Art critique and advice; beginner artists are welcome to post here; includes an oekaki. (NO FLAMES)
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Before you post your art to ask for critique, please read these tutorials. They explain the basic principles of drawing and figure drawing. Most posts where these basics are missing will never get a response, as people are quite frankly sick and bored of explaining over and over that you would have to pretty much learn how to draw first, before you could improve.
You're saying you find cartoons creepy, but tracing your references and 3D models is an appealing visual to you? If you were trying to paint a horrifying world it might pass but looking through your gallery you are clearly trying to make them sexually appealing.
< This is not sexually appealing to most people. This is a freaky looking trace with features added in incorrectly, and a bad use of texture.
You were on the right track much earlier on before you started "using" references/3D models, and all I can really suggest is that you just...stop doing what you're doing.
This is an example of "using references" wrongly. You have clearly traced a majority of the image from a photograph, and then added the muzzle in. It looks pasted on, the angle is off significantly, the ear is sewed on in a tacky fashion, and it makes the viewer uneasy to look at this.
The man was amazing at piecing together references from photos and using them in a fresh, lively fashion that made the imagery accurate and appealing. He knew how to bend the rules and adjust a reference correctly.
Thank you very much for the constructive criticism and a great article (although having trouble with English). but now I finally abide in an impasse with respect to anthropomorphic characters. anthropomorphic - because of people like, means the boundary of a vague as ever ...
continued improvement of the style, here is my latest work. Experimented with a combination of features of man and beast, but not successfully. In the future, try to shift the balance in favor of animal traits.