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December 1st, 2006 #14
This is great, I love the pose, she's centered so well. Your light and shadow are amazing. Really good composition too.
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Lovely work Dan. Great composition! Thankyou for the process and details as well. Do you sketch from scratch onto the board, or play around with compositional elements seperately beforehand?
Hope you've had a 'productive' past couple of weeks!
December 1st, 2006 #16Registered User
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I felt that the piece looks stiff,all the characters in it give me the feeling they do not go together to have the "harmony" feeling...they looked too "lifeless" to me. I understand that for covers, there is a need to capture that moment, to draw the viewers in and imagine for themselves.."what happen next"..but this piece does not show.
December 1st, 2006 #17
Really good to see all the details. You captured his face very nicely.
I do think the composition seems a bit stiff. Both the main characters poses are very similar, both centered and they are both fighting two foes. But I really like the great lighting and mood.
December 1st, 2006 #18
Good show, Dan! I always pop in for a look when you post.. great atmosphere!
December 1st, 2006 #19
It's a great pic, Dan! I think the hero's left hand throws it off a tiny bit, though.
Is the elf at the front left being punched? Perhaps there could be a bit more tension around his arms?
Also, is that a gauntlet-sword on the heroine? Very cool!
If you don't mind me asking, when you say you do an acrylic lay-in to gauge values, do you basically rough the whole pic in greys? It's probably an inane question, but it's a technique I've been wondering about recently.
Can't wait to see the revised version!
December 1st, 2006 #20
December 1st, 2006 #21
great work, and great post
December 1st, 2006 #22
The first thing that poked me into eye were the repetitive poses which disturbed the composition for me.
Next crit would be on the faces of the villains, none of them has open mouth. In the heat of the battle, they would need to grab for the air and would have more dramatic expressions.
Other than that, i'm stunned how you render the stuff. I used to paint with oils for many years and NEVER thought of using acrylics to block in.. Thanks for that fine little tip.
Best regards and big respect,
December 1st, 2006 #23
A little nit-picking about the girl's right shoulder : something's wrong in it.
I think the reality looks more like this :
i react because it's a problem I discussed with a student of mine last week.
Anatomy is an endless subject of study
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December 1st, 2006 #24
very good painting!!
only thing thats worrying my a little is the perspective of the warriors sword.
December 1st, 2006 #25Registered User
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Great Picture!! Congrats!! Dark Elves Rule!!
Arctis, anatomy, yikes!!
I don't comment on anatomy, 'cause I personally have the anatomy of a slug.
oh right comments.
1. Heroine looks amazing
2. The hero's body positioning in relation to his action appears comic bookish in the way his back is strongly arched. To me, the hero looks like he is more likely dodging an attack than executing one. I would have changed his position so he was moving into his attack.
I only note the hero as much as I do for I enjoy images with dynamic energy and movement.
December 1st, 2006 #26Registered User
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Thanks for sharing the steps. Can't wait to see the finished piece!