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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Feb. 25th, 2009 @ 08:46 AM Reply

At 2/24/09 05:16 PM, Starogre wrote: i really like the light in this. the water with pinks and purples look great as well.

Thank you!

also, it was a surprise to see the hi-res image because i only saw the birds after that. it gave me a great deal of space change when i saw the size difference between birds and building.

Yeah i added the flock of birds to enhance the size. Actually its meant to be some sort of 'crashed' spaceship, but understand how you read that wrong, i need to design my vehicles better.

the only thing i notice that could be fixed is the purple cloud to the middle right of the image. it seems a bit too puffy and stout for the size and where its at/what it is.

other than that everything is perfect (i know you like rough brush strokes so those are fine :-] )

I didnt see how missplaced that cloud looked until you pointed it out, good call!

also, i'm interested in seeing how the dark sides of the landmass on the right and building structure on the left look with a deeper purple in the shaded regions (purple as an ambient light because the sky is purple)

I guess thats another miss by me, i'll remember that until next time
Thanks for the feedback!

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Feb. 25th, 2009 @ 09:14 AM Reply

What brush are you using? Standard with hardness on 50 %?

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Feb. 25th, 2009 @ 01:15 PM Reply

At 2/25/09 09:14 AM, RadioactiveRabies wrote: What brush are you using? Standard with hardness on 50 %?

probably just has the brush window open and changes the options constantly depending on what you're coloring/detailing. that's what i do at least


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Feb. 25th, 2009 @ 02:20 PM Reply

At 2/25/09 01:15 PM, Starogre wrote:
At 2/25/09 09:14 AM, RadioactiveRabies wrote: What brush are you using? Standard with hardness on 50 %?
probably just has the brush window open and changes the options constantly depending on what you're coloring/detailing. that's what i do at least

Nah, i mostly use my own brushes, and I just change the brush size by right-clicking. The rest is up to the tablet.

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 12th, 2009 @ 12:43 PM Reply

some b/w thing. i wanna get more productive

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 12th, 2009 @ 12:47 PM Reply

With the amount of talent you have, the Art Forum wants you to be more productive as well. =)


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 20th, 2009 @ 02:45 PM Reply

w.i.p. Thoughts?

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 20th, 2009 @ 04:47 PM Reply

At 3/20/09 02:45 PM, LaserKarl wrote: w.i.p. Thoughts?

Looks neat. I like the colours. I'd highlight the bottles on the table a bit more. Now they kinda blend in with the wall too much.

But I'm sure you were gonna do that anyway.


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 07:09 AM Reply

At 3/20/09 04:47 PM, idiot-monarch wrote:
At 3/20/09 02:45 PM, LaserKarl wrote: w.i.p. Thoughts?
Looks neat. I like the colours. I'd highlight the bottles on the table a bit more. Now they kinda blend in with the wall too much.

But I'm sure you were gonna do that anyway.

Thanks! Highlights added! It helped, good pointer.
Anyone else?

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 07:14 AM Reply

Oh, and heres a link to the high res

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 07:24 AM Reply

I clicked on your art Thread because you spell Karl with a K! That already gave you a big up!
Then I saw you art and I thought: this is amazing,
the colours and the blurs you use is great.
I will have to say the people pictures are better than you landscape ones, but its a close call, they are both fantastic!
I assume you are not using a mouse?
You only use flash and photoshop???
Thanks again Karl with a K


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 09:42 AM Reply

At 3/22/09 07:24 AM, monkeybars wrote: I clicked on your art Thread because you spell Karl with a K! That already gave you a big up!
Then I saw you art and I thought: this is amazing,
the colours and the blurs you use is great.
I will have to say the people pictures are better than you landscape ones, but its a close call, they are both fantastic!
I assume you are not using a mouse?
You only use flash and photoshop???
Thanks again Karl with a K

Thank you!
I just spell my name with a K, whats the big deal about that? haha
I use a wacom when working digitaly yes, and i mostly work in Photoshop and maybe Flash. But sometimes i use Artrage and Open Canvas aswell

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 01:31 PM Reply

The piece looks pretty good as it is, but do feel like the open space between them is a bit bright compared to the lighting around them. I feel my eyes being pulled towards the center of the wall instead of looking at the two lovely gentlemen talking. I don't know anything about photoshop so it might be too late to do anything about it, but you could try lightening or changing the color of their clothes or their chairs, to make them pop a little more


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 01:35 PM Reply

At 3/22/09 01:31 PM, Captain-Ben wrote: The piece looks pretty good as it is, but do feel like the open space between them is a bit bright compared to the lighting around them. I feel my eyes being pulled towards the center of the wall instead of looking at the two lovely gentlemen talking. I don't know anything about photoshop so it might be too late to do anything about it, but you could try lightening or changing the color of their clothes or their chairs, to make them pop a little more

thanks! I think it works better in full view over at deviantart. Maybe not?

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 24th, 2009 @ 03:53 PM Reply

Wip? white jacket-thing.

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 24th, 2009 @ 03:57 PM Reply

And another wip. Im pleased with the bird.

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 24th, 2009 @ 04:00 PM Reply

and another. reflections can be a bitch

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 24th, 2009 @ 04:09 PM Reply

I like the third one the most. The first one lacks contrast, so the person (looks like Bjõrk, btw) blends in with the background too much, and I don't really understand what's happening in the second pic :/

That's not to say that they're bad pictures. As far as I'm concerned, you're still the best artist in the Art Forums.


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Mar. 25th, 2009 @ 05:58 AM Reply

At 3/24/09 04:08 PM, ArthurGhostly wrote:
At 3/24/09 04:00 PM, LaserKarl wrote: and another. reflections can be a bitch
Apparantly so can gravity, too.
Haha.

I chuckled.

You seem to have nailed the reflection of the grass on the lower parts of the legs.
But you've gone in to your famous painterly-look too much for the other sections.

It's such a shiny thing - the reflections should look pretty clear. If not a little deformed due to the shape of the object.

Thank you!
You're right, I guess i didnt think everything trough there, went on messing around too much.

At 3/24/09 04:09 PM, idiot-monarch wrote: I like the third one the most. The first one lacks contrast, so the person (looks like Bjõrk, btw) blends in with the background too much, and I don't really understand what's happening in the second pic :/

I thought the level of contrast between the face and the coat would be enough, i didnt think the jacket would have to pop out. I'm gonna test a few variations, see if anything gets better.
The second one IS a bit confusing, i did it without any planning or thinking, haha. I was hoping someone here would give me some good tip about what to do with it.

That's not to say that they're bad pictures. As far as I'm concerned, you're still the best artist in the Art Forums.

I might not agree with you on that part, but thank you!

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Apr. 6th, 2009 @ 09:16 AM Reply

Yippie-de-doo! Anyone in here up for some WIP-commenting?! Yoddelidaa!

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Apr. 6th, 2009 @ 09:46 AM Reply

At 4/6/09 09:16 AM, LaserKarl wrote: Yippie-de-doo! Anyone in here up for some WIP-commenting?! Yoddelidaa!

I love the character and the reflections. However, I think the legs are a bit too short, unless you're going for perspective (which isn't too apparent).


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread Apr. 6th, 2009 @ 12:37 PM Reply

At 4/6/09 09:16 AM, LaserKarl wrote: Yippie-de-doo! Anyone in here up for some WIP-commenting?! Yoddelidaa!

Are you drunk again?
As for the image; the arms and legs don't really follow the same perspective. Gorgeous shininess thou!


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 5th, 2009 @ 07:00 PM Reply

Thanks for the comments guys. sorry for the month-long absence. New shit right here.
You gotta go to DeviantArt though, to big for newgrounds.

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 05:08 PM Reply

im sorry if this is being twaty, but what happned to the people comenting in the art forums? I've been going through most of the active threads here, and to find even a trace of qritique or tip on how to improve seems almost impossible. Why?

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 05:12 PM Reply

At 5/6/09 05:08 PM, LaserKarl wrote: im sorry if this is being twaty, but what happned to the people comenting in the art forums? I've been going through most of the active threads here, and to find even a trace of qritique or tip on how to improve seems almost impossible. Why?

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 05:25 PM Reply

Orgasmic work, as always.

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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 06:04 PM Reply

At 4/6/09 09:16 AM, LaserKarl wrote: Yippie-de-doo! Anyone in here up for some WIP-commenting?! Yoddelidaa!

Wow, I totally forgot it was you who drew this. I don't think I've commented in your thread before but you've got some pretty great stuff in here; I'm always impressed with people who can pull off a digital painting style because I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

I think somebody already mentioned that the perspective on the limbs doesn't seem consistent, which I think it is, but, it's not a particularly glaring problem either. Part of what I think is making it appear off is that the limbs all have a rounded cylindrical appearance to them, so, it's not like a regular body where we would see and recognize different planes of the figure as it was rotated. You did do a good job of trying to minimize that problem though by indicating contours through highlights.

My only other criticism/suggestio would be that the left side of the picture seems a bit empty. Maybe add some clouds over there as well?

im sorry if this is being twaty, but what happned to the people comenting in the art forums? I've been going through most of the active threads here, and to find even a trace of qritique or tip on how to improve seems almost impossible. Why?

Part of the problem with the Art forum generally is that most forum-goers don't comment on good artwork. Bad stuff gets a LOT of attention on here (I don't want to name names, but I'm sure you can figure out which threads I'm referring to). I really do wish that instead of people leaving 4 or 5 negative comments on something that was badly draw in under five minutes that they'd take time to find one GOOD piece that they like in a thread somewhere and leave a positive comment about that. But, that doesn't seem to be the way it works around here.

What that means for you though, and what I tell lots of new people who post here is that if you're not getting comments then it means you're likely doing a pretty good job at whatever it is you're doing, because if you sucked, chances are someone on here would let you know. So, at least what I tell myself all the time is no comments are generally a good thing. But, I realize if you're actively seeking feedback and criticism, then just know people don't think you suck isn't very helpful.

Apart from that, my own experience for when I leave comments / criticism / suggestions has been that I tend to only do it 1) for people I like on here (could be for their art or just because I think they're n ice people); 2) for artwork that I think is interesting, has potential, or involves some really cool concept; and 3) for artwork that is not very good, but shows a sincere effort so that I know if I do make a suggestion, the person will actually appreciate it and give it some thought. I don't know if it's like that for everybody else, but, maybe you're just not hitting the right combination of interests for people on the forum at the moment?

Anyway, you might want to bring the topic up at the Art Forum Lounge. Maybe we could start a thread specifically for critiquing polished artwork? Although, I'm guessing someone has to have tried that at some point.


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 06:06 PM Reply

^^^ we already have a thread for critiquing polished work, that would be the critiquing thread naturally :)


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 06:13 PM Reply

At 5/6/09 06:06 PM, Captain-Ben wrote: ^^^ we already have a thread for critiquing polished work, that would be the critiquing thread naturally :)

Heh. That's where I saw LaserKarl's tin man before. Was wondering why I couldn't connect a name with it...

Anyway, the level of activity in that thread doesn't seem particularly encouraging, which is sad.


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Response to LaserKarls Art Thread May. 6th, 2009 @ 07:02 PM Reply

At 5/6/09 06:04 PM, johnnycancer wrote:
At 4/6/09 09:16 AM, LaserKarl wrote: Yippie-de-doo! Anyone in here up for some WIP-commenting?! Yoddelidaa!
Part of what I think is making it appear off is that the limbs all have a rounded cylindrical appearance to them, so, it's not like a regular body where we would see and recognize different planes of the figure as it was rotated.

Ah, that might be it. Though I think i've made his right 'thigh' a bit too short, even though its foreshortened and have a simple shape. Good point, thank you!

My only other criticism/suggestio would be that the left side of the picture seems a bit empty. Maybe add some clouds over there as well?

I never found that distracting until you mentioned it, but i think you're right, it is a bit boring with such a big area of the same color. Maybe even just adding a slight gradient would help now that i think of it. Thanks.

im sorry if this is being twaty, but what happned to the people comenting in the art forums? I've been going through most of the active threads here, and to find even a trace of qritique or tip on how to improve seems almost impossible. Why?
I really do wish that instead of people leaving 4 or 5 negative comments on something that was badly draw in under five minutes that they'd take time to find one GOOD piece that they like in a thread somewhere and leave a positive comment about that. But, that doesn't seem to be the way it works around here.

An opinion shared with me. It all comes down to the mentality of the internet community i think. Its like when you see a cool video or an image of something unbelivable, but nothing impossible, right away theres some dude that says its fake, just for the hell of it. To appear better than the rest. Same goes for the bad stuff here i think. To point out that a posted picture of someones "art" sucks is just plain moronic, if it sucks, everyone else know that, and if the artist doesnt you can't help him improve anyway. You have just wasted your time.

Apart from that, my own experience for when I leave comments / criticism / suggestions has been that I tend to only do it 1) for people I like on here (could be for their art or just because I think they're n ice people); 2) for artwork that I think is interesting, has potential, or involves some really cool concept; and 3) for artwork that is not very good, but shows a sincere effort so that I know if I do make a suggestion, the person will actually appreciate it and give it some thought. I don't know if it's like that for everybody else, but, maybe you're just not hitting the right combination of interests for people on the forum at the moment?

I dont think i have a style or what ever that doesnt fit in here, I dont know what keeps people from posting their ideas and views on my stuff. Maybe its because i seldom follow up on the critique they give by updating my stuff, but that doesnt mean i dont take what they say in concideration. Every piece i do i look back upon from time to time, and when i do i remember the opinions I got on that specific piece, and try to keep myself from doing the same mistake again.

Also, I tend to comment with constructive criticism the times i come here (not so often any longer though), going with the same 3 reasons you have mainly, and i hope that would have some effect on the rest of the group here. More comments that have time putten in to them would help this forum to grow and get a good reputation, wich would mean that more good artist would post here.

Anyway, you might want to bring the topic up at the Art Forum Lounge. Maybe we could start a thread specifically for critiquing polished artwork? Although, I'm guessing someone has to have tried that at some point.

As Captain-Ben said, there is allready a thread like that. But just the fact that we need a specific thread for criticism bothers me. I think this whole forum should be meant for improvement aswell for exhibition.

Thanks for the time spent on writing that long post btw.