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    Greetings Conceptart, 1st post

    Hello Concept-arters, here's a few things I'd love to get your feedback on:

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    Was done in Painter8 (from inked picture), can't quite get it to do what I want. No ref

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    Ink + red sharpie - levels adjusted in PS. No Ref

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    Ink + red sharpie - levels adjusted in PS. No Ref

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    Trying out the El Coro method...don't have any gouache, so there's really no pop to it. No Ref

    I've been a bit too intimidated to post here, but since I've hit a bit of a rut in terms of improvement, I felt it's time to get feedback. I'm also planning on attending the upcoming Workshop and am hoping to get some inspiration and pushed further. I'm eager to hear your criticism on how I can improve.

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    welcome imp, those pics are lookin pretty good. the second one is my favorite, cool colors and a belivable pose. the first pic seems a bit rigid, esspecialy in her arm. the third one is, in my opinion, the weakest of the four. her lips are a bit to big, and the perspective on her right leg looks a little flat. i like the intracate little swirls in the last two though. keep at it.

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    They are not bad actually, and you do it from your head (that's amazing). I like the second too. Here is something might help you in the long run

    Quote from somebody about Reference.

    "It's important that you draw from photos or even better from life as long as you are learning.
    Using reference is not CHEATING as long as you mention what you did.

    Drawing from your mind is important too but it's more advanced.
    You need to build a kind of library that you can draw/paint from."


    You proportions are off right now, and by using reference, it would helps you correct those mistakes.

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    You have an excellent start here. I'm going to tell you something I've heard for the past 25 years but it's true...study everything around you, look at light and how it plays or hides what you are seeing. Go to a mall and draw people linning up for pizza. And yes, get some anatomy under your belt too. By this I mean look at all your drawings to this point. See where you are strong but also look where you are weak. I once spent half a year studying feet and knees along with my regular life drawing because I was weak in those areas.

    And lastly...draw something everyday. Make it a habit for life.

    Stay Hungry

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    Thanks for taking the time to crit me.

    wakizashi: thanks, the second is actually my favorite too (mostly because of her hair)...and it was the quickest time wise of all them. Yeah, the first could use a bit more dynamism. The face on the third is a bit messed up, the nose is too long, goes too far down, but I didn't get her lips were too puffy, thanks.

    corel painter ix: thanks, yeah, I should get used to using ref when necessary. I draw from life as much as possible (at the coffee shop, etc), but I've never taken a class and haven't had a live model session. I need to get me to the nearest one and learn.

    dfrey666: thanks, as I said above I try to get out and draw what's around me when my job doesn't keep me chained to me desk; they still turn out a bit cartoony, so I'm working on it. Yeah, I need to draw everyday...my main weaknesses are backgrounds&enviros so I'm spending time trying to get some done, get frustrated, and stop, but I think I just need to draw what I feel instead of constantly forcing myself on one particular subject.

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    awsome first posts. love the detail your pulling off with just aa ink pen and sharpie. gettin it down with the bare minimum!

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Jeow, that last one "El coro" looks damn good, and your second one looks good as well, I dont have to much to critiq... as not being said already, so I just make a happy post

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    i like the third one, the contrast of B&W to red and the texture is good.

    on the first, i think the hair is too stiff, use more rhtym. And the lighting. If the lights fall on the shoulders, the back should not have highlights, or make it more darker. same goes with the sword.

    the designs of the last one is detailed, i like it.

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    Love the second one. .. .amazing color.

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