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    Just wanted to post some work for general feed back and critiques..I am currently in AAU and will post my on going work during my school year.

    As for this duda..I am planning on creating a character sheet so I will be posting more images of him, for some reason the name Ragnarok keeps coming up, even though he does not obviously fit the myth/story of the real Rag. And the background is not set in stone I just needed to create something to validate the light sources. Cheers!!

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    Overall I really like the piece in terms of appeal, lighting, color, and composition. The left lobster-claw appears a little ambiguous, maybe it needs a better overall silhouette.

    The light part of the sky appears a little too pushed back, it conflicts a little with the underside of the character. Then again, Im not really sure how to solve it, so I wouldn't be able to tell you how it should look, or if its even wrong.

    Overall this piece is pretty cool appeal-wise, I really get that sense of beastliness and doom with the pose, expressions, and features in the character and environment. Great work.

    (Im not a professional yet in any sense of the word, this is just my view of it haha)
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    Thanks allot Bakerman, yeah I still plan to tweak the background a bit more. Had to hand it in today for a critique n such. Went well and the instructor confirmed your comment about adding more detail to the left claw or the claws in general. I am generally happy with it, enough watch the elections last night and sleep. So as always one could always go back and improve it. I will post an update soon. On to the next project...alien family...
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    nice creature design.
    i do however agree with Bakerman on the composition. for one, i feel that positioning the horizon smack bang in the middle, takes away some of the appeal (when it comes to positioning something like the horizon, try to avoid the centre as it somewhat "splits" the image, especially when its impact is strong like in urs).
    IMO, that horizon point doesnt mix well with the character coz they too close and can get confusing (maybe move that point to the left of the character).
    btw im no pro, but i hope this helps somewhat

    but good stuff.
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    some updates from my class work, natural media charcoal. I will add more later, just need to digest some turkey.

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    some personal work and a side and front profile of my last character that was posted

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    what seems to be a light sketch, I guess I needed to adjust some of the settings of the scanner in lab but hunger was the main issue. Its a WIP for the Death Knight challenge over at Game Artisans site. I know I need to scale her head a bit larger to fit her body, figured I can do that in PS once I get back to lab. Will post more thanks for browsing..

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    Your work is really really good. What medium do you spend more time in, graphite or digital? I am trying to get up enough courage, and time, to work more digitally.
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    Thanks for the kind comments johnny, I have more experience in digital medium, I am currently going to the Academy of Art for Illustration so graphite, which is not new to me, has regained my attention once more. Always a learning process you know. Here is just a little update, I had to do some reference gathering for a current project in school so I was not able to get most of the color down for this piece, anyway will post more stuff, cheers!!

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    er....cant sleep so I am just playing around with good ole PS...
    ok one more try...night night

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    the first drape study looks is awesome. the second could use a little more contrast (dark!!). nice sb, I'll keep an eye on it!

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    Thanks Kfeeras for the comments, funny was that my instructor thought the opposite, I would have to agree with you though. I will post some updates of some of my personal work I have up but my class assignment takes precedence since I have no comp and rely on labs. Here is just a WIP theme: Utopia/Dystopia, cheers!!

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    Cool stuffs, dig the charcoals. Maybe try some hues in your pics, you have good form rendering skills but you could do with some more colours. just try an overlay layer and splash some colour down to see want happens!
    keep up the good work!
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    Thanks for the comments kidult, I will definitely add some colors, vibrant ones at that. So here is just a WIP for one of my classes, will post more updates and some pages from my sketchbook. Thanks for dropping by.

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