Interesting perspective, but Twilight needs a little work. Her right back leg doesn't read properly, there are too many facets and details on her face to give her that pleasing cartoony look, her hair reads 'graying', her ear is not erect and doesn't appear really attached to her head, and her eyelashes are a little droopy. I feel like her stance should be changed too. I understand drawing faces from that angle is really tough, and you have TONS of good textures and other elements. Your dynamic lighting really draws attention; that's what made me click on it. Your colors appear expertly selected. And I LOVE how all attention is focused on the mysterious figure in front of ... is that the mirror from EG? Well, anyway. Muahahaha! I like fanfic!
I'm sorry. It's never my intention to offend anyone. Criticism is just a simulated response that the public would already have. I just saw magnificent elements in a well done piece (with stunning perspective, I might add) and felt responsible to help work out anything keeping it from perfection. I apologize for entering so rapid-fire; please forgive me, but I just get so into it and carried away... Anyway, I gave you something here. Now you know what the average Joe's first impression would be. So you can use that to improve your methods and be a better, more successful artist! 8D Doesn't that make you happy? I guess not everybody's on DA for that reason, so just do whatever you want with the information I shared, and please forgive me for being blatant. I wanna help make successful and happy artists.
Aren't you a bit harsh to him? He wanted to do you a favor and you act like he _literally_ slapped you in the face. And I agree with him. Aside from the fact that your picture has some issues on which it could be improved (though, I have to add here, I don't care so much about them personally, I like the picture anyway, and I'm not really into giving useful critiques), a good critique is something an artist can always need. If you want to accept it and follow the advice is of course your decision, but acting like it's an insult is exaggerated and unfair. Giving critiques on a piece of art is part of a healthy environment on an artist page and should be encouraged, not suppressed.
: Don't let her fire sear my flesh and bone Destroy Twilight And let her taste the fires of hell Or else let her be mine and mine alone! Hellfire Dark fir- :... : How long were you standing there? : Since when you started talking to the fire. : ...
Heh! PurpleKecleon! I've been trying to make sense of that for a year. (That, and a book on color by Betty "Drawing on the Right Side" Edwards, plus another book by James Gurney that annoyingly has a different color wheel. Funny thing about it: That short, free flash tutorial has pretty much all the same information, just at a much heavier density.)
I dunno, it's something like trying to pick up another language. I've gotten to where I can understand color if I have time to look everything up in the color wheel, I think. But you, you seem *fluent* in color.
Thanks again for sharing your lovely picture. And I'll see you around on Ponychan (I have a thread on the /art/ board as "Hayseed Turniptruck").
Fluent? I don't feel it. Like anything with art, no matter how far down I delve there's always more to it. There's definitely a lot more intuitive moments than in the past, though. I credit PK's guide for most of it.
Something I recommend quite frequently is, instead of reading the kecleon guide, drawing along with it. Whenever there's an example make a piece (messy, you have only 1 hour to do it, that way you don't get bogged down in little things instead of learning your big lesson) that exemplifies whatever is being taught. Once you've gotten through the whole guide, skip around and do a study on whatever one you think you need the most work on. The more you do them, the more you become familiar with color.
You have a point. I should be doing more purposeful practice. I never got values until I sat there for two weeks with charcoals and cranked out study after study. I probably need to do the same with color.
I just went over and read the story this is for. I must say that I didn't think I could ever like this ship, but you have proven me wrong and I absolutely love the way you've played the story out. I can't wait to see where it goes from here.
This is a simply wonderful piece that is almost reminicent of the royal wedding! I love your wispy coloring style as well as the way that it amplifies the beautiful contrast between the lighting and shading! The character design is done very well and I love the one point perspective that allures the mind to the foreboding confrontation and to the mysterious figure in the distance! I also love the depth that you grafted into this piece which gives it glorious life! I would love to see more of your art in the future! Great work! Kind regards, Princess Luna
Wow, just... honestly, wow I have no idea why it's as wow as it is, but the climat, the atmosphere, the colours... everything just seem so right and working-together, and... what's the poni in light? I have no idea, but I guess in that case I'll just... read the fanfic and... I gues it'll be pretty awsome. Again, great job on this one