The Black


Author Comments

I made my user icon and forum signature in this style, I figured I'd try and make an entire piece like this as well. I was aiming for simplicity.
Comments are appreciated; I always respond.



I can see this style working heaps good in a game with some glow effects and stuff like that. With this style because the foreground is completely black and simple you should try and do a bit more with the background.

Luxembourg responds:

I can't animate, I don't have the tools to animate. :/
I agree about the background. Looking at it now, this piece is actually a little boring. It's far too simple and it's quite flat. Even working in all black, I could have added smaller hills with smaller trees around the main hill, their size giving the effect that they're farther away. I just neglected to add more to it, and I regret that.
Thanks for the review, and I'm glad you like it.


I like the style. Maybe if you want to not use color for this, switch it up a bit. Use different shades of black and grey and see what more detail you can give it


Luxembourg responds:

I was trying to work in a specific style; cream background with light brown swirls, lines, and circles decorating it and a solid black image atop that. I made my NG icon, forum signature, and Deviantart icon with that style, so I deigned to make a whole piece like that. Adding more shades and colors would be breaking that!
But I guess it does seem a tad too simple, and I get what you're saying. Thanks for commenting!

Smells Like Darkness

Kinda like an Edgar Allen Poe poem. I hope to see these creepy little guys again in more art.

Luxembourg responds:

The swirly black ghosts, I've used before. My scanner's broken, so I can't show you, but in my moleskine I've made drawings featuring them. I was trying to come up with a new way to draw ghosts that looks less cliche, and I like this result. I can't really show emotion on them, though.
Thanks for the comment, and I'm glad you like it!

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4.11 / 5.00

May 31, 2010
3:01 PM EDT
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