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BookGlitters Featured By Owner May 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Hey, there. I'm Ciera. I'm taking part in ProjectComment 's - the group:  :iconprojectcomment:'s - Gallery at a Glance - this week - which you can read more about here, Gallery at a Glance - Sign Up Now!Welcome to ProjectComment's Gallery at a Glance! If you sometimes feel a little lost on your artistic journey, if you would like a fresh pair of eyes to help you pinpoint where your strengths and weaknesses are, or if you would just like to know the impression that your art leaves on other viewers, come join us for a round (or two)! :la:
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I see a lot of cartoon stylistic art, with a mix of traditional and digital techniques. Your use of color choices seem bold, and stands out with lots of darker tones used to me, even in the backgrounds of some pieces. What stands out the most is the wide eyed look a lot of the characters seemed to share. While this does make their eyes big and pop, they appear a little too similar and could use some more variation in shape, if only to show some more differences in expression. They are cute, colorful, and the poses really stand out and differ , giving them really strong personality senses to me at first glance. The creatures and characters also really pop, with their features and the whole cohesive look of your works is very consistent in their appearances, which is great. I noticed your seeming to go for a more simplified style, so I recommend trying to define the most which features on characters add to their personalities, versus which take away from what your trying to capture.

Question: What could I do to improve my anatomy?
Answer) Study stock images or even photos you take of yourself in various poses which focus on positions or clothing. I noticed you seem to feature a lot casual clothing or modern at the least. A good way to practice anatomy is to do studies on trying to simply trying to learn better how the body connects together, through skin and muscle, especially at the joints. One good stock resource is SenshiStock for example.

Question: I feel like in some of my newest line-less pieces there is something off and I can't tell what it is. What should I do to make look better?
Answer) Lineless pieces are hard to do, especially if you struggle with anatomy. But, one way you can make it look better, is to try flipping your art as you go along, to make sure it's got clean lines in the reflection and see how well your doing getting the anatomy right as well. This especially helps when not using line art.

Question: What can I do to get better at shading my drawings? I use Photoshop CC 2015.
Answer) Be cautious of using the burn tool too much, as it can over saturate your drawing. Try using multiple layers on different settings in Photoshop with various tones and patterns to achieve new effects with shading.

Question: What can I do to get better at backgrounds?
Answer) Add more definition to the features or have them match the scene the characters are in. Or have them contrast the colors of the characters to make them pop.

Question: How good is my art in general on a scale from 1-10?
Answer) I'd say 7. It's great so far, but it has room for even more improvement and growth.
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Infinity-Drawings Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this critique! It really helps a lot. Also, I think the number that you gave me is pretty reasonable.^^ I definitely need a lot more improvement when it comes to my skill. Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that I need to practice different eye shapes. Every time I make a new character I'm like, "Okay don't try giving them the same eye shape as one of your other characters." And then no matter how hard I try it always looks the same. I don't know if it's because of my art style or if I just haven't practiced enough but, thank you for pointing that out.^^
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Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello there! I’m participating in ProjectComment’s Gallery at a Glance - Sign Up Now!Welcome to ProjectComment's Gallery at a Glance! If you sometimes feel a little lost on your artistic journey, if you would like a fresh pair of eyes to help you pinpoint where your strengths and weaknesses are, or if you would just like to know the impression that your art leaves on other viewers, come join us for a round (or two)! :la:
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I see a lot of western style cartoons, and some I find are quite cute. Your colors are rich and full of emotion, many with 4 fingers instead of 5. And your characters wear different casual clothing which indicates most are set in our current generation. Needless to say, you are a digital artist that also does a bit of traditional art. As for your strengths, you understand this cartoon and its expressions fairly well. Your cartoons are fairly flat and not quite my style, but as this is a relatively simple cartoon you may not need to worry about that. But if you'd like to improve I recommend studying other styles of cartoon, like Marvel or Anime.

 

Q: What could I do to improve my anatomy?

A: I imagine this cartoon style simplifies anatomy somewhat. I see more complex anatomy in Anime/Manga and semi realism. Be careful, anatomy is very tricky and takes years to understand. The best way to improve is to learn the proportions in a human and practice a lot of different poses. This tutorial will get you started: Big Guide to Drawing the Body 

 

Q: I feel like in some of my newest line-less pieces there is something off and I can't tell what it is. What should I do to make look better?

A: If I interpret correctly, your pictures don’t lack line art but instead you colored it. And that can be a useful tip. I recommend thin line art like in this picture (AT) Ed Rowse by Disneynerdinfinity10 and color it slightly lighter than black. For that picture I'd choose dark blue (but not black).

 

Q: What can I do to get better at shading my drawings? I use Photoshop CC 2015.

A: To get better at shading you must study shapes at different angles the light shines on them. Then you should picture you cartoon characters as three dimensional instead of 2D. It can be tricky at first, so it’s good to refer to other successful images to gain an idea.

 

Q: What can I do to get better at backgrounds?

A: Perspective is the key. This is measured by using one point, two point, and 3 point. Remember that with one point the vanishing point is always in the center of the horizon. If it isn’t it becomes two point, where two vanishing points form the angle of the shape. Three point is only used when you are drawing a city and mapping tall buildings. Here’s a quick example of what I mean:
One-point 
And
Two-point 

 

Q: How good is my art in general on a scale from 1-10?

A: I don’t mean to be cruel, but I’d give you a 7 because I’ve seen more skilful cartoons. If you’re interested, check out Marvel comics or other semi-realism.

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Infinity-Drawings Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this critique!^^ It really helps. Although I think you got a bit confused about my lineless art question. Not that you criticism wasn't helpful, it certainly was. But I was talking more about these pieces  Heathers by Disneynerdinfinity10   Dear Evan Hansen  by Disneynerdinfinity10 . So... yeah. Also, considering I want to be an animator and make my own cartoon someday I do want to have simply anatomy. I just want it to look good and be a good fit for animation. Also, while I really love anime and it's art style it's just not for me. Also, it's not a problem that you're not a fan of not very realistic styles. Everyone has their own veiws on art and that isn't a bad thing. Again, thank you so much for this critique I really apreciate it.Hug 
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Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw you're welcome :hug: Im glad I could help!
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