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Hotaru
01/07/2007 05:30 PM EST
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/11/2007 11:44 AM EST
First thing, this is WAY TOO BRIGHT.

The iridescent effect on his armor looks good, so does the amount of detail you've included.

What has gone wrong though is you didn't clean up the edges of your work. All around the gold bits and the outline of the image you can see areas that need a lot of touching up. It almost looks as if you didn't use layers on this, if you had, you could easily erase any bits that went off track as you were painting without having to paint over previous work.

The image itself looks like a pressing or etching because you have some shading going on, but it's still left a little flat and not rounded out (almost like a coin or foil card). It's really apparent while looking at the head and hair combination where the hair appears to stick out higher than his face.

The lack of shadows also brings out the pressed look. His body, arms, hands, head, armor plating, hair and cloth adornments should all be casting shadows across his body somewhere to add a more realistic 3D effect. Using a noticeable light source would clear this up too instead of the whole image being the same brightness. Then the rounded parts of the body, arms, legs, torso, etc. would lend themselves to a more physical appearance.

Overall it's fairly good, but a bit sloppy. Incorporate some shading amidst your nice usage of effects and texture and go with a softer brush, especially for the hair, to give your image a smoother look.
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/11/2007 11:54 AM EST
Wacom tablets are HOT~!
Amen. I just don't have the talent to take advantage of them. You do.
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/11/2007 04:32 PM EST
you should shade more, but perfect job on everything else. 4.5/5
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/11/2007 05:53 PM EST
cool 4/5
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/11/2007 10:18 PM EST
I love hotaru. 4/5
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/12/2007 12:30 AM EST
Good job, CTR. You're very talented. But you already know that ;)
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RE: Fan Submission: Hotaru
01/13/2007 08:31 PM EST
looks like he can glow in the dark 4/5
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