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September 5th, 2008 #1
More portfolio work.
Hi folks, now I've posted a few times I got some courage to do more. These are works from earlier this year, I'd love to hear your crits on them. The dragon was featured in Expose 6. All in Photoshop, as usual.
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September 5th, 2008 #3
Wow, the detail on that tree is great.
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I really like the first one! I like the foreground of the second one. The background seems a little confusing.
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The dragon looks just amazing... I love the spell/charm as well
September 6th, 2008 #7
Like them both. The tree one has some really nice coloring, but the hand seems soft, like it needs more structure or dynamic pose, cant quite put my finger on it. Good stuff all around.
September 6th, 2008 #8
Fantastic... Both pieces.
One thing I've never really understood, however, is why fantasy characters are often rendered without pupils. This is particularly noticeable in some of Todd Lockwood's drow paintings. There is nothing in the D&D literature, as far as I'm aware, to suggest a drow's pupils wouldn't be visible. I suppose it's supposed to suggest a certain mystical intensity or some such, but at the expense of an element of realism.
The color palette of the druid/mage/shaman guy painting reminds me of the controversial color palette in the new Diablo 3 game coming from Blizzard.
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I hope you get the courage to post more often man.
As for the no pupils thing, I think in this case he looks more like he is blind to me... maybe that staff also counts as a walking stick, and the bird helps him out too.
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September 6th, 2008 #11
on the second pic, if you flipped the crescent on top of the magician's staff it would work better with the composition.
September 6th, 2008 #12
The Dragon is really great. There's a lot of good stuff in the second piece, too, but it's not up to the same level. I don't agree with flopping the crescent, but I do thing the interaction of the top of the staff and the branch behind it is kind of awkward. I wish the figure overall were drawn better as well, others have noted the anatomy problems. And the combination of his cloak overlapping his upper arm and the way his forearm is painted makes him look like he has Popeye arms.
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September 7th, 2008 #13
I think the second piece is much more interesting than the first. It is more intense and surprising. Of course there are technical issues and it is not quite 'there' if you know what I mean, but give me some imagination and some courageous chances taken over safe predictability any day of the week. That second picture kinda sticks in the mind for that very reason - you have had the balls to follow your imagination rather than compromise with the usual fantasy template - I like it and well done.
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