Hello fellas, its been a long absence!, but I'm ready to post some more
Clockwork Frog - Thanks a lot!!!, im always up to investigating new colorways, definitely sometimes...it might get boring about all those browns and golds
Velocity Kendall - Thanks a lot sir, boobs4ever
Surus - Sure I will!!!
Now with some pieces I've been finishing coloring, I promise tomorrow ill upload new works (new pencils or such)
Made up my mind about the sky in the last moment, I good decision I think
My one suggestion would be to experiment with depth. I know this hyper-realistic/tons-of-details thing is sort of your style, and it's nice, but some images start to look a bit flat when everything in the background is as detailed or more than the character.
Just made it back to take a look...still lovin' what you're doing. Love your cartoony chops too: Like the little cutie riding the armored hog and leadin' the troops. Really an excellent piece!
I agree with comments that a "less-is-more" background approach seems more appealing...to my eyes. ie: I prefer the backgrounds on Sacred and Liz at earlier stages before you began adding a lot of detail. For example Liz at stage 1 or 2. Even Sacred before there was anything except just color if perhaps there was just a push of some darker tones in to hint at detail. I should say though that I really like Frazetta's general approach in that regard so I'm probably biased.
Anyway...your fantasy character chops are excellent and well beyond what I'm doing...so I hope you don't mind that I've offered my opinion.
ohucthulu & Jephyr X - You guys are right, mentioning Frazetta.. of course, he was a master with backgrounds that actually contained few details but embraced the image in a superb way, but yes his approach is much more based on "stuff coming out of the black" and he is ofc a master which I am not,
but I take all this advices because they are really useful, I've been having fun with this "overrenderings" and learning about the limits, also I've always been a sketcher so it was cool to do something more finished for a change even tho I've not managed to do it mantaining the freshness, the trick must be as you say on the mix, doing less, not so much detail etc,
anyway now I'm working on some character sketches because of all of this that I'm building for my portfolio I think im missing that, hopefully i'll be able to post some tomorrow
also I gotta say since the start I've been struggling with "flatness", specially I suffer from that if I work something entirely on photoshop, I come from graphic design for tshirts, so I think my mind its a bit stuck on that, (not saying that a tee design needs to be necesarily flat but..)
as said thanks a lot for the comments, everything will hopefully be reflected in the next pieces or reworks!
Here is some characters I draw for my portfolio, gotta clean them a bit now and perhaps add some greyscale or color, I dont know, something so you can see them from far at least, the lines are a bit tiny
anyway let me know what you think
The second one baptised as "the happy cola-drinkin slave from the slurms"