I love it. This is my favorite one!
I love it. This is my favorite one!
This is one of my favorite art pieces of all time. Every aspect of it amazes me. I especially love the way you designed the hair.
I love the color you chose as well as your use of saturation. This work doesn't have a focal point, so My eyes are directed towards the center because of the arrow shapes and the fact that it's the center of the square outlines by the lights, but the center is mostly black. It doesn't help that you also used black on the sides. I'm glad to see new art from you. I still listen to your music on youtube :D
Haha, the lack of a focal point isn't a flaw, it's a feature :p
It's supposed to be an endless path, thus why the middle doesn't lead anywhere. The warped nature reminds me of space, wormholes, and all that. Another cool this is that if you look at all the corners, they kinda look like they are leading outwards as well, which I personally, really like. I tend to like 'difficult to define' things, I suppose ^ ^
Do remember that it's fractal art!
I'm glad you still listen to the few uploads I've got going on youtube! I'd like to increase my activity there too (next year...)!
I listen to your works every now and then too (I tend to have a bit of an NG cycle :p). I hope you'll be able to make more stuff eventually!
This image appeals to me so much; I can't explain it. I wish I could be there.
The color choices make the image look realistic. I don't like the dark grass on the bottom left.
The darker lines in the hair don't make sense to me. It looks like they were mistakes.The hair looks very flat, especially because of that long dark line and the lack of tonal contrast. When I draw hair, I prefer to color the entirety and then use my kneaded eraser to add highlights. I think the nose outline is too dark; you could have made the outline darker and added slight shading to one side. The right ear seems rushed. It looks like the person is putting a sleeve over his face, but the outline for the sleeve is darker on the left side than the right, which is confusing. I think there should be some more shading under the eyes. I like the fact that you left your hand smudges on the face, but I think you should have erased it elsewhere. These are just random thoughts I had while staring at the drawing, but I do like it.
Hey, and thanks for the review!
If you're talking about the blacker lines right in the middle, you are right if you look at them from close up. I personally think it looks way better if you look at it from a bit further away. I didn't intend for this to be photorealistic anyway, so especially with the hair, I just did whatever I wanted to (not all of the hair was included in the drawing I used for reference).
Also, as I barely ever draw, I tried to keep as many elements as close to the original picture as possible, instead of experimenting. The lack of shading is mostly because the picture was very well lit (I put the picture in a paint program and turned it black and white, so it was pretty easy to see what was dark and what was not). Usually, for drawing, I get that contrasts are more effective. I might try to experiment more with shading in the future!
The outline of the nose probably is a bit too strong, yeah, even if it was pretty noticable in the original picture too.
As for the lack of symmetry when it comes to the thickness of certain lines, you're totally right. I just didn't think about it much at the time. For some reason, the bottom of the face has different thickness on both sides too. I wouldn't say it's the ear that's rushed though, but more everything that's around it.
As for shading under the eyes, there wasn't really much more in the real image, but there is the slightest hint of a line a bit more below, which I should've included but missed. I think that would've helped with what currently looks a bit odd; I see it too.
I would've erased the smudges elsewhere, but I have the worst erasor ever, so I wanted to use it as conservatively as possible xD
Using it would've just left a lot of weird super-white stuff around the face, with different kinds of black smudgings here and there, unfortunately.
Your random thoughts are pretty helpful!
Thanks for the tips :)
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