You have the sketchbook of an animator.
Love it all
hey the portrait of the girl in blue pencil looks 100% like my (X WIFE) HEY NOW! LOL! whats her name lol..grate art
I like your drapery studies, and the facial expression studies are fun. I agree with humanNature115, you do have the sketchbook of an animator, lots of cartonish work and movement.
And I'm liking what I see!
I'm learning myself, but the only thing that even caught my glimpse was the portraits you did (With the photos next to them) Some of their faces looked just a teeny bit weird, and one's head shape was a bit too long. Though I'm really impressed with the Barack Obama one!
I'm not the best critiquer, so sorry if it didn't help much ^^; Great stuff though! Keep it up!
"Looking for critiques! Any help is appreciated."
Your work has such a great flow to it. Someone mentioned animation and that popped into my head too.
Anyway not perfect, but very solid and you seem to be practising and doing all the right things.
Just have fun and keep posting.
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Hey eminkey, you used to frequent PA forums, right? Me too, but I doubt you would know me.
Anyhow, here are some of my thoughts.
I think you might want to be spending more time on those face studies. Likeness is lacking in most of them.
On the Obama pic, your values are not expressing what is really happening there. If you were to split it into three values (which I think you were essentially going for) the only white areas would be on the left of the image, the the light source is coming from there. The rest is in shadow, and would have to be indicated with the two lower values. (The likeness of the drawing is pretty good in this one though.)
Also, the brush pen studies look really nice!
Keep on truckn' dude!
Hey Really fun sketchbook dude - full of life and energy! I will be back to give you some constructive crits on the art when I have some time to actually make them useful - but for now, seriously just keep on doing what you're doing ...oh yeh and remember 'draw what you see not what you think you see' ;P lol!
Don't worry about feeling confused - take a lil step back and think about which type of art you'd most enjoy doing - that is a good indication of you're best career direction I reckon. If you're passionate about it it shows in your art and that will result in commissions that suit your style, happier clients and a happier you. I spent the first few years of my freelance work very confused about my art style just doing what the client wanted (this often resulted in them having to choose a style and me having a hard time achieving it) now I've developed more of my own style things are a lot easier.
I hope that was helpful buddy - keep up the great work!
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[QUOTE=The7Artist7;1889553]take a lil step back and think about which type of art you'd most enjoy doing - that is a good indication of you're best career direction I reckon. If you're passionate about it it shows in your art and that will result in commissions that suit your style, happier clients and a happier you. I spent the first few years of my freelance work very confused about my art style just doing what the client wanted (this often resulted in them having to choose a style and me having a hard time achieving it) now I've developed more of my own style things are a lot easier.
It's true what The7artist7 has said. and . . . . your cartoony stuff is a lot more appealing to me. I can tell your having fun with it.
Thanks for the advice, guys. FearSelf, I used to ask people if I could make quick portraits of them, but I haven't recently. I can't remember the last time I drew a face from far away. : /
About style: It's probably not a good idea to stick to any particular style all the time, so I try not to spend too much time on just one way of drawing.
Here's two new things:
Your faces are coming along really nicely, just keep up the good work!
Your doodles always have great lines, good job.
You have a great sketchbook, I like the flow of your lines! Great drapery studies, I like the heads, should probably do more myself, the way you do them.
Do you have any longer studies? That´s a thing I need to practise a lot more myself, as I tend to just sketch all the time.
Yeah, we will get that SSG going
Yo eminkey, you have an incredibly strong sketchbook here. Great cartoony stuff, great face studies, lot so character all around.
Something about the hatching in the last piece isn't quite working for me. I think it's the angle at which the the sets of hatches are sitting on top of each other. They seem to flatten out rounded surfaces rather than accentuate their curves.
Nice work! I'm excited about this SSG!!!
I like your loose, cartoon style!
Keep observing and drawing from life; and as brinkman says, the hatching looks a little funky; mind you, I can still understand what i'm looking at. Maybe if the hatchmarks contour the shapes you can bring out the forms more clearly
Aye a cartoonist in the house! nice work so far, I see your structure is pretty solid throughout. my fav so far has to be the brush pens. As for crits pretty much I would not want to echo everyone else.
Thanks again. Coincidence that you mentioned going lineless-- I tried to do that in these two 30 minute Greek studies from the Met Museum. (I major in Illustration at SVA). Here are some doodles too. C & C oh-so-warmly welcomed!
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