Newbie - Looking for critique and general art-related help *Updated April 13*

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Newbie - Looking for critique and general art-related help *Updated April 13*

    Hey Conceptart.org community!


    I'd appreciate some critique on these 2 unfinished drawings that I did a while back, I've only worked on 3 in total (1 of which was in ms paint), so I'm an absolute noob when it comes to art (I guess the drawings speak for themselves). I'm trying to advance myself as an artist, right now I'm studying anatomy, perspective and composition and I do see some improvement in pencil and paper sketches, but there's another problem - whenever I try to draw using a tablet - I go back to my "ms paint" technique of drawing the outlines or lineart and then just filling it with colours, as if my perception has improved, but the technique has stagnated.

    Right now my workflow goes something like this:

    Lineart -> Filling in the lineart with colour -> More lineart -> attempts at shading -> details

    Any suggestions on how to improve my technique - guides, tutorials, books, etc. would be greatly appreciated!

    Name:  warhammerfanart1.png
Views: 295
Size:  480.2 KBName:  dota2project.jpg
Views: 284
Size:  441.5 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2,102
    Thanks
    685
    Thanked 1,013 Times in 690 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You've already stated your own problem. I understand rushing into digital and wanting to be able to render epically is something you're striving for (particularly now when a lot of great artists are doing digital work) but it's not going to help you understand how color and light work any better. If you find traditional easier to work with, then use that to improve your knowledge first. Look up "Color and Light, a Guide for the Realist Painter" by James Gurney and keep practicing perspective, structure and anatomy .

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Lhune For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    2,597
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked 1,494 Times in 744 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    I'll bet I point somebody to this thread at least once a day. It's a really great way to get started with digital. Scroll down and look at the pictures first, then give it a shot.

    As an adjunct to your pencil-and-paper studies, of course. It's easier to learn the fundamentals the old fashioned way, but you have to start somewhere with digital.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Stoat For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "You've already stated your own problem. I understand rushing into digital and wanting to be able to render epically is something you're striving for (particularly now when a lot of great artists are doing digital work) but it's not going to help you understand how color and light work any better. If you find traditional easier to work with, then use that to improve your knowledge first. Look up "Color and Light, a Guide for the Realist Painter" by James Gurney and keep practicing perspective, structure and anatomy."



    Thanks a lot for the book, I'll definitely check it out and will do!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoat View Post
    I'll bet I point somebody to this thread at least once a day. It's a really great way to get started with digital. Scroll down and look at the pictures first, then give it a shot.

    As an adjunct to your pencil-and-paper studies, of course. It's easier to learn the fundamentals the old fashioned way, but you have to start somewhere with digital.
    Heh, blending is the thing I'm looking for without me even knowing it - thanks!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    267
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Pretty solid advice in this thread; Perspective, shapes anatomy and structure, but also think of composition..
    I thought I'd try to do a quick redline(I probably shouldn't be doing redlines, and someone will probably chime in later on about this)
    hopefully though you can get something from it..
    Name:  warhammerfanart1.jpg
Views: 118
Size:  244.4 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to darnis For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by darnis View Post
    Pretty solid advice in this thread; Perspective, shapes anatomy and structure, but also think of composition..
    I thought I'd try to do a quick redline(I probably shouldn't be doing redlines, and someone will probably chime in later on about this)
    hopefully though you can get something from it..
    Nice, it does look alot more natural and now I see that my drawing looks kinda flat and depthless(?). I think it's far too late to fix it now, though I will keep that in mind for future drawings, thanks! Oh and what's so bad about redlines?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Decided to put some of the things I've learned to use. I'd appreciate any critique on this sketch I'm currently working on. Ty!

    Name:  cowboyshootoutgreyscale1.jpg
Views: 60
Size:  467.8 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook