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    Ambush!

    Hello. Great work on this forum as always.

    This is the best work that's come out of me in the past year. I'm pretty happy with it but I'm sure there is room for improvement so I want your input. Especially you pros out there, feel free to tear it up!

    -Kazz

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    Yippie i get to post first!

    Well lets start with OMG!! and a WTF this isnt good it got the makings of greatness....

    now that thats out of the way lets see i noticed first the lil nife/dagger in the leaping figure dosnt seem to have the proper support for the way the hand is depicted which led my eye up his arm which is relativly close to hid head in respects to the other arm its not a big thing in respects that his chin could be over his sholder but its more grafted to it then on top of it a simple alter in color or shading will help to difer the contrapposto he is portraying

    On the figure being ambushed his cloke by the neck seems rather thin for the contrasting folds of a hood maby adding some more material up his neck towards his head



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    it has problems, the daggers need work, and what the previous poster said.
    other then that its pretty dynamic and awesome

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    The way you define sub-surface light scattering through the skin is somewhat interesting. Anyway, you need to focus by detailing some part of the painting.

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    I like the dynamic pose of the leaping character. However, it is hard for me to read the ground in the piece. Is he in a valley between two small hills, or is he in a tunnel. Perhaps if the wall on the left was not so rounded, but, curved off the left side of the painting it would read more like a valley. Right now I felt like the ambushed character is falling down a tunnel or something. Also, since he is ambushed why not paint him with half his sword still in the sheath to show his unprepared defenseless ass. Otherwise very interesting especially the leaping character's facial expression.

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    Awesome, thanks for the feedback.

    Mallack: Thanks for the compliments; it makes the work all worth it. I see the problem with the dagger thing, and I know how I can fix it. The assassin's chin is supposed to be right against his trapezius, I was struggling with that area until the very end. For the cloak, I'm fine with the thickness but I'll add some texture to it.

    manslauter: Thanks bud.

    syarul: Sweet someone noticed. I love the effect of SSS. ;-)

    ipardious: For the longest time I was thinking about making it a hole.. The only reason the walls roll up the left is for composition sake and helping the eye keep moving along. The sword half in the sheath is a great idea. And it only takes me 300 hours to paint it! Grrr. It's a change worth making though.

    -Kazz

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    i love it man, and i dont post to say that often well done. Personal story/concept?

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    It was a doodle gone wild. The images below show how it started and evolved. Thanks Form.

    -Kazz

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    wicked man
    just wicked

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    Nice work, looks awesome. I'm glad you posted your sketches/ photoshop doodles also. Being a complete noob to photoshop, it's always nice to see how other people use it. I think I like the guy in mid air with the spear, more than the sword.... But either way its a tight picture.

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