NeoFantasy’s Art

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  1. NeoFantasy

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    This is just a thread where I’ll be sharing some of my art with you guys.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts, and don’t be shy to criticize!



    Here’s some character art for my game and stories.
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    Here’s Ren, an oc from a story I’m writing.
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    And here are some random drawings.
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    Here is some traditional art!
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    I’m very critical about my colouring style, so any tips would be welcomed!

    Thanks for looking![/Spoiler]
     
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    This is great art!
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    I think your colouring style is great, it emphasizes textures well. What is it about it that you don't like?

    Your drawings are cute and expressive. I see some things that could be fixed in the drawings but they're details, that you'll probably improve on, on your own with general practice.

    You're at a nice level already, so keep going!:)
     
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    @starlight dream I feel as though it’s rather flat. That the lights and darks aren’t distinguished enough from each other.

    Thank you so much! Would ou mind telling me what they are so I can focus on them?
     
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    I would love to give you some feedback, but first I have to let you know that this stuff is amazing! :kaoback:

    All I have to say is the eyes may be a bit too far apart, but then again I draw eyes pretty close together. XD Things you can improve on is adding and practicing on your wrinkles, of course though, don't add to many. You definitely need more contrast in your coloring as it does look pretty flat. Though, I'm sure you'll improve quickly if you examine other art, I used to be pretty bad at coloring, your coloring is already great though, love the colors you pick! :3
     
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    @SmashArt Thank you so much for the compliment!

    Thanks for pointing that out, i’ll Try and work on it from now on.
     
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    If you had to rework those images, my suggestion is to focus on adding darker bits, because your colours are quite pale. So the images will benefit from some darker shades. Don't be afraid of going much darker to add contrast.
    Light and dark areas will depend on your lightsource. Where does the light shine on the character? A general colouring rule is that lighter colours appear closer to us, while darker colours appear further back. Like in your avatar, see the very pale parts of the shirt at the bottom? They look like they're bumping forward while the dark folds give the illusion of depth.
    So for example in your first image, the part of the hair that is under the ear and behind the neck should be darker to look like it's behind the hair on the side.

    Also you may want to avoid repeating the same colour on multiple elements on an image.
    For example the last girl has blue eyes that are very similar to the colour of her dress. You can try making the blues more different. I'm not saying to switch blue for red. But if you have 3 different blue things (eyes, clothes, nails, for example) make the 3 blues slightly different from each other, otherwise they all blend together and we can't focus on the different elements. The exception would be if a colourful light shines on the character, then the light's colour will be similar on different parts of the image...

    I'll comment again on the drawings when I have some more time. :)

    Hopefully these ideas can inspire you a bit and be of use. ^.^.
     
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    @starlight dream
    Thank you for pointing that out :) I’ll try being more experimental with my colours next time.
     
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    It's a nice and cute art, however I would suggest to use darker shadows to emphasize things so that you wont think it's flat or something? Maybe use like 1 or 2 shades darker from the base color and all should fall into place :D
     
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    Thank you corn the advice, I’ll keep that in mind :D
     
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    OK, there are two things I notice in the drawings :)
    In image 4 the character with blue Hair is holding his elbow with his hand.
    In this position the index finger is on top.
    When you draw this position, you should make the index appear longer than the following fingers. You drew them in a diagonal line that goes towards the right. The diagonal line should be going in the other direction, coming towards the body.
    So the fingers will be positioned like this: /
    The index will look longer and the following fingers will appear smaller and smaller.

    In image 5 the shoulders are a bit too large. (edit or the hips are too narrow). Girls are usually drawn with shoulders that are as wide as their hips, and a narrower waist. While guys tend to have broader shoulders than their hips, and their hips and waist are the same width (or almost).

    I hope that can help you a bit. Looking forward to your future's pretty art! ^__^b
     
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    Now that you’ve pointed it out it does look odd. Hands can be so hard to draw :(

    I think it’s her hips. Though I think I’ve improved on that since then as that is the oldest picture there.

    I have a few ideas right now, just waiting for the drawing mood to take me again :)
     
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    Hands are very difficult to draw ;_;
    At least the fingers :stare:
     
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    Yes they can be tough but in your images the hands look great!
    Image 2's hands in particular are wow and the blue-haired one has nice hands too. I wouldn't have guessed they are challenging you.
    The blue-haired character is my favourite.

    Agree. At first I noticed the shoulders but it is the hips. I made a mistake when I referred to your images by number (in my previous reply) but I corrected the Numbers now. :)

    Alright! Looking forward! :)
     
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    @starlight dream Image two is the most recent, so I’m glad to hear you say the hands looks great.

    It’s not so much the shape that’s challenging, but getting the individual fingers to be in proportion both to each other and to the hand and making sure they look good. I usually just draw them over and over again until they stop looking like French fries :p


    I also hid her arms behind her back because I just didn’t know what to do with them :D
     
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    Whenever I draw fingers, they look like squashed french fries. :(
     
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    It's ok maybe she's hiding something behind her back ;)

    I love French Fries :LZSyum: Where are you serving them? How about doing some drawings of a hand, just the contours to get some practice with fingers?

    It becomes easier with every practice, we all go through the same stages, so don't get discouraged ^__^ b
     
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    @starlight dream Oh, maybe it’s a bag of French fries? :D

    @thomas Smiths Look up some images of hands and try to reference them as best as you can.
     
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