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    Thrown to the Dogs

    Indeed, I am throwing myself to the dogs so to speak, for I am not even a mediocre artist, nor am I aspiring to be a professional artist by any means. This is just a hobby, for me, or less. An occasional dalliance as the inspiration strikes me. I would, however, like to improve, so that the images in my head might pour forth onto the paper, much as these words so easily flow.

    Now then, enough prose. Time for a bit of Johanssons World Famous Turd Polish(tm).

    These are my only works of art. Ever. I dont want that to change your opinion of the works, just keep in mind that I have had no lessons in art whatsoever when you critique and tell me what I should improve on.

    Thank you for your time, and try not to be too gentle.

    Oh.. and until I get my quote working, I am doing it by hand.

    Edit: Wow, Mr. 'Quick Draw' Greif.
    "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
    Last edited by; June 6th, 2007 at 02:08 AM.

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    Hi Fox,
    Congrats on taking the scary first step of making some art and showing it to others! You could come join us in Concept Art 101 to beef up on the basics if you want. The link is in my sig for you.
    Last edited by Seedling; June 6th, 2007 at 01:31 PM.
    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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    these are nice

    "thank you for your time, and try not to be too gentle."

    as you are a beginner we wouldn't crush your spirit just yet.. kidding

    as Seedling said you have taken the first step and a brave step it is too... it is hard to ask for critiques when you are starting.

    first I am going to go for the pros of you work

    its nice and clean
    good colours
    some nice shadow work
    composition not bad - you centred your subjects - it is amazing I've some ppl forget about this.

    ok cons

    no backgrounds, experiment add them they don't have to be super detailed the perspective does not have to spot on, you can be advised on jhow to fix it
    textures... the images are some what flat, experiment with shadows and textures

    I am not sure if these pieces are hand painted or done on a computer, but try and get tutorials that fits the medium and subject matter

    so if its oil painting and the subject is a sea side try and get tutorials see how to do it experiementmost importantly

    keep practising every stroke every mistake is a step towards improvement

    look forward to seeing more of your pixs. and welcome to concept art.

    "There aren't any shortcuts. You've got to dig in – study and draw the world around you. This is the only way to hone your skill and develop a style that is your own". GREG CAPULLO

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