I love the pallette. Preview pic reminded me of a chocobo, oddly.
It's great n' all but I see a problem with it. The feather on it's chest looks way too big comparingn to the rest of it and in kind of way makes them look like leafs.
thanks for deystroying any chance we have of making something even NEAR the standard of your art. jkjk
i love it, how you fit all the detail in it is amazing.
No more broken wing!
What I do notice, is the tail (aside from the rather short wings as afore mentioned) being a bit out of perspective. It looks as if it is jutting out from the (hip?) and, that there should be another tail coming out from the other side. The back feathers (darkest shades) appear to be coming from beneath the main larger feathers instead of appearing as if they are curved behind them.
Over all the coloring is excellent. Minor anatomical and depth issues is all.
I find it fascinating how you managed to make the individual feathers, and I love the actual body of the bird, but the wings could use some slimming and lengthening. They look a bit like clay.
I'm sure you'll still get a million favorites from those people who are like "OMG st0ven!" *favs*
Really amazing work creating the feathers and you've selected a really nice pose to show off the detail work on the wing facing the viewer.
One minor crit is that the tail of the bird seems to blend into the body with no clear indentation.
Awesome. Great work.
I agree with Adarias regarding the fluidity; it'd be nice to have a big sweeping wing span, but nevertheless it looks great!
While the shading, color, etc is great, the form itself seams a little lacking.....its very thick, almost like a rough clay sculpture or a rubber toy. I tihnk perhaps a little more fluidity to it would go a long way to making it look more alive and in motion, at th moment its quite stiff
That being said though, the technical skill displayed is amazing and the colors as well, and im hardly skilled enough to be offering suggestions on a piece like this