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2.50 / 5.00

Dec 25, 2015 | 4:44 AM EST
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Where to start... First of all I'm on a line between experienced beginner and above the category of a beginner so i don't really know at what category i'm really belong.

There's nothing more epic then heavy metal style. And as you can see i made some mistakes that i can't fix yet. It has a feeling of a concept art
The graphic tablet on the santa's side is haunted and you know the idea why it is chained...

Everything was done with a mouse, drawing with a mouse is hard and sometimes complicated. Hand painted, or to be more accurate mouse painted. As you can i'm still a developing artist and it's a pure hobby and nothing else yet. Also i'm a softcore gamer so i'm not good at time management. But its a good try.
Personally i try to avoid references and instead use visual references either if from a source or purely imaginary.
See you all on the next challange

Idea of my background was recycled from



Rated 2 / 5 stars

For a Mouse work this is really good. The next step for you would be upgrading your gear to a tablet. There are lots on the market for a good price and everything with pressure sensitivity is better than a mouse.
I feel that you have some very nice ideas and potential so don't let your gear hold you back!
As for now you can start with cleaning up your black lines. It has some charme to have multiple lines - if they have purpose!
Example: Santas coat. Makes it more rough and like its been through some stuff.
Bad example: Santas face. Get those helper lines out of the face! It just makes your picture look "not done yet"
Looking forward to some more art from you!

Redeemer000 responds:

Thanks for the tip. Yes i agree it is not done and it was a little bit rushes. I saved the sketchy line work because i'm not good at color blending and either with depth, shading, light, perspective... I still need much much training.
The only technique i used for blending is basic wet brushes to get minimal blending effect, and other basic brushes. I had to constantly regulate opacity manually. it's possible to do very good paintings with mouse but it will require twice or even more the effort, skill and knowledge is also important.