A new Beginning by Pechschwinge (critique requested)

A new Beginning (critique requested)

Pechschwinge

27 January 2014 at 02:08:54 MST

This forest belongs to her - no - She belongs to this forest.
Her whispering howl echoes through the woods to remind the human kind who is the sentinel of this forest.


Always when I start something new I tend to look back to what I've accomplished so far. Sometimes I tremble over pieces which I want to redo, because they became dear to my heart and worth to get revamped.
I didn't wanted to start this new Gallery with reuploading all old pieces I got. So I picked a picture of the past I liked and started to paint over the original file. To start with a proper introduction of myself I picked the most favorite piece I did of Zerodyme, who accompanied me for at least 10 years now.

Let's have a nice time alltogether in this community. =)

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    Very beautiful!

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    Damn gorgeous :D You've really improved a lot over the years~

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      Thanks I'm sometimes in doubt about my skills but I try to keep positive :3

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        "In doubt"? You're kidding right? The level of detail in comparison is stunning! Clearly defined colors, the gradient in the sky, the pattering rain running down along the neck, the straggling vines growing in and out of the ruins. It looks so vivid and lifelike, it makes you think you're looking at an oil painting!

        Also, nice way of integrating your signature in the picture without mutilating it with a watermark.

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          °///° aw thanks. You know an artist is always his/her own worst critique. If you see something everyday (because I am a fulltime illustrator) you'll lose track of any progress you made over time. And I see a lot of other talented artists around in my job working for my publisher which are freelancer. I'm not, this publisher owns me - it's a rare among artists but it happens. So I'm in a lucky position and always tend to ask myself "why me? Why not one of them?" because some artists there are way better than me. They deserve this luxury of not bugging with getting new commissioners and dealing with paperstuff ect. instead of me.
          So yes, I'm always in doubt of my skills 'cause I'm surrounded by other high quality artist's and constantly compare myself to them. But it makes me feeling all fuzzy and warm inside if someone like you comes along and tell me I'm not as bad as I might think sometimes. That's what's keeps me positive. <3

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            I know that feeling all too well. I often find myself thinking I'm far inferior to other people having skills that far surpass mine. But over time I prohibited myself from having these thoughts, because you know, other people's gardens will always look better compared to yours. I know it can be hard sometimes to acknowledge what you've accomplished. I'd suggest you should only compare yourself to your former self, that way you won't feel as bad about yourself. Because, let's be honest, there's always gonna be someone out there who's gonna be more experienced than you. If you let that thought cripple your own growth in skill, that would be a real shame.

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        I know the feeling all too damn well. Guess that comes with being an artist! 8D

        But, if we were happy with where we were instead of striving to be better, then it wouldn't be worth all the effort in the end.

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    absolutely fantastic. and works really well as your banner!

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      Indeed. I didn't expected it to be such a good fit o-o

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    Amazing!

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    Alter falter x3 Mehr kann ich da nich zu sagen sieht das mal verdammt gut aus x3
    This looks just amazing <3

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      Danke :D
      Aber bin ich die einzige in deren Hinterkopf da The Circle of Life spielt und passendes Löwengebrüll für Zero? x)

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    That is just stunning! The atmosphere, the details, the color, the lighting, beautiful all around.

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    This is a really gorgeous re-work of the old piece. Absolutely magnificent! :)

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    Wow this is a really stunning piece. That's the best way to describe it o_o

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    Ooooh, a critique request eh?
    Hmm, I'd like to initially point out that the shading and color palette really drive the piece and improve it's overall quality and impact. The emotion is very strong and the expressiveness of selective shading from the pose you choose and face are wonderfully done. The realism you accomplished here is also stunning. One major flaw that I'd recommend addressing is the repetition in the backdrop, the sky feels like more like it's a texture, as opposed to a storm. I feel like giving the sky a central cloud cluster with more shape and definition would benefit it greatly as well, and perhaps giving the sky more dark purples and grays would give the extra contrast to our main focus, the dragon. As a whole to the picture is a tad too bright for someone in the midst of a storm, so darkening it would give you those bonus points for a more realistic backdrop. Aside from that, I think you've done a marvelous job here, and I hope you continue to create more gorgeous work!

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      Thanks a lot for taking your tie do write down such a long critique. That's very helpful! <3

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        Not a problem, I like to help people in any way I can. If you'd like some critique on any other pieces I'd be glad to do more ^^