forumsdrawing discussionon the topic of lowering pictures
brainspiller83 (Sep 26, 2004)
The other day I found one of my images lowered (angry thang) from advanced to intermediate. Not that I mind, although I thought it was advanced. I was wondering if it would be possible for the admin whom changed it to a different board to let me know what about it wasn't advanced quality and what was wrong about it so I know what's expected of me to create something worth putting on the advanced board. I think it would be fair for other people to have the same feedback on the images that have been changed to a different board too just so they know. I myself am an admin of a chatroom, although not the same thing, but I let people know first before removing them just so they have a chance.

many thanks!
Cordelia_Pink (Sep 26, 2004)
Yeah, sometimes you think that your picture's just in the right category but for some people they think it really needs more work (or it could also be that they don't like that style of drawing -.- ...tsk) So yeah, I think that's a good idea. But just to be safe, I'd probably just put it in the lower category even if it's not enough points gained. Not that points really matter to me anywayz (but I do get ticked off when I lose points for having my picture lowered... even when it's set to unfinished hidden)
quintessence (Sep 26, 2004)
Most of the time when I move something I leave a quick of description of why, but not always, and I'm sure it's the same for the other mods.
concannon (Sep 26, 2004)
Okay, that was me. And just to let you know, as I'm critiquing this, I have the image open in another window, I'm not just...rattling things off from the top of my head, or something.

Firstly, you have this huuge canvas space, where you've appropriately drawn your 'angry thang.' However, it's large enough that you should've focused on details, specifically texture. I mean, the guy is obviously furry, and detail is an important part of advanced board work. Secondly, a great deal of him is defined in one color, without lineart, but his eyes and teeth do have lineart, which detracts from the overall effect. Another thing, some of the lighting and shadow on some of the piece doesn't agree with lighting and shadow on other parts.

And lastly, the black background, which can occasionally be employed to great effectiveness, is not looked well-upon in an advanced level drawing. You gotta but some real detail in there! Believe me, I know it's hard. -___- I myself stay well away from the advanced boards.

Anyway, there's your explaination, and I'm sorry if you've been offended.
brainspiller83 (Sep 26, 2004)
Thanks for the explanation! I wasn't offended, i was just curious! plus i think knowing where you're going wrong can help you improve on your skills which is always a good thing.

thanks again, much appreciated!
davincipoppalag (Sep 27, 2004)
VV wants us to believe she's only 15.. but I know she's really 34.. ( I won't tell VV heheehee))
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