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    Undead warrior [with progressshots]

    This is my most recent attempt at painting. Spent approximately 2 h 30 min on this one. I'm trying to break out of my habit of only using desaturated brown colours and add a bit more life to my paintings. Enough ranting, on with the pics.

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    undead chap

    Very nice! Love the progression - love the colours. I see some browns in there, but it's definitely not de-saturated.
    However, if I was painting someone undead, I would probably be sticking to de-saturated colours though - I think that if he was dead and had a few weeks of mold on him, his skin might look a bit less pink and well scrubbed.
    On another note, the way he is holding his axe doesn't give as much of an impression of weight as it would do if you shifted his left had further up the haft towards the head - it would look like it had a bit more heft and therefore more likely to do someone some damage that way.
    Nice piece, despite all my nitpicking!
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    HAH ! I know your ref' ! this is Kerry King from Slayer !!




    ... okay, I'm going out

    cool rendering btw.
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    For my taste, attention is too concetrated on face.
    I agree with Standing about skin tone, but unlike him I think that positions of hands are good, just because are relaxed.
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    What is he doing to that axe and why are his cheeks so flushed!?

    Actually this is really sweet so far, but still seems only about half finished. The right upper arm is really long, but I really like the work on the armor and the look on the face. The lips are cool, but he does look a little too alive. That is a rather gingerly grip on the haft...

    Sweet.
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    filthy minds

    Dogfood - in my innocence I had read nothing into the image, but thanks for drawing my attention to the 'gingerly' grip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing
    Dogfood - in my innocence I had read nothing into the image, but thanks for drawing my attention to the 'gingerly' grip
    My mom says go with your strengths. She also said everyone's just jealous of me...

    Actually it was my first sentence with the overtones. In the last one I was noting that he has a lot of anger issues, but only in his face, as he doesn't seem to be excited about weilding the axe.
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    @ dogfood - that's cause the ref is of a bloke playing a guitar.

    this is areally good start although a few more greens and bluey purpples in the face and hands would be good and some deep shadow and fine pick ups on the armour down the left side (his right) would be nice.
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    I think it looks pretty good...but he looks more alive and old rather than dead.. But good job.
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    i like it I think the face is good but i agree it looks like its not quite finished. Great job though! Did you use painter??
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    Ah so he's an axe man.
    Wrapping that thumb around the handle will help. maybe lighten the color on the handle a bit and bring it down past his right leg so it doesn't seem to protrude from the crotch.
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    Good piece, and I really like how you varied the approach and didn't fully develop all area's. The overall value of the piece is a little to similar though cause you use the colours to define the form but the colours are not far enough apart in value to show that form well. Great go at it though. Keep going..
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