by Akikoma, January 21st 2021 © 2021 Akikoma

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: I don't know! I am an absolute beginner; I'm here to study the basics of rendering

Nice to meet you. I'm participating from Japan. I've joined today. I would be very happy if you could give me a critique. I'm not very good at English, so I'm using translation software to write this text. I'm not very good at English, so I used translation software to write this text.


Hello Akikoma!

My name is Izzy, I'm a comic book artist and I have been drawing my whole life.

I would say for an absolute beginner this is really great! You have a very solid grasp on proportions and definitely know more than you think you do! The hair line and eyes are very well done and you were very successful in creating a three dimensional feeling which is very important with rendering.

I would say in this drawing specifically, I can tell you were struggling with the jaw line and chin. My advice would be to use your drawing strokes more confidently. Only make a line or two and then move on. Blind contour drawing is very very good for this.
I would also recommend spending more time working on the mouth and nose area specifically! They're very complex and even more complex when it comes to rendering.

In any case, I believe this is a very very good place to start! I wish I had such a strong grasp on proportions when I first started drawing. You should be proud of your skill level! :)


Hello Tsilghaah

Thank you.
It was very helpful.
As you pointed out, I had a hard time with the jaw line.
I would like to train myself to get a better shape of the nose and mouth.

What is the "blind contour drawing" that you taught me?
I would appreciate it if you could tell me.


Hey Akikoma,

thanks for your contribution! your lines seem to be already quite confident, and your proportions seem quite good. there is not much I can tell you to improve other than keep practicing. great job!


hello Brian

Thank you!

I'll keep practicing a lot!

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