Anatomy study turned political...
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Paul Olsen
I should of course have made a quick sketch first, but what started as an anatomy study, soon took on a life of its own. There are many issues here, but what bugs me the most is the “rendering” of the flames and the figures head that seems a bit small and poorly constructed. Also, the skulls are of varying size, some are floating in mid air, the chains could have been a bit twisted to make it more interesting, etc. This whole thing turned political at some point, and if I step on someone’s toes, that’s just too bad. Get over it, it’s only art! 😂 The man is a symbol of USA. Burning up from the corona virus, trying to break free from racism and conservative Christianity. C&C are most welcome!
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James Mayr
I really like your neck. Very well done. I don't think that your rendering is bad. I guess it's the light that could be improved. Maybe a more dramatic lighting and more distinction between light and dark. But that is just my opinion.
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Liandro
Great advice, @James Mayr, I agree! @Paul Olsen, interesting concept and nice drawing! I agree with the "self-critique" you made, but don't feel bad for it, just notice what you need to work on and keep studying to improve your technique. You have been moving forward for a while and that's pretty cool! To me, anatomy-wise, the main thing is the construction of the facial features (a little bit the head as a whole, but mainly the features) - perhaps their size got too small in the drawing for the construction of the eyes and facial expression to be handled properly, but I'd say they're a big part of this drawing and do deserve more contrast (perhaps you could consider this drawing a prep work for a bigger piece you might come up with later? Maybe even make the facial features a focal point? Just a few ideas) About the flames, complementing James's comment: keep in mind fire is light, so these shapes will feel more like fire if they're against a dark background, perhaps even serving as the only light source that dramatically lights up this environment and this character. Hope this helps!
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Paul Olsen
Thanks James! I defenently need to work on lighting! I don't think I am quite at that level yet, but I will try to keep it in mind. I am thinking that the neck is a bit too long, but I'm not shure.
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