Last edited by Cyberman; December 3rd, 2013 at 02:46 AM.
I'm liking the scale of the man to the genie. That and the swirly cloudy background, I want to know how you did that. Its pretty cool.
And would just make sure that the fingers are coming up at the right angle. Imagine balancing something upright like that on your finger at that angle to the face.
What are you trying to accomplish with this piece? I'm lost to what you're trying to illustrate here besides the obvious.
The composition is OK. The lack of a pose for the genie and the human (full on side view is boring) lead me to suggest that exploring the placement of the human person on different heights can help with making the painting interesting. Maybe eye level to the genie? But before you do that, I would rather suggest to make the pose and facial expression for the genie interesting... Is he good, evil? This is crucial... The way you have everything right now suggests that the human is paralyzed in awe, but, the Genie doesn't look awesome. I think with a better pose and facial expression (seriously, is he flirty? Comical? Angry that this human awoke him? Have they met before? Are they good friends? Enemies?) you can accomplish something far more.
There's more I'd like to comment on (lighting especially) but I need some sleep. I'll probably check in on this over the weekend if I'm not too busy.
Liking the layout and narrative but your lighting is all over the place. Think of the scene as a whole and don't get caught in the trap of working on a single area at a time. Make everything come together as one. I like the genie's proportions, just needs a bit of tweaking. Simplify your brush strokes.
quick 25min paintover.
I like the genie's face a lot. And the proportion of the little man and the big genie. The genie's throat/clavicle/chest area needs some reference; it's not working. Also what people said about the lighting.
Tell you what, I *love* your little rough sketch. If you could keep the looseness of that and somehow manage to finish it a tad more, that would be a very interesting graphic style.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Go back to your thumbnail, it's great, and the more you work the further from it you get.
Cropping of the hand/placement of the little guy are still super awkward, and now you've got this huge, important blank space between the two characters.
The tattoos(?) on the genie are distracting and unnecessary.
Rethink your palette. Again. The color of the magic is still totally unrelated to anything else, and you aren't treating it as a light source.