Jan D.
Jan D.
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Jan D.
Love the gesture. So much movement!:)
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Jan D.
Just came here to say I love them!:) The only one that I don't understand is the last one but I'm sure its explained in the books. You have surely piqued my interest in them, might look into them, so great job!:)
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Yiming Wu
Those are actually pretty nice! Rim lights are looking a bit dramatic, depends on what kind of feeling you wanted to express you may want to keep that or remove that. It gives a separation of foreground and background in this case.
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Jan D.
Yeah that separation is why I'm experimenting with them. But you're right they are a bit dramaticXD. Idk, might try something else:)
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Jan D.
They're really good Talal! The only thing I can point out is the table on the piece with the watermelon. It seems not to follow perspective? Great job!:)
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Jan D.
Love it! The storytelling and execution:) If I had to nitpick, maybe the far side of her face is sticking a little bit too much outwards, making the face a little flat? Also not a critique but a recommendation really: maybe try out a slight noise filter over the top? I often find it makes digital paintings feel more polished/unified. Can also help with some colour banding that you might get on some darker pieces. Something very subtle though. Matter of taste really:) Great job!:)
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Jan D.
Looks lovely! I like the butterflies and don't find them distracting but adding to the portrait. The only thing is that They didn't immiedliety read as butterflies to me. I would maybe try to move just a few of them towards the camera and get some sharper shapes on them? I'm no expert on face anatomy tbh but it seems like her chin is a little too sharp and eyes a little too big? Possibly the green is a little too strong if you were going for realism. Already looking great tho!:)
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Jan D.
Looking great Carlos!:) Maybe the far side of the skull seems a little warped or the shadow on the lemons is a little too bright, but just guessing really, haven't seen your reference. You're doing great though tbh!:)
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Davi Lo
Love the rendering!!
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Jan D.
Thanks Davi!:)
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Jan D.
Hi, would love to get some critique on this:) Well, ultimately I'd like to just make a living as an illustrator and quit retail:D Freelance sounds perfect but you never know until you try I suppose:) I've heard you need good social media but I feel like I can't post as often as I'd like with the style I'm working in. Maybe just need to get faster:D I mostly like working on fantasy and/or horror type of stuff. Anyway.. would love a review of my portfolio: Thanks!:)
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Jan D.
So I am planning to paint this in oil. It'll be a challenge for me but that's kinda the point:) Just trying to plan this out. Any critique welcome! Especiallyabout the composition. How do you like the rimlight as well? Also I'm tryin to use 3D scans as an initial reference. What do you think about that? has anyone tried it?
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Jan D.
Really like it already!:)! As for the section where the light shines through the fabric there; you could maybe experiment with making it a little softer? Maybe it is a little to uniform and the light is coming through a little too strong? Hard to imagine what's its structure would be not knowing where the body ends so you could do whatever's more visually pleasing in my opinion:) Maybe have a little light shine on it to unify it a little more? I did a little paint over of how I would approach it, maybe will give you some ideas!:) Wanna see the oil paintings when they're finished!
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Jan D.
love the rendering!:)
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Steve Lenze
Wow Jan, these are really well painted! The colors and rendering really look they are part of the surroundings. If I were to say one thing, it's that your figures look out of proportion, in particular, the legs look too short. Because of that, the guy in the front feels like his head is too large. Other than that, looks really cool. I'm fascinated about the mystery about the sea people too by the way :)
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Jan D.
Thanks Steve! Yeah I've noticed the legs are too short. Gotta really keep this in mind coz its not the first time I've done this:P
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Jan D.
Love the angular shapes! Adds to the too hot of a day feeling I'm getting from it :D
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Jan D.
Looks great to me !:)
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Jan D.
Hi Leman! The skin colours/rendering looks good to me! What would help with the realism I'd say would be to focus a little on the structure/anatomy and the values that describe it. The head looks small and some other minor things stand out to me like the shape of the nose, flat right shoulder or her left arm that seems a little twisted. Also describing the clothing and the hair might bring it together a little more:) When you are drawing from reference (or otherwise really) try to focus on the 3 dimensional shapes not just the outlines, would be my suggestion. Did a little paint-over just quickly fixing some of the things that stuck out. Hope that helps a little:)
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Jan D.
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I was listening to some historical Podcasts and got inspired to illustrate the sea peoples. A mysterious group of seafarers that invaded the major civilisations at the time, playing a part in the bronze age collapse. Crazy stuffs Anyway.. Wanted to paint something a little more high key for a change, think I went a little too detailed in places there. Also experimented a little with using textures. It's fine on the ground and the rock in the back but I don't think it really work on the metal parts. C&C welcome!:)
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Jan D.
oh tell me about it. half the stuff I do, lives in the bottom half of the histogram:D I'd say you could try to use the values to direct the eye to the focal point a little more? Right now I get a little distracted by all the bright patches. Maybe using some strong atmosphere/ fog would work nice in this piece? Looks nice tho! Love the mood!:)
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Jan D.
Hi Irvin Looks good. you sure captured the body type right. The pointing finger of his left hand seems a little off maybe. Don't really know the connan story but wouldn't it make sense for his hair to be more messy too? Idk really.
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