For the traditional the only thing is, (if you did not know this) you can use a finger (I use my pinky mostly) to smudge the shadows which thus makes it a bit smoother and easier to erase if you mess up. For the digital, I myself do not use it so I can not give any advice or critique. I love the brick patterning on the house and the thoughtfulness you put into the old architecture and that it would not have perfect symmetry. For the digital I really like the coloring and the realistic spread as the ice melts. Keep up the good work!
First, the digital is very nice. Otherwise, I am not a digital artist, although I know a bit this style So, I like the colors. Maybe you should use more custom and texture brushes to make your pictures more realistic. Let's talk about the traditional one! I think it is really promising, the perspective and the composition are OK. My advice is, you should be more patient, you have to work on textures. I don't know how many pencils do you use, but the more you use, the best is the final picture. Because the 8B is darker and softer, and the 4H is harder and lighter. It is good to smudge the graphite with a handkerchief or something like that, but try to use different kind of pencils, to make more and more layers. It makes your drawing realistic. You can study the bodies, and everything you want to draw, to learn the weight of the objects, you know. And for the highlights, I always use white gel pen, or white acrylics. I hope, I helped!
These are like school artworks or practice parts. I don't mean they're something like that it just came to my mind when I first saw this. But I really like the first traditional pic, it's like haunting, empty, ghosty place. Did you used a finger or what cause it looks so soft? But I really like the details. Animals or something else could fit the pic well.
And the second one, that ice looks actually very real. They're like glowing but I have seen glowing ices, not the first time but they aren't real anymore, haha. But I really like that too.
Well, I think that this picture is very ingenious. Tradition vs digital... Both drawings are very well drawn. Personally I think that if you make any "versus" picture, it should be one the same thing but drawn different (for example ice cubes drawn with a pencil versus cubes made in Photoshop). All in all, this picture is very good. Keep up the good work!!
I really very like trees at the first art! But the trees on background looks further than the house. And biggest. The house and the trees look better individually. You can move the house to skyline. What do you think? This is only my opinion. Melting ice is awersome!
Your traditional is good. Direction of lighting is important when adding contrast to a picture, so try adding some eraser marks through the left sides of the tree trunks to create highlights in the bark for example. When your shading with pencil, striking the paper in certain places with the eraser can be just as effective to add light as smudging is to add shadows. Your digital is great! I don't know much about that either, but it looks good to me.
spensethefenceFeatured By OwnerJan 26, 2013Student Digital Artist
I like the traditional, the perspective seems realistic and the composition is well-spaced, etc. ovo I like the digital a lot, it looks very accurate and the reflection against the background adds a lot!! good job on both vwv
My thoughts; Both pictures look good, however in the sense of one versus the other, I'd say the ice cubes win. The digital sketch is a lot cleaner and crisper. The colours and shading look good and the slight reflection on the black surface add depths to your piece. Maybe one or two more highlights would have been good.
As for traditional piece, the house detail is good with a nice perspective, however this perspective doesn't seem to match the rest of the piece. Personally I would have made the house more of the focus, either by placing it in the middle or making it bigger. The only other thing I would tell you to be careful of is that items/objects in the foreground need to be clearer, more in focus as they would be closer and easier to see details. Unfortunately (and I'm not sure if this is due to the scan quality) but your trees appear slightly blurred. Which wouldn't really be a problem except for the house, which has more detail further back.
One more note; I would upload these images as separate pictures, keeping this one of course, but as the two aren't really related to one another so I'd suggest splitting them.
I agree with Alucard, it could use some smudging, but besides that I love it. For smudging I use a q-tip for small spaces and a tissue for larger spaces (using your finger could leave oil on your page). I don't do digital art so all I can say is that I love it.
Hello, heres my thoughts, the house is lovely. Very detailed and the perspective is good. The small tree in the front is not needed and the large tree should dominate the foreground. The horizon is slightly high and the piece lacks a focus. Perhaps go again with the house central, the large tree dominating the foreground and maybe trees behind the house to give depth. In my opinion that is. Good job in all. The ice cubes are very nice, as someone else said, it would be nice to see through the ice a little.