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06/21/2013
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Illustration
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snow
anime
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Was listening to some music and I pictured a girl sitting down looking all sad n stuff, so I had to draw it.

Sooo... I've been watching some artists on youtube and some on livestream. I've watched some speedpaints and I've listened to Sycra talk about certain things like poses and making them look dynamic. He said that one of the problems that an amateur artist has in their drawings are that they sometimes look stiff. So I looked at my stuff and saw how a lot of my poses are people just standing there (because it's the easiest thing, lol) but not only just standing there, they look stiff and amateur as hell. So I wanted to get better at making interesting poses. I sketched out a pose and kept fixing it over and over again. It look me hell of a long time for me to conceptualize what a girl sitting there, kind of leaning forward, with her shoulders up, from this weird side angle camera-from-above view, but I eventually got what I think looks good, lol. Hopefully I got the proportions right, but I know there probably will be some problems that I don't see. I hate that... when you can't see the problems because you're not good enough... ugh..

Now that I look at it, I feel like her hair is too high up... >.>

The background changed a lot. When I was first visualizing this, she was supposed to be looking up at the night sky, but since the camera is pointing down at her, I couldn't figure out how to put a beautiful, starry night sky in, so it eventually evolved into this. I dunno. It feels empty, like there should be stuff around the log in the white snowy bits, but I couldn't make anything look good there. I tried to put some snowfall, but it just looked ridiculous, so I just left it at that.

Oh well. I think I got a lot from this drawing, in terms of experience with proportions and interesting poses. Hopefully my stuff will look a little less amateur now, lol. I think I needa get better at painting now, so I can improve my backgrounds and colors. Oh, also hands... and feet. I'm terrible at drawing hands and feet. How the hell do you even make them look good?

Any advice and criticism would be sooo helpful. Thanks in advance.

Also, I forgot to put the log in the reflection... gg.