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February 8, 2012
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gibbs by nev777 gibbs by nev777
gibbs, so tricky, so angular,so time consuming, so different from what I've attempted before...need more practice. Would appreciate a little feedback where I could have improved this drawing,done on a4 with hb,2b, 4b, f and a lot of patience..(reference pic internet.)

edit : tidied up abit around some of the rougher edges, and darkened shadows.
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Nev, this is my first critique. I really don't like doing them, because I don't feel I've earned the right to, but since you post such nice comments on my work, I thought I would give it a try. So, here goes. First off, the proportions seem to be perfect, and the reference was a good choice, this piece is one of the best I have seen in your gallery.
The following comments are meant to be constructive, not degrading. Keep your darks dark and your lights light. Only using one color, black, you have to make an impact somehow. You can even exaggerate the spectrum, but be careful not to over due it. I'm not sure how you upload your works, but I have learned if you do not use photoshop or gimp, you can get like a gray wash on you drawings, which would take away from the lights.
The following comments are just tricks and tips I have picked up along the way and really don't pertain to this great drawing. When drawing a picture with a background (other than just white or black) try not using any white or black, but only mid tones, and with no sharp lines (kinda blurring the background). This does 2 things. One, it puts the focal point where you want it, for example Marks face and not the window sill. And two, it gives it a sense of depth. Keep the darkest of the dark and the lightest of the light for the main subject. Although the reference might not show this, artist have the right to improve it!
I hope this was helpful. Please note me with any questions.
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CaptainDerpy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
My dad and i just love this show Nice Job
monicasunlight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is wonderfull, really well done
Meiveva Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Wow, this is really good!
nev777 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks kelsey.So glad you liked my drawing...I really appreciate your comment helps to build my
nev777 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi good to have you stop by...and by cell yet, I am honored...Thanks so much for your comments.Coming from someone as good as you... Like wow..what can I say,you to have made my day...this will kick start me even more.
Will be watching out for you
khinson Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm commenting using my cell phone so I can't add this as a favorite right now. I love this! I instantly recognized him! Great work!
Veirilin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gibbs! :) Very nice drawing! Great job :clap:
nev777 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey V thank you for the Fav you know I really appreciate it.
nev777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Yavanna Thanks for stopping and commenting and thanks for the wow...I dinna get many of this one is special.. glad you liked my next time...
SwallowCaptSwallow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
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