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Jo Edgehill
Hi, I'm looking for critiques of my original character. I'm sixteen and hoping to get a job in the art industry,so any feedback is appreciated.. thank you! Side note: the second drawing is an old one,about a year old. My style has changed a bit , but they are the same character.
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Peter Anton
Not really a critique, just wanna suggest that you do your research into the art industry. A lot of people go in blind because they love art, only to wind up doing something they hate or possessing skills that won't get them the job they want. Try to narrow down what you want to do. And don't go into debt with student loans (there's a good podcast series called Borrowed Future about the student loan crisis if you want to learn how horrible student loans are. Totally rambling, but just wanna warn you since you might be thinking about college Some questions to ask yourself: 1) do you want to go into animation or video games (or something else)? 2) do you enjoy working with 3d programs like Zbrush? 3) are you more interested in design or illustration? Feng Zhu and Trent Kaniuga are good people to listen to for video games Brett Bean and Stephen Silver are great for animation
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Jo Edgehill
This is actually a very good point..and to be honest, I'm still trying to decide which field of art I want to get into.However,I'm leaning towards animation. I need to think about this more carefully, so thank you for your suggestions, they were very helpful! :)
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Sketcher Ameya
Really good
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you!! :)
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Radoslav Todorov
Try to work on structure and some cloth rendering tutorials will be useful for you, dont think for styles, think for fundamental improvement, the style will develop it self and you wont even notice it. PS: you are doing great for your age, keep it up :)
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Jo Edgehill
First of all, thank you for your kind words! I have actually begun to study the fundamentals as of recently, and am now beginning to slightly improve.I will definitely take your critique into consideration. Thank you again! :)
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Marshall Zazen
The design looks fun and a person I'd want to meet. I notice immediately the use of blue that becomes an accent color later on. What I critique is more a cursory question all designers must ask: "What am I trying to say with this character?" Your first design is antagonistic and yet rival-like in playful smirk. The updated design has more neutrals (black) in costume and so I may venture that the design is more even and less decisive. That isn't always true, but the blue still appears so I know it must be intrinsic to the character overall. A cool blue feeling, even in stressful situations. (that's my read). I would PUSH more whatever it is that you intend the character to be. Final Fantasy is a great understudy since they have similar styles of integrating fashion into their work. What is here is interesting. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! <3
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you very much!! I definitely understand where I can improve on my design ,and will try to push further. Thank you again for your critique!!
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Steve Lenze
Hey gilli, I like your character designs, very nice. I do have a few suggestions that I think will help you. Try to use the folds and wrinkles to help show where the knees, elbows, etc. are, and to show perspective. Also, try to avoid drawing limbs at right angles, it always looks stiff. I did some draw overs to show you what I mean, I hope you find some value in them :)
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Jo Edgehill
I honestly cannot thank you enough.I am so appreciative of you taking the time to do that for me,and I learned so much just from these drawings. I will definitely take what you have told me to heart,and try to correct my mistakes. You made my day,sir,thank you so much!!
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Joseph King
For the one holding the cup, the legs read much better and have some depth. The torso and arms seem a bit flat.
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you for your critique! I appreciate it very much!
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Mengu Gungor
Looks good conceptually. The outfit tells us a good bit about the character, so I like that. There are some symmetry issues, like his left hand holding the cup is larger than his right. Probably both hands need to be adjusted to be somewhere between the two, but stylistically you could err on the side of the larger hand if you want. His right arm looks a little awkwardly pronated. His left hand holding the cup doesn't seem like it's holding a round object, and the thumb is not really doing its job for how one would hold a cup. One stray finger is okay when holding an object that size, but I'd make it either the index finger or pinky that's stray. With his body type, I would tie that sweater around his waist line, a little higher than where it's at, so it doesn't keep slipping down. My recommendation would be to think about function, and use reference. For instance hold a cup like you want your character to hold a cup, and study what your fingers are doing. Keep it up!
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you so much for your critique! I'll definitely take your suggestions into consideration and fix my mistakes.Thank you again!
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