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RadioKillerRadioKiller bringer of death to antiquated technologya methlab in MORegistered User regular
edited March 2009 in Artist's Corner
Okay. I'm new, I guess everyone can figure that out. My boyfriend dragged me here due to my pitiful attempts to get feedback from sites like, Deviantart.

I'm not really good, I know that... but I'd like to get better. I mean, with techniques, with creativity, anything.
I work in a childrens' library, doing graphic art, displays and posters. My job doesn't really require any creative genius, so I'm kinda looking for somewhere that will push me (to tears D: ), I guess.

80% of what I do is with pens and paper (charcoal, cardboard, anything that I can get my hands on), but I don't have a scanner... so most of what you see is the 20% of digital and some pictures I take with my camera.


Anyway, I'm digressing. Here is my artwork:

whatithinkdoesntcomeout.png

Zodiac_Series_Three_by_ban_ter.jpg

Zodiac_Series_One_by_ban_ter.jpg

1178130947aroka_monkey.jpg

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as you can see, so far. I'm kinda on the side of not so... human. It's not that I can't draw humans:

Grump_old_Man_by_ban_ter.jpg

Skeleton_on_the_Floor_by_ban_ter.jpg

Line_Study_by_ban_ter.jpg

I just don't really like drawing humans....

ANYWAY. Go ahead and let me know what you think.

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    MustangMustang Arbiter of Unpopular Opinions Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Welcome I think that your going to fit in well here. There's a lot to like here, I can't really pinpoint anything glaringly wrong with these, others may be able to critique them more effectively than me.

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    UrantiaUrantia regular
    edited February 2009
    I'm really digging the painted monkey and tiger pieces. Is that ink washes on the tiger?

    There's some basic anatomical issues- but we've all got those, and mileage will handle that.

    I'd love to see more in the style of that whale.

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    ignotuscaligoignotuscaligo Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    wow, fantastic work. how long have you been drawing?

    as for pointers, i would say working on drawing the human figure, and watching for anatomy (as said above ^^), paying attention to details like where the muscles are and what not. if youre not looking for an anatomical drawing, try exaggerating certain features, so it doesnt lie on the border between realistic and "cartoonish" (lack of a better word).

    :D
    the top drawing is just.. wow. good job, maybe add a background?

    the rest are pretty good, a few minor fixes here and there, the skeleton has obvious practice that needs to be done (better to finish a bad drawing and move on to practice more rather than rework and rework and yeah)

    the last drawing seems like it was meant to be closer to reality, so the proportions of the face need to be examined a bit (eyes half way down, bottom of nose 3/4 down, mouth between that and chin, 5 eyes across face, yeah) but it looks really good so far :D

    its nice to see that your style actually varies a bit between different things. most people i see *coughdeviantartcough* have one style that they use across all of their drawings, and standing by them like a stubborn mule. or something lol

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Whatever you were doing in the fourth one, don't do that any more. It looks tawdry compared to everything else you've got going on here.

    Try to develop the line style you've got in the fifth one.

    Try and spend more time on the studies and life drawings- they feel rushed right now.

    Also, that first piece looks wicked, you ought to give a shot at finishing it.

    You got potential, ma'am, keep at it. :^:

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    rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You should check out Stephen Fishwick. He teaches at my school sometimes, trains caricature artists all over the country, and he runs something called Splash! Animals. Your paintings remind me a lot of these. You may really like the work.

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    NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Welcome to the AC! Was the 4th piece scanned? It looks fuzzy. Try scanning in pure black and white instead of grayscale.

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    RadioKillerRadioKiller bringer of death to antiquated technology a methlab in MORegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You know, I'm not sure how long I've been drawing. Ever since I was seven, I've been in an art class and usually spent after school there. In other words, it's been a while. D:

    And thank you all for the criticism! I think I'll try my hand at the first piece, and see how well I can fiddle with it.

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    RadioKillerRadioKiller bringer of death to antiquated technology a methlab in MORegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    NibCrom wrote: »
    Welcome to the AC! Was the 4th piece scanned? It looks fuzzy. Try scanning in pure black and white instead of grayscale.

    ~hehe~ That's one of my first scanned pieces. I know it's VERY fuzzy. I wasn't really good at doing that sort of thing, but I did scan it in black and white. I just.... kinda messed it up in the process. >_>
    Either way, you're right. I should go back and redraw that.

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    earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Cool stuff RK.

    I really like your figure drawings and traditional stuff. That baboon rocks the house. The cartoon stuff isn't as appealing, but it's probably an unfair comparison because they don't look like they had much time invested in them.

    I would suggest incorporating the structure and detail of your traditional stuff into your cartoony stuff.

    Cheers.

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    RadioKillerRadioKiller bringer of death to antiquated technology a methlab in MORegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
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    KochikensKochikens Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oh man, you got some cool stuff, but it looks like you overestimated how much space you had for that tiger and sort of crammed the left side of its face in there.


    Whale rocks. And not just because I love big fat whale monsters. But the lines on his face are bugging me, how they're all one solid thickness, but then they taper off in other places, like above his eye and his hair. But are stubby at the end of his mouth and his chin spikeys. Really like the design of the little furry monster gremlin girl.

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    winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I like the second and third paintings in the OP. with the recent post of the whale, i dont like the black outline around it. I dont mind lines in general defining an object (i do it out of habbit myself, rather than style) but i think in this piece, the whale would look much cooler as toned colour rather than a strong outline. Kinda like the tone done on your rough sketch mock-up...
    whatithinkdoesntcomeout.png

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    RadioKillerRadioKiller bringer of death to antiquated technology a methlab in MORegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    yeah. I felt like I left out a lot of things that made the original good... but I don't know. I think I'm done with it for now. It might be one of those things I work on for the rest of my life.

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