I get sad, impressed and excited when I see a piece like this with a description like the one you've given.
Sad: Because what you've done in 30 minutes is what I might be able to achieve in a day or two (but that's why I keep practicing :))
Impressed: Because the paiting, the brushstrokes, colorpalette, clear and conscious choices where to put detail to give depth are all spot on.
Excited: Because it all comes together ito such a nice, atmospheric piece! As I said, the choices where you've put emphasis on detail really pushes the arm into the foreground and the face into the background. Still the natural focalpoint is on that amazing helmet and there is such a nice threading of where you've put highlights and shadow that I sense my brain adding pieces to complete the charecter in spaces where there is only black. Amazing work.
My main grudge is that you only spent 30 minutes and that's why there are areas that could be refined more. Motivation to 4.5/5. Really cool though.
Thanks for the feedback!, I think you are overestimating my artistic abilities hahaha :D Many are happy accidents if you saw how i paint, like a kid creating chaos with lego blocks XD
but yeah i did my very best in that timeframe to imply details where details don't really exist, and I plan to come back to it to make it a full illustration piece. many guys on twitter wants me to make it into a wallpaper.
This is a really cool image for several reasons,
1. The charecter looks so asexual, you titled it demoness, but due to the chin and small breasts it could almost be a male also. Since demons are... well demons. I actually think this estitic is much cooler than either the really muscular or extremly busty versions that we typically see.
2. The design of the charecter, the clothing and little details like the pendent and accessories on the horns are really nice.
3. Executionwise I love this type of brush, its coarse and there is meaning to every brushstroke, nothing is done without intention. Usually makes the piece very organic. What I'd wished however, is that you'd added a bit more detail, or finer quality to the face to give a natural focal point there. With the current composition there is already a natural focalpoint on the charecter herself as she sticks out so much from the background. However, I'd liked to be sucked more into the eyes. Although this is personal preference it is still my motivation to 4.5/5 since I feel a bit more could have been done.
4. The lighting is nice and atmospheric, had been awesome if you had just painted a small white square up to the left of the charecter like a door and then that she is standing in this wast nothingness. Had given a really creepy vibe I think but also a lightsource and depth to the piece.
However, overall, amazing work. Love it. Please give us more! :)
wow thanks for the super helpful feedback! this is more than what I've expected at newgrounds(often times you hardly get any)
it's a habit of mine to use texture brushes to simply 'suggest' details and forms instead of actually painting it, saves both time and leaves the human brain the task of putting everything together.
I'm thinking of adding eyes, however the last time i attempted it it didn't end up so well, I'll take your suggestions in mind when i touch up further of this piece as i often do with many others to make them more finished looking, as many of your suggestions resonate with how i personally feel about this piece.
thanks again and i'm glad you like it.
Interesting, creepy charecter. I like the overall brush of the image. The colors blend nicely and even though there are some construction lines left, you've managed to remove most of them through the brush. The background and rock also look really nice, especially the clouds.
Looking at the charecter, my main grief with it is that the beak looks like a claw almost. This might be intentional but if not I'd liked to have seen some more shading around the "lower" part of the beak. Hence, adding a shadow under the upper part of the beak and rounding off the lower part of the beakwhere it meets the head (Motivation for 4.5/5)
Otherwise the image looks cool, nice a creepy also with the wound in the chest, almost as if it was a zombie bird. Well done
This was a really interesting piece. Reminds me of a troll from the scandinavian styled trolls but with a unique new feel to it. I like how the image is a bit exclusive yet still focusing on a charecter. The charecter himself looks interesting and I like the intense red eye. Gives a clear focal point for the pice. Further, the colorpalette over all is nice and how you've managed the charecter to stick out, despite the blue background, is impressive. As I said, an interesting, intreaging piece. Well done.
I really enjoyed this piece, the charecter is so firmly planted in the environment and his pose and expression just looks like he's had such a bad day and then decided to collapse then and there. I am sorry to say I don't know the reference, but regardless its a nice anime-styled charecter.
Execution wise i like the sharpness of the brush and the choice of colors. In particular I like the leaf shadows. Really nice. My only grief is the jeans pattern that doesnt quite follow the shape of the legs, i.e. Doesn't bend with the legs, and could have been improved as it now looks a bit flat (motivation to 4.5/5)
Otherwise a really sweet piece. Well Done :)
Really cool concept, feels a bit like a mix of Genji and Reinhardt from Overwatch? :) The Ninja tank. Regardless I like the color palette with the strong greens and grays, gives a nice contrast. I also like the design of the charecter that melds the aforementioned two charecters nicely. I especially like his left shoulderguard. Really menecing! Finally I like the hunched over pose as it almost looks like he is hurt, sort of catching his breath in the midst of, or just after, battle. Very nice.
If I were to critique it a little I'd wish his left bicep area to be less blurry or his hand and sword more blurry as it would give some depth to the piece. I'd also like to see some green highlights on his hands as there are some on his left leg and since the hands are in front of the leg they would also be hit by the light which I assume come from the sword? (Motivations for 4/5)
Otherwise this is a really nice piece. A bit minimalistic, but the key pieces are there to make it cool. Well done
Thank you! :D
At first I was like, it's just a mirrored piece that looks like a calydoscope. Then I started looking at the color and started noticing the differences in colors and dots in some places. Then I noticed the overall coloring changes throughout the piece! I am not sure how you've done this, staring at this image without gotten dizzy, but it is really, truely, awesome! The blur around the center almost makes it move around even though its not. The design of the patterns and the colorchoices are also great. Extremely well done.
Love the design of this, the charecter has a familiar yet unique estetic that sort of mixes Diablo with Pokemon in a way. Really cool. I also love the color palette, especially the reds and the coloring of the claws. They almost look like ruby's, which might be intentional but also really cool. I also like that the armor, together with the red bits make it difficult to tell if the charecter is a demon or robot or both or none of the above and just armor? The face is also really cool and has a strong feel to it and for some reason it feels like the charecter is blind? I draw this conclusion from the mask over his face and that he looks subterrestial? Might be my association with Diablo? ;)
If I were to give some critique I'd like to have seen a bit more contrast between the right side of his helmet and the metal piece on his chinn as they now meld together a bit too much making them hard to differentiate on the normal-resolution piece. On the highres it's easier but a bit more could have been done, perhaps some rimlighting or stronger shadow. Next, the anatomy is great but if I nitpick a little I think the angle of the claws on the right foot could be finetuned just a smidge. (Motivation for 4.5/5)
Otherwise a really cool charecter, also enjoyed the tiny backstory in the description :) Well done.
so glad you like it <3
and thanks so much the critique,i see what you are talk about
Love the estitic of this image! The design of the charecter is so different and it's such a nice mix of octopus and human. It's such a fresh design also in comparison to the more "traditional" mermaids floating around the site at the moment. I particularly like the onconventional designelements that you've included such as the eyes and the octupus beak instead of teeth. Very nice. I also like the color contrast and palette with the greens and purples that interplay so great here. The pose and composition also makes it like she's floating. Finally, her expression is a nice mix of fear and confusion. Very intense.
If I were to give some critique I'd like to mention the pattern in the tentacles which I think break the flow of them a bit. On the other hand it adds to your unique estetic, but I'd love to have seen it band a bit to follow the shape of the tenacles. Next, the shading of the tentacles is a bit light in places, for instance the tentacle lowest on her right, the shadow towards the body is lighter than on the tentacle above, which seems counter-intuitive. (Motivation for 4.5/5)
Otherwise I congratulate you on an interesting and uniquely designed piece.
Welp, i got nothing to say to that, thank you for your critique and compliment
Really cool animation! In the thumbnail there was just a white square so I had to click on it and have a look. Then when the animation started my jaw dropped a little. Just the design of the first charecter looked so nice and then the action sequence that followed. Really cool.
I am not that into anime so I don't know if the transformation into cannons is novel or not. Heard about girls that turn into tanks but this seems more dragonballish to me. Regardless I love the concept and the animations of the guns and explosions are great. The moves the main charecter does to transform are also great and I love how his helmet melts away to reveal his face. Really nice work. Would love to see it in color.
It's hard to fault something like this bccause it exceeds my own abilities by so much but after viewing the animation a few times the only thing I can mention is that the charecter's face in the end looks a bit wonky. I think there is something with the eyes? Perhaps the spacing is too narrow or something. Also, the buildings in the explosion scene are a bit uneaven, which is fine but there is one or two that look thinner at the bottom than on top which gives a strange feel.
Overall though this is amazing work and my comments are minor details that I am more than sure you know already and might even fix in the future. If you decide to do fully rendered version in color, please share! :)
Thx man! As for the character's face, you would be right, its hard to maintain proportion and placement whilst having no onionskin. As for the building, I rly dont care lol
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