Q:So the text on the left says submissions are open, but according to your post they're not, so I just thought you might want to know ^^;
Oh thank you! I’ll change that some time today :)
Q:Thank you for your review of my gallery! And thanks for the advice, I'll try it ^^
You’re very welcome! :)
Q:Do any of your admins use Furaffintiy or Weasyl? And do you allow mature [e.g. artistic nudes] to be submitted?
hello, 22mg here! i don’t know how the other mods feel about that subject matter, but you are more than welcome to message me on my personal blog, weasyl, or furaffinity and i’d be more than happy to give you feedback, redlines, or some nice references that i like to use! you can also private message me anywhere to get my skype handle so i can talk to you in real time~
For experimental crit thing
I guess I submit links here?
My dA: http://logical-break.deviantart.com/
My art-tag on tumblr: http://logicalbreak.tumblr.com/tagged/Aaaaaahrt
Doodle tag: http://logicalbreak.tumblr.com/tagged/doodlifuckingdo
Hello! Admin Tina here!
Your art is coming around really nicely with drawing both figures and creatures such as Pokemon. I really like how you push yourself with your work. Especially with making comics, your attempts with figures and color theory.
The two biggest things I see with your work are Composition and Color Theory. In some cases, such as [x] [x] I fee like you’re cutting your composition too close and not allowing enough breathing room.
Here is FZD’s video on painting over a student’s piece. It helps describe composition, which is ultimately what will make all of your art interesting. It will make or break your work. Also check out our sister blog Art and Sterf if you haven’t already and go through their composition blog here.
With Color Theory, your art is way too saturated. Even if this is a style, your art will greatly improve if you choose more **unsaturated colors. Your objects will appear more dynamic and will look more fuller if you were to implement more saturation. I know that those colors sound gross, but Sycra’s video [x] will show you have to pick colors that work very well together.
Please also check out A&S’s tagged posts here on Color Theory. That’s about it for now! Don’t want to overwhelm you! Good luck and happy arting :)
**editted, sorry about the confusion!
Hello, this is my deviantart -> http://chitsuu.deviantart.com/
I recently had a fresh start and would like to have your opinion on this gallery, such as what to work on.
Thank you very much.
Hello chitsuu. uvu First off I’d like to say that there is a softness to your work that I really like, and the color schemes are nice. It looks like most of your colored works are watercolor, so I would suggest watching watercolor process videos on youtube or vimeo. I’ve always felt like process videos help me with coloring, so I hope they can help you too.
I think what will help you most is drawing and painting from life! For anatomy especially, doing a lot of more loose drawings (both from imagination and reference) will allow you to experiment and learn about anatomy and form. Draw lots of figures on the same page! Do this with anything you want to improve. Larolaro has some good examples:
and doing this from life is good too!
As for working on painting, doing watercolors from life or photo can help. I recommend high contrast lighting so the different values and shadows are easy to see.
FINALLY I really like that you’re drawing different types of characters doing different things. Allowing yourself to draw lots of stuff and experiment will only help you grow as an artist. I hope this critique helps!
Submissions are Temporarily Closed For Now
Due to the crazy amount of submissions we have gotten, we’re putting a hold on crits for now until we get some out. Thanks for your support!
Submissions Are Open!
Please be aware that we are only taking links to places such as your art blog, art tag, deviantArt, or any other form of host for your art.
We are only critiquing your overall progress and not your individual works. This is an experiment to see if this is more helpful to you guys.
If you send us individual pieces, we will not critique them and will be subjected to deletion.
If you do not have a link, a post of several of your works will work.
Thank you all for being so supportive and sticking with us through our slow times.
We have finished all the crits, but now I think we should do a change in pace.
I’ll open up submissions tomorrow, but instead of individual pieces I think it would be helpful if you all sent us your links to your art blogs and we take a look at your overall progress and tell you what we think you should be working on and what we think is working for you now.
What do you guys think?
Hello! I would very much appreciate some critique in color theory, values and hues and well, I guess composition if that’s not too much to ask! As for the way you critique it, I’d say go with what you see fit, I’m happy with pretty much anything, written, painted or redline!
This is a wonderful idea that you guys have set up and I appreciate you considering me :)
Hello, Qinni here~ I did a paint-over and there are a few things I changed as suggestions:
So I’ll reiterate what I wrote again - give more space between the top of the tree and the cut-off point of a composition, so something like this:
this way, there’s more breathing room and it doesn’t look as cramped. I know the tree is secondary, but either cut a part of the top off completely or leave more space. if you hit just around the edge, it can feel more cramped :). Second, with colour theory, I’m not sure how well it will apply here, simply because it seems like you’ve decided to choose all, very bright colours for a extra-terrestrial feeling, but personally for me I’m not sure how well bright green and bright purple mesh. purple and blue seems to mesh better for me, or blue and red; but on the other hand, I feel like that’s just a personal choice. I also feels the skin hue is a little too grey, I’d redden it up more, especially cause it looks like a young boy that can get tanned or has red cheeks.
Anyways, hope this helps somewhat, and good luck~!
Hello! I stumbled upon this blog (which is extremely helpful to other artists besides the ones getting critiqued, thumbs up!) and i do have a finished piece which i’m unsure of how to handle it.
Could you please give me a red marked input on my composition? I really want to improve my perspective and position generally and i think hearing it from you guys would be awesome! Thanks! :>
This is Admin Tina!
So, I don’t have much to give you, because your composition is already really good! To make it more dynamic I’ve included my “redline”. It’s not even really a redline, nor a paint over. Maybe just a manipulation?
So the red line indicates the spot line on your main character. In order for the viewer to have a clean focal point, you can just dramatic contrast in your composition. I used a desaturated purple on a layer with the “hard light” option with reduced opacity. The light around your focal point is another layer with soft light reduced opacity.
Here are my layers.
If you want to, you can even use a blur around your focal point, typically this is used to establish more of a focal point to your main character here.
Hope this helps!