View Full Version : Crit some of my work - plz :)

02 February 2003, 06:10 PM
okay! here are some of my new paintings done in painter 7

I just want a general crit on my skills, and how i could be better

Be as harsh as you want :)

A caricature of my brother
Sketch done from refrence, tried to do some freestyle colouring
The gorgeouse Aaliyah, done with refrence

You can see my gallery here -

In my opinion they look better larger (u can see them in the gallery

02 February 2003, 08:16 PM
Nice, but in my opinion your brush stroke is way too heavy and too colorful! Try to make the gradients softer by working with larger pencils with lower occupacy. What I don't like at all is the hair that seems to be done quite quickly, it destroys much of the atmosphere the pics would normally have.


02 February 2003, 08:18 PM
lol as you can tell from all 3 of the pics - HAIR is a real problem for me, so if anyone has any tips or tutorials i will be most gratefull :)

more crits.......

02 February 2003, 08:34 PM
Don't know any detailled tutorial, sorry.
The way I do it is always doing tons of layers and using the erazer and smudge tool very much. Try to use some more colors than just two or one. You often only need to go detailled for some parts, for example for the hair covering the shoulder or something, that makes the whole thing looking realisic. Keep an attention to referencematerial as well.
What I furthermore saw are some quite sloppy painted areas, areas that didn't seem to be so much fun for you, for example the dress of the woman on the bottom. Try to work in a continuing quality, if you are not that motivated anymore wait to the next time to go on. The result is what counts, not the time you finished it.
Nice stuff anyway...


02 February 2003, 08:35 PM
Here you go: Painting realistic hair in 15 seconds (
And I have to agree with cANt, be a bit more modest in using colours. You obviously have talent btw, just need to work a bit on your technique and theory ;)

02 February 2003, 10:54 PM
Thankyou so much for that hair tutorail! Im gonna give it a try!

i REALLY appriciate the helpfull comments cANT, thankyou :)

Im really pleased with my progress, im only 17 so i like to think ive made a good start :wavey:

Thanks again for the tutorial - more comments welcome :)

02 February 2003, 01:28 AM
I think the color sences is very well,nice work!

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