus View Post
    I like that portrait, too. Altough you should kill some of that blur in my opinion. It doesn't create any real depth and only seperates hair and face from being united. I guess you were just being lazy with painting it, weren't you? ;P
    Actually i was trying to ............... yes.

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    Are you going to add any value to his shirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktg619 View Post
    Are you going to add any value to his shirt?
    I don't know, probably not
    I like it like that, looks more illustrative than just your average portrait
    And i think a detailed shirt might deter away from the detail on the face

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    Really liking your stuff. Your drawings of the human body are nicely done... and your painting skills are pretty awesome, too. I'd like to see where this sketchbook goes. :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohnojenny View Post
    Really liking your stuff. Your drawings of the human body are nicely done... and your painting skills are pretty awesome, too. I'd like to see where this sketchbook goes. :3
    Thank you, i'd like to see so too

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    How did I miss commenting on the previous update? Sorry about that!
    First off, I think it's amazing. What're the dimensions on that? It must've taken you quite a bit of time... really loving the pen work on it, and the paths of the colors just flow so nicely. Powerful work you've got there. And with the tracing paper over it with the lyrics, it has an extra artistic touch to it, in my opinion. Love the clouds... AND you have great handwriting. I have no crits there.

    Now your latest update. Yeah! I'd say not bad at all for a quickie and with no reference. I like the upturn of the head (always have trouble with that...) and the neck just looks so elegant. A crit: looks like the light is coming strongest from the top right hand corner, so keep it that way! Make sure the left side of the face doesn't out-shine the right. And keep the ears level, like they're stuck to a rod going through the head. :3 Other then that, nothing! Nice variation of tone, too. Keep it up!

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    Hey, thanks for dropping by. Nice sb, man! I really enjoy those watercolor (?) panoramas a lot. Nice self portrait, too.
    This last update of yours... That's pretty legit for 30 minutes. The person above me made some good points, particularly about the light. Use your hand to cover the left side of the face and imagine that the left half is mostly in shadow. It really makes the face pop. I would recommend giving that a thought if you're going to be going back to that image.
    I'll be checking back!

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    Bought myself my first moleskine sketchbook, amazing.

    Edit: Also edited some of the scans in the second post, and included a new one.

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    You have an amazing use of colour! Very bold! I need to work on that myself, as my stuff can look sort of drab. I do think that a deeper study into light sources and body structure would serve you well, however. Keep up the nice stuff!

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    I must say, I am very jealous of two things: 1. your moleskin, and 2. your inking skills. Do you work with pen right away? Or is it a gradual thing with pencil first? Either way, really good lines... great character designs in the last page, too. :3 Keep it up!

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    You really do have some nice, relaxing works... just the tone your pieces give off. :3 It's really nice... I'd like to take from that. Let's see how long it'll take me.
    I really like the latest update with your pen works -- two colors: simple, nice lines... especially the Slippage one. :3

    Hey, keep it up! I look forward to an update! Sorry no crits now. D:

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    really great work. you're one of my new favorites on this site. i love your colors and use of negative space. these last three are very nice. can't think of any critiques at the moment. keep up the good work.

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