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Didn't get any critiques with the last life drawings I posted, give me some crits, faggots.
The two eyes have different shapes, her mouth looks like its leaning more towards her right, so either elongate her left side or pucker her right side a bit if that makes any sense.
One thing I learned in my last study is that we tend to position both eyes in the same horizontal line even when the head we are painting is tilted to one side. If you position one eye above it may look weird to you but it's correct, check pic related (not mine).
Painting faces is hard af
I get what you're saying. I had a bit of a wonky ref (pic related) and I tried to correct it, but I don't think I did too well.
Trying to make appealing designs for animation.
I just realized how fucked the everything is with the right guy.
Will fix it later
Her overall face has a very downward pull to it, like a doll. I tried to angle her eyes a tad up so that they didn't have such a negative canthal tilt (think that's the term for it). Also made her lips a little fuller, but that's a personal preference.
that face looks like the statue of liberty's face, did you do this on purpose?
not even him but you seriously want people who do non-stylized work to give you critique?
just post in the appropriate thread and move on
>that's applicable for pretty much everything in this thread
no it's not, if you're that much of an idiot to not be able to differentiate between stylized and realism then you shouldn't even be posting
the reason why I don't go to the other thread is because I don't care for and don't want to see shitty cartoons
lmao dude, why can't you just post in the correct thread? if you want your shitty cartoons to be legitimized that bad then go on tumblr
there are threads for a reason, you don't see people posting animations here or people posting photo studies in the other thread
what's your problem with following simple guidelines?
whose simple guidlines? yours? what I posted was barely "stylized" or "a cartoon", it's a fucking drawthread not photostudy thread.
i've likely been here before you and i'll be here when you're gone, get fucked, or better yet, let's see your own work if you want to show me a guideline of what I should be posting in your precious thread
dude, you probably think your cartoons are above anime
i've got news for you
they're not, they're the exact same shit
that's why we have a containment thread, so we don't have to see your shitty tumblr-tier shit posted here over and over
now fuck off and let people post real work
30 min painting, 20 minutes fucking about with filters n shit
currently googling 'doodle - last 24h' because I severely lack imagination
so if this obviously isn't the drawthread as we used to know it can we call this photostudy thread or something to avoid confusion?
The Yellow Body 3rd revision (and final)
shoulda checked the values in greyscale earlier
I really like this! Could definitely be a portfolio with some cleanup!
Basic lighting should apply. You have hard light hitting from above on the horns but no shadows to show for it. Same goes for shield. I think it would do lot's just to get that in there.
Left side wing looks great where you've properly fleshed out the feathers. The rest of the wings doesn't look as good.
I think aside from the basic lighting it suffers a lot from having boring brush strokes. They suck up attention where you don't want it. Blurring out the boring parts of the wing instead of keeping that 'hard round brush stroke' would help a lot imho.
Something I drew a couple days ago. I'm trying to make a tshirt design for my band
eyyy I love the colours
not the fanciest of redlines but i fixed the perspective somewhat, and if i were you i'd change/ remove that weird curl on her face
really loved the designs in apocalypto
gonna try to do more of this weird cross hatching stuff
always interesting how tiny little mistakes in peoples faces make them look more real
get ready to see one eye higher in everyones face cant unsee
what's a better way to say this...
it doesn't look dumb because it doesn't look good. It looks good. Most things that break rules in art look good. But it doesn't teach you anything while your making it. You are practicing useless techniques. You can draw like this all you want and get praise from people for being "different" or whatever but you will never learn to draw if you chase muh style. I'd say stop now before you get further into this hole and 2 years down the road you regret sinking so much time into illustration and not enough into actual art.
I think you may have misconstrued my intent
its not about style or even appeal to other people
I draw/experiment because I like doing it
If I sink time into an endless hole thats my b no worries
worked on a rough sketch for new painting im going to start.""gonna be a lotta flowers to render there.
thanks. The halo thing is pretty easy to do. Just make some circles and copy your design on the North and South side. Then copy that design rotate it 90 degrees so its on N E S W. Put those 4 on the same level and copy them again at 45 degree angle. Then flatten it so there are eight of t hem and copy that and rotate it again and repeat this until its the full circle. Going to paint it gold and shinyyyy.
Ill probably crop out the majority of the body around the elbow or belly button to focus more on the design, face, and flowers.
the lineart is just not going to show at all. It's rendered just enough so I can do the painting.
I always feel bogged down by lineart if it's too rendered. I like to paint on as few layers as possible.
why does art make me want to stick my limbs into a hornets nest lately
I haven't even posted in the thread I'm just lurking lol. If all this thread had was a shit tier figure drawings made on real paper in real graphite it would be beyond terrible. Granted...many of the cartoons are gay beyond reason but they are still drawings digital or conventional.
portrait of a friend in graphite and charcoal. it aint perfect but its pretty (i think)
Resize it next time.
Good stuff, thought some parts, notably the eyelids, nose and lips look too smooth and could really use some more texture. Also you need to take better care of your canvas.
Did she model for you or were you using a picture?
>falseflagging for free because a random anon online hurt his feelings
>"post in the appropriate thread"
>posts a photo of a statue
THIS IS A DRAW THREAD YOU FLAMING FAGGOT!, GET THAT PHOTOGRAPH OUT OF HERE!! REEEEEEEEEEEEE GETOUTGETOUTGETOUTGETOUTGETOUT GETOUTGETOUT GETOUT GETOUTGETOUT GETOUT GETOUT
>this is what you sound like.
Any criticue/advice is massively welcome
Looks good, but to be the left leg looks a little too far pushed outwards, you know? Also the way her (upper) chest faces a different direction than the hips looks strange with the directions of the legs. It's a little hard to explain, but hopefully that makes some sense
better colors in this picture. hopefully it looks better when it's dry, and i can put a thin finish over it.
I'm a different guy. Just by looking at it, it screams 'drawn from a photograph', so much so that I don't believe your claim that you drew it from a model. That said, it looks pretty much like the best a drawing-from-photograph can be. I'm going to assume I'm right and you're lying: The biggest gripe I can come up with is that the composition is pretty bleh and some of the forms (arms, ribcage, upper chest, collar and neck) look a flat, all due to poorly organized values. Your proportions are all solid and details/value are in the right places. Shadows along her right breast/armpit and under and lower edge of left breast are some of the worst offenders.
It's just that it doesn't seem there was much thought in ordinating/subordinating values. This is a symptom of drawing from photos and almost never from life because it's done for you (poorly) by the camera, and needs to be done manually from life.
anyway famalam, you probably aren't lying, but I bet you are, so there's an honest critique based on just what I see. Those are the thoughts I had prior to reading that you drew it from life. The only difference that really makes is that it's a harder fix than if you'd drawn if from a photo. If that were the case, I'd just say "yo you're top-tier at copying photos, time to move on to life drawing. It will automatically fix many of your problems by forcing you to consider things you didn't have to with a photo."
Since you drew it from a model tho, I dunno what to tell ya. Maybe copy some more value scales and really try to get your values as accurate as your proportions. Right now you're pushing all the way to a 0 value all over and it's flattening shit out.
oh also, for something that has this much work in it, I assume you'd like to achieve a high craft-quality. Get blue painter's tape, put it on fabric once, then put it on the edges of your drawing until you're ready to frame it. This will keep your edges really nice and the tape won't rip up the paper.
yes, my head is this far up my own ass. Sometimes people have thanked me for being this much of a cunt about critique though, so here we are.
First portrait study/cliche detailed celebrity portrait painting I ever do digitally, it's helping me a lot to get comfortable with my tablet and painting in PS since I got my tablet less than two weeks ago.
S-so, h-how am I doing for my first time, /ic/? is there anything I should keep in mind before I keep moving on? any tips, critique, etcetera? taking a break from it right now and decided to post it here.
Might I ask what school/program you're in?
If you're not studying and you're working an unrelated job, how the *fuck* do you manage to put out the sheer volume of practice/work you do? I've been following your work since (I think) mid-late '14 or so and while there's some stuff you really still gotta work on, you've got an incredible strength in your sheer discipline/diligence. Is it amphetamine?
>muh first time XD
literally nobody cares. everything you wrote is what we call fishing for complimets.
you jumped into detail too soon. where is his hair? ears? body? are we all just floating faces to you?
instead of eyedroppering from a palette, look at the spot you're going to make a stroke for and manually select that color, each and every time you make a stroke (and need to change color, even a little). Super fucking tedious, and not something you should do forever, but it will exercise something in your brain so future paintings don't look so dead.
This will make it less tedious:
At the start I made a line drawing on another layer maping out everything that's not visible and I started painting under it, that line drawing I did it last night. Sorry I wasn't clever enough to post it, I didn't think it was needed.
>fishing for compliments
>on an anonymous imageboard, posting as Anonymous and without anything that could link to my as of yet unexisting blog
Nah m8, I apologize if my post sounds like fishing for compliments, but that'd be pathetic and useless. Not what I'm looking for.
Yeah I am using PaintersWheel, that shit is so good! And I didn't eyedrop, the colors are manually selected and shifted from time to time to make it as close as the reference without having to eyedrop (I can't anyways, my Dicaprio is on PureRef and not Photoshop). I still have to change much of it though,the color for tlips are what I'm struggling with at the moment.
okay well I dunno what to tell ya about the color then. I guessed that you had initially decided on like 10 colors, put 'em in a palette image, and were eyedroppering from that because the skin colors are so (awfully, unfortunately) consistent.
I'm too dumb to get exactly what you're trying to say. I don't have a palette but I do pick from other parts of my painting or end up making new colors very similar to those parts because in the original picture the colors are (or, at least to my eyes, look like they are) pretty consistent, without there being red noses ala tumblr and stuff like that. Mines are still off when comparing it to the pic at this stage, but I haven't been messing up with them as much because that's how I see them in the picture, quite consistent between each other. I paint what I see, maybe I'm not seeing correctly or my painting method is crap, which if that's the case I'd love to learn a new one if it improves the process.
im not in a school/program.
it's not amphetamines i just like painting and drawing, and trying to find new ways for me to be lazy later by practicing the right stuff now. I was in art school for a year and half but i left to focus more on artwork and less on schoolwork, and spent all the time i would've been in school practicing what i thought would help me improve faster...
I don't have many people skills ( which might be an understatement), and i'm not interested in much else besides art so that helps. Don't really do drugs or drink, don't really watch movies, don't really play video games, don't really read books. Pretty much just interested in making art.
i've been doing these for about half a day. they still look like trash. At this rate i'll never draw as good digitally as I do in my sketchbook.
First draw of new year. Too bad i overworked it.
do a lot of studies to get used to the medium, then proceed to the ambitious compositions. Watch tutorials about all the advanced stuff, like different blending options if you're on photoshop, and experiment with brushes for like a couple of hours straight so you can really understand what is possible.
I have no idea what I'm even trying to do with this.
wish it was summer
stylized or not its still a valid study if you learnt something from it and kept the anatomical structure. granted if you simplify to the point where it looks like some disney shit then yeah that's obviously only worthwhile for gesture.
Thanks so much for your awesome critique. I honestly did draw this live, but i also took a picture and used it later for reference, so youre half right. What exactly do you mean about ordinating/subordinating values? Are you saying i essentially need to save my 0 values for fewer areas? Im usually better about this but it did get out of hand here. Never thought to put the tape on fabric first so it wont rip the edges, thank you.
>I do pick from other parts of my painting
Okay, yeah, that. Stop that completely. Look at your photo, switch to canvas, select color from memory. It'll suck, but you'll get better. Also, I suggest not painting from photos of people, but from (well-taken) photos of painted portraits. That's just me though.
I've tried to put it into words better than that and always kinda fuck it up. Like, the lightest light in a 'dark' area should still be darker than the darkest dark in a 'medium' area. The lightest light in a 'medium' area... etc. Obviously it's not that simple, as sometimes you really do get highlights in a 'dark' area or whatever, but that kind of touches on the idea.
It's something I read about in a book written by a more well-versed artist who made it pretty clear and now I recognize it in drawings from photos. I'll think about it and see if I can't come up with a better explanation by tomorrow.
Mobile “MOB SOCKER”
The cities disenfranchised would constantly field mob sockers in protest to provincial law.
eh I think it looks p cool, but it's still adolescent. He started playing with that rendering method some time back and it was infant, he just needs to put more thought into it to mature it all the way. Seems like it has stagnated and he's *sometimes* making the most of it, but other times he's just kinda adding extra lines so it looks van-goghy. It's got a lot of potential to be really cool, but it's not there yet.
also her right tit has better use of the rendering technique than her left. Seems like he just painted the left normally then added the lines after.
Been working on this for around an hour and a half now.
Oh, I should've posted the entire piece.
Made a little bit of progress
Hey! I know you, we're friends. It's snake gf. It's hard to judge because that wip is pretty small, is it a detail? As always, do focus more on gesture and understanding/defining anatomy. Really, take the time to study both these fields, they are your weak points. The pose looks very stiff. You are bordering on symbol drawing on the arms. I'd push the values further on her body, as I've mentioned it'd be to define her anatomy in a more evident way. You could especially play with the stomach-to-tail transition, that has the potential to be very interesting anatomically. Her tail looks flat, almost concave.
Despite those flaws I'm looking forward to the finished result, knowing how good you are with coloring. I like it so far!
we are brothers now bound by the snah keh
anyways wib focusing on muh lineart
Much better, nice tits, they really pop.
I think with such a direct light source that there'd be more contrast.
The structure in the background looks wonky, you should fix that in the sketch before you proceed.
The woman creature looks nice, I feel like making her body more realistically proportioned would really help the theme you're going for.
The lower right area, where her body meets the tentacle, it feels as if she's coming out of the tentacles instead of them being attached to her, but I'm thinking that'll be fixed with the rendering.
Not a fan of the frame corner in the upper left corner, though.
How do I make it so that when I shade it doesn't just look like my subject has been beaten black and blue?
I'm working in pencil.
>. I honestly did draw this live, but i also took a picture
This completely miss the point then. So you did it first with a live model and then went back with a photograph and fixed everything your brain "fucked up" So it completely defeats the purpose. What you end up with is something from a photograph.
Students use to do this shit at the school I went to. "I I started drawing the scene with me eye but took a photo later" Of course theirs looked better than everyone else but they failed the exercise completely.
drawings should only serve the purpose of giving you the information you need to do a painting based off of it. if you need to cover the entire page in lines to get what you need from the drawing that's fine.
take a look at giacometti's drawings or lucian freud's drawings or van gogh's portrait drawings. it's all to serve the purpose of the painting, not meant to stand on it's own as a piece of artwork ( although for artists like them the drawings end up being that anyways)
well, to start, nothing in this reads well. I think that shes supposed to be a gargoyle, but instead of stone skin with small cracks and texture, her skin is almost porcelain in how smooth it is. And that is one of the reasons there is that massive disconnect from her and the background. Keeping the full stone texture of the background but having her rendered like a cartoon or a 3d model kills any sort of synergy the location and the gargoyle could have had in common. You could remove texture from the background to match well with her, or added texture to her to mesh better with the background. You did nothing to add any sort of ambiance and distance between her and the background so there's nothing for the eye to focus on and grab on in particular, so it just bounces around this mess
I could go on and on, but your better off reading up. well, everything? your lacking in all stages here imo. sticky is a good place to start
I feel like I'm really hitting a wall with tone and color. There's a stupid amount of brush strokes.
Did I mess up by using pressure+opacity?
I kinda wanna leave the hair kinda monotone (not like this but nothing too realistic.)
How does it look so far?
meh. try color picking. but do it on one area, then adjust it from there. just to get you started with one correct color.
also your drawing needs work so maybe spend a few months drawing observationally it'll make drawing from photos much easier. MAY I SUGGEST DRAWING YOUR OWN HANDS PERHAPS
Start over. You need to start with a stronger construction, and block in your shadow shapes with only one value like pic related.
its a cacodemon from doom, my most recent
Here I took your ref and posterized it in photoshop and ran it through the cutout filter to simply the edges. It's not perfect but a quick and dirty little cheat you can use if you have trouble seeing the shadow shapes. Something like this is what you should be aiming for when you do your block in.
No i didn't mean it to be taken in a literal fashion. It's just a illustration of how to to think about blockin in simplified shadows shapes. It could be any color, and you could start out by drawing the outlines instead of painting it too. There are no rules just tools.
There are different opinions on that. In my opinion, dive in and start with color right away. When you are working digitally the learning curve is different than with traditional mediums since you don't have to deal with the way physical paint acts. IMO it makes sense to wait with introducing color when you learn traditional drawing and painting but not with digital.
Finished, not sure about the lace pattern on the blouse, seems a bit too simple.
Did this last year inbetween art projects
Small lighting practice, please redline/critique!
I know the likeness is still not there, I partly blame the fact that I keep seeing an old neighbor in my wip.
You made the nose smaller, the eyes bigger, the chin/jaw area narrower and softened the forehead, these are all female traits.
It's not that you should stop drawing women but you need to... shift your mentality, so to speak, when drawing different genders/races/ages so you don't end up feminizing someone's masculine traits.
Your values need more contrast too but they seem to be in the right place.
This started out as a doodle but I decided I liked it so I wanted to finish it. This has been fun but I'd like to get better.
This is gorgeous, I like your brushwork. However, I do agree with the previous anon that you have definitley feminized this guy. His chin doesn't look as strong as in the references among other small things here and there that really add up to a feminie face. >>2357638
from the thumb this looks really nice. I like your style however I dislike it for boobs... I dunno, I guess its gotta grow on me. I just can't help but think of those as stretch marks. Its really cool though. Do you start out with an airbrush and then go in with all that hatching?
i airbrush it, add more hatch marks, air brush it again, add more hatch marks. it looks better the smaller the hatch marks so if i ever find a really good reference photo ill make a really big canvas and spend a lot of time on it. i need to browse /s/ more i like really sleazy cell phone pics but finding stuff like that that isn't terrible is hard.
>fwiw It still not done.
I say that having seen plenty of your finished pieces. I like your art, you just seem to generally make the pupils a light tone and it usually gives them a thousand yard stare sort of look. I wasn't sure if it was as a personal preference or what.
IM the guy who made this, don't waste your time, this is not meant to be critiqued. Blame some shitlord from my discord for posting this
blur in the top left is me editing out scribbles
this is years old
in the middle of another all nighter. having great time listening to the music and drawing.
I get that frequently. I'm doing my best to scape from that, I would say that my last 3 or 4 properly finished pieces I don't have those features.
Another thing is that I like to build my values in parallel more or less so I don't go dark right away.
Thanks man. Yeah, I've posted here a while ago, but I decided to cave in and practice more. I never had so much fun drawing before since things are slowly comming together. As for perspective I use Persp Tool for photoshop:
I used to do the grid by hand, and I still use that method pretty much all the time at the beginning, but this piece is more complicated and perspective heavy, so I used that plugin. It makes things really easy- literally couple clicks to make three point perspective. thanks once again.
BTW if You didn't mean the grid itself, all other lines are freehand. I only use shift for horisontal and vertical lines, but since this is 3p perspective, I can only use it for horizon line. I recommend avoiding using shift- click for straight lines unles you're restricted by deadline.
OK, it's 11AM, time to get some sleep. done with layout etc, I will move to final lineart when I get some sleep. don't pay attention to lineweight etc just yet, it's just underlay.