At 11/9/12 02:07 AM, maemaemae wrote:
At 11/9/12 01:26 AM, Shayl wrote:
Hey! I'd love some feedback, I've been trying to get some on my art but nobody's biting on my thread. In particular I'd like some feedback on this gargoyle.Sure thing! I can post on your thread too if you'd like, but here's what I have to say so far.
My husband commented that the head looked pasted on in an earlier version of this, and I tried to fix it, but I'm not sure I've managed it yet.
Also just anything else you can say about it, that'd be great! I want this to look as good as I can, I've spent a lot of time on it.
I suspect there also might be something wrong with his knees
The head does look like it's it a weird angle. I would suggest pointing the muzzle facing downwards a bit more (like he's facing down, but looking up), even though it may be alot of work...I like the textured look you gave him on his chest alot. Your shading is also done really well - it makes me focus on the points I'm supposed to! I do feel like there needs to be more detail around the nostril area & the area before the forehead though. The belly also seems odd. I'm not sure if he has a belly-button (or if dragons even have one), but there seems like there needs to be something, like a rough texture that you could apply to the rest of his body. The stomach or legs should be larger too, to make it look like there's a bit more supporting his large chest. The knees look fine to me, assuming you haven't gone through them with detail with the wings, loin cloth, etc.
Hey thanks this is great stuff.
I don't think he'd have a belly button since he's a dragony-gargoyle thing, but I can see now that there's a bump there that's supposed to be texture that's placed pretty much where a belly button would be. I'll have to change that.
I uploaded a full-res version of the file so you can see the textures in more detail (if you want - this is a 2MB file)
Full Res Drawing - Gargoyle
I'll have to change the head's angle. Your comment is something I've been sort of kicking around myself and hearing someone else say it pretty much confirms I have to. Maybe I can cheat a little with the skew tool and then re-round everything quickly instead of repainting. Kinda doubt it though, skew is usually gross.
Gonna lasso out the left knee (our left) and move it around and see if it looks better, I'm still not sure if it's right or not but I'll move it around quickly to see.
Feel free to critique any of my stuff, I'm always open for feedback.