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The mayans knew by Karbo

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Alright. A new drawing, so some new commentary by karbo's favorite vermin: a lesser being. And because it's the end of the world, I've decided to do some slightly heavier drinking than normal. So, this critique will be different because I'm not only talking about art while there's alcohol in my body, but I'm also watching a review of the Hobbit, so you might see something about the high frame rate in this drawing, even though there is no frame rate. So, let's get started. Ugh-!

Alright, so I'll start by saying that this concept is creative, but at the same time it was sort of predictable. It's a charming idea, the girl eating the earth, but honestly I was half expecting Crisis in this picture. But it's a great concept. The other thing I was going to say that the color scheme is what I really like about this drawing. It's a complimentary color scheme of oranges and blues, and I believe they're even as far as usage goes. There's no dominant color here, so it's balanced out.

Now, I haven't talked about your airbrushing style too often, because your most recent recent work has been more of solid color usage. It's sort of refreshing to see this style again. For the most part, its used very well, especially the highlights. They're abrupt enough that they're not lost in the over all form. Her shoulder highlight might be slightly out of place, but that's could be because of the flames as a light source. And in this you're also using hatching for some of the more intense shadowing. It's very effective. Oogh, it's getting hard to focus on art with boooooooooze...

Alright, the line quality in this drawing seems to be a bit more pronounced. I wonder who was harping on you about that... Its used to an advantage about the the girl's form to give her a little bit more dimension. Especially on her gold headdress. The only complaint about the lines I have is that the fire isn't as chaotic as I would imagine it. Perhaps that's the beer talking, but it also has to do with the color jumps in the fire. I've mentioned before that your airbrushing style can make things appear too softly, this is one of those cases. Flames need to not only have insane line designs but they also need the appropriate color jumps. This sort of gives off the vibe that it's just a collaboration of fancy ostrich feathers. It looks alright, and I don't want to be mean, but I am giving a critique. Her mouth also looks a bit shaky, like you had some coffee before drawing it.

I do have to say that this seems to be your first time drawing a space backdrop, or galaxy thing. It's fairly well done, but there could be more colored shapes to give the impression of that there's more out there. Man, this beer's getting to me... Maybe I should stop before things get worse...

So, besides the standard framerate of this drawing being better than the high framerate version, it's very well done. Good colors, great style, but a some problematic fire. It's a great thing you let me talk inanely about your work, despite not actually doing anything. In either case, I hope you keep creating, Grand Sire.
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MichibanCupcakes Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it kind sad that you were called troll, because i think that besides being very strict, your critique was actually good and informative. And people should know that this is also your vision and oppinion of the work, which the artist can either take or leave. I think it should be appreciated that you actually take your time to point out the goods and bads of the work and i found it smart how you deal with haters. It is like a critique against you, but you clearly know what you are and what not, which doesn't let you down. But my point is, i really enjoyed reading your critique and seeing you in action, finding this just made my day, have a nice one yourself. ~
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pokerus12 Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, nice to know I'm somewhat appreciated. Thank you, kind sir. I'm just a small man who keeps on creating.
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MichibanCupcakes Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am actually a lady, but glad to know i could pass my message to you!

Creating is an amazing gift.
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Apache-shark Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't you have something better to do? Learn to just accept the drawing for fun's insted of being over critical.
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pokerus12 Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Honestly, I have nothing better to do. I want to follow in this man's footsteps myself. I have to study every single aspect of the drawing if I need to get anywhere. Sure, from the sidelines I could say that it's a nice drawing, but that wouldn't do me or the creator any good. To improve we need to have people point out our flaws. If they don't, how are we supposed to learn. All of my drawings, people have said they're okay, but that doesn't help me. I'd rather have people tell me that it's garbage so I can say, "Yes, how can I fix this." This is what a student does. Study the master, replicate the master, then challenge the master. Surely you have people you study under and analyze, right? I just enjoy talking about the formal approach to the piece instead of the subject matter. It's how a drawing is done, not what the drawing's about.
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Apache-shark Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You got to understand that his style is completely different from your own.
It's like a realist artist criticizing a surrealist one. They totally contradict one another
i'd propose to do some research on different anime and cartoon styles to enrich your critiques.
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pokerus12 Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
True, this is true, but I'm not just commenting on the style itself. It's the things he's doing to create the drawing. The formal things. Whether or not it is a realist vs an abstract artist or something, they do similar things to create their pieces. If you break down this drawing with others you can see what the processes are and that some are very similar.That's what I want out of this. The process. You are right, though. I do need to look at some other manga/anime artists. My current studies concern people of centuries past. Thank you, though.
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Apache-shark Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I forgot to add something remember the worst critic is ourselves, let him do it himself. It's proven that we tend to be extremely critical of ourselves.
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pokerus12 Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Isn't being your own worst critic a good thing? I might not be getting what you're saying here.
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Apache-shark Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i just said that quote so that you might understand and quit hammering him with critiques
each time he makes a new image. it annoys the population and it makes you look like a stalker.
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