dogbomber asked: I would love to hear your thoughts on my work and what you think I can improve upon!
your work is really fabulous and i’m finding it hard to hone in on anything to really critique, but i did find a couple things!
What i love: your digital paintings are simplistic but eye-popping and well done, really love facial and body variation (your knight prompt series is a testament to superb and diverse design! <3), great poses and expressions, and you really push yourself with crazy perspective and implied action
What to be aware of:
- in these sketches, if the profile on the right belongs to the girl on the right, i would say bewaaare of the anime snout! so much of your art is still cartoony while having flourishes of anime influence, but certain shorthands— such as the profile snout— are kind of bad for turnarounds in designs. look at her face from the front— does it look like the same facial shape, chin and nose from the side?
- you do great facial variety, but still— beware of using the same jawline for every girl. it’s adorable! but also, when you use that geometric jawline with much softer features and realistic shading/depth, the result is kind of jarring. note: you absolutely have done loads of more unique jawlines— i’m just poking through some trends i’ve found in some pieces.
not a whole lot else to say.. your work is awesome and i’ve been super impressed with anything you’ve had time to post lately!
Thank you! I really appreciate your honest opinion. You’re right, I do tend to fall back to familiar facial shapes. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.
hey art peers and friends
hey have you ever reblogged one of those prompts that are like “send me asks about how i can improve, gimme critiques on anon!” and get an underwhelming amount of responses because ppl are still too soft-spoken/shy to come forward
how about this: if you want a critique on your work or even just some tips i could throw your way (constructively), send “critique me, please!” to my askbox any time. please specify if you’d like to keep it private.
if anyone else wants to try this by all means, i think part of building a good artistic community is learning to give thoughtful and specific criticism
(note: this is not and should never be considered an opportunity to tear down and humiliate your peers. if someone willingly comes to you (especially publicly) for help, they are placing a large amount of trust in you to behave with respect and a certain amount of compassion)