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working on removing contrast
fuckin god damn this is going to take forevvvvvvvver
Any crits on this? Took around an hour
Why would you do that exactly?
Is this close to how a cup of coffee would look at this angle in real life?
Can somebody red line it?
craig mullins study
its really helpful because you learn how to paint like painting on a real canvas instead of trying to sculpt
Only drew this so people have something to crit. Please crit, need crit
>find new subject matter. if you stop drawing that same dog and those same birds over and over again
What? I've never drawn this dingo/gulls.
Only thing you could be referring to is the comic i'm illustrating for someone. But that's got more animals than just dog and birbs.
Supposed to be from the back. Tips on composition/better lightning?
tips on lighting: nothing that everyone hasn't already heard before. break the forms down into cubes/spheres/cylinders.
and this dude is a good read in general but has a lot to say on composition:
I draw animals but certainly not just dogs (outside of commissions in which people only ask for dogs). My tumblr is http://www.flyingratt.tumblr.com if you want to check.
Though now i'm wondering who this dog-drawing person running around with my style is.
Shit, thanks for the doc. I prefer collecting books instead of PDF's so if you have any recommendations on paper, let me know. I'll read this though.
Could be pushed a lot further if consideration was put into the piece. Stop doing quick "speedpaints" and start doing finished pieces. It'll help you out more, and more quickly. Do yourself a favor and either don't call this one done, or plan the next one infinitely more. I'm talkin' reference, thumbnails, studies, the whole process. See how far you can take something, then address your flaws.
Looks pretty good. There's just a few issues.
It might just be me, but the fries read poorly. Maybe you could make them longer and thinner or try crinkle-cut?
The dog's face is also a bit messed up. The attachment of the ear should be more forward, and the ear is not in the right perspective.
no she never showed up! she was all excited and then she never showed up. i guess she was nervous she was pretty young i honestly would've been surprised if she actually modelled for me.
Thanks. My ears are usually better when I draw a dog, not sure what happened. Dingo ears fuck me around.
Chips aren't fries, they're just hot chips. The chunky ones. Not sure what they're called in America, probably steak chips.
Can I get some feedback/suggestions my what I am working on now?
There's no degree of finish to anything here. No consideration to placement of different elements, etc. You sketched out a landscape from imagination and said "oh, maybe some eggs would look cool there and maybe add narrative or something". That's not storytelling in an illustration. Note that finishing this or any piece doesn't mean render the shit out of it.
Taking from the troll post that's floating around, you can look at Mullins's piece here >>2390343 and it has an air of being planned/headed toward a finish. Values are planned well, composition is good, he's shape welding intelligently.. etc.
Current study, are there any flaws in my construction? I don't know where to go from here how do I add detail and ink?
pretty easy tbqh, though I probably have a better understanding of form than anyone else itt.
Welp, I'm new here. This was kind of a last resort, honestly, since I can't rely on anyone I know to honestly critique my work. Not sure if I should post here or in the beginner thread, but whatever. Basically I need lineart tips, anatomy, whatever. Also, please excuse my crappy attempt at paw-hands-whatever. Also excuse the crappy picture quality since I took it with my phone. Not entirely sure how fast this thread goes, but I'd like some critique soon.
spent an hour messing with different transparency paints.
Well even if she's real and just had second thoughts, not contacting her and being yourself doesn't come off as creepy as "Why didn't you show up???" does.
It's up to you, but sending a quick, courteous, professional message to illustrate that you're not reading too much into it and still appreciate the offer is probably good too.
The strokes really work with the form on the apples, yet the bananas are flattened and it feels like you didnt achieve the same level of polish on the tomatoes as you did with the rest of the fruit.
i wish i painted them bigger. seemed okay when i sketched it out, but they turned out kinda tiny. and it was hard to get the forms to pop cause they were so small. looks pretty good from a distance doesn't really hold up up close.
What im working on
studyng value and trying to draw every day
As far as feeling more like a perspective project -- everything is very constructed and there's not much content there to latch onto. There's no narrative, concept, etc. The sky isn't really the problem as much as the local colors don't feel correct. I super duper half-assed the landscape, but here's a quick paintover to demonstrate what I'm talking about. I also tweaked the bot's values a bit to really hit home that sense of scale.
doing some coloring practice over quick sketch.
I'm not considering realistic shading, but color composition and overall 'gud' feeling.
Skin color is way exaggerated I suppose.
I was recently brainstorming ideas for a story and I wanted to write and today, I drew furries from stick figures apparently. I have been doing this an awful-lot lately to practice drawing crowds, but never furries until today.
did you just call putting solid colors on top of lineart "coloring practice" ?
I'm trying to improve my line art on tablet lately, any advice? also feel free to mock my absolute lack of gun knowledge.
dude, there's not knowing about guns and then there's holding a model of stairs with a decapitated cone tit glued to the side of it. come on, man. just....come on. a single rectangle would have done a better job. two rectangles ideally, but even just the one.
is this all one layer? why not the usual lines>flats>render process that always works?
Even doing what you're doing there should be a process to this madness, like separating figure from background on different layers.
Why you draw the dog? Are you a animalphile? You like fucking the dog? You are disgusting, I wish they would collect all you dog fuckers in one place and shoot you. Please save the dog!
Fuck off nobody has sympathy for the fact that you're ostracized for jerking it to drawings of children. You're jerking it to children whether they're drawings or not, you're a pedophile, normal people are never going to be okay with it, fucking deal with it.
>case in point
>Kai Greene Banned From the 2015 Mr. Olympia
Thankfully I didn't paint that shit, nor any of the other things you quoted. Mine was in the last thread. I'm not going to speak in defense of Brian though he's just as much of a fucking pervert as you are.
afternoon /ic/, I'm wondering about color
I was thinking of making her skin green, using red as an accent/blush to make her seem alive and not sickly... or should I just color her skin normally?
I guess it was not appropriate word for that. I'm not familiar with English.
What i meant was that I don't have interest in realistic coloring techniques, rather color composition and style. like typical cartoon style. But I'm struggling with it.
Drawing epic muh style art just for testing color schema is not efficient I think so I'm currently doing this.
This is one of many pages I have from high school doodling
I'm pretty shit with colors, /ic/. Any advice on what I can do to improve?
idk I think the blues in the windows turned out okay, but it's strange that they would be so different. The ground level window color is weird though, and the height of the windows is weird/too high for basement windows, and first floor windows don't usually run all the way to the pavement. Also the perspective on the bigger round window is making it look bad.
You should read James Gurney's "Color and Light," it's a great book and sounds like exactly what you need.
I can't seem to find any good images of the pages I think you'd be most interested in. I'll see if I can find my copy.
Already know the rendered version is going to look like an overworked laboured piece of crap. Underpainting looks so cool though.
I have to make myself practice with color so here goes.
How's this block in? I have a feeling it's oversaturated. Anything else?
That'll happen later. This is just a fragment of full canvas to work the knight to finish. The background is just copymerged in place so I can properly judge values and stuff. Then I move the whole guy over to the actual psd file and blend him into the scene.
Another thing to keep in mind is that horses dont have very big ears. It sort of looks like the great knight of the grassland water stream is riding a donkey. I think it would benefit you to move the ears more to the side and make them smaller.
painted a self portrait. wanted to try linen canvas so i bought a small pre-stretched one.
also heres a drawing of catt from the other day
I'm glad someone else said it. She looks like a Zim character but wrong.
Hey. If you want to get better with color, learn from life first and use real paint. The process of mixing colors will teach you a lot. Beyond that, warm vs cool applies to almost every painting, and you should read Color and Light by James Gurney, also check out ctrlpaint.com for digital painting tips. When you are painting digitally, build a palette before you start - either select colors from a master painting or scan swatches that you made with real paint, then you can mix colors on screen from your palette while you paint digitally. When you pick colors from scratch in photoshop you will often end up with unnatural color choices because the whole spectrum is laid out in front of you with many colors that you wouldn't get if you were using real paint or working from life, it's even harder when you are a beginner.
Am I doing this right?
>how does one flip image on iPad
Is this horrible?
How's it going? It's more stylized than anything
I'm having trouble with the lights/colors
This is actually starting to look really good. The edges are sloppy and vulgar but that's an easy fix later on. Crazy how you can actually get shit done when you buckle down and draw.
>Crazy how you can actually get shit done when you buckle down and draw
You said it, man. Crazy progress is made when you get to work at the moment when you feel like you'd rather do anything worse.
Keep it up my dude!
Tell me if something is fucked while it's in the sketch phase, thanks in advance
Acrylics. Tried not to do an underdrawing this time, it feels more satisfying this way.
Thanks for the paintover! The way you did the bouncing light on her head is amazing, looks so warm. Now i definitely want to put your advices to work - brb, studying some bark and moss references.
from life, 9 x 12, vine charcoal.
it's the best figure drawing i've ever done to this date. how can i improve further?
personally i want to get somewhere like Gustav Klimt's early sketches :s
fun composition, fun idea.
hit the books and keep doing anatomy. venture into value a little more. your painting right now is mostly gray with dark gray birds. i want to see a few drastic highlights and dramatic shadows. really push yourself.
the only thing ive got is where you places the orb - it looks like it's just hanging out between the pointer and the thumb. lowering it just a little would make it feel more situated in the hand.
This is my first painting of a humanoid. It's a kobold from Warcraft.
going for a pouty eventually grizzled pissed dark knight in straight black and white with some grays
if you're still up for it, I'd love that redline
Probably my favourite figure drawing I've done. Each pose was five minutes, hands and feet are kind of wonky. Thoughts?
Getting out of my comfort zone with some drawing. Tear me apart!
a figure drawing attempt after a break in a few years of no-drawing
Trying to paint a snapchat I got from memory.
I think it's turning out quite alright . But I'm sure you guys don't, crits?
I knew it. That post was total bullshit. Supposedly you're painting something from reference but you "casually" mention it's a snapchat, and oh it just happens to be boobs, cropped just enough not to show the "good bits". You think it's impressive to say you're painting it from memory but it's stupid because you're still using reference, you're just not using it right which would be using it to make corrections. You say you want critique but this is all supposed to be a tease to make all the d/ic/ks jealous so you didn't and obviously aren't going to post the reference because you don't actually want anyone to tell you what you did wrong you just wanted reactions. Only you didn't count on a femanon being the one to call you out, so your plan to discredit me by calling me jealous won't work. I have my own boobs I can reference if I want, I couldn't care less some camho sent you her pasty nubs. Check and mate faggot, go draw.
figure painting from today. the figure took about 2 hours
This is really cool. I really like the style you have going on.
Honestly I would crop out the entire left side and just keep the building with the trees and plants. Just cus thats where most of the interest is.
Also like the other anon said you have some weird scaling issues with the windows. They are like 2m x 2m huge.
learn how color works. work in lab spectrum (protects your saturation when you have a tendency to blend lots of brushstrokes ontop of eachother with low opacity). work without any pen-pressure-opacity. try to systematize your saturation, just to get a better feel for how to control it. similar to how simplifying values, and edges helps develop a feel for controlling it's variations. you know? like say pick 6 values, 3 in the shadows and 3 in the illuminated areas. now pick 6 levels of saturation, towards both warm and cold. now pick 4 type of edges (lost, soft, normal, sharp), and now you paint. and stick to those rules.
can't decide on which composition looks better. Drawings are shit but get the point across.
Shitposters deserve shitposts. Didn't you read what I said? How is anyone supposed to critique it without seeing the reference image you wanted everyone to beg you for. And since you have a reference image, why aren't you referring to it on your own to see how it could be better? That's the whole point of it being reference. You could be working on it independently, you could have posted the picture and painting together without the snapchat bit because it's not like uncovered boob photos are hard to come by so nobody cares where you got it and people could actually critique it, but you came here fishing cuz lel boobs.
> How is anyone supposed to critique it without seeing the reference image
I don't have the snapchat. I didn't screencap it.
>why aren't you referring to it on your own to see how it could be better?
The whole point of this thread is to post for other people to crit.
>so nobody cares where you got it
Clearly you care where I got it.
And to end this.
My friend sent me a snapchat showing a necklace she had bought.
What you see in the painting is what you saw i n the snapchat.
Nothing sexual about it, I just thought It would look good painted.
The fact that you went straight to "wow so jealous" instead of just saying "wait what I just want an honest critique" when I called you out tipped your hand but sure.
I don't know why you wouldn't save the picture if you were going to try to paint it, there isn't much anyone could say is right or wrong with it without knowing what it was supposed to look like. I will say it needs some texture or something to sharpen the edges because it looks like you airbrushed it all with a soft edge brush and it just looks blurry instead of blended. The necklace string doesn't look like it's being affected by gravity or laying on the forms of the chest and the pendant is slightly out of perspective and if it's metal, should have sharper edges. I don't know what the lighting was like, but I would desaturate some of the top planes and add some kind of purple or blue to the lower planes to make the shadows more interesting. Use a similar reference if you have to. Next time come correct.
These are wonderful. The shading on the woman is great your proportions are iffy though, she kinda looks wonky. I suggest, really looking at what you see and drawing that, not just thinking what you see, but besides that she's great. The man is a great start I see no issues with the proportions.
My attempt at making Starfire with no ref. I know face is a bit strange. Drew on paper first and then went over with tablet.
absent-mindedly posted this in its own thread, waiting for that to disappear
reiterating from that thread; is there anything that strikes you as off with this image right off the bat? aside from the drapery issues and general wonkiness with the anatomy
Took a half hour, I still hate the eyes I did
Very, very messy, but I just wanted to get SOMETHING down on canvas for tonight. Looks like I need more practice with getting a figure's legs to balance how much I throw the upper body into an extreme pose, because right now these just look stiff.
Man, wish I could draw with that kind of flow.
>>2394811 Thank you
Another small baby tiger study, took 20 minutes
Bones of Ruin
A hyper autistic shitter that used to draw and post here.
He would cloud draw threads with "sketches" every few minutes and expect lips on his dick.
The face in that post is screwed up in almost the exact same way BoR fucks up his faces.
Dont usually post here, but I guess I'll my current WIP.
i added some color to this. i think im getting better at mixing colors on the canvas and getting interesting colors.
pretty much. pick a blue, a red, a yellow (for example) and mix from there. in traditional painting you would also use a black/white to adjust value but you can do that easily in photoshop without changing the hue. neutrals can be created by mixing complementary colors. the goal is a harmonious palette.
Since it's sometimes difficult to tell how well you are in certain areas I was thinking of a away users could reply showing them how well they think their particular image scores in each area
Sometimes people comment things like "Your perspective is fucked" or "your sense of colour is great" and the artist hadn't realized
What do you think? How can I determine the scale of the graph?
The way sample 4 and 5 blend together really speaks to me man, although i guess your Rf values probably should be further apart.
That is a little better... not really beautifully designed shapes though
I like the idea but there are two main problems I foresee. You couldn't make the scale in numbers because that's virtually as meaningless as saying it's shit. You'd probably have to make it something like beginner, amateur, intermediate, etc. The second problem is there are people here who'll call anything less than Mullins amateur or lower and other skewed perspectives so anyone getting a grid critique might still end up no greater informed of where they stand than before. It would be cool if there was some kind of standardized critiquing process though, it might cut down on some of the shitposting.
This is my artwork I'm working on in Painting III. It is a painting that was drawn from reference but we were asked to abstract it. It was basically a huge mobile with triangles and circles hanging. Critique the shit out of it.
Yeah, I was told the same thing today at a university Open House, I'm going to go back in and make it a pretty strong blue instead of black. It's brown, but it still looks like garbage to me. Thanks for the feedback, always looking for it.
He looks like Detective Stabler. Also why is his face all the way pressed up against the edge of the canvas? If you haven't been, you should give yourself more room to work because running up against edges like that makes you distort things, and right now it looks like that half of his head is being pulled into a vacuum or something.