this is something i did on sunday
Last edited by emerging; March 17th, 2008 at 05:40 AM.
thanks dude, altho i did have reference, not completely from head
can we see a bigger version of it showing some of that high detail around the face etc.
That looks great! One thing, though. The abs are more than drool-worthy, but generally, people who aren't body builders don't have them. As much as they are fun to look at, your picture would look more 'real' and less "from a model' if he had a more average tummy.
I really do like this though, and I love the title too!
its really well executed...BUT, im sorry to say this, its really booring, its just some random dude standing under a lamp, why is he there? who is he? why is he naked?
All kidding aside I really like this piece, emerging. And the title totally makes it for me. It was understandable without the title but I prefer it with. Thank you for sharing this. Sorry I don't have anything in the way of a constructive helpful critique.
And to think when I clicked on this I was expecting Arthur from The Tick.....no really. I was.
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thanks for crits and impressions guys here is a detail shot as some have requested
i did think about the abs a little too, i might play around more with this work see if i can make it any better ))
and yea you reminded me of that animation haha the tick! i call it the tick-without-a-d*ck and his sidekick arthur the moth-like rabbit LOL ))
hey man, it's really really good! love the lighting and stark atmosphere. great posture and weight pivot.
couple of things to think about:
1, the anatomy around the waist can be improved.
2, the color scheme-- right now the lit skin color is quite warm which give out a sensual feel. i would assume sensuality of the male figure isn't your focus here in this piece. so perhaps you can play with it, cool it down a bit and see the effects.
great piece. not what i expected! haha
btw, is it finished?
thanks buddy, well if you happen to notice i actually made a gradient which cools down in color as it reaches his feet... a moth seeks for light as a warmth source.. therefore the upper body is warm colors since he is already getting warm from the light..
i think i want to change the hip area though.. it bugged me a little before and some people adviced me to rework it a little.. so im gonna do that and maybe clean up some things here and there and call it a done piece
Just a thought, what if you narrowed the light a bit and then where ever the light doesn't touch and where it effects the least had frost, so his feat would look frozen but then warmed up the length of his body. Might be neat. Other than that I really like what you have done.
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I dont like his skintone... too saturated. And the subject is boring. His trying to change the lightball? The front legg dont look finished.
ito: intresting idea, ill see if i have enough patience to play with this picture to that extent lol
danilo: i see no elaboration in your comments... I see no connection between a high saturdation and bad skintone... so a skintone cannot be highly saturated from warm light? like i already mentioned, the leg starting at his knee up to his waist needs some work and i see why you say it is unfinished.. one thing you gotta remember is that just because YOU personally dont get the subject, doesnt mean there isnt one or its boring. The shallow subject you have explained to me "changing the lightball" is a clear evidence of the narrow thinking as well as unatentiveness to the title and comments as well as my own explanations previous to your comment. PLease before you say something, make it more constructive and elaborative as in my paintings just about everything is for a reason (high saturation, no eyepupils/iris, him looking straight at light.. etc.)
spiralfish: my intention was to make him look like he was walking along and then suddenly stopped and started staring at the light for a long time.. that's why i kinda moved the left leg forward and right leg backward to indicate the past movement.. so i agree there isnt much dynamics in the whole image. I didn't include the insects because they would highly take away almost everything from my subject in a way that the title would now be refering to insects instead of a human which isnt the idea i was going for. I really had an urge to put insects there just like you did hehe, but i had to stop myself from creating this cliche which would destroy my main relationship between the title and the cental figure
another thing i wanted to say in general is that i also wanted to deliver a feeling of emptiness in the whole picture. Emptiness which suggests cold atmosphere everywhere around the light. That could be the reason some people may read the emptiness as "boring" or "static". But its pretty interesting to see different people's responses )))
Last edited by emerging; March 18th, 2008 at 02:16 PM.
just a couple minor changes, they are really minor but in my opinion they do improve the overall image a little bit.. still kinda struggling with the hip.. if anyone could do a little paintover in that area it would be great
here is what i got so far
A very well executed study, good job!
I think you should just move on and do more studies similar to this and take peoples ideas into consideration in other pieces so it doesn't look so boring.
Good : Lighting is exellent and I like the anatomy very much.
Bad: Backround could do with some improving but try not to take the focus away from the main subject (the man) and also his left foot seems a bit flat, I'm not sure if you realised it but maybe it could do with some touching up and try to get it pointing in the right direction.
Overall, great peice... keep up the good work.