Thumbshare is a forum like this one, but when you ask people to comment you have to do the same for them.
When a moderator finds this here they shut it down, and say this is for thumbshare.
It really is.
That is what thumbshare is for.
This forums is for digital art so people can talk about issues on how to do digital art, like how to improve, and just talk about digital art. But, the purpose of this forums in separate from thumb share.
When people what to talk about digital art the come here, and even if some reply they are not here for judging art and being a critic. If they want to do that they would be in the Thumbshare forums.
If this topic was I need help with lighting, a lot of people might comment they need the same kind of help, but you get people that can help you improve your lighting.
So if this thread fades away without some critics on your art then you are just asking the wrong people.
I wanted to say something, but =AlanTheRobot pretty much nailed everything I could analyze off your art.
About the girl's eyes, it looked flat because of the angle of the eyelids; they're curving down a bit too much. The fingers are a bit flat - the joints aren't visible, and the fingers are unnaturally straight.
^^ thank you so much for taking the time to consider my work! <3 i totally see what you've pointed out :] I also noticed that the two aspects of my pieces that you've praised is related to the lighting, so i'll definitely be focusing on that a bit more in my future projects.
Yeah i see what you mean :] i've also noticed that the areas identified as the best are the less worried about areas. Take the mermaids face for example; i spent so much time worrying about how to make her look (e.g more manga-y or realistic?) that i uh- kinda forgot to include basic facial proportions (wow her ears are actually level with her CHIN? lol) So i recon the best tip is just to work on it and work on it until it looks eye catching and correct.
all the feedback i've had so far has been really helpful! thankyou so much!