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03 April 2013 - 08:31 PMNo posts since last year?? WOW. I'll try to post a bit more.
04 October 2012 - 06:43 PMHere's some doodles!! (That was a long ass "later today".)
Infant & Child
Practice & Hunger
Women & Kash
Sorry my scans are so dirty... Overtime the pages get smudged and erasing does nothing for it after so long.
Hope you enjoy it nonetheless!
23 September 2012 - 04:40 PMHey, people! Sorry bout no updates for a while - been busy with school and gettin ready for college apps...
So I've got my portfolio theme figured and am starting on it soon, so I'll start having really nice, completed pieces to show everyone!
I've got a lil somethin for you guys a loil later today, so stay tuned! C:
31 August 2012 - 06:43 PMA Change of Pace (Classroom Stuff)
So here's a self portrait of myself... on Halloween...as a mime. That background was coincidence- I'd made it the week before with no thought of the upcoming "holiday". I had no idea we'd be assigned a self portrait on Halloween and that we'd have only have black and white oil pastels to use- WHAT A COINCIDENTAL DAY FOR ME.
Also, sorry for terrifying you and giving you nightmares about my mime face.
Here's a scratchboard assignment I had. It was for an exquisite corpse collaboration. We all had either head, body or legs/feet/bottom and, when we were done, the teacher put them together based on whose parts went well together. This was my piece. I'm really, very proud of it!
I had actually had legs originally, but traded with a classmate cuz I'm ace at faces/heads and such. Because of my idea, I had to study how the brain looked, so because of this assignment, I can draw brains without reference pretty well!
31 August 2012 - 06:11 PMOk I'll try, but I'm a newbie, so take my critique with a grain of salt. Or two.
I'm not an expert about editing, but from the looks of it I'd say you basically increased the contrast, which worked fine... You clearly did more than that or the necklace would appear darker, but that is the overall impression.
Yeah, I pretty much just really wanted to show more contrast since it's not colored. That was my main focus, besides cleaning it up a bit.
Shoot forgot about the necklace while editing!! Gonna go back and do that...
In Nat's picture I think the naked shoulder is a little odd, maybe exaggerated. Generally speaking broad shoulders are more of a masculine feature, but the overall look of it is not displeasing, and you might work on it (exaggerating some features a little into more prominent curves) to make it part of your style if you don't mind leaning a bit away from realistic proportions and toward the caricature.
It's supposed to be lifted a bit is prolly why it looks weird?- it's not relaxed. I usually use myself for those kind of references so I guess I have broad shoulders?
Both in Nat and Bro & Sis the mouths are a bit too simplified. You can do very well when the perspective is almost frontal, but you'll have to work out something different for the 3/4 perspective because the two styles (simple and caricatural in Nat and Bro & sis, complex and realistic in Girl Cat & Bed) wouldn't eventually fit together in the same picture.
Girl, Cat & Bed is supposed to be more realistic, while Nat and the sibs are to be more cartoonish. Thank you for noticing the difference in those lil giveaways. But they are all separate ideas with no relation to each other, which is why they differ in some instances. Overall, though, there will almost always be some cartoony aspect to my work.
If you think proportions are part of your style then it's allright, but while I don't think the heads are that much too big, the hands and feet do look too small to me. If you mean to achieve a cartoony look I think both head and hands/feet should be a little oversized, but even if you want to draw them in a realistic style, they should be larger than they are now.
Of course if you draw a comic instead of a single picture, o lot of things will be overlooked and you don't need to be that perfect, but even so there are things that are pretty visible. The point is that from the way you draw the faces, especially regarding the size of the eyes, it would seem that you are researching a realistic style, but that sets a context where any semplification you indulge yourself with stands out more.
Ok I hope I didn't just say a bunch of nonsense, but that's my 5 cents. I won't praise since you asked for critique, not flattery!
No, you're cool and your critique was helpful. Thank you.