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Hey Jared! This is an amazing painting! You really are VERY good at epic scenes like this. :D :rose: I'm honestly not familiar with most of Lovecraft's work other than Cthulu, so my critique is from the perspective of not knowing this beast. :)
I really love the soft foggy lighting you have going on here which I think give it a fairytale sort of quality. It's a beautiful image that happens to have a hideous monster in it. I think it would be especially enchanting to a younger audience because the monster is more eye-candy than it is the stuff of nightmares. You also created a lot of depth and added to the epicness by showing the tower in the background as a faded silhouette and with the sharper detail in the foreground imagery, and the little archer to show scale.
It's hard to find fault with it and the only things that I can say that may be helpful might be just my own opinion. But I think there needs to be more of a transition with the hair growing around the mouth. He's got lips and then suddenly long hair growing straight from them. Also there might need to be a longer shadow being cast from the monster to the right of him but that wasn't immediately noticeable to me. The mouth is a focal point, so a touch more realism to that area might be an improvement. One more thing, and I hate to say this cause it sounds nitpicky, but does this creature have 3 arms or 4? But anyways, like I said you're amazing at painting monsters! I'm giving you a high score indeed! :rose:
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much Carrie!!! I really value your opinion being the great artist that you are! You know your details :D so I'm especially glad you critiqued my work! You pointed out all the things I found fault in this paintng too. I felt the same about the mouth... but wasn't sure if it was just me. It's also supposed to be 2 front arms and each arm had 2 forearms with 2 sets of paws. I didn't really show this that well, as it gets a little confusing on what's going on. Because you are right, it does look like 3 arms almost. A lot of stuff I need to work on. Thanks again tho for opinions and advice! It's truly appreciated Carrie :D
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome Jared! It was fun to critique this piece! I think you should be working for an animation company doing concept art. You have so many great pieces in your gallery with fully detailed environments that tell a story. Really awesome stuff! :rose:
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thanks so much Carrie! I try to make up for what I lack in skill with good ideas and stories. Thanks so much for saying that. I still feel very new to digital art...well art in general since there was a time not to long ago I didn't draw for years. Then I discovered this tablet and got back into it. So im still a newbie. My dream is to work from home. So I am hoping one day that will happen :D thanks again for your kind words and definitely keep in touch!
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