I need help from an artist!

Thread Topic: I need help from an artist!

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    dragonsfire Advanced


    Something is wrong with him. And I'm not sure what. Are his shoulders not broad enough, is his torso too long, are his legs too long, do his hands need to be bigger, I don't know. Something is wrong with it and I'm not sure what it is and it's really bothering me.
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    CatLover97 Novice
    He’s not cute enough !!! | (• ◡•)|| (• ◡•)|| (• ◡•)|
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    LuckyMe Advanced
    He looks as if he's made of paper, and the reason for that is probably that his limbs are so rigid. Nature actually has a lot of curves, and though male bodies tend to be sharper/less curvy than female, the man in the drawing seems to lack any definition at all. He is made up of straight, rigid lines instead of the curves that humans are naturally made up of.

    Overall, the proportions are actually very good! I'm impressed honestly. The biggest issue seems to lie in how rigid he is and that he lacks any sort of definition.
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    ur gay lol Newbie
    Head position is unnatural.
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    dragonsfire Advanced
    Yeah, I noticed that he doesn't really blend in with the picture well, if that makes sense. He sort of pops. And since he's a their running from the Guard, he'd want to blend in so that he's not caught. It would make sense that he'd be a little tense, but after stealing things for so long, he wouldn't be rigid. I was trying to make him seem part of the picture more by rubbing the pencil all over him, which helped a bit, and also helped with his story of hiding, but it just didn't seem like enough.

    I'm not quite sure how I'd do that, since I've never really done that before. The people that I've drawn have always sort of popped, and it's just now started bothering me that they're like that. I'll work on it.

    But thanks! I have been drawing for awhile, and I enjoy it. Haven't really picked up a pencil in awhile, though.
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    dragonsfire Advanced

    I'm the absolute worst at taking pictures, so sorry.

    I have to say I tried.
    I also have to say I don't think I did it successfully.
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    dragonsfire Advanced
    I changed his arm position and redid his head, too.
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    ello Senior
    that's definitely better than the one above, good job! something that differentiates someone who doodles and an artist is the ability to receive criticism & better your art off of it
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    Panic Newbie
    ooh, yes. the difference is subtle but improves the picture a lot. good job!
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    dragonsfire Advanced
    Thanks, guys.

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