QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ Oct 17 2006, 04:11 PM) [snapback]461272[/snapback]
ScarMySoul, I don't think I've seen any original drawings from you. This last one you posted was still more or less a trace of an existing picture. Granted, I know it gets into a gray area when it comes to reference photos, but you're still using the same technique that we've been seeing from you copying official screencaps and big name fanartists; referencing and drawing realism requires different methods of drawing and shading entirely. And even then, referencing photos can only take you so far; once you get it down to perfection, then what's the point? All you've done in the end is the work of a sentient photocopier. It's good for learning technique, but even mastering photorealism, however much of a skill it undoubtedly is, is still only a step in learning towards creating your own images and concepts.
I hope it's not too patronizing of me to say that I'd like to see better from you.
Well thanks for the honesty lol. I do appreciate the comment you gave. As for patronizing, no worries, I always like to hear what people think in lieu to my art. I understand completely what you mean. I do have an original drawing I did in charcol a while back in an art class I took. I'll post that. @ Ratzenheich
~ Thanks I guess lol, after hearing what Toby had to say I wouldn't say its all that great lol.
^^ This one I had to do for a midterm and the senario went like this, you're driving home from the beach and you spill a drink. You bend down to pick it up, what is the first thing you see when you look out the windsheild. The alien and whatnot were inspired by my grandfather lol, he loved to watch UFO shows and such.
^^ I don't know if Toby would consider this one as an original, but I had to do this one for my final and my teacher had made a still life and I had to draw it a certain way. So I guess I copied something again lol... but yeah.
^^I did this one in my art class in highschool 4 years ago; Its my own redition of the weighing of the heart. I had no pictures to reference from and I tried my best to stay true to the forms of the characters.