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How do you do? Can you give me feedback..?

#1 Post by Crystaline Spade » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:13 pm

How do you do? Can you give me feedback..?
Alright, as you might've guessed I'm a total newb here.(Waiting for the sharks to eat me alive...)
I've pretty much always loved drawing, writing, anime and JRPGs. (thus my interest)

First off I want feedback for,
Is my art fit for this sorta thing?
Should I try and offer my services?
What do you personally think of my art?
And other (So I cover everything)

So sorry if the images didn't come out well...
I hope I'm doing this right...
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Shocker close-up.JPG
Shocker, made on a whim.
C D E.JPG
Yes... this is just a random dragon.
Acid 1.jpg
This is my own creation, Acid.
He is so cool...
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Re: How do you do? Can you give me feedback..?

#2 Post by SundownKid » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:24 pm

Crystaline Spade wrote: First off I want feedback for,
Is my art fit for this sorta thing?
Pretty much any art style works as long as you're skilled enough an artist. At least if you're talking about a hobbyist production. However as detailed below, you will want digital (and most likely, colored and shaded) art to make a game.
Should I try and offer my services?
Right now you would probably not get any commissions/response, since your art isn't digital. Most games usually have digital art made on a graphics tablet. You can probably get one cheap from Monoprice if you are interested in learning. Alternatively, you can scan your lineart and color it digitally after converting it to black and white high contrast lines. But photos of art are pretty much impossible to put in a game, it will have to be scanned. I've also heard of scanner apps for phones if you can't get a scanner.

Also you have no portfolio examples of colored art, which is also pretty much required.
What do you personally think of my art?
It's not bad, in a cartoony way. But since it's only a sketch, there's not that much to critique. I think it lacks variation - there are no realistic pieces or anything drawn from reference. These are pretty much required to advance as an artist, currently you are just drawing things from memory which leads to them all having a similar style.

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#3 Post by Crystaline Spade » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:41 pm

Thanks for already responding!
I've been meaning to get a scanner...
And I'm trying to learn how to color my artwork.
What do you mean reference?
I'm self taught and don't understand some of the things your saying. Sorry!(By self taught I mean I've never even tried to learn how to do anything from any type of source...)
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#4 Post by SundownKid » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:52 pm

Crystaline Spade wrote:Thanks for already responding!
I've been meaning to get a scanner...
And I'm trying to learn how to color my artwork.
What do you mean reference?
I'm self taught and don't understand some of the things your saying. Sorry!(By self taught I mean I've never even tried to learn how to do anything from any type of source...)
Reference meaning copying (not tracing) a reference photo, or drawing an actual object from vision. You might want to get some art books on anatomy and such, I'm sure people have recommended some in other art threads. A book or tutorial on general art might also help if you simply learned by memory alone and not any sort of technique.

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#5 Post by Crystaline Spade » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:49 pm

Oh, if that's all a resource is does this count?
I drew it from tsubasa reservoir chronicles.
And zombie powder(by Tite Kubo)
(I draw a lot of fan art just by looking at an image)
And yes I looked at an image but I didn't trace it!
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This one I drew from zombie powder. In middle school.
Bloody Kurogane.jpg
This is a little old... I made it two years ago.
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#6 Post by MaiMai » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:22 am

Crystaline Spade wrote:Oh, if that's all a resource is does this count?
I drew it from tsubasa reservoir chronicles.
And zombie powder(by Tite Kubo)
(I draw a lot of fan art just by looking at an image)
And yes I looked at an image but I didn't trace it!
That's okay. Referencing from other artists and seeing how they draw in their style is one way to help develop and improve on what you want to draw (aka stylized stuff like western cartoons, anime, etc.)

But it WON'T help you become better at drawing. What SundownKid is implying (or pretty much outright stating) is that you need to actually learn the basics. You need to get to start from square one instead of jumping ahead and trying to draw without really knowing what you're doing.

In this post for Art Resources there's a list of fundamentals. If you specifically want to draw characters/people, you should read up on the basics of anatomy. That way, when you choose an anime/manga style to draw in you're able to break the rules because you know them.
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#7 Post by Crystaline Spade » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Here's some more art.
One is just for fun.
Can you guess which?
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Mari the Silver Dragon.JPG
What's this.JPG
Give it your best!.JPG
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#8 Post by Crystaline Spade » Sun May 04, 2014 2:43 pm

I have some new art!
Tell me what you think.
And don't forget to check out my DA!
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Ren and Raya Close up.JPG
Mikuo and Rinto Fight.JPG
Floting.JPG
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#9 Post by MaiMai » Sun May 04, 2014 6:37 pm

Lined paper is okay for doodles, but I suggest you get a sketchbook with blank white paper so you can draw more seriously.
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#10 Post by pineapplepocky » Mon May 19, 2014 10:50 pm

to answer your questions:
Is my art fit for this sorta thing?
>I don't know, is it? People will look for the type of art they think is right. Somewhere out there in this world someone might, but it's not a definite yes/no thing at the moment.

Should I try and offer my services?
>Unless you get a method to scan your work in and not just take photos of it, you should step back a bit. And drawing on printer paper will bring you to a higher standard than line paper right now. Line paper is for practice stuff, like buildings, perspective, and doodles. White paper is more for the aesthetic of not seeing a bunch of blue lines run down the page on your drawings.

What do you personally think of my art?
>Personally, I think you should get a scanner.

And other: If you insist on taking photos of your work, do it in natural daylight instead of indoor lighting. It's easier to see work and white balance will be better.

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