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!
This 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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).
- 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.)
- 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.
- Violence. Yet Again, this is open to people of all skill levels and various ages. Please no horribly graphic violent images.
- Offensive Images. No Overly offensive images such as very racist, religious or political images. Light humor and stereotypes are allowed.
Improving your figure and gesture drawing can be a rewarding and enjoyable process. Here are some tips to help you improve your skills:
- Practice regularly. Like any skill, figure and gesture drawing improves with practice. Try to set aside time to draw every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. The more you draw, the better you will become.
- Study the human form. Understanding the structure and proportions of the human body is essential for good figure and gesture drawing. Consider taking a life drawing class or studying anatomy books to learn more about the human form.
- Start with gesture drawings. Gesture drawings are quick, loose drawings that capture the movement and pose of the figure. They are a great way to practice capturing the essence of the figure and to loosen up your drawing style.
- Pay attention to proportions. Proportions are important in figure drawing, as they help to create a sense of realism and believability. Pay attention to the relationships between different parts of the body and try to get the proportions right.
- Use reference materials. It can be helpful to use reference materials, such as photographs or live models, to help you get the details right. However, be careful not to rely too heavily on references and try to develop your own style and interpretation of the figure.
- Experiment with different mediums and techniques. Figure and gesture drawing can be done with a variety of mediums, including pencils, charcoal, and ink. Experiment with different mediums and techniques to find what works best for you.
With practice and dedication, you can improve your figure and gesture drawing skills. Remember to have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things!!
A fantastic resource for figure drawing
Let’s get sketching!
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)