At 11/3/12 08:00 PM, HiryuGouki wrote:
It's incredibly generic looking, sure, but the overall quality of the art isn't bad. I just wish everyone wasn't trying to rip off J.R.R Tolkein all the time. I know he made some great fantasy conventions which are now overused and dull (a point I will parody to no end in my parody action/RPG), but come on!
Not dissing the QUALITY of the piece...I am just saying you should try and make your wizard...Less generic looking. Anyways, that's my two cents on the issue.
The wizard is great, the colors are really nice too. I'd say that his "fire" hand looks a little small compared to his overall anatomy and I see no feet whatsoever which he should have because his robe is not actually touching the ground, it's more like just floating there. If he's meant to be floating, I'd just to bring a little bit more so there's not confusion. I really like the little book hanging there but personally I think it would look better if it was hanging from the back of book rather from the front of the book. The design on the robe is solid only problem is that the lower left part of the robe seems flat, and it doesn't like it was shaded with the rest of the image, I'd rework on that and use the top part of the robe as reference, and you're good.
Now listen HiryuGouki, Every time I come upon a post by you I realize that you know nothing of what you are talking about. God. Just woow. Look stereotypes serve to give everyone a general understanding of what they're looking at (in art of course) a wizard, has a long beard, and is old. That is stereotype to follow. You can add all of your originality to a character but a wizard is a wizard, and you're gonna have him looking like an Tolkien creation. Cause if you take away the beard and make him young, you're still gonna have to use similar clothing to the one in this image because face it, that's a wizard. It's either that or Harry Potter looking guy, period. Same with orks, and unicorns, and elves, and dragons. Fantasy art will always have a certain set of rules to follow, that's just it. Also the shameless plug was just un called for, it makes your whole post sound dumb, and a call for attention so stop.