Gabriel Kahn
Gabriel Kahn
20 years old, unprofessional visual artist, professional metalhead
Gabriel Kahn
My greatest creation so far... I regret nothing. (tyler1)
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Hopefully its good enough :D
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Gabriel Kahn
Ah yes, my favourite muscle, Gluteus Stan
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Gabriel Kahn
Here is mine
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I did the thing
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Great job on those paintings, I like your colors! One side of your face tends to slip away. Try to flip your canvas and zoom out as often as you can, so you can notice these mistakes. Also whenever you aren't sure, just make a straight line that connects the eyes, a straight line that connects the nostrils, and a straight line that connects the corners of the mouth. In most cases, those lines should be parallel. Here, I made an overpainting, and I also gave some of those faces a little botox. Hope I could help! Keep up the great work! :)
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Hey there! Great work so far! I feel like you lose a lot of the gesture while converting it into a mannequin. I'd say try to keep those curves you have already set up instead of relying way too much on those boxes. Feel free to play around, squish and stretch those boxes to your heart content :)
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I highly suggest that you keep the mannequinization to a very simple model. No joints. No hands. No feet. From what I can see, you cannot see in three dimensions too well yet. Your shapes don’t feel like volumes much at all. I do see a small bit of volumetric structure in the torso but only the beginnings. I suggest using a model sort of like the one I’ve added below. In general, try to simplify the subject as far as you can to effectively see a 3d model of it in your head and then add more specifics from there. In regards to gesture try to see a 3d model of the figure in your head then draw the gesture based on that; however, it is a gesture drawing after all so keep it loose.  P.S. Never substitute any rectangle or rectangular prism for an elliptical surface or volume unless you can already fit the ellipses in its respective rectangular counter part without frustration. You’re not helping yourself create believable three dimensional volumes in the long term.
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Gabriel Kahn
Damn, those minecraft people do be looking kinda thicc
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Great job so far, I love your lines! I can definitely see the progress. I'd say maybe try to work smaller, and do even more poses. It gets you to fail faster which means you will also improve faster :)
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! To be honest you really just need to draw. It doesn't matter what, just do it. You shouldn't care about your art style, it will slowly develop and the main thing that has an impact on it is the art you consume. Find professionals whose work you like, and maybe even ask them about their way of working. That's probably the easiest way to become a better artist. All I can say is that you shouldn't care about social media. To be successful there you have to be consistent for years and you are only just starting to walk that path.
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Damn, you don't have to flex your phone on us. :P Anyways, nice work so far. Your rhythm is pretty nice. I feel like that your lines are a bit too light. Once you get the gesture right, try to strengthen the most prominent lines. It will make the sketch much easier to understand. Also, some of your drawings seem like they are off-balance. To fix that, make a vertical line from the sternum. That line should also hit the heel of the leg, which you have the weight on. If it's not hitting the heel, the body is probably unbalanced. Hope I could help! Keep up the great work! :)
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Nice work so far! Try to use boxes to define the position of the form in space. It'll make your life so much easier.
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Gabriel Kahn
Fantastic work mate!
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Great job! You nailed the colors so far! The entire thing feels a bit flat though. Try to use more colors than you can see in your reference even ones that you won't see in real life. Also adding a bit of glow and color dodge helps a ton :)
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Hey there! Very cute work, I like it :) First of all, it was very hard for me to understand whats going on in the image at first, this is mostly because of the composition. The others have already talked about it so I'll try to tell you about different aspects. You put a white character in front of a similar, very light color which makes it very hard to read. You can either make the bird a bit darker (or give it a stronger outline) or make the background darker, that way the character can pop. Other than that I like the design aspects, but maybe try to use a bit more symmetry so different shapes can compliment eachother. Hopefully, I could help! Keep up the great work! :)
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Hey there! Great work so far, I love the cleanness. I should work on your shadows a bit more. The skin tends to be darker in general. If you check out the reference, you can see that the darkest parts of the skin, are almost the same darkness as the lighter parts of the hair. So in general you can afford to make the shadows much darker. Keep up the good work! :)
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Hey there! Amazing work, I love the aesthetic :) First of all, I think you should clean up your textures a little especially on the skin, and maybe blur out areas where you don't want much attention. Right now it's very hard to find an area where the eye can rest and it's hard to find the focus point (which is probably the face). Try to incorporate the background color into your shadows. It's a very saturated color, there wouldn't be an instance where it doesn't tint your shades. Lastly, your colors are a bit muddy, which happens because you might be using too many gray tones to shade. In reality, they are usually much more saturated and tend to lean towards blue (the sky tints them). Also, the light often reflects from the body making the shadows a bit more reddish. I attached an overpainting, maybe it can be helpful. Keep up the good work mate! :)
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Oh also I widened the shoulders a bit because the felt a bit unnatural.
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Your main problem at the moment seems to be that your lines are very messy. While that wouldn't be a problem in certain styles, in gesture drawings clarity is super important. Try using big movements while drawing the lines, don't just work from your wrist, try to use your entire arm. That way you can lose the small "chicken scratches" and improve the quality of your drawings. Take care of your line economy, try using the least amount of lines you can to describe movements. For example on the first drawing, you can do the entire back with a single S curve. I hope I could help! Good luck on your journey!
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Gabriel Kahn
Hello there! Nice work, I love the expression! Your values are pretty good, but you are missing hard edges, almost all of your edges have been smudged, which really doesn't help the clarity especially on male faces. To avoid that you have to keep in mind the plane changes and the Asaro head could be a great help with that. The best places to show hard edges would be the edges of the face, around the eyes and the eyebrows, the bridge of the nose, and the edges of the mouth. Hopefully, I could help. Keep up the great work! :)
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Gabriel Kahn
Hey there! Great work so far! Your structure is pretty good but I feel like you are missing the core shadows. Just with the core shadows and the ambient occlusion you can create pretty convincing forms so I highly recommend focusing on them a bit more. Keep up the good work! :)
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Here is my attempt
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