Recent Sketch + Direction?
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Scott Connick
Hey, I'm new to the community and I have been watching the Proko channel for about a year now since the Pandemic hit and I had to stop being a Tattoo Artist. Since then I've dedicated most of my drawing and design time to studies and learning new skills. Here's a recent design sketch from my sketchbook I think moving forward this sort of composition is what I want to be aiming for with my designs before either moving on to a finalised design or translating it on to skin. My questions are the following. What can I improve upon? & Which subject and studies would most benefit my work? Any crits are greatly appreciated, cheers.
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Kristian Nee
Hey Scott! Great job, this reminds of Eliza Ivanova's work quite a bit. What I would say is to work on your drawings skills a bit more. It's a pretty neat design, but the drawing mistakes take me out of the image. For example, the head is too wide which distorts the eyes and cheeks. I'd also try and think of 3d forms when drawing. On the skull specifically, it looks like the eye sockets, nose, mouth and chin are all on different angles. It's hard to tell where exactly what's going on. Hope this helps!
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Steve Lenze
Hey Scott, I like your sketch. To answer your questions, I think you should continue to work on anatomy, and in particular, structure. That will help you to build your faces and figures with more accuracy and 3D quality. The other thing I would suggest is working on your rendering of shapes. Shadows are used to reveal form by using form shadows and cast shadows. The hand you drew is really nice, but feels flat because of the lack of shadows that describe the form. I did a quick draw over to show you what I mean, I hope it helps :)
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Scott Connick
Nice one! Cheers for the break down mate I fully agree with getting to grips on different lighting scenarios and using them to unify my designs. Appreciate the help it makes a lot of sense, I'll have them in mind when creating future work.
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