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    heya! perhaps give it more tonal depth because at the moment theres not terribly much there. I like your use of cool and warm colours and that you have a focus point in the work (the neck piece and details on the gun). Perhaps try not to be the fastest painter. Slow down and really work on those tonal values and anatomy. (his arm on our right is too small and his eyes are a bit off.)

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    Thanks. What would be an effective way to create more depth?

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    tonality. More shadows and highlights, but not using straight black or white

    Also when painting a form (such as his arm there) go across the plains and not along them. Otherwise it looks flat.

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    Try to work from a reference, if you still want to do a drawing of a dude with a gun, that's great, but first, find a picture of a guy holding a gun. Then see if you can copy the photo to an acceptable degree of accuracy.

    This way, you'll learn something, not only about digital painting tools, but color, value, light, anatomy, portraiture, and the specifics of the gun he's holding.

    Even just a few exercises of photo copying can improve your drawings from imagination immensely.

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