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4 hour illustration exercise
Hi, I'm doing an exercise where I try to finish an illustration in 4 hours. Last year I started working on a drawing ( https://www.proko.com/s/H4dr ), that I never finished... hence the time limit. Any feedback appreciated :) I expect to be modifying the exercise as I go. At the moment my goal is to do a Tarzan drawing in a realistic style. Tarzan 1: 5 hours Graphite pencil (2h,hb,2b) on A4 paper Narrative: Tarzan chasing the gorilla who has kidnapped Jane. When I showed it to my family, they had trouble reading it. So in my next drawing my focus was to have a clear narrative. I realized graphite pencil was a slow medium for filling in tone (I hadn't covered the piece in tone by 4 hours, despite doing it in a rush), so I also switched to conté for the next piece. Tarzan 2: 4 hours Conté (B and 2B) on A2 printer paper Narrative: Tarzan preparing his spear before returning to the fight with the leopard. To summarize these 2 weeks: I feel confident in my skills, but struggle with bringing a finished drawing together. I'm happy about where the drawings were headed, but not really the final product. This might be about giving myself more time, the creation is very rushed, but I want to play around a bit more with the 4 hours to see what I can do. Up next: - Simplify more to reach a more controlled result and to have time to focus on value composition. - Mimic the style of another artist --> clear goal + learning from a pro - Use materials more efficiently Cheers!
9 hours ago
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
4 hour illustration exercise
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9h
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! :)
1 month ago
Composition ideas with the waterfall?
Composition ideas with the waterfall?
5
1mo
Looking for critique - Portrait illustration
Hi! I am now working on a portrait illustration and here are the final notans I came up with and a sketch It is a portrait focused on her eyeshadow mainly. An ilustration that would be fit for a beauty magazine. I also want to show some playfulness in this illustration so I edited the triangle earring in the color notan and gave it some movement to make it less static so I'll go with that. She is wearing a 60's dress (Twiggy style). The thing in the background is a camera lens. What can I improve? All feedback is very appreaciated! Thank you!
1 month ago
Looking for critique - Portrait illustration
Looking for critique - Portrait illustration
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1mo
Requesting a critique of my latest fanart.
I generally love creating fanart, but I am starting to finally focus (trying lol) on strategically placing images in the composition and using the rule of thirds. I'm scared, BUT I'd like a critique and please tell me what you think. These are just a couple of my Monster Hunter series. Curious to know would further enhance the composition.
2 months ago
Requesting a critique of my latest fanart.
Requesting a critique of my latest fanart.
2
2mo
Storyboarding a short film
Hi guys! Basically my friend is producing and directing a short film approx 5 minutes and has asked me to do the storyboarding for her. I have 0 experience of anything like this - I tend to spend lots of time on one drawing/painting, and have no knowledge of film anything! I have until mid September to get it done before filling starts and it's unpaid but I want to do a good job. Is there anything you might recommend I read up on before I get into it or does anyone have any advice for me? I am planning on doing it digitally, and black and white - is this pretty standard? Thanks for any advice!
2 months ago
11
2mo
Birthday cake design
I created this image for my son's 5th birthday cake. I wanted to keep the design playful, any thoughts?
2 months ago
Birthday cake design
1
2mo
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Hi! My name is Pasi and I'm looking for C&C / general feedback of my work. These are just for personal use and I'm looking for to make a transition to illustrator/2d art freelancing jobs for the next year. Currently working in graphic design. - Feel free to C&C /to comment on anything - is there something, that pops out in my drawings? - do you see something (like a fundamental skill) that would really boost my art, if I learned more about? (If so, maybe you can recommend a online tutorial/education) - my style varies, do you see this as a problem? Should I be concentrating more in one style or way of drawing? I'm looking forward to dive in to this Proko community, because I know that one BIG thing what I'm really missing is network/art friends/community! I'm really alone in the north :D ps. I have been drawing more seriously about 10 years for my personal joy. I do like animation/Disney/Ghibli/books/scifi/fantasy/Tolkien/Witcher/ etc. and because I'm a father of to boys, I also like to draw children's stuff. Thanks, Pasi
3 months ago
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
Please, urge need fof HELP / CRITIQUE / FRIENDS!
8
3mo
Looking for critique - cake illustration
Hi! I am planning a new cake illustration and here is the final notan I came up with, a rough sketch and a color sketch. The concept is to show how sweet and delicious the cake is. The cake is the center of interest. The plate, the cup and the flatware will be a bit more designed to give it a more elegant look. To make it look a bit more playful I thought about adding a red checkered tablecloth to the illustration. The thing behind the cake is a napkin stand. Is the composition working? Is it clear from a distance what is in the image? What should I change? All feedback is very appreciated!
3 months ago
Looking for critique - cake illustration
Looking for critique - cake illustration
Looking for critique - cake illustration
7
3mo
Any tips or advice
Hello, after finishing this concept i feel like it's lacking on something I think its the composition and the design. Any tips or advice for improving these 2 like exercises. Thanks a lot
4 months ago
Any tips or advice
8
4mo
Critique please :)
Hi! This is my first landscape piece in a while ,so I'm nervous to post this . This is a landscape from my graphic novel project ,which is still a work in progress. Please tell me if you see anything I could do to make it better..thanks! :)
4 months ago
Critique please :)
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4mo
Critique (help is needed!)
Hi guys! I know Proko is not a critique bureau, but I would really appreciate some of it :) I'm a self-taught artist and critique is crucial to me, but till now I hadn't had any. I've been learning how to draw for a year and a three months by now, and here's the result. I know I should get into anatomy ASAP and I need to observe the reality more to improve my shadow/light relations, as well as perspective. But maybe there's something I'm not able to see, so I would really appreciate if you could tell me the most obvious mistakes to give me the chance to improve my art. I also know I have big problems with composition(I've made a lot of effort to make it decent in this drawing though), but I don't understand where I can learn how to make it better. Is it by observing the world around me, or maybe there is some good books you know about? I would really appreciate some advice on this issue! I know by the Proko challenges that there are a lot of great artists over here, and maybe you could help me! P.S. The little girl was suppose to be my focal point, but it definetely didn't work out as I expected.
5 months ago
Critique (help is needed!)
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5mo
Don't know how to continue
How do you guys approach planning a scene??. And the proses of it. Do you have artist/book recommendations that show the proses of making a scene. Image below is a projec, I want to the archer pose (image1) in a scene(image2), thus making the planning, (sorry bad English)
5 months ago
Don't know how to continue
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5mo
Thumbnail
The composition is meant to be a salamander running from squirrel..Any..critiques??
7 months ago
Thumbnail
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7mo
storyboarding
Hello guys! I drew this today, it took like an hour. The intention is to practice for storyboarding. I would love some critiques please. Suggestions of resources would be great as well ! cheers ! <3
9 months ago
storyboarding
2
9mo
Composition critique
Hey, I’ve been needing a website like this for some time. I live on an island and have no one to get feedback. I struggle with composition. I’ve just finished this painting but am curious to see what people think and how they would’ve laid it out differently. it’s of a small battle between a plantation owner and a french pirate that happened in the late 18th century. I struggled with the perspective too but I think it’s there. Anyway, please let me know.
10 months ago
Composition critique
12
10mo
Composition suggestions
I posted on here a couple of days ago and was so genuinely impressed by everyone's feedback I want to use it again. I'm trying to do a historical representational picture of some caves on the island where I live. These caves used to be used by the indigenous Lucayan Indians, so I want to paint a scene of them using them. I have some good reference pictures of how they would've looked but I'm not sure how to place them. I've put a stick figure in for scale. There can be as many or as few as necessary. There will be shafts of light coming down through the holes in the cave ceiling so I know I definitely want a small campfire with the smoke going through the light. The background still has a fair amount of work to go including a lot of vines and sunlight dappled on the ground and the shafts of light coming through the holes. I'll add my reference photo I'm using so you can get an idea of what it should look like but obviously it doesn't have people or shafts of light. Any suggestions on how to place the people and any criticism on colour/saturation/contrast is welcome too. Thanks everyone :)
11 months ago
Composition suggestions
Composition suggestions
4
11mo
Pen drawn potrait
Loosely based on a real person, but mostly from imagination.
1 year ago
Pen drawn potrait
6
1yr
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 year 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!
7
1yr
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.
1 year ago
Mountain Castle Composition
5
1yr
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/
1 year 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!
4
1yr
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