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Decided to startup a sketchbook. C&c are always very welcome =)
oh thanks =) one more..
Last edited by xissburg; October 3rd, 2009 at 04:12 PM.
Having a hard time trying to get more loose and fast...any tips??
Hello, you've got some great stuff here. I thought I'd drop in and offer some constructive criticism.
First of all, I really like the feel on your first "landscape," the smooth tones and textures used make it a fairly relaxing piece. I think that the stubby bush in the center doesn't fit with the rest of the piece, because the brushstrokes/coloring method is a lot more fine and detailed then most of the work. It's not at all poorly done, it's done well, but the style/way it was done doesn't match the rest of the piece, if that makes sense. I can't decide if I liked the wispy look of the trees in the sky or not, but the one defined palm tree looks off, once again just because it doesn't match the rest of the style.
I'm curious, did you use a reference for that? Overall I like it, but there's just a few things here and there off with the continuancy of it.
I like how on the bird had the blurred background, it gives it a photolike quality, with the attention focused, well, on the bird. The head is also done very well, I like it. I think the belly looks off, because it looks like it's too large for the wings and also like the feet aren't connecting right.
See where I circled the leg? It looks like that's the secondary leg behind the other, except for how it connects in. I think in actuality you meant for it to be one leg, but the way the highlighting worked out makes it look like two.
I'm not going to individually critique each of your faces, but they seem decent in the porportions and shading for the most part. I think the one thing that looks off to me is the eyes, they don't seem to quiet have that "real" look about them, and seem more like they're staring. Maybe you could fix that by emphasising the reflected light in them? Still, you are waaaaay better at faces then me.
I really like the one picture of the robot with it's animal skin, it's a neat concept. To me it almost looks like the robot, who has some animalistic features such as it's "ears" and the way it's legs are built, is seeing what it's like to fit into a skin. It's a very interesting concept. Was that would you intended, and what was the thought process behind it?
That's all for now, but some great work and keep it up.
Heey! Thank you very much for the constructive critics!
My paintings are usually done using references, I like to 'paint pictures', I find it a nice practice and I learn a lot doing it. I dont know which landscape ur referring to. This one?
This one is a photocopy =P. I remember that while painting this I didnt apply the same technique all over the picture (as you noticed). I some regions I used hard round brushes and in a few others (like in the center) some 'texture' brushes.
And that bird is also a photocopy for studying, and as far as I remember it is really looking like the one in the photo (thats a crested tern). But not sure if I misinterpreted something there. But that white region behind the legs is his right wing =) kinda ambiguous.
About the faces...hmm the eyes...thanks for this critic. I'll put more effort on studying eyes. They're one of the most important elements of the face.
And that robot is the for the DSG 'DSG 1510: Sci-Fi • MECHANIZED CYBERNETIC CRAFTS AN ORGANIC FACADE FOR ITSELF', then that skin is the main subject of that concept.
Thanks for criticizing =)
The shine on her hair looks nice, although how her hair falls seems too far out and sort of poofed out. I also think adding more glint to the eyes would be good, they still look a bit lifeless/static. You do a very good job giving it a finished look on the face, but under the neck looks less finalized, as well as lower on the hair.
Still, I don't think it's bad, and I think that if you changed or worked to give a more finished feel to a few things, it would be good.
Taven thanks for comment.. o yeah I spent so much time trying to make her face look better and got lazy then lol, didnt work enough on the hair, anyway I need to improve my hair painting...
A friend caricature:
I got a question...how can I set a picture for my thread as many ones do here in the sketchbook forum?? tx
Gameplay concept art for the game I'm starting to develop, Demolition Machines
Hope that helps!