Lo
Lo
Hello! I’m an 18 year old artist who loves art, science and technology. In the future I'd love to work with something that combines art and tech.
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Aaravi Reya
Hey, don't sweat it! I think you are too afraid of your imperfection in art. Imperfections are totally normal, especially when you're starting out. They're like little signposts showing you where you can improve. Your so-called "childish" style is just a part of your unique artistic journey. Embrace it and keep experimenting! You'll be amazed at how much you'll grow and improve along the way.
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8mo
Thank you for your encouragement. I've had art as my primary hobby for 7 years now. At the beginning of my journey I'd improve heaps every month. Nowadays I feel like I've hit a plateau. It's difficult to not feel dissatisfied.
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Lo
And no! I don't mean mature in *that* way. I want my art to look more adult, more professional. I'm not sure exactly what that pertains. I've been feeling dissatisfied with my art for a while. I don't feel like I'm challenging myself enough. I still haven't made any big strides towards learning environments or perspectives. And most important of all, I feel embarrassed to show my art to people in my life. I feel like it looks very teenage-y, like something only a niche internet community enjoys. I don't know how to remedy this, do I change my art style? Do I do more traditional art? Do I do more 3D art? Do I draw horror, or dark and gritty things? I don't know how to get out of this slump, I need a concrete plan. Instead of me attaching images, you can get a quick overview of my art here (if you want): https://instagram.com/snokkart?igshid=NGVhN2U2NjQ0Yg== Thank you in advance for any input :')
Lo
You have a great structure to your drawing! I think there are two main things you could improve upon. The first one is being more loose and expressive with your lines. To achieve this it might be helpful to do a few doodles or just random scribbles before you start drawing, to warm up your muscles and relax! The second is line confidence. If it's difficult to restrict the amount of lines you use then you could try doing ballpoint pen sketches. That would force you to be more decisive since you can't erase it. These are definitely things I struggle with too. I hope you found my advice helpful and I'm excited to see more of your work!
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Kristian Nee
Hey Lo! Great job on this, I can tell who it is off the bat, and it has a great style to it. The biggest things that stand out to me are the shape relationships. If you look at the mouth, it looks like it's from an entirely different face from the eyes, same as the nose and chin. It might help a bit to try and wrap your forms more. In the crude draw over I did below, you can see that I'm treating the mouth as a sphere sitting on the surface of the face. And eye sockets are concave (cuts into) on the surface of the face. When you look at it that way, it'll be easier to see that the eyes are a little bit too big. Or at the very least, one is significantly bigger than the other. I'd highly recommend checking out @sinix's channel and his video called "Painting like a Sculptor". He does a way better job explaining it than I do here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC3OxonJcXQ I hope this helps, and keep up the good work! This is an awesome portrait! -Kristian
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Lo
3yr
Thank you so much!
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Jan D.
I liked the overlaid noise layer on the 2nd picture, I do it myself too!:) Maybe just a little strong? I usually prefer grayscale noise to colour noise tho. Matter of taste I suppose:) I know its just a small thing:D
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3yr
This was probably my first try at adding noise as an effect, so you may be right about it being too strong!
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@sonami
In terms of critique iI think it would help to look at values for example in this specific painting while you have your shadows correctly cast there isn't a clear light source being defined in the shading and I think you may need more shadow on the right side of the face some portrait studies you could do is looking at Rembrandt and see how he does his shadows a specific portrait that may help would be the one specifically titled "Self-Portrait with Velvet Beret" it features a similar light source and even though the style may not look like similar to your portrait the basic concepts of values still apply. Also, I'm not sure who the YouTuber is I'm gonna guess is it HasanAbi?
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Lo
3yr
It’s not Hasan! Although I do like his videos. This is actually James Marriott, from a shot in his music video “Him”. Here is my reference photo btw
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Lo
Hi! I did this portrait painting a while ago as fanart for a youtuber I like. I’m now wondering if someone could critique it? Excited to hear your replies 😄
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