Nicely done. I see in the second example you have a few stray marks. Do you know how to clip your shading layers to your base object, so you don't have to worry about going outside the lines? I'm not too familiar with Krita but good news they have official documentation on the subject. https://docs.krita.org/en/tutorials/clipping_masks_and_alpha_inheritance.html
New to YouTube and looking for honest thoughts on my videos. I want to start doing voice-overs soon, but I'm not sure if my actual video work is boring? My goal is to create a very relaxing space to talk about art things. Similar to draftsman but more towards my personal experiences with various topics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpK-VMqBS6w
You can actually test out a simple value scheme of darks - midtone - lights in the thumbnail stage. If it reads well small, it will read well at full size. Try to simplify your scene, both in terms of shape and lighting, and it becomes a lot easier to figure out. Some artists also choose to do an under painting in gray or one color. Personally, I work in grayscale, rendering out all my values + edges and then use gradient maps to color. As for the hand, I think it's probably an anatomy / perspective / foreshortening issue? I'm not really sure what she's doing with the arm, so it's hard for me to give any advice. What might help is a reference. You can take a picture of yourself, use a 3d app or buy a ref pack. That's what helps me when I get stuck with a pose.
Cool! I like how you actually painted the picture with a correct white balance in mind as the reference is certainly too yellow. And the glow is very nicely handled :D If I must say some critiques I would think the edges are a bit too similar. You could bring some softer and lost edges to them, also some real hard edges in the sharp shapes around the eye and some hair strands. Otherwise the image feels just a little bit "stitched" together. This hard edge makes the figure pop against the background but it could use some blending especially around the neck and hair areas so it's more like those parts are connected rather than pasted?
Sometimes it is easier to focus on one thing at a time. When I practiced gesture drawing, it helped to focus more on pushing the post and the gestural quality, while worrying about the anatomy less. Other times I would focus more on the anatomy and construction. It's tough for beginners to do both of these things well at the same time. That's why I recommend breaking things down and setting one intention at a time until you feel you're getting a grasp on things. Also, have you tried 'the bean' and 'robo bean' lessons from Proko on YouTube? That's another way you can build structure in the body. If you're learning something new, give yourself time. :) Pushing yourself always feels uncomfortable at first, but you can grow.
Hi everyone. I just finished this recent photo study. I'm very proud how it turned out, and I would appreciate any critique. My goal in the future is to make a living from my art, so I'm always pushing my skills. Photo Ref is attached below. Thanks!
My recent master study of 'Girl with A Pearl Earring' (Vermeer) I had a tough time with this one, and I know it's not 100% perfect, but I am open to crit and feedback about how I can simplify my process. Thanks.
Hello, finally a new art community to join and better my illustration skills. Thanks Stan. I'm a creative art director and I work in the advertising industry. I want to better my story boarding techniques. I'm enamored with the golden age illustrators but I have a special fondness for Sargent and Velazquez. Looking forward to growing with the community.
Hello, I'm invader known to friends online, I'm a student at DAE though I might be quitting soon. I always had a passion with drawing and started to develop it more in a professional sense around 7 years ago. due to bad experiences with teachers and other issues I've developted a somewhat hate towards learning causing me to stagnate and not dare to do new things cause of fear of failure. I hope with being active here I can get that motivation to improve back and find joy in learning again I have a very big admiration for character, illustration and sketching.
Hi everyone, I'm Dan, from Australia. Pretty excited about this platform, hopefully able to get into the community and learn a lot here (and get me out of the 'I'll just practice the fundamentals more' rut). I have an obscure subject interest in wasps and other insects, which makes it difficult to learn but also enjoyable. I really like traditional art (probably because I suck at digital art :p), particularly charcoal/pastel, though unfortunately I only recently discovered this wonderful media!
If I play a playlist of music, I won't notice when it ends, so for that reason I like radio 24/7 streams. The main one I listen to is Lo-fi Girl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qap5aO4i9A It's just rhythmic enough to be energetic, but no distracting vocals. Lo-fi is a nice genre if you want to concentrate. It fades into the background and becomes a mood. It's like the new generation's jazz café I think.
I'm learning Blender right now mostly for the purpose of setting up my own scenes which I can then reference for my 2d digital paintings / illustrations. As a complete beginner, a lot of people recommend the 'donut course' on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPrnSACiTJ4&list=PLjEaoINr3zgEq0u2MzVgAaHEBt--xLB6U, but I actually found another YouTuber I really liked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRonzqYJgw&list=PLn3ukorJv4vs_eSJUQPxBRaDS8PrVmIri They talk slowly and explain every step well. Other free courses I tried hardly explained anything which is very frustrating if you don't understand how to use the basic interface / shortcuts / move things. Grant Abbitt has sculpting tutorials too if you're interested in that. Most of the tutorials are free, and I think there is 1 paid character creation course. Good luck and I hope this helps.
1 hour of 2 minute poses! (References from line-of-action.com) I really liked the first two to four but then I started getting mentally caught up and couldn't find my flow again until around #14. I think I started worrying about whether I was practicing correctly and then was stuck overthinking for a while. (Hopefully farther into the course this won't be so much a concern.) How do y'all stay in your flow and/or shake off a bad pose? Am I focusing too much on contour perhaps? Any other critique/advice is welcome as well, for reference I have skimmed through the figure and anatomy courses in previous years and am just starting to work through them seriously (thanks proko 2.0 for the motivation!).
Hi. I'm Lillen Art. I paint portraits of women and female characters. Currently, I'm working on my portfolio and transitioning my art away from realism towards stylized illustration. Also, I'm learning Blender and 3D. I look forward to getting to know some of you and sharing feedback. Samples of my art attached below.
I draw with a custom desktop PC setup and a Huion display tablet. My favorite program is Clip Studio Paint. I'll attach a screenshot of my layout. I've never tried an ipad + Procreate combo but I really want to in the future. It looks fantastic for portraits.