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Thread: Stella's Journey
August 24th, 2011 #1
I am 20 years old and I have the dream of becoming an illustrator/2D artist one day. I am working very hard to get this dream fullfilled.
So I'm starting this sketchbook with a collection of my later works.
I'm always openminded for comstructive critique.
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Hey, nice start! Those sketches at the bottom looking really good and digital works coming along well. Looking forward to more studies and sketches from you
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It's cool to see the in-process images and your way of working Lux, looking forward to more.
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Welcome to CA! Nice stuff by the way. An advice: calling your studies crap won't change a thing, so I don't think there's sense in self-flagellation. Understanding what is wrong and what to do in order to become better will get you to your dream far quicker.
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September 5th, 2011 #11
If anyone has some tips for me how I can make my photographed pencil works look proper, please don't hesitate.
I'm pretty disappoint that my okay-looking sketches look that horrible on PC.
And yes, I have played around with levels, brightness/contrast and all that stuff a lot already
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September 5th, 2011 #12
Well, maybe I have looked too much through the Sketchbooks of Maidith or Algenpfleger, but I feel overwhelming doubts of myself and I am seriously not sure if I ever reach my goal of becoming a good artist....
I don't know why I don't stop to tease myself with picking up the pencil evr'yday
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September 10th, 2011 #19
Nice sketchbook - the nailpolish study is stunning! Looks really realistic (and a very beautiful color, I'd use it at once if it were on my desk! ). Your other digital works look good as well, I like the way you blend the colors, especially the greyscale one at the beginning.
I know very well what you say about the doubts after looking in some of those gorgeous artist's sketchbooks - they already start at such a high level, and move from awesome to even more awesome! But you (and me, hehe) shouldn't become demotivated from that - just keep up doing studies, and also some works purely for fun, to keep in mind why you are doing all these exercises. In the long term, all the work will pay off!
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September 15th, 2011 #22
Hmm, nice work. One thing - your pictures (digital paintings and traditional studies alike) have a tendency to be too high-contrast. You go too light in light areas and too dark in shadows. I'd recommend taking some time to do a couple really long, really careful value studies from black and white master paintings so you can get a feel for how other artists approach values.
I have the same problem, so.. ^__^"" it's a pretty helpful exercise.
I'd also like to see more gesture drawings - loosen you up a bit. @@
Otherwise, nice work. I love the soft rosy cheek on your most recent post, and the structure in her shoulder.
September 19th, 2011 #23
Hi! thanks for the encouraging words on my sketchbook!
And i'm loving and wishing my poses where this good!
Your digital paintings are beatiful, especially the first head study and the angel!
Post more!!! XD
October 3rd, 2011 #24
Aww, thank you so much, Hyenathatdraws! ♥
That means a lot to me.
and you're most welcome
Thank you a lot also, JesseM! I'm currently having some issues with the colours and colour values of skin tones T_T
It's quite difficult but it is great that you showed me some mistakes here.
I'm a lover of great contrasts because earlier I almost had none.
I guess it's very difficult to find well balanced values :/
Anyhow I like to use references with strong light/shadow contrasts^^;
I was absent for way too long, was working on some bigger projects lately. But I never ceased to draw^^;
I was about to "build" a room around that lady but I wasn't very motivated to finish it. :p
Something I have started with yesterday. (w/ ref)
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thank you lots, dear Lyraina!
Glad you like them.
And damn, i just see how straight the arms of the lady in my last work are D: I just don't see those glitches as long as I'm not told that they exist.
thank you for telling me !
Because I'm suffering from an artblock I just have some anatomy practices