good eye by the way, I actually had a problem with the perspective of the staff when I was rendering it! I should've pushed the lower part back and made it smaller. it was hard showing the perspective without seeing either the ends of the rod.
checking this pic again, maybe the perspective of the hands really made me more confused, I was too focused on detailing the hands than I didn't bother much fixing it perspective wise!
thank you so much again! if I'll fix this someday, I'll definitely take note of this.
first of all, thank you so much for taking time to write a critique! I really appreciate it!
I see what you mean about the dirty yellow, it does look like it's out of place.
and I agree lighting wise it does look a bit wonky! the yellowish light on the underside of the face was actually a happy accident I made when I was tweaking some filters! I never realised I forgot to take into account the left hand should have been affected too!
I'll definitely try to be mindful of the direction of light next time.
you're welcome! I agree painting is a tough if your unsure if it'll work out in the end, but I think your speedpainting will somewhat give you an advantage! blocking down the colors fast and putting in smudges of color does help in the long run of finishing a painting (I get alot of happy accidents that way), getting the rough idea of how you want your work to look and feel right away does add alot of fuel for motivation.
lovely speedpaints! they're so readable and refined that they actually looked like finished pieces to me. you captured the mood and the colors quite well in each (I especially love the one with frodo and sam) and love how the farther view has much abstract shapes. as for the faces I think you drew them spot on!
as for critique there's nothing really particular that bothers me, I think speedpaints are naturally "messy" and loose as long as it gets the idea across. but maybe you could add something atmospheric depth around the mountains in the bottom pic? something like this [link] other than that I'm fine. (sorry if I'm not much help! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/f/f…" width="15" height="15" alt="" title=" (Sad)"/> )
it's good you're trying out and testing you skills. I think you're doing great! <3