Ruth Salmun
Ruth Salmun
Mexico
I'm a concept artist and illustrator
Ruth Salmun
6mo
Hey, I know I havent been here for a while, but, work and studying happened. I began a new digital painting course and as an assignment I did some material studies.
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6mo
A very creative and great idea, I think this idea will be implemented and invented many other ideas. 
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Ruth Salmun
thank you
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Martha Muniz
Awesome job! I love the concept as well as the character design. I've always been fascinated by the combination of historical artifacts/wardrobes/cultures in mix with nature and animals, like James Gurney's Dinotopia, and I think you made a very unique and compelling take on it. What were your influences/inspirations for this piece, if you don't mind me asking?
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Ruth Salmun
hey, im sorry for the very late reply. I honestly didn't put much thought into it, I wanted to do something that resembled what riot games artists do. But i used as reference some medieval armors and cosplay armors, and the long hair influence comes mostly from asia. I was also inspired by a book I know for the tiger's armor, which would be the golden compass I think its called.
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Ruth Salmun
7mo
Hey guys, I thought I'd share this illustration I finished recently
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8mo
Ruth, I am glad to see the many supportive responses to your post. I understand your frustration with Proko and its community here. When I posted similar concerns a few months ago I got zero responses. And so I stayed away from this community for a while. I came back in December to give it another try but I am leaving now because there seems to be little reciprocative support in this community. The silence to many of my post is deafening and I find it defeating. So, goodbye.
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Ruth Salmun
hey, yeah, It was more responsive a few months ago, but it isnt as responsive. It's hard to find a proper art community. I understand how you feel.
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Ruth Salmun
I know this is coming late, but I hope it helps. Thus far if you learned this all on your own, you are already doing a great job. What you need to improve is focusing on foundation, following the proper curriculum. I suggest starting with sketching and perspective, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5orI-eYOPys&list=PLMXbAPr21di8DjTKCE3EoS4KFtNZ-FDnP this is a free online perspective course that can give you a great start with foundational stuff. It is boring but worth the time. With sketching, peter than dynamic sketching is a great resource.
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Ruth Salmun
8mo
It's been a while, I didn't remember this section existing, but here I go. I finished this character design recently. She is the priestess of her humanoid water tribe, which lives in a cold ecosystem. A lot of the design was based on Mongolian and Kazakh shamanism. In her tribe, the priestess's descendants get blinded in exchange for the connexion with the spirits. With her lamp, she guides lost souls to the beyond and communicates with the spirit, with her arm covered in armor she vanishes blackened spirits and fights against dark souls. A lot of the design is inspired by Mongolian and Kazakh shamanism. I'd love to get feedback, I shared my whole design process.
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, I wanted to share my most recent work
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I finally moved on to legs, I wanted to share this exercise, feedback welcome
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, I love your studies. I'm finally studying muscles and even though my drawing of the skeleton is decent I don't seem to achieve a clean result like that. I suppose you're already experienced. Do you work as a pro artist? and can I ask if you do the first abstraction and then an overdraw to achieve such a beautiful result?
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Ruth Salmun
A study I did today
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Ruth Salmun
The perspective is tricky here, but the most important thing to remember that the clavicle and the scapula are connected, the shoulder bones work as a whole, I made a quick overdraw. They're mostly like a bicycle handle, so the scapula is somehow parallel to the clavicle.
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Ruth Salmun
1yr
feedback is welcome
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Ruth Salmun
I was supposed to study but I ended doing this, I feel like I got a lot better.
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Assignment drawings for the ribcage. Left picture is my first attempt at the exercise, and right picture is a redraw after watching the assignment videos and critique. I'd love any feedback!
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Ruth Salmun
I feel like the ones on the left are better, mostly because you focused on the whole torso, but both drawings have issues with the proportion and shape of the ribcage in general I made an overdraw, without the reference is hard to really know what it should look like, but from your own pose I would say is the most accurate I can get. The main issue is that you are not drawing the whole spine, you need to draw it as if you had x-ray vision, that way you can tell if the perspective and proportions are correct.
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Ruth Salmun
Today I did a deeper analysis on the shoulder bones and I began adding muscles to the body, I feel like this helped me a lot. Feedback is welcome :)
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Ruth Salmun
I'm gonna be too honest, this looks amazing at it feels too advanced for me to give feedback (especially because I'm just in the first stages of learning anatomy). The only thing that does catch my eye is that maybe the rendering of the metal of the hammer isn't reflecting some of the things close to it like the blue and white of the clothes, but I honestly think you can totally get away with that.
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Ruth Salmun
Asked for help
This is a skin exercise. Its an exercise, the design isn't mine, it was part of an assignment and it included the line drawing, so the end result is very creepy. Any feedback on the skin would be appreciated though, its the first time I render realistic skin.
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, I wanted to share some recent rendering I've done from a course.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @Ruth Salmun, nice study! I noticed a few things that might help: - I think the shapes of the heads of the sternomastoid should be different, if the 3D model is correct. I did an overlay to show this. To remember the shapes of the heads I like to think of sushi: A shrimp for the sternal head, lying on top of a salmon for the clavicular head - I think the scapulas could be larger, considering the bulge of the teres major. When in doubt I like to think of the standard proportions which say that the scapula and sternum are the same length Hope this helps :)
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Ruth Salmun
Hi, yes, I think you are right, the clavicle's size is confusing some times, but in more recent studies I've noticed it ends were the sternomastoid ends as well and the other muscle starts . Thanks for the feedback
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