Josh Sunga
Josh Sunga
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Josh Sunga
Hey @sadbonez, nice work! I did a paintover focused on design. I think if we could better design a moment and compose the image around it that would improve your piece more than just rendering better. That said if you want a better painting- learn about value structure and creating a focal point with it. If you notice in the paintover the brightest values highlight points of interest. But this all goes back to design and how the painter can best compose an image and then render it. The rest of the notes are in the image below! Thanks for sharing!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Ghada Dudts Mzid, nice work! I think your image reads quite well- but I did a paintover to see how we could improve it :) Other than a few anatomical issues- I mainly focused on the composition to generate a mood. To me, the story seems like she is trying to conceal her wings so I wanted the forest to convey a certain "hiddenness" with the lighting. Putting the character in shadow reinforces that feeling and also silhouettes her so that we can see her more clearly. I have other notes for the scene in the image attached regarding scale, variation, shapes and movement. Hope it helps- and thanks for sharing!
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Rubén Frutos
Dayum, Josh!! Super helpful. Everytime I see your feedback pages I want to print them and hang them in the wall in front of my desk. Thanks a lot!
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Josh Sunga
Haha I'm glad it is helpful!
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Some feedback I've given off this site that might be helpful!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Rubén Frutos nice work again! The piece was greatly improved :) But! I did a paintover just to push it a little further. But again great work!
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Pasi Leinonen
I painted another version of this mystic forest druid, I think it's ok for now. MEGA BIG thanks @Liandro  & @Josh Sunga for pushing my forward, you really help a lot!
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Josh Sunga
Great work! A fan of the crow and new environment :)
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Jo Edgehill, nice to see you still sharing! I did a paintover emphasizing presentation and varying render levels. But to improve the actual skill of rendering you have to lock onto the forms of your subject- making sure they work naturally together in order to execute the lighting on top. You're pretty much there but I did have to make some design adjustments here and there in order render correctly. Either way, keep up the good work!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Pasi Leinonen, great work! I think @Liandro has summed up a great critique already which was cool to see we share similar feedback. His last note about the repetitive orientation of crosses helped my paintover :) Anyways I'll just leave you with the images because I second everything he explained already. Again, really cool work!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Alessandro Dalponte! Great concept! I did a paintover concerning general composition things. But as for color, the image is dominantly on the cool side so it starts to flatten out. The scene is lit like a sunny day so we want to inject warmer colors to be consistent with the lighting- and painting the feeling of warm sunlight hitting the aqueduct would be a nice moment to capture. Painting the field of grass with greens closer to yellow also helps capture the daylight. This allows us to create depth as well by painting the mountains a much more blue and desaturated green in the background. There's a spectrum of warmer to cooler in all colors- these temperature shifts make a painting more believable and interesting! But again, cool concept and great work!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Dennis Yeary! Great to see you continuing to share your work! I drew up some notes about your characters- mainly about correcting proportions and making sure the body starts to fill out its natural 3d form. One standout is that your drawings tend to make the hands too small. I referenced Destiny character concepts because I think their designs are cool and they have some solid base poses to work from. Another note to improve line quality is to practice drawing your lines with a single fluid motion rather than going over them again. Even if the line comes out not as accurate as you'd like, it helps build line confidence as you continue to draw. Then you might start to see how different lines FEEL and see how you can apply different line qualities to different parts of a drawing. But simply practicing line confidence could greatly improve a drawing! Again, thanks for sharing!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Burningarmadillo! Awesome! Don't know if you wanted feedback but I couldn't help it because these silhouettes remind me of when I took Scott's class back in art school. Anyway, I just kitbashed your designs to see if it would inspire any new ideas. That's at least how my ideation process works- exploring and searching for interesting shapes usually forces me to justify the design with an idea after the fact. But great work and thanks for sharing it!
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Hey @yoann rodriguez! Nice illustration! Great sense of movement in it. Steve already gave some good notes on the anatomy which also lends itself to enhancing the flow in your image. So I did a paintover more to clarify the value structure. Even though I do like the drama of the black background- I lightened it up for the sake of her silhouette. I also added more pink to see if I could capture a sense of glow relating to the fire. (A note about getting a feeling of warmth/fire in an image is that you'd want to have a good balance of cool and desaturated colors in order for the rest of the colors to feel warm.) The rest of the notes are in the image! But great work- thanks for sharing it!
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Josh Sunga
Awesome work again @Maria J Venegas-Spadafora! I already did a paintover on your other piece and this is looking great already- so I'll just leave you with a lighting suggestion. You have a nice dynamic of light on the table which is a nice focal point, but the rest of the building is also equally lit which competes with the first statement. Designing the light shapes on the upper building in such a way to lead the eye down to table could reinforce both visuals and make for a more cohesive image. (And sorry for such a delayed response!) But either way, great work!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @ITAI WEINBERG, awesome drawing! I made some feedback below- mostly about clarifying the silhouette and designing a simple value structure. Hope its helpful!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @RaphaelleDae! I'd love to see how this ended up or if you did anymore! If you did want to push the concept more, it'd be cool to explore different ways the character could relate to the lizard. Either way, I like the painterly quality you have in these!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Dominik thanks for sharing! Cool ideas- I love robots so I had to do a paintover. The main thing I wanted to emphasize was creating interesting proportions. For the sake of clarity I went a more obvious direction and made the robot figure reinforce the theme you got going. (I think a more interesting direction though would be to contrast the theme with a less flattering robot figure and build tension between the two). I exaggerated the proportions, but the point is to make each shape varied in order to create visual interest. For example, both segments of the legs are near the same length so I made sure to make one longer than the other. Hope this helps!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Maria J Venegas-Spadafora! Sorry this feedback is so late- I started this paintover earlier but last month got busy for me! Anyway, great work! Love the stylization and simplicity. The main thing I wanted to adjust was some of the value structure. I darkened the bg to silhouette the house better- adding the light on the ground behind the building also reinforces this effect. If you notice, the stone foundation blends in with the ground if you squint so I made sure to create enough contrast between the ground and the stones. I also thought you could darken the walls of the house just a bit to make those lights glow more! The last thing was to harmonize the colors- especially at the base of the house where the warmth of the grass would reflect onto the structure. Adding some yellow into the stones while also making the shadow side blue and cooler helped to capture that feeling. Even adding some of the orange from the pumpkins would be a nice detail on whatever is nearby. Other than that great shapes and strong design! Thanks for sharing!
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Jo Edgehill! Nice work :) But I think the soft shadow rendering conflicts with the stylized design of your character. I did a paintover to design more graphic shadow shapes and also rendered the face more just to show the level of render can vary- it just needs to feel by design. (I'd rather keep it all graphic 2D personally) The reference in the image below are great examples of different render styles that still feel equally cohesive. Thanks for sharing!
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