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Hello 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.
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.
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! ^^"
Ok guys I will be at Vancoufur 2015. Hoping to get an artist Alley table were you can get a some quick commissions or some merchandise. Since this is a furry con most of the artwork will be themed as such, though commissions of all kinds will be available. Though if you arent interested in that type of crowd I doubt you would go lol.
(thats like hating anime and going to Anime north! just why?)
so you’ll find me there in a sparkling black and gold dress.
come by and visit!
Pics to be posted!
Leinad Female Version – Wardrobe Ref Sheet
I’ve done some clothing design for (Fem) Leinad Obtrebla’s wardrobe/clothing for different settings:
This characters wardrobe was quite fun to draw and design clothing for. It was something a little bit different. Overall i am quite happy with the designs that he has chosen (we went through quite a few in the beginning for the tribal warrior). The steampunk, I am happy to say is re-used from the earlier design I created for the image “The Hallway”. the more modern one is not to my taste but I do like the look of it. She is much more tribal in colours and attire then her male counter part.
This character belongs to http://www.furaffinity.net/user/leinadobtrebla
Happy New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse
Chinese War Horse Daiyu #2
My Chinese War Horse Daiyu (Black Jade) is a perfect drawing to celebrate the year of the horse!
It is a re-work of this picture, but done with pencil crayons.
I’ve also created 2 videos of myself working on this picture showing the inking of the line work and the actual pencil coloring process.
The inking video can be seen here : http://youtu.be/d_e3pWIdBdc
I find inking is a hard process as you only really get one shot at each line, and you need to do it fairly quickly or it doesn’t look good. Almost every line is drawn with 1 solid stroke and then later with a much smaller pen tip, the line weight and extra shape/detail is added. You also need to make sure you know where its going to end up, its not like you can just erase it….
The colouring video can be found here: http://youtu.be/sCFt5inUn7k
It looks really different before the blending stage occurs
I really enjoy using pencil crayons. You can get a nice solid color onto the paper and they blend quite well. The overall effect is similar to a copic marker or even paint. However I do find that pencil crayon is not as forgiving as paint at all… once its on the paper it’s staying there.
Some people like to use layer of workable fixatif, however I have never used it.
I may in the future but for now I think the method I have going works well for me.
Overall this drawing is a large improvement upon the original and was great practice fro my pencil crayon work!
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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
The Chinese war horse.
SPEED PAINT : [link]
Here I have drawn a Chinese war horse
Sadly, I am not a big horse person and I’m not sure that I have correct breed listed below. This horse isn’t carrying very much right now other then its standard attire. Perhaps he is coming home from a victory
His name, Daiyu (黛玉) meaning “black jade”
Anyways this picture, I have drawn is for the contest held by The point is to draw a horse’s importance to a certain culture.
It has been quite some time since I’ve drawn one (I havent drawn one since [link]), I feel like I’m a little rusty on the horse, but, I like it all the same. In my opinion it turned out well.
Also, I decided that I would do a speed paint, I haven’t posted one for a while, and I have yet to do a larger picture like this so please enjoy it!
Breed: I think this is a Ferghana horse but I am not sure ;_;
Cultural Facts/History: now correct me if iI am wrong, but here is a bit of history on the horse
The Chinese searched for the perfect horse for battle and found in the horses found in central Asia. The Fernanda horse. Powerful, fast and with great endurance. This horse was strong enough to be equipped with supplies, armor and weapons while traveling great distances with speed. Not only that but its ability to survive with little food was also a benefit to the soldiers. They could be pushed so hard that would “sweat blood”, for this reason they were once know as the blood sweat horse.
This breed was excellent for battle and would out run, out power, and out endure and of the domestic horses that were previously used. This dominance brought on great victories and thus the horse was later re-named The celestial horse/heavenly horse (which you see on the zodiac). You can find this horse praised in all types of Chinese artworks and literature.
Traces of this breed can be found in several types of horses found all over the world.
Importance to me: I find it interesting and its a bit of my history
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