Oh wow.. I haven't visited these forums in almost a year. I'm surprised this thread has not sunk into the oblivion (maybe it did). And these images all seem so old now, I really hope I've gotten better since.
At 1/16/09 08:10 PM, MassivePenguin wrote:
Good stuff, but the eyes are a bit out of whack... quick hint: whenever *something* bugs you about an image (or even if you think it looks perfect), try flipping the image horizontally (the equivalent of turning a piece of paper over and holding it up to the light)... errors tend to jump off the page a bit more.
I've flipped your original and attached it... see if you can spot what I mean...
Thx for the advice. I've actually used similar methods a few times with this picture and others: flipping it, zooming in and out, looking at it through a mirror. I didn't see anything wrong then, but now with a completely different perspective it looks awful. Thank you for pointing that out. XD
And I really wish more people would try those techniques before arguing with criticism of their work, because sometimes it just isn't right and you can't see it.
Anyway, I think I'll share a little practice I've done recently to see how I've improved. Maybe if I start posting stuff here again you guys will help keep me motivated. I haven't been drawing much since classes started and my tablet's all dusty. I'll try to change that ASAP.
I started practicing with boxing photos to work on figures, faces, lighting, skin tones, etc.
BTW, I totally appreciate all the comments posted about my stuff =D