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  • proportions

    5 100.00%
  • shading and lighting

    4 80.00%
  • clothing folds and textures

    4 80.00%
  • foreshorting

    4 80.00%
  • Backgrounds (what backgrounds XD ?)

    4 80.00%
  • colouring (yes i spell it like that)

    4 80.00%
  • Hands and feet

    4 80.00%
  • Faces

    5 100.00%
  • Body Types/Figure shape (I am actually doing this )

    5 100.00%
  • Men in general

    4 80.00%
  • Women in general

    4 80.00%
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    Question New artist...point me in the right direction :D

    Hey! Names Kelly, I'm 14 years old and I have a little bit of figure classes behind me and lots of anime/manga/cartoon books *cringes* (they are the Christopher hart ones...any good or no?). I'm new and I want some help, beware the ugliness! I know that you guys are pros and I'm just a little doodler to you but I know that this place will help me alot. Feel free to rip it to little bits but in a nice way XD. Ok, here goes nothing, mind you i have no education in lighting, clothing folds or any of that.....heh...*is frightened*:

    Ok this is a "bust shot" of a character from a disney movie (i know i know don't say anything XD):

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/43818496/

    An unfinished picture of a character just crit the face, proportions and shading please and give me pointers on where the folds should go:
    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/37316065/

    :EDIT 1/2/07:

    Heres a walk through that I made on Dev, people said that I had the basics down and a good scene fo proportions from this one, what do you guys think?
    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35752447/

    AND......that’s it for now i have nothing else scanned that is even worth your time to look at, even the ones above I'm iffy about putting here.
    Thanks anyways,
    -Kelly

    Last edited by Mangus-Sajan; January 2nd, 2007 at 08:10 PM.
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    Hello and welcome, Kelly.

    Don't just post a link - upload your image for critique here. Use the "go advanced" button to get to the uploading options. Or if you want a place to post many of your pictures, start a sketchbook thread.

    Also, it's not a good idea to be sharing exactly how young you are. Just give your general level of education, if anyone asks.

    You might be interested in the link in my sig called "Concept Art 101". . .

    cheers!

    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
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    Hi Kelly, the answer to your poll is "all of the above, plus." Just draw, a lot. There's not enough here to really crit in any meaningful way. As for helpful sites or links, this site is full of them. Browse around the different forums and when a name or term catches your eye, do a search for it.


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    You've got alot of work to do. Just don't try to work on everything at once.
    Break it down into steps. I would start with anatomy and perspective.
    Also focus on real anatomy first before you step over to stylized anatomy. Believe me you're really going to see a difference in your work.
    I have some of Christopher hart books too and I love them specially the Drawing cutting edge series.
    The books that really helped me improve are those by Burne Hogarth (dynamic figure drawing, drawing the human head)
    and Andrew Loomis. Just make sure you draw a lot, have fun and never give up!

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    Thanks everyone! I understand that I have alot to work on and I have been searching this site for helpful tutorials and tips. I'll get drawing

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