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    My First Serious Work

    Hi. This was done in photoshop, and it was the first time I tried shading realistically. I would greatly appreciate any criticism on this piece, because I want to continue working on this drawing and hopefully improve it a bit. Specifically the background: I want to eventually make it look a lot more realistic, but I have a ton of trouble making realistic mountains, so any help on that would be awesome.

    STORY: This nameless abomination is the only known demonic war general to actually disobey the fallen angel Lucifer and try to overthrow him. He obviously failed, and as punishment for his treason, the King of Hell ripped off the generals face and stretched it over forever burning rods that also pass through his eye. He was disemboweled and every content of his body is now trapped in a glass cone of boiling tears. He now serves as the gatekeeper to the Burning Hells. He stares every freshly damned soul directly in the eye, making them suffer from simply looking at him and hearing his mind scream in infinite agony. He's also kind of a dick.

    edit: resized it and a ton of fine detail was lost :/

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    Well, the best advice we could give you is STUDY! Study more and more. If you wanna go for realistic shading, I got to draw realistic at first. Check your anatomy, position, perspective, composition, etc.

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    I'd say the first thing you should be working on is drawing basic shapes and how to draw three dimensional forms. Then work on anatomy once you've got a handle on that. Learn gesture and posing, draw from life a lot. And ditch Photoshop while you're doing that, pencil and paper are all you need. Pick PS back up again once you've got a good grasp of the fundamentals. Jumping steps in the learning process generally ends up making it all take longer.

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    yea i will heed your advice. This was kind of my 'starting up' project, because I've been so busy with school I haven't been able to do anything artistic.

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    I just want to say that I appreciate the creativity in your piece of work. Now I want to know what the story is with Kite-Face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooblood View Post
    I just want to say that I appreciate the creativity in your piece of work. Now I want to know what the story is with Kite-Face.
    thanks, i just added a small background story to him above the pic

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    Don't stop.

    Are you going to continue this particular piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anniebelle View Post
    Don't stop.

    Are you going to continue this particular piece?
    Yea, I'm going to work on his guts and make them shaded and shiny to get them a nasty gorey feel. Also, I'm going to take a lot of time to study geography and mountain formations and volcanoes, so that sometime soon I can greatly improve the background.

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    everything alright at home?

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    uhhhh...yea. Why lol

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    There's no reason on God's green earth why that picture should be so
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    Resize and re-attach, or I'm going to delete it.


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    As all ready mentioned your image is very very flat. The composition is pretty boring and the anatomy isn't all that believable. Nezumi is right in that it would be very beneficial for you to take some time to seriously study anatomy.

    My honest advice would be to lay this piece to rest, take your skills up a notch, and then revisit it with said new found skills. I just think their are too many issues and trying to fix them with the existing image would be far more work than starting anew. I don't mean to sound harsh or anything, and remember that this is just my personal opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avvatar View Post
    As all ready mentioned your image is very very flat. The composition is pretty boring and the anatomy isn't all that believable. Nezumi is right in that it would be very beneficial for you to take some time to seriously study anatomy.

    My honest advice would be to lay this piece to rest, take your skills up a notch, and then revisit it with said new found skills. I just think their are too many issues and trying to fix them with the existing image would be far more work than starting anew. I don't mean to sound harsh or anything, and remember that this is just my personal opinion.
    yea that's pretty much what I had in mind, because this really was my very first attempt at anything detailed in photoshop. And yes I am going to eventually start it again because now I know this character better, so besides completely redoing everything, I'll will probably make some dynamic poses for him and expand this drawing A LOT more.

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