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    Regular Member TheVermillionFox's Avatar
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    Well I do draw out the sketches using shapes so are you saying I should make the shapes look more three dimensional?
    The sad thing is I forget to add folds.
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    Yes, third dimensional. You drawings look extremely flat. A way to improve that, also, is to draw with correct anatomy. None of your pictures have great anatomy and one of the biggest problems with all of them is the almost complete lack of symmetry. They all seem to have different size and length limbs and features. The rigid lines make the drawing look slopp and even more unbalanced, as well.
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    I'll stop doing that then.

    I'm still confused about how to not make a drawing look flat though???
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    JJ puts it bluntly and it is the truth, but those are your flaws. You also admitted to a reluctance to study such areas, however that's the quick way to tackle the problems.

    Yeah, if you can try to just sketch cubes and cylinders and such using proper perspective, it will help you freehand sketch them in the construction phase of your drawings. Also I would strip it back to the basics, you are being very ambitious, but if you want to work on it then I think you need to work on these core areas first and the rest will fall into place.
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    Well I know that. The 'make it look less flat' thing is still confusing me though. An example would help maybe?
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    Flat means it doesn't jump of the page at you. It's obviously two dimensional. Basically, it means it's kinda uninteresting and doesn't grab a viewers eye nor their attention it just kind sits still. Not to say your art isn't interesting, it just looks very amatuerish.
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    Flat;


    http://www.elliepoopaper.co.uk/media...eded_paper.jpg

    The light and shadows are almost equal in value, and that is throughout each piece of paper. The small gradation in value gives the illusion of being flat.


    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BePdvh1e-u...idealsolid.jpg

    Rapid and drastic range of values to emphasize the shadows and the curvature of the objects.


    That is what I mean by flat vs 3d shading.

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    I'll just get a friend to help me because this still isn't answering my question.
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    Can you specify what area isn't making sense?

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    Well I'm doing the shading as best as I can, with the exception of the hair which I am changing, but what other factor besides the anatomy makes it look flat?
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