Jo Edgehill
Jo Edgehill
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Steve Lenze
Hey Jo, it's me again :) I like the attitude of this pose and facial expression, nice. The pose is a little stiff, you will see in my drawing that you are using straight lines. All I did was tilt the head, torso and left leg a little to add some curve to the pose. Hope it's helpful :)
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Jo Edgehill
Hi again,Mr Lenze! Thank you as always for helping me out with my drawings ,I appreciate it more than you know. Your advice is always so helpful! I'll be looking forward to your insight on my next drawing! :)
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Alessandro Dalponte
Hey @Jo Edgehill , nice drawing, the gesture is really good! One thing I think might help is to define a little bit better the shadows. You could add some contrast to it and also use it to better show the forms of the body and the clothing of your character.
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you for your critique! I'll make sure to remember that when I start over.. thanks again!! :)
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Sketcher Ameya
I think it is nice
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you!! :)
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Jo Edgehill
Hi! I'm just looking for any kind of critique on this old drawing , because I would like to redraw it. Thank you!!
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Luigi Manese
Definitely looking a lot more solid overall! It's awesome to see how many different critiques you've applied to your updated piece.
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you! I appreciate your help especially :)
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Steve Lenze
Yeah, the figure looks so much more balanced, good job!
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you,Sir! I appreciate your help! :)
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ehmaple
What a very expressive design! The colour, an clothing style and accessories all help build to a fun, carefree music-loving character. I would say be more consistent with the line work. Some areas have bold dark line art while other areas (excluding the shading) have soft to no line art. If you are working with an art program that provides layers, separate the line art into its own layer. If not, you can always go over the painting again with lineart
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Jo Edgehill
First of all,thank you for the compliments! Second ,I totally messed up on most of the lineart haha. I'll try to keep it more consistent from now on, thank you for pointing that out!
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Jo Edgehill
This is a redraw of my last post,after being critiqued by some very talented artists.Hopefully I interpreted their suggestions correctly! Please let me know if you see anything I could fix! Thank you :)
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Radoslav Todorov
Hi there. You can add more shading to give some more depth and maybe some warm light?
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Jo Edgehill
I think I'll try that. Thank you!
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Dan B
Nice work Jo! As the others mentioned I would also bring out a bit more vibrancy in the girl, but the other thing that stood out to me is the contrast and saturation on the wagon is really bold and warm, which brings it into the foreground. So I would actually decrease saturation a bit on the wagon to push it back and perhaps move the colours a bit cooler (particularly the shadow side, make that 'bluer') to help with that. Other minor nitpick is the way she's holding the flute she's playing it with her nose ;) I'd either move it away from her face a bit or if she's playing it, move it down a little and rotate the holes towards her mouth (at least the hole at her mouth). Here's a draw-over. I'm not great with colour yet but hopefully this gives you an idea of what I mean with the wagon. Keep up the good work!
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Jo Edgehill
First of all,I'm still laughing at your observation of where I placed the flute! Second ,I see where the cooler colors could be better for the background ,so I'll try to remember that when I redraw this. Thank you very much for the critique! :) It's highly appreciated!!
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Dominik Zeillinger
Hi @Jo Edgehill, this is a good study. It is not that easy to draw a tilted head. I like the expression of the girl, the colors and how you did the hair. The shadows you did are not consistent. Because of the shadow of the nose I would say the light source is on her right. But then the shadow under her right jaw i strange. And take a second look at her eyes. First she seems to be a little bit squint-eyed. But I am sure you can easily fix that. And you shoul paint her irises like circles, putting the pupil centered into the iris. I did a quick overpaint to clarify my thoughts.
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Jo Edgehill
I definitely see what you are talking about. I should have put the shadow on the left side of her face rather than the right. And I can also see where I messed up on her eyes,so I'll go over it again and try to fix it.Thank you for your critique,it is highly appreciated!! :)
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Luigi Manese
Hi @Jo Edgehill, first of all, great work! I think if you're starting to get serious this early, then you're well on your way to reaching your goal of working in the entertainment industry. So, I do think that the perspective issues in the drawing are what pop out first, but since Steve Lenze already broke that down, I think I'd like to point out something else for you to consider. So, based on the design/subject matter you have here, I'm assuming you would want to work on an animated production? If that's the case, then paying attention to color is going to be really important. It looks like you're adding shadow to your colors by making the local color darker. When you choose a shadow by moving straight down on the color wheel, you're actually making the shadow less saturated. This ends up killing the vibrancy of your color overall. When choosing shadow colors, try making them slightly more saturated (by moving it to the right of the color wheel) and even changing the color temperature. There's a lot of things we can cover as you start to progress, but this seems like a good concept to add to your plate. Great work! Let me know if there is anything that I can clear up for you
Jo Edgehill
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Jo Edgehill
Wow,first of all,thank you for taking the time to look at my work! It's an honor to be critiqued by such amazing artists! I honestly don't even know where to start in terms of questions. I guess that I'd first like to ask you about the color. When adding shadow colors , you're saying to make them more vibrant? I apologize for my confusion ,but I'm just recently getting into color studies. May I ask what you mean by changing the color temperature? Again,thank you for helping me out!
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Hello! I wanted to share this head study I did just for fun ,but please critique me if you see anything I can improve on! Thank you :)
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Jo Edgehill
Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!! It's incredible to me that someone can be this talented! :)
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Steve Lenze
Hey Jo, Nice drawing, especially for a sixteen year old, wow. I have some things I hope will help you in the future with your drawings. I work in the entertainment industry, and the one thing you have to know is perspective!! How you place elements in a picture in perspective and relating to each other. I did a draw over so that you can understand what I mean, I hope you find it helpful :)
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Jo Edgehill
Wow,thank you so much for the draw over, Sir! It opened my eyes to a lot of mistakes I made.Now that I see them ,I will try to fix them and keep your advice in mind for my next drawings. Thank you again! :)
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Jacky w
I love the flow and gesture of the character, the choice of where you placed the cat and how the cat is leaning in the same direction also makes it pretty easy to read rather than have it everywhere. I think you can hold off on the complex shading (keep it simple) and really work on the anatomy and gesture, the color choices are nice but a little too muted (my personal opinion). I feel like with a whimsical piece like this, you can use brighter more saturated colors to really make it pop, the character has a lot of life due to the gesture, try reworking the color and see how it makes a difference. :) These are just some of my thoughts, I hope you keep it up! You are way better than me when I was your age!
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Jo Edgehill
First of all ,thank you so much for taking the time to critique me!! I definitely see where the colors could be brighter ,so I'll work on that! I'll also work on the gesture , which I thought was a little off afterwards. Thank you again,I appreciate it so much!! :)
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Sketcher Ameya
Nice drawing
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you!! :)
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Nicole Lee
Nice drawing! I like how the girl and the cat both have dynamic gestures and details. The carriage is also nicely done too. Although the focus is on the characters and the object, I feel like the background (grass, road and the sky) can be painted with a bit more design to make the whole painting looks complete. Hope that helps!
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Jo Edgehill
Thank you for your critique!! I'll try to add more details to the background with your suggestions in mind. Thank you again!! :)
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Jo Edgehill
Hi! I was hoping to get a critique on my newest drawing. I am sixteen and aiming to work in the entertainment industry, so any pointers are highly appreciated..thank you! :)
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