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Does this look good?

It's my first attempt on doing digital art, so it's probably not all that great. I didn't give it a background bc I was lazy and what even is shading/lighting anyway?
 Does this look good?
 gabbyg27 posted vor 4 Monaten
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DisneyPrince88 said:
This is brilliant!! And it's your first attempt?!?! Woooowwww!!!
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 This is brilliant!! And it's your first attempt?!?! Woooowwww!!!
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Ooohh thanks so much!!
gabbyg27 posted vor 4 Monaten
Karoii-chan said:
Hmm, pretty good! If that's on Paint, then that's all the Mehr impressive, because... well, I can barely make a straight line with my maus without using the predefined option over there. xD

Shading/Lighting is the technique of colouring, painting (and similar stuff) which creates the effect of highlighting an image's features, oder giving the appearance that a part of the scene has been illuminated Von light oder obscured Von shadows... you've actually done nice shading/lighting to that character.

Keep it up! ^__^
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I know what shading/lighting is lol. I just had a difficult time with it. Anyway thanks a bunch!
gabbyg27 posted vor 4 Monaten
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Ah, I see. Sorry about that. xD
Karoii-chan posted vor 4 Monaten
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And don't mention it!
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Mauserfan1910 said:
I reccomend brushing up on anatomy and construction, and maybe doing several face studies.

Now, just because I think it looks completely elementary, doesn't mean I'm going to be a total hündin about it, here, watch this video and do some practice.
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What's wrong with the anatomy?
gabbyg27 posted vor 4 Monaten
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The hairline looks like a hat, the proportions look all wrong, everything is slightly lopsided, and Du do realize chins aren't actually sharp, right?
Mauserfan1910 posted vor 4 Monaten
XxKeithHarkinxX said:
its not too bad for your first attempt! i see Du got your own style going, but i suggest looking into proportions and anatomy. For instance, necks don't necessarily curve straight into what would be the shoulders. as well as eyes should be about half way down the face. and from the eyes to the chin (which aren't normally pointed) and half way between the eyes and the chin should be the bottom of your nose!! and half way between the bottom of the nose and the chin is the where the oben, nach oben and bottom lip meet! Hairlines also arent necessarily curved either. There are widow's peaks (point hair lines ) oder straight hair line!! and the eyes are an eyes length apart, the inside of the eyes should meet up with the corners of the lips (in general, it can also be where the pupils would be if the face was looking straightforward), as well a the edges of the nose!

and for shading i find it really helps to pick a light Quelle and go from there instead of shading where Du think it would be, never be afraid to use references and try to avoid shading with greyed versions of a colour. (you can find many tutorials for shading and such online!!)

but most importantly remember to keep practicing!!!

I dont mean to sound bitchy about this just a few tips and tricks that really helped me that might help you!!!!
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 its not too bad for your first attempt! i see Du got your own style going, but i suggest looking into proportions and anatomy. For instance, necks don't necessarily curve straight into what would be the shoulders. as well as eyes should be about half way down the face. and from the eyes to the chin (which aren't normally pointed) and half way between the eyes and the chin should be the bottom of your nose!! and half way between the bottom of the nose and the chin is the where the oben, nach oben and bottom lip meet! Hairlines also arent necessarily curved either. There are widow's peaks (point hair lines ) oder straight hair line!! and the eyes are an eyes length apart, the inside of the eyes should meet up with the corners of the lips (in general, it can also be where the pupils would be if the face was looking straightforward), as well a the edges of the nose! and for shading i find it really helps to pick a light Quelle and go from there instead of shading where Du think it would be, never be afraid to use references and try to avoid shading with greyed versions of a colour. (you can find many tutorials for shading and such online!!) but most importantly remember to keep practicing!!! I dont mean to sound bitchy about this just a few tips and tricks that really helped me that might help you!!!!
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Your suggestions were indeed very helpful! I really appreciate it. Constructive criticism helps me become a better artist afterall.
gabbyg27 posted vor 4 Monaten
8theGreat said:
Not too bad tbh. I've seen a lot of the stuff you've gepostet before and Du are improving each and every time, which is good!
Digital art is a little hard to adjust to when you've done mostly traditional art, but it gets easier with practice.

You've got a nice flare and your work is certainly your own, which is good. I like the direction Du take your style.
I like the colours Du picked as well. The skin tone seems a bit orange but it doesn't seem like Du were going for realistic colours so it works.

One thing I would recommend is to attempt a little Mehr realism. Not all the time, but every once in a while. Learning the basics of how a real skull and face are shaped can really help to improve any artist's skills. XxKeithHarkinxX already went through a lot of that so I won't go over it too much.
Never be afraid to use references, either. There's lots to learn from looking at photographs and taking time to study them.

As for lighting and shading, those can be difficult to grasp and you've done well for your first attempt. Below I've linked a pretty good video on lighting and shading. She does digital art and her style is very cartoon-y, but she fundamentals she goes over on how light works are universal across all styles.
Again, reference never hurts to look at.


Youtube is a really great resource for learning to draw as well. There's a pretty lively community of art and drawing channels and almost all of them have tutorials, which is great because Du get to learn all sorts of different techniques to do the same thing.

Here are some on drawing the face specifically. I would also recommend these channels for drawing tutorials on any subject matter.
There's tons of other channels and tons of other tutorials to discover, too, so Du aren't limited to just these ones.

Head from any angle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPNYWeEf1U&t=42s

Facial Construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T35J7-zVAs

Add Shading to a Drawing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLIIYIiZKFU

Common Mistakes when Drawing Faces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE52DK_qOBw


Happy drawing!
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Thanks so much for the reference and feedback! I really appreciate it and constructive criticism really helps with improving with my art skills. Also the character is an alien, so the Farben were meant to be unrealistic xD Sorry if I replied late
gabbyg27 posted vor 4 Monaten
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