As fine as a cobweb... ;^)
Thats the way I feel sometimes, I just wanna hit something when I get mad at the world.
THis is cool
Don't let the nit picks get to yah. It'll come as you continue to get more popular.
I think my favorite thing expressed in this picture is the movement rather than the emotion... Keep up the awesome work!
I like the toned paper, I like the fingers, but there are a few things that aren't working together.
First, you have some nice cracks going in the surface your fist pounded, but those soft, curvy lines you have branching out from your hand (middle of the pinkie, right above the dark shadow; right below your middle finger, etc) read as a soft pillow, and it severely limits the impact your fist has.
Next, there are a lot of problems with the thumb. The first being that the tip appears to be turned completely outward, toward the viewer. The dark line you have where the joint is, is the reason why. If you lower the value structure to come only halfway up the thumb, that will fix the problem (or at least somewhat). Second, the thumb is too large. Unless you have an unusually long thumb, it is coming too far past the knuckles.
Third is contrast/readability. From the top of the hand, to the arm, that white motion blur is not providing adequate contrast between where the background begins, and where your arm and hand start. You could add more of a highlight to the top of the hand, and keep the value for the rest of that motion blur the same - that will give you the needed contrast, while keeping the effect, and not ruining your piece.
Fourth, and lastely, the muscles in the palm of the hand are too big. The muscles in the thumb go as far as the middle finger, hence why the two theoretical "parts" of the palm are about the same size, The upper part of the palm you've drawn is too big.
My next thought is that you're getting serious criticisms because your work reads as that of an artist serious about becoming better. Consider the criticism your getting to be a gift, not bitching.
As I said earlier, the fingers look good, and you've some some nice darks here, just need more practice with hands. Keep in mind that's something every artist can always use.
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