Warm gray critter in a cold gray world. I gotta get me some more gray pencils.
I think I'm happier with this piece than with anything else yet. It flowed out pretty smoothly and I didn't have to agonize over anything accept maybe a little BG at the very last. I made some rocks, a first I think, and I kind of had fun doing them. I didn't have fun doing the extreme BG mountain/ snow /cloud tops, also a first.
Definitely had fun doing her and did her relatively fast. Next time though I'll tone down on the fur texture and do it where it really needs to be. It ended up being a little course although the photo is a bit out of focus and a lot of the texturing is hard to see.
I'll be getting a proper scan in a couple weeks otherwise a camera shot for now.
I'd really like to get critique on this one and point out points to be improved upon and especially what I could have or could still do to the BG as I do plan on going back in and make tweaks and fixes as I see them over the next few days then fixative.
It was fun seeing your WIPs for this picture, I really enjoyed watching the process. The result is fantastic and it's easy to see you're improving. I have no tips for anything else except her anatomy; there are a few points that bother me. First - as the eyes are drawn to her chest - her breasts and the fabric that covers them. I'm not sure if you meant the cloth to be hanging that low, but if it's suppoed to cover her when she's standing up, I feel the fabric should drape over the top of her breasts instead of hanging so low, the cloth seems to me to be almost below her nipples. Of course, if that was your intention, no problem there.
Second, her left arm and hand look somewhat funky to me. It kind of looks like she has no wrist, but that might just be the staff. Then thirdly, there is something about her legs that I can't quite put my finger on. It might be I'm looking at them the wrong way, but it seems that her right leg's knee is below the ankle of the left foot. If so, her right thigh is quite long.
Lastly, to touch upon a point komdor1023 made about the "blue stuff"; it's obviously her breath, but it might be a bit too blueish. Try putting some more white in it, that should make it look more like breath in winter does.
Hope this was helpful to you in someway. Loe your work.
hey! hi! hi! remember me? like i promesed i will make the critique! ok. you know the how i do it. lets start. vision. perfeeeeeect! i am telling you! i can see everything! just perfect! now lets see! originality. ... i already told you and i wont tell you again! ok. NEXT! technique. it looks awesome! the tail look better too! it looks like its her tail now! but there is something that botters me. the mountains at the background! and above them! what the f@#$! it looks like they are coming from below! i mean that we are looking at the uper side of the clouds! and the mountains are comeing from below! the one on the left looks like it but the other on the right look like they blend in the clouds! on ae they a part of the clouds! that confused me! i can tell what it is! and the second thing! that little thing in front of her mouth! what in the name of hell is that? what hapened? did someone came in, toke a blue pensil and draw a round shape? it looks round aniway! but enouf! the last thing! impact! lets grade this pic and see!
there are miner flaus but because i love this pic and will fav it i will close my eyes and give you 5 stars! i love it! this is all i can say! just perfect! i hope you agread and acept it! buy!
Oh! I know you! You are one of those artists whose fame precedes them as I know your works from other sites, never knowing you are also here on DeviantART. It is a very much a surprise for me an artist of your magnitude would favourite a picture of mine, especially since you by no means hoard favs but certainly take much thought of what to add. That for me is an ego boost. Your works are amazing to me - Impossibly detailed for my skills and using media yielding results and effects I can´t begin to fathom. You yourself named parts of the picture worth noticing, but left out lovely beads and breath vapour which I think is a very nice touch. Simply marvelous here, every bit of it!
What type pencils are you using? I love how you manage to get the white to overlay opaquely. I have issues doing this with prismacolors. Did you overlay this with the pencils or is it a negative space?
I did a similar picture to this a while back ([link]) so your techniques intrigue me. (Comparing side by side now.) Your grasp of fur textures and lighting put me to shame.
Sorry I'm just getting back to you on this. I was going to reply right away but I spaced it. First off, when I started drawing again, I bought sets of Prismacolor, derwent, and polychromos. I despised Derwent from the git-go and my first major piece was done in Prisamacolor. I didn't like the way they applied, very waxy. But when I applied Prismacolor brand fixative, some of the colors changed drastically and some of the shading disappeared completely.(I use the same stuff on on all my Polychromos pieces and there is no change. Works great) I now use only a few select colors of Prismacolor for special purpose. When I started using Polychromos, the difference was amazing. They applied smoother and the tips didn't break nearly as much and they have many colors that the others don't have that I use in almost every piece I do. I have also found out that about every one of my favorite artists that use color pencils use Polychromos.
I don't use color pencils at all like any of the color pencil books I have read try to teach. A lot of what I do seems to be backward from their methods.
I hate to see any bare paper so I usually apply a lot of pressure. With my fur, I apply the lightest color first and hard to establish the grain and direction then layer. Sometimes 6 thick. My transparencies, fabric, mist, whatever, I start with light lines where folds will be to figure where highlights will be then I lightly draw the underlying surface. Then the fabric, then highlights and shading then some back and forth.
What I know of application, I learned fully from trial and error. Anatomy, perspective and lighting I learned from Books and especially critiques.
If you have any specific questions about any of the techniques I use, ask away and I will be happy to help.
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More