Mae Tala artwork

MaeTalaMaeTala London, EnglandRegistered User new member
Mae Tala is a webcomic I've been writing with a friend for 2 and half years and as with most comics it hinges on artwork, which I produce alone. I'm in production now but that doesn't mean critique of my work should become stagnant. However when I spend at least 10 hours a day looking at sketches and painting I find I lose any pretence at objective assessment, mostly I think I need to improve my proportions (perpetually to be honest, I've never been good at that) however I'm sure there's other things that I'm missing or could be improved upon.

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Any constructive critique is very welcome, thanks for looking.

Martin.

Do it well or not at all - maetala.com

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  • AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    Hello friend, welcome to the PA AC! I'm out of shape myself, but here's a quick crit that I hope is useful.

    I think the main thing these drawings lack is a sense of defining volume with values. I made a paintover to show what I mean (pardon the sloppiness):

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    Maybe not perfect, but by emphasizing the highlights and shadows, I've made the figure readable even at a small size:

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    I think your tree dude (#2) and centaur dude are the strongest pieces of the lot, both taking advantage of values/contrast (but could be pushed further) and have interesting poses. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you post more :).

    acadia
  • MaeTalaMaeTala London, EnglandRegistered User new member
    Hey Argentflit, I hadn't thought of that as they're 'just' concepts but it does make a great deal of difference, thanks for taking the time to paint one up and show me, I'll get on it, experiment, see if I can make them all more readable using values and contrast. I'll post more up when I get them finished.

    Do it well or not at all - maetala.com
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