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8th Dec 2010, 2:12 PM
So, I would just like some critique on my newest drawings. I know they're not that great, but i just wanted to share.
So, here's the first one. It's not anyone specific, just a person in general. I've drwan better faces since then, but they aren't scanned into my computer yet.
This is one I drew right after I got my new drawing pencials. And, I know the shadings pretty screwed up, but it's not that bad of a picture if I do say so myself :)
This one is inspired by Lord of the Rings. Yeah, i don't normally draw elves and stuff but this was drawn about 5 minutes after watching the first movie.
This one is one of my favorites. I really really like how the stones came out. This is the fireplace in my family room, and since it's getting colder here, it's bound to be on more and more.
This is another tree, but now the main focus is the swing. I hate the way the tree looks in this one, it's too block-like for me. But overall, it's an ok drawing.
And, last but not least is this drawing. It's one I drew after a really big fight with one of my friends. We don't even talk anymore, even after being friends for nine years, so after the fight I was crying and everything was pretty messed up. It's probably the most emotional drawing I have drawn, but that friendship meant a lot to me.
Thanks for looking at them if you got this far, I'd really love some feedback. Thanks again!
17th Dec 2010, 5:08 AM
keep drawing =)
17th Dec 2010, 7:06 AM
Oh, I can drawn like that. But somehow I've always thought I should never, never try to drawn again, and especially never let other people to see such a shameful pictures... or at least not leave my signature on it.
PS I do not try to troll in here, but mangaroo in the "disagree button" thread told me I should not touch disagree button unless I am ready to show my face and say my opinion openly.
PPS Stones on the fireplace is pretty decent though.
17th Dec 2010, 7:13 AM
So you decided to be sarcastic to mangaroo and take it out on unfortunate Maddie? In such a manner? I'm disagreeing with you here, man.
17th Dec 2010, 7:29 AM
You know, I am serious. I can really draw like that. And I consider myself a person who is not able to draw anything decent enough to show.
May I draw something and post in here so people would tell me I am a great artist?
I understand if Maddie was 10 years old or younger, then the pictures is quite normal. But I thought the registration is not allowed until you are 13.
PS Nothing personal for Maddie, though. Maybe she does great everything else.
17th Dec 2010, 12:13 PM
So what, are you not supposed to show your drawings unless you're a professional?
Btw Maddie, I really like your fireplace too. And the first tree. How ever I think they could be even better if you work a bit more with the shadings :)
17th Dec 2010, 12:27 PM
Sheesh. MadforSims, please don't pay attention to Lance's asshattishness. He's now been barred from the Creative Corner because the concept of "constructive criticism" seems to be beyond him.
Regarding your drawings, I think they're very nice! You have a good eye for proportion. The fireplace one is especially nice - perhaps because you were drawing from life? I rather like the thick, dark lines of the stones contrasted with the white space between them. Very stylized, in a neat way. :)
On future drawings, perhaps try to use a lighter hand - that is, sketch much lighter to begin with until you're sure of the line you want to create, and then go over it a bit darker, and then darker still. Sort of incremental steps. Drawing from a photo reference (or from life) helps a lot too. :)
17th Dec 2010, 6:11 PM
I like your drawings, MadForSims. Don't listen to that guy, he's so not right.
17th Dec 2010, 6:34 PM
I like these, especially the fireplace one. There is a lot of nice detail in the drawing. I really don't know what Lance is looking at as you can draw.
My advise is to do more observation work. I find it helpful to make your composition interesting, otherwise you can easily get bored. Try setting up objects overlapping each other, strongly lit from one side. This can be done by, during the day (better early morning) via natural sun light or a lamp. This enables a heaving tonal contrast so you can go to town with the shading. Remember, don't press down hard but make your dark shadows really dark and your highlights white (i.e. no shading). Observation drawing is tricky but practise makes perfect.
Oh, and remember to fill the page. Draw big and bold, baby. :)
I also love the imagination and creativity in your art. Never loose that.
17th Dec 2010, 10:25 PM
For 14 these are good, keep practising. I've always been technically very good at drawing but I've never really got the knack of injecting life or emotion into my artwork so I especially like your last pic because you've done a good job of doing what I could never do, keep up the good work :) I couldn't read all the writing but I kinda like that. I mean, the writing looks rushed and messy like it was written in anger/frustration. That along with the way it changes direction and how your drawing is all choppy and messy really portrays a feeling of desperate anguish and anger....to me anyway, I've never been very good at art critic so maybe I'm just talking rubbish or reading to much into it, lol. My only negative, if I had to give one is that the oversized cartoon tears kinda detract from the seriousness of the story behind the pic.
If you like drawing people one suggestion, which is something I did, is to get a hold of portrait books like the National Geographic ones and try to copy the pictures. Its a good way to practice drawing facial features and expresions which can be hard to master.
PS Sorry about you losing your friend. Hopefully one day she'll realise what she's lost but sometimes friends growing apart is just a sucky fact of life :(
18th Dec 2010, 5:21 AM
Thanks so so much for all the support everyone. I really, really, really appreiciate it. I'm so happy for all the advice. Haha, no I feel like going to draw to try all the new advice out. Too bad it's about 11:30 here...
As soon as I draw/scan a few more, i'll get them up. I;m going to my aunts in for the weekend, so maybe in the car ride there I can work on some more.
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