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Please and thank you for the tips on how to improve.
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i know ntohign about art but the neck seems rlly small , Also Tyr not to go All for That "steriotypical anime" style because it really limits potentiAl i think ,
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Almost forgot. The hair style of the drawing was made by sophie chan on youtube. I watched her tutorial so I don't want to sound like I am taking credit for her style. I am just trying to get pointers on when I draw the anime itself, not how the style is per say. Such as if I am drawing the chin too round or straight.

But thank you both for the comments much appreciated
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gaaargh stuff like this is really hard to give tips. All of it is meant in good nature, I'll just try to give as many as possible. I only have this one drawing to work from.

1. Neaten up your lines the lines are too rough to be considered final especially in the hair part that's going straight down. They look unintentionally squiggly.
2. your collar bones are out of whack , take more time when drawing them. The smallest details can make and break your picture as well. they should be going at the same angle as the left on you drew, however closer together and longer. (look at yours in the mirror with your shirt off)
3. Your shading makes 0 sense, I think it's there to be there. You should pick where light would becoming from as if it was shining on your character. Then think where the light would hit. That'd be light. Where it hits less is darker and where it doesn't is darkest.
4. Your eyes (the outline) are completely different . Different thicknesses on the top, different curvature to the sides, as well as different widths (good job on keeping them the same height and level though)
5. The jaw lines are not even. They are different shapes on both sides where they begin to curve towards the chin
6. your Traps ( the part that comes off the neck and would go into the shoulders) are weird. Also the way they are there suggests that where they stop is where the shoulder would being to curve down, which would be wrong.
they are also going at too much of an angle
7. too much harsh shading on your sclera (white part of the eyeball)
8. The neck. It's ok to have it slightly curve inwards as it comes down from the head. I believe it is slightly of center and it doesn't really connect to the traps it kinda looks like its just stuck on. I'm having a hard time actually picking out what exactly is off about it, but it is off.
9 the Pupils. light doesn't hit the eyes like that. they are also uneven. I would suggest looking at lots of real eyes and anime eyes. Also learn how light hits them. This said. if you are going to add a light source, based off this picture it should be coming from the right. That light circle you drew on the pupil is a reflection of a source of light, like the sun, a overhead light, explosion, etc. The brightest light is the brightest spot.
10. The eraser marks are worse than the smudges. you have one above her mouth and to the left of her mouth, it kills the picture.
11. Eyebrows are no even. What I mean is the right eyebrow lines up with the far right of the eye, while the left eyebrow lines up with the far right. that's an easy fix, just pay a little more attention. The eyebrows are also extremely important as they are part of the eyes.
12. Scanning. make sure to get all the picture in your scan if possible or photo w/e way you uploaded it.

Suggestion/ideas
13. even though it's "lineart" don't be afraid to try shading certain things without using lines. Such as the collarbones or fingernails or w/e
14. Play around with line weight ( the thickness and darkness of the lines) Maybe where things are closer the lines get darker, if an area is in bright light perhaps you use lighter lines and darker lines for things that can be darker.
15. Draw really light for when you erase you don't see the remains
16. Use a piece of paper or something under your drawing hand to prevent smudging on your paper
17.(personal opinion for hair, i think it'd actually look better with out those to strands that go really far out to the sides)
18. don't forget you add things like eyelids, lashes, thickness the eyebrows (if you want to that is)
19. Keep drawing. It's solid overall but, little things add up. That's like one of the things you'll learn. The more of these things you learn the better you get.

Again remember this is all supposed to help, I don't want it to come across mean or anything like that. But I would of liked to have someone point out as many things as they could
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Cytryz wrote:

gaaargh stuff like this is really hard to give tips. All of it is meant in good nature, I'll just try to give as many as possible. I only have this one drawing to work from.

1. Neaten up your lines the lines are too rough to be considered final especially in the hair part that's going straight down. They look unintentionally squiggly.
2. your collar bones are out of whack , take more time when drawing them. The smallest details can make and break your picture as well. they should be going at the same angle as the left on you drew, however closer together and longer. (look at yours in the mirror with your shirt off)
3. Your shading makes 0 sense, I think it's there to be there. You should pick where light would becoming from as if it was shining on your character. Then think where the light would hit. That'd be light. Where it hits less is darker and where it doesn't is darkest.
4. Your eyes (the outline) are completely different . Different thicknesses on the top, different curvature to the sides, as well as different widths (good job on keeping them the same height and level though)
5. The jaw lines are not even. They are different shapes on both sides where they begin to curve towards the chin
6. your Traps ( the part that comes off the neck and would go into the shoulders) are weird. Also the way they are there suggests that where they stop is where the shoulder would being to curve down, which would be wrong.
they are also going at too much of an angle
7. too much harsh shading on your sclera (white part of the eyeball)
8. The neck. It's ok to have it slightly curve inwards as it comes down from the head. I believe it is slightly of center and it doesn't really connect to the traps it kinda looks like its just stuck on. I'm having a hard time actually picking out what exactly is off about it, but it is off.
9 the Pupils. light doesn't hit the eyes like that. they are also uneven. I would suggest looking at lots of real eyes and anime eyes. Also learn how light hits them. This said. if you are going to add a light source, based off this picture it should be coming from the right. That light circle you drew on the pupil is a reflection of a source of light, like the sun, a overhead light, explosion, etc. The brightest light is the brightest spot.
10. The eraser marks are worse than the smudges. you have one above her mouth and to the left of her mouth, it kills the picture.
11. Eyebrows are no even. What I mean is the right eyebrow lines up with the far right of the eye, while the left eyebrow lines up with the far right. that's an easy fix, just pay a little more attention. The eyebrows are also extremely important as they are part of the eyes.
12. Scanning. make sure to get all the picture in your scan if possible or photo w/e way you uploaded it.

Suggestion/ideas
13. even though it's "lineart" don't be afraid to try shading certain things without using lines. Such as the collarbones or fingernails or w/e
14. Play around with line weight ( the thickness and darkness of the lines) Maybe where things are closer the lines get darker, if an area is in bright light perhaps you use lighter lines and darker lines for things that can be darker.
15. Draw really light for when you erase you don't see the remains
16. Use a piece of paper or something under your drawing hand to prevent smudging on your paper
17.(personal opinion for hair, i think it'd actually look better with out those to strands that go really far out to the sides)
18. don't forget you add things like eyelids, lashes, thickness the eyebrows (if you want to that is)
19. Keep drawing. It's solid overall but, little things add up. That's like one of the things you'll learn. The more of these things you learn the better you get.

Again remember this is all supposed to help, I don't want it to come across mean or anything like that. But I would of liked to have someone point out as many things as they could


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