I am a your typical long-time lurker; I've been following the boards for roughly two years now. However, this is my first real attempt at making a valid art post.
I intend to start posting here regularly and start a sketchbook even...funny thing is that I already recoqnize a lot of the posters here and feel as if "know" them to begin with...yes, yes, I've taken my dose of medication already.
Enough of the mindless blabbering, here are a few of my recent semi-finished personal works. I will start a sketchbook soon, please drop by and help me improve! Comments and critique on these pieces naturally very very welcome.
I can definatley see huge potential here, your photoshop skills are rocking, Quite like to see what your works looks like in a years time!
That first dude looks like he is on crack! LOL
The second dudes surroundings technically should have some more light hitting or bouncing on it. If I were you I would get that photoshop brush out again and touch up more parts of the picture with some whiteness i.e. his left arm would look better with more white highlights bouncing of it.
I like the last one the most it has more of a finished look.
I like the atmosphere of the first two though. I'd like to see them come up a bit in refinement. While they definitely are moody, the value between background and subject is fairly similar. I guess what I'm saying that if that is not your intent it could use a little more contrast.
I like the way your working though, you have a nice cohesive feel.
koroshiya001: Hey thanks man...I'm still learning how to render properly in ps/painter. I think I'll move these to my sketchbook thread to give it a easy start.
bert: I was going for slight a compromise between mood and details...I think I'll go all the way next time and try to push my next works a bit further in terms of contast as well. Thanks for taking the time to comment!