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Awesome

Per Usual.
I really need you to do a line art tutorial one day.

Fifty-50 responds:

I will. When I learn how to. :P

Bad...

It really is. And not just the art.
The presentation is horrible. the photo is so grainy that you can't even see most of the crappy art.

Dude, learn to draw by actually putting forth effort, and don't hide behind your age as an excuse. No one is going to cut you any slack for it.
Besides if you really are only 9, then your not old enough for Newgrounds, and this account should be removed.

promat responds:

this account also belongs to my brother

Meh

so far, I'm unimpressed.

Lack of design.
No lighting, even less shading.
Random background.
Absents of line weight.
Little use of any color theory

Look up some tutorials on just about everything you need to get a better grasp of the basics of art and you need to practice a lot.

girrocks responds:

Thank you very much. I really appreciate constructive criticism. And I actually plan on doing random backgrounds... So... The random background comment was actually very nice. Again, thank you very much.

OK, Here I Go

Well the first thing I am going to bust you on is the scan. You should have cropped it. As you have it at the moment it looks like you rushed it. Keep in mind that presentation is sometime crucial to the pieces survival So you should go ahead and crop out the rings, straighten up the angled right side, and airbrush out that mess in the top right corner.

Now moving on to the actual piece and trying to critique it.

I'm noticing a little of the under drawing still left on the page. Usually with a sketch that isn't that much of a problem, but I get the feeling that you are trying to pass this off more as a finished piece. I think you should adjust the the brightness and contrast a little, Try to get those little bits washed out. This will also help get your blacks of your inks to be a but more true to being black as well as the white of the paper more white.

You might want to be a bit more careful with the legs of the crewmate. His folded legs don't look like they are lead to his hips.

the captains right hand looks a little off. But with the position you have it is difficult to draw. Try changing the position of the hand and see if you get a better result.
Work on your line weight as well. And be sure to take not of how humans interact with there surroundings. Take the Captains foot for example, the toe should curve down a little more considering how the weight falls.

gmanthesandwhichking responds:

Thanks for the critique.
I tried to fix the problem with the captain's foot, the only problem was that that was done after inking so I couldn't really do much without it looking terrible.
As for the hand, I definitely realized my mistake last time I looked at this, the thumb appeared to be more of a pinky than a thumb. Line weight is a big issue with me, but now that I have more than one rapidiograph I have seen a huge improvement in my line weight.
Once again, thanks for the critique and I will definitely folly the advice.

Traditional, Nice!

Don't get much of these, so this might be a bit fun.

One of the first things I notice was the three colors. I was thinking "What the hell? Did He mask this off?" But then I took a look at the authors comments and found that this was actually three paintings. I have to admit that little surprise adds a little to the wow factor to this. I bet that a bit of preplanning came in to play here.

One problem I am seeing is a lack of lighting. You have some on the masks and the small yellow bird, but I am seeing little to none on the large pink character or the blue one. Some good lighting with some texture would really add to this.

I really hope you can continue to learn more about paints and continue to post them up. I think this is pretty nice for a start.

Luxembourg responds:

Yeah, it can be a bit weird to look at at first. Usually triptychs are hung up with a little bit of space between each panel so it's fairly obvious they're separate pieces, but I can't arrange them in such a way until I find a means of hanging them up.

I'll admit to the lack of lighting on the spirits. If you mean the large reddish-brown one by "large pink one", I worked some lighter shades into the fur (namely on the top panel), but it's true that I didn't add nearly enough lighting. I guess I was kind of lazy with the blue one, as well, since that one has nearly nothing in the way of lights.

Thanks for the review, Kinsei.
You give surprisingly large reviews for a whore.

OK!!!

Here we go...
This has some wonky anatomy, but I'm pretty sure that the excess of length in the limbs are very intentional. It looks very alien. The swirls around the major joints, the face and breast really throw me off at first. After taking a moment to get accustom with such a strange look I noticed the line art. The line work is quite jagged. I'm sure your brush had no softness to it when you drew this. You have a pretty strongly stylized piece, it makes it hard to put a good critique to it.

I try and not read the authors comments until I have already taken a good look at the art. I do this to see what I can make of the art first and to avoid as much emotional attachment to the artist as possible. After reading the first part, the entire thing makes a good bit more sense then it originally did. If this really is a piece relating to the "Sex Sells" mentality then I can see a good purpose for all the exaggerated limbs and stylized features.

I think perhaps in a future project, if you were to redo this, I thin you should draw a billboard or something that you would see the "Advertisement" in or on. Mostly for the added effect of it being an ad.

Touche QB, you tossed me a good curveball. I hope I at least hit it well.

J-qb responds:

He swings... and he misses!
nah jk ;P I know how hard it can be to review such stylizes pieces, but at the same time that makes it hard for me to improve on this stuff; so thats why i asked you. Thanks for the review.

Well.....

This really isn't that good. And to be quite honest, everything you have is not scout worthy.

With this piece, you really need to work on anatomy.Your character here has some badly exaggerated proportions.

The logo it's self lacks many elements associated with graphics and logos. The type you have is crude and suffering from lack of structure and knowledge of typography.

The line quality is pretty bad and very thin in some areas, again going back to the elements of graphic design.

You really need to work on your character and graphic design. Don't be afraid to use rulers and shape templates, they come in handy and save you some tedious work. Get some better line art and try this again.

Wearfare responds:

Yeah, I just started getting artwork scanned and I couldn't find a pencil around. But still glad you wrote something.

Because I can :P

meh.... pretty crappy....
art is lacking...
there isn't a joke or a punchline...
just bad over all...

But on a upside... this isn't the worst thing I have seen.....

joe-vath responds:

thanx i guess.

Well.....

The anatomy is a bit long. You just really need to get your proportions a bit better.
The arms lack a bit of definition and your feet really need a bit of work.

The overall character design is a bit boring, The mask and clothing are the biggest reason that it is dull. They lack any sort of folds or wrinkles to make them interesting.

You have similar problems with the pose. It lacks dynamics. But at least I can tell you tried. You should have stuck her left arm out instead of her right since that would have added some flow to the picture.

I want to say that the lighting is bad, but the problem is that there is no lighting. You have some gradients going, but they are weak, and besides that, gradients are a bad way to shade. You need to plug in a light and get some real shadow cast on parts of the body, as well as some proper highlights. If you mix this with some good clothing folds, the costume can come out looking pretty decent.

I'm not going to go in to the background, I think Ash covered that well enough.

fizzlerr responds:

thank you kinsei and ashman. i agree with everything you both said.

I AM THE LAW!!!!

In a world where one man is Judge, Jury and Executioner, evil stands no chance.
Being well drawn and greatly rendered he takes his aim at offenders and deals out sentencing with with a pull of a trigger. The criminals only hope is to pray for a misfire, but "Misfire" isn't a work Dredd didn't learn at the academy.
Judge Dredd is the law, and this is well done.
Congrats
5/5
10/10

Toast-Tony responds:

What else can i expect from you
than one hell of a good art review

If you think you have what it takes, then come at me. I'll enjoy this.

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