Untitled first painting. Need crits badly 8/3/06

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    Looking great dude, perhaps push it a bit further on the
    contrast between light and shadow O_o ?
    Im sorry, no very qualified to give advice to paintings,
    but seems to me ur on the right track, at the moment its
    awesome and im sure it will get better when u put up a background
    and finish up the gloves.

    Thanks for posting in my sketchbook btw Ur studies were awesome.
    Well thats it for me, ill come back later when u got a updated version.

    Cya

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    extreme levels of suckiness have been purged. go down.

    Last edited by AldoKatayanagi; August 3rd, 2006 at 10:35 PM.
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    the hands are very small
    compare the size of the hands to the one of the head (ur own)

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    have you actually got a dummy like this? im guessing you would have, as it would make little sense to paint something like this without having it as such, i would expect your proportions and placement to be nearly spot on. dont draw what you think you see, draw what you see! note the head being misaligned and mishapen, while the ankles are too thin. keep these things in mind, because the foundations of a piece must be successful for the piece to succeed at all

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    Thanks, people.
    infinit: I don't know how I missed the midget hands. The arms seemed horribly proportioned to me, but I think the hands are a major cause of that.

    stoph: Yeah, I've got a dummy, but I'm also a hack and have no idea what I'm doing. At least you could recognize what it's supposed to be! I couldn't get the leg shapes right and they ended up being toothpicks. I'll definitely fix the head too. I'll try and post an update tonight.

    I'll also try and add darker values so he's not a mudbeast.

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    interesting, i like.

    i see the color swatches but dont see the colors in the figure, adding them now may help to give you a better idea of where youll be taking this. also the use of complimentary/tertiary/anything but brown tinted with black will help to bring this to life. look at your skin...mine is pink, brown, orange and green. turn off the lights and i'm all types of blue.

    i like the blood and drain idea, way to wing it. but in the future you may find that figuring out that stuff ahead of time to be more efficient. do thumbnails and sketches and mockups and all those other things that make my life so much easier.

    keep on.

    k

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    Just dug this up again. I'd like to finish it, though it's been kind of broken from the start. I think I've learned a bit about technique and the necessity of planning from this little misadventure

    I really need critiques. I don't know what to do about the composition. I considered some chains (lame) to fill up the top. If I shorten it, I feel like the aren't much of a focus point. I haven't detailed them yet, so that might be part of the problem.

    I really need to push the lighting. suggestions?

    I know the colors are flat. I've only been working on the upper body, and this monitor is odd.
    Untitled first painting. Need crits badly 8/3/06
    Untitled first painting. Need crits badly 8/3/06
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    I actually like the flat colors you have right now, adding more contrasting red would really bring it out. I suggest more blood on the wall, or even limbs hanging down if you want it to be a psycho piece.

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    I like killerpenguin's blood and limbs idea, but if you're not into that, I would suggest going with more dramatically draping chains. Rather than just a few hooks and loops hagning down at they very top, bring them down farther into the picture. Have some of them cross behind the figure and/or over-lap each other and definitely have some of the loops be longer and thinner, as opposed to the to just the short and fat ones you've got sketched in there. And if you really want to give the piece some depth, try having some of the chains coming towards the viewer into the foreground.

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    id suggest focusing on the lighting and reflectios on the figure. your lighting on the head and shoulder already look pretty good. if you work on that more and throughout the rest of the body, really give it some realistic texture it would look fantastic. just my 2 cents - JAG

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