WHOA dude, how in the world did I miss this one? O_O
Mathias - it means that he felt the previous version belonged over -> there in one of those creepy "imvu" ads. I dont really disagree :) (it felt more stone statue than gleaming demon.)
"New face just gives it, now it's sinister and a little provocative whereas before it was kind of like a creepy demon cruising for young men"
What! errhhm. I never saw the first face, wish(glad?) I had(n't?).
New face just gives it, now it's sinister and a little provocative whereas before it was kind of like a creepy demon cruising for young men
Interesting design here! Cool to see more current work from ya.
Is the white bg needed?
The facial expression is still too neutral, really. How about an increase in the sinister vibe and direct his attention rigtht at us, to make him even more menacing.
Love the highlights on the whip. But why is it wrapping around his wrist? Did he grab his homie's whip by accident, as went out the door, and get caught by surprise at how limber it is compared to his?
Interesting that neither the outer edges of the character or smokey bg are AA'ed.
update for the face- new expression. i wasnt happy with the old one either.
classically clean and unmistakable style. while refining I say bring the color count to 32 because extra colors are nice and us pixel artist like those multiples of 8.
not my style, but i have to say, the wings are the best of this piece :DDD and that background! :XXX.... some AA on the wings and around the piece will improve this a looot this piece.. g0g0g00gg.... :P
and just a little critc on teh expresion of the guy... it dont look like he is really bad or are about to get your soul... put more evil expresion on it, he feels more like he is boring... like... "oh yah... im bore, give me your soul". But this is just my opinion.
@shrump - I agreed largely with the nose comment. made a slight edit to his nose there to hopefully address that
@roboBOT - I thought the same thing you did about his expression. thought about redrawing his face from scratch with something a bit less human, more demonic. The white bg stays though- the lighting of the flames in particular wont work without it.
Awesome. Two suggestions: The expression seems a bit bland, I feel like this would feel a lot more dynamic if he had an angry, malicious expression. Secondly, you could probably lose the white background, since you haven't AAed to it. Lookin' good though, this is great!
your art always makes me orgasm, but you know that already.
That is a bit on the awesome side of things, that is.
I especialy like how his legs come out of the background. Some might not like the lack of AA, but I don't really care.
Glad to see you returning with such an impressive piece. Far beyond what I could do.
The only thing I don't like, even if technically flawless, is the round nose.
Great anatomy! Love the wing detail and background. Outstanding!!