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I'm improving

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 4:11 AM

Million dollar question: How can I improve next year? What are some points I need to work on? Your eyes are better than mine when it comes to that, so if you could tell me I'll be eternally grateful c:

I compared my works of August-October last year with my works of August-October this year and wow
I think I did it
I am finally starting to improve at a rate that I find acceptable

Last year

The Gayest Little Fairy by ElithianFox Q: Talents by ElithianFox 
The new monster boys by ElithianFox

This year

Etisi Huntson by ElithianFox Rebel Assassin Thieves by ElithianFox 

G: How to Train Your Eidolon by ElithianFox Aftermath by ElithianFox

I am so happy with these changes because I can visibly see the change and I don't like the artwork of last year that much anymore, which has to mean I have improved. Personally I can't wait until I am at a point where I no longer like Etisi's picture, because in my eyes that's one of the best things I have ever produced. But the faster I start disliking things about it, the quicker my improvement.

The biggest change seems to be lineart quality and shading technique. My lineart used to be pretty sloppy before I started paying attention to it and began correcting it afterwards. My lines have again become thinner than before too. My shading became more refined and went more into detail (thanks to Toasty-Marshmallow's technique I learned last month <3) but I feel like I've lost some sharpness it used to have last year. My shading style did become a mix between soft and hard shading ever since I started using the water tool. I got better at anatomy and my poses became slightly more dynamic again. Oh, and obviously I started using extra lighting in my pictures as well! Which, by the way, has improved a lot too since I first started using it.

My goals for the future are to become better at anatomy, to get dynamic poses, to learn how to draw expressions, and to finally learn how to draw those damned backgrounds I just can't nail. Plus get better at colour theory. 

So! I can really use criticism in a situation like this. What do you think are my strong points? What do you think are my weak points I should work on? Has anything gotten worse since last year? Can you see me slip into some pattern that doesn't benefit my art? Let me know! I'll accept any and all criticism.

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CelineDGD Featured By Owner 6 days ago

Hello there awesome stranger. :3 *I clicked on the random deviant button. ;)*
I am only passing by to spread the love. <3

You are beautiful and important, no matter what people say. <3 And never forget, when you feel useless, remember that you are someone else's reason to smile and to love life. <3 So thank you for existing, gorgeous. :love:

Have a hug too. :hug:

Have a wonderful day/evening/night. :3
Sincerely, CelineDGD,
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ElithianFox Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up!
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