I`m still searching for the right mood... critique is always welcome.
i think it's coming together quite nicely master.mind ! maybe some punchier highlights, more colours and lighting variation here and there could go a long way. a lot of that awesome linework you did in the sketch gets lost in the darker areas, and it gets a littel muddy in places. you could play with the values a bit and get some more depth, particularly to the right where it feels it should fall back into the haze a bit. feels a bit dark overall. i like the subject and composition a lot. nice work !
Got something of a lonesome navigator. Or perhaps a bit of those aliens of "Alien", who were sitting in their chairs at the beginning of that movie (though they were dead already).
I also admit not to lose all your lining within the dark shadows. Perhaps adding some bright edges in order not to lose them all.
silliKONe : Thank you very much, that`s what i call a good critique! I`m working on these points. But don`t worry about the linedrawing, I`ll remove it in a later stage if I start with the actual painting...
DeadInTheAttic: thanks, yeah in the end there won`t be any lines anymore, just form and value.... i hope so
Man, I could have SWORN I posted on this thread before . . . guess not.
I thought I'd said I really, really dig the jester hat aspect of his helmet. It's fascinatingly incongruous, but comes together quite strongly. I think the gesture of his slump would be strengthened by simply narrowing the ellipse of his facemask vertically.
Looking forward to seeing how this renders up.
you mean this is still the sketch stage? whoa...we are in for a treat!
i actually really dig the line work, but it sounds like you have something special up your sleeve. i look forward to the evolution of this one!
hey, i bet this is going to be an awesome piece in the end. have seen some of your other stuff and it kick some ass. your dominance entry was one of my favorites. so, as silliKONe said, we are in for a treat!
hi great sketch you have there and an intresting concept as well
silliKONe gave some great advice so i'll just try to add a bit to what he said
about the color i'm sure you will add it later just a little advice if you would
use less saturated color where you want the focal point to be and as it goes
away from the focal point you should use the more saturated colors
this way the area where the focal point is will pop out the moment
someone will see the work and this will be the first place his eyes would go
hope it will help you
and keep up the good work