NOW it's done.
That WIP of the kiss is really freaking great!
Man, I'm impressed with your improvement. It seemed like in the space of the posts from June of 07 to Nov 07 you took art pills and got good. Nice work.
My only crit on the piece above would be frame composition. Putting the kiss right in the center of the canvas really hurts this otherwise beautiful piece. Try moving it to the left and let the dude fade into more black on the right. Keep your sig where it is so that helps "balance" the piece a little bit. Otherwise nicely done. (Maybe just a little more definition on his hand since it directly leads from the focal point and the eye will go to it right away.)
About 2 hours or so for EOW 79:
"When the honorable warriors leave the underworld behind and make the journey up to the Elysium Plains, they are able to lay down their weapons and finally be at peace."
First three are hour long speed paints and the last one is DSG 1336: Sci-Fi: BATTLE-WORN CRUSTACEOUS ROBOT aslso about an hour.
I had to drop a word of encouragement after seeing how dedicated you are. Your military discipline is really paying off. I envy your latent talent, as even your starting point isn't as bad as I think you feel it is.
I think you make good use of atmospheric perspective(it's a strong point), though sometimes I wonder if you use it to hide information instead of just to inform the viewer? Also, on your cowboy piece, there seems to be a disconnect in the moment of the rider and the victim, the victim's gun is already in motion, but it looks as if the rider's pistol is still firing... unless you intend this to be follow up shots? It feels unnatural to me. Maybe a smoking gun instead? In any case, I like the piece.. maybe scale up the rider's hand+pistol to give a better sense of depth, too?
Last edited by KLONG; February 29th, 2008 at 12:31 AM. Reason: typographical error correction
Thanks for the kind words and good crits!
Here is a quick DSG:WHITE STONE CASTLE RUNS RIGHT UP THE SIDE OF A CLIFF
I spent about an hour or so, completely ignoring what klong said... He's right, I am coping out on atmospheric perspective, now that I have noticed the habit I can fix it though!
You have a very promising start and are improving already
Awesome! I enjoyed to look at your sketchbook. Nice!
"We must do our very best with the time that is given to us!"
"Tempus fugit, time flies when you've got so much to do in such little time!"
3 hour still life in PS.
Last edited by K-bot; December 8th, 2008 at 02:10 PM.
I GOT A NEW LAPTOP!
Here is a speed painting to celebrate! 40K sci-fi blissful fun.
Last edited by K-bot; May 1st, 2008 at 12:54 AM.