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Artistic Advice Thread.
« on: April 01, 2011, 11:49:57 pm »
I have an idea, because I keep on seeing a whole bunch of threads that have the same type of theme going on around here.

Since we have a fairly large artist population here, we could have a critique/advice thread of sorts. It can go from feedback to hardcore in depth critique.

I think that you should post your art--this includes any sort of artistic endeavour: music, writing, art, crafts, photography, whatever--and then the level of critique you want. (However, if it's something large you might want to post a link.)

Light feedback ---> hardcore critique

I think people are competent enough to make up their own terminology.

However, I think this could also go for other artistic things, such as advice. Like for me, I know that I sometimes have questions about whether something would look better one way or another, or if just general advice type things.

That can be the other aspect of this, just an easy place to get questions answered.

I think this can be a place where we can all help each other.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 01:09:31 am »
I love the idea of this thread. I was actually wondering about making a 'critique' thread where people can have their art reviewed by a bunch of different people, so this idea is totally cool with me.

I'm not an artist by any means but I'd be glad to help out. <: I've got a couple of things I'd like to post up too, later on.

Perhaps this would be a good sticky thread? Idk.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 02:14:23 am »
Hmm... I like this idea. Let me ask the other staff of what they think of stickying it.

Edit: Stickied! This thread will be monitored though. If it goes from criticism to purposely making people upset then it'll be removed.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 01:05:46 pm »
Great idea! I'll lurk around for all your hardcore critique needs. 

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 02:44:35 pm »
For one, I can't believe I got something of mine stickied, and for two, I think I'll start this thing off if everyone else is afraid to.

Let me find something I'd like advice on.

OKAY I HAVE SOMETHING.

YAY

I never do traditional art, because I'm just extremely new to it--I found out that tablet pens existed so I bought one.

So I've been working my way back slowly through figuring out this traditional thing.

This is a fairly old piece, but I would like some critique on it. Just on my oil pastel work in general.



I would like medium critique, don't like tear it apart or anything--mainly on the coloring, but you can go ahead and point out some lining flaws, although I'm not as interested in those. No redlines wanted.

But I'd also like to hear some feedback on the character design. Is it unique? He's a quetzal, and one of my main comic characters.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 03:09:25 am »
Hey, uh, it was 7 months since the last post here, would people be interested in bringing this back up and trying to get it going again? o.o

I know Chrys did a thread like this for himself, and I was wanting to do the same...but it would cut down on spam if it was all in here and stuffs.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 04:16:50 am »
I'm sure there are plenty of us who would be happy to assist in maintenance of this thread, but it needs to be fed with lots of art to stay alive. 

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011, 06:26:54 am »
feel free to rage to this peace of art



by me btw so you can give me feedback :D

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2011, 10:30:21 am »
Sorry to sound ignorant, but before I post what I was gonna criticize, by chance could ya quickly explain the art form(I don't know if that's the right word...)? I'm unfamiliar with it and don't want to say something that's just flat out wrong x_X(Though, I suppose not even knowing what kind of work it is makes me the wrong person to criticize it...=s)
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011, 10:41:01 am »
Sorry to sound ignorant, but before I post what I was gonna criticize, by chance could ya quickly explain the art form(I don't know if that's the right word...)? I'm unfamiliar with it and don't want to say something that's just flat out wrong x_X(Though, I suppose not even knowing what kind of work it is makes me the wrong person to criticize it...=s)

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2011, 10:42:17 am »
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011, 10:50:50 am »
well it's just digital art nothing else ^^

so feel free to say anything

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2011, 10:59:44 am »
Mmk then, here is what I had typed out :P

Most likely not the best suited to try and point anything out(Not only am I not very familiar with Dirt Bikes, I'm not all that familiar with this form of art o.o), but I will note that:

In comparison to the rest of the picture, the tires seem to be lower quality. Where other parts seem to be more refined, with smoother corners the tires seem really jagged. In addition, the details on the tires just feel lacking, the back tire in particular. Also, this is more of a personal thing, but the treads on the tires aren't all the same. Some curve early and then are straight(Like a obtuse angle), while some continue the curve and nearly make a full half circle.

My main issue is simply how the treads are done, honestly.

The spokes are also inconsistently placed, but at this point I'm just looking for anything.

Other than that, I think it looks great.

Also, the reason I was wondering if it was some special form a painting was it looks like everything was made using small rectangles. When zoomed out you can't notice, but if you zoom in it makes it almost look like it was done with individual small strips of paper, which is cool.

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2011, 11:05:33 am »
**** I posted the wrong version of it X_X

here's the final version



this is what I used


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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2011, 11:09:45 am »
Well.

As it turns out, my complains about the treads still stand...but it's not your fault. It's the bikes D:

Lol, everything I said in relation to what I feel you did wrong on the picture was invalidated... :sad-fox:
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2011, 11:51:56 am »
yea pretty much cus that's how it is in reality   :lol-fox:

anyway it's alright XD

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2011, 04:24:32 pm »
So, sorry to jump in-front of you before someone could give you actual advice...but I drew this and it's by far the best I've done so far o.o



Any feedback I can has? Feel free to go all out, I won't cry!(too much!)
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2011, 03:16:43 am »
So, sorry to jump in-front of you before someone could give you actual advice...but I drew this and it's by far the best I've done so far o.o


You mind if we run a quick redline over this? c:
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2011, 03:23:43 am »
What's that mean o.o?
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2011, 03:52:06 am »
Literally, draw red lines on it to show you where the errors are and what they should look like. It's not uncommon in critique communities.

While not really the greatest, this is a good example of what some people might hand to you in one:
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