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Dennis Yeary
Critique please and be honest I can take it
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Carlos Pacheco
I like that you're making a construction before shading the drawing, but you seem to have problems with proportions, it is very noticeable when your compare the size of the eyes, the head is a complex volume and it needs an understanding of some rules of perspective. If you have trouble making symmetry stuff, i would recommend you to take a step back and tackle simple volumes first
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Nice work so far! First of all, I think you want to work on your line quality, your strokes are a bit messy, it makes it hard to understand the piece for both you and the viewers. Try to achieve more interesting, gestural lines. To do that you need to describe continuous lines with a single, long stroke. One of my friend's, Philtomato's artworks are very gestural, I think you could study it a little. Other than that I can only see some anatomy issues. The face in general is a bit squished from the sides, and the left eye is a bit too big. I hope I could help. Keep up the great work! :)
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Dennis Yeary
yeah i don't know why but line quality has allows been a challenge for me
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Seth Forbes
It seemed like some might have touched on it, but just in case. If I had to guess you're right handed since the details on the left of the page seem to slide down. Not much mind you, but I think being more conscious of that can help you keep a balance to the face overall. I find I fall into this bad habit when I work traditionally as well(not much nowadays). Also not so much a critique, but you could try removing the symmetry in her bangs to play off the symmetry found in the face.
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You have a great structure to your drawing! I think there are two main things you could improve upon. The first one is being more loose and expressive with your lines. To achieve this it might be helpful to do a few doodles or just random scribbles before you start drawing, to warm up your muscles and relax! The second is line confidence. If it's difficult to restrict the amount of lines you use then you could try doing ballpoint pen sketches. That would force you to be more decisive since you can't erase it. These are definitely things I struggle with too. I hope you found my advice helpful and I'm excited to see more of your work!
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Andrijan Kovacic
very great start, I would recommend for you, to use a mechanical pencil, since you can not really put much pressure on it, it breaks if you do. I think it is alright to play around like you did until you find the right proportions, when you do tho, erase the uneccessery lines that add nothing to your drawing. Also the right eye seems a little bit too big and out of proportion with the left one.
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Dennis Yeary
2 mm
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Dennis Yeary
This is the pencil I use
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Kristina Razum
This is a very good start! Solid structure like people have mentioned. I would add to that to keep your lines looser (don't press too hard), especially the construction lines. And try to be more conservative with your strokes, there are many places where you're going over the same line many times, like the face outline. Try to use a single stroke to draw the jawline for instance.
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Andrijan Kovacic
great advice! :)
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Oloenpia (Leon Mercx)
I really like the head and how you build up that head with all the shapes and lines. I'd say the right eye is too big, or the left eye too small. depends on what level you want your drawing to be more cartoony. Also i'm not quite sure, but I feel like her ear is little bit lengthy? BUT besides my personal nitpicks I love the attention to detail, the part around the mouth feels very tangible and real. and you really feel the depth around the eyes!
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Dennis Yeary
thank you, yeah i don't know why but eyes are tricky
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Smithies
This is a great start for blocking out a drawing! I understand that due to the perspective the right (to the viewer) eye is a bit bigger, but I think it is too big. They would be much more the same size I think, unless you were doing an exaggerated cartoony style, but this looks like you were going down a realistic route. Great start!
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Dennis Yeary
Yes i was. though i am learning to be a cartoonist
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