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Author Comments

My handsome man, Atlas.
The boyfriend has been on my ass about drawing him, so I finally gave in.

I spent roughly 4 hours on this.

Photoshop CS5.1, Paint SAI, and my Intuos 4 small.

Any constructive criticism is always welcome and greatly appreciated.
I'm still trying to improve, so I know it's not perfect.



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KNefarious responds:

Thank you! <33

I love the coloring and the Husky.

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KNefarious responds:

Thank you so much. <3

While its NOT perfect, it still looks really epic. Your palette and color is really nice. And you seem to have a good understanding of light logic and balance; even if it is a simple composition.

Something you can do to quickly learn how to improve your anatomy , is to take your image and flip it horizontally. (Mirror it) Anything that's wrong anatomically will become very glaringly obvious.

My only other critique would be all your light and shading is used with a soft brush. With such an extreme and hard light, you would have lighting with hard edging. I would also argue that your lights are too white, and so it washes out your picture. Then you had this beautiful red at the bottom, but its never incorporated anywhere else. These last two comments however, are based on my opinion, and not on any academic standard.

I would practice learning about light and color reflection. This is a neat trick, where if your digital skills are still improving, you can make the picture look better by reflecting color from your background onto your focus./ Helps to blend your character in with your scenery, and make the entire piece feel more cohesive. It would also be good, since you seem to prefer an airbrushing style, and color reflection really excels with soft brushing.

But hell. A good show either way. Keep it up, and I look forward to seeing more from you.

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KNefarious responds:

I will definitely work on that. I knew that a lot of people flip their image while working, I guess it really does help more than I thought.

I can definitely see what you mean about incorporating the different colors from the background into the shadows and highlights on him. I think I'll come back to this and work on it some more.

I'm horrible with blending colors, to be honest, so lighting in an image has always been irritating for me. But, I will work on that!

I sincerely appreciate your help! Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3

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4.78 / 5.00

Sep 25, 2014 | 4:48 AM EDT
File Info
800 x 889 px
533.3 kb

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