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What's up, guys. Trying to finish up this drawing and I think I'm pretty close to done. I still want to refine some more things.
I'm quite happy with the way this turned out (which probably means there are more problems in the drawings), but I can still feel that some things are not quite right.
So, please critique away. I've been working on this for about a week now and I need some fresh eyes.
Thanks in advance!
there is no consistent light source you've got the shadows all over the place which ruins the effect. Use consistent reference for lighting. Right now the head and left hand look like they're floating and both thumbs are creating tangents with the body.
Yeah, I felt the shadows were too "broken up." I'll see what I can do about that and the hands and head
Here's a quick paint over to see if I got the shadows a little more accurate.
I also reduced the size of the hands to get rid of the tangents.
Last edited by bish0p2004; July 2nd, 2012 at 01:43 PM.
I quite like your painting, but the face is not looking like a Warcraft-style troll at all. They've got very heavy brows, longer, sharper noses, sharp cheekbones without much meat on the jaw, and more prominent ears. (Source: the WoW TCG artbook I keep beside my desk for some reason. Unless they do have this look in some earlier Warcraft property, in which case ignore me.)
Thanks for the comments Revidescent. I have to admit that I wasn't quite going for an exact look with this particular drawing. However, I will be doing another drawing of the troll at some point as I had a different vision in mind when doing my thumbnails, and I'll try to make it closer to the original idea of the troll.
My only comment, and this is of no constructive value at all, is that he reminds me of Blanka from Street Fighter.
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I like your painting, it's a cool character and a cool pose.
There are a few things that I think you could tighten up in it though.
The biggest things for me is the underlying structure of your chest and pelvis. The Pelvis for instance is tilted way to far forward, and I think you're losing mass of your chest on his left side.
The next thing for me would be the muscles around your chest, shoulders and neck area. I would suggest finding some reference for that.
Some smaller stuff is that his left upper arm looks shorter than his right upper arm, and the base of his ears looks too low on his head.
You're doing a great job with the painting and like I said, I think it's a really cool character, keep at it and you'll end up with a great piece.
I hope that all made sense and was in some way helpfull,
Smallpoly: Yeah, I had trouble determining where the tusks originated in the face. I've been working on some sketches for the face again in an attempt to be more specific about their placement.
hitnrun: That was a fear of mine, but I've always preferred the look of the red and green troll from the original Warcraft, before they went all blue and other colors.
Wheels: Thanks for the in depth response (critique sandwich ). While reworking the drawing, I felt that it was becoming more and more muddy and that I had reached the point of no return. As such, I'm going to restart this one. I will keep all the advice in mind when making the next drawing though.