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    Improvement?

    Alright about 9 months ago I started using photoshop for painting; I'm unsure if the quality of my work is up to par for someone who is 19 years of age and animation type major (currently in between transferring schools and starting in July).

    http://koufuyo.deviantart.com/

    and some of the work from this week.





    I practice everyday, however I'm very worried. Also sorry if I wasn't able to update old posts; I was very slow with art a couple of months ago.

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    You are doing okay, but if you wish to improve at this sort of abstracted imagery, you need to first have a better understanding of what you are abstracting. In other words, less worrying, and more drawing from life.

    Check out the "Concept Art 101" link in my sig. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedling
    You are doing okay, but if you wish to improve at this sort of abstracted imagery, you need to first have a better understanding of what you are abstracting. In other words, less worrying, and more drawing from life.

    Check out the "Concept Art 101" link in my sig. . .
    Cool I'll take you up on that.

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    i'd start studying up on color, anatomy, and constantly copying artists you like.
    take what you like.

    for ur piece.
    color is really saturated.
    look into line quality.
    watch out for tangents! (where lines touch in areas and take away the illusion of 3d/overlap.) u've got a lot everywhere.
    also think about composition. ur main char is dead center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afterthought
    i'd start studying up on color, anatomy, and constantly copying artists you like.
    take what you like.

    for ur piece.
    color is really saturated.
    look into line quality.
    watch out for tangents! (where lines touch in areas and take away the illusion of 3d/overlap.) u've got a lot everywhere.
    also think about composition. ur main char is dead center.
    Idk, I'm well aware of the anatomy of things, lately I've been drawing like advanced pose sketches by hand ten daily. (I need a bit more help with wacom practice of the body though). How does it seem saturated? I was trying to do a sunset like scene, from studying fruits and vegetables it seems of though they are very reflective. And that's no character in the center, that's an all purpose mutant vegetable transport who's duck like appendages as both wings and skates. Most vegetable buildings I draw are in the shape of a Dozojin; the only character present is a my mascot monster in a super stylized toothy grin. For color I start out with a base coat, duplicate they layer shade with purple and blues at (10%) and then move on to bright reds, yellows and oranges for light at the same opacity.

    I do reals too, however I never go into depth with them...


    Also I do 3D..I haven't done so in forever and I need more help before I start again. Does anyone know anything about cloth and Uv mapping? I haven't learned that yet and want get a head start once I re-enter college.

    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...yo/facesad.jpg

    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...oufuyoside.jpg

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