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Wave Breaker by Icedragon300

Whilst I can definitely see what you are going for, there are a number of very significant things that need amending for your style to ...

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MARX-MAN
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Please post any tips you feel that could help improve my work!!!

Drawing tools


:bulletgreen: 12 WHSmith Art-Studio 4H - 6B sketching pencils
Standard pencil set with a decent range.
:bulletgreen: WHSmith - 6 Pure Graphite Sticks, HB, 2B, 4D, 6B, 8B & 9B.
These things are amazing, they allow me to put down block areas of dark shade really quickly.
:bulletgreen: Staedtler Mars micro 0.5mm mechanical pencil.
Finishing and burnishing the details as well as precision shading.
:bulletgreen: Staples sharpening eraser, really good for crisp and fine highlights.
Highlights and precision erasing
:bulletgreen: Mould-able/shape-able eraser
Good for line and point highlights, isn't as precise as the Staples fully sharpened.
:bulletgreen: Hard/medium self made tortillion.
A decent enough smudge stick for filling areas with shade and detail shading when mixed with the Sharpening eraser but doesn't compare to a store bought one.
:bulletgreen: Staedtler sharpener.
Keeps the pencils and erasers sharp for crisp results
:bulletgreen: Cotton buds
For softening areas and removing harsher tones by a fraction.
:bulletgreen: Push pins
Green, no reason why I chose the green coloured one, these work like a fine point smudge stick but also can be used on the white areas to leave whiskers in white when shading later, (requires practice though).
:bulletgreen: Daler Rowney, 150 grams per square meter acid free cartridge paper.
:bulletgreen:Boldmere, Complete Charcoal & Sketch Set.
Black charcoal, Tortillion, Paper blending stump.

Drawing techniques


Blending
Using a stump or a different grade of pencil, the application of slight pressure to push lightly laid material around the paper, not to be confused with burnishing which seeks to push the material used into the paper. The material could be graphite or charcoal.
On graphite, many different types of surface to paper materials can be used, ideally you want to keep one tortillion or blending stump as clean as possible as material can build up and be deposited on different areas of a drawing, this is not ideal.

Burnishing
A finishing technique for black and white and a blending technique for colour, applying a higher pressure to an area forces any laid colours to blend and makes any shaded black areas darker. Once an area has been burnished, the paper's tooth has been damaged, erasing will be difficult and further burnishing or hard erasing may wear or tear the paper.

Hatching
Laying of directional strokes in order to give the impression of darkness by utilizing the density of lines as opposed to shade of pencil.


More tips will be added later, feel free to comment about anything you feel would be helpful

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:iconcopperrein:
copperrein Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congratulations on winning the DrawPLZ contest!
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks. Perhaps I should enter more competitions. :)
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:iconkarmacursed:
karmacursed Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:ahoy:
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Aloha.
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Kafuna Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im glad you liked the punchline! :)
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Zeiram3f Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciating the fav /=]
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artist
No problem.
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shiny9tails Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I love your work! It's sooo good!!
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Artist
My work is mostly academic in terms of learning.

I have learned how to use the tools to render, I have learned how to structure forms and imply lighting but I still need to work on my lines, I am always using a chicken scratch.

I need to work on my perspective, I still create wonky images that are due to my seating position.

My work suffers from a lack of measurement, but I am working on getting rid of that problem.

I also haven't mastered the knack of mimicking of values.

I am working on it.
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shiny9tails Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
(im not actually an artist) so to me it just looks amazing. I just draw for fun.
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Artist
Maybe, but as a rendering it is not up to the kind of standard I want to achieve.

I want to get to a point when a person says, that looks like a photograph, it is a high standard but it is attainable with practice.
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satsingh13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice skills!!
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
I am getting there, still a long way to go though.
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Ayumu-Haruto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome to :iconartisan-guild: we really look forward to your artwork and you contribution to the group ^_^

If you have any questions, queries or issues feel free to talk to any of the admin at Artisan-Guild, we are happy to assist you

Kind Regards,
Ayumu-Haruto
Contributor of Artisan-Guild
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for the addition.
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puppyluver92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
hi there~
:iconapplethecat13: is my sister. and i kinda wanted to say thank you. ya see, after you and her kinda talked about who was a better artist or what ever(i can't quite remember exactly what happened....) she kept practicing and now she is a ton better.
so yeah...thanks~
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artist
You mean when I referred to the cat she draw as mangled.

I was trying to flag the lack of proportion, albeit in a little blunt fashion.

Only a few things need to be respected in order to make a good drawing.

- Lighting
- Colour
- Proportion
- Perspective

A lot of things fall into place with those fundamentals.
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puppyluver92 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
yeh...well that was about a year or so ago....and we only did art as a little hobby but now we do it because we love to draw and want to get better.....she has improved a lot though...just saying
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DrizztHunter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank's for the fave!
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Artist
No problem :)
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NasuTheRedWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice =3
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks...

and :squee: for the :+devwatch:and for the :llama:
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pendawg Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Dear god I hate that we're from the same country.
I also hate that someone as irritating as you has some artistic talent.
Now I hate my self for the fact I'm going to favorite one of your pieces.

Congratulations on annoying me immensely.
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Artist
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