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    Mint Electric

    OK, here's my latest, Um...not exactly a lot to say about it really! Except he's one of many characters who've been knocking around in my head since high school, and who I can now finally do justice to! I may not be a god of art, but I'm certainly better than I was 15 years ago.

    I promised myself I wouldn't go overboard on the green power since he's really just knocking stuff out randomly without looking, in preparation for a big attack. And then I went overboard anyway. But still...

    So tell me what's wrong with it and I'll fix what I can!

    The title is from an amazing 80s Japanese band called PSY•S, whose guitarist then went on to make Parappa the Rapper (the game). His lightning does have a minty feel to it...





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    Is there any chance you can make the size smaller so I, and others, can see the whole image without scrolling? Thanks.

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    Ah, OK... how does it look now?

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    Cool design on the armor, nice character! and overall cool image .

    One thing though, his shoulder pad, as cool as it is, is not really touching his shoulder, maybe moving it a little further into the arm whould help, but you could aslo add yet another armor plate inside the shoulder pad , unless of cource, is suppose to be some kind of floating armor.

    And i would double check the perspective in his right foot.


    I must say, this is a nice brake from those strong eye lashes you usssualy make , this is your best character yet.

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    Like those light(n)ing effects, going through the bugs and all. The pic as a whole is extremely busy. It took a while before I could really see what was going on and basically it's just a guy standing there. I think, if you just made the background a tad darker the figure would pop out more.

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    oh my god Simon Whoever eat your heart out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This just explodes to your face ! I have inspected this image and I think that the thing that makes it look so sweet is the fact that there is no black lines almost at all !!! I think you should make a f--ng tutorial about the way you did this !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamagim


    I must say, this is a nice brake from those strong eye lashes you usssualy make , this is your best character yet.
    Ditto, I like this one a WHOLE lot more.

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    Awesome, man Definitly one of your greatest pics!

    Someone here brought up the eyelashes. About them; I think most people will be comfortable with the male characters having less lashy eyes. I'm not trying to dictate which way you should take your style, I'm just saying that there aren't many that find them pleasing.
    (in this piece the eyelashes are more or less non-existant because the green light covers them... and I think it looks good)

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    Very nice, but it's pretty difficult to see whats going on.

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    O.o shocking!

    Nothing but a tail and some will
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    Its attractively rendered, but looks overworked, and with everey part of the page filled with dazzling colour and detail its losing impact. Also line-widths, colour palettes and shadow darks are inconsistent accross the page. Perhaps try toning down detail to focal areas to make it easier to understand.

    why cant the future be beautiful babe
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    oh my, its so busy .. I can't rest my eye on anything, it is very uncomfartable to look at. you need to have points to rest your eye at when your looking at something

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    I love it..... I think you've got very personal style....
    Very detailed piece of work... dun think it's overworked... you still handle those "depth" pretty well....great job..

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    i love it! it`s a bit wee busy to the eye, but it is still Magnificent.


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    cant tell whats going on.

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    This is must be what its like to get punched in the face by a picture. Wow. So powerful. Kudos.

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    Wow great detail. it overloads me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck,mate.
    i love it! it`s a bit wee busy to the eye, but it is still Magnificent.
    What he said. I like that idea - mint electric. That's a quotable on it's own. Well done.

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    woww..this is amazing. It'll take me 3 life times to finish something like this. However, i'm kinda iffy about the lower half body cuz the abs are kinda going one way and it doesnt seem like the lower half of the body is aligned with the abs.

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    I admire all the work you've put into this.

    But I agree with the others...way too much going on here. I can barely read the figure to be honest. Even the cloth, which should be soft and flowing is drawn to be sort of angular, and rendered with sharp changes in contrast. I suggest being alot more selective in how much and in what kind of info you give us.

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    i definately like your color choices, and the design is very cool, i dig the look. however, things are getting lost here. the sharp and soft edges are conflicting with each other. i really like how his boots turned out, but they blend in with the background alot. as do his legs, they almost dissapear. i think it needs more contrast in the shaded areas to really POP the forms out and let them read better. you have some very dark lines in areas that dont need them. everything seems to be the same temperature.
    so, my overall crit would be to add more contrast to the piece, he needs to become less of the background.

    good work mate, keep it up!

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    I really like the water, and the boots, and the armor......yeah, it's pretty much all good

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    Amazing. I have seen this thread 3 times. The only thing that i´ll change if i were you would be that nose PP n_n

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    Thanks everyone for commenting! I've been busy and didn't get chance to reply, but I'll do so now...

    Shamagim - indeed, you're right. I was actually thinking of something like the Sega Saturn game Dragon Force where a lot of the armor does float, but actually it just looks like I copped out and couldn't be bothered... ^^;

    Possessed,demon,blexarady,EVIL,Lohan,Greg L,Skank- Well, um...yeah. I guess I have to admit it.^^ I think the problem is that I figured I'd try and challenge myself with pyrotechnic lighting effects on a white background. When people are drawing lightsabers, for example, they're always in a dark room because that makes more sense. Now I see why.
    But yeah, I figured I'd just keep pumping in detail because of the classic theory: more detail=automatically good. To be honest the black outline around the guy brings him out from the background for me...but I don't trust me because I've been looking at this pic for hours and can't see objectively any more.

    Egets - Thanks for the praise! It's hard for me not to draw black lines, since I love them so much, but I try to get out of that mindset when shading in this style (as opposed to 5-tone cel style)

    Goog - I'm overhauling my character designs at the moment, so only the real pretty boys should have eyelashes that extreme in the future... It's about time I took stock of all the different face designs I can use, and how to differentiate between different characters' faces, so this kind of thing is well overdue...

    hitman - Cheers, dude. ^^ I am going to believe you, because then I don't have to change anything in the background. ^_^

    Chuck,mate - Thanks! That is high praise coming from you, 'cos your stuff is pure quality.

    Lord Blue & Oki - Thanks muchly! Though as people have pointed out, this might be like being punched in the face in a bad way.

    Vulgar' - I can't take credit for the title, but thanks anyway. Haha. Actually, I've never heard the song by the same name, but I will do soon when I get all the Psy.S albums.

    Lamchop - I didn't even notice until you said! But you're right... I'll fix it if I get time. definitely before I use it for anything! Well spotted.

    Charlie 2.0 - Thanks! I've never painted water so I wanted to have a go. Turned out OK in the end, I think.

    Fohlken - Haha..yeah, the nose is a bit...well...extreme. Should all be fixed in the big character design reworkings of 2007. Lol.

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