I think these are very nice - love the use of traditional media. Personally, I think you've got a really nice technique with the paints, but your anatomy could use some work. I know you're going for a stylized look, but a foundation in good anatomy skills is still a must. Besides that, these are great - Gollum and the last one are my favs
These are good, but in the last one we can see that the pencil drawing is stronger than the painting. The whole personality of the werewolf is lost in the painting. Also you cant tell that those are car keys he's holding anymore, it almost looks like a gun which changes the whole mood.
I like your color usage and values, but the backgrounds need to be somewhat subordinated to the central figure or it becomes muddled.
Your lightest lights, darkest darks, brightest colors and strongest contrast all need to be on the center of interest. When the red in the background figure's eye is as intense as the forground figure's shirt then the depth is lost.
i appreciate the quick responses. Right now I'm in a really good art mode...for the last two weeks I just haven't been able to stop wanting to draw. I love these little periods that come up every now and again. I'll difinately take all your suggestions for next time.
I just wanted to post one more painting that I just scanned in last night. It was done over a year ago for another artist collective site. To be honest, I've completely forgotten the characters name. It's not my creation, he's some comic book hero/villain....i think maybe from vertigo or something.
anyway- here it is. this will probably be my last one for a while or so...although i do plan on post some sketches that I'm working on now.
Oh, and Phlem117: With regards to the 40 year old Link, that was actually my intent. I kind of wanted to do a mid life crisis Link who's battled millions of monsters and saved Hyrule a thousand times before...and yet, here he is again...on some mountain about to fight a slug....and he's really tired of doing it.