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The torso is too stretched out, it needs to be shorter. Rule of thumb - the head and torso down to the groin are one half of the body, then the legs and feet are the other half. Her hips are too wide, either that or you've drawn what you THINK you see - the cloth on the lower right lifted up a little due to her legs, or her hips, in which case you've drawn them too wide. The shoulders are thrown back, they should stand straight, it's an awkwardly exaggerated position, giving it the doll - like effect. When you do the under drawing, focus on the proportions, measure them out according to some kind of template - Andrew Loomis' mannequin is great for this stuff. Check out Proko's video on common hand drawing mistakes, as the fingers are very cylindrical [isn't that a beautiful word?]; the segments of each finger dictate an angular shape for the hand, but at least you've got the gesture. One last thing - the lighting is a little inconsistent. Find out about terminators, Dorian Iten did a video on Proko's channel about this called Mind Blowing Shading Tricks, I happily recommend it to anyone. After that, Marco Bucci has the most wonderful set of videos on more advanced lighting. I love the way you handled the shadow colours, the dress' texture is beautiful and and the values are handled with care. The brushwork is neat and precise, showing you have experience, but it still has some character. I've attached a few references for this pose if you want to try anything. Have a good day. Happy painting!
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I have been doing little watercolour portrait sketches, and I'd like some feedback on my colour use and the compositions. I also need some help with shape design, so tell me if you see any issues - but don't forget these are very small paintings, less than 2 by 2 inches, so some details may be a little off. Thank you for any time you spend on this.
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Hello, I hope your day's going well. I've noticed that artists may make a kind of 'noise', or messy brushstrokes where the subject's rendering gets looser and looser until it's just a kind of nonsense. I really like this expressive technique, how do I do it? I've noted it's used in backgrounds and rough paintings too. Thanks.
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I've been doing speed paintings, and my work although it makes sense, is very rough and ambiguous. How can I remedy this? I was able to avoid it in the one with the tree and the yellow grass, but not in the beach one. How can I keep my quality consistent in these excercises? Practice being a given.
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The main problem with the values is that they're boring. You can adjust the design of the original if you want. This is pretty flat and you main problem is the proportions. You've overfocused - a classic mistake. The best way to remedy it is to work in stages - sketch first, ensuring the proportions are correct, go slow, be very patient. Then place in the shadows, just draw them in with a pencil - find out about terminators, there's a lesson on Proko's channel about this, called mind blowing shading tricks. Then just go slowly, adding colour, smoothing out plane differences where they need to be, practice on another sheet of paper or on another file if you like, then, when you've done that; sleep on it, take a break, look back at it with fresh eyes, then correct mistakes. Don't re do the whole thing even if you want to - finish it first at least. Then add special effects, highlights, and grainy textures if you want or need to. You can probably work a process out for yourself. Even if you're just copying, you do seem to have some control over what you're doing.
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Hi, I'm a hobbyist who works in watercolour or Krita, though I'm getting into gouache because I enjoy the feel of matte paint. I do mostly landscapes and people, I know my fundamentals but I haven't done much really good stuff with it yet. That said, here's a sample of my work! The clown is my profile picture, the Normanton Church is my banner.
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Hi Marco, I have two questions - the first is, how do I use what I have learnt about brushwork in traditional painting in my digital work? For context, I use Krita, but I also have access to CSP, which I don't use as it's pretty complicated compared to Krita. The second one is, how do I get digital painting and traditional to benefit each other? I want to use one to help the other and vice versa to bridge the gap between them, but I always do either a lot of one or the other. Thank you for any time you spend on this.
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