Taven
Taven
11/16/2006 12:34 AM EST
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/16/2006 08:08 PM EST
Awesome work, Bleed.

I really love Taven's expression and the liveliness of his pose.

The few complaints I do have are how unsharp pieces of his outfit look. Some of the lines are rather blurry looking and I prefer a cleaner image personally. That, and his right eye seems a bit messed up, almost deformed.

A few things that are missing are some texture in a few areas (guantlets, arm bands and that gold section between his breast plate and belt). His dragon tattoo should show some over his right eye. The designs on his belt should be silver instead of gold and his guantlets should have a gold lining to them. The arm bands are supposed to be gold with rope texture in the middle of them too. His pants also have a somewhat irridescent red glow to them if you get in tight on an image of him. At least running down the side of his pants it does.

I'm being really nitpicky though, and still believe this deserves no less than a 5.

What's next on your to do list?
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/16/2006 10:21 PM EST
EGG SALAD!
*cough* I mean exillent...

5/5

but i have a couple problems with it...
To me it doesnt really look like Taven, the guy i beat konquest with... and some parts of colour are kind of smugged... not sharped kind of look....

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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/16/2006 10:53 PM EST
Dammit! I didn't even notice. Quite a few things are different.

I'll take another look at it.

I'll try some new techniques for the next one to see if it comes out cleaner.


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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/16/2006 11:34 PM EST
Ummm......it looks a little wierd. The porportions seem to be all over the place. E.g His head looks way too big and his arms look short. Also His legs look kinda awkward.

It's still a badass pic. The facial expression is simply breathtaking,
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 12:12 AM EST
I love the coloring. I see what you mean.

The foreshortening is a little funky, even though you did use 3ds max as a reference. . . his right (our left) foot is a slightly funky shape, and it really looks like the figure should have a shadow.

Other than that, I'm hard-pressed to be able to give you any advice. . or valuable critique. Great job!
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 12:24 AM EST
Thanks for the critiques everybody, they help a lot.
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 09:17 AM EST
Technically okay, but...

I did not knew that Taven suffers from dwarfism..
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 09:27 AM EST
Chrome Wrote:
Technically okay, but...

I did not knew that Taven suffers from dwarfism..


LoL, dawarfism was the first word that poped in my head when I saw this pictongue
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 11:22 AM EST
Nice work man!

I especially like the painterly feel this piece has. You may want to tinker with a background for this picture down the road. Not only would it intensify the piece as a whole, but having Taven in some sort of environment would make him feel more "real".

Nice attention to detail too, good stuff!!
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 05:24 PM EST
Thanks

I wish I knew how to paint like this back when MKDA was having the art contest.

fan art 5 of 5 by Gabriel Melendez

That drawing kind of sucked, I can't believe I won. confused

There must not have been too much competition.

The one you did came out bad ass though, pro work.




I'm gonna have to work on Taven a little more, I see a lot of valid critiques so far.

Edit: you know what would have been nice? If there was a digital painting class when I went to the American Academy of Art.

We would spend a week on a charcoal drawing or oil painting, but no focus was given to digital painting. confused
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/17/2006 06:10 PM EST
Taven's legs seem to be a little unproportioned; it seems far to small for Taven's...top...body. The legs seem to be in an awkward, the legs for don't seem to "fit". But great job anyways!
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/18/2006 01:00 PM EST
Looks like hes trying to do 3 different things at once. I like it i just cant figure out what hes trying to do. Good work man.
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/18/2006 09:07 PM EST
He's about to throw a punch and a fireball goes flying out from it.
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/19/2006 08:54 AM EST
thats really kl i like it alot but dosent taven have that dragon symbol on his face 4/5 nice one
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/19/2006 09:10 PM EST
Dwarf Taven!! wow 5/5
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/19/2006 11:55 PM EST
Finally a Taven comcept art! It looks awsome to the 5/5.
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 12:57 AM EST
That is easily one of the best Tremor pics I've seen.
Awesome job!



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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 03:37 AM EST
OK, I took some of the ideas posted and fixed him up a little.

I made his head a little smaller

Made the legs thinner.

Edited his costume to look more like in the game.
edit= pic removed
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 01:51 PM EST
He looks short, but I love the drawing
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 02:35 PM EST
bleed Wrote:
Thanks

I wish I knew how to paint like this back when MKDA was having the art contest.

fan art 5 of 5 by Gabriel Melendez

That drawing kind of sucked, I can't believe I won. confused



That's just where you were back then man. You did your best with the skills you had. Other opportunities will arise where you'll be able to employ your current abilities.

When I look back at my submission and compare it to what I'm doing now, I see all the flaws and ways I could have made it better.

You do better when you know better.wink
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 03:47 PM EST
^^he still looks like a midget lol, like a 4 foot dude or something roflmao
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 06:42 PM EST
Thanks for the critiques again.
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 09:36 PM EST
Looks good. Taven's face looks kind of "Ehh..." and not as badass as his in-game model, but hey...he isn't the prettiest of the bunch.

But good stuff, 4/5.
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RE: Fan Submission: Taven
11/20/2006 11:27 PM EST
I think he looks like he's about to fuck shit up.

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