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Uini
08-05-2012, 10:09 PM
I think it might be useful to possibly have a general critique thread. Post any quick fixes you need for art pieces you're working on. I'll try to offer as much help as possible. =)

Everyone else is more than free to help as well!

Theresa
08-06-2012, 02:52 AM
Help wanted on this!
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8blmdHJCF1ra2rzzo1_1280.png)
I'm trying to paint this gal's skin and it all seems kinda off to me. Keep in mind this is still a work in progress, but I'm not really so sure what to do next. Also, I want her to look like she's got her hands gently resting on her collarbone, instead of looking like she has nothing below the elbows. Any idea what I should do?

(The white spots on her back are going to be eyes; she's a character from the show Motorcity who grew extra eyes as a result of mutation.)

(Shhh this isn't fan art for a kids' cartoon what are you even talking about)

Kazekai
08-06-2012, 12:53 PM
Help wanted on this!
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8blmdHJCF1ra2rzzo1_1280.png)
I'm trying to paint this gal's skin and it all seems kinda off to me. Keep in mind this is still a work in progress, but I'm not really so sure what to do next. Also, I want her to look like she's got her hands gently resting on her collarbone, instead of looking like she has nothing below the elbows. Any idea what I should do?

(The white spots on her back are going to be eyes; she's a character from the show Motorcity who grew extra eyes as a result of mutation.)

(Shhh this isn't fan art for a kids' cartoon what are you even talking about)

Show part of the forarm peeking out from under the arm slanting up from the elbow, that's all I can think of, the rest is a little above my skill level.

I'm working on this doodle, currently:
http://i.imgur.com/8O27P.png
http://i.imgur.com/lOv04.png

I'm trying to overhaul my fursona - again - and this is one pose. While I consider it mostly finished, her wings confuse me. They're supposed to be rainbow-colored, but getting them to look feathery and rainbow-colored doesn't seem possible, especially considering real wings don't have room for 7 colors of feathers on them.

Theresa
08-06-2012, 02:23 PM
Show part of the forarm peeking out from under the arm slanting up from the elbow, that's all I can think of, the rest is a little above my skill level.

I'm working on this doodle, currently:
http://i.imgur.com/8O27P.png
http://i.imgur.com/lOv04.png

I'm trying to overhaul my fursona - again - and this is one pose. While I consider it mostly finished, her wings confuse me. They're supposed to be rainbow-colored, but getting them to look feathery and rainbow-colored doesn't seem possible, especially considering real wings don't have room for 7 colors of feathers on them.

The best thing I can think to do is to just use two complementary colors with a color in between the two, like yellow, green, and purple. If you have them fade into each other, it'll be a nice way to suggest a spectrum without having to utilize seven or more hues.

Kazekai
08-06-2012, 03:43 PM
The best thing I can think to do is to just use two complementary colors with a color in between the two, like yellow, green, and purple. If you have them fade into each other, it'll be a nice way to suggest a spectrum without having to utilize seven or more hues.

Yeah, I tried that, it just made her look like she only had three colors. It's kind of important for her to have wings that look like they're every color. I tried narrowing it down to four colors and I think I'm getting somewhere, will post progress later.

Edit: http://i.imgur.com/JAjNR.png Changed a lot of things. I am pretty satisfied with her overall design now, but would still like feedback if possible.

Uini
08-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Yeah, I tried that, it just made her look like she only had three colors. It's kind of important for her to have wings that look like they're every color. I tried narrowing it down to four colors and I think I'm getting somewhere, will post progress later.

Edit: http://i.imgur.com/JAjNR.png Changed a lot of things. I am pretty satisfied with her overall design now, but would still like feedback if possible.

I think intensifying some of the shading on her scarf to match the light direction would help. It's actually a really nicely done pic. =) There's nothing too out of place I see here.

- - - Updated - - -


Help wanted on this!
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8blmdHJCF1ra2rzzo1_1280.png)
I'm trying to paint this gal's skin and it all seems kinda off to me. Keep in mind this is still a work in progress, but I'm not really so sure what to do next. Also, I want her to look like she's got her hands gently resting on her collarbone, instead of looking like she has nothing below the elbows. Any idea what I should do?

(The white spots on her back are going to be eyes; she's a character from the show Motorcity who grew extra eyes as a result of mutation.)

(Shhh this isn't fan art for a kids' cartoon what are you even talking about)

Hmm, I'm not too good with painting details, seeing that I'm still learning myself. I think defining a little more of her muscle and bone structure with the lights and shadows would bring her form out. Also the light direction seems to be coming from 2 places, make the shadow on her hair match with the shadow on her body. =)

Taelune
08-08-2012, 04:12 AM
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj541/FallenStarShine/Sketches/synokiswordance.png

I need a little help with Arm placement please? He's gonna be holding a pole-arm, red-lines are greatly appreciated!

I'm sorry about sketchyness...

Kazekai
08-09-2012, 10:16 AM
So, I fixed the shading on my big sheet where I drew that last image but I haven't fixed it on the separate image because that's a little too much work to copypaste it. :V Anyway, I'm going to ink the whole bunch of drawings when I'm done and I'll just upload those.

Right now, I'm working on the top area. (Ignore that slouching one, I know it's awful, I'm keeping it there so I can redraw it.) http://i.imgur.com/s9ppl.jpg Her ears look odd to me when she's standing to the side, but I'm not sure why...

Taelune
08-10-2012, 03:37 AM
So, I fixed the shading on my big sheet where I drew that last image but I haven't fixed it on the separate image because that's a little too much work to copypaste it. :V Anyway, I'm going to ink the whole bunch of drawings when I'm done and I'll just upload those.

Right now, I'm working on the top area. (Ignore that slouching one, I know it's awful, I'm keeping it there so I can redraw it.) http://i.imgur.com/s9ppl.jpg Her ears look odd to me when she's standing to the side, but I'm not sure why...
You're link doesn't work. D:

Kazekai
08-10-2012, 06:33 AM
You're link doesn't work. D:

My fault. http://i.imgur.com/0jYgU.jpg

One to the far right looks off to me.