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ey dude. just checked out your sketchbook and I see you have a huge passion with doing art.
some tips, critique etc.
First and the most important tip is: LEARN THE CORE FUNDAMENTALS. These ones have to learn each artist if he/she like to be a pro in the future. The core fundamentals are: perspective, human anatomy and light/shadow!!! Totally necessary to create a piece of artwork/illustration full of epicness.
So you should start your own Study_Sessions (like I do at the moment - here: The Claybook V.01 to be motivated and show peepz your progress. Guyzz love it to see "befor and after..." work
well honestly I play with the idea to create a new blog where guyz who really like to improve their skills can upload their pieces and get critique/comments. but not sure if I should do that.
btw - keep up practicing dude
Hi! And yaay! A crit! Thank you so much =D And if you'd ask me i'd love to be part of a blog like that. That would be awesome to share progress with others and get and give crits in the same blog. A great idea! And thanks again for critting me =D
I've decided to start introducing all the characters from my graphic novel project Betula. This is Litilda. She's the best friend of Jinni, who is one of the main characters. Litilda is a little odd, and she's a compulsive digger. She digs holes in the ground and hides stuff in them. She claims she has a "system", but no one has ever found out what that system is or how it works. Or what it's for.
This is Emanuel. He's one of the main characters in Betula. Growing up in the lower parts of Betula, in the area called the Between Bridges, is not easy. Emanuel and his closest friends spend their time trying to have a normal life while at the same time staying out of the way of both the City Guard, and the gangs that sometimes come across the river from The Fields.
New painting. Think i am finished with this one. The problem is what to choose is the finished painting. I could (and have) polished this one more, but when i did i lost the feeling i like in it. I rendered out the grass more and the pillars and i did more detail on the wheels and stuff, but it didn't help, so i took it away. I like how it looks. It's hard to know what to do when you are trying to choose between technical level and what's actually good for the painting. What do you think? Do you think i'm giving excuses and this painting should be taken to a much higher level of polish, or do you think that it works as it is, and that the "lack of polish" actually is good for the painting?
I've noticed that when i compare any painting or sketch, where i tried to get close to reality, to the real version of whatever it was that i painted, my biggest miss is most often the chroma. Even though i still think i don't have that much control over values, the chroma is what's most obvious when i compare stuff. So i did this little experiment to see it better.
I was on a train and i did a 1 minute sketch of what i thought the trees would look like when it became dark outside. And then when it was dark i did another sketch. The difference is huge. The values are off of course, but the intensity of the chroma in real life is so much stronger than what i guessed. Also, a thing i've noticed before is that i guess that when a color goes to a darker value, it goes to a becomes more grey. That was wrong. I don't know if that's because of me as a person (maybe i'm scared of going too far so i play it safe and keep the colours grey), or if it's a common thing that most people do.
Anyway, it was a cool exercise and i'll definitely do it again. Now back to work.