View Full Version : New artist needs feedback (4 pictures)

10-01-2016, 05:21 AM

Title: New artist needs feedback (4 pictures)
Year Created:
Medium: Pencil
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 5
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

I'm a pretty new artist, I'm 16 years old and I started drawing 2 weeks ago. I've only got 1 normal pencil, a rubber and normal paper. 
I would like to share some of my drawings I made so far to receive some feedback from experienced artists, how I can improve. My drawings are inspired by photos, please have a quick look at them:
Zeus: http://imgur.com/ajpSuAv
Eagle: http://imgur.com/4KtG4YG
Guild Wars 2: http://imgur.com/tohJvC9
Guild Wars 2 Character:http://imgur.com/s9L8Ngj

Thank you for your feedback, I'm really looking forward for some tips and help as I'm just beginning

(see notes)

Tom Brown
10-01-2016, 07:55 AM
Zeus, is the only sketch showing. Good beginning. The way to get better is to stop asking others (like us) "how to get better". Do art for its own sake, have fun with it. Do it to please YOU. Be honest with yourself, if it's good work, learn, if it's bad work, learn. But most importantly do it a LOT. Practice and careful observation are important. You're young and you're talented, that's everything you need to succeed.

Moving On
10-01-2016, 09:35 AM
Well done:thumbsup: I agree with Tom about how to get better. However, I will add that there is a Drawing and Sketching forum here. Go to "Channels" upper left side of page and select Drawing and Sketching. Then click on the classroom. You'll find a lot of good info there. Have fun!

10-01-2016, 04:21 PM
shapes look reasonable, but the contrast is strongest in the hair ornament so i'd say work on pushing the contrast stronger elsewhere - eyes, for example, are generally considered pretty important.


10-04-2016, 05:24 AM
You should take a course in croquis, that is super helpful.
WIthout the basic understanding of anatomy characters will always look kinda weird.

10-06-2016, 12:57 AM
If you want to make money, become a tattoo artist. (that's what my dad told me at 16). here I am 53 painting on the beach in Florida and making a living by surfing and painting watercolors. If you want to learn, get a drawing book and read the directions. You will learn a lot fast. study artists you like. never look at artist you don't want to paint like.

10-06-2016, 01:51 AM
Hi there,

You have some talent at drawing, you will get better over time. The question that begs answering is why did you choose to draw this muscular figure? If that answer is complicated, you might become an artist.

10-07-2016, 01:05 PM
Hey there! As la said, contrast is really important. I think the best thing to do would be to pick up some anatomy books, and draw both from pictures and from life - sketching things around you can seem boring, especially if you're interested in portraiture, but it'll help you develop the skills in seeing shapes and light/dark instead of just 'a face'. Drawing a foot or a nose is easier when you see the object as a mass instead of as a specific thing (if that helps?)