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i think if you wanna get stronger youll just want to improve your drafstman skills... most your line weights are the same, and alot of your poses are stiff or static, and if you want to do more with less rendering youll need to work on that leyendecker stuff id mentioned before; also the expressions are still static and not very interesting

its tough i know :/ im goin through art puberty lotta zits and hairs in weird places

the trick is just drawing a lot, and being vigilant of your mistakes and how to think about improving them, mileage, well its workin for me at least

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@Fedodika Thanks as always for the feedback, Fed! You're right, I gotta just draw draw draw and work on my draftsman skills. Practice makes perfect, or so they say :)

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nice effort! those looks pretty solid too, id love to see you try some dramatic expressions ;)

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@Fedodika Thanks, Fed! I'm planning on doing some expressions once I've done studies for straight on and 3/4 view :)


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More studies. Some of them look like fish hahaha

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Stranger Things doodle with me attempting an expression (shocking, I know). Feel like I could push it more but finding it hard to not go too extreme

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es gud!

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Looking good! Lots of studies here, really admire your dedication. I agree that expressions can be pushed more, but very good effort overall. The Stranger Things doodle is ace, very well drawn and some really great linework there, keep it up!

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@Fedodika Thanks Fed :))))

@cgmythology Thanks for the feedback and encouraging words! I'll attempt to push the expressions with my next few pieces :)

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So drawing kids is like really hard?? Struggling to find that balance of gangly teenager without making them as tall as supermodels. Another Stranger Things doodle for fun. Trying to focus on appeal and shape language (rectangle and hourglass)

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I just wrote out all my nitpicks lol, i think theyre cute. alot of it is just design things that bug me subconsciously all the time and some itty bitty anatomy stuff

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@Fedodika OOooo thanks so much Fed! That's super duper helpful :D

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I wonder how far you can simplify without someone actually coming and nitpicking on everything not that it bad or anything.For me it more about showing form than perfect anatomy of course it support the understanding of the form and should not be overlooked.It would certainly help to not only post the line art but also a greyscale for me it how you use the value to describe the form that count of course as artist we are much more picky when it come to anatomical flaw but for a normal viewer i think we can get away with alot of simplification aslong as it done tastefully the problem with the human subject is that we are over expose to how we look so it hard to get away with bad anatomy.In lineart vs no contour line i think the secret to imply form is lineweight i encourage you to add more line weight when an object is near use and a thinner line when it goes away from use it specially important when 2 object overlap each other.

Tips to help with your form looking flat don't forget to remember to add little overlap the a good amount will create a sense of overlapping shape.I think one of the big problem of flat looking image is bad estimation of ellipse it can make or break an image.In this case here i think it both leak of background of perspective cue and that you remove ellipse where they should have been.One trick would be to try to always put a squared object or box like object somewhere in the image to help the viewer have a 3d object to refer to and yourself will you work this familar object anchor don't that this is a 3d space in a 2d space.

I recommend doing a few cylinder in perspective to learn to estimate them better and get more confident with them.


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@darktiste Thanks for the feedback!! I went back in and tried to vary up the line weight like you suggested. I'll definitely practice my ellipses and keep in mind the idea of adding more overlap into my images :)

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Tried to implement all feedback so it looks less flat. Thanks to everyone's crit! It looks 100 times better now :)

Had only intended to throw down some colours on it but then one thing led to another and it was suddenly shaded lol.

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Also coloured in this guy for fun. I really need to keep conquering my fear and doing more backgrounds

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Back to studying now!

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Don't forget the Adam apple for the man it add an extra difference that give more credibility to man.Of course that a stylistic choose some leave it some don't

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@darktiste Ooooh, good point! How could I forget x) Thanks for pointing that out, I'll add it in

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yea and i dont think the two hard lines on his neck are realistic, the longer slanted one you could remove and lightly indicate the adams apple and thatd look better

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Your stuff has a lot more character now and it's awesome. Keep up the great practice and studies.

To add into the critique, i think people tend to nitpick about anatomy and proportion a little too much. if you're always worried about those things, you'd never complete anything. personally speaking, i've found adding foundational exercises into my routine (box/cylinder rotations, cross contours, perspective exercises) fruitful. I think you'd get more out of that than general anatomy knowledge. it's better to simplify with geometric primitives and then add anatomy as the icing before anything else.

and please keep up the illustrations. :)

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@Fedodkia Thanks for pointing that out, Fed. I ended up removing it and adding in an indicator of an adams apple instead :)

@DESQUOLOR Hey man, nice to see you back on CD! I hope you have been well. Thank you for your kind words! I really like the idea of exercises like practising object rotations; it's something I'm definitely going to steal and work on along with practising form :) 

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I'm converted. Through doing face studies I've quickly found I'm enjoying drawing the male faces a lot more than females. Maybe something to do with less pressure of trying to make them look attractive haha. 

Will be doing 3/4 faces next, along with studying form in general

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nice practice! pay attention to little things like 37 the jaw isnt caving in, always imagine that skull and the head rotating, would it still look this way?

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