Skull is Happiness


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After I 'quit' art and started feeling bad for myself, I looked through my art, and i thought to myself, "Hey, you know what, I'm getting good at this. I can't quit now. No, no, no!" Then i started to get pissed at myself and the people who made me feel that way, so in conjunction, i drew a skull with fire in his eyes... sockets. Enjoy! Comment, rate, review, LOVE. (C'mon! C'mon! You know you want to.)


Decent, but...

Right, the paper looks untidy to start with - I'm not sure that you did it deliberately or not, but it doesn't matter. If you're going to do a background, something more tangible is preferable, but if not, leave it blank, I feel it looks better.

The skull looks a little flat - front his angle, both the rows of teeth on the upper and lower jaws should have the impression of "curving up the page". This will give the illusion that they are going deeper into the image, as you've done with the lower jaw. Use a mirror and look at your own teeth for reference, or Google some sample skulls. You should have four teeth "flat" across the front of the face, both top and bottom then start the curving process. The canines are too central as well - four teeth between them, giving the distinctive vampire look.

You could stand to make the fires bigger within the eyes, giving rise to something more dramatic and perhaps even a change of lighting within the recesses of the skull. Perhaps even a splash of colour would be appropriate there. As it stands, the flames are far too small, being dwarfed by the massive black expanses, which only serves to remind me of an effort at Death by Terry Pratchett. Those eyes were meant to be pin-pricks of blue-white light, so quite different from your concept. Look at that and see what you can come up with. Sink the cheek bone definition and put a little more detail into the nasal area, skulls are quite a bit trickier than I feel you've anticipated.

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THIS IS GOOD stuff i like the skulls fangs and the eyes but the nose is not very skull like. but the teeth seem very realistic If you added shading it would be a five star but still very good very good.

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JimmyTheCaterpillar responds:

Your review is GOOD STUFF but your grammar is BAD STUFF. :D
Thanks for the review brotha.

Well you acheived something with this that you did not achieve with the pokemon and bulldog. Shading. Now i think its very cool. The teeth were good, i also noticed some very faint feature lines that made it look great. Though the backround was a little wimpy. I saw a mushroom near the corner. ???

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JimmyTheCaterpillar responds:

Those features would be a helluva lot more clearer if i had a scanner. But i dont so i do my best. And as for the backround, i thought he looked fine without it, but by then i had already drawn the mushroom, and i didnt erase cuz i didnt want to risk smudging the entire picture.

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Mar 9, 2012
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