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Riemea Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Hi!

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SlurExe97 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I just got a set of grey alcohol markers, and I decided to come back to an old drawing that was never finished since it was too hard. It's my first time using markers - what advice can you give me with them? I know I screwed up a bit on the cloak trying to add too much after it's dried. Is my shading on the clothes okay, and does it look too "dead" since it's pretty much just grey? It's meant to be a mixed media drawing, so it's not problem to overlay colour pencils on it. I'm using this old one as a reference. Thanks!
Untitled by SlurExe97
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Riemea Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it depends on what look you're going for. Basically, you can build up colour in two ways:
1) Starting with a lighter colour, adding a darker colour, and going over the parts you want to blend with the lighter colour again until you get the desired level of blending. (rinse and repeat)
2) Starting with a darker colour, adding a lighter colour, and going over parts you want to blend with the lighter colour again until you get the desired level of blending. (rinse and repeat)

A video I found very useful for markers is this one (works for any alcohol based markers): www.youtube.com/watch?annotati…

If you want to achieve the typical blended marker look, you could also give a colourless blender a try. As the name suggests, it helps with blending, especially for light colours (e.g. for skin tones). www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZcLpZ…

There's a lot of experimenting you can do with markers as well though, like in this tutorial: marker techniques: alcohol

And I think the texture of the cloak adds to the drawing and contrasts nicely with the smooth look of the rest of the clothes.
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SlurExe97 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Thank you! The video clears up some things I found out experimenting :) (Smile)
I've been doing it the first way, it doesn't feel right to block out an entire area with a dark colour first.
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OhFraise Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi! ^^ I'm having a hard time shading real faces, this one feels off. Can you tell me what the problem is / what I can improve on?
Also, any thoughts on how to make the colors better / adjustments?
  
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KinSyke Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! This is very beautiful, She looks so metallic its awesome :) 
Two things that do look a bit odd on her face are the lips/chin and nose. 

The light isnt hitting enough area in the middle of the bridge on the nose, is you extend the light over to your right just a tad I think it would help.

The lips and chin feel like they are on one plane, as if they were painted on, if this is the look you were going for, (say a robot or something) then great no problem! If not, I would use the light to show different depths by curving the light around the lips...places more protruded curve the light slightly more outward.

Im in no way an expert on painting or anything, but it was just what I was able to notice. Otherwise this piece is just outstanding <3 Keep up the good work!
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OhFraise Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Argblfg hi!! Thank you SO much! <3
Oh, I see, I didn't think of it that way before :shocked: That actually makes sense now!!

Nose bridge: so I should add more light!
Lip and chin area: OH so that's why I felt that!! Thank you! By curving the light "around the lips", do you mean I should add more highlights ON the lips? Or add shadows under? ^^
Again, TYSM for your help <3 You are so incredible and kind Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] <3    
 
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KinSyke Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem I’m glad I could be of help!
By around the lips I mean add more light to the more “meaty” parts...since they are out more more light will hit them if that makes sense. So the biggest part of the lips would be where the light curves around the most. Adding a bit more shadow would help, but since you have such a strong light source it should be ok? But if it seems too flat after adding that extra light then yes definitely add shadow under the lips :)
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OhFraise Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
I tried to apply your tips on my latest piece, and I already feel like there's an improvement!!
Thanks again :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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KinSyke Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! Glad you could improve :)
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DemonicKing101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on anatomy, posing and expressions. Any clear aspects that need significant improvement?
Minara The Artist by DemonicKing101
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TigRaidoXXX Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there :)
The aspects you were interested in...
 - Anatomy
Not bad in general. I see a problem with the human girl proportions: she doesn't look like a child to me, more like some sizes were descreased, while others were not. Her whole shape (both body and face) remain more grown-up, while the head size implies she's 10-12 years old....
The vamp looks proportional, except for a slightly short left arm. Her muscular build looks more or less good (you can check the muscle refs every now and then, but nothing sticks out at once, unless one specifically looks for mistakes). So I'd say you have grown-up female bodies covered.
Ouch. She also has 4 fingers - was that intentional?

 - Posing
Both poses are nicely done. The girl looks a bit nervous and expectant, the vamp - slightly frustrated and kinda show-off :) I think that fits the text description :) their gestures are captured just right. I can almost see movement, like this is a frame from a video.

 - Expressions
Again, a good, solid work. I can say you might have problem with facial proportions (low foreheads and too flat profiles), but the expressions themselves work well. The vamp looking like she is curious, but acts cool and not caring about a thing, and the girl's face, worrying what would the other woman say about the picture. That's cool!

Overall I think the way you express emotions through gesture and mimic makes this a solid, quality work in cartoon style. The anatomy is an aspect to work on, but it's something you can master after some practice.
I can also suggest you look into color combinations (both picking basic colors, and fitting colored objects together to form a unified color scheme). So far (in my eyes) it needs improvement the most here.

Hope you find some use in this feedback. You're doing good! 
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DemonicKing101 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't often draw children so your input is very helpful! And indeed the four fingers is intentional.

Glad to know I'm doing well so far in posing/expressions, and I really appreciate your points on the anatomy and color. Your insight will not go unheeded, thank you!Bolin icon salute 
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TigRaidoXXX Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know this is helpful to you.
Keep it up Facebook Thumbs Up Icon 
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PandixArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
hi! any thoughts on how I could improve this? I'm not really sure about how I feel about the left arm :/
Fox boyy by PandixArt
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KinSyke Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there!
(Im assuming you mean his left his left and not our left)
The left arm looks weird because of the angle mostly, it doesnt seem to wrong anatomy wise? But it just appears to be shorter and not bent. 

I would recommend changing the angle slightly, it not only makes that arm a bit more clear but also can make a drawing more interesting! 
In particular, I would turn the shoulders to right slightly, as well as the whole body but focus on the shoulders a bit more. (dont be afraid to hide the right arm behind the torso slightly!) Along with that bend the arm out a bit more 
 
If you want a bit more of an edgy vibe with the stance, playing around with the legs can help with that but also looking at reference of people standing in the way you want or just taking a picture of yourself in the stance!
Hopefully this was helpful, Keep up the good work! :)
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PandixArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
oohhhhhh thanks so much!!!
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KinSyke Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem I’m glad I could help!
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DemonicKing101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a good focus for you is to practice with smoother/cleaner linework.  Thumbs Up 
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MeemozeThe1jester Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any improvement to make it look better? Like make his emotion more raw? 
Ace of Spades by MeemozeThe1jester  
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Yuntoko Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The emotion is already really good! The body language of his hands adds a lot to the expressiveness of the drawing.
I would recommend making the lines overall thinner in the future, so they aren't that prominent anymore. At the moment those thick, black lines distract a bit from the face itself. For example, it would be easier to see the eyes and therefore read his expression if the glasses and lines around the tears would be less noticeable.
Another suggestion is that instead of blurring the background you could just lower the contrast. It's important to make the background a bit softer, so the character can stand out, but in my opinion, the blurry coloring on the flags doesn't fit the drawing style of character or the playing card feel as a whole. By using desaturated colors as well as lowering the contrast you could achieve the same effect while keeping your image consistent.
Hope this makes sense!
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MeemozeThe1jester Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, this drawing is supposed to be a gift for a friend so I want to make it as perfect as it can be! 6ω6
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Yuntoko Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Do your best~ :D (Big Grin)
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Purple-Zebra-Product Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
How can I make her hair still thick, but look more "flowey?" At the moment it looks more like a mass than flowing hair to me.
The Armless Maiden (Tales Told Villain) by Purple-Zebra-Product
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KinSyke Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
He there!
I would maybe recommend adding a few stray hairs? Mostly on that left hair part, her head is tilted so the hair will fall a bit more way from her face. For the most part it looks fine, really all you need to do to show that is by adding some hair flowing slightly away from the "mass" at the end of the hair. Adding some spaces between the strands is a big part of making hair look a bit more flowy!
(Also ignore that random orange line DAMuro is awful lol)
Hopefully I didnt change the look you were going for, but you can apply this same concept to any loose style really.
This is just to help sort of helps guide you, really I just add little bits until it looks right to me, just keep in mind the general direction the hair should follow :)
Either way this is a really neat piece keep up the good work! <3
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Purple-Zebra-Product Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Many thanks for the advice! ^.^ I'll definitely try out giving her more flyaways!
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Ember-Akumi Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Arachnimancer by Ember-Akumi  I've been thinking of ways the make the webbing look more, web-like. I'm wondering, should I have changed the linework color to a grayish purple, blue, or something like that? Some help would be awesome for linework in my future work! Thank You~!
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Purple-Zebra-Product Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Spider webs are typically very transparent, thin, and sticky, so maybe it'd help to make some of the lineart a light grey, and then add on some dew to make it shiny. They're usually not so well kept and sag a tad so maybe making to skirt sag more and wrap it around her waist so it looks like it's sticking to her. 
Hope I could be helpful! :)
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Ember-Akumi Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great idea! I'm currently doing a set of 3 wizards who were transformed by their magic. I'll keep stuff like that in mind when I do the Wizard Morphed by Necromancy. Want to make them like a spectre or lich.
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Purple-Zebra-Product Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! I'm glad I could be of help :)
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Ember-Akumi Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
yea ^.^ TY
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StormPawz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm well I do get a childish feel at the end and you did that part very well having her splash water, but the other one seems more serious. 

As for the beginning usually children are more obvious, so unless you are explaining the area, situation or event, don't use such big words, or be too descriptive (but be careful not to make it boring either by repeating words or using boring ones like okay, sure, maybe too much. Hope that was some help. 
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CreativeMilitary Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional Writer
Thank you!
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Riemea Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

If you would like an answer, please include a specific question. Example questions are:
  • I know something is wrong with the chin of the person I'm painting, but I don't know what it is exactly and how to fix it?
  • I finished this piece, but now I'm not sure about the colours. Can someone tell me if they work together?
  • I don’t think the composition of my photograph is quite right. Is there a way I can crop it to improve it?
This will help our members provide answers for you on a more targeted, personal level. It's easier to help you if we know, specifically, what you're looking for. :)

On the other hand, if you'd like more general feedback, you may be more interested in submitting to our gallery (requires constructive commenting) or our favourites (no comments required).

Let me know if you have any questions! I'm happy to help. :love:
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ArteNazrd Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
actually i dont have specific question in my mind
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Riemea Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Then maybe try out Comment Tag or submit to our gallery or favourites. :)
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HeiwaMegami Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Male Anarchy by HeiwaMegami

I was practicing alot of what I learned about anatomy on this piece. I'm still having problems figuring out how to shade to give muscle definition and shape. How would I go about it? I would love some advice!
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Yuntoko Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depending on how realistic you want your image to look, there are a number of ways to improve what you already have:
  • More contrast. The darker you shadows and the brighter your highlights, the more realistic your image will generally look. When working in pencil you can use a black colored pencil to get that extra bit of darkness.
  • Draw form, not shape. You will have to think of the body, arm, muscles, well basically everything as three-dimensional forms in order to shade them correctly. You should be able to realistically shade simple forms like cubes and spheres before moving on to something complex as the human body. If you don't know how to do this, practice that like right now! Think about the light direction, the cast shadows, all that difficult stuff. :D (Big Grin) 
  • Shade the largest form first. Think of the arm as a cylinder and shade that first, then refine the shading with respect to the bumps created by the individual muscles.
  • Draw shadow shapes. To give a drawing form you want to clearly separate areas that are lit from those that are in shadow. This will add definition to the muscles (Well, depending on how good you know your perspective and anatomy of course). In the shadows, there will be no value that's lighter than the darkest value in the lit area. Shadow shapes are also really important for more stylized drawings because simple, interesting shadow shapes will always look good, even when they're not realistic.
  • Edges: It's important to pay attention where you need smooth shading and where there is a harder edge between two areas of shading. Especially for muscles, it's important to have some hard edges (Where you're using lines right now), instead of making everything look smooth.
  • Learn about different lighting effects: There are things like indirect light and ambient occlusion that you will need to pay attention to when trying to draw really realistic.
  • Sharp lines will always flatten your image. If you want photorealism you'll have to get rid of them entirely and convey form only through shaded areas of value, otherwise, you can vary the darkness and/or thickness of the lines to show a bit more three-dimensionality. Darker areas should have bolder lines, lines around lit surfaces should be lighter.
  • You probably know this already, but doing life drawing and still life really help a lot when it comes to practicing shading.
  • When it comes to shading it's important to note that good shading takes a LONG time. Don't rush it, instead keep working on the shading, slowly building up tone until your satisfied with the result.

If you want to learn more I can recommend you some good resources:
Shading anatomy (pretty realistic, but even for more stylized drawings this gives you  a good foundation): www.proko.com/how-to-shade-a-d…
Common mistakes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrHfrn…
In case you need to brush up your perspective and sense for 3d space: drawabox.com

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HeiwaMegami Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the advice, this all helps so much! I never thought of doing still life to help with shading, but it makes total sense so I'll definitely been drawing some pieces soon to practice!
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StormPawz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well assuming your not going for All MIght type shading your not doing bad at all All Might ~ Pro Hero! 
Make sure to add darker spots in the main crevices, and areas with lines to give  a bold sorta pop, since I noticed you went a bit light on that. 
Keep it up :D
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HeiwaMegami Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you! This helps a ton! Hug 
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hysteria by crazy4anime09

I tried doing foreshortening to show that he is bending his torso forward and that his elbows are bent back behind him, but I had a hard time figuring out how to draw them so his pose ended up looking like he was standing up straight and his arms look flat. How could this be fixed so his pose would look better? ^^

Also, could you comment on it instead of here? It's just so I'll be able to go back and find it later on, but you don't have to if you don't want to. Thanks for the help! :D ^^
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Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Commented on the deviation :) 
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart: ^^
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Riemea Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re very welcome!
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