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« on: March 16, 2008 01:36:06 PM »



I did this for my portfolio. Hopefully it will help me get into a good architecture school. The portfolio is optional, but i want to impress them in anyway possible. I can do anything as long as the number does not exceed 20. Do you think this is good enough to impress? I feel like the water is not that reflective. What can I do to improve this drawing? Don't be to mean though because I might just decide to rip it to shreds. lo jk but no, really tell me what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 01:42:11 PM »

i think it's pretty good, but i think his/her body too big compared to his/her legs. i like it, though and i think the water's fine; if you made it reflective, it might take away from the real zebra. good job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 02:02:42 PM »

It's very eyecatching and engaging -- I know the stripes must have been very tedious. As for feedback: In the actual shadows in the zebra, you need more contrast, as well as in the background. Make darker darks that are not the stripes. And in some places, don't let edges be defined by lines. Use different values to differentiate between different things. Try to use some value over most of the background -- even if it's just a really light grey. For the water, if you just some more gradation in the little ripples, it will look more real. Sorry to sound really snotty. It's a really great drawing, and I think with little tweaking, it could look incredible -- something that will definitely impress admissions people. Very, very nice job so far!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 02:08:42 PM »

It's very eyecatching and engaging -- I know the stripes must have been very tedious. As for feedback: In the actual shadows in the zebra, you need more contrast, as well as in the background. Make darker darks that are not the stripes. And in some places, don't let edges be defined by lines. Use different values to differentiate between different things. Try to use some value over most of the background -- even if it's just a really light grey. For the water, if you just some more gradation in the little ripples, it will look more real. Sorry to sound really snotty. It's a really great drawing, and I think with little tweaking, it could look incredible -- something that will definitely impress admissions people. Very, very nice job so far!

Thanks. You have a great eye for detail! I've never taken a real art class and you just told me things that help so much. You don't sound snotty at all b/c you know what you know what your saying and why.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008 07:38:49 PM »

So can anyone else please comment or criticize? I want to get better at this thing so any help is really appreciated. I'm to broke for an art class.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008 04:57:00 PM »

It's been awhile...any one got any comments?
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