@Ken Tran perhaps you could experiment with a value study of your artwork in grayscale and compare to artworks you like to see how they use contrast of values. I see you have lots of middle values, and suggest adding more of lightest lights and darkest darks. Perhaps you could have more contrast between light and dark shapes, and usually high contrast in selected area can create exciting focus of attention for the viewer. I hope that helps.
Hey Ken! I could attempt at giving you advice on composition but I'm struggling with the same. But, I'm taking this course from the Society of Visual Storytelling and it is absolutely fantastic. https://courses.svslearn.com/courses/creative-composition It is by far the best information I've ever seen on composition. It has free trial that is more than long enough to take the course if the price it to high.
Hello everyone, I just got into digitally painting not long ago but had a very fun time with it. Still I am always struggling to find my color is kind of boring and unappealing, so I decided to do various photo study and try to push my color as much as possible. Here are my two latest attempts at photo studying, I really like the color of the 2nd one but I feel like I failed the composition, while I think I did decent on that for the first piece but the color wasn't as how I really wanted it to turn out. Could anyone help me pointing out what could I have done better? Thank you!
Hello. Before anything, I think next time you may want to take your picture under a better light sources, some lines in your drawing are pretty vague and with the addition of weak lighting, it make others have a very hard time to figure out what you draw to give you a good feedback. And then, it seems that you're still having a hard time at trying to catch the line of actions in each pose, you focus too much on the outer line of the body and sometime got distracted by muscle. If you're already trying to work on these issues, I suggest you take around 30 sec in each pose to draw the line of action, one big line for the body part and 4 smaller for other limbs connected to the big one. And when you decided to do longer pose, I suggest you to stop at 1 min, no more. It will be hard, but it will train you to only work on the gesture. so try your best to do those poses in under 1 min. And when you feel you're ready to move on, you can start to build body structure on top of the gesture, but that is future's thing. So good luck!