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August 28th, 2012 8:56 PM
Gallery of Galdr
I was looking for this art section, seriously. I don't mind critiques when needed, as long as they're constructive. (However, I can tell constructive from flaming most of the time)
Here's a few works I've done. This includes sprites, actual hand drawings, pixel art, and a few banners/signatures and avatar(s) I've done. I've been getting better at making signatures, though they're probably still at beginner stage. Enjoy. I may update when I get something new in. I'll try to keep them organized. Also, I'll more or less post characters that are mine in a fandom. Most people do, isn't that right?
Note: You can find most of these at my deviantART. So if you see it here, then there, then it's fine.
Toma, my DBZ character (one of them), in Super Saiyan form. Styled after the DB Heroes main male character. I'm aware Tora in Japanese is named Toma, but all Saiyans like recycling names in the DB world. Trunks was reused, so Wynaut?
A popout Registeel sig I made for my friend (the same one that requested the Dark Magician Inga picture, yes)
Hope you guys all like these. And my current avatar and signature, I made them as well, but I'm too lazy to find the links for them.
August 30th, 2012 8:51 PM
I'd say you need some comment!
Well, I'd like to say, I like the variety of different kinds of artwork you make! Since I'm more familiar with GIMP and hand drawings, I took a look at those for a bit. =]
I'd have to say, I like the "Autumn colored Simisage" the most. I like the orange color and I think the line-art is much neater. The shading was okay, but the shading on the head, face, and legs made it unclear to me where the light source was coming from. I'd watch out for that! Why? It's less confusing where the lighting is coming from and it looks so much neater and better. Trust me! =] If you really need help on how to shade better, I'd just study normal objects around your room and see the different shadows an object has because of the lighting. Outside is good, too.
Sorry for not having a fantastic/awesome doodle, but you'll understand here where the source for the highlights are. From the angle, shading and highlighting, the Mudkip looks somewhat three-dimensional. You can tell pretty well where the light source is coming from. Once you get the basics of that, you can expand to other kinds of light sources in different angles.
Other than shading, I'd try to be a little neater on the line artwork. Erase some lines here and there, and try to make lines with one stroke if you slowly draw your outlines. If you draw a line quicker and in one stroke, it looks a lot neater than slowly building up that line.
I like to warm up by drawing more than 50 circles, very fast! All of them drawn with one stroke. It helps to draw much better, less bumpy lines and circles. ^..^
Uh, if I can think of any other advice, I'd maybe play around with colors more? To made set a mood or show what time of the day it is in your drawings. You have some nice work, and I hope I somewhat helped you out!
August 31st, 2012 10:45 AM
Thanks for the comment.
Yeah, the shading on the Simisage, the light source was supposed to come from the right. I was a bit tired when adding finishing touches on that one, so I go fix it. Sometimes I do have trouble shading. Thanks for the small tutorial, it helped clarify a couple small things I was unsure of. XD
I drew the Simisage by hand, and therefore, my eraser sucks. I don't use the pencil's eraser, I use a white eraser. I also try to clean up my hand drawings in GIMP as well.
I recall mentioning a Fire Emblem + Legend of Zelda role-play I wanted to start here, but it never pulled through. I started it on my home forum, though, so yeah. I made the banner for it, and so I'm putting it here.