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Pre-show butterflies by Fyuvix Pre-show butterflies by Fyuvix
My buddy :icondamien312: drew Cleo's mom, Alison, so I wanted to do a version of a piece he did for me of her brushing Cleo's hair before a concert. They're Afghan hounds.
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Liketheisland Apr 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wait, so... is the mom blind or something? It kinda looks like her eyes are gazing upward and away from the hair-?? I don't know, maybe it's just me...
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Fyuvix Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She's looking her daughter in the eyes, not looking at her hair.
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Liketheisland Apr 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really? Because every time I draw straight lines from the centers of her pupils, they converge in the area above her own nose. Maybe if her head were tilted down and to the side, the eye contact might be more clear (or simply adjusting the pupils so their centers are lower could also accomplish this). :shrug: Just the way I see it.
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Fyuvix Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think your art-studentness is showing. XD I can always tell, because art students are usually the ones that go out of their way to critique everyone, because they get critiqued in class, learn the proper artistic vernacular, and can't wait to show it off to everyone on DA. It's okay though, I used to do that when I was at art school. XD Once you graduate, you'll learn that all the rules are good foundation, but in the end, what it boils down to is if the piece looks good. The only people who can point out the rules are other art students until THEY graduate too XDDDDDDDDDDDD Anyway, thanks.
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Liketheisland Apr 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
pfft oh wow, you caught that? Gee, it's usually so subtle... :D

But yeah I do have a habit of critiquing people not only to help them but to help myself remember not to make the same mistakes/work some of the positive aspects of their art into my own. And I do think it's important for people to at least know the terms so they have a better idea of exactly what to improve when they get critiqued (and I'm sure more experienced artists appreciate comments that are better thought-out than just, "Wow that's so good"). Plus, I didn't realize just how many problems the stuff on DA had until I started art school...then I started noticing everything and felt a compulsive need to fix it. So for me it's not so much showing off my knowledge as it is a sort of artistic OCD, if that makes sense. Sometimes I just can't control myself. :lol:

I s'pose you're right about the piece looking good as what really matters. Usually your target audience won't be experts on anatomy, composition and whatnot (Rob Liefeld's career is proof of that, lol). But seeing flaws in art bugs me all the same, and here I at least get the chance to address them.

But yeah, you're welcome. :)
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Fyuvix Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, we've aaaaaaaaaaall been there, mang XD And it's true. We learn by teaching. But there's a time and place for everything, and not everyone is looking for art-school critique. In fact, a lot of artists avoid art school for that very reason. So you have to be careful when critiquing people's work, and be sensitive to that. I would recommend joining critique clubs on DA. That'll really satisfy the OCD, because yes, I've been there too. XD Once you learn about tangents and the 180 rule, you can never watch cartoons the same again. It does become a habit. You want to just point it out.

But then one day, you realize you're pointing out flaws on published, animated, finished, and sold material, and realize "wait. this became a movie. people are watching it. I'M watching it. and it has all these flaws!?" and you'll become deeply broken and saddened as I once was. XD Not to say that you should just forgo everything you learned at college, but it does help take the edge off of the critique naziism.

If you see the entire reference folder of my gallery, you'll see that I've done redlines for many people during my artschool phase. And I still do them for people who ask. But again, only if people ask. I'm not opposed to critique, but for me, art is for my own pleasure. When I draw a piece that I am TRYING to improve on, I'll ask for critique, because I'm in the right mindframe to take it, and to apply it to my art. When Im not in that self-improvement mindset, critique can just rain on my parade of drawing-for-fun. I believe that EVERY artist is like this. This is why we see so many people damaged by unwarranted critique, or even worse, subjective critique, aka "This piece sucks." So, while your critiques are valid, well thought out and well-educated, they may not always be given at an appropriate time for that artist. I'm currently dealing with some people who are so at a loss with their art right now because everyone's trying to tell them how to draw, that they can't enjoy it anymore. It's become artschool for them, and they didn't even get a degree when they finished! XD

Anyway, thanks for taking this well, bro.
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Liketheisland Apr 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
lol yeah, I really should join a group. And I guess I shouldn't just assume others want critique on most occasions just because I do (they might desperately need it but not want it :D ). I still have to remind myself that other people's minds just aren't wired the same way mine is (I might not realize when someone is flirting with me or might consider a romantic act as only "sensual" when everyone else thinks it's "sexual". There's a disconnect there. But that's another story).
Aaand you're welcome. I'm really obligated to take things well at this point, frankly. I'd be a massive hypocrite if I didn't. ;)
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Fyuvix Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think that's called aspergers. XDDDD
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OtterGrl Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww soooo cute!! :)
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Fyuvix Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the comments, Otter! n.n
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