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    Hey man, I really like this one http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...4&d=1348103532
    But most of your stuff looks very flat. Like this guy http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...3&d=1348103528 It looks like he's the king of the 2D land.
    What I think you need to do about it is use the lightsource and make the shadows wrap around the form. more use of saturation and lots of studying refs will help with getting better at that

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    Thanks for the helpful critique

    Man I know... I gotta do something. That flatness is very present in my work...

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    After a week long art block I finally pooped this out.
    It's been fun so far. I want to spend a little more time on it.
    2-3 hrs - critique welcome!

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    Well I was going to say do some tonal studies but you did some nice heads back a page, rather than going dark and pushing your tones a bit more, nice work. Of course keep doing your anatomy studies, and it woud be nice to see that horse finished off!

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    Hey there, nice studies so far - you seem to be motivated!
    One hint, try to do more value studies to get a better understanding of light and shadows. Very helpful for this are master studies (like copying from Rembrandt or similar) and also copying photos. Painting in black and while also helps you to concentrate on values.
    Good luck with your further work, if you keep it up you'll be awesome

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    Thanks a ton for your comments!

    Here some more stuff I'm working on. Critique is what I CRAVE

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    Pretty good stuff here!
    Try and push your values to darker tones. Paintings like the ones above kinda lack any...

    Quick question, do you use a cintiq or something? Because your quick sketch lines are aweosome! Maybe it's just mad skillz lol

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torres View Post
    Try and push your values to darker tones. Paintings like the ones above kinda lack any...
    Quick question, do you use a cintiq or something?
    Thanks you for your critique I use a VisTablet Muse.
    It was a gift and it's the only tablet I've ever had! I used my school's Cintiq on these two, though: 1, 2

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    Oh ... mad line skillz then :p
    I struggle with getting good lines on my small Wacom Bamboo
    Feel free to return a critique if you want :p

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    Update on the Imperial Guard. Deciding to go a slightly different direction.
    And three thumbnails inspired by the short story "Monstro" by Junot Diaz. Not a particularly great story but the description of the infected intrigued me.
    I'd love to make them into finished images...

    Your comments and critiques are appreciated!

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    keep doing what your doing and for a crit id say to avoid making your anatomy look stiff

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    I think doing some value studies would help you. Here is a great tutorial http://www.ctrlpaint.com/sketching-value/

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    Here's a practice landscape painted over photos of mountains, forest, and a building for the space ship.
    I like it but it's hard to feel good about something you painted over photos...

    Critique me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRappiii View Post
    Here's a practice landscape painted over photos of mountains, forest, and a building for the space ship.
    I like it but it's hard to feel good about something you painted over photos...

    Critique me?

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    Pretty good, nice use of colours. I would try to have the foreground (grass and spaceship) have more contrast and saturation than the background (mountains). So the focus point would be towards the ship rather than the background. Not too sure about the character on the foreground either, what's that extra gray circle around his head? He doesn't blend in too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vimerge View Post
    Not too sure about the character on the foreground either, what's that extra gray circle around his head? He doesn't blend in too well.
    thanks for your comment, Vimerge. The focus of this assignment was on landscape painting. It was required that any figures be silhouettes. So I kinda neglected him!
    The grey bit around his head is a transparent space helmet - even if it doesnt look like it

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    A quick update on one of those thumbnails.
    A few hours in.

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    A study...

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    Nice work in here WRappiii, now I can't tell for sure since I don't have the actual photo in front of me but the study seems pretty midtoned in most spots. In spots like the wrist shoulders and shins there would more then likely be more shine to the skin due to it being closer to the bone. And try to see all the different shades of color throughout the body, there's often quite a few Keep it up you're looking good

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    Your latest study is pretty nice, you've got the form down well. There're two things that could push it further - first, sharpen up some of your edges. The edges of the figure and the separation of some parts are softer than they need to be, which gives the whole piece a blurry look. That can work in some areas, to control focus, but do it all over and the picture just looks out of focus. Also, the colours are off, particularly the saturation. Looking at the ref (those mjranum pics are easily identifiable) her skin should be a lot warmer in spots, particularly where the light hits her upper body. Some of the darks could be darker, and you could also push the warmth in those, as well. =)

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    Really insightful critiques, guys! I deeply appreciate it

    @Forrest_I: values and I have rough history. But we're working through our differences Thanks for your comment.

    @Revidescent: I hadn't even considered the blurriness! Thanks for pointing that out.

    This took me THREE HOURS. How?!

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    all the monstro comps are pretty awesome!

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    Hey, thanks for for dropping by.
    Some good work going on. Something that will help you immediately is to try use harder edged brushes, especially in your reference studies.
    Even if you've got the colours and forms down fairly accurately, using soft brushes for everything will only turn it into a soupy mess.

    If you feel up to it, even try using an opaque hard brush to really challenge yourself.

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    Thanks a ton for your comments

    I could use some help with this one. I know the right side is empty... I just dont know what to put there.

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    lazy...

    photo ref on #2

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    for the comp with the empty right side: try creating from chaos. add some dark chaotic shapes and see what comes out of it, you could come up with some interesting shapes for the background, be it just trees, or figures, etc.
    nice values on that last b/w study

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    aks9: I will definitely give that a shot. Thanks for your comment my friend.

    Here's a landscape Ive been working on for school with a restricted palette. MUCH more colorful than my normal stuff.

    I could use some critique on this. Hmm... I wonder how many instances of the word "critique" are in this sketchbook...

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    for your practice
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    Been working on this one for school. Limited palette.
    Just about done finally.
    Thoughts? Crits?

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    Cow

    im still new to enviros and stuff but lemme give a shot at it..

    great work and i can see youre trying new stuff. the sky and colour comping going on at the back is really great. as a small thumbnail that bit works especially well. and you can totally read the scene and see what the situation is about.
    the main thing that jumps to mind is the orange tents pop out a bit much. the green should bleed into them, especially the tent with the guy lying down inside. the shadow side of that tent should be darker and it might look good with some green. actually ill try a paintover

    i made an animated gif switching between the original and the paintover:

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    i just quickly blended some dark green from the wall ontop of the tents at the front, to my eyes this fits better, perhaps to you too?

    great work keep it up

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    @aks9: Wow, thanks for the comment That subtle change made a big difference! I will have to try to implement that myself before I turn it in. Thanks again for your awesome feedback.

    Here's my first ever digi self portrait for my first self portrait day! Even made a gif to show my process.
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