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Hey guys and or females, I am just starting this thread because I need feedback so I can improve on my drawing/painting skills.
I drew apples everyday for a week to improve my observational painting skills, These are the first and last paintings of the week.
I copied a scene from the hunger games film on photoshop, Iv been practising achieving correct colours and realism in a shorter time, so I really would like some feedback on how to improve.
Nice colors! It definitely looks like a good start! I would try getting some areas of tight definition to indicate the focal point in each piece while still leaving some loose brushstrokes, which I think you are aiming at doing. Good exercises and keep on!
Sketchbook is HERE
After getting some feedback, Iv painted a scene from Sherlock Holmes, still trying to do it quickly but with a realistic look, I got some advice to try and add some tight definition to the focal points in each of my paintings, with this is mind I tried to add detail to the eyes of Sherlock. obviously its not the most proportionally correct painting, but Thats what practice is for! Please give any feedback!
Another study of still life, still trying to paint faster but still having realism, Please give feedback, I still need to improve a lot!
Copied from a screenshot, new girl-schmidt, Still trying to achieve realistic colours and proportions in shorter spaces of time, PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK
Photographed my brother brushing his teeth, still practising digital painting-Trying to draw realistically in shorter spaces of time. Took me about 30 minutes. PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK ON HOW I CAN IMPROVE!
This is a vast improvement on my other pieces I think, Still It could be better, My target is still to achieve realism in a shorter space of time. PLEASE GIVE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM!
Camera observational painting, Trying to be quick but accurate, PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK!
Sharpener, Trying to be quick but accurate, PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK ON HOW TO IMPROVE!
copied from image taken from the 500 days of summer movie. Still trying to be quick but accurate, I NEED TO IMPROVE SO PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK ON BRUSH STROKES, BLENDING ETC!
Another painting from 500 days of summer, TOM, Man crush activate. Please give feedback on how to improve. This took about 30-45 minutes.
nice studies! my advice would be to use more colors (like red and green ) to make the skin more realistic. they also could use more contrast, darker shadows and more highlights, because they look quite flat. If you don´t see this at first, try turning the picture to black&white.
keep it up!
An imagine I created myself, I used a few reference images (Birds lighting etc.) PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK ON HOW TO IMPROVE
This one only took me 15 minutes, Im trying to be quick but accurate. PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK
Looks good! Very good start to your book.
all right, you want feedback
i won't give you advice about blending modes, brushes etc. at this point of your route there's no sense to do it...
first of all you need to learn fundamentals,
perspective, color theory, anatomy, figure drawing, etc.
your won't learn by coping photos in that way you're only multiplying your mistakes
here's some examples of stuff that can help you
you can also just dig the internet for free stuff, there's no rule
Very helpful, Can you give me an example of some mistakes I have made whilst copying from observation?
Eagle painting, Tried to be quick. I think it turned out well, Feedback is appreciated
Spider man painting, from imagination quite proud of it I think I'm getting better at paitning realisticly, Please dont hold back CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM I don't think I did very well with the proportions but I do like the colours :]
I will be painting a portrait everyday for a week to try and improve on the faces I can draw from imagination. Please give feedback. I really like the eyes on this piece, I made them sharper so the focus of the image would be on them.
Second face of the week, I can do better than this. Please give feedback
Im trying to get proportions on faces right, so heres another with less shading. Please give feedback on what I can improve on, Or ways of practising in a better way
Ill be doing faces for a lot longer than a week -_- This is slightly better, Im just practising faces so I can remember shapes etc of an average face In different perspectives. Please Give feedback, any feedback is appreciated
Last edited by Toby Beall 17; August 9th, 2012 at 11:10 AM.
Another face from observation, I'm copying faces to try and make the anatomy sink in. Feedback would be nice
I know he looks a little odd / Insane, But I think I did well with the colours. Feedback is appreciated ( Ill be practising faces/emotions for quite a while)
I can see some improvement! I don't use any computer media to create my art so I have no direct feedback about that, but what I have learned from CA is that you need to really consider the few good comments/critiques that you receive and really explore what that person is trying to tell you. It can get arduous for someone to describe to you every mistake you're making, so you have to realize the specifics for yourself. People can only give so much detail through writing in this format. I think some of the faces are flat and what might help you is to do them in black and white first so you can get down the dimensions/light/contrast/proportions/etc. without having to also think about color theory. You could also flip them upside down or look at them from a distance to help you realize critical errors. And do more life studies..photo studies are good, but aren't the best way to learn. I also agree that you should scour the internet for resources or check out some sketchbooks on here that use your medium and learn from them..maybe even try to recreate something they have done to help you understand some of your issues. Hope I have helped in some way! Keep it up, more more more!!!
Portfolio Help: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=274228
Thank you for all the advice! I will definitely take it all in! Thank god someone actually gave me feedback! Thank you :]
Still flat looking, Going to keep practising
Bribry painting (BriBry youtuber) Still looks flat, but its all practice, I copied this from a photo I took at summer in the city. Im still trying to practice faces so expect more of those (From Imagination and observation).