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    Critiques would be appreciated! :D

    Hello, my name is Jason Coates, and I'm a 16 year-old aspiring to become a concept artist in the entertainment industry. I just wanted to ask how my work at my age compares to others work at 16. Y'know, so I can tell whether I should pick up the slack, or keep improving at a comfortable rate. Here''s a piece I did.

    Also, if you'd like to see more of my work, I upload regularly to deviantART.
    Here's the link to my gallery: http://atthespeedoffetus.deviantart.com/


    Critiques would be appreciated! :D

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    There is alway slack to pick up Being comfortable means you're not stepping outside of your comfort-zone, wich means you're not learning new stuff!!
    As for your age, I have no clue about what your level should be, I dont think age is that much of a relevant factor..

    Some comments on this piece;
    I dig the hand on the right, his face and armor design. His legs are way to short anatomy wise (+probably some other proportion flaws, I just noticed this first), so you could study some of that.

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    I think you have some decent skills for your age. Looking at your work, I see some imagination, some nice surfaces, some ambitious lighting. Also, you seem to have a passion for this stuff, which is crucial.

    My suggestion would be to find a school with a strong, entertainment-art-related program. You'll benefit from lots of figure drawing, and lots of art fundamentals. (Turning into a rant...) Learn a 3D animation package and zBrush. Study other artist's work, from Caravaggio to Phil Hale to Aaron Sims. Work your butt off. Do boring studies. Browse some of the really big sketchbooks here at CA (the big ones almost always start off weak and get amazing.) Draw hands over and over. Do that awful exercise where you draw something without looking at the paper. Study. Participate in the weekly challenges here, even though you're posting next to studs and studettes. STUDY. Don't rely on technology to supply shortcuts. Post your work here and get incinerated, only to rise from the ashes and post again. Get freakin' awesome. And don't forget to hydrate.

    I'm 44 years old and have spent my entire career in an enjoyable creative field. The above paragraph reflects some of what I did and some of what I wish I'd done.

    Now go draw something and post it here so we can tear you apart, oh promising phoenix.

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    One other thing...

    Start a sketchbook here, and make it huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainste View Post
    I dont think age is that much of a relevant factor
    Actually I do tend to taylor my feedback to the age I guess someone is. It gives a clue as to how much critique someone has had before, and therefor how well they can take it without feeling totally obliterated afterwards.
    Also I try to tell the pre-tweens to keep it up and keep working hard moreso than others, because once you have a family, the amount of spare time you had when you still went to school suddenly looks like a lot! Better to explore and learn new stuff now because, for example, I find I can now only do one thing at a time and learning a new program, sadly, always get pushed to the back of my priorities-list.

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    Everyone has been very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahnem Mee View Post
    Actually I do tend to taylor my feedback to the age I guess someone is.
    I agree on this

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahnem Mee View Post
    It gives a clue as to how much critique someone has had before, and therefor how well they can take it without feeling totally obliterated afterwards.
    Not so much on this though ^^

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    some good rendering...but don't let the size of the page dictate the size of the drawing. Draw the whole figure and then start detailing if you start from the top down you will end up with a hero with dwarf legs....

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