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good start

Over all I think you have a good start.

Some areas like the hand grip need a little more roundness. Also, as it has been mentioned before, turn down the reflectivity, and some beveling on some of the edges would really help.

I'd like to see an unwrap over all and some textures done to this.

Dawn-Breaker responds:

Thank you.

to think of it, I started this quite some time ago and I remember how I avoided making the handgrip xD

And yes I'll try and patch this piece up and make it look more convincing as its an actual functioning weapon in the future with actual textures :D

Damn, Just Damn....

More Spectacular work Cake. Very nice.
Its prety simple and effective. I got some work ahead of me to get my vectors this good.

PixelCake responds:

well this is technically a vexel at this point, or mixed media. I'll PM you what the ACTUAL vector looks like so you can see the difference, it's super bland :3
thank you so much :D

A Good Trade Indeed

I'm sure that Lux will be damn pleased with this.
It's a great trade. I can't wait to see what he does for you.

Knocturne responds:

Oh he finished before me! His piece is the latest work available on his page ;D

I Lol'd

Nice job.
The real selling point for myself is the facial expression. It feels as if he is being annoyed, like being sent to the store for tampons or something.
very nice.

Brakkenimation responds:

Haha, nice one.



Fist off, whats up with the white wash that seems to be going on?
your description says you scanned, but it looks like a bad photograph with a webcam or something.
If your going to document your work with a cam of some sort, you should give this tut a read, it's by NG's very own Art101

Anyway, moving on. You got some vibrant colors which is helping, but only so much. I think you should take some time to practice the color more.

Anatomy is a big issue here. Your proportions are all screwed to hell and you got bends in the arms that would have me thinking that the arms were Broken.
Take some time to learn some anatomy and some of the other basics of anatomy.

You should also try and work on something other than anime. Their are so many expectations over anime that it is best to get the art basics down and proper anatomy down before you go out and start breaking those rules.

On a last note. this really isn't that original, and that really strips away from the entire thing. When I clicked on the thumbnail, I thought "Oh great another Naruto fan piece" and to be honest, I could still consider it that. So Google some Character design tuts and try again, cause this could easily fall in to the sea of endless anime fanart.


BIGJACE1 responds:

I did this drawing a while ago so my skills wern't that great, I was going to edit this on paint but my computer skills suck badly and knowing me I would screw it up, so I put it up just as I scanned it.

I have followed all the rules and conduct on here, If I did break them, this piece would be taken down by now as of request of either the Admins and or site owners.

At the time I was drawing or trying to, I was persuaded to draw Nuruto even though it sucks, I'm more of a Dragonball fan, anyway I thought might as well put it up on here just to see what people like you think of it.

Thank you for your information and advice in your review.

Additional: I apologize for my spelling it is inexcusable but I am not very good, simple as.

Well Done

I like this, Its pretty funny all and all.
Simple style, well executed, and to the point.
I'm enjoying the simple shading and highlights as well
Nice one QB.

J-qb responds:



It looks like the start of it. The way you are starting to add colors to the piece to get the tone of skin. I mentioned in a earlier review that you should study some color theory, but after seeing this, I am beginning to think that you may already have a grasp on the concepts. Either that, or one hell of a fluke for the good.

Over all I do like this piece, And I really cannot think of much to say about it.

The over all appeal makes me think of abstract and Impressionism pieces. I think if that is the route you are going to go you need to push it a little more over the top. I think you could get a great response with a little more practice and testing those boundaries.

One thing I would like to mention is the teeth. Over this entire thing you have lights and darks, tones of colors dancing across the canvas, but the teeth are just blank. Considering where you have gone with the rest of this piece, I think you could have added much more character to the teeth. I think you could add a bash of a minor green or yellow to truly get the appeal to match the rest of the composition. I really do think you should go back and tune that much up.


Toast-Tony responds:

I will do exactly that Kinsei, and i will let you know when i have worked on the teeth and edited this submission. I did have a play around with using different tones of different colours mixed together to bring out the colour in flesh after reading your review, it helped a lot, i really dig this sort of style of colouring, thanks a lot for the reviews! you are helping me along my way :) I ordered a tablet and should have it for this upcoming week, so will get some anatomy studies sketched out to show you as i have kept myself away from something of such due to drawing with a mouse.

Ok, You Want It, You Get It!

Actually, I'm liking this.
Since you say this is your first finished piece, I'm going to assume that you have practiced already quite a bit.
I also wish to address the mouse bit. I think you should really consider moving up to a decent quality tablet. I think with a little time you could easily grind this in to the mud.

Ok on to actually critiquing the piece..... just a sec.... had to get a drink of my soda..... and good....
holy shit.. I'm actually doing this right, I'm actually making a proper list of things to discuss........
this might take a moment....

ok.. Although I may have a lot more that I don't like on this than I do, don't take it as a bad thing.

Don't like
To be honest I find that I don't like the size of the eyes. they bother me a bit. If you could take them down a bit I think that would add a little more appeal to this over all.

For some reason I think she is dirty. Not in some sort of racial or sexist way, but as in it looks like she has dirt on her. Did you use the Burn tool to make her shadows? If so, ouch.... you should try it another way or smooth it out quite a bit.

Moving on, I find the background pretty bad. although I can understand that is was just a background I find the color a little strong and could be desaturated a bit. Also I think that the color should be altered a bit since it seems to be in the same ball park as the clothing color, perhaps some compliment color of either the hair or the clothing to help pop the out a little.
Speaking of the shirt I think a little more time would have helped. To keep from getting ahead of my self I'm going to discuss it better in a moment.

The lighting is something I want to really touch on because in some areas I'm ok with it, and in others I think needs some improvement. The Shirt is where I will start. I think some more harsh shadows and some darker areas would have helped. I can see where you started to push it, but it seems you got a little scared of ruining the whole thing and then backed off. I say to hell with the fear, and drive that hammer home like John Henry working for some Fried Chicken and some water melon! (Bad Joke I know.... :P I lol'd....)
The next lighting bit relates to the last one a tad since I am going to suggest that you push out your highlights on the hair and earring a bit more to the strong side. This should give a bit more of a glossy look to the hair and earring. Similar Highlights should go on the button of the blouse. Just to give it that high sheen that plastic things seem to have. Higher highlights will also help the shadows seem more deeper. And lets not forget, even if you screw up, there is always the undo button.

As for some likes. I do enjoy the earrings. I think they are good, but they are also pretty small. It's sad that you do not have a larger version of this so that I could see them in better detail.
I would like to mention that you work in a larger, print ready, size. I know this will mean that they take up a little more space, but when you upload them we'll get a good look at all the minor details when we get that high resolution brought up.

The gloss on the lips is kind of nice as well.

One thing I am on the fence with is the facial structure. It seems a little exaggerated with the cheek bones and the chin. Although they are still with in acceptable parameters. Again I think a lot of it comes down to the lighting.
Google some subtle lighting tutorials.

4/5 (if you were in the portal.)

Toast-Tony responds:

Wow, that was one hell of an awesome review, thank you. Starting at the top, i am soon buying a wacom bamboo pen tablet :3 this was my first time, EVER using photoshop, i draw with pen and pencil etc. but mouse, not very much, nothing i had taken seriously. I read tutorials as i drew this, applied what i learnt as i went.

The eyes i also had a problem with, but i fell into the arms of other critiques of this drawing i.e my girlfriend who i drew, and 2 of my friends who felt it was fine, i went with that. She does have rather large (and may i add beautiful) eyes though.

Background sucks, i didn't ever use the burn tool, it's a horrible little tool, i did whore the smudge tool though. I hate the clothing myself, i am still yet to look more into working with folds of clothing and texture, it is a must though. Hair i am also working on, i find it really difficult to get right. The highlights do come with my useless work with colour / shadow / lighting at times.

I've always worked around the 800X600 resolution since i finished this, do you reccomend larger? I was very scared with colour, i always have been when it comes to shadow, also a priority to improve.

Thanks a lot for the review Kinsei! I look forward to any other's from you.


and a lack of it.
I find the chainsaw to be a different level from the rest of the weapons. Which hints that it is traced.

over all this has very little effort and seems to be rushed to get out a bad joke.

The lighting on this is a bit better than some of your other stuff, but you still need to get better.

You need to practice some backgrounds. and study what you are drawing.

pplaskota responds:

So why did you give a worse piece a one.

Damn Orn...

How many Pieces do you have FP'd now? Either way Nice man, per usual.
Over all the subtle shadows work pretty well and the compisition is nice.

In all honesty I can't think of anything much to critique.

ornery responds:

3 to my knowledge.

If you think you have what it takes, then come at me. I'll enjoy this.

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