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  • #108521
    Esmeralda Gramilton
    @esmeralda-gramilton

      @naiya-dyani That’s perfectly okay!! (uwu!)

      “No-one can judge your worth; They can only influence the judgement of your worth.” ~Elysso

      #108538
      The Fledgling Artist
      @the-fledgling-artist

      @urwen-starial Hey, sorry for the late reply! Usually, I like to go over and trace someone’s work to help give me an idea of how to best critique it. Otherwise, problems don’t always stick out to me. So I’ll try to get a decent critique done for you asap! :3

      "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

      #108540
      Urwen Starial
      @urwen-starial

        @the-fledgling-artist

        Thanks. I appreciate it!

        "Peace in our time. Imagine that."

        #108557
        The Fledgling Artist
        @the-fledgling-artist

        Okay so, since you traced it so exact to the original, there isn’t actually a lot I can say that would be specifically critiquing you, as opposed to critiquing the original artist’s work. However, there is a lot I can say about how to effectively trace.

        Before I get into that though, there was one thing about your piece I thought worth mentioning. The way you shaded the hair reads kind of confusingly. Highlights and shadows are what inform the viewer as to your subject’s form, so when they’re put in without allowing the object’s form to inform where you place them, it reads in a confusing way. It almost looks like it’s metallic because of how shiny it is/because my brain doesn’t know how else to read the form. -because otherwise, it doesn’t look like a 3d form draping from the scalp, it looks like a 1d shape. 🙂

        In the interest of time, I didn’t repaint all the hair, but maybe this gives you some idea of what I’m talking about?? The highlights usually catch the apex of the bending form, eg, if you hold a banana, imagine that as being the same shape as this clump of hair. The part of the banana that is closest to you would catch more light (except this is opening a whole nother can of worms, because banana’s obviously don’t reflect light the same way hair does.) whilst the ends that curve away from you wouldn’t catch as much light.
        (to be continued, lol)

        "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

        #108559
        Urwen Starial
        @urwen-starial

          @the-fledgling-artist

          Thanks! That helps a bunch! Highlighting and shadows are my worst enemy!!!! XD XD I always have troubling figuring out where to put it. XD XD

          "Peace in our time. Imagine that."

          #108561
          The Fledgling Artist
          @the-fledgling-artist

          @daeus-lamb my original post didn’t go through, and whenever I try to repost it, it still doesn’t go through. Do you know if i’m doing something wrong?

          "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

          #108650
          Urwen Starial
          @urwen-starial

            @mayacat

            For you, one adorable orange ball of fluff!

            "Peace in our time. Imagine that."

            #108857
            The Fledgling Artist
            @the-fledgling-artist

            …I shoulda done this sooner, but here’s the rest of my critique.

            I think whilst tracing is a really helpful way to learn, it can be significantly less effective if done the wrong way. Most people seem to trace in a way that I’d consider an ineffective way. For a while, I did too.  If you want me to expound on how most people trace, I can, however, I’m assuming you (and everyone else who’s reading this) already know, because that’s just the way most people naturally trace. (butyeah, can explain more on that if you want me to.)

            A more effective way to trace is to go in and trace-over, except do so specifically looking for shapes/ways to simplify the original drawing in a way that you can recreate it. Copying line for line doesn’t teach your brain nearly as much as hunting for shapes. It’s kinda like learning how to draw the puzzle pieces so you’ll know how to put them together in your finished drawing.

            If you’re doing it digital, then it’s really helpful to lower the opacity on the image you’re going to trace. If you’re not sure how to do that, feel free to ask. Ik it varies from drawing program to drawing program, but i’ll see if I can help you out. (If anyone is wondering about how this process translates to traditional, we can have another conversation, haha.)

            When you look for shapes, Specifically, look for shapes you can easily recreate. (The kinds of shapes I see and simplify may be completely different than the kinds of shapes that come naturally to you. I think that’s important to point out. Based on style, people break things down into slightly different shapes. So don’t feel like your shapes need to be like anyone else’s. x3)

            "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

            #108859
            The Fledgling Artist
            @the-fledgling-artist

            -I’m having trouble uploading my process pictures, so I apologize. I’ll try them again later, but for whatever reason SE doesn’t seem to like my png files. Hopefully, that kinda makes sense without the visuals?? Lemme know if you have any questions. C:

            "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

            #108917
            Urwen Starial
            @urwen-starial

              @the-fledgling-artist

              Thanks for all the tips! They’re very helpful.

              "Peace in our time. Imagine that."

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