This is Artemis, *Chuuchichu's beautiful ice bird boy! I had been wanting to spam patterns and details for a while, and found the perfect opportunity. I really wanted to spam 10x more details (jewelry, more patterns, etc etc) but my damaged shoulder can only handle so much.
Commissioned artwork; no critiques please. I don't want the flaws spelled out in front of my client ;~;
I'm happy with: ~the overall values and color scheme. Usually I have to do a lot of color and value/contrast tweaking before I'm even reasonably satisfied. With this picture, there was almost none of that.
I'm okay with: ~all the leeway I gave myself with the lighting. A careful observer will notice quite a few places where the lighting behaves differently than it would IRL. I'm fine with that, as the overall piece feels right to me.
Yes, his hair and wings have a color gradient to them. Aren't they pretty
I absolutely love this- I think it's the wings that I like the most. I don't know if I'm misinterpreting this, but it looks to me as though light from stained-glass windows is shining through the feathers. Even if it isn't... beautiful!
@_@ An eye-opening comment. What would I think of my pics if I saw them as book covers at Barnes & Noble? "Wow, they really need to find a better artist"? "Hm, not bad"? "I WANT TO BUY THIS BOOK JUST FOR THE COVER"?
Sadly, I don't think any of my art would elicit the third response from myself. ;; Must work harder~!