Rebecca Shay
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Rebecca Shay
Can you draw a realistic face based on a photo? If you can post a work product of that, it'd be helpful. If you haven't, I'd do that first!
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Rebecca Shay
Wow I love her pose and the fabric! There's something about the color temperature of the lights that bugs me. I tried making the sky less blue and it looks better. If I only look at her, I feel like she's indoor at night with a firelight as a source. But behind her it shows strong broad daylight but she's standing in the shadow so it makes things a little complicated. What complicates things is I'd expect a lot of bounced light considering the marble texture of the building. That's a lot of text to say, something is off with the color temperature and I have no idea how to fix it. I would love to see if you found a solution though.
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Rebecca Shay
This is one of Poynters' works. That light setting looks much more logical.
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Rebecca Shay
I think the head is too small in comparison with the body and the arm.
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Rebecca Shay
What bugs you about the finished work? And are there examples of the style you're going after? It looks unfinished to me but it could be of a certain style that I'm not aware of.
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Rebecca Shay
Wow that's very thorough. Thank you for sharing!
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Rebecca Shay
Ok I need some serious help. This is my second attempt. My first attempt was with Medium Chavant NSP, but it was too hard for me to handle. I used my hairdryer to soften it but it hardened as soon as I walked down stairs. The pictures are of the second attempt with soft clay. I'm amazed how everyone else's look so smooth and chunky. Mine is all broken up and patchy. Is it because I used soft clay?
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Rebecca Shay
I used the jelly fish as a hat, and combined the sword and a motorcycle.
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Rebecca Shay
Wow these look awesome! Are you going to ink them? They look like sketches for inking, and won't they pop after you ink? I'm no comic art expert but mainly just wanted to say these look great.
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Rebecca Shay
Wow it’s great, and it looks like an oil painting already. It took me a while to find minor “faults” in it because it’s so well done. If I have to nick pick, his jaw lacks thickness for some reason. It might have to do with the hard shadow edge on his right jaw corner? But you really captured his easy going attitude!
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Mira Sand
Hello everyone! This is my unexpected superhero and her sidekick: "Baba G and Pisi". Baba G's superpowers include but are not limited to: Pacifying you with her caretaking superpowers, Scolding you into shame and Overfeeding you with delicious goodness untill you cannot move. She spends her days tending to her garden and taking care of everyone around her-friend or foe. Nobody is immune to her tasty treats, her gentle touch or her words of wisdom. Wherever she goes, Pisi is right there to keep her company. She's inspired by my grandma-Georgia (85yo) and her sidekick is my cat-Pisi (14yo).
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Rebecca Shay
Haha, I was gonna do a granny super hero too! You executed it so well!
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Rebecca Shay
The farthest mountain is much more saturated, which makes the piece unrealistic. It should lose saturation as you move farther away, and at that distance, it should be more blue due to atmospheric perspective. I think the composition is fine, but the sky is wasted space. I would find some interesting looking clouds that subtly point to the direction he’s looking at. I also feel like the horse should face a little more forward, not at perfect profile to the viewer. He’s just facing the dead end rock right now. 😆
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Jan D.
Ok, I've finished it.Its ok. I think the highlights do help a lot here. Any critique still welcome!:) Still having problems with photos looking different than the actual piece tho:p
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Rebecca Shay
Wow that’s a big improvement! I think if you just add a little bit of green on the pear, it’ll look even better!
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Rebecca Shay
Look under the “shading” section of the figure drawing course. It’s not specifically for still life, but if you understand values and shadows, and can draw basic shape, you can draw anything.
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Rebecca Shay
Looks like you’re on the right track. It will feel difficult in the beginning even though you understand the concept. Art is less like math and more like music or sports. In math once you understand the concept you can solve problems; understanding is the difficult part. In sports and music, when you understand a concept, the learning only just started. What follows is lots of practices that feel difficult. Give it time and make sure you keep practicing. One day it’ll feel easier!
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Rebecca Shay
I saw this cute photo of two pigs and thought of the draftsmen podcast for whatever reason. 😂
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chris585
Here’s my attempt at a side view. My main concern was that the neck looks a bit too thin? I added a bit of colour because I get distracted easily
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Rebecca Shay
You can always take a photo of yourself in that pose and see how your neck looks and where's the connection point. I think the problem is not the thickness, but in the curvature of the front side of the neck. In that position the line should curve in a little. In your drawing it's actually curving out and that's what looks odd to me.
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Granny Piner
Hi, this is my watercolor drawing and I need some feedbacks. They could be about anything you think I should improve on though, colors,perspective, shapes and so on. What I am struggling with,though,is overworking.It will be amazing if anyone can any tips on watercolor or drawing in general!!.My reference is from animalworld from tumblr.
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Rebecca Shay
I think it's great! I have trouble painting the background around the subject and make it look even, especially when the subject shape is complex (like a profile of a face). I would draw around the subject and then try to blend it out, but the color always looks different around the subject because it's not as diluted. Any tips?
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Rebecca Shay
I think it's very helpful. First thing is speed. You can paint so much more in digital, so you get a lot more mileage that way. The principles are the same in digital or traditional, such as value relationship and color theory. The only thing you don't get is color mixing and how to control the consistency of colors and paint brush stroke, but there are so many other things that are highly transferrable. Many times I would even scan my traditional painting/drawing and revise it to multiple versions digitally just to see what I could've done better or differently. I'm much more timid in traditional media because the cost is "screwing up" is so high.
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Rebecca Shay
Even though your style choice is manga, it really doesn't hurt to go through Proko's figure drawing and portrait drawing classes to get the fundamentals. The face and body structure is the same, it's just more simplified in Manga. For quick fixes on your current upload, I think your tendency is to draw eyes too close to each other. Both in realistic and manga or comic book style, the distance between two eyes is usually at least one eye apart. Manga tends to exaggerate that as well to achieve a youthful look. And when the person doesn't face the camera, like in your first drawing, the eye that's farther away from us should be shorter.
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Rebecca Shay
These are great! I especially like the second one.
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