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Want some Brutally Honest critique? It's free!

:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Felt like critiquing some art here on dA. I'm currently an art student at the College for Creative Studies and have to undergo regular lengthy critique sessions, and I feel that dA could desperately use some of it.

That, and I think that it's rather dumb that you have to be a premium member to receive an "official" critique on this site.

So, post away!
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illastrat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
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rockscorp Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
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harusame Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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kurawr Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist


only my third painting. thanks for lookin'! :)
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
My recent infrared photos:





Enjoy! :wave:
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kila-ibyao Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure if you are still offering critiques, but I would love to hear your input.
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Breakaway13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
sure, i'd love for a brutal critique :D
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Dewm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
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ConditorLegis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there, I could use some brutally honest critique on this one.
Thanks!
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MagicalViper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some critique is welcome :)

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kurawr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

thanks for lookin' :)
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TwoStripTechnicolor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, gimme the works!

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noxxut Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For now, until I get the hands on some books on basically everything when it comes to painting and drawing, I'd using 3D software to create the images mostly to get the sense of composition and some balance in the scenes for now. So if you could take a look at one of it would be great appreciated.:)
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PaintingSaint Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
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finkgraphics Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will appreciate the harshest of critiques you have for me. Thank you!

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Uikri Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Be mean to me on an MOC of your choosing :iconiloveitplz:
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thedailywulfy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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sarroora Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Can you critique me, too? I really need it.

(aside from the crappy shading, that is:P)



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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I think the shading looks fine, just use different colors, like muted purples and reds, instead of a darker version of the base color.
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sarroora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you!:rose: I intend to practice doing that today, God Willing.
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TamalasGhost Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Kalmek182 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Critique Away! :) :) :)
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templep2k2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Digital Artist


The first intentionally doesn't focus on the characters and the second one is meant to be washed out, just a heads-up. I also know the suit of armor looks plenty awkward in the first one. u_u;;; Blargles. I really need work on my impressionalism.
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AbsolutelyRidiculous Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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m-AliceM Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you critique photomanipulations as well? If yes, I`d appreciate feedback on one of these:
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AviadMay Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
As I've said before, I'd stray away from rendering individual eyelashes, and instead mass them iin in one bigger shape.

The hair on the Lana piece looks really good, and the likeness seems right. I just suggest to get some cast shadows in there, or at least a more distinct light source. Everything on her face seems very soft, and could use a bit more definition.
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CommnderShepard117 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you want me to critique the picture, or the writing itself?

I don't feel like I can critique writing myself. I've written a good deal of essays and reviews, but I'm not the best judge of prose or fiction, besides just critiquing the grammar.
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LiamLockheart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist


I try to draw in my own style by looking at photographs, so don't hit me with the whole "You need to study photos" thing, I've already got that covered :D
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Alrighty, actually I don't usually recommend people to laboriously study photos. They're useful, but I'd suggest to draw from life, and from there, figure how to draw from memory.

But enough of that. :)
I think you've got a pretty good picture here, the line quality's nice and the anatomy's pretty sound. I'd suggest to add a few more areas of contrast and darker value. But it really depends on what you want to emphasize. Whether it be the girl's eyes, or whatever.

But nice piece!
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LiamLockheart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments and for the tips, I'm not really sure what I think would be best to emphasize. I was thinking of doing a line art and then coloring this, and I was thinking of maybe using slightly thicker lines for the girl and the snake-dragon, and slightly thinner lines for the dragon in the background, but I wasn't really sure about the idea.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
That would be a good idea. It'll help to reduce the competition for dominance.
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Xaralta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013


Could you critique the first fullbody panel in this? I feel as if that part is my best fullbody work.

Also, some input on my doodle style:



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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I think your anatomy could use some work. It's decent, but I feel that its lacking in structure. I personally suggest to draw the unclothed form first, then fit the clothes over it, that way the drapery is more convincing. There's this awesome figure instructor, Andrew Loomis, and he has a bunch of books that I suggest every artist look though or read.
fineart.sk/photo-references/andrew-loomis-anatomy-books

Also, look up George Bridgman and Burne Hogarth. Do studies. Also, try to attend some sort of life drawing class, it's an invaluable experience.

Sketches look good. I'd encourage you to be looser. Show the inner forms and gestures to give them a really solid feeling.
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Xaralta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks! I can't afford a drawing class and am too young to drive, but I'll see if I can get some anatomy books.

I've been working on loosening up my sketches, as you're not the first one to mention about how stiff they tend to be. I used to be even stiffer than I am now.
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DrawDrone Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, i need some thoughtful critique on my first ever comic strip piece:

If I may ask for your thoughts on a couple of particural subjects:

1)Is the technical side of the strip good? As in - are the speech bubbles placed correctly? Aren't they taking too much space? Is my handwriting easy to read, or did you find yourself struggling when trying to read it? Is the composition of each frame clear?

2)Does the minimal/no shading work for comic strips like this, or should I invest more time in proper shading. Could simple one-tone shading work for stuff like this?

3)What do you think about the anatomy, body language and expressions - do they accurately convey what the characters are feeling/saying at the corresponding moments?

4)Was the joke easy to get, or did you find yourself trying to understand what the hell is going on?

5)Last but not least - do you feel the strip gives at least a minimal insight into the personalities of the characters starring in it?

Of course, critique whatever you find important to point out, but I would be really grateful if you could answer at least some of these questions.

Oh and it would be great if you posted your critique in the comment section too. I'm not gonna lie - like watching the comment count go up :D.

Thanks in advance.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure thing.
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alybaker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love some on this one

Thank you!
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd include some harder edges, because as of right now, the whole things looks too soft.

Sometimes less is more, and I think that some aspects could stand to be simplified, like the hair. Also, if you're going to draw from photos more, try to find photos with a more distinct light source, it will give more form to whatever you're drawing.
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alybaker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be sure to keep this in mind for my next drawing!
Thank you! :hug:
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solvag Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
The second one is too contrasty, You have her shaded almost like metal, with the same intensity of highlight everywhere. Tone the highlights down, and don't just right into blacks. Also, with the eyelashes, mass them in as opposed to rendering individual lashes, it'll look better that way.

I have a section about eyelashes in my tutorial, if you're interested.
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solvag Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thank you:)
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   General Artist
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
These are looking pretty good, I like the colors you've used. I don't feel like I can critique these much, as I don't have much expertise on fractals and the like.
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