Oh, hey! I remember this. Good to see it spiffed up and uploaded. It makes me want to draw epic fighty scenes too.
And everybody’s taking a stab at constructive criticism. Welp, Scorchy has a good point, but I’d like to pinpoint it on something. You mentioned you wanted to focus on backgrounds more, but I think the concept of this picture stands out more than the background you’ve rendered. The picture would benefit from more prominent atmospheric lighting. The colour choices are bold and dark, but the tints don’t vary, and that muddles the depth perception because the background, foreground, and the figures appear to exist on the same level. (Which factors into Scorchy's comment) This can muddle the sense of movement too. A foggier background (in terms of colours) can help the colossus look like it’s really emerging into the foreground. It can help streamline the viewer’s eye too.
The whole atmospheric lighting is a little hard to explain in words, but a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a tutorial by =griffsnuff that illustrates the concept very well. [link] It makes a lot more sense when there’s a visual example, and rambling on about it is probably more confusing than anything. Hope it helps.
I would love to see epic fight scenes rendered in your style enoch. I have no doubt that you'd be able to more than pull it off rather effectively.
Anyways, I would say that I agree quite a bit with the tints and the lighting for this piece. I feel like the way I've ended up coloring this does indeed affect the state of the background quite a bit and kinda does muddle a lot of the dramatic intents behind what I was trying to do.
Atmospheric lighting has always been something I've struggled with to be honest, so I do appreciate the link quite a bit. Thanks a bunch and as always, thanks for the feedback. I do appreciate it.
I don't think i have anything to say that hasn't been said already aesthetically the drawing as a whole is appealing which from previous feedback i assume it's mainly what you were looking for I would assume the setting takes place on a volcanic environment, but i don't actually see it as the only thing that has a "volcanic" feel to it is the Colossus. i'd say what stood out most for me were the mountains and the sky the reddish tint gives a hint that this particular location has seen better days and the sky gives a dark atmosphere to the picture. ...in short, pretty beautiful I suck at attempting constructive feedback ;_;
Ahaha, people keep mentioning the fire-esque sort of feel to the monster, but I suppose it shows that it was sort of a last-minute coloring decision that I did on a whim because of the rule of cool. I can see what you mean about how the background doesn't really add to the volcanic sort of atmosphere I had ended up trying to throw in there, but again, I'm by no means a perfect artist.
Anyways, thanks for the feedback. I do appreciate it quite a bit more than you'd think.
Actually the background does add to the volcanic atmosphere it's almost as the dark sky is caused by the fumes coming out of a volcano. i feel that if you could've squeezed a volcano head in the far background that emits all those dark clouds it would've been fantastic...but that's just me.
I really like what you did with the rocks and how the fire/lave gives a menacing impact in the dark. I sort of agree with Scorchy about lighting but fuck shading/lighting is hard to begin with. But yeah, you can just feel the guy looming over you, ready to destroy everything in its path, and the perspective is done nicely to give off the feeling very well.
I think I've talked details on LS but yeah man this is some badass shit you drew here! ANOTHER!*smashes mug*
I will whole-heartedly admit that the lava/fire highlights to this thing was completely unplanned and on a whim. But I'm glad that you think that it didn't detract from the picture. It seems as though the general depiction of concept went through enough.
Perspective was something I was trying to work with here to get a sense of building action coming up over the horizon. Admittedly, I went more off of instinct rather than strict vanishing point technique, but I feel like it's worked fairly well for the picture.
Glad you liked it, and that mug was my coffee mug why would you do that? ;_;
Well I really love the colors on this one, all giving off the dark and menacing tone it should be giving off. The fire.. or lava, the red awesome blood looking things -shot for trolling-, those are a nice and threatening tough. I love how the perspective is there, the giant looming over our little hero. Speaking of which, one minor complaint... I fee his colors are too lightened up, if this guys over him, or the cliffs are, he should be darker. Or even have a red tinge from the lave/fire. It's mostly the skin. Heh
I'm also interested in this giant of a knight, he looks cool and there must be a interesting story behind it~ Over all the piece is done quite nicely, and the filters are handed nicely. c:
Yeah, I was trying to aim for a bit of a looming menace sort of a feel to the picture, admittedly the fire cracks bit was actually sort of an afterthought I added because I thought the picture was too dark colored in general. It worked surprisingly well in all honesty, so I decided to keep it.
As for the coloring of the hero's skin tones, I can see where you're coming from, but I think I was trying to keep him a bit lighter because of how dark the rest of the picture was in comparison. Maybe that was a bit of a mistake?
But I'm glad you liked the picture. I do appreciate the amount of thought you put into the feedback. Thanks.
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