|4 Dec 2003|| Keetsie Joy|
Hey, wait a minute. You're sixteen, drawing at this level, and think you're plateau-ing?? Gah, you should see what I was doing at sixteen. I had no CLUE what I was doing. Trust me, you're ahead of the game, way ahead. Everyone goes through several phases when they can't see themselves improving. Don't worry about those phases, just keep getting all that drawing experience in.
Now about your picture. You're getting really good at faces, and your proportions are looking more and more natural. Your linework is also very strong. Next time you do a picture like this, try working with a calligraphy pen or a charcoal pencil with a lot of lead exposed instead of Photoshop. Experiment with varying the pressure and thickness in a single line. Try to think how a line in the hair may be different from a line in a horn. Your lines are already accurate. Now try to make them descriptive. J. L. Gómez
replies: "Heh, I just say that because I can't ignore some of the prodegies out there like Joy Ang or Brett Cushing...they're just...incredible. And I haven't been improving for a while, a looong, loooong while (maybe a year now) and its frustrating because I feel like I can never reach a good level. I don't know how some people do it. Well, it doesn't matter whether or not I get exceptional, because destiny's set and there's nothing I can really do about it. I just have to stop being so lazy!
Very good advice. Maybe I can still tweek it with different sized pens in OC...true about the linewidths, they are essential for overall expression. Thank you Jiari *sniff!* hehe