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4.69 / 5.00

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700 x 906 px
193.8 kb
  • Frontpaged November 5, 2009

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Annika's heart grows cold...

EDIT: I am fortunate enough to be awarded front page again. Newgrounds rules!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


what!?!? FORTUNATE? you are not 'fortunate'. you are good at drawing, painting or whatever you used to do this. THAT is why you got frontpaged again.

(PS: i am not in the best of days, so it means even more.)

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AlvinHew responds:

Thanks for the support!

I'm not being modest when I say I'm fortunate. The truth is, there are artists out there who are better than I who get very little attention. Getting the attention that I do on this site is really a privilege.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


its kinda relaxing in a way... out of all the art in newgrounds this one is my favorite im glad its in frontpage you deserve it

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AlvinHew responds:

Thanks man! Despite the sharp criticism, I personally feel this is my strongest piece. Of course, I'm hoping to make the next piece even better. =)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome, but some problems

The first thing that I noticed about it was the way she was leaning. If this were a clip, it seems in the next couple of seconds she would be falling over backwards. There are no elements in the foreground to show that this could just be from a certain angle.

The other issue I see is the length of the arms. They are just a tad too long for her body. Most peoples palms reach the area of the hip-bone, it looks like hers go about four inches farther than that, making her arms look a little off.

Now, I'm assuming this is a fantasy piece, so I can imagine this a possible non-human race, meaning they would be made differently and the problem I previously spoke about isn't a problem any longer.

The shading is nice, and I love the way the leaves have a feeling of movement in them. You did very well with that. The sky and the trees give this piece a sense of ominous dread, like something bad and/or difficult is coming up, and the look on her face and her body language support that.

All in all, great work. Keep it up!

AlvinHew responds:

The trees in the background are tilted in the picture, so it's supposed to give the illusion that the camera is tilted. Also, if you look at her charm, it's tilted at the same angle in the picture as her body is. If she were leaning over as if she were about to fall over, the charm would not be hanging directly in the center of her body.

The camera tilt is supposed to add to the feeling that something isn't right about her; it represents her increasingly unstable mental state.

I get all sorts of comments about her proportions. Some people say her arms are too short, some people say they're too long. Some people say her head is too big, and some say it's too small. Then there are some people who feel the proportions are fine. There's no way to please everyone here so I'm just going to go with the proportions that I feel look decent. In other words, I'm not changing it, sorry.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Nice picture, even seems kinda cold. The blood medallion around his neck is nice, even up to detail, but, could be better.

Garik, you are retarded.

AlvinHew responds:

Of course it could be better. The goal in art isn't perfection, it's getting as close as you can to it. Telling an artist "it could be better" is like telling him/her "1+1=2"; he/she already knows.

It is more helpful if you tell an artist HOW it could be better.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Slacking off, are we?

these wankers writing below may be unaware of the fact that there are other numbers exept ten, but i do.
Alvin, youre a talented artist, you've done some things that really made me stop and awe, but this one just isnt good.
the proportions are off, the colors are wierd, (the jeans look like there from a totaly diffrent painting then the face) and the character is shallow.
youre an artist, i encourge you to act like one, and give us back the Stuff.
Honorably yours,

AlvinHew responds:

You're completely welcome to your opinion, and I respect that you don't like this piece. But never accuse me of slacking off. I put my heart and soul in every single painting I do.