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LadyLing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Hi! I'm here with the OC Training IMHO Task.

     Alright, to start, I really like the soft shading you put into your work and how bright and shiny everything looks. Artorius is an interesting character and I am curious to learn more about the world around him. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of his tasks.

     A lot of your stuff is under mature content so I couldn't view it ^^' but on the stuff I could see I noticed that your art is very bulky and geometrical and it makes it all sort of look the same and really bulky. This could just be your style but I think it would be interesting to see some more varying shapes and textures in your work. You could also use some work on drawing hands and feet (though I struggle a lot with that too).

     I hope you find this IMHO comment useful! Bye:wave: 
MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist
I apologise for the delay in my contributions to the tasks.
As for the art under "mature"... let's just say I cater to a niche market, so to say.
I will admit; variety in shapes and textures is something I aspire for, and I am trying to come up with suitable antagonists that are not clad head to heel in armour. And how to draw hands and feet at appropriate angles. And ears.
And thank you!
HelevornArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, here's my honest opinion about your gallery and about Artorius:

First of all I'm going to state the obvious: I'm not familiar with your style since mine is very different, so I'm afraid I don't have much constructive criticism to give. I like how you render lighting in your drawings. You're definitely not going for realism so it would be superfluous to say that you can improve the anatomy of your characters, but I feel that their exaggerated proportions deter the viewer from relating to them and perceiving their world as a genuine, plausible setting. Also, is it practical for a warrior to be as large as Artorius is? Can he move easily enough to stay sharp in a fight and does he have enough endurance? Doesn't he - or your other extra large characters - have any health problems? Like a heart condition, high blood pressure, hearing and vision problems, headaches and moments of weakness? And wouldn't those impair his fighting skills?

About Artorius, I'm impressed to see that he is your oldest character, that you've constructed him and held him close even from earlier than 2007 - am I wrong? The World of Warcraft screenshot from 2007 in your gallery said that you wanted to make a paladin named Artorius - that's really cool! I also play a paladin in WoW :D I've played WoW on and off from TBC, so hello, fellow player! :wave: Now that I've discovered this, I have some curiosities: how much are your paladins inspired from WoW in terms of abilities? And does Artorius' world have anything in common with that of WoW?
MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist
There is actually a reason, out of universe, behind Artorius's sheer size, and he was based on a pre-existing piece of work. However, the work wasn't World of Warcraft, but rather, Warhammer 40,000, which is perhaps best known for the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines. The Space Marines of that universe are also of enormous stature, with some reaching 8' in height. In universe, I suppose you could easily say that advanced surgery and physical therapy allowed him to move and fight more quickly than someone of his size should be allowed to. I do sometimes make a point of reminding people that he had a second heart implanted into him as he was growing up.
Before the first ever drawing of him:
  Fallen Angel by MartmeisterPaladin
He was actually a converted Dark Angel figure; I gave him the head, torso and legs of a Space Marine, the arms of an Empire Knight and a cloak and robe made out of green stuff.
As for World of Warcraft, I loved that game as well. I played it from Christmas 2006 until the end of Wrath of the Lich King in 2010. So sadly, I am a former player. :XD: How is Battle for Azeroth, by the way?
Lastly, the Haven - where Artorius lives - is predominantly science fantasy. Not to say that magic does not exist, but the setting is not medieval, at least not there.
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