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03/06/2007 11:25 PM EST
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/11/2007 02:16 PM EDT
excelent! I'll really would like a Khameleon,Reptile and Chameleon drawing of them together that saids "Ahnka's Gang" at the top, you think you could do that for me?

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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/11/2007 02:55 PM EDT
Even better than i thought it would be. The color is perfect imo, not too dark and not too light. I like the torn cloth effect that it has, and the final colors on the decapitated head. The scales look good too. Overall i like it alot.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/11/2007 09:16 PM EDT
Sweet, 5/5
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/11/2007 10:53 PM EDT
Hey, that's alright. I like it.



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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 04:13 AM EDT
This thing looks worse with color unfortunately. It's too messy for my liking. Sorry, but looks like a good effort. Try not to color over the details in the original drawing next time.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 08:31 AM EDT
Yay this thing finally got posted. Yes the colors are a bloody mess and not in the good way. I am not happy with this.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 09:12 AM EDT
Pretty good man!!

The proportions and anatomy are pretty tight which is huge. Also, you did a nice job with capturing Reptile's mood through his somewhat arrogant, but strong looking stance. It's cool.

IMO, the line art and colors are a bit too heavy and dark, especially on Reptile's skin. One mistake a lot of artists make is they go too dark too fast. The trouble with this is once you go dark, it's harder to get the light areas to work. This is especially an issue with colored pencils.

My first step would have been to gradually "build up" the color. On Reptile's skin for instance I would have chosen a very dark green color and carefully color in the shadow areas, defining his muscles and even scales to a lesser degree.

Then I would chose a mid-tone green (like the lighter areas of his uniform) and continue to build up the color around the shadow areas, leaving the areas you want to be highlighted white.

Last I'd probably choose either a very light green or even a yellow color and carefully color around the highlighted areas while being mindful not to completely fill in the highlights. You definitely want to leave some white of the paper you're working to show through, even if it's just a tiny spot.

These same principles can be applied to all areas like his bandages, uniform, armor, etc.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 09:29 AM EDT
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Pretty good man!!

The proportions and anatomy are pretty tight which is huge. Also, you did a nice job with capturing Reptile's mood through his somewhat arrogant, but strong looking stance. It's cool.

IMO, the line art and colors are a bit too heavy and dark, especially on Reptile's skin. One mistake a lot of artists make is they go too dark too fast. The trouble with this is once you go dark, it's harder to get the light areas to work. This is especially an issue with colored pencils.

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The heavyness somehow I can't complete a drawing without it. I would have like for the skin and the uniform to have been swapped colour wise. But I started out on the flesh with a dark green. Then after that I had to work around my mistake and this is what I got.

Thank you for your input. It is highly valued. I have a kitana piece coming. I will apply said principles.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 12:13 PM EDT
Not bad at all......
I Like the stature and proportions of everything, the color is kind of messy but i like it for some reason.

The overall look of it is dark and sinister which i love, the only thing i dislike is the changes in the costume. (Like the Chinese letters or whatever and no gloves)


Personally i would have preffered his in game costume but that's just me.

Overall i'd say it's very good. 3.5/5
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 12:29 PM EDT
I just think this is one of the best applications of crayon I've ever seen. Aculeus' valid criticisms notwithstanding... 4.5/5
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 04:01 PM EDT
ess89 Wrote:
This thing looks worse with color unfortunately. It's too messy for my liking. Sorry, but looks like a good effort. Try not to color over the details in the original drawing next time.

I agree with this, for the most part. I saw a lot of potential with the non-colored version, but this is a bit darker and messier than I was hoping for. There's not enough contrast between his skin and the black bandage parts of his costume, especially on his head. I also don't like the greenish parts on Liu Kang's head, as it adds to the lack of contrast. Overall, I'll second what Aculeus said as far as coloring tips; I'm not much of an artist myself, so obviously his technical advice would be much better than anything I could give you.

And one other thing: I'd suggest cleaning up the smudges around him with any digital art program, as those really add to the sloppy feeling of the picture.

Overall, for a good effort and cool overall picture of my all-time favorite MK character, 4/5.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 04:20 PM EDT
In response to Kombosus's piece:


lol and its a very nice concept ; I saw you show this before but the colored version is much better. 9/10 wink
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 07:01 PM EDT
Can I PROFESSINALLY color this?
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
03/12/2007 07:27 PM EDT
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Can I PROFESSINALLY color this?




No. no. no......no. no. no. Just in case you get any ideas that I maybe flexible the answer is still no. Draw your own picture.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
11/06/2007 11:46 PM EST
wow that is KOOL hahaha was that lou kang who just got killd? he always made me madd. GO REPTILE 5/5 grin
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
11/07/2007 11:07 AM EST
Awesome K! Keep at this drawing binge! me likey! Only gripe is the color. A little muddy.

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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
11/07/2007 08:58 PM EST
Call the Mods!Another thread has been bumped.
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
11/07/2007 09:43 PM EST
you're a bump
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RE: Fan Submission: ReptileMKSM
11/07/2007 09:47 PM EST
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you're a bump


Not funny.

And C_E, we're allowed to bump threads in the Fan Submission.

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