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I'm new to this site but was looking if anyone could do a critique for one of my creature concepts?
Well, all I did was paint the bust really, I started with a sketch and finished with this concept, I'll attach the process below
So, do you have any actual concept/idea of what the creature is/does? If you want critique on the concept, you need to have more stuff thought out, and if you want critique on just the image, the values are pretty flat and since the character is completely symmetric, having the lighting to enhance the symmetry makes the image itself very boring.
Lets just say critique on this image alone then.
I can understand about the symmetry making the image boring but could you maybe enhance what you said about the values?
Sorry I've only been doing digital art for just under a year so I've still got a lot to learn
it's not an issue of digital art, understanding values is the same in both traditional and digital.
Anyway, here's a really quick breakup of your values and comparison to couple other images:
Overall you have rather limited amount of values, and you have a lot of the lightest and darkest value, which means that the whole forehead area becomes flat, as there's not highlights and you don't use darker values to give shape to the forms.
Oh ok, yeah I can see that now, so I need to look into varying poses for portraiture to remove the boring symmetrical composition, and use a larger range of values, thinking about how I'm using shadows and highlights to paint forms.
Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate your time