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    Next Steps? Advice, Criticism and Tips WELCOMED! (Edited)

    Here some recent pictures I have done, and I need some feed back on what I need to study and how I can improve on, and what I need to known in order to become a better artist. I want to start drawing digitally but I dont think I am there yet. Oh and just Ignore the comments written on some of the artworks

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    I think you're off to a great start! Loving your color and anatomy studies!

    I'll admit that I'm not the greatest when it comes to critiques, so please bear with me, but I think it would be very interesting to see you get darker with your shadows. It'll make your work pop out more and increase the volume. Especially in areas where you want to direct the viewers attention to, like the eyes, mouth and nose.

    Also, I don't believe it would hurt to try digital art out. If you're aiming for an industry related job, it would be good to familiarize yourself with it. (The learning curve isn't that steep, thankfully) I think when people say not to become reliant on programs like photoshop, they mean it in the sense that some artists will use it as a crutch. You should be able to translate your knowledge of traditional painting into PS. So long as you keep a healthy balance of the two you should be fine.

    If you do intend on using digital art, try to get a wacom tablet, preferably an Intuos or Cintiq (if you can afford it). That's pretty much industry standard. For the intuos, it's annoying to adjust to at first, but within a week or so you'll adjust to the whole hand-eye-coordination deal.

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    Sorry that this double posted. It's not me I think something is up with the server. I can't delete it.

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    Oh, thats totally cool and thanks for the advice and I am somewhat familiar with photoshop and digital art, I did make an attempt at digital art but it didn't turn out to great so I figured I should get better a traditional art first.

    Here it is [I think it is extremely bad]

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