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Art critique and advice; beginner artists are welcome to post here; includes an oekaki. (NO FLAMES)

Artists, read before posting!

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.

Courtesy of Arne Niklas Jansson: Basic and comprehensive drawing and painting tutorial
Courtesy of Bakaneko: Figure Drawing Basics, Further Anatomy, Hands

These were brought to my attention by Aeresque#Artist. Courtesy of Scribd: Drawing the Human head, Drawing Dynamic Hands, Dynamic Figure Drawing
And for those of you who want it a bit easier, we also have the whole thing as one neat rar with all three books in pdf form.

NEW! These were brought to my attention by MajorTom in #fchan. Courtesy of Andrew Loomis: Creative Illustration, Drawing the Head and Hands, Eye Of The Painter, Figure drawing for all it's worth, Fun with a Pencil, Successful Drawing, Drawing Dynamic Hands.

If you think you know a good basic tutorial that would fit in here, feel free to contact me under Xenofur in IRC and I will add the link.

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A bit more help... 
File: Scarlet_Color.jpg -(1981019 B, 5395x7062)
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Source: SilasFox

Here's another little doodle I threw together. This is a profile of one of my characters, Scarlet, who I decided to really work on. She's supposed to be this tall, regal-looking warrior queen, and I think I did fairly well in pulling that off. Her armor is supposed to be stone and green metal, with gold and gem fittings here and there. I'm planning on putting this figure in a bigger landscape with two other characters of mine, and I'm doing each character individually, then I'll splice them into a landscape I'll phase in later.

Now I know for a fact that my coloring needs work. I've never digitally colored anything, and I just picked up Adobe Illustrator last week, so you could say this piece is a test. I think I went way overboard on her shading, and the light source isn't as clear as I would have liked it to be. As of yet, I know my textures are severely lacking, so I'll be working on that next.

Her anatomy is bothering me. The foreshortening of her leg and pear didn't come off as drastic as I was hoping for, and she just sort of looks stretched to me. Her breastplate is also a bit off to me, and I'm having trouble fixing the design. I'm a little concerned about her design in general, and I'm working overtime to really nail it down.

Thats as much as I can see for now. Any help you can give would be helpful.

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Here's a start.

Fascinating how shrinking it down removes a lot of the artifacts. I guess I'll have to mention it in like two months when I get over to your post.