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Posted Nov 20, 2020, 7:28:32 PM UTC

And neither did I because I really wanted to paint my toko and his handler (who is the only one who kind of stayed in the drawing because he has dreadlocks as well) but during the sketching out phase my brain went "what if we turn it into a polar bear" and my two brain cells just really love dumb ideas.

Anyways practising using references, because my perception of the world sucks, and focusing the viewer's eye on what is important by not detailing everything. Very hard to do.

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  • Dec 12, 2020, 6:21:44 PM UTC
    Gorgeous painting. The warm colors only seem to make it feel all the colder. The clothes and tools are wonderfully crafted, and I think you've hit the perfect level of detail in the bear's fur.

    If I was to critique this, I'd say that this picture could benefit from a more dramatic perspective for the figures. Match them up a little more with this massive, mysterious wall that marches towards the viewer. Also, it's difficult to tell the scale of the bear - it feels like the bear should be quite near the frontmost part of the wall, but the bear's hind paw is on the same level as the middle of the wall. Could break up that line between paw and wall?

    Excellent job on you for using references. And I think you've nailed your goal in controlling the level of detail and the viewer's attention. This painting's a joy to look at, truly. :3
    • Dec 17, 2020, 7:19:32 AM UTC
      Ahhh thank you very much! The wall is supposed to concavely curve around the area, hidden from the viewer. I guess I should have used more blue tints to get the idea across.
      But thank you very much for the feedback! I can definitely use that for my future ideas Smile
      • Dec 22, 2020, 7:03:22 PM UTC
        Ahh I'm glad this landed okay. I didn't realize I wrote so much, then I hit post and went, wait, wall of text, ope! xDD

        Absolutely! I much look forward to seeing more amazing pieces from you! And now I do see where you were going with the wall, too, that makes perfect sense actually~
  • Nov 23, 2020, 3:13:41 PM UTC
    WHOA beautiful Big Smile
    What world is this?