The BOATMAN visits every human settlement.

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Simplistic, admirant, and polygonal. I love the colors and the detail. The person somewhat reminds me of a Monument Valley-like character.

ArindamDhar responds:

Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. The character was a bit inspired from games like monument valley and journey.

I love the soft lighting on the buildings, and the font is absolutely perfect for the aesthetic. Few things to note, though: The background being blank is questionable, you create a great sense of depth, but then it just ends suddenly and leaves me unsatisfied. Second, the shadow of the boat is HUGE on that building. Using context from around the picture, it isn't clear whether this is intended or not. If it is intended, it would have really helped to add context to the scale of the boatman by throwing some birds around him and perhaps even casting their shadow onto him to show that he is indeed very large. Third, you have some nice detailed roof access toward the bottom of the drawing, but almost like you lost your will halfway through, you decided to just slap a staircase on every other building and call it a day. This lack of consistency leaves me feeling confused. For all that I still love it, and I like when artists take risks with color and try something unconventional. Nice work.

ArindamDhar responds:

Thank you so much for all the valuable advice. It's true that I lost enthusiasm halfway, because I got very tired of working with the pen tool. It's still no excuse, I know. I'll do better next time.

Thanks again for taking your time and analysing this piece for me. Really appreciate it.

kinda reminds me of Rene Magritte's art a tad.

ArindamDhar responds:

Thanks for letting me know, I didn't know about him.

now I'm a fan!

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4.44 / 5.00

Aug 25, 2017
12:21 PM EDT
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