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    here is my finished art for the holiday art swap with manyfacesofart.
    14x17
    thanks in advance for any tips or crits.
    devianart
    http://brokenhill.deviantart.com/








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    It looks like the beast has chopped off the head of Conan, I think his neck is too large. Also, the foreshortening of the axe looks a bit off, but I think it is a really good idea to make it pop like you tried. It doesn't look too bad, just a bit out of proportion.

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    • #3
      appreciate the insightful critiques and i agree with you.Thanks
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      • #4
        also you should watch for tangents... at first glance I thought he had a pirates peg leg. then I realized it was a dagger in front of his knee.

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        • #5
          some thicker lines on the head of the battle axe might help it stand out a little more,

          looks good man! credit to conan, saving the hot girls of the world from tentacle monsters everywhere. good thing there isn't a japanese version of him, or it'd put a whole Genre of anime out of business!
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          • #6
            hey Brokenhill, great to see this finished. well done. in looking at this piece and the Colossus you did for the x-men draw-off i'm really impressed with your knack for expressive storytelling. you put us right in the action at just the right moment.
            now i just want to make one little suggestion to help take your work to the next level (IMHO). i would love to see more variation in your line weights. every element in this piece is inked with the same thin line. your ideas are bold and exciting, so let's see that reflected in your line work. a heavy contour line on those tentacles for example might make them appear more powerful. a heavier line on the underside of conans arms and legs would help give them more volume. use thick and thins to seperate your foreground/midground/background elements etc. hope this has been helpful and i look forward to more of your explosive artwork.
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            • #7
              The line wieghts on this piece and the collosus piece need to vary more they look a little tentative and that really doesn't fit with your poses.
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              • #8
                I dig that you are going for dynamic poses and extreme foreshortening like this, Steve! It shows that you are really stretching your artistic muscles and trying new things, so serious props for that! I do agree with the others that the line weights could really make a huge difference. If you have a scan of it, try to print it out on some bristol and try inking your print out again for practice. Not sure if you are using a tech-pen or what tool you are using to ink this, but try a dip-pen. I use a couple different ones and really like the Nikko G-tip dip pen, you can get lines almost like a brush with it. Also try using a brush (I'm no master of the brush, though ) Loston and some of the others around here have some good advice for inking with brushes.

                It's just like riding a bike or welding or anything that requires practice. The more you ink, the better you will get at it!
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                • #9
                  Really appreciate all the good advice ,i'll give it all a try.and Thanks guys.
                  also how the hell can i save all this good advice to a computer folder?
                  devianart
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