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If you could walk in my shoes... by Noal If you could walk in my shoes... by Noal
But really, don't walk in my shoes.

They're mine.

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I should mention that this was done in OC 1.1. My Photoshop was refusing to export files. Period. It was creepy because I could locate them via browse in photoshop, but attempting to find them via any other method was fruitless. e_e; Ghost files...
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :D It's so good to see more frequent submissions from you

One thing you could experiment with in the future is a painting technique where you use a variety of color in your highlights and shadows, and not just a darker version or different shade of the base color. Example: reds, blues, and purples used in the shadows and yellows used as hilights [link]
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Noal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
See, this is something that I desperately need to work on, but I don't really know where to start or what would be proper application of this. xD; I really suck, but at least I can admit to it. I need to observe more.
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. Start anywhere! I got drilled on this when doing self-portraits in school... I think skin is the most interesting. Drawing your hand in natural light or something just to observe the subtlety of the colors is a good way to start practicing. Looking at my hand in the lamp light right now, the shadows look green instead of black where the shadows are darkest, but red where the shadows are lighter... noticing those patterns makes colors in work more enticing and life-like.

And you definitely don't suck. You have a natural rhythm in your drawing and your own style. It's ok to be wherever you are, as long as you aren't afraid to try new things, grow from those experiences, and enjoy the learning process. We're all growing, all the time... I think a Drawing Professor told me that.
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Noal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true. I'm just being down on myself, totally not constructive at all. It's mildly frustrating haha. Considering that I'm 100% self taught, I guess I'm doing okay.

I really appreciate your input on these things, by the way. You have no idea how refreshing it is to have a second set of well trained eyes to look over what I'm doing and to be like "Hey that's cool! You know what might give this more depth? This..."
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you're doing great. Considered for it's own merit, starting up after putting something aside for a while is really hard.
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is probably a little more inspiring, haha: [link]
See those subtle shades of green and red in Sophie's skin? The red and blue in her hair? I think utilizing more color might be good to try sometime. :)
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Noal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh. That makes me super happy. I love Howl's Moving Castle. You're right, it is more inspiring for me. xD;
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AngstZombie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really like the expression, its nice to see a positive version of the saying here (:
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Noal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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AngstZombie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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