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Baby steps ... by aoao2
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Hmm, I haven't done a critique before, but here it goes! I think the lighting really gives the kitten a really innocent feel and a soft...


{Insert Cool Name Here} Chapter 1, Page 8 by iamkathybrown
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Woo, another page! I started it right after I finished the last one, but it still took me over a month. Probably because I got distracted by Fullmetal- I mean, spending time with family. While I was drawing this page and comparing it with the first one (okay, the second one, for some reason I hate it more than the first) and I think I really have improved! In some areas anyway. *Glares at hands* I am going to try to add backgrounds and shadows now. I am not very good at it now, but hey, I might as well practice. I tried a cool scribble effect in the last panel, only it didn't look cool after all. Oh well.

What is going on in the last panel you ask? All I can say is SOON! Muahaha!
Like in a few pages soon.
{Insert Cool Name Here} Chapter 1, Page 7 by iamkathybrown
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Hi! I'm not dead! Hot tamales, has it really been over a year since the last page? Oh man!
The bad news is this page is just terrible. And I won't have have a new page for a few weeks. (Finals...)
The good news is that the next page should be less terrible. To be honest the pencil was done months if not a year ago and I have just been putting off the inking. But I realized that if I did not ink this page I could not move to the next one. And my sisters have been asking. So I pushed through and will try to never look at this page again. I think that I can say that my art style has improved somewhat since I first started drawing this comic. I have figured out what I want my style to be. (This link containing my most recent drawing -and NaNo cover- has a sample of what style to expect in the next comic: Img 20141109 102856) I'll be trying to do another redraw meme to see.
The other good news is that I am finally figuring out how to flesh out the plot. No more writers' block for me! So hopefully the plot will eventually start. That's right, these pages have been filler. Much needed filler that helped me get the hang of this.
Also, I can't keep up with the latest link. Eventually it will get too long. Maybe one for the chapter?
Deren by iamkathybrown
I felt really burnout from this OC training so I think a break and an extended deadline made all the difference. This is :iconulario:'s OC Deren relaxing in the Imperial Gardens with a beer. I did not know what they looked like so I improvised.
Black Cat by iamkathybrown
Black Cat
Sorry that this is super late! I figure that since he's a neat freak that doesn't like animals, since they're messy. When he was Articus, he might have even put a spell on it.
Confused? Good. 'Cause now I can tell you all about the :iconfreeart-project:. It is a really fun group that allows you to get free art of your characters. And they accept artists of any ability. Interested? You can look at their FAQ (…). But the sign up dates are October 1-8, so hurry!


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Hi! I am more of an author than a artist, but I want to get better. I also am thinking of making a comic or cartoon. Errr...

Here are my works! Hopefully they are better than my drawings:…

Ooh, I did a few comics here:…

Um, I'll think of more stuff later. Bye!

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Akaszik Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014

You haven't posted anything on in the last 31 days. Neither on I hope you do not feel discouraged by lack of comments. I am so sorry for this OC-training 10th task's comments being late.

(OC-training was intended to provide participants with comments and to have fun socializing. I have no idea why you received so little. I hope you draw at least "Set off" or "Prom" task - remember to submit it to as many groups as it fits. Maybe OC-Take-Over)

I've noticed that before you joined the event only one of four your drawings has background. I believe showing some character's soundings is important to tell a story with a picture and a well-drawn background is a great decoration.

I like how carefully you do elements. Shelves, tables, window blind are straight - that's great you care to use a ruler. 
It is also nice how you provide details. Trees' reflection in a pond, lighted candles in a place to read, bell at a shop's(?) door and John Doe's nostrils.

Backgrounds and though-out details are great improvements of you as an drawing author. There is also third adventage: shading. Your attentively colored art-works before joining OC-training has some stronger "tighted" places but they do not look like intentionally marked. "Daren, "Arion Art Trade", "Fiery Redhead" and "John Doe- Guess Who" have these attempts to show which nooks are darker. I hope you'll experiment more with it, making shades a bit more darker and  distinct.

So these are three improvements I spotted: careful backgrounds, though-out details and shading. I congratulate you on this achievements and wish you great time drawing new stuff!

iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry! I had to get ready for college so I never finished. Now that the semester is winding down I should be able to finish things... even though they would be really late...
TheHoneybird Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch, dear!!~
mcckaja Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday..(sorry for donating.......)
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
mcckaja Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome?  :)
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Hi, I'm here on behalf of OC-training 6th task, first of all sorry for the late comment, but I couldn't make it earlier :ashamed:
What I like most about your pictures is that they're most often cheerful and welcoming the viewer - that's what I appreciate most in young artists' work. Later when you learn to make "serious" art pictures often become gloomy (that's not a rule for sure, just my observation). Also your comic ICNH seems like an interesting story :)
What I think would need some improvement, is probably anatomy - I've seen you worked e.g. on drawing hands from nature, this is very good way to improve. Try also drawing other difficult themes and don't be shy to come out of your comfort zone. Keep up the good work :)
kik805 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I'm commenting for OC-training task 6, sorry I'm late.
Your characters, they are fun and cute. Especially in the animal picture, his expression is really funny. However, your anatomy could use some work, as well as your faces. I know, I'm one to talk, but other than that, your style is very fun! :D Keep on drawing!
YoruNoSasori Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Thankies for the fav >^<~
Tengu-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much for the watch! 
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