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585
Score
4.79 / 5.00

Date
11/09/2013
Category
Illustration
File Info
1556 x 1696 px
JPG
870.2 kb
Tags
viking
lightning
warhammer
villain

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Author Comments

Whoops, forgot to upload this commission.
Version w/o BG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22370734/Commissions/BigMcLargehuge/BigMcLargehuge%20WIP4.1.png
WIPs: http://marikbentusi.tumblr.com/post/66469922696

Self-Critique:
- messy lighting and color sections everywhere due to crappy layering for these many overlapping objects
- nonexistant skin textures that clash hard with more detailed eye wrinkles
- no good eyecatcher since it's in the middle and the eye journey's supposed to circulate huge face->hair->snakes->viking dude
- plain ugly lighting and lightning effects that doesn't make the scene look powerful enough
- speaking of which, hammer detail's almost entirely lost in the sphere of bloom
- flowy hair way too flowy and straight, not wild enough
- bigface's hair pretty nonsensical in the name of composition
- which as previously remarked is pretty schizophrenic
- bad shine on snake skin and bigface's eyes
- simplistic ugly ~dramatic steam~ from the hammer light that further subverts the composition in order to emphasize viking dude's charging movement
- bad shadows cast from objects onto other objects (top snake, viking dude's shadow on the huge face, etc)
- outlines too hard and dark
- ugly makeshift bright outline around the leg that's supposed to create contrast between character and his cast shadow
- said shadow's not nearly as energetic as the rest of the picture despite being quite prominent composition-wise

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Reviews


AhkihounAhkihoun

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars Nov 9, 2013

Your shading is quite great, and your lighting is really cool looking. I love the composition and how you've created a circular line of action.

My only sadness about this art honestly, out of all the critque you gave yourself is the glow on that weapon. It really really distracts, and causes a lot of lost detail. Maybe you could have gotten away with that kind of brightness, if the weapon wasn't right smack in the middle of everything, and if he was holding it off to the side; but because of its placement, its a blinding white spot.

If you were looking for more "power" to the piece, maybe you could have incorporated some lightning down the guy's arm, and perhaps around his feet. Personally, I think the war screaming expression does this just fine; and you DO have a good understanding of how light falls on a three dimensional object.

Textures and technique come with time. You've done a fabulous job! Don't be too hard on yourself, and keep up the good work!