Teach me your ways... I'm using the same stuff and had so much difficulty. You have veins in the head, for crying out loud! (I just noticed the YouTube link, so I'm definitely checking that out.)
That is by far the creepiest murderer I've ever seen. I never would have thought to combine the prompts like that and you pulled it off amazingly.
Thank you very much :) The best advice I can give is to keep practicing. I took me a few years to get to this level but I believe anyone can do it with enough determination. Another good tip, especially if you are just starting out, is to use reference. Not for the whole drawing but as much as you can. This helps a lot in figuring out how lighting, shading and textures work. ( Not that I'm an expert at it :P )
Jeez, your lighting effects are amazing!
I'm still new at digital stuff and I kinda use a similar technique with the blurring but I've had to substitute decreasing opacity for the lighting stuff because I haven't figured out how to work the lights in GIMP yet. That was very frustrating for me in mine. I did the same pairing as you and it's really cool to see such a different take on it. My orc is a skinny reject which is why he turned to wizardry and he's summoning the demon from the center of a hedge maze (not a labyrinth) in order to try to make a deal, setting himself on fire in the process. (And summoning a sharknado)
Yours looks absolutely professional in contrast (and in general, actually). I think you have a real shot at the win. Good luck!
His expression is the absolute best. I also like your take on the environment. It feels like it's his conference room that his daughter got into and princess-ified. Superb colors and shading.
Thanks so much! and that was actually what I was going for (: Thought it would be a cute idea.
The dust particle effects (or is it snow?) add a lot to the image, I like how the shapes change. The snow, rocks, and branches at the bottom are very well done, but I actually find them slightly distracting because they move my eye away from the wolf. (Which I'm pretty sure is your focus.) This piece seems like a less-is-more kind of piece, since you established most of the background as an impression of mountains and the dichotomy between dark and light brings the spotlight too your singular subject which is pretty much the most detailed thing in your scene. (That's a good thing.) In my opinion you don't need to add anything more, and I myself would perhaps have less stuff in the bottom.
I also love the style of your wolf. It's got a larger scruff and smaller body compared to a live wolf with those body proportions, but it works really well and is so unique. The fur is textured so well. Great, great job on the wolf. And the grass is very well done too. The light beam really makes the piece come to life.
Wow! Thank you so much. I got the idea of the snow/particles from the windows in Skyrim. I agree with the ground being too distracting. Maybe making it darker, except in the lighted parts, would help the focus shift back to the wolf. Again, than you for the critique!
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