I haven't write a critique in a while, so bare with me here~
1, I really love your brush style and the over all mood. You've always been very good at creating an rather expressive painterly feeling of your art. And I just love the background, I hope i can do that one of those days~
2, the composition is dynamic, with the horse and knight swingin his sward. However, the horse's rare legs got "cut off" at the frame bothers me a little. It'd be nice to see the full figure of the horse, would create a better, more complete composition.
3, I know you're trying to achieve a upside down triangle, to create a dynamic composition. and the figure successfully achieved that. But, the stone on the right hand side in the background broke your composition. Check out this little drawing I made to demonstrate my point.
Duuude, is it just me or did you become even better overnight? This freakin' rocks my socks all the way to the east coast man! I LOOOOOVE The textures and colors that you used for this, the sword is so badass. The lights and darks truly contrast each other well here. And that armor on that horse is outstanding; overall amazing job; gotta love this one!
Aw, I'm glad to hear that! Hehe, I like them! They're really turning out great, I think that the dark side is calling your name mister haha Well it shows! This looks magnificent ^^ You're very welcome =]
Hey!!! Thanks a lot. You are totally right, it does look a little different from my previous works. I tried to make this one looks more painterly, if you know what I mean. I don't know if it is better yet but I tried anyway. But thank you for your compliment. I really appreciate. And of course, thank you a lot for checking out my stuff again!
Indeed! It looks a little bit like. But I assure you it was totally unintentional. Maybe it was because I'm heavily influenced by Frazetta artwork. The first artbook I really bought was his. I was like 12. Probably it helped me to choose to be an illustrator.
Well, it doesn't look that much like the Death Dealer, but I do see a Frazetta influence to your work. I think my first introduction to Frazetta was when I was 11 or 12 when I found and old issue of Creepy Magazine where he had painted the cover.
Yeah, and then I got two pinup art books later, a couple of pages were missing in each, but considering I bought them as a thrift store. >.>;
Let's see who influenced me...Clive Barker (his art in The Thief Of Always was really creep/gritty), Steven Hughes, Joe Madureira, Luis Royo, Naoko Tekauchi, Amano Yoshiktaka, Gerald Brom, Rankin-Bass...and those are all I can think of right now. >.>;
Clive Barker? Cool!! Joe Madureira is just awesome! One of my favorite comic artists I don't know Naoko Tekauchi Rankin-Bass and Steven Hughes, but I'll check it out later. Amano Yoshiktaka, Gerald Brom are incredible! In fact Brom is one of my top favorite artists as well.
Rankin-Bass was the animation company that worked on ThunderCats, Silverawks, Flight Of Dragons and The Hobbit just to name a few things. Holy crap do I feel old now. >.>; Steven Hughes was the co-founder of Chaos! Comics and did art for Lady Death and Evil Ernie. Naoko Takeauchi is the creator of SailorMoon.
Brom is still one of my faovurite artists. I need to get a copy of 'Offerings' along with all of the illustrated novels, excluding the Plucker since I already have that if course.
Hey, I do have every Brom's book. I recommend them all!
Hey, this Rankin-Bass stuff is really cool! I loved that style! I grew up thinking that it should be natural to look like, at least like an amateur, bodybuilder when you become an adult. I still think that this is the standards for me by the way.
Hey, great recommendations, I'm checking them out right now.
I like the affect you added on the blade, and the overall composition, the one thing that kind of confuses me is the dark rocks at the bottom of the page. The one one the left appears to be in the foreground due to the cloak going behind it, but the the one on the right is behind the horses leg yet both rocks seam equal as far as what plane they are on. I would recommend lightening the one on the left a bit so that it blends in more with the background and drops it back and on the one in the front you could actually lighten it up as well since that would cause more contrast between the horse's leg since at the moment they kind of merge together as one shape. Maybe bring up the saturation a bit aswell to pull it forward. Well I said alot about what is actually a very small problem but I just noticed it so I figured I'd say something. Otherwise this is a very solid piece, good job
Man, awesome comment. I must say I totally agree with you. After seeing that I cannot like it anymore. hehe This is the result of poor composition studies in the early stages. Besides, I didn't like the point of the leg of the horse I cut the leg. Bad mistake.
But thanks for your compliments as well. I'm very glad you like it! Cheers.