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Jerrik Exodus Contract OC by BlackHawk45LC Jerrik Exodus Contract OC by BlackHawk45LC
Jerrik one my OC's from my Exodus Contract project. 

*Made some edits, added some textures based on some feedback I got from projectcomment.deviantart.com. 

Special Thanks KCHuang I-Am-The-Cold and all others who commented. 
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KCHuang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Student
Hello from ProjectComment ! I am here to give a friendly neighborhood critique :) 

First off, clearly you are a very skilled artist. The anatomy is spot on, the composition is excellent. Most of my suggestions are nitpicks at this point, to really help finish the painting and bring out the final polish.

When I look at the painting, what stands out is first the tattoo, and second the eye and blood splatter. This is because the tattoo is the brightest in value, and the eye and blood are more or less tied in value. I get the feeling that you intended the eye and tattoo to be the focal point and the blood splatters to recede as a secondary detail after the portrait. If so, I recommend darkening the blood, to perhaps the same color as the drops on his armor, to draw less immediate attention to it. It would also help to differentiate his scarf.

One of my favorite things in this piece is the delicate highlighting around the edges of the character due to the backlight. However the highlight is missing on the hair, the top of his hood, and his right hand. All these things should have the same highlights, especially given that they'd all be wet in the rain too :P

One last quick nitpick - most things in the painting are very smooth looking. Adding some texture would really bring out the "dark and gritty" feeling - get some digital brushes for metal, cloth, leather, and skin (optional in this style IMO), and layer them on for a quick solution. And then find a grungy texture image and subtly overlay the bg with it. This should really help finish everything and make it look that last step more polished.

Tl;Dr - darken the blood splatter, forgot a few spots with your highlights, texture to finish that grungy look.

And that's my two cents, hope it helps!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your helpful comment.
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I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I'm coming from Project Comment.

I really like this drawing. It's very detailed and the shading, composition, and concept is awesome. The background and extra-foreground managed to look dimple without taking away from the drawing, which is essential to making the drawing pop. 

I don't really have much to say in the way of critique, as this drawing is almost flawless. So, let's pull out the magnifying glass and give it a little check up. The first error that I see is in continuity. There is what appears to be rain going on in the extra-foreground and I see droplets on his hood (and they should be dropping off the tip of his hood, not the underside. Unless this is a non-rain related detail, it's an unnecessary destabilize that confuses the viewer.), but if it is raining, there should be little splashes all over his armour and dark patches in his fabric armour where water has pooled.

The only other error I see is anatomical, albeit extremely minor. His hair looks flat, so unless gravity is super strong on his hair, it should have more volume in the background of his hair. Even if it's a straight strip forward with the sides shaved, it would look better.

Overall, I love your drawing and rarely ever have more compliments than complaints. 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great comment.  You have made some great points that I will examine. Thanks so much!
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I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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linas0123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Uncanny. ... 
I like it.
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I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry this got posted as a reply. My phone glitched out and posted that as s reply.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
So glad you dig it!
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Tori-ThePhantomBlob Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
is dat blood o.o
niceeee
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It is! Lol! Thanks!
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ixiondbz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Nice
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Omnivault Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Omnivault Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Omnivault Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Aka-san Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ow you have already finished it! The final result is sick!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah jumped on some unexpected free time. Thanks so much!
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Aka-san Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool ^^!
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Fatefulbrawl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This looks all kinds of badass!! Also what are his abilities and history?
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I don't want give too much away, and the writing for the first book is gearing up. I can tell you tho that he is a member of an order of assassins who's souls are bound to ancient demons. I can also say he really really good at killing people. Thanks so much for the inquiry, stay tuned for more exodus contract stuff, and hopefully have a full first book published by the end of next year.
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Fatefulbrawl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Cool! I'LL make a character to, however I'll need someone to draw him for me or do you know how to draw like this could you teach me.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
VikingprocessVikingprocess2TechViking Character Design

Here are some Tuts I did a while back.  Note: "Tech" is not my drawing, I was just helping someone out with atmosphere in their drawing. Also Note: I don't work exactly like I did on the Viking girl anymore, but pretty similar. 

There are far better artists on dA and youtube than me to learn from, but if you are struggling with something, and I have time to help out, I certainly don't mind doing so.  <--I also apparently also don't have a problem with run-on sentences, lol!  

Sorry it took me so long to notice your last comment.
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Fatefulbrawl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks do you know any, and it's alright I honestly forgot, still nice of you to comment.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
sakimichan, proko, cubebrush, chris oatley are a few to get started. 
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Jeardawg Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Thats really awesome, totally like this.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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