The Indomitable (Summer 2022)

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  • The Indomitable (Summer 2022)
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    7:39 AM, Tuesday June 21st 2022

    Awesome! Good luck!

    8:38 PM, Saturday June 18th 2022

    Man I know line weight bugged me out too. I kinda cheated a little and used a ruler for like 25ish boxes, and then it came more naturally to me, so maybe try that :) Ain't no shame in using an easier route if you are going to get on the main road eventually.

    7:29 AM, Saturday June 18th 2022

    Oh no, I think you actually portrayed those guys like they were a menace pretty well, cause that's exactly what I thought, but I just forgot to mention it.

    To make characters look more like a threat, I usually look more in depth at the colors first. What I mean by this is to use colors that are secondary, such as purple or green. If you take a look at a lot of Disney movie villains, such as Queen Grimhilde, you can see the robe she is wearing is a purple color which makes her look darker and spookier. There is also a scene in The Lion King where Scar is engulfed in a green mist, which makes the whole atmosphere ominous.

    Now, colors aren't everything, you can also take a look at the atmosphere surrounding the character, like in the green mist scene I talked about earlier. Or you can make them hidden in a shadow or obstructed by an object, making the character look eerier and creepier.

    You should also take a look at the face expression of the villain, making them look dangerous with exaggerated frowning eyebrows or making them smile in a sinister way. Take a look at like any Disney antagonist and you'll see what I mean.

    Now, down here I'll post some links to various videos which I think will make you know more about storytelling and threatening characters in general:

    1. How to write villains;

    2. What makes a good villain;

    3. Color theory about antagonists;

    4. How to design a villain;

    5. How to draw a villain;

    6. How to draw and portray storytelling;

      But I think you did an amazing job regardless, and next time you should try to experiment more, like with the contrast part and don't be afraid of failing! You are gonna do awesome!

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    9:09 PM, Thursday June 16th 2022

    Man do I love everything about this piece!

    First of all, I love your state of mind! I congratulate you for sticking with the idea and finishing your first full piece! All drawings start up there, in your mind, you just gotta express them in the materialistic world and present your ideas to peeps, which sounds wayyy easier than it actually is! Being able to replicate what is in your mind is very awesome, it shows a certain type of creative intelligence! And believe me, it can be a real struggle, but your pulled through!

    The drawing itself is very pleasing to look at! The fire calms down the atmosphere and I love the little flame effect and the warmth it emanates. It is clearly the main focus of the scene. And that big jar hugging that baby jar is very cute :)

    I like the less detailed background characters, I presume it's to not take away from the focus and make the drawing too cluttered, while also adding a sense of depth. The background itself is very nice, love that forest btw!

    The shapes range from not being that complicated, say the jars themselves and the houses, to pretty complex, like the patterns on the jars. I also love the different textures you used for the taverns and the jar's hands, heck, even the grass looks nice.

    The lines are also used sparingly, but wisely. You only added them on necessary components and kind of blurred them in the background, which I love.

    The colors are brilliant and bold! Love the contrast of warm and cool colors. The red from the jars, the vibrant yellow bushes and the crackly brown wooden beams used in the inns are in a nice symphony with the bluish background forest and the green and alive grassy ground.

    One thing I would add more of are shadows for sure. These could go on the corner of the houses, around the jar characters, in the grass and this would just put the fire more into focus and make it mightier. Heck maybe even experiment with a night setting and do a color study on the drawing changing the time and feel of the drawing. If you are interested in color studies, here is a link!

    But JJAG, congrats! Love this to bits! Keep on creating amazing scenes and flourish in this creative department, you are doing amazing!

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    8:38 PM, Thursday June 16th 2022

    Looking good as always dude!

    Love the plain and bold dark background and the focus it brings to the objects presented.

    The contrast looks good, maybe if you want you could also experiment with some kind of highlighter, especially on the vase. You could also invest in a good quality white pencil, I thought they were useless, but now I almost always use them in my drawings to add even more contrast with the darker values.

    I also adore the little scribbled dithering effect you created with the lines for the self shadow! Fun fact, dithering was used in retro games to reduce the memory used, but also to present the right colors or lighting. Now, it's used in all sorts of art and it actually makes for a very nice effect, you could also experiment with ink or something like that, because I know it works really well whilst using it.

    But overall it's looking good! Keep practicing on everyday objects or scenes and you will be golden!

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    8:05 PM, Thursday June 16th 2022

    These look awesome mate!

    Now, the lines don't always land where you want them to or they overlap a bit, but that's alright! I can see that you drew them with confidence and that's very important, and in the end, practice makes perfect!

    I can see you are getting more and more accurate with the VP which is awesome!

    The only thing that I would comment on is that you might need to be a bit more accurate with the hatching on the faces, maybe use a ruler if you don't already do, and that you should continue trying to improve on your line weight, there's the drawabox tutorial right here Now I know it takes a bit more time, trust me, these little boxes are haunting me in my dreams too!! :) But you are going to see amazing improvements and I believe you are going to get more awesome at it over time! There is a nice little demonstration which presents the effects of line weight and why it's important in all kinds of artsy stuff, might want to check it out if you have the time and it's quite short too! I despise reading

    There's also this beautifully constructed video by ScyllaStew, which I bet is gonna make your boxes even better!

    Good luck in this treacherous box journey! We are in this together RZMD...

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    3:58 PM, Tuesday June 14th 2022

    These are soo cute, love fanarts in general cause they reflect what the artist likes :)

    Man you went on a posting spree haha I just responded to the other one's, I am very happy to see your love for art and that you are producing amazing pieces!

    Best wishes to you :P

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    3:52 PM, Tuesday June 14th 2022

    Amazing improvement Daniel!! Keep up the great work :)

    3:47 PM, Tuesday June 14th 2022

    That's AMAZING :) I'm so glad, you also made my day better, cause leaving positivity helps all parties involved! :P

    3:45 PM, Tuesday June 14th 2022

    Yeah I noticed that :) I tried finding something that would fit your needs and I'm glad you appreciate the resources and I wish you good luck in your art journey!

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