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Man I'm glad I wasn't the only one having trouble with it haha!
For your still life I would recommend using a brush with higher opacity or higher flow or less spacing% of the actual brush. It seems like your brushstrokes are streaky and doesn't really look like the surfaces in the photograph. Also I think some of the surfaces are less reflective than they should be.
Did you learn alot with the piece? I kind of did, a general set up of what works and what doesn't within 3 hours. Values are still really tricky for myself to see though.
Oh I have a comment about your other works. I am actually going to recommend you study gestures a bit more. Now don't get me wrong, your ability to place emotion in your characters is really strong. BUT Your facial emotions are on a different scale than the bodies of the characters. Example being #1150 barbous ( is that how you spell his name?? ) you could raise his leg a bit more and lift him higher off the ground. Oh also I feel like you should study action movements because with your pieces, the event isn't shown at the ideal/peak moment being told. For example post #1147 the characters are actually really well animated, but the fish isn't... it feels like the way the characters are reacting the fish should already be out of the water flailing. I mean all the other fish are still there!! In a real situation they would all be fleeing the scene. Now, if for example all the fish were left as is, it would make more sense for the characters to be sitting in the boat with bored expressions not realizing a huge fish is right near their boat at the line.
Just try to think about what different ways a scene would best be portrayed because I think this could be improved a bit. Heck I am so horrible at the very thing I'm advising ( all my characters are stiff, boring etc ) but yeeeeaaaahhh . Just something I noticed. Maybe try and study master animators since theyre able to catch the essence of a character and motion so wonderfully.
Keep going zou!! Really glad you did the exercise with me. I've got plenty more ref's and such if you ever want to do more!! ( I know I will be heah )
Pou: Yeeeaah ! that was a great time drawing studies and imagination pieces together !
Your comment make sense. For the fish thing, yeah i know should be more ' violent' scene but it was supposed to attract people to see our beaches here, i thought it would be a nice calm scene even if not very logic . Hey comics are not logic !
Also for basbous, i uploaded this piece to remind myself how crappy i can get without drawing for a period.
Don't ever stop throwing crits
yuniken: Hey Mate thanks a lot for your visit, keep up your good work, i like many of your pieces
so here some studies and a piece from imagination (the blue one)
Mmm I'll do a paint over later for you. Post refs of some of the photos though, so I can compare...
The values on the last guy seem a bit off, but I can't pinpoint for sure
I really like the last sketch you posted, the strokes are softer and give a gentle feeling. Much looser as well.
Very nice cell shading of the girl as well