What a dream.
WHOLE REVIEW (kindly sent to me via PM):
"What a dream.
I want to start off by saying that the surrealism in this piece is really well done here. There is a lot going on, and it all manages to flow together really well.
The Balloon (obviously the main part of the piece) looks really good. I like the way you shaped the mouth, it has this weird shape to it that still looks like a fish mouth. The scarves also seem really out of place, yet at the same time manage to look natural as fins. Really nice touch on the surrealism there. The fire is done pretty well too and I like the way it roasts the birds. It is a really humorous touch that helps boost the piece quite a bit. I also laughed a bit at how the roasted birds have that classic look a roasted bird has in those old cartoons like Tom and Jerry.
The sleeping couple really does a nice job of completing the picture. It really says "Hey! This is a dream!" Probably the best part about them (for me anyways) is the broken tether. It just shows how unstable a dream can be. Anything can happen. You can be peaceful and oblivious, and next thing you know, you fall out of everything into a rude awakening. It just has a suspensful feel that makes you worry about the fte of the sleeping couple.
The only problem is light shading in some areas as has been pointed out already.
Overall though, good job on this piece. I think you're prettty good with watercolors.
<Review Request Club> "
Thank you very much for the lengthy review!
I honestly don't know what to say other than i'm glad you like it! Yeah, I didn't want it to be taken too seriously so i added some humorous stuff in there.
Thanks for noticing the broken tether, though i'm a little sad that no one has mentioned "The Godfather" yet. They're sleeping with the flying fish now, and soon they'll actually be sleeping with the fishes!
Sorry for the crap reply.
(and no worries about the review glitch or whatever).
I really like the design you've got gooing here, it looks really good.
One of the big things here is the style of architecture you have here. It reallly fits what [I think] you were going for here. The pillars all look reallygood and the arch at the entrance has alot of detail which, like I said, helps that feel you were going for.
Another thing that really looks good here is the color scheme. I don't know why but I really like the colors you used here. They all really look good and help this picture to be the best it could be.
All of the small details help this picture, but I don't think I really need to point them all out, I mean, the picture is right there.
The only problem I noticed is how the roof and wall of building in the upper right seem to just flow together instead of the roof hanging off like on the rest of that building. I'm kind of having trouble explaining...
Anyways, really good picture with minimal flaws. I'm impressed.
<Review Request Club>
Hey, sorry for the late response.
I see what you mean with the roof issue, I'll try to be more wary of making all the roofs more similar and accurate next time, I'm glad you caught that mistake. :)
I really tried to stick to a traditional color scheme, even if some of the textures are a little fantasized.
Thanks for the review,
Haven't really played Skyrim...
But this is pretty good.
There are good things about this and there are ferw. not so good things.
I like how you put alot of detail into the face. The scales that are textured enough to not look flat, The cracks on it's lower jaw, The spikes that border his face,and some other things.
Another detail that is really interesting and in my opinion adds a littlestory to this image ishow the spike on the left side of its chin is broken. It jusr helps by showing that this dragon has been through stuff.
I do have two complaints. First, the white background. it's just really plain and just makes your image seem less interesting.
The second complaint I have is The fact that there is no neck. I know you called it a bust, but the lack of a neck just makes this look weird. Kind of reminds me of a dissembodied ant head. I think it would've helped if you at least put a stump of a neck coming out of his head to make it look more like a bust.
Overall, it's a good picture, but it just feels incomplete.
I think the thing I like best about this it how you kind of textured the dragons scales and the rocks around him. This does a great job of preventing the picture from seeming flat and generic.
The knight down there on its tail is a nice touch, but I can't really tell what he is doing down there. I think it looks kind of like he's pulling himself up the dragons tail.
Another detail that is pretty nice is how you made the wings thin enough to seee through, but you can still tell that they're there. They seem just a bit too thin, but they're not that big of a deal as is.
The one thing that I really noticed is how its back leg kind of seemed to be in such a weird position. I think it probably should've been a bit thinner and angled backwards.
Anyways, this is a really good piece of art that looks like it took alot of effort. Good job.
Thanks for the review! I did think the knight looked a little small, I guess I was trying to challenge myself by creating a picture in which the composition drew the viewer's attention to a small detail, in this case the 'little man in the tin can.' The back leg gave me trouble too, I just couldn't seem to figure out a way to get it looking quite right.
Kind of weird...
This seems to have 2 different feels to it, which is kind of weird, but works. In a weird way...
The different feels I'm talking about are a happy, upbeat kind of feel, and a more creepy "one of us" kind of feel.
The happier feel comes from all the smiling, and mainly the ghost thing in the center. It is actually kind of cute to be honest.
The creepier feel, as I'm sure anyone reading this can guess, is mostly the fact that all of the ghost things have the same facial expression. Another thing that really gives this picture a creepy feel is how it feels almost like all of the ghost things are kind of staring right at you. Like they're waiting for you to do something. Possibly waiting for you to drift closer so they can consume you?
Anyways, I have to agree with Coop and Knuckstrike about the lack of color. It just bugs me how plain this piece looks without some kind of color. You could possibly add a pale yellowish tinge to the horns and maybe a dark red, orange, or yellow to the blank area surrounding the ghost thing in the center.
This piece is pretty good and I like how it is hand drawn, but the plainness it has just doesn't let it stand out as much as it could. Still, good job.
Bitter than Timmy, but...
There are still a bunch if things that need improvement.
I'm going to start by saying that I concur with coop about the buildings. The main problem with them (especially the grey one) is that the outlines are kind of sloppy and even. The other problem is that they have 2 different styles, one that places relatively heavy outlines and a style where things almost blend since there aren't any outlines. Simply putting an outline around the buildings would fix this and the outlines that protrude from the edges.
The problem of 2 styles in the buildinggs applies th thewhole piece as well. Particularly with the evil man. While he is mostly well drawn (in the second style I mentioned earlier), his arms are in that first style I mentioned earlier. The arms just clash with the style the guy is drawn in and are kind of poorly drawn, which lowers the quality of this peice.
Lastly, the Rain isn't bad, but here are some issues and ways you can improve them:
- It's too dark, lighten the rain just a little and it should look better.
- As Coop said, the rain is too thick. it just needs to be a little bit thinner.
- Lastly, the rain is crooked, I would suggest making the drops straighter and making the front of each drop thicker than the back.
Overall, not bad and I think you can improve quite a bit if you listen to me and other reviewers like Coop to always better yourself!
While I like your idea for Timmy the Psychopath, this isn't really that great of a piece.
First off, while your art isn't bad, it needs more detail. It needs to show people that you put alot of time and effort for a good product. This looks look like it took a decent amount of time to make, but it doesn't really feel like you put alot of effort into this.
I guess the biggest thing to me is that while the characters look decent and show your style, (they could still use some improvement) there are 2 things about this that feel out of place.
1. The gradients in the knife and lolipop don't fit the rest of the picture
2. The blood looks like a bunch of red lines that you just threw in there at the last second.
Overall, not the worstthing ever, but in need of alot of improvement.
This is a really well done piece of art.
I like how it seems like one tree at the top and splits into two as you look down, that was a really cool detail. I see why you added helix to the title.
The leaves look like they took a long time to draw considering the detail and number of leaves, I really appreciate the effort there.
I also think it's cool how you made the cornea of the eye stick out a little like it should and made it transparent. It's pretty awesome how you included that little bit of anatomical detail.
The only issue I have is that the tree's roots gradient to white at the bottom instead of red. It still works with the white gradient though, so I'm not going to subtract points for that.
It's not so much of a gradient at the bottom of the root as it is the color of the wood. There's two colors; a sort of white and a sort of reddish brown...follow the trunks down to the roots, and you'll even see there's reddish brown roots on either side of the eyeball.
Still, thank you for the praise and I appreciate the review.
Not terrible, but you should've definitely tried harder.
I guess it's nice that you got the lines pretty straight, but that's about it.
It's just too boring and uninspired. I'm sure you could actually accomplish something if you actually try harder next time though.
I'm going to go ahead and end this review now since I'll just be repeating myself and the other reviewers. Listen to them though, they have good advice.
Great smoke effects!
The guys face looks a little weird, but pretty good for paint.
I like how you put alot of attention to detail in these pieces even with a somewhat crappy program, which is pretty impressive.
All in all, not much else to say besides how his lack of arms is weird, but forgivable. Good job.
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