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What I’l be doing in 2014

So 2014 is here and whats new?

I have no idea!  At least not about whats new. I know that this year I am going to be finishing some fan art, actually I hope to finish a lot of it. I have a ton of WIPS that where just ideas I never finished set aside in my “Do it later” pile. That pile is huge….

Thankfully, I’ve already started on this by finishing my blue pansy butterfly and my cute walking renamon. I know,  I know, the blue pansy is not fan art but it at least helps put a notch in my “do it later” pile.

The blue pansy butterfly. A Test using some different drawing paper. It was also good practice in that I have not used my pencil crayons in such a way for a really long time. I’m quite happy with this one.
Renamon. I just thought that this pose was cute, and I really love Renamon. She was such a cool character in Digimon.

 

I am quite happy with the way they both turned out. I think that this paper has worked out well with the rich and vibrant pencil crayons. Great practice for my blending. I will be sure to do this more often. This year I will probably be taking more of a break form Digital art though I am still going to be using it from time to time.

Acrylic painting “Jiggly Jelly”
Acrylic painting, “A Cold Winter Night”

 

Hmm Scenery would be another good thing to work on…

the list goes on and on, anyways.

this year you can expect to see more fan art and more traditional artwork being posted on my site.

Don’t forget you can check otu my gallery here or commission info here anytime., and you can get easy updates via

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Or you can contact me by E-mail: SamanthaLim@Sammacha.com

This outta keep me busy in between my job hunt. Until Next time

~Samantha Lim

 

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Who can join and What can I submit?

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Almost anyone can join. I am open to people of all skill levels submitting their art work for constructive criticism.

*If you would like to receive critique on your work you MUST be willing to critique the work of another person ON TIME!

You Must Read The Rules

to participate, please contact me at SamanthaLim@sammacha.com by the deadline stated on the schedule

If you just want to drop a comment feel free!log in

submitThis is open to people who draw, sketch or paint digitally or traditionally. All styles are welcome.

This is not for people who do photo-manipulations, photography,  sewing, creative writing,  crafts or 3D art.

Pictures do not need to be complete. Sometimes it is very valuable to receive critique on a picture before it is finished. this helps you to improve the overall finished project. However it must be clean ( not a ton of  messy scribbles) so we can see what you are trying to create. Its no use asking someone to critique a picture if they aren’t sure what you are trying to accomplish. Submit something worth while.

Don’t forget you can request Critique on a certain part of your drawing in particular.

DONT FORGET

  1. Post your own artwork. The reason for Crit night is not to see who is the best artist on the page, its to get an insight to how you can improve. DO NOT post artwork that is not your own. DO NOT post tracings or copies of other peoples work. we are looking for YOUR original artwork.I will accept fan art but it must not be a simple copy of  another piece, that would be copyright infringement. Using a reference picture is ok.
  2. Quality Pictures. Please submit quality pictures. This means using a scanner or taking quality photos or your artwork. We want to be able to actually see your artwork!
  3. Water Marks. I myself use a water mark on my artwork and I understand its purpose completely.  When you apply a watermark to your artwork please do it in a way which does not obstruct or distort the image (make the watermark fairly transparent).
  4. Permissions. Keep in mind that this is a PUBLIC BLOG. the public will be able to view all the images which you are allowing me to post for crit night. Please don’t submit things which are personal or contain personal information. By adding them to crit night you are allowing me to post them on my website and or blog for the purposes of Crit night (promotion, examples etc.)
  5. Sexual images and Pornography. Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. I understand nudity and sexual images but please submit what you would deem “tasteful.” To put it short and simple no hard core porn please! if your not sure please ask.
  6. Violence. Yet Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. Please no horribly graphic violent images.
  7. Offensive Images. No Overly offensive images such as very racist, religious or political images. Light humor and stereotypes are allowed.

 

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Rules

Rules

Please read the rules before joining crit night.

  1. Meet the Deadline. I will provide you with plenty of time to send me a link to your artwork and your critiques for the actual crit night. I understand that people are busy and have lives and I would give no less then a few months notice (unless there is an emergency). the time between when I send out the pictures to be critiqued and be posted will be around 2 weeks  and 1 week which will give me time to organize and create the post ( Yes, I have a life too!). Please understand that organizing and arranging things like this with people I may not have direct contact with can be difficult and time consuming. Please do your best to meet the deadlines set and communicate with me if you are unable to do so.
    See the Schedule
  2. Keep in touch. To have something like this be successful you need to keep in touch. Please use an E-mail which you actually look at, of add me on facebook or twitter so you can see when an E-mail has been sent. E-mail will be the key communication method used to send and receive everything that has to do with Crit Night.
  3. Constructive Criticism. We are looking for people to give constructive criticism. You must be willing to give constructive criticism on at least one picture to be eligible to have your picture with its critique posted.
  4. Submit Proper content. Please check the submission page to see what type of work is accepted. I have the right to reject or remove any art which is submitted.
  5. Use appropriate language. Nobody here is looking for a puddle of insults or a text message. This is open to people of all skill levels.  Which means people of different ages are able to contribute. Please use appropriate language and proper spelling when you send your critique. I will do my best to try and help filter this out but it is far to time consuming if I have to sit and read everything word for word before I can even get started on posting the material
  6. Post your own artwork. The reason for Crit night is not to see who is the best artist on the page, its to get an insight to how you can improve. DO NOT post artwork that is not your own. DO NOT post tracings or copies of other peoples work. we are looking for YOUR original artwork.I will accept fan art but it must not be a simple copy of  another piece, that would be copyright infringement. Using a reference picture is ok.
  7. Quality Pictures. Please submit quality pictures. This means using a scanner or taking quality photos or your artwork. We want to be able to actually see your artwork!
  8. Water Marks. I myself use a water mark on my artwork and I understand its purpose completely.  When you apply a watermark to your artwork please do it in a way which does not obstruct or distort the image (make the watermark fairly transparent).
  9. Permissions. Keep in mind that this is a PUBLIC BLOG. the public will be able to view all the images which you are allowing me to post for crit night. Please don’t submit things which are personal or contain personal information. By adding them to crit night you are allowing me to post them on my website and or blog for the purposes of Crit night (promotion, examples etc.)
  10. Sexual images and Pornography. Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. I understand nudity and sexual images but please submit what you would deem “tasteful.” To put it short and simple no hard core porn please! if your not sure please ask.
  11. Violence. Yet Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. Please no horribly graphic violent images.
  12. Offensive Images. No Overly offensive images such as very racist, religious or political images.

Rules are subject to change. Previous participants will be notified if a change occurs.

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Improve your Figure and gesture drawing

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Hey everyone,

Just thought i would share to you this great place that I found! Its really useful for people of all levels to start and improve on their figure drawings and gestures.

I actually found it ages ago and forgot, then my friend ForthSanity re-introduced me to it.

its got some great tips on anatomy  color and just drawing in general.

I’ve been trying to use it a bit more but really haven’t had a chance to really try it out. I think it could really help anyone improve their art.

Figure drawing is very important. It allows you to improve your observation skills. your proportions and shading will also greatly improve making your image really come to life. By studying the different details of each subject you can learn to distinguish between two of the same subjects more easily. Everything is unique and no 2 things should be the same!

So if your interested in improving your figure drawing skills be it human or animal this site would be a great place to visit.

http://artists.pixelovely.com/

Let’s get sketching!

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What am I working on?

Bird’s and scenery are my main focus right now.
I’ve mainly been sketching birds from photos but I will be doing some from real birds and stuffed specimens. That should be fun and interesting, but, not sure if they will be post worthy.

As for the scenery well I’ve been playing around with my old friend acrylic paint. Until recently I hadn’t touched it for ages but I would really like to pick it up again. As the weather starts getting cold and wet I will probably be able to complete some new pictures for show. The only problem I find with the paintings is that its hard to capture it in a photo and its far to big for a scanner, like you see here.

“Clear Night” … I’ve been waiting for a nice day when I can go out and get a real photo to display on my website.

I would also like to do a few more pieces of fan art this year and I have an incomplete image to add to my 1,2,3 pokemon fan art collection. Now if your not sure what that is, it all stared with this picture.

3,2,1 STACK! The original unforgettable starter Pokemon~!

I’m sure you get the idea 😉

 

 

 

-Samantha Lim

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What is Crit Night?

Crit Night

Critique Night is night which will be dedicated to creating a night full of constructive criticism for artists of all skill levels.

This is open to people who draw, sketch or paint digitally or traditionally.

This is not for people who do photo-manipulations, photography, Creative writing,  sewing, crafts or 3D art.

What I would like to do is build a community of artist willing to help one another. I and a few of people I know find that critique, real constructive critique on your artwork is extremely hard to find. Most of the time people simply “like” the picture, and sometimes we wonder what it is about that picture it is that they really do like.

Every few months I am hoping that people will submit work which they would like feedback on, in turn they will help provide feedback to other artists about their work. This allows the  artist to see how others view their work, what they like, what they don’t like and most importantly how they can improve their skills.

Once all the art is collected each artist will be randomly assigned 1 piece to critique (Of course it would be great if you could do more). This would ensure that everyone gets at least 1 critique on their art work. Your art will only get posted when your critique has also been written.

There will be a deadline for art submissions and I will give a set amount of time for people to write their Critiques ( Im thinking 2 weeks would be enough time to crit just 1 picture)

On Crit Night I will post all the pictures with all the critique they received for everyone to see here on my Blog where people can view them all and post comments.

Of course to contact  you I would require your E-mail address (which I will not post or share to others)

 

the Basic form I am hoping people to fill out is a simple one and will be something along the lines of this:

  1. First impression: 
  2. What do you like about this image?
  3. Is there something you don’t like?
  4. What do you think the artist can improve upon? suggestions?

Red line/examples (optional)

Please rate from 1-3

Originality/creativity:

Color scheme:

Overall Composition :

 

So,

If you’re an artist looking for some constructive criticism on your artwork and are willing to critique others work then this might be a great opportunity for you.

If your not an artist but are interested in  providing some valuable feedback I would also be interested in hearing from you.

All the information about participating in Crit night can be found here

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Swallow

Just wanted to share this picture with you all. I’m fairly proud of this one. I think that it has to proper use of light and dark pencils. I think that the subject is sharp even with the shading, so I guess that I have improved in my pencil work.

This is a gift for my grandma who is returning to England after a short visit here in Canada. I haven’t seen her in  such a long time, I’m glad that she could visit. I’m happy that she is able to do other things and enjoy being with us after the loss of her husband recently. I’m quite sad that I was unable to see him, but I am glad that his suffering has ended.

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Tutorials by Sam

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Every once in a while I find the time to make a new tutorial.

All of them can be found on the tutorial section of my website

There are different types of tutorials available. there are written and video tutorials. Both instructional and observatory.

These are my favorite tutorials so far:

Shading the Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Instructional Video: How to Draw Long Hair and Bangs (Anime and Manga Style)

 

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