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This is probably the first time I've actually drawn a daytime scene, as strange as that is.
Drawn in Corel Painter. Took a long time, don't know how much exactly, though I think it was 12+ hours.

Comments and critique are appreciated. I always respond.

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This is a wicked awesome improvement!

Let me say that the lighting is OUTSTANDING!
From the sands, to the sky, to pretty much everything else, it's really well done.

The shadows are very impressive, only flaw is [and not very noticeable] some of the shadows on the plant directly under your signature are curved weird i'd say. The bottom three are good, but the top two look wacky to me.
I understand how you were trying to bend the shadows in order to fit the spherical shape of the plant, and it probably makes me a hypocrite by pointing this out, [because i'm not a great artist] but that's just what I see.

The "wind" effect that you pulled off is bold, well executed, and adds a great thoughtful feeling to the entire picture. You colored the wind folds in its clothes well.

I freakin love the spool character!
The way he's holding the needle, he looks like a knight.
Character design is undoubtably one of your strong points.

There are some parts that I don't understand or can't recognize.
I don't know what to make of the first plant on the left, or the towering structure, but my first guess for that one was it's a castle.

Luxembourg responds:

Thank you, Funky. I'm glad you like Mr. Spool, because this is the first of what I hope to be five pieces depicting his adventures. I figure making a series of images through a bunch of different scenes that I've never really drawn much of should help me practice settings and backgrounds. I'm currently about halfway finished with the second one. "Knight" is an interesting description. I was really just going for an explorer of some sort, but I like that he looks kind of chivalrous like that, too.
It's a relief that you like the lighting, because I worked really hard on that and I was worried it wasn't noticeable or right. The shadows on the cactus in the background are pretty wonky, I'll admit. I was trying to get them to play over the curvature of the cactus, but that's a bit difficult to do correctly. I personally felt like I should have done more with the wind.
As for the background elements (like the tower and the holes in the cacti), I was just trying to add a little bit of enigma to the scene, emphasize how strange the area might seem to the spool. They're supposed to be traces of some kind of civilization.

It doesn't make you a hypocrite to point out flaws! Critiques are what I aim for, after all, and your points are valid whether you're some kind of professional artist or not. Thanks for the lovely review,

Same with me

Quite lovely. It has this simple charm with it. Wich i cant explain. Thats what you call real art.

Luxembourg responds:

I'm glad you look at it like that. Thanks for the review, and I'm glad you like it.


I immediately fell in love with this when I saw it!!

Luxembourg responds:

Thank you very much for the comment and score!

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