At 9/12/12 02:15 AM, Danul wrote:
Regarding your art in general, it's very nice. I especially like your pixel artwork, but your non-pixel artwork is excellent as well. Your use of intricate designs and patterns really sets your art apart, and you seem to have a good idea of color selection. Regarding your newest charcoal piece, the shading is well done, though you're right, the highlights could be more accentuated. Also, could we possibly see a reference pic if one is available? There seems to be a bit in the middle that defies gravity by going up and I'm not sure if that was an oversight or if that's some sort of illusion created by the cloth or what. Anyway good job, I look forward to seeing more.
Thank you for the comment about my stuff. As far as the charcoal drawing goes, there isn't a reference i can provide unfortunately. And that middle part does indeed defy gravity like a little shit. My view of the subject was blocked because i had to sit behind a bunch of people who were working on easels while i was on one of those wooden "horses" in the back of the class. So i gave up on standing up every few minutes to look over everyone halfway through and decided to do my own thing. Which i learned was a vital mistake, when drawing from reference you should really stick to the reference and play it safe.
On another note, i have some painting progress to show you guys! This is exciting for me because it's my first legitimate attempt at completing a painting. And this is the very painting in which i wrapped my head around the concept of using oils. You can really see how, because there are a LOT of mistakes in this piece. But it was worth it because i learned a whole bunch while working on this. The assignment was a complementary color schemed reference painting. I can comfortably say i got pretty close to the original proportion and light source, but the set up was changed a few times over the days in which we were working on it, so painting from an inconsistent source took it's toll specifically on the set of roses on the side. I don't really know what more to say, i fell in love with painting while working on this, it was once i laid down the roses and noticed how much fun i had where i realized this is what i enjoy. (it will have a hard time competing with pixel art but we'll see.) While this is a pretty flawed piece, it was where i got my feel and hopefully my next attempt will teach me even more so. Im also sorry about the poor quality, i took this with my phone's camera, i might scan something better once it dries.
As always critique is highly appreciated.