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    Ariya's Sketchbook - Critique very welcome!

    Hello, =)

    My name is Christina and I'm studying Intermedia Design. I'm here to improve my art and I hope you guys can help me.
    Critique is very, very, very welcome. I really need to get better!

    I started drawing a few years back but only in a very simple mangastyle with no sense for anything and very sporadic. Half year ago I got my tablet and restarted drawing with a goal: I want to be a Concept Artist.


    Please go to the last posting for the newest stuff!

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    Here are some of my latest studies and my first attempts in Digital Art. All of these (except the unicorn) are done in the last 2 weeks.

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    The last unicorn. Done for Valyavande.


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    Little dinosaur.


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    I highly used a reference for this because it's really hard for me to draw realistic faces.


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    These are my first environments. Any improvement suggestions?



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    Did these in class today. We had to draw from life. 2 Minutes for one figure.


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    Anatomyyyy...I hate u. D:

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    A little Update!

    I hate stones..and rocks.
    But I need to learn them!


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    Legs...

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    Little sketch I did in 2 minutes.

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    Again a little Update.

    I did my first self portrait! Was kind of challening and omg it sucks but it's a start I think. I hope tons of self portraits will follow.
    Do you have some improvement suggestions?

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    Great line of studies so far. Really like your little dinosaur and the enviro with the mountain looks fab. Keep going at those portraits, they are very difficult, but I think you made a pretty damn fine job on yours. Keep going, you're going to be mega good if you do!

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    Thank you very much for the feedback. I really appreciate it!

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    I can only agree with the commenter before me; So far the work is amazing! The only minor point of crit I'd have is that the reflection on the water in the 2nd enviro could be more accurate -but that's it. Keep working!

    Please take a look at my Sketchbook! <- Comments are highly appreciated and returned C:
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    hey! really cute stuff!
    Keep goin'!

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    Thanks guys for your comments so far.
    I'll try to return them all!

    Here's again an Update.

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    MONSTA!
    Selfportrait again because I really need to get better at this!

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    Quick life study. I simply forgot to use another background color than white.

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    There are three parts of the human body I can't draw. Heads, hands and feets. So let's start with the feets.

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    You called yourself "beginner", but I definitely see a lot of good works in here! Keep it up with the studies, you're doing great!

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    Cool work. I like your studies, especially the figures. Keep it up.

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    I like those studies!

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    Hey there Christina! Thank you for coming to my SB. Some nice stuff you have here.

    I think you are doing great, specially with the figure studies. Two things to consider when you are painting: When you have an object casting shadow on himself, the forms really pops out, it would help your rocks, since the "form" principle is very obvious on them. But also the form principle has some limitations. See for example the clouds, you not always have highlight, core shadow and so on... and this happens because some of the light of the sun passes through it so the cloud becomes quite light overall. This is just the beginning, and i'm not the best person to talk about it, lol. Just keep in mind that you have to practice ALL the time and also, i would recommend you to take part on the challenges of the week, i really improved a LOT since i was in a competitive environment. So, you have great potential, keep it up and see ya! =)

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    @Caio Chagas: Thanks! That helps me a lot.

    Again an selfportrait. The first one I did without any help. Then I got help from Valyavande and I repainted it a bit. Thank you. SO MUCH TO LEARN!!!

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    Hey there,

    I have another update.

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    Some quick figure drawing.

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    Thumbnails for COW #278

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    And two sketches of the creature I want to finish for COW. Hope I can make it in time.
    I need to learn anatomy of animals and stuff.

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    Hi! I really love your linework in your drawings - keep doing your studies they are coming along really nicely! Your environment paintings are very nice too, I wish my first ones were that good!

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    nice start! the environment and creature stuff looks promising!

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    Yeah, that second self portrait looks much better, it's got more features to it, more contrast, makes the face look much more natural. It's a lot more interesting to look at because of the contrast, and you show the more subtle anatomy than the first, which looks plastic in comparison. So good work on that.

    And good work on those figures, I can really see movement to them. No crit for now, sorry.

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    Your figures are really dynamic, and those creatures are beautiful too. Can't wait to see where this goes

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    Wow really great suff, looove the creatures in your last post and am gonna steal some of your exercise techniques The portraits are getting better but there's still something a little off, i think it maybe that all the edges are of the same softness - maybe harden a few? But i'm a total noob tho!

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    @anivy: Thank you very much. I try my best.
    @kevin_: Thank you! Glad you like them!
    @Umbravita: Thank you. It's still SO hard for me to paint digital, especially realistiv portraits but I want to master this so I need to practice more.
    @Kishire: Thank you. Also glad that you like my stuff!
    @Kerro Perro: I think I'll try that in my next portrait. Thanks.


    So and here is a very little update. Busy.

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    Boring but necessary.

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    My Creature for COW #278 and my first sheet.

    Unfortunately I didn't made it in time, but I hate it to leave stuff unfinished, so I finished it.

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    nice gestures and creature design!
    some hue variation might add a lot to the disgn. like the gradient on a cats paw, or or feathers arent all the same color in a bird.


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    Love your creature design! I agree with Aragah about adding in some hue variation, but other than that its great!

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    Nice stuff, some great studies and I really like the COW you did. Keep up the good work!

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    @Aragah: Thank you. I'll keep that in mind.
    @anivy and JonHop: Thank you guys!

    I have a new update. I'm busy with tons of presentation and I haven't drawn a damn line since 5 days. So frustrating.

    Some figure stuff:

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    Some animal studies. I need to learn animal anatomy!!!

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    And some finished work. Sometimes I need to draw stuff just for the fun and not with the intension to learn something. POKEMONSSSS!!!!

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    How's the animal anatomy going? It looked like you were getting the hang of it really quickly, some texture studies could be really helpful too imo. Keep going!

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    Concerning the animal anatomy, I think you should do some studies of each type of skeleton (canine, equine and feline) because especially with the legs you seem to be mixing them up a bit in bone length and angle

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