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01 August 2004 @ 07:56 pm
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Just one of those things that hit me.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
Not to be rude, or anything, but you really should take some art lessons before you post your work on a public community. You're rather good at cg colouring but beyond that - no. Just no.
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: Stupid childbleedingsand on August 1st, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Sign in or sign your name, then we'll talk. Until then, you appear to be a coward whose comments I will not take seriously.
billypilgrim on August 1st, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
Very nice coloring, but do you mind if I tell you some constructive critiscm?

The main thing that irks me with your art is the faces, not the facial structure, that's right. But you might work on making the features perportiante. Try and build a better more descive work with the eyes. Pupils are round, and the eyes around them are somewhat too. Even if the eyes are soemwhat closed, try and emphasize that, other wise, it looks like his eyes aren't finished. And the nose, even know it's "anime style" (This took me many years to learn this.) doesn't mean it doesn't look like a real nose. The bud of the nose should be a a little round, and then, in perportion in the rest of the face. The detail with the hair and the body are great, but you should try making outlines a little more equal in thickness. And with the hand, the thumb is short and stubby, and try and add more bulk to your fingers.

These are just my suggestions, take them or leave 'em.
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on August 1st, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
Proportions are my worst enemy. You have not seen my first drawings of Lina Inverse (main character of Slayers). But I have gotten better. The proportion suggestion you have is a good one, and I have tried playing with that in my sketches in the margins of my notes. But I have not figured out how to make it work as of now, so the finished products will look like that until I finally figure it out. But again, it's a good suggestion and it's one I should pay close attention to.

I will take your fingers idea to heart. I have small, slender fingers, but I should know not everyone has fingers like mine. Ed, being male, will have thicker fingers than my little female fingers. Thank you for that suggestion! That is one I needed to hear.

This is a style opinion. I like changing between 2 px brush for the outline of the rest of the body and having a 1 px brush for the hair. I think the 1 px brush gives the idea that the part I use it on is more fine and wispy than the rest of the body. If my intention is getting lost, then I still will not change because it looks very jagged if I use a 1 px brush for everything, and the hair looks wrong if I use a 2 px brush.

Thank you so much for your comments.
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE!shinraisei on August 1st, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
This is a style opinion. I like changing between 2 px brush for the outline of the rest of the body and having a 1 px brush for the hair. I think the 1 px brush gives the idea that the part I use it on is more fine and wispy than the rest of the body. If my intention is getting lost, then I still will not change because it looks very jagged if I use a 1 px brush for everything, and the hair looks wrong if I use a 2 px brush.

I personally stay with one brush size for lines unless I need to switch for small details like solid shadows, croshatches, lines for lineart shading. Sometimes I even use a big size brush then use the eraser tool to give the lines some variety (like from thick on some ends to thin on other ends).

Switching between an entire px in brush size in my opinion distorts your lines depending on the style you're trying to achieve in your picture.

Do you use a tablet or a mouse when you draw? Because if you use a tablet its easier to change the thickness of your line without changing the size of the brush mouse is harder since there's no way of changing your thickness(unless you want to make your mouse a ufo...o_o).
(You know, the whole 'press down harder and your lines are darker/thicker' and 'lift up a bit and you get thinner lines'? It applies to both paper and computer drawing =) )
Oh and what art programme do you use?
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on August 1st, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
Tablet, Adobe Photoshop Elements. Lighter strokes just mean the lines are lighter. The size does not change. Then again, I have a Wacom tablet we got for my sister's... mm... 16th birthday, I believe. At least two years ago, probably more. We don't upgrade easily.

If I try erasing, which I have done, it looks kinda weird. Then again, I change the hardness to about 60-70% for the brush and have a hardness of 100% for the eraser.
Either love me or leave me alonesyphonboa on August 1st, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
Id say loosen up a little with your strokes. the lines are little stiff and jagged. Also could you warn if you are putting up guro, thats not really my thing. :)
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: Canta per me (Riku)bleedingsand on August 1st, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
My strokes are pretty light. What I tend to do is use several strokes for, say, a limb. You don't want to see if I use one stroke. It would be very ugly. Either would narrow down to a pinprick, or would widen out too far.

And I have to confess I have no idea what "guro" is. But since this is the most comments I've had for my art recently, I should leave warnings off more often.
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE!shinraisei on August 1st, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
Elements? snazz. k, tip: (I have Elements too but I use openCanvas for computer-related reasons.)
after that pointless jibberjabber sentence,
If you do rough sketches before you do your lineart here's what I do:
-Zoom in as much as possible to the rough (not too close xD)
-Pick the brush tool (?) choose say, 3 or 5px. If you hate those two numbers you can click on the thumbnail of the brush and change the size to say a 2.
-create a new layer on top of the rough
-sketch while zoomed. Zoom out occaisionally to see how your picture looks if you want to.

For me, this way I get cleaner, straighter lines. If I work on 100% zoom my lines look somewhat straight but not as good as they should be.
I wonder if what I said made any sense >>;.<~~usually doesn't make sense with explanations
I'll try and clarify if you want ^^

BTW, airbrush in Photoshop to me is the devil...(cuz the flowthingy doesn't work in my favor nor does the Photoshop airbrush as a matter of fact) Try solid shading with the brush tool (with two levels not one ;) ). Tip for solid shading: *waves little clock in front of your eyes* Use layers cuz, they are your FRIEND...your Friend..your friend... If you want to see how some do solid shading, I could fetch the link to the animation of an oekaki I did with pixel solids (Same as brush solids just not as pixely XD)

Guro...hmm..bloodyness? o_o;

Lookat all the help you're getting, girl! =D
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on August 1st, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC)
I do all of that. I use layers like no one's business. I do a rough sketch on one layer, decrease opacity to 50%, then add a new layer on top. Then I zoom in and start on the meat of the picture. I'll often use two or three layers on top of that if I know I'll need to erase something because it'll interfere with the line I just put down, and it's so close together that I don't want to mess up the line I just drew. Then I zoom out and hide my rough sketch layer. Once that looks halfway decent, I start on color. One layer for skin, one or two for clothes, one for hair and eyes, and for my recent spat of bloody pictures, one for the blood. Check to see if coloring is good, erase where needed, merge layers, delete rough sketch layer, save as .jpg.
Either love me or leave me alonesyphonboa on August 2nd, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
I love the airbrush! what are you talking about :P

heres an airbrushed piece by me:


lesbian yellow-sourfruit: guro by invadersporkcrocoduck on August 1st, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)
Guro is short for the engrish-said version of the word gross, "gurosu." I usually means excessive blood, missing limbs, extreme fetishes... anything that would make a normal person say "gross!" :D