Heres the deal. I have never attended any art class or been in anything related that would be instructive to how to improve my artistic ability. Instead, I am creating an experiment, where I am asking the wondering ones on DA for advise and critique, in just about everything I post. I will absorb your advise and reflect it in my later drawings. If I feel that the advise you have given was meaningful in my journey to eudaimonia, I will write a tidbit about ya down below as well as describe how you helped me!.
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- she has an amazing talent to make a color palate look like it did a line of coke before jumping onto the canvas. Amazing work, nonetheless.
Ein helped me realize the importance of using enormous resolutions to work in and being able to fine tune detail using many of the photoshop tools.
- his painting skills are by far some of the best stuff I've seen. Not only is his character conception good but his ability to add breathtaking landscapes and backgrounds is truly remarkable. Now go visit his him!
Licheus once said, everyman is the architect to his own fortune. Okay, he didn't say that, but he introduced me to Open Canvas, and the great horrors of color theory. I have been using Open Canvas ever since I started and I really like it. Probably the most important thing he mentioned was that you never see pure color unless its reflected off a highlight, normally everything is inbetween the balance of the pure color, the grays, and black.
- this methodical young man has great artwork, but the best stuff I admire coming from his submissions is watching his work in progress, where his work literally looks like the painting is leaping out of the monitor at you. I don't know if he is aware of that lol.
Ryuuen uh.. did something, I'll remember later..
- A strong supporter and a great mentor, don't let her age fool you, she has more wisdom and advise than a pack of wild art gurus. (Okay, something like that lol). Her own work is best described as ... criminally cute. (feel free to make up your assumptions from that statement
nikki here, was very helpful to show me how to color in clothing that flows in and out, and how highlights and shading should effect the objects in general. Also introduced an interesting way to draw hands (which I still suck at lol)