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    Demon Cook

    Originally I was painting a landscape but fudged it up. I put a layer of gesso over it and
    just drew for the hell of it. This was done on canvas so I could experiment with Derwent art bars
    and the Derwent watercolor pencils.

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    I kinda like it but I think the reflections on the underside of his teakettle head should be the color of the blue shirt not red. I would also change the shape of that reflection on the spout.

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    Thanks Armand, I was hoping for a crit from you! Looking back now, I don't know why I did not put the teapot on top of a blue shirt...stupid.

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    This is fun! I like the grimy contour line on his right arm and the magenta tones on his left. I would never think to do stuff like that.

    So, if he bends over, what pours out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notophthalmus View Post
    This is fun! I like the grimy contour line on his right arm and the magenta tones on his left. I would never think to do stuff like that.

    So, if he bends over, what pours out?
    Ha, I liked that...good question! I think I will leave that one ambiguous.

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    nice work

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    The teakettle demon is awesome. I'm not sure what to critique as it looks great.

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    I like the way you've painted the torso and that veiny arm. I'd probably turn the head a bit and pull the teapot spout and handle out from the mass of the teapot. Teapots have such a nice and clear silhouette that it seems like a shame to clump it all up in a mass, even if it makes more logical sense to have him facing the same way as the body.

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    Thank you Vin, you make a good point. I should really try some silhouette studies beforehand.
    Whether it makes sense of not an interesting, recognizable shape is appealing to the viewer.

    Been meaning to take that approach, you reminded me.

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    I really like the color scheme. Some things I noticed is that due to the perspective possibly, the arm on the viewer's right looks a tad to small and a bit short -Probably should loose line a bit more seems that side is supposed to have firm edges instead of a line (and I think the outline is a bit too thick anyways). On the viewer's right I noticed a small white gap between the knife and the skirt/shirt? I feel you should have filled that with color.

    I also agree about turning the kettle, seems a bit flat in the picture/specially since they have interesting spouts.

    One other minor thing I'd like to point out...lots of blood/red on the floor but the butcher knife is clean looking? Does he kill like a boss or something?

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    Haha all good points! Thanks for the great crit, I'm going to do this one over in oils and actually change to a warmer color scheme.
    You know, I noticed that gap the other day while I was looking at it in this thread, I was waiting for somebody to point it out. I did indeed miss that...

    Yeah, originally the butcher knife was going to be all gory, I went and bought a cleaver especially for this design (and I always wanted a cleaver) I was
    planning to gore it up with some ketchup...but i think I fell in love with the red shine on the blade and left it as was...something else I will attend to
    with the next version, the blood red floor was also an afterthought...I think I wanted to try a warm filler with the artbars...

    Going to go for an even stronger reference setup on the next version which I think will help nail a lot of the very real issues that have been brought up here.

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    I think that the thumb of the cleaver-holding hand looks very thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piskorz View Post
    I think that the thumb of the cleaver-holding hand looks very thin.
    It probably is! I had to repaint that handle waaaay into the piece after making a serious balls up.

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    I'm wondering about what sort of mood you are going for. You have some gore and you named it demon cook. But I think that a tea kettle for a head is more whimsical and cute, it doesn't feel very demonic. The colours are pretty and almost cheerful. His stance is also very neutral. I like the concept but I think that you should push it in some direction, perhaps making it more grotesque or make him more threatening or perhaps add some comedy to it.

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    Thanks Frida. I'm definitely keeping the teapot head! I don't know why, it's just something I like.
    I do agree with you in pushing it in a direction though, I am going to aim for that when I redo the piece in oils. I really appreciate the advice.
    I like the contrast with the whimsical and horror myself so I'm going to try work that a bit more.

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    The teapot is great I never suggested to drop it. Peraps you could even stick more kitchen utensils on him

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