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Critique: Art style inconsistent

Kope

Artist?
This maybe why not a lot on twitter like my art but just wanted a second opinion as to how to be more consistent so people like my art
 

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MissNook

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Hello!

Since you showed 3 different art with 3 different styles and you seem to want to be consistent. Which one of those artwork do you like the most? Is there one of those styles you want to improve?
Why do you want to have a consistent art style by the way? :)
 

Kope

Artist?
Hello!

Since you showed 3 different art with 3 different styles and you seem to want to be consistent. Which one of those artwork do you like the most? Is there one of those styles you want to improve?
Why do you want to have a consistent art style by the way? :)
I think I like the second one the most with the high contrast and shadows. I want to be consistent because I think I’ll improve more that way so people will like my art more x3
 

MissNook

Well-Known Member
So your goal is that people will like your art. Is it also for you to like your art? Cause usually you will take different directions as an artist due to your subjectivity :) That's why, I asked you which one was your favorite too ^^ It's important in my opinion to note that you can be your number1 fan and your number1 criticism at the same time.

That being said, let's look at how to improve your art. My first advice would be to be aware of values. Values are basically the weight of your colors in term of luminosity. To add contrast to a piece you can use a lot of things, including values. You may have seen a lot of black&white piece who plays only on the values of grey, that's the concept ^^
Here's an example on how to see and use values on your piece:
  1. Your piece
  2. On grayscale you can see that the character and the meteorite/planet have the same kind of values
  3. Making the planet darker will bring the character out entirely
  4. Making the planet lighter will bring the dark parts of the character (including the head) stand out more.

I think the main thing that makes the planet stand out at the same level as the character is also that the spots on the planet are contrasting a lot with the rest of the planet.

However, since you like high contrasts, another point to notice is that you can also play with colors. On this piece your character is pretty much on the orange tones. The complementary color for orange is blue. You did the collar in blue so I guess you either know or feel the colors that works well for contrast.
Here's your piece with a blue planet. The character stands out more thanks to the complementary colors :)
 

Kope

Artist?
So your goal is that people will like your art. Is it also for you to like your art? Cause usually you will take different directions as an artist due to your subjectivity :) That's why, I asked you which one was your favorite too ^^ It's important in my opinion to note that you can be your number1 fan and your number1 criticism at the same time.

That being said, let's look at how to improve your art. My first advice would be to be aware of values. Values are basically the weight of your colors in term of luminosity. To add contrast to a piece you can use a lot of things, including values. You may have seen a lot of black&white piece who plays only on the values of grey, that's the concept ^^
Here's an example on how to see and use values on your piece:
  1. Your piece
  2. On grayscale you can see that the character and the meteorite/planet have the same kind of values
  3. Making the planet darker will bring the character out entirely
  4. Making the planet lighter will bring the dark parts of the character (including the head) stand out more.

I think the main thing that makes the planet stand out at the same level as the character is also that the spots on the planet are contrasting a lot with the rest of the planet.

However, since you like high contrasts, another point to notice is that you can also play with colors. On this piece your character is pretty much on the orange tones. The complementary color for orange is blue. You did the collar in blue so I guess you either know or feel the colors that works well for contrast.
Here's your piece with a blue planet. The character stands out more thanks to the complementary colors :)


wow! I appreciate your in depth analysis thank you so much! This will help me a whole lot! I looked at your fa page and I love your work ^^ I hope I can like my art someday lol
 

MissNook

Well-Known Member
wow! I appreciate your in depth analysis thank you so much! This will help me a whole lot! I looked at your fa page and I love your work ^^ I hope I can like my art someday lol
You're welcome :) Thanks for your kind comment about my art :)
I'm sure you will like your art ^^ Don't hesitate to write again if you feel that you're stuck or to PM me if you need specific advice on a piece, I'll try to help ^^
 
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