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    Wandering warrior caught in a blizzard

    Hey, posting in the finally finished section for the first time. Feel free to give me any criticism on this piece, as well as advice on what to keep in mind to avoid problems from the beginning next time around! Thanks!

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    Hey, it's a nice piece, nicely painted, but it doesn't say blizzard to me. You could put some snow blowing in the wind in front of him, etc.
    Other than that its a good piece as it is, but the title doesn't match imo

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    it's freaking aweomse.. but.. blizzard means a snow storm

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    Thanks guys, I was a bit misleading with the title, in my mind he was crossing this mountain pass and the blizzard was just starting to stir, he is caught in a very vulnerable spot and needs to press on or he'll freeze to death up there. Could probably have gone heavier with the snow effects to really sell it but I'm glad you like it anyway!



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    You've got some nice details in the face and the armor design is interesting, but his pose could definitely afford to be a little more dynamic and less static. Notice how both of his arms are almost exactly the same in how they are positioned. I would just experiment and do a bunch of sketches of different poses you can try. Also, even if your intent really wasn't to have him in a blizzard, I think that would be a cool thing to attempt

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    It's decent Crass but it looks to me like you're at the point where you could be pushing things more. Here's what I notice:

    Strong light on the face - but nowhere else
    Carrying a sword around just for the heck of it seems extra hard
    His left bicep - too long/low - check where it ends in relation to his hip - now check yours
    He's looking right at us - might be more dynamic if he was sort of looking off - trying to find a landmark - see through the pass, etc.

    Just my two cents...Good luck!

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    I'd second checking on the lighting and also speculars... not really differentiating between leather, cloth and (tarnished?) metal armour, but overall the piece is pretty solid

    And a cloud of steamy breath perhaps? your poor character's trying his best to hold his breath in that pose

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    I like how you laid in the brush strokes freely and with energy, but i would say try to tighten/ push the detail in just a few areas to bring it together.

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