i think it is done. that is unless i hear some valuable tid bit from one of you.
this is for a tor book, their young adult line. supposed to be for readers 10 to 18 or there about. i tried new things! i was hard! in the end i fell back on the old things, but i think i learned a little.
bengal was my color and original technique inspiration.
That's wicked, man! I like the colors, it feels very bright.
Just wondering, but it seems an oddly shaped piece for a book cover. Will it only be covering part of the book?
Wohooo... i like this one, i like it not as much as some of the other stuff you did, but it is still better then anything i would be capabe of!
And I like your stuff in general anyways!
The only thing i would crit, if I am allowed to, is the girl.
Well i am not the one to be able to point things out, since I donīt really have the skills to, but I think there is something wrong about the helmet and the goggles.
They look kind of flat to me... I think the Helmet is out of perspective, and therefor the goggles too.
Well, i know i am no master and all, but i hope you get the point...
One classic Foster!
See boy, you get enough praise, you know how good you are, go away, we don't need you:bash:
No, for sure, lovely piece, but I have some smaller crits.
-first: The back of the guy is lit wonderful. Anyhow, I think the detail of the tattoo is to clear and sharp. Maybe, you could just use the dodge tool and lighten the tattoo up?
-second: the elipse of the girls helmet is very flat, it is not wrong, it just does not harmonize with the elipse of the guys body.
But take this with a grain of salt, this is just what I felt when I looked at it first. Maybe I'm just talking bullshit.
So long, keep cheering me up with you work!
EDIT: Beautiful work on the perspective of the back arm. Wonderful! Ahhh...
The helmet looks a bit squashed up top and the boys right eye (the one in shadow) is higher than the other.
YAY! I Critiqued... NOW I CAN PRAISE YOU!!!!
AWESOME PIECE! Love the colors. The figure flows and brings your eye around nicely. I dont mind the square format of the piece the cover could have that pulp look about it.
Last edited by ChadTHX1138; August 22nd, 2003 at 06:42 PM.
We now return you to Bullit already in progress...
Yeeeeesss !! A new Foster one !
I like that illo, it seems to differ a bit from the rest of your production. It's a poetic one, very moody, I love it.
But I'm with Marko concerning the fact that the guy's tatoo should be burnt in order to be melted with the back. I love the girl's head and its flatness is not a problem to me, makes me think of some kind of collage and you know I LOVE collage !!
It's funny that you decided to go the Bengal way. If I were you I'd stop right now: that man's not like us. Someone really near from him in his office told me that he signed some weird pact with a minor devil in order to draw like a god. Since then the sun is burning like hell over Paris and we all suffer unbelievable torments due to the hotness... mark my words, that man is doomed !!
looking nice but theres like smthing about the focus/detail thing, anyway...
That's damn cool. I love the guy's tattoos - and the colours are probably my favorite from you yet.
wowowow haha. this is awesome jon. i love the way you show the different planes from his side to his chest, it turns very nicely. that tattoo is awesome too. but you see his arm that is in the background? it is a lot more harder edged and defined than the one in the foreground. maybe if you made the arm in the back softer and darker it would go back more and the one in the foreground would pop out. yeah hmmm...i dunno what else to say. its funny how people are always like "dont listen to me, i dont know what im talking about, i could never do something that cool" hahaha
A new Foster!!! My pants are so tight my zipper just burst...
I think the girl's face and helmet are fantastic, I like them slightly off-kilter. The guy's right arm transforming into a tentacle made my day, though... so so nice.
bee-a-utiful!! I love the lighting on the girl.
Cyril Van Der Haegen - www.tegehel.org
Damn Jon. This is an incredible piece. I have never seen you approach this type of background. Congrats, cuz you defintely pulled it off. I like the robotic, stiffness of the girl's helmet, and I love the the guys dragon hand. This is by far, one of my favorite pieces. This one and catbot, I love catbot. :love:
One small crit, or suggestion rather, would be that the bottom left hand corner seems a little to empty, but its just a small little suggestion really.
Thanks for sharing Jon!!!!!
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
thank you all. everything said has been very helpful.
i made changes, hope they are apparent.
Some close ups. These were the parts I liked the most.
woo hoo! i put myself on the second page.
I love it when I get on here and stumble across something that just blows me away.. I LOVE IT..
Quality work will always astound. If you aren't astounded it probably wasn't worth doing. This is quality work.
David - www.davidfournier-artist.com
Yeah you know you lost you're way jump jump jumpjump. Is that the right song?
Great piece. The cast shadow on the background is sweet.
I love how the guy fits with this amazing backround and it has so much depth!
nongravity! unlimited of your expression!
always respect! :chug:
Not much too say but going with the cheering crowd, very dynamic (something I really love of your pics) very good choice of colours and very good :thumb:
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B E A U T I F U L
I've always loved your art... it's very inspirational. I really need to save up and get your book!
I saw you at Comic Con while Android was doing IwasInks protrait. You were looking at peoples sketchbooks so I didnt wanna interupt, and be that guy that all "your FOSTER!... drewl"
Not that you need any crit but here are some things from my sloppy brain.
Some one mentioned focus issues, like the defintion of her lips compared to her goggles or the boys hand
speaking of that hand the shoulder on the furthest away arm seems big? It looks like there a definition mark there that would make it a bit smaller, does that make any sense?
then the movement of the piece, her eyes giude us over the guys ass with the dragon creating a swirl, almost a target behind it, I like that part of it but i get a little lost when I get up to the boys eyes, they shoot off the right edge of the piece. Maybe him looking slightly down at the girl? Im trying for that golden triangle, but its just being picky
Didnt you do a Monk guy with a flag in the background? Dragon Mag cover? reminds me of that.
And last and leastly for sure, just to show how much of a whiner I am, lets get a belt on that kid! Trouers and no belt?
anyhow love the work Mr. Foster, keep it up, your an inspiration to us all.
Darkness extends beyond ruins and forests and into the very hearts of people, Heroes and Villains alike.
I think the fix on the tattoo on the guy's back is great because I feel that the previous is jumping out a little too much. Right now it looks awesome to me! I like the girl and the helmet!
"Live each day as if it was your last day, and you will find each day worth living for."
wow man you've done it again . youre body poses are dynamic and your painting technique is always really good.
dont forget the composition colours style and etc etc!!
Love this work Id buy the book its in when it came out just for the art .
Good job foster Im loving this