At 3/30/12 12:34 AM, Night-Chao wrote:
At 3/29/12 11:41 PM, Night-Chao wrote:
I just wanted to see the average public's criticism on my art so far. Ive been studying some anatomy, coloring, stuff like that to improve on, so I was hoping you would drop by and give your 2 cents to get a general idea if I am closer to being scouted or I still need progress or improvements in my art, thank you for your time newgorunds!***update, newgrounds added a black bg to my drawing so it messes it up im using another drawing as an example..
Okay - By "scout' I'm assuming you're hoping a scout sees your work and hires you? Much the same way a talent scout for the Mets or Yankees would spot top talent in a college game and recruit them? If so, well, ready yourself.
First - your work shows good, valid attempts. But, there is room for improvement. You should study anatomy more - make anatomical sketches of the bones every day. Also study the muscles, because the muscles are what give our bodies form and shapes.
Second - Value - and by this I mean shading. We should see MUCH more dynamic values! So throw some more shading in there. Decide where you want the light source to be at, and go from there. I understand there's probably no way for you to get references with the proper lighting, so just do your best.
Third - With the level of detail, and the shading you are going for - I think the eyes should have more going on than what looks somewhat like a gray to white gradient. Maybe even just add a highlight (eyes should have highlights equal to the number of light sources - 3 light bulbs = 3 light sources). That is a general rule - obviously if you get more complex you'll find situations where this may not be true, but for starting, it'll be fine.
Fourth - practice hands. I like that you do actually have a scene illustrated here, but the hands of the gentlemen leave something to be desired. Sketch hands for practice, and sketch them larger - life size if you would like - and study them. Where do the bones start and end, what bones are in the hand, how about the wrist? Pose your hand - what muscles give you that form? Think about where some shades are coming from - what muscle groups are creating areas of shade?
Think about things like that. You have a ways to go yet if you want to draw anime professionally, Keep practicing though, you seem to know how to draw, and are aware of form and space, you just need to develop your skills and work on your weaker areas.