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I'm participating on the 30 Day Monster Girl Challenge , on tumblr. Feel free to join! I would love to see your drawings too! :love: Also, this is a very good way to practice.

I'll only draw sketches so I can also draw other stuff during my day.

Made with pencils, ball-pen and colored pencils. Colored with PS CS3.
Textures from Lost and Taken.
About 45 min to draw this and paint.

Featured here: link

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Sany95 Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow looks very beautiful! ^^
TheJoanaPADJ Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :iconsweethugplz:
Sany95 Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np >.< :hug:
Hi I am from :iconbeaute-lamour: and excuse me for the super late critique but these days I am super busy. But I will be critiquing this from a naturalistic point of view or to some realism. First I really like your unique sense of style and the way you do art, you have a signature style and I admire that because on this site almost everyone art looks the same and yours stand out and I love that; nice breath of fresh air. Your lines are very vibrant and has a nice rhythm and movement to it.

Ok since it is unclear to me what your ultimate goal as an artist is I have to critique this from a realistic point of view. Ok first if you are taking more of a naturalistic route with your piece, then I suggest to add more of a transition between your values and work on the values of your piece. To me some of your shadows make the light appear that it is coming from the side but it is a little difficult to determine because the leg shadows show that the light is coming from the side but the shadow under the breast looks like the light is coming from the top. I suggest to stick with 1 light sources but if you want to do 2 light sources than just make each one more distinctive of each other. Like you could try making one softer than the other and the other light source stronger and brighter, you can use color to show 2 different light sources. For me light is a challenge so I recommend to start with one light source and if you feel like you have a good strong hold on one light source then you can start playing with 2 or etc. sources of light because light is difficult and it is what creates value in a piece. But these are just suggestions.
With value it all depends on the lighting, the direction of it and the amount. When you do values it can really help your piece have more dimension and pop out more from the page. But I believe the value is the biggest thing you may want to work on if you want to do more of a naturalistic approach with your art. With value you need peak highlights,highlights, mid tones and shadows and darker shadows and each one depends on light, where they hit the form it depends on which direction the light hits and the amount of each shade depends on the amount of light that is striking the form. So I believe value will add so much dimension to your piece, but it is nice that you have added cast and form shadows. But more value can help with perspective and figure foreshortening.

You have done well with color but don't be afraid to explore totally wacky colors like reds,blues and yellows to add to skins because skin has a variety of colors that we don't even realize. With Caucasian skin it has warmth and I am happy you added that but don't shy away from colors that seem like they would not be in skin, because in nature things are so many colors and the secret is just knowing how to mix them well and get the effect you want.

Your texture is so great nice movement and it makes the piece stand out so much. I like the hair but I suggest if you play around with the values then the viewer will be able to see all those wonderful strains you put into the hair.

Keep up the good work these are some suggest you can use to add to your original style again I love the way you draw and I hope this helped you out.

If you would like to go for a more naturalistic or realistic approach to art then these tutorials are good

skin colors-[link]

light source- [link]

value scale-[link]
I hope this help and if you need anymore tutorials you would like to check out then I have collected many to share with artist here [link] I just hoped this helped out :)
TheJoanaPADJ Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok! First of all.. I'm very sorry to say something only now... ;__; I've just discovered that little button that allows me to keep this message AFTER I reply to it... I took so long to reply because since this critique has a very big amount of usefull information I didn't want to lost it. But now I figure it out. xD It took me a long time.

Thank you sooo much! This "I really like your unique sense of style and the way you do art, you have a signature style and I admire that because on this site almost everyone art looks the same and yours stand out and I love that; nice breath of fresh air. Your lines are very vibrant and has a nice rhythm and movement to it." totaly made my day now! *u*

Yes I think the parts I have more difficulties with it is indeed the light and ... the hands! x'D LOL
But this really helps me a lot. I don't even know how to thank you! *u*
It was something like this I was expecting from people when they commented on my works, because it helps me to grow. So, thank you so much. :glomp:
Your so welcome dear :) I am sorry for my late reply to my inbox has been exploding because I have been on and off :D

Your so welcome :) and I do love your style it is so unique to you which is one thing that makes your art stand out so much :) I am happy it made your day :tighthug:

Me to, lighting is so hard for me because when I think I learn it, I find that I don't know anything at all lol and hands and feet are hard for me to but keep at it, artist getting better by doing their art alot :) I am very happy this helped you and if you need any other critiques or suggestions we also have added a folder you can submit to [link] :) your so welcome :tighthug: :heart: :)
Beautiful! She look a little sad, isn't it?
TheJoanaPADJ Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thaaank you sweetie! Yes, maybe! :meow: Or maybe afraid of something. :)
Oh, I think I'll make this, too! :la: Love your harpy, she's awesome! :love:
TheJoanaPADJ Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, my dear!!! :glomp: :la: :love:

Yes yes! Do it too!!! I would love to see them! :meow:
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