Artūras ČIvas
Artūras ČIvas
Lithiania, Vilnius
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Artūras ČIvas
New sketch. Work from photo refference. Here I was trying to draw some clothing on human figure. Need advices on clothing texture. My mission was to make it feel like warm, kneeded robe. And of course all types of criticues are very wellcome.
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Artūras ČIvas
New figure sketch. This time I used background for figure stand out. I think it kind of works, but maybe community have sugestions? :)
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Nicole Lee
Hi @Artūras ČIvas , nice drawings and I especially love your shadow design. They look interesting and there's a clear distinction between shadows and half tones. Below are some areas I think that could be worked on a bit more: - Anatomy: First photo right figure, and second photo left figure, the forearms are curved. There's nice gesture there but need to introduce some straights for rigidity. - Shading: More gradual transition from core shadow to half tone in general. In the last photo right figure, there's a strong contrast between lightest light and half tone, that makes the person looks very skinny. The contrast could be reduced if that's not the effect you are going for. - Alternating straight and curve lines: Taking first photo left figure for example, there are a lot of continuous curves or continuous straights. Try to introduce some straight into curved areas and vise versa to make the pose more dynamic. This method will also keep a good balance between gesture and structure. Really nice drawings overall, these are dynamic poses and I can feel the movement. I hope those suggestions helped!
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Artūras ČIvas
@Nicole Lee thank you for sugestions and structured criticue. I really try to focus more on gesture at first, because I find out that after rendering, my figure starting to look more stif than I was expecting. So I will try to incoeporate your sugested method. Also, in some way I sometimes lost value control and get too dark after I smudged some areas. Somehow, before smudging shading looks lighter.
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Artūras ČIvas
~3h figure drawings. Trying to improve on overall figure drawing: gesture, values, shapes, shadows managing and line quality. Need criticues on those aspects.
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Artūras ČIvas
Good evening, Steven. Greetings from Lithuania. I have several questions about being form based artist. 1. Why and how you have choosed this path? 2. What does it actualy means to be form based artist? 3. What skills you had to abandon to become that type artist? Thank you for answers, love your work, videos and philisophy behind.
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Artūras ČIvas
Hello guys. What are the meaning behind upvote and downvote buttons. Are the work like "like" buttons? Does upvoted posts will be shown higher than others? Do you have any other functionality plans for them in future?
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Sketcher Ameya
Shading is awesome
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Artūras ČIvas
Thank you
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Artūras ČIvas
Hello David and Stan, thank you for this live session. Question for David: what do you dislike about the art world? Question for Stan: what power your character will have? Thank you for your time.
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Artūras ČIvas
Thank you, for this lesson! You are the BEST!
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Alex Dejak
This drawing looks really nice. You did a good job rendering out the feeling of hair, it looks like it has depth and feels 3D, and the proportions look good. I would like to see some indication of the body of the dog because right now it feels life a floating head. I think a couple small changes could make the eye a stronger focal point. I don't think you should include the eyelid being half shut. While it may be in the reference, you shouldn't feel obligated to make the drawing exactly like the reference. I would render out the eye completely open without that eyelid and make the inner tear duct cavity dark instead of light to contrast the eyeball and make it feel like its sitting in the socket. If you can create the lightest light on the eyeball with high contrast around it that should help the viewer look there.
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Artūras ČIvas
Thank you for encouregnment to be more creative, and good sugestions of how I can make stronger focal point.
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Joël Gruben
Hello Artūras, I've done a quick overpainting of your amazing portrait drawing to better illustrate my suggestions: - I fixed a couple of proportional issues within your piece. Compare your original drawing to my overpainting and you will see what I mean: - The size of the eye you want to focus on in proportion to the rest of the head was a bit too big. - The snout and the edge of the mouth (which should approx. align vertically with the pupil of the frontal eye) are too far off from the cranium. - The distance between the eyes was a little bit short for this perspective in my reckoning. - I think your shading expertise is stunning! Truly great job on that. But I think you could apply details and contrast more sparingly and pull them back where they are not necessarily needed: - At the moment, there is an even amount of detail level across your whole portrait. - If you want to put an extra emphasis on the eye as the focal point (which it already is), you could be more suggestive on the neck/ears, distal eye and snout. But on the frontal eye, you can put the most detail and the biggest contrast. - I've illustrated this point in the attached image with a camera blurr effect and a stronger contrast around the eye. What you can do, is to emulate this camera effect with your pencil work. But all these suggestions are just minor fixes. Overall, I really love your piece! Cheers, Joël
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Artūras ČIvas
Joël Gruben, thank you for your precise suggestions. Drawing was made from a photo. Next time I will try to make more precise measurnments. And thank you for pointing on my lack of dog's head anatomy. I just amaized how with several corrections you higher up my drawing several times. Really appreciate for you time.
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Moonfey
Hi Artūras! Then I look at your drawing my eyes first went to the dogs nose, so the nose was the entry point for me and then my eyes followed the highlighted line in the fur curving to the dogs eye, and the details and emotions of that eye made my gaze linger there. So I would say that for me you really succeeded in making the eye the focal point! The front eye is really beautiful and shows the feelings and personalty of the dog very well! I think that the eye on the other side of the dogs face, might be sticking out a bit to much in comparison to the angle of the overall head though. It’s a great drawing and the texture makes me want to be able pet him! Good job!
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Artūras ČIvas
Thank you, Moonfey. When you sayd about the eye, I started to see it sticking out.
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Artūras ČIvas
Hello, I made this drawing with graphite pencils on textured moleskin paper. Need some critics on overall aspects: texture, proportions, perspective etc. But biggest question: where you guys find focal point? I was trying to make it on eye.
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