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kingkostas - thank you for all the tips, appreciated
the amount of work yer doing is absolutely staggering mate
if ya need a small critique, id do the 'shadow shapes' lecture again... but this time applied to your digital sketches, spend a little bit more time for the drawing stage- construction, proportions, etc. but what ya have right now is looking good, keep up the hard work!
I like the last thing but I think the eyes are lacking some definition. They seem to sorta just fade into the face. And maybe make the background more interesting. The neck may also be a bit flat.
Otherwise I really like the skin colour and clothing done to her. So can't wait to see more done to it.
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The armor is looking pretty good, and as for my critique, I think the main thing I'd suggest
is perhaps trying to make the beams of light a bit wider (though that's all preference perhaps).
Maybe you could make selections for the light rays, and then use a soft brush to make the
light fade a bit as it goes higher. Keep it up!
Nice sketchbook! I'm likening the cyborg guy but the pose is feeling pretty static. The hips and shoulders are to straight. Look into adding some contrapposto and try acting the character. FEEL that pose. Keep up the good work man!
Good progress, I'd say keep up the loose sketches, spending too much time rendering can stiffen up an artist.
jeremy- did a bit of what you said, seems to work - thanks!
twig- yeaaa been strugglin with this pose, shouldve nailed it better at first. anyway changed it a bit, hopefully it won't be epic fail for too long
dutchman- thanks, atm i need to get some over-rendered pieces for a new portfolio, but will keep it loose with my pencils (which i cant show haha)
In my opinion the problem is that you dont have enough contrast between the armor and light ray: theyre both light, so there is little contrast in the focal area....you should squint youre eye a little, then youll see that it doesnt read too well.
"make a mistake with confidence, and correct it with confidence, don't cherish that canvas like it's the only one you'll ever buy" - Atelier Instructor
"Fail spectacularly." - George Pratt
these were quotes that were part of critiques that i got on painting on an oil painting i'm working on at the moment, John English posted some good stuff too.
i figured that you might benefit from these quotes, after you said about failing..
basically paint confidently, if you make a mistake, make it with confidence, and then fix that with confidence.
portraits looking nice man! perhaps have a more defined light source too
keep at it vatsel!
this is a very inspiring thread! I've only had a chance to look at a little of your sketchbook so far (you have 41 pages!) but from what I can tell you are on your way to being very good!Something small i've seen is that you tend to make your figure's arms a tad to long, but I'm just getting into figure drawing so I can't really give an authoritative judgment. Keep on working I'll be back
art is never finished, only abandoned~Leonardo da Vinci
Nice, glad u pushed the woman mate. I think she could have some contrast adjudgement or something and some textures.
That selfportrait is great!!!Great work
Keep up the good work mate!!!
and nice construction on the last one
Looking mighty fine, Vatsel! Really like that self portrait.
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awwwww, dude, i liked her better as a brunette. really great with the lighting, and i reeeeeeally like the color scheme. keep up the great work.
a technique that min uses is put a color overlay on the black lines, say a skin tone color,
this way your head has no black on it besides the hair /eyes etc,
this also helps when your painting over, if you miss a spot, it won't be flat black it'll be a skin tone anyway
hope that helped, this is looking a tonne nicer again man! maybe add some more cools under her jaw?
keep at it
i like this portrait, mind that eyes actually arent white, there is always a little touch of the skintone in there....maybe add some upper lip? oh, and plz resize the eyes just because i dont like this mangaish look
expect an update ^^
purb36 - eya! much thanks for stopping by, and the kind words
ryan- hah, i've actually contemplated of using that, but now definitely will do that, thanks
jath - aaaa dude you're absolutely right! i do these huge eyes on reflex now, will change back soon. had to get my mind off of this face for a day so i won't drive myself mad haha
a big-mega-spectacular thanks to you buddy!
wow, i see a lot of potential here. keep it up!
I think you could push the values a little more on that last one. I also agree about the whites of the eyes, they could be a bit darker on smaller photos of heads you sometimes cant even see the eyes, it also helps the highlights to pop more. With the robot I am not sure how shiny you wanted it to look but if you wanted it to look more reflective little dabs of color can help a lot(like little streaks of red and blue) it could also use some brighter highlights. I think the shield could use a little grass color too. not sure how reflective you wanted everything to look though.
thanks for the mega update to, its always good to get a nice dose of motivation, keep it up.
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