Hey man, you've got some really nice stuff here. I've looked through your sketchbook a couple times and always been impressed. It always feels weird to critique someone so much better than me, but here goes. heh.
In that last piece you're working on two things stuck out to me almost instantly. First, her breasts look like they are made of cardboard. They don't really look fleshy, in your piece they pretty much just come straight of of her clavicle, whereas naturally, they would be hanging quite a bit lower. Second, her leg is boring. It's just a tapered round thing. I wanna see muscles, or at least a graceful leg, more curvy. Right now it just looks a little fat. Besides those two things, it looks pretty good to me.
Besides that, I have one other general critique. The majority of your characters have almost no facial expression. They're all just semi serious, or slightly amused people with knowing smiles looking of into space or at the viewer. I want to see emotion. Like the woman casting the spell, why is she doing it? What does she feel while she's doing it? Does it require a lot of concentration? Or is it painful? Is she about to take someone out? Her face should be reflecting a lot of that. And it's the stuff like that that can take a simple character painting and make it interesting and intriguing.
As I said earlier, really nice stuff here. Keep at it and don't draw mindlessly. Oh, and take my critiques with a grain of salt. Hopefully it's at least understandable. Good luck man.
there is definitely some improvement man, but i think you should try a fresh approach to your work, use a different program, try some new brushes and loosen up a bit, i think the reason why you don't see an improvement is because you have been working the same way for months now.
mix it up!
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Your definitly one of my favourite artists on this site. I am also 15, and have been drawing all my life.. Only recently I became serious about it though and decided I'd love to make something out of my ability and become a concept artist. though have never done digital since I don't have the money to afford any decent programs such as photoshop, which sucks. I'd love to try it, but for now I can only use my pencils. Don't own a tablet neither.. Your the one who had inspired me to join come to think of it, because I saw your progression and I want the same thing to occur to myself as well.. Going to start a SB soon, so I'm going to thank you for the inspiration.
Love the last peace btw.. mind teaching me digital if I ever get photoshop?
This last one looks great, I see improvement since 6 months ago, but most of your pieces are characters from imagination. Maybe try doing a ton of colour studies or life paintings if you want to make a radical change. Keep it up
Once again CA's very own SamC from life. Annoyingly I drew the whole thing too far left on the page so its hard to tell that his sketchbook is resting on his knee, and that his shin tucks under the other leg.
and a step by step gif, to anyone who may find it helpful, though I kinds doubt that. This isn't my usual approach to a piece but I am interested in relying on photoshop tools less, and more straight to colour approaches.
Dude, great update! I feel like I should at least TRY to leave a critique. I would suggest working on poses. Go to posemaniacs and draw draw draw. Cause looking at the gif I see you twisted the body a lot more then I think you wanted?
So by studying poses you might learn to nail the pose more or less more accurate in the initial sketch rather than "relying on photoshop".
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Aye Aye matey. Love the color pallete it's realy good. DUnno about the sprouts dont think they really fit with the piece and that's my only reall critique. Ofcourse some of-proportion anatomy but its wip so I'm sure you'll fix that. Keep on rocking.
Ah I love this piece. The way she's relying on the rope for support and the snow sortof spraying as if she's slowly slipping, looks really realistic. For colours, I think the sky looks a little too saturated, especially that blue around her waist area. Keep it up man.
hey miles good to see you again.
in terms of colour i dunno man its nice.
I think you need to work on the rest of your image.
the head is practically done right.
try to work on the entire image as a whole gives the piece more unity.
Your going to have to fix the hands eventually man, its just a matter of time
keep working on it and dont doubt yourself. Your good