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mayham
05-22-2007, 03:20 PM
heya, i am new to this place and would like to show some of my newer pictures to get some criticism and advices to improve them. though my english is not very good i will give my best to understand and lern from them. :)

i think i am really stuck at a point with my pictures; i cant get enough depth into the figures and they seem pasted at the background - also i have to improve my technical painting skills... oh my - so simply everything that helps me to improve is welcome.

http://www.sleepingcreature.de/time_complete_kl.jpg
this is the newest one - i cant see a development though its another style than the second and i got frustrated at a point and gave up.

http://www.sleepingcreature.de/shiftred.jpg
this is about three weeks old. i learned some basic stuff from it like handling shadows.


let me know what you think.

jhercilia
05-22-2007, 09:11 PM
What happens with the backgrounds is that there are no transitions. They both are extremely dark compared to the subjects. Try to do a more gradual transition.

mayham
05-23-2007, 03:20 AM
Thank you for the advice; I will try that out. : )

I still think there is something missing in the pictures... maybe some more detail? But what detail? Folds? More shadows?
I think they look odd and boring somehow...

justjean
05-23-2007, 05:07 AM
Looking good , how about some eyes in the wolf :D

mayham
05-23-2007, 11:29 AM
I updated the green picture because I changed some things. I made the manteau look less plastic and added some details to it.

@justjean
Sorry, this poor wolf is supposed to have no eyes. ; )

mayham
05-24-2007, 07:47 AM
Okay, currently I am really working my ass off to get better - as a student at university I can freely decide about my time - and as a result of this I am currently painting about 11 hours a day - thats crazy. *lol*

I finally found the secret of the custom brushes. *g* And I worked on my proportions a lot.

The result is a new sketch which already looks better than most of my finished 'flat' stuff. Its a tragedy... .

http://www.sleepingcreature.de/fly.jpg

TxAggieDarlin
05-24-2007, 11:19 AM
Well, uhmmmm, I like them as are. I especially like the first one, but I don't like the white in their eyes. If no iris, then how about a change of color? Maybe red :) or yellow. Play with that to see what works best. Maybe a grayer white?

mayham
05-24-2007, 03:08 PM
Uh *_* of course, I did not work on MY proportions as I said in the post earlier. *lol* I worked on my eye for proportions.

@TxAggieDarlin
I am glad you like them. : ) Still I explore many things I could improve.

LadyAlba
05-26-2007, 01:28 PM
Looking good and good advice on the bg's :thumbsup: :wave:

Annie*M
05-27-2007, 03:17 AM
Nice work on the shadows