Your painting shows this well. It's a beautiful composition.
I liked the blue background of the image. I think when we talk about a mermaid, we will always remember Ariel (from the Disney's "The Little Mermaid"), therefore, mermaids, we imagine, are redheads. Natural redheads. What is beautiful!
The Seahorse at the front of the mermaid, evokes the magic. The composition of colors in the hair of the mermaid is, no doubt, beautiful.
The beautiful redhead green eyes of the deep sea, make me feel good. I like that.
Of the few things that I noticed of bad of the painting, these are: the hand of the mermaid - is not in a good position, makes it appear that the mermaid is making a gesture with his fingers. The mouth of the mermaid - not that the lips are ugly (far from it!), But I think a smile would fall quite well in the face of the beautiful redhead. And finally: did not like the ambiance. Saying that she is on the sea is not convincing! ? We do not have, for example, bubbles which show that this mermaid is in the water.
But none of these small details take off the beauty and purity that this painting represents...
You said you had done this quickly in the iPad, right? Well, if you have not told you that, let me tell you: you are a professional, dude! Congratulations!
And this, is for my folks in Brazil: ___________________________________________________________________
Tem algo de diferente nas ruivas, né?
Tua pintura mostra bem isso. É uma bela composição.
Gostei do azul do fundo da imagem. Acho que quando nos referimos a uma sereia, sempre nos lembraremos de Ariel (do desenho da Disney "A Pequena Sereia"), portanto, sereias, imaginamos nós, são ruivas. Ruivas naturais. O que é lindo!
O cavalo marinho que fica na frente da sereia, incita a algo mágico. A composição de cores na cabeleira da sereia é, sem duvida, lindo.
Os olhos verdes das linda ruiva do fundo do mar, me fazem sentir bem. Eu gosto disso.
Das poucas coisas que reparei de ruim da pintura, estas são: a mão da sereia - não esta numa boa posição; faz parecer que a sereia esta fazendo algum gesto com os dedos. A boca da sereia - não que os labios estejam feios (longe disso!!), mas creio que um sorriso cairia muito bem na bela face da ruiva. E por ultimo: não gostei da ambientação. Dizer que ela esta no fundo do mar não convence! ?Não temos, por exemplo, bolhas que mostrem que esta sereia esta dentro d'agua.
Mas nada destes pequenos detalhes tirão a beleza e a puresa que esta pintura representa...
Tu disse que havia feito isto rapidamente do iPad, certo? Bem, se ainda não te disseram isso, deixa eu te falar: tu é um profissional, cara! Parabéns!
Le gah! You are gaining real talent on the ipad. Hows it going to be going back to tablet for you? I wouldn;t think of this as so negative because you've really been honing your skills as far as tone and lighting go while working on the ipad and when you reclaim the tablet you'll be super-mega-awesome Anyway i really like the composition of this one with all the pretty ickle seahorsies! and the way you've done the light so softly. i imagine the lighting could be somewhat more stark but nevertheless this is beautifully done. the softness even adds to the magical/mythical feel. I objects in her hair are really cool but don;t quite seem integrated.... All the same for an ipad drawing this is freaking amazing. I am so proud of you lawl Wonderful work!
Ta I don't know what it will be like adjusting back, but I'm really hoping that things will come easier, now that I've kind of learnt to cope with inferior materials. But I'm not sure I'll ever be super-mega-awesome xD Mm, I keep having lighting dilemmas, because I want to draw things in dark places, deep in the ocean of whatever, but at the same time I want to SEE them! Yeah, I just got bored of the stuff in her hair and didn't finish it like I was going to. Anyway, Thankies!
Aww thank you. It would be more refined/detailed if I had my tablet and photoshop rather than this iPad - never mind! I'm really glad you like it. How long has it taken me? Well... I've always drawn things, so that's about 18 years of pencil sketches. I started digital about two years ago (you have no idea how incredibly bad I was - I started in Paint with a mouse and gradually worked my way into proper software) and then really started taking it seriously about a year ago I guess. So - there's a long-winded answer, if you wanted one!
That is exactly what I wanted damn, 18 years... no wonder you're able to pluck something cool from your imagination and draw it in no time, without reference haha cool, you've obviously come quite far in 2 years of digital artwork,what's been your biggest struggle as you've continued to improve your skills?
I'm quite proud of my improvement. I'm actually redrawing something from a few months ago at the moment, I might put it on one of those 'draw this again' memes. Anyway. My biggest struggle...well, I'd say that I've never helped myself by over-thinking things. As soon as I'd drawn something I wasn't happy with, I used to ask 'What's missing? Is it the skin, or the colour that's wrong?' and get really frustrated that my art wasn't where I wanted it to be. I don't worry so much now, I just take any tutorial I find (even if I don't think it's relevant to my weaknesses or genre), watch my favourite artists on livestream, practice every day and all the skills come. Now that I'm redrawing that piece I mentioned, I'm realising that there wasn't any one problem, with a quick-fix solution. It was the cumulation of many tiny improvements that has let me see how to improve it. So, for me improvement isn't a struggle now, I just let my brain do its unconscious work, learning from other artists and picking up random things from tutorials and observation. If you want to hear about the single technical element that I've struggled with most, I'd say - facial structure. I didn't even realise how much was just guessing, and getting wrong. ....Christ, my answers are getting longer! I should write you a damn essay >.<
Thank you very much for that, knowing how you overcame your struggles and improved on your skills will definitely turn out helpful I'll be keeping the message for future reference, thanks again I'm not great at drawing the female face and damn terrible at drawing asian eyes, had to even resort blemin tracing paper for the first time for a female asian character's face, to get the eyes right for a college project. I've got plenty of artwork from my course that I'll eventually upload