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Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, Genndy Tartakovski, Clayton Crane, Josh Howard, Bruce Timm
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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X Japan, Muse
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Eric Nylund
Favourite Games
Zelda: Majora's Mask
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Nintendi 64, Xbox 360
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Photoshop/Flash/Illustrator

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My pleasure! In all honesty, without art school "thick skin building" through critiques, I'd have never developed the ability to be really honest about what other people need to work on too. You hate to step on toes or make people feel bad...but you're actually putting them at a disadvantage if they're overlooking stuff in their own work! haha Just don't be a dick about critiquing, you know??

But yeah man, great work as always! Keep it up. =)
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

First and foremost, this background is not a FAILURE. I think the only thing that fell a bit short in the execution is that, even in twilight lighting like this, the elements in the distance should be a bit lighter. There's dust in the air that catches light, so the trees and mountains should be a bit lighter to create the illusion of depth. My recommendation is to play with some large, soft brushes in a Screen layer mode, and mess with the layer's opacity until you get something you like. That's the only problem I have with the actual background. I think the style fits the character just fine, but could use a smidge more rendering and attention to detail. Nothing I would have noticed if you didn't bring it up, though!

But let me backtrack a second -- The darkness of the background brings me to another issue I have: The character in the extreme foreground gets a bit lost because of it. Especially the bow and quiver. I mean, if you look, it's obvious, but it does take a bit of a conscious effort. I'd prefer if it were a bit more fluid. You could totally get away with that lighter background and then the character staying exactly the way he is now. It would be an awesome contrast and he would pop extremely well.

Other than that, it's as pro as it always is! Great detail in the foreground and background, awesome technique, and good composition. Fantastic work, Kaela!
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