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October 13th 2023 - I took two reference photos from "theposearchives" on twitter. Would love some feedback. Doing assignments and watching demo's afterwards was super helpful for spotting mistakes and improving my drawings. But now after finishing the course I feel like I could really use some feedback or tips to improve. Thanks!
2023/11/27. Good evening everybody. Here's my latest illustration. I'd like to have your help in order to improve it. There are many mistakes I suppose. Please let me know everything you find or you think is wrong or can be fixed. Thanks a lot an good night!
a quick sketch and a longer figure drawing. I squished her head too much, It's because I draw too big and realize it too late.
2023/11/18. "Dama di Norvegia" (oil on canvas 530×410 mm) in her final version. If you want to see it live don't miss NANA Exhibition at National Art Center in Tokyo from 12/1 to 12/11. I have been painting for less than two years and I will be at the exhibition to exchange opinions and ideas about art, drawing and painting. If you are in town please come and let's meet there! Thanks!
2023/11/17. Good morning everybody. This is my last pencil figure drawing for this year (pencils and graphite on Kent paper A3 size). Thanks for any comment or critique.
2023/11/14. Good afternoon everybody. I am pleased to announce that this year too I will take part in the NANATEN art exhibition at the National Art Center in Tokyo together with other professional and non-professional artists. I will exhibit four works: the first is an oil on canvas (p10, 530×410 mm) entitled "Elf Bride". In the next few days, when the final touches are finished, I will post images of the other three. Thanks.
2023/11/10. Good afternoon everybody. Here is another illustration of her Majesty. Until the end of the year I will only draw Elsa. Bruce Lee once said, “I am not afraid of a person who knows 10000 kicks. But I am afraid of a person who knows one kick but practices it for 10000 times”. I want to push my style as much as possible towards the style of Disney animators and character designers. And I want to be able to draw my favorite characters without any reference. If I draw a different character every day I will never master anyone. Of course I am also making other things, such as figure drawings and paintings, and continue to study the fundamentals such as gesture drawing, mannequin drawing, anatomy, etc. But I decided to dedicate at least two months to just one character, and honestly, with every illustration I draw I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to making Elsa look believable. So I hope I don't bore you. As always if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!
2023/11/4. Thanks @Martha Muniz!!! The only way I can repay you for your kindness is to try to correct the mistakes and add adjustments following your suggestions and tips. For the gentlemen and the gentleladies who wants to know more about it here is the list of what I changed (from top to bottom of the character). It's a bit long so I'll also post the two close-ups of Elsa, before and after, so if you don't feel like reading, you can check the changes made at a glance. 1) I rounded the top of my hair making it less voluminous and raised the middle hairline so the forehead looks a little wider. 2) I enlarged the eyes and eyebrows by 10% and the irises and pupils even more (about 30% compared to the old version). 3) I rounded the inner profile of the right lash and joined the lower part with the upper part in a single line to make the makeup closer to the image of Elsa's eyes. 4) I repaired the left eye by making the sclera (eyeball) rounder on the lateral side and the medial one (the area of the lacrimal apparatus) less pointed. I drew the shape of the eye following the line of the nasal septum. 5) I increased the distance of the eyes, blurred the makeup and enlarged the ear to give the character a more "adorable and childish" look. 6) I changed the tip of the nose making it more rounded and pointing upwards. 7) I added some red blush under her cheeks to bring out the upper plane of her zygomatic bone. I also added a reddish shadow between the nose and the right eye. Her face now seems much more three-dimensional. 8) I accentuated the shadow on the back of her neck trying to better suggest its cylindrical shape. 9) Finally I changed the overall tone of the background by moving the overall color towards a light ice blue as suggested by Martha. I think the character is more "visible" now. Well I hope so. Thank you all.
2023/10/31. Good afternoon everybody. Here is my last illustration for this month. I thought of it as a cover for an art book, a CD or something. As always if you have any advice to make it better please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks!
2023/10/22. Good evening everybody. Here's my latest illustration. I'm not a graphic designer so probably the poster that promotes the event is not very good. I have the impression that it is difficult to read due to the very similar colors (yellow and orange) that make up a large part of the background color palette. Thanks for your help.
I think I've taken this one as far as I can. I'm happy with most of it, but still struggle with the face/hands, which isn't my attempt to discount the work, but boy was it challenging. I'm going to try to do quicker studies as this one just took much longer than expected (in my defense Baulder's Gate 3 took over a lot of my free time).
2023/10/17. Good afternoon everybody. Here is my latest illustration. I imagined how I might draw an illustration for a picture book, a puzzle, or a calendar. No contour lines. Very simple background. For the pose I used the photo below. I changed a few things (like the gesture of the fingers) and obviously her face and dress. The most "challenging" part was getting the facial features in the right place at the correct angle without any reference. I also took a little longer than usual for the hair because Cinderella has a very particular hairstyle and orienting it correctly was a nice exercise. I would like to have some tips that can help me improve it (proportions of the subject, balance of colors and tones, etc.). Thank you very much!!
Longer figure drawing i just finished! It’s been about a year since i started actively drawing and while progress can’t really be seen day to day it’s fun to look back to see how far I’ve actually come. Feedback of course appreciated!
2023/10/9. Good afternoon everybody. After reading @Steven Wolf's critique I decided to make some major changes to my latest illustration. Steven pointed out to me that the pose wasn't quite correct with the right foot raised. So I checked several photos and based on them I moved the right foot forward quite a bit making the toes touch the ground. Now the pose seems much more stable and solid. The hips were also not aligned correctly. I think they should be ok now, well I hope so. Then I widened the waist slightly because if the right leg moves forward the twist of the pelvis should also bring the right side of the waist forward so that that side is more visible. Finally I added a background color with a subtle indication of the floor so that Snow White doesn't appear to be floating in the air. Thank you Steven for your very important feedback!
2023/10/8. Good afternoon everybody. Here's my latest illustration. I need your help because i get the feeling there's something somewhere doesn't work properly when I try to set a background but I can't say what it is. Sorry. Your opinions would help me a lot. Thanks and have a good Sunday.
2023/9/29. Good afternoon everybody! Here's my latest illustration. This time I used a very abstract approach. Thanks for any comment or suggestion. Have a good weekend!
2023/9/21. Good evening everybody. Figure drawing lesson tonight at Royal Museum Art School. 2h and 30 mins session with live model. It was the last lesson for the spring/summer module. I’ll see my fellow artists and instructors next month for the first lesson of autumn/winter course. Stay tuned! Thanks and good night 😴
2023/9/19. Good afternoon everybody. Here's an illustration a realized for the concept of a butter cookies box that must be sold at Disney Stores. I'm not a graphic designer neither a merchandising or packaging designer but I wanted to know if I would be able to realize an illustration can fit this kind of project (I made an easy sample of the final product too). Thanks for your feedback or critique.
2023/9/15. Good evening everybody. Here's my latest illustration. Another personal tribute to a masterpiece and the old school animation. Thanks for any suggestion or advice.
2023/9/10. Good evening everyone. For this new illustration of mine I was inspired by a beautiful illustration by one of my favorite artists. Thank you if you would like to give me your feedback. Thanks again and good night.
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