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Crit Night Round 4

Welcome to round 4 of Crit Night on Sammacha.com

I really think that I have learnt quite a bit this time around. Thank you so much to my participants for making this possible.

Please click on the image to read the critique written by our lovely artists.

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Crit Night Submissions for July

Crit NightHello and welcome to Critique Night. Critique night is dedicated to artist’s helping artist’s improve their work and reach their highest goals. This is round 4 of Crit night hosted here on Sammacha.com and I have 3 awesome submissions here. Let’s see what we can learn.

Pic #1.  Roxanne by Sammacha
Artist's Statement: Recently I have decided to once again work with digital "painting" while continuing to use my line work. I really feel that I have come a long way with digital art (and art in general) in the past year. I have been focusing more on anatomy and light sources. Of course any suggestions are helpful but my main focus at the moment are those two things.

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Pic #2 Celeste by Antumbra
Artist Statement: Tried a new shading technique with ambient occlusion while mixing colors in the lights and shadows.  Not sure I like where it is at right now, but I definitely want to keep improving!
Any critique you are looking for in particular?  Definitely the shading and the coloring.

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Pic #3:  Walk with me by FF-Boy
Artist Statement: "This is my best work I have done so far. This time, I wanted to practice background and painting technique. 
For the critique, I would love to hear anything that you think they need to be improved, such as anatomy, composition, perspective, color scheme, painting techniques, etc. Thank you in advance! ^^"

FF-Walk With Me

 

 

 

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Crit Night – 3rd round – Here we go

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Hello and thank you for particularizing in crit night!

 

Crit night is a small event held here on www.sammacha.com’s art blog. Its a event where artist help artists by submitting both an image for critique and a critique for a randomly assigned artist. This allows for everyone to receive input from someone different. It also provide and opportunity for each artist to look at a style they may not be familiar with and offer some advice or opinions while learning themselves as well.

 

This time around we had a few less participants (5) due to the holiday’s but there is no lack of helpful tips from each of our artists.

If you are an artist or know and artist that may be interested please pass on the link with all the info
http://www.sammacha.com/art/category/crit-night/

 

so lets get on with it shall we?

 

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Crit Night Round 2!

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Hello and welcome to the second crit night event here on www.sammacha.com’s blog
The crits are in and here they are!  Click on the picture to read your Critique ~

I hope this one will be just as insightful as the last (see it here).Thank you everyone who managed to participate in this round, I hope to see back in the future.

Sorry I don’t have a lot to say this time around, just glad that these 2 have been successful. Things are pretty hectic around here, so, on to the pics ~

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First Crit Night!

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Hello, and welcome to the first crit night on Sammacha.com.

As usual the first run is always full of a few bumps but I feel that it went alright. If anyone has any feedback on what can be improved I would be happy to hear it.

I must thank most everyone for submitting their artwork and their critique on time. (Yes since this is the first crit night I have made an exception to the rules)

I hope everyone will be able to benefit from tonight and many more to come, so, on to the artwork.

Everyone was assigned one image to critique and it was optional to critique any other piece you felt like. To read the critique you received just click on your picture. Feel free to leave comments or send me an e-mail and I will forward it to the owner of the picture or the critic.

I look forward to having another crit night in the near future, new participants welcome. Click here for more information on Crit Night

Click here to see the Schedule

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The Blue Pansy butterfly – Pencil Art

The Blue Pansy Butterfly

 

Just testing out my pencils and paper, it was a good learning exp, plus Butterflies are not easy to draw! Damn mirror image XD
Good to work with such a rich colour on paper again 🙂

 

 

So basically I wanted a somewhat simple butterfly that had some stunning colors. There are some very interesting ones out there but I chose this one for the vibrant blue, purple and orange. It creates a great contrast and will be perfect for testing out the blending of the color son the paper.

The blue pansy butterfly is a very pretty one 🙂

The Reference photo

 

 

To do a mirror image on paper, well its really quite a pain. I started by sketching out one side then scribbling reference lines all over it to try and get the correct proportions and angles on both sides.

The Draft

When I was happy with that I moved onto a new pencil line art fixing up the details of the pattern within the wings. I ended up doing just one side to get a feel for where the colors went and how the pattern should look. (you can see them in the gallery below) In the end it came out a bit different then the ref but I think I like it.

Here was the complete butterfly line work that I came up with.

Pattern correction

I was actually pretty happy with this piece, I got most of the shapes worked out.

I continued to do a quick graphite version, as I needed to test out the paper with both colors and graphite. ( I have never used this type of paper before). Actually it was not quick, it was pretty time consuming, what a pain to color a mirrored image even with the line work lol.

It went well but it was quite different then what I am used to. This paper holds the graphite very well and the blending doesn’t work the same for me.

The entire process can be seen below if you are interested. the entire… project, took a few days to complete over a course of I maybe 2 or 3 weeks as I didn’t work on it everyday. more of an on and off project in between, that thing called life.

enjoy

🙂

-Samantha Lim

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The Changeable Hawk Eagle

The Changeable hawk Eagle

 

I really like the Hawk Eagle, I find them very interesting, I just think they are so unique.
I really want to draw/practice drawing animals again, I used to do it a lot but then I strayed from it for several years.
To finish off 2012, as my last post of the year here is my Hawk Eagle.
A traditional sketch, it took me about 3.5 – 4 hours to complete using this picture as a reference:

In the end this was given to someone as a gift. Actually to the person who inspired me to draw it. So for now it remains on his bedroom wall 🙂
To add to this, someone had asked for a quick tutorial on how I do my shading.
I though this would be a great picture to use for it

you can find it here

http://www.sammacha.com/gallery/tutorials/instructional/Shading-The_Changeable_Hawk-Eagle.html

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Sam’s collection of tutorials and resources

Everyone can improve on something
here is a collection I am building of helpful links for figure drawing, painting, and the basics.

I will updating this post every few months adding more tutorials and resources for artist of all levels.

*Know the basic’s*

Back to the basic’s Know the color wheel and how to use

 

Color theory
Basic theory
Colour lovers
Colour in harmony
Colour mixer
Colour blend
Colour scheme designs

Lighting
Basic lighting
Virtual Lighting Studio
Photoworkshop’s Light Cage

Perspective
Perspective

Pose Reference
Humans
All pose
Pixel lovely
Bodies in motion
Facial Expressions
Quickposes
Life Drawing
VirtualPose

Animals
Pixel Lovely
Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive

Anatomy

Humans
Fineart.sk
Artnatomia – Faces
ArtistAnatomy.com
3D Interactive Anatomy
3D Museum
Gray’s Anatomy Online
Muscle Atlas

Animals
 Illustrations
 Animal Frame
Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive

 

Tutorials
Humans
http://snigom.deviantart.com/gallery/38916

Ears
http://kaoyux.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-EARS-299843090

Hands
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCeCiDKd3XI

Animals
http://creatureartteacher.com/

Horse’s
http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-animals-horses-their-anatomy-and-poses/
http://refomatic.tumblr.com/post/74342060690/paintaloosa-all-right-heres-my-contribution
Fur
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Fur-Tutorial-288870509

Cats
Paws: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Big-Cat-Paw-and-Leg-Tutorial-206292792

Paws: http://tamberella.deviantart.com/art/Big-Cat-Paw-Tutorial-2-206446818

Dogs
Paws http://magnum-k9.deviantart.com/art/Paws-203599422

If you know  basics http://www.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-To-Paint-A-Wolf-165698655
Random subjects
A great series of videos http://fengzhudesign.com/tutorials.html
http://www.3dtotal.com/index_tutorial.php
http://www.wysp.ws/
http://www.artyfactory.com/sitebody/art_lessons.html

Tutorials by Sam
http://www.sammacha.com/gallery/tutorials.html

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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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