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Daedalus minion (Shorty or shorties)

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Just Daedalus's little "minions" that help him with various tasks. I was somewhat inspired by the undead dwarfs from Phantasm!

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Very nice looking charecter and love the coloring style to makes it look more dark 10/10!

Generally the drawing is in the middle. You clearly know how to use various gradations of color very well, but the structure itself is weak. The pose doesn't say anything, and you can't clearly come out with an idea of it.
The depth of the image is almost non-existent since you used a "pillow" shading. Try to decide a clearer source of light.
The hand is very poorly drawn, and the handle of the knife is not well positioned (sticks alot to the left).
In the end, I like the way you wanted to colour the shadings, but the shadow is very lazy. Removing it would result in a better drawing, since it also creates problems with the shading of the character.

There is alot of work to do here, but I saw the other drawing of yours, so I might assume that this was just a sketch or doodle.

If I haven't been clear, send me a private message buddy.

nightsavior responds:

Oi,thanks for the in depth reply,m8! This is probably more feedback then I've gotten since being on newgrounds. lol. I feel flattered you went into such detail on a piece that was just a wee sketch I finally took time to add colors to. To me if your imagination can take this image and extrapolate what being chased by these lil buggers would be like I've met my goal!

I'm really not into illustration to be "super technical" with everything I do. If anything I consider myself more of a humble draftsman and concept designer compared to illustrators who truly bring the "shock and awe" with their works that are more refined and in all honesty,a lot easier on the eyes. lol.

But I love that grit,y'know? When you can tell a living individual drew something on paper first before scanning it in and touching it up. I dig stray pencil marks and other imperfections as to me it imprints the idea a human being took time to do that doodle even if she/he didn't have the best tools or software available to touch up his or her shortcomings.

This is probably the reason I like videogame concept art so much just to see where each character/location started from before finally having that modern day sheen applied. That and I'm nostalgic for those old timey story books adorned with super detailed yet flawed ink drawings that may not have been masterpieces but still entertained us all the same.

Do I strive to "improve"? To an extent,certainly! But more so I'm a creature of impulse, creating when the muse hits and moving on once I'm personally satisfied. Later I may come back and make edits/redos of previous works but it is always decided over my gut feeling on my own terms. Luckily if my approach lacks in ambition you can look around as Newgrounds has artists much more accomplished than I! I'm just happy to have a place to backup my work in case something unforeseen happens!

Thanks for actually sitting down and taking some time to hold a conversation with me! I hope even during this turbulent time you are safe,content,and in good health.

~Ben

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Apr 7, 2020
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