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    A few paintings

    Playing with being a little more impressionistic with these:

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    Love the textures and the colors used, nice work! Only thing I can see to nitpick about would be the parrot, it looks a little bit like it's skewered on that scimitar. And, uhm, at first I got the impression that the sail where sorta laid over, or shadowing, the BG ship, cause that area is so dark. Though when starting to look at that area actively it's different. So... meh. Works anyway.

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    Man, you handle paint really well. I love the texture and lighting of everything. Composition is also extremely solid. Very old school Brandywine style stuff. I do have some crits, however.

    On the pirate one, your main character seems to me to have the proportions of a boy, rather than a man. He has short arms and legs and a long torso. And yet, he could be a giant. The bowsprit of a ship (the part he's standing on) is a huge piece of equipment, but he dwarfs it. Also, the water line on the left side of the ship (our left) looks very high. A ship that low in the water would be sinking. The water is also not at the same level on the right side. The ship is self looks strangely shaped. Almost as if it was round, rather than oval and pointed at the front.

    On the conquistador one, the main figure's arms look short to me, and his head looks a bit skewed. Or maybe his helmet is too far to the left.

    All in all you have fantastic technique. A bit more reference and attention to proportion and you'll be unstoppable.

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    Yeah, the proportions in the first picture are slightly puzzling. I was also wondering if he was a boy or a man. The boat stuff I don't know about.

    The colours and textures are very nicely done.

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    Lovely painting, but for the first i believed it was a boy and not a man. The wrist holding the saber bugs me too.
    Anyway, really good job

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    There seems to be something unsettling about the stance of the first pirate and the second one when first looking at this. And the parrot flying just above that sword tip feels awkward. The spanish guy's head and helmet feels a bit warped, you could probably see it better if you flipped the image.

    With that said, the rendering looks awesome. The color scheme looks great! Your brushstrokes for the plants and the texture for the boat is awesome! It just seems your proportions on the head look like your weakest area. Everything else is definitely professional level! Really enjoy these and looking at your site.

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    Nice paintings! I like the vivid colors.

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    Very nice work. The first guy's left hand seems withered and skewed. Other than that, ***** from me

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    DragonSnail - Good point. I moved the arm/sword out a little further, hopefully it looks less weird now.

    Nathan - Heh, yeah, I really love the Golden Age illustrators - I keep hoping some of that style will come back into vogue.

    I tweaked the pirate's arms/conquistador's helmet; hopefully they both look a little better now. Yeah, the ship's a little wacky - I figured out the composition I wanted and then checked reference and realized ships didn't work like that... and figured the likelihood of someone catching it was low. Heh. Shows how much I know.

    Just about everybody in the middle there - Tweaked the proportions a bit, hope they're better.

    Baron - Hmm. I'll give the hand another look.

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