I’m really trying to improve and I’m sort of a lost, floundering fish in the open air here. I keep guessing what I need to improve at, but since I’m not in school I don’t have any mentors or teachers, or even any peer critique. I know that outside of a structured critique session the idea might be intimidating and challenging, but I like to think of Tumblr as a community where we can build off of each other’s ideas, like we would in a classroom setting. And I welcome harshness! So you don’t have to worry about hurting my feelings, if you are indeed worried about that. If you don’t know where to start with my work, I’ll show you a few recent pieces here that would be a good place to start critiquing. If you want to, you can even redline them! (My submit box is open.)
Here are a few recent ones, as a jumping point:
(I swear to god I will draw a background soon.)
Tell me where I went wrong with the coloring! Point out problems with my style! Critique my composition! It’ll be fun and I will love you forever.
The works of Anglo-Welsh painter Frank Brangwyn.
Chosen entirely for their artistic value and not at all because topless blacksmith dudes about to make out.
wow this is quite powerful
There’s more pages in the original - rings a much different tone when read all together.
reblogging cuz it is excellent
Bad Cell by James Jirat Patradoon
Your art is immaculate. Everyone should follow this man’s blog.
Ryan Sook - Friday 13
Between the Waves, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1898
Ivan Aivazovsky - The Black Sea At Night
Love everything by him. Romantic seascapes are the best.
The progression of dress styles through the late eighteenth until the early twentieth century.
by Chéri Hérouard