Last edited by ivy'sgrandkid; January 5th, 2006 at 08:19 PM.
You have the resolution set way too low for your work.
thats true man
So you defy that which the generous members here advise? These would have been just as easy with a pencil. What is the point of still posting these when you know they are going to say the same thing?
By the way: Dont pet your lines so much. They are very unconfident and chicken scratchy. That thing I have to guess is a halo on the first looks like a bar floating over her head.
At least listen to all the advice around here. There's a reason why they post it, and I'll give you a hint: It's not so that people can ignore it.
Wrong section too. There is a "Sketches" Section for a reason.
I'm afraid that's my fault to some extent. He posted some landscapes done in photoshop with his new tablet, and a lot of people told him to not use his tablet at all until he knows how to draw landscapes better. I replied with a comment that encouraged him to continue using his tablet as much as he wanted, nothing wrong with it, it's fun, and something he will need to know how to use as he improves, so why not enjoy it?So you defy that which the generous members here advise? These would have been just as easy with a pencil. What is the point of still posting these when you know they are going to say the same thing?
However Ivy's grandchild, they do have a point. Though I don't agree that you should forget you ever have a tablet, I do agree that you should practice in pencil a lot as well. These sketches look decent enough as quick rough sketches, but I wouldn't recommend posting just to spite people. Posting them in the critique forum is asking for heavy heavy critiques, harsh and to the point, so unless you want these to be critiques to that level, I would post them in the sketches forum.
Either way, my advise stays the same, keep using your tablet for fun, but don't forget about pencil and paper, use those to practice and get better, because practice is the foundation of art. And before you can color, you need to know the mass of things you are drawing, and befor you can draw a mass correctly, you need to practice it.
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You ppl are harsh.. Nothing wrong with sketching, althou its not quite fit for posting yet. When you choose a new picture, make it about 3000x3000 px @ 75 DPI at least. Choose a 20px brush, that way you've got a reasonable canvas that you can detail later. And start sketching in colors. Apply background color, layer, then sketch.. And, like they say here; pick a line and go with it.. It's just a sketch, treat it like one.
Heed the words of the mighty, young Ivy.
But yeah, as Pixel somewhat said, get comfier with your lines. Those sketches, though with a certain degree of potential, are just hard to read, and hence, not very nice to look at.
I gather you are new with the tablet. I'd recommend practicing strokes with it every time you use it, right before jumping into an actual drawing. And don't worry about the sketch not looking perfect, that will come with time and practice (mostly practice). Single strokes, bud. SINGLE STROKES!!!
"The challenge of creativity, as far as I'm concerned, is to move towards the greatest thought you can think of."
Since these are sketches, I thought they would be more appropriate in the sketches forum. I need to do a better job of moderating the critique center and make sure people are posting in the correct forum.
Ivy'sgrandkid--I was really intrigued by your first sketch, but when I scrolled down and saw the rest of the pic, I couldn't tell what was going on. It gets my attention, but it is too unclear and this makes it hard to give crits.
You should start a sketchbook and post your work there. I think it is easier to give some good critic while seeing your improvement.
You should try to do long lines without taking your pen off. Working with a tablet looks mostly better doing it this way. Also you should try to work with opacity not at 100% but maybe 90% or use not black but 80%grey. You can redo some important lines than with a darker color or make the final line easy to see. For example take your first sketch, are there legs? If the answer is yes ... how many? 4 ? If the answer is no what else is at the bottom of the character? Some lines which emphasises from other may help to see everything clearly
I think you got the wrong idea, man. People didn't say that you should definetly stop using the tablet. Although, for sketches, I think the pencil is better. The pencil is SACRED. I have a tablet too (a Graphire 3), but I still think sketching with a pencil is better. When I use a pencil I can actually feel it and feel the paper, which gives you much more confidence. I think you should use a pencil to sketch, then scan your paper sketches and then you can digitize them with your tablet. You should first familiarize with the tablet and the best way is to try to draw some different types of lines with different brushes and settings in photoshop.
Another thing is that you should clarify your sketches. Try to be objective with yourself and don't think that all the people want your bad. Try this: do your sketch, drawing or what-so-ever and then do something else for a couple of hours. Then look at your work as it woud be someone else's work and judge it.
thanks folks for the comments and will do
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