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Composition ideas with the waterfall?
Hi everyone! I'm Siqi, and I started a painting based on a photo I took of a waterfall. I roughly blocked in the colours today, but I'm not happy with the shape of the waterfall, and the photo doesn't conveniently offer an aesthetically pleasing shape, haha. I couldn't really figure out a better shape ... so any suggestions would be very much appreciated! This is a bit of a branch of a dam-waterfall, so it starts from a pool of water at the top, and is kind of wide before it drops to a body of water at the bottom. Of course, I don't need to follow the exact structure of the waterfall, but in case that helps! Thank you! :)
23 hours ago
Composition ideas with the waterfall?
Composition ideas with the waterfall?
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Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Hey everyone! I'm trying to develop a more interesting piece from this drawing and develop some composition and design skills. I am looking for some feedback on a few sketches. The idea is of a swordsman being compelled by a female demon who whispers conspiratorially into his ear. The style I am interested in is what you would see in linoleum or wood block prints - well established shapes and planes with clear edges. I've been watching this fella on YT - Emil Salmins, as he carves big ass drawings onto linoleum and cuts each line out with tiny chisels and gouges. The carving process puts a certain constraint on the rendering style of this kind of work, clear shapes and bold lines. 1 - original drawing I am trying to elaborate upon Last two are pieces by Emil Salmins - https://www.emilssalmins.com/about
1 day ago
Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
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Mountain Castle Composition
Hello everyone, I was looking for some feedback on the composition of this castle. So the story goes like this, There was a very evil and wealthy king who had a huge castle in the mountains where the winter never ends. In a huge battle, he lost all his money and his castle was destroyed. Does the composition portray the description and does it look evil and epic at the same time? Thank you to anyone who takes the time to help me out.
2 weeks ago
Mountain Castle Composition
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Looking for Critiques about my work!
I am a 3d everyday artist and I been creating art for 530+ days straight! While I feel my work has improved with time, I still believe I can get better, Ill select 10 of my "best work" hopefully you can all help me out if you are interested in checking the rest of my work: My Website is : stupidgiant.com My Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/stupidgiant/
3 weeks ago
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
Looking for Critiques about my work!
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Help me , can someone offer some critiques
My friend recently bought some art from me. So I thought I will surprise them with a new piece inspired by them. I’m going for this lost in the imagination of literature vibe. The aesthetic is disneyesque mixed with a bit of darkness and withdrawn for the main characters a little more.
1 month ago
Help me , can someone offer some critiques
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1mo
Need feedback on Notan Master Studies
Hi everyone, I just did the notan master studies and I really struggle on this. Any suggestion?
1 month ago
Need feedback on Notan Master Studies
Need feedback on Notan Master Studies
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1mo
How to do Marshall Vandruff's black and white value composition exercise
Hi everyone, I just watch the draftsmen on how to learn composition and I interested in doing one of its exercise which is only using black and white on master's painting. What is the procedure? Do I just trace the painting or redraw it?
1 month ago
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1mo
Metaphor As Composition
Did anyone listen to the Draftsmen episode where Marshall introduces the book Picture This by Molly Bang? He talks about metaphor as composition... a gown is a waterfall, the stage design is like garbage, etc. I found it very inspiring. I'll attach an image that I made for a Proko challenge, where I was using metaphor prior to hearing it described that way. In the image I was going for a pleasant, mid century, Disney feeling. Everything harmonious, agreeable shapes and movements, easy, flowing. Feel free to add images in the comments where you tried to carry a consistent visual, emotional metaphor through a piece of work.
2 months ago
Metaphor As Composition
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2mo
A little feedback?
Would like to know your thoughts about this recent composition.
2 months ago
A little feedback?
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Faces tell stories
Hi All, i was wondering dose anyone have any good reads on faces that tell stories. For example Wrinkle lines around eyes are an example of someone who I have a squint a lot. or x type of head shapes gives the impression of x. These are just example of the kind of thing I am looking for. thanks
2 months ago
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Covid Friendly
Enjoy
2 months ago
Covid Friendly
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2mo
Animation Scene Composition Feedback
Hey everyone! I'm working on a scene for a short animation and I was hoping to get some feedback regarding its composition. The sketch of the scene is supposed to represent a table full of food, a grandma looking down at the grandson, and the grandson blindfolded sitting down at the table. The whole scene is going to be a quick joke about how usually grandmas expect their grandchildren to eat a huge amount of food when they visit. :D My only concern is the fact that the wall is not parallel to the edge of the table, which I found to be very uncommon in dining room references. This might make the scene look odd to the viewer. However, it could be that I'm totally overthinking this... Also, the items on the wall are not completely random since they contain a small easter egg for a future episode, so they do have some importance. This is one of the reasons why I wanted the items on the wall to be easy to understand and not distorted. I would highly appreciate your thoughts on this. Is the setting easy enough to understand and pleasant to look at? Or does the orientation of the wall throw everything completely off? Thank you!
2 months ago
Animation Scene Composition Feedback
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B/W only comps suggestion
Hello everyone! I made some pretty quick b/w only comps, i always find it difficult to work only with 2 values and hard brushes. Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestion for improving my comps!
2 months ago
B/W only comps suggestion
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2mo
Is this a Pleasing Composition?
Hey Guys! I just completed SVS learn's Creative Composition 2.0. The final assignment was to compose a scene based on this description " Quickly the little salamander scampered down to the forest floor and hid from the squirrel!" I also had to include as many elements as possible so it may feel a little chaotic but I wanted to create a pleasing composition. What do you guys think about it and what could I have done better. Please help me with it. Thank you!
3 months ago
Is this a Pleasing Composition?
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3mo
Illustration Sketches Feedback
Hi! These are some sketches I made for my illustration class. I'm trying to become a book cover illustrator :). Critiques are welcome. Also any advice on how to create interesting compositions? I'm having a hard time figuring that out. Thanks!
3 months ago
Illustration Sketches Feedback
Illustration Sketches Feedback
Illustration Sketches Feedback
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Fantasy Illustration Feedback
Hello! This is my first time posting a topic here. I made this fantasy illustration, but there is something about it that doesń´t feel right and I can’t figure out what it is. Any feedback would be appreciated!
3 months ago
Fantasy Illustration Feedback
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Trying to be a GI
This was my first go at drawing a big scenery with a lot of characters and without a lot of reference (I used some for poses, you might see some that I stole from Kim Jung Gi's drawings :D). I used an artist sign brush pen from Pentel. Tell me what you like about it and where I should improve. Thanks for the feedback!!
3 months ago
Trying to be a GI
Trying to be a GI
Trying to be a GI
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Molly Bang's How Pictures work
Hi Proko Composition followers. Has anyone else read Molly Bang's book How Pictures Work? I am just starting it and wanted to start a thread to see what others opinions are.
3 months ago
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stuck on process
I find that I am constantly creating images only to have them "short circuit" half way through. This is the latest example of this kind of problem. I work traditionally and when I get to a point like this I start to really struggle with where to go with the image. I like the moon but it's not working with the rest of the image. I know planning and underdrawings would probably help but that often feels constricting. Any ideas on keep things spontaneous without crashing so much?
3 months ago
stuck on process
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3mo
Seeking Feedback
Hi everyone! I took Marshall's composition course earlier this year and have been trying to incorporate a lot of what I've learned into recent projects. This is a piece of fan art I did based off of the lofi girl on youtube. I feel like this particular one was difficult to balance because of how many small objects are on the desk. My goal was to make it look like she was being distracted by receiving a notification on her phone. However I don't really think that "story" came across. How do you feel this piece can be improved composition-wise? Thanks!
3 months ago
Seeking Feedback
Seeking Feedback
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3mo