At 7/19/12 03:23 PM, Ramatsu wrote:
At 7/19/12 03:04 PM, Chronamut wrote:
Don't be too harsh now, it's just the colors are flat with no depth what so ever. the background color seems to only have been thrown on there. and by the face i think they mean it is too generic.(Thee eyes are the soul) take some time out practicing different eyes and such. Also The coloring as well practice on making your colors more than one shade. Your anatomy isn't bad but you can always take some time out to do practices. These are the basics, the essentials to becoming a better artist, if you are devoted this should take no time at all :). Hard-work bud! hope this helps abit.
At 7/19/12 02:25 PM, Sockembop wrote:
he means that they are too simplistic - too boring.. too bland.. there is nothing about them.. not even proper SHADING that would make them stand out. Tbh there is nothing that pops out about the piece other than the fact that NOTHING stands out.
At 7/19/12 02:10 PM, sweet21 wrote:
Well. I guess you can call it 'Earnest.' the main problem being the face and the eyes which are not stylized.How are the face and eyes not stylized and why would that be a problem?
You're right, the background was just thrown on there - I apply a soft pastel background of some color I'm not going to be using while I do flats & shading so I don't miss any lines (white is just bad to work with in my opinion).
As I mentioned in my original post, anatomy is my primary concern at the moment with character design being the second. Thanks for the comment about the eyes, I had just kind of fallen into drawing the same eyes over and over again for simplicity.
@ Aigis - Thanks for catching that! I thought something looked wrong but I wasn't really sure. The leg is supposed to be straight with all of her weight shifted to one side, but I think I exaggerated the pose a little bit.
@ Shading comments - I was hoping I wouldn't get these considering what I said in my original post, but I guess even for simple concept drawings and practices I should at least add basic shading if I am going to post it here.