ITT: You ask for help on your weak spot, and anons will help you with material, tips, recommendations and etc.
BUT there is a condition, by doing that, you commit to the thread, to help others with your strong spots, with what you know you can be of help (whenever you have the time to, of course).
Have trouble with composition and spacing for making outdoors scenes - e.g. a street view with some cars and people walking around.
<< tried so hard for this one, but failed.
easy, start with a foreground, else it looks lifeless.
can't help you with technical stuff, but right now there's a 'blood clot' in the lower bottom of the composition. it's too busy there- a poster, a newspaper boy, and a massive carriage.
i think it also doesn't help that the carriage/man looks like they're physically lower than the people further away... the carriage, I can tell it's closer, but it looks like it's on lower ground. maybe this is because the background figires are too big or the carriage is set too low?
Your composition is leading the audience out of the picture through the left,never do that.
Anyways,can someone give me an easy to understand resource on forearms,i've been through vilppu and other anatomy books, i still do not quite get it.
I would suggest making small thumbnails with rough values before going all out lining the piece. Have a subject and/or points of interest for the eye to rest on, but also be careful of leading lines and the directions objects are facing - is the eye lead into/around the scene, or out of it?
Refresh yourself on some composition basics and keep them in mind while thumbnailing:
Forearms are tricky. I've ban hedging trouble with them myself. I'm finally starting to make headway, but it's taken studying real ones in the real world to do it. All the anatomy diagrams and art advice didn't help me much, either.