just a hobby - drawings

Discussion in 'Dog Art and Pet Paintings' started by GoingNowhere, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. GoingNowhere

    GoingNowhere Active Member

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    So I'm slightly hesitant to post my drawing here after seeing how great everyone else is! haha! But I figured I can always use constructive criticism! That being said, I am improving tremendously (I think) and hopefully will continue to improve in my little hobby.

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    constructive criticism is appreciated! Thanks!

    -GoingNowhere
     
  2. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    You do a GREAT job !!!! Nice eyes !!
     
  3. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    wow those are really great. Keep up the good work.
     
  4. GoingNowhere

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    thanks! Do you have any thoughts on what I should work on?
     
  5. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    :)Your off to a wonderful start! And you should never hesitate i personally enjoy seeing a person's progress even more then i do the individual pieces. Mostly it comes down to practice. YOUR first and third pieces are are your strongest. EAch piece will build on the skills you developed on the one before. I will know i am getting ready for a jump in my skill level when everything suddenly starts to seem wrong to me. I get very excited when i see that happening. GOod luck and please post more!
     
  6. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    They're excellent..... a lot of feeling and expression. I haven't been able to master that, yet.
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    WOW! Other then some forshortening issues (that I battle with horribly) they are wonderful.
     
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Great job! No reason whatsoever to be hesitant about posting those. I especially like the 3rd one. Very nice! Keep it up! :)
     
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    all I can say is "HOLY **** THOSE ARE AWESOME!" I REALLY like the first one!
     
  10. GoingNowhere

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    Aww, thanks everyone (though to be honest, I have to say that I did pick and choose which ones to post... so these are the few that I'm more proud of :rofl1:)

    But thanks! My goal is to eventually be able to really make my drawings look 3D. Right now, I think that they aren't quite flat (I'm beginning to get the depth perception down, but as someone said, I have to work on the foreshortening) but they don't really look 'real' just yet!

    I figure if I keep it up, maybe they will someday!

    -GoingNowhere
     
  11. jv17

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    it looked like its real good job..
     
  12. Those are great! I like the first and third ones the best. You did a great job on the eyes.
     
  13. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    These are really awesome! You're good with detail, and the fir texturing is really bang-on. :D

    Some constructive crit, since you asked: You mentioned you'd like to work on depth. I think that the best way to go about it, with your art, is to add more contrast with shadow and light. Your first piece has some nice lighting depth happening, but it seems that the shadows are all over the place. Perhaps the lighting in your reference pic was like that, so I'm just judging on what I see.

    The second piece could definitely benefit from some nice lighting effects! I notice you work minimally with colour. Using various colours for shading can add gorgeous depth and vibrance to a piece. Contrast is especially important in grayscale, remember. You've nailed the contrast on the hound drawing, IMO. The dachshund could benefit from some more, but you're on the right track.

    I can hunt down some tutorial/suggestive links for you later, if you like. I'm on my way out right now. :)

    Your art is awesome! Keep practicing!
     
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    GoingNowhere Active Member

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    Thanks very much! And AllieMackie, Thanks again - that was really helpful!~ :)

    -GoingNowhere
     
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    Great work!!! You've got some awesome potential here - keep up the wonderful work!! :)
     
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    hi, your work is amazing. you really capture the essence of these dogs. woold you be willing to send me one of your drawings?
     
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    You did an excellent job and have nothing to be hesitant about. I think the eyes are one of the most difficult to draw and you captured them beautifully. Well done!!
     

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