At 6/22/10 02:41 PM, antiandy wrote:
"Iron Sack" - This isn't bad design work, as far as LBP goes, but being interested in this game, I did some research...and this contest was over and done with in 2008, before LBP was released.
There is no current contest that is similar for LBP 2, so it kind of seems pointless to do this, unless it's just for fun.
From your comments about it, though, I would assume that's not the case...so I am kinda confused.
The comments about originality, while maybe being a bit harsh, are kind of on point since there IS no contest and you're posting someone else's template with minimal design work laid on top.
Also, to be honest...I've seen about a hundred "Iron Man" Sackboys...and some of them were better designed...plus they were designed IN-GAME, which IMO is way harder to do than just drawing on a template.
It's not for a contest but a proposition to Media Modecule to see if by any chance they would like to use my design and possibly make it a reality. Making costumes in-game ain't that difficult when you like at you're just placing stickers over a let's say "template" cause in any case the in-game sack boy would be a template but thanks for that comment, it's greatly appreaciated.
If it turns out I'm wrong, please feel free to post the contest link so that others may enjoy it...but I'm rarely wrong when it comes to finding stuff on the Net.
The Tattoo - It's great that you have a friend who wants your art on their skin...and more power to you for it...BUT...the tattoo itself is unprofessional and sketchy.
The lines aren't consistent, the color is splotchy and the overall fee of it is just...amateur.
Maybe that's how the person getting it wanted it...maybe he doesn't care...but YOU should, because it's your art...and any person who PERFORMS or HAS high-quality ink is going to look at this and smirk a bit.
I know that none of that is your fault and you have no control over it...I'm just sayin'.
Yeah it surely has several flaws and a few of them could possibly have been my fault and if I could truly fix all the flaws in the tattoo I would but I had no actual saying when it came to the tattoo artist that preformed it seeing as the requester wasn't really a close friend or someone I even knew, I just did a favor over the internet and got a tattoo in return.
Now if you have made it thru all that without getting pissed enough to want to kill me...I DO have good things to say too...
I came here for critics not for any actual praise, so thank you for all that. It's greatly appreaciated.
I really like all your cartoon-style work.
Thanks, I myself find that's my best area when it comes to art.
It's bright and stark and usually very well composed and laid out.
I had no idea but I'm glad you think that way.
Even your fan art in most cases goes above and beyond, I think because of the settings you put them in.
I could think the same, the only fan-art I'm not actually proud of would be the Calico Electronico one, just looking at it now makes me want to vomit.
Your concept drawings seem very solid, and when you finish them up, they are always clean and fun to view.
Thank you, I was trying to keep it as solid and original as possible and I guess it payed out but I'm still far from done so expect more from that character and a bunch more as I'm planning on turning it all into an animated series some time in the future so sating that means that it would possibly be a sub-world in my imagination composed of 20-30 character all interacting with each other.
I love the obvious progression of your talent from the beginning of the thread to the most recent.
Thank you, I had several questions when it came to the issue of improvement and I'm glad to hear I'm actually improving.
Finally, speaking of the most recent...I REALLY like the creature you did for the Egg Collab.
Thanks, I had several other designs in my head but that was the best one out the bunch.
It fits perfectly with the egg that inspired it and I love the whole "potato-bat" thing...THAT is originality.
Originally it was going to be an egg with wings but seeing some of the coloring on the egg I just went and made it a potato bat.
About the only somewhat negative thing I could say about it is all the glowing lines...which seems to be a trendy little novelty around here.
I think they are slightly overdone in this case, like, they could be softer and "glowier"...but ehh, whatever...it's still awesome.
I myself don't like the glowing lines at all but I had to obligatory incorporate them one way or another seeing as the actual egg made by Joberston had those glowing lines all around it.
Thank you so much for all the comments and the feedback. It's all greatly appreciated. I would love to hear what others had to say about the new images.