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.