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Re: My art journey~ ((Critique please))

#46 Post by King-sama » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:39 am

Didn't post here since January lol

Anyways, here is something I did recently that I am proud of~ Inspired by rosuuri's art 8)
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#47 Post by King-sama » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:26 pm

Beach~
It turned out better than I thought it would XD
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#48 Post by King-sama » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:13 pm

Did different times~ o3o Doing sunset was the hardest
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#49 Post by King-sama » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:43 pm

Drew a sakura bonsai tree~
will make a rainy night and sunset later~
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and this is....well, you know
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#50 Post by King-sama » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:13 pm

Did this with different times, too~
sunset was the hardest again...
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Re: My art journey~ ((Critique please))

#51 Post by bosinpai » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:42 am

King-sama wrote:Did this with different times, too~
sunset was the hardest again...
There's a nice harmonic shape in this bonsai :)

I feel the lighting is unclear (lit from outside / from inside?). It looks like the bonsai is glowing rather than reflecting light. That worked for me in your previous bonsai post, but here with dimmer light this feels off.

(btw I keep seeing my nickname instead of "bonsai" when I glance at these picture titles ;))

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#52 Post by King-sama » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:29 am

bosinpai wrote:
There's a nice harmonic shape in this bonsai :)

I feel the lighting is unclear (lit from outside / from inside?). It looks like the bonsai is glowing rather than reflecting light. That worked for me in your previous bonsai post, but here with dimmer light this feels off.

(btw I keep seeing my nickname instead of "bonsai" when I glance at these picture titles ;))
It's supposed to be lit from the outside, I did dark multiply layer circle above the whole picture in the corners to make the tree the focal point and added a luminosity yellow layer an the middle. I will post a picture without these edits after a while and tell me if it works better

Thanks for your critique ^^ tho, I don't find it very helpful if you don't tell me suggestions to fix my mistakes or give me references that show what you mean exactly, only pointing the flaws won't help someone to improve, but I appreciate your efforts

(And I have always read your nickname as bonsai, too ^^' probably coz the first and last letters are the same)

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#53 Post by bosinpai » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:49 pm

This was more of a candid reaction following my first impression.
As opposed to: an analytical critique which one'd post after blinding oneself by looking too much at the picture and becoming as clueless as the artist seeking help hehe ;)

Which I am a bit now -- I can't decide between the 2 versions of the sunset set.
However, I can pinpoint that the middle (wooden) part of the window is 100%-pure-white, which probably influenced me into considering it either lit from the inside, or lit from the bonsai itself (since it's behind the bonsai). Same for the bottom of the window, to a lesser extent. These could be darker.
In addition it seems the bonsai's foliage is reasonably dense and not translucent, so such a backlit bonsai would more realistically look like this ^^
http://printsilike.deviantart.com/art/B ... -166467339
https://www.flickr.com/photos/geniusd50 ... 982934@N01

The filter-less version looks more realistic with darker values on the bonsai, but also less appealing.
I can't really say how to "fix" this, it depends on how much you want to push your artistic license.
I'd probably go myself with either a more clair-obscur version (like the 2nd picture), or modify the lighting. If I had the skills in the first place, I mean :mrgreen:

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#54 Post by King-sama » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:30 pm

bosinpai wrote:This was more of a candid reaction following my first impression.
As opposed to: an analytical critique which one'd post after blinding oneself by looking too much at the picture and becoming as clueless as the artist seeking help hehe ;)

Which I am a bit now -- I can't decide between the 2 versions of the sunset set.
However, I can pinpoint that the middle (wooden) part of the window is 100%-pure-white, which probably influenced me into considering it either lit from the inside, or lit from the bonsai itself (since it's behind the bonsai). Same for the bottom of the window, to a lesser extent. These could be darker.
In addition it seems the bonsai's foliage is reasonably dense and not translucent, so such a backlit bonsai would more realistically look like this ^^
http://printsilike.deviantart.com/art/B ... -166467339
https://www.flickr.com/photos/geniusd50 ... 982934@N01

The filter-less version looks more realistic with darker values on the bonsai, but also less appealing.
I can't really say how to "fix" this, it depends on how much you want to push your artistic license.
I'd probably go myself with either a more clair-obscur version (like the 2nd picture), or modify the lighting. If I had the skills in the first place, I mean :mrgreen:
First impression?? I have said that because people tend to point mistakes to me all the time (in general) and I feel if only they told me how to fix it it would have helped me so much ^^" tho, some stuff are easier to understand than others, probably depend on experience of a person
Your critique now IS very helpful! : ) I would have never known what you meant if you didn't describe it this way! thank you soo much, I appreciate you

I did this ver~ does it look better??
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#55 Post by bosinpai » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:33 am

OOoh I like it :)

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#56 Post by King-sama » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:12 am

bosinpai wrote:OOoh I like it :)
Thanks ^^

I tried to find a good image editor site and glad I found a good one (wasted my life..)

and played around with this
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#57 Post by King-sama » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:55 pm

Wow, I didn't post here since December. Actually, it's coz I didn't know whether I should continue posting here or not. DA has been too slow with me lately for some reason, so yeah, I am here again, hopefully I can improve on drawing

Made these doodles some days ago:
clouds1.png
did this in grey then added overlay layer on top of it to give it color
clouds2.png
did this in color dirictly

Photoshop is hard to control..
I really wanna be as good as Mocha from pixiv, or Tazihound and giaonp on Deviantart, but no motivation //sigh
will try to post more here, anyways

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Re: My art journey~

#58 Post by Steamgirl » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:04 am

Ooo, I have to say the bonsai in post #54 looks really really good! I prefer it over the subsequent one because the detail on the bonsai itself is less washed out from the lighting. I think I prefer the colours in #56 though.

Nice one with the cloud doodles. Did you use a custom brush for that? I do like Photoshop, although nowadays I use a mixture of PaintTool Sai and Photoshop, depending on what type of drawing I'm making. What tools do you use?

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#59 Post by King-sama » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

Steamgirl wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:04 am

Nice one with the cloud doodles. Did you use a custom brush for that? I do like Photoshop, although nowadays I use a mixture of PaintTool Sai and Photoshop, depending on what type of drawing I'm making. What tools do you use?
I downloaded brushes from DA for the clouds so I think it's a costum brush? I prefer Photoshop coz Painttool Sai doesn't have a wide variety of brushes that can be very unique like photoshop. Plus, I prefer to finish a whole drawing in one program instead of jumping from program to program. I prefer Painttool sai for pixel drawings coz it's easier to do it there than Photoshop

And about the tools, wacom bamboo pen and touch, Photoshop cs2

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#60 Post by King-sama » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:32 pm

This is a very old sketch I had of mushrooms (maybe two years old) and I just thought I would play with it today to get it over with?

This is the original:
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This is after using filters in Photoshop:
mushrooms.png
I really liked Exclusion blending mode because it gives that weird? unique? look of it. I would like to use it more if I would ever do a magical like backgrounds. (:

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