So, I'm in medical school.
Everyone's trying to tell me how I'm suppose to know the human anatomy if I want to end up becoming a surgen,
but I say fuck that, I'll just do my own thing and learn the human anatomy by winging it. Those motherfuckers'll see, I'll be a dope surgeon in no time! I don't need to study shit! I can learn everything about being a surgeon by just copying the way other famous surgeons perform surgery!
Some simps. I know they're not perfect, but I'd love some crits on how I can improve. Which ones suck? Which ones did I do well on, if any?
Ante keep working with the last one you did.
thanks Sick. Im just kinda irritated that the only feed back I get when I post my work is do keyboard letters. I actually tried taking their advise for the last 3 pieces I've worked on and their advice is the only thing that hasn't changed.
Ante- It never hurts to look at another persons style take what you like leave what you don't, and tweak it to be your own. Idk you seem to be in a similar boat to me and the whole keyboard letter thing hasn't helped me at all. maybe it takes a little more time investment maybe its hopless. Either way just keep on working at your bound to improve.
new shit.. crits? oh and the "SHA" is a unfinished sketch for the battle
Second piece is steez more in the pencil stage though.. you could make that so old school with some funky colours haha nice stuff
yeah yeah i have noticed that's what you guys say to every one who is new, but i have actually tried to start going more simple. i know the sonar one is wack and has too many extensions i did that some time over the summer and i don't use that name any more. anyways the one with the alien is the most recent and i think that it is pretty damn simple, if i were to go any simpler then that i think it would look dumb.
btw that YouTube vid is crazy
you new kids just dont get it, its not about goin out and puttin keyboard letters up on a wall, its about learning what makes a K a K or how an M is built. You need to be familiar with the structure of the letters before you start to tweak them or else the tweaks are gonna take away the basic form of the letter and its gonna end up looking like shit. You need to learn about bars because it doesnt look like any of you are using them. You need to understand where extensions fit and complement your letters rather than just putting them in wherever you have some open space. Its not about writing straight letters and thats it, its about learning what makes each letter up and then once you get that, you can tweak them and add more style.
i feel ya Ian and I really appreciate your detailed explanation of why keyboard letters are actually important. Thanks for actually trying to help us out instead of just stating the same thing over and over again. I'm gonna try doing my own thing and may very well end up doing exactly what your talking about by finding the balance between clarity and style but I'm not gonna do it by their terms anymore. It just seems senseless. Thanks though it's actually nice to know some of these posts actuallty mean more than just another person shit talking.
Tasty-the top one the ending A looks alot like the H before it. I like the O on the 2nd one and the 4th one as well kinda reminds me of the green lantern logo and sort of a gear.
Finally got around to this. Any thoughts?
That look like you used really good markers on that piece clash... Prisma?
Nah man. They say Tree House Studio. Racked em from Hobby Lobby. They're pretty decent though.
youre gonna hear a lot of shit talking around here, its just the way things go. its not about finding a balance between clarity and style, theres some ridiculous wildstyles that are almost impossible to read unless youre a writer and used to it, its about knowing the structure of the letters and using it to your advantage rather than fighting it with your "style"
I think I follow. Thats what I was wondering for awhile. Cause I'd see wildstyles and couldn't read any more than a letter or two. and then this whole keyboard lettering thing kinda just wouldn't stop guess it just got to me. But one things for sure I've been actually paying a bit more attention to letters lately not so much keeping them uniform like a keyboard but keeping them distinct and legible as they should be. and yeah I'll keep what you said in my mind. it was actually helpful.
make sure you work with bars too dude, your other piece didnt have any type of bars and thats a big thing with keepin the letter structure tight. use uniform widths for now and once you get better you can start to vary the widths and curve the bars