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Gaara by Namwhan-K

Again, I saw your comment request on :iconprojectcomment: Generally, it's very interesting. The hair are nice, while they seem a little unatural to me. Tr...

Kakashi by Namwhan-K

Hi ! I'm from :iconprojectcomment: I really like this piece. The smoothness of the lines is very relaxing for the eye. And, speaking of eyes, Kakashi's ar...

Algae Grazing by LicianDragon

This is quite an interesting piece. I really like the texture -especially of the wood- and the way you worked on the perspective of the...

Rose Of The Sea - Osaki Nana by ConnieMeow

This is really a very beautiful picture. I'm trying to keep my strict criticism but it's very difficult. The first thing I really like ...

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Gaara by Namwhan-K
Again, I saw your comment request on :iconprojectcomment:

Generally, it's very interesting. The hair are nice, while they seem a little unatural to me. Try checing out this tutorial : www.deviantart.com/art/Abnorma… Instead of only using red and black, you could've used purple, orange and brown. Check it out !
Also, something I noticed on your artwork in general : you should explore your program and discover everything it can offer you. The difference between photoshop and other programs such as PTS is that it has limitless options when it comes to adjustments and settings. Try using gradients, color balances, layer modes, changing saturation, brightness, hue, color balance etc. Small details like these can really transform an average artwork into a very interesting piece.
In the beginning, when I saw this and before realising it was Gaara, I wondered why there was so much black around his eyes. Then I realised there were dark rings. You should've used a harder brush to draw them, that way it would've been easier to understand what they are.
The nose and lips are perfect; no need to correct anything about them.
Now, your question was about the face looking less flat,correct? Well, this is all about shading. Try to use harder brushes, different shading colors -not only black and white. Remember that a soft brush is used for smoother gaps like cheeks and that harder ones for bigger angles, such as the nose, the neck etc. Also, remember that face expressions are caused by expression muscles (e.g. between the brows, like here), so they should be shaded too -with a harder and smaller brush, as the deformation is small in range, but intense. Finally, note that, when it comes to shading, the smoothness of the shadow depends on the distance between the two objects (the lighted one and the shaded one). So, in this case, the hair should drop a rougher (and lighter, btw) shadow on the forehead, as they almost touch each other.
I think that's all. Keep on training ! c:
Kakashi by Namwhan-K
Hi ! I'm from :iconprojectcomment:
I really like this piece. The smoothness of the lines is very relaxing for the eye. And, speaking of eyes, Kakashi's are really well-made (especially the red one <3)
His hair look great ! I really like their movement, The shading, the way the hair are drawn, the fact that the lines are smooth and not extremely contrasted. 5/5 for the hair ! :D
The anatomy is also great. The mask (<33) is very nice too. I like the blue glowing. The clothes are very interestingly drawn and shaded.
Now, a few things on which you should train more :
-The scarf seems a little unreal. It should look more flexible and natural. Try to use some references.
-Some parts (such as the edges -which btw are a little pink, and it seems to me like a badly-printed picture :c You should try a less irrelevant color- and the muscles) should, imo, have been painted with a smaller and harder brush to seem more detailed.
-The background is interesting, and it suits the character very well. The snowflakes though -I think they're snowlfakes >.<- are much too small. You should try some tutorials on dA, there are plenty of them.
-The sword isn't straight enough. As you're using PS, it shouldn't be too hard for you to draw straight lines. You can use the rectangular marquee tool, the single row/column marquee tool and the border option. Also, the sword seems too flat. You should study swords more: check out plenty of pictures, steel shading tutorials and glowing brushes. I don't remember where I got my set, but you could try using this one : www.brusheezy.com/brushes/1443… Also, here's a way to make steel glow more interesting: set a new layer to vivid light and try making different gradients. Under this layer, create a new layer and put sparkles with a glow brush. The results are pretty satisfying for me. ^^

That's all I can think of. If you have further questions, feel free to ask! :iconmoesmileplz:
Timeless by AzureGriffin
Timeless
Yay ! Finally ! ;v;
This is a study about a scenery I had in mind and that I'm thinking of using in a story. You might notice that it's strange for a pagoda to be in the middle of a grass field, but it's done on purpose. It has a reason, but I don't want to ruin the surprise -if I decide to use it in the end. I'm also planning to upload more versions of this soon. I'm also working on something else, which will be published -hopefully- in a few days.
I drew this about a week ago, but I wasn't satisfied with the settings, so I put it aside for a while, and this morning I decided to try again. c:
I'd really like to hear many different opinions about this in order to see if there's anything else I could do to make it look better. 'v'

Programs : Photoshop CS5, Paint Tool Sai, SketchUp
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It's been quite a while ! So I'm just posting these cuties found on Pinterest until I finish the... thing I'm working on right now xD










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Algae Grazing by LicianDragon
This is quite an interesting piece. I really like the texture -especially of the wood- and the way you worked on the perspective of the bottom of the lake, how the plants gradually disappear. The crabs are very nice -and cute !- too. Also, the gradient of the water, and the way it gets lighter as it approaches to the surface is very interesting. The shading of the water lilies is great and very realistic.
However, there are some things you should study a bit more, I think. For example, one of the first things I noticed is that the horizontal perspective simply doesn't exist. I know the viewer is supposed to be watching it from the side, but think of that : the real-life height of this would be several meters. So it's impossible for the same eye to see all this from the same perspective. The lilies are higher, while the bottom of the lake is lower than the eye.The fact that the distance between the eye and the object of observation is small makes this issue more obvious. This, though, isn't a problem if you just wanted to show things as they are, and not as they look to us(Do you understand ? I'm afraid I wasn't clear enough about that; if that's the case, please tell me to reform my phrase).
I personally like pictures with high-contrasted colours and shades, but this is clearly a matter of taste. Also, speaking of colours, note that they are more saturated, not only lighter, when the light is stronger.
While the effort you did to draw the bark completely by hand is worth praising and has satisfying results, you should note that trees have a rough surface, so the lines should be short and large rather than thin and long. The way you drew the surface of the water is amazing. I'm a little ashamed to say that I wouldn't have the slightest idea to think about that technique. Great job !
You've put a lot of effort and time -25 hours!!- in this piece, and it certainly is obvious. You could try downloading brushes to make your life easier. It's fun and fast, but there are many people who prefer to do everything with a single rough round brush. But it certainly is worth trying !
Good job on this piece. Draw more and more to become even better. Practise makes perfect ! I hope this critique helped you in a way. Tell me if you need me to add something or if there is something you didn't understood.

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It's been quite a while ! So I'm just posting these cuties found on Pinterest until I finish the... thing I'm working on right now xD










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FlowerOfTheForest Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding my work to your :+fav:s

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I appreciate it a lot. :hug:
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AzureGriffin Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome <3 It's a very beautiful piece owo
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx for the fav :la:
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AzureGriffin Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome ;o; I love your art :iconlazypoolplz: !!
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Namwhan-K Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your critiques, it will help me a lot! :) 
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