At 3/28/10 01:34 PM, ornery wrote:
I find it rather amusing that your original pieces (aka the ones that are obviously not traced) lack entirely in contrast, line weight knowledge, composition, and any sense of skill.
The idea behind using references or tracing is to learn something from the style of the artist or object you are referencing. Instead you seem to just like the appearance of something and are just mechanically copying without actually processing any of the techniques you are using. Its like doing a paint be number and not actually thinking about what you are doing or why certain colors are being put in certain places. Next piece you reference out of that manga pay closer attention to what you are doing, and why the artist chose to do that technique.
i realized this too actually :) and its kinda funny how much you learn in what, 6 months?
those pictures were made using my skill only, with only a very beginners knowledge of art other than doodling, just basically looking at the drawing, scaling it up in my head, and drawing it (and i didnt do that good even at that), and even though "back then" i looked at the piece and was like "im amazing 20/10 !!" now i look at it and say, "its not bad, but i would only give it a 7 or 8 out of 10, if even"
and its kinda enbarassing how good i thought i was, when i know now i still have long to go :P
either way, im not sure i will be doing naruto that much (if at all) now but i would still like to draw fanart every now and then, but stupid stupid me is working on some original pieces :)