i have no fucking clue who this is but he is fucking epic!!!!!!!!!!!
This is an okay portrayal...
But I, along with others, would disagree with how you personified him. I'm not saying that resemblance between your drawing & Spike isn't physically uncanny...but most wouldn't picture him like this in human form. It has been a reoccurring thing in the show that Spike carries himself as someone with a certain "classy bravado". He acts like quite the pimp when he wants to. If I can suggest anything for future attempts at personifying Spike, go for something for stylish & elaborate. He may be a kid, but he doesn't act it most of the time. Noone would whole-heartedly disagree with anyone portraying him even older than you did.
I don't think the persona itself should be how my ratings are based, considering I'm shoving it here for artistic purposes. I didn't have to put my art out there, I'm simply allowing it to be judged and considering the fact that, no one has given me a single review on how I drew/colored/edited/etc. it (which is why people post things on the internet, unless they're that conceited, ei, "Isn't my persona better than the rest?" type reasons are conceited), I would have to say that I have no clue where my talents lie.
Disregarding the lack of reviews on this particular site, I would have to disagree with you on the "classy bravado part". How is this character not classy in his own mind? After all, he IS a dragon, and if he didn't look so young in the show, surely he'd be a bit tougher, even if he is a sweetie (that is, ignoring how the show depicts dragons to be more selfish as they "age" or grow). There are plenty of punk rockers/dudes with green mohawks and guyliner who find themselves to be classy. I understand what you are saying, but people can think well of themselves and not be the typical norm.
Humans are strange creatures, so why can't personas? But as I said before, it is not the value of my imagination I am asking for when I, myself, post on a website, but rather the value of my skill. I understand I am not that great at digital painting, but everyone seems to be questioning eachother's imagination. When a person happens to upload something imaginative, it seems to be the only comments they get (I've done it too, but I also point out how well/strange a certain aspect of the picture is).
In conclusion, when reviewing a piece of art itself, try leaning more toward the value of the drawing/coloring/overall composition instead of your personal tastes for the persona/object/person at hand. After all, it IS a personal taste, considering someone asked me to draw him this way instead of his normal style.
Sorry if any of that seemed rude, it wasn't meant to be.
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