Hello! Just wondering if you feel that some changes should be made. What creative ways could you help inspire me to push further?
Thank you infinit for your help! Please people rip me a new one. I can take it. Be as harsh as you can!
Last edited by The Artist Fox; June 30th, 2007 at 08:21 PM.
Fox, I like the colors used and the coloring, and Wolverine's facial expression! Some minor things:
1. In the right hand's claws, the end points do not look sharp enough
2. prefer Elektra shows part of the body/ clothes
3. his left hand seems small compared with the arm
4. the bg can be darker nearer the bottom, I mean you can use a gradient which is (a bit) darker than it is now to create some more contrast
Hope this helps!
Thank you being honest, your crit was awesome thank you again. I'll rework it right now.
I'm glad you like my crits! Also, if he is supposed to hold his hand firmly, his right hand's finger, not so right...
The Chinese characters are repeated and printed backwards... it's kind of distracting to a viewer who might be able to read them. Ask yourself what it adds to the picture, and see if there might be some other way to get a similar effect with a different element...
hmm ...thank you for telling me, I'll try and see what I come with? Working on the left hand as I speak. When I get done with it can I post the fixed version on this same thread here? hmmmm
Right claws- I tried to make them sharp but realistic without it looking like...uh...whatever french fie claws I had before.
Left Hand- I made them a little bit bigger but wanted to stay true to the perspective, maybe I'm wrong but u be the judge.
Backward Japanese symbols- Xazy I did away with them and to fit that theme I added Mt. Fuji instead.
Electras body: I placed her body faintly into the BG then thought...what if she had a sword close to her face.
I'm tryin to learn more about better cover designs and I hope you guys like it,if anyone has more crits please feel free to comment anytime.
I think your simplifying the background has really helped,
The thing I keep noticing is the view we get looking straight into the shoulder of the costume (I guess its his right shoulder) it seems to kind of flatten out, and the arm does a bit too.
perhaps bringing some of the costume over the top of his shoulder and draping it over and around the shoulder might make it work better & seem more 3-dimensional.
The fabric on the shoulder that is facing away from us comes down quite a bit farther than it does on the side facing us
Hope that helps,
Overall I think it's mighty fine work!
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i think you need to resize the head, to me it doesn't seem like it fits the body. Try to stick with a single light source, myself personally would like to see the light come from directly above
lol just jokin, thank you for the crit, I swear I keep learning so much about this one piece its blowing my mind. Please if anyone has any more! O yea if anyone knows how to put up a sketchbook please tell me.
Overall I think it is good. I like the monochromatic background—it almost plays a little in reverse to what you might normally see. The background has nice rendered details, while the foreground is a little more loose. I can only assume that is purposful. The colors on Wolverine seem a little muddy.
The one thing that bothers me a little is that the back of his "shorts" seem drupy/saggy. I really like the left and right arms and hands. I think tweaking natural perspective and perportion can be done to emphasize or exagerate a pose or mood. Someone mentioed lighting and light source, I think a little more "dramatic" light could really pull everything together.
Thank you for the crit, I used an soft airbrush for the piece, my art always tends to look muddy or to soft. I want to explode with some hard edges that scream sharp but stay loose and free. I'm still lokking at the piece and wondering what lighting. The head is to big and that left shoulder is bothering me. But damb what kind of lightning??? Thank you again
Everything below his waist isn't worth trying to save and just needs to be redone completely... background is whatever, not worth picking at be certainly could be better which leaves us with wolverine -- they say a picture is worth a thousand words...
One thing that really stands out at me are the veins on the arms.
veins on arms (for the most part) are not horizontal, rather they flow up or down the arm, carrying blood to the brain, or through the arms to the fingertips, that big horizontal vein on th bicep looks very unnatural.
I think your main color problem is that you're trying to overcompensate for bounced light, and are loosing your source colors, thus leading to the "muddiness".
For everything else... just listen to jason. *nodnod*
Oh, and I totally agree with the vein thing.
I see, man I learned alot, thank you all for your help!