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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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    Thanks a lot for your opinions!

    Standing - You're right about the colours, these warmer colours are a bit to much for an undead guy. I probably should have used another motif that would've benefited more from the colours. The thing I was going for with the axe is more of a swordlike grip, wich in retrospect feels wrong. Good points all along!

    Living Rope - Hehe. There actually was no ref (but maybe you just were joking ), but I can sorta see the resemblance.

    Danilo - What can I say, I'm a face man . I always overrender faces, must learn to simplify.

    Dogfood - Hehe, hm, yeah, well, but... You're the one who said it! Thanks.

    young paddy1 - Right, more colour! Will definetly try that!

    smurf - Gotcha, thanks.

    willpaxton - Thanks. Due to a limited amount of time I was going for a look similar to the stuff frpm Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale (yeah, trying to be all manleyesque and sweetesque ) But it's really hard to pull off that balance between simplistic and overrendered... at least for me. I used Photoshop 7 for this.

    davi - I tried converting it to greyscale now, looks very dull, so I see your point. Any ideas how to improve that quality?

    Gilead - Good points. Especially the thumb.

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    not bad for a few hours....now is when you take it in for the fixing pass...go back in and make the areas in need of further development and or fixing..el perfecto as you wish.

    think on it for a bit. the answers will come to you if you look at it...see with fresh eyes at times...and not be willing to go back into it to give it that pass which pushes toward where the best are taking things like this. richard schmid says never leave anything knowingly wrong in your work....a lofty goal. look long enuff and you will find them.

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    the axe handle and axe are not drawn in the correct perspective to where his hands are in space. his hands are apart according to how you have painted the arms in space...yet there is an illusion they are together because of the current hand positions on the handle....the axe handle in general is in need of some love...if it were in his hands with arms slightly apart...the blade would be back beyond his other shoulder in the distance instead of up in between his hands in space...unless the handle is curved i suppose...

    nox calls it logic. He wants things to make sense. So he thinks about it until it does. patience patience.



    just thoughts....


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