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Where do I begin. You have such a beautifully realized vision, the composition is lovely. The half-n-half helps the piece breathe, when...

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The Break-In: Advertisement Project #3
Not much to say here, other than that this is my favorite of the ads, by far.
The Delivery: Advertisement Project #2
This is Leonard the Land Shark. He's the perfect mascot as determined by Omega-Corp's brilliant marketing department! He's like the Trix Rabbit, but instead of stealing children's cereal...
He tries to eat people. Luckily Omega-Corp's Omni-Cams are there to keep people safe from him. Thanks, Omega-Corp!
The Minimalistic: Advertisement Project #1
It's been a while! This is the first of my three final project pieces from last semester, I figured I'd start with my least favorite! : /
Omega Corp is a Private Security firm, with one of their products being the Omega-Corp Omni-Cam! Of course, public perception of the company is quite low, so to help offset their tainted reputation their marketing team has come up with... Leonard. You'll see more of him later ; )
Where do I begin. You have such a beautifully realized vision, the composition is lovely. The half-n-half helps the piece breathe, when you could have just had an AWESOME DRAGON as the only focus (not that it would be any worse for it...), and you go the extra mile with a full and *gorgeous* background. I love your choices of the pastel-like colors, too... the oranges of the dragon make him look so alive, and the purple you use to "outline" him is perfect. The soft yellows and greens really help add a feeling of distance and fantasy to the piece, and I love the bright sun making every thing bright and soft. If I could say something, I'm not sure about the harsh dark & light edges on the dragon. Don't get me wrong, it looks absolutely amazing, I just might change that next time, it feels just a tad too harsh compared to the softer edges the other structures have. But hey, I don't know, maybe it looked too fuzzy before, or it's the style your looking for, let me know!

But there's the aspect beyond the technicalities, the story, choices, and the history in this. I love the city in the back, it looks ancient and mystical. Very Greek inspired, the towers look almost carved-no... formed from the floating rocks through magic, or some very dedicated workers. I even like the floating rocks, you do a good job giving them enough shading and texture but not going overboard. If you twisted my arm, I'd say maybe a few more slight details on the city? Nothing much, maybe an extra few small windows, nothing to call too much attention to.

The dragon though... wow. He (or She?) is just so GRAND, I love it! The sweeping curves of the horns, wings, the protrusions on it's arms, it's wonderful! The claws just coming out of the I like the shaping and feel of the head, the broad chin gives it a stern and proud expression that add so much to the character. The horns and frill being one long plate around the skull is something I also like, it being one long unending line is so creative and striking! I also adore the large oval scales, continuing the shapes on his wings. Speaking of wings, the floating sections of his wings add so much presence and mystique to the creature. Coupled with his similar colors to the rocks and the floating wing sections, the dragon looks like some mighty elemental guardian made from the very rocks surrounding the keep, molded and formed into a mighty creature by the inhabitants to only allow the worthy to pass. That's just me, though.

All of your work I've seen is insane, and very inspiring for a young artist like myself. It's brilliantly done fantasy work, and this piece is no exception. I'd love to make work like this, and the few minor critiques I have in no way diminish the quality of this epic piece, here's to many more!
Pretentious Skeleton's Study
Another piece from the Purgatory that was Drawing 1, this time we had to make a piece based of a drawing of part of a skeleton we drew in class. So, I made mine into a scholarly wine-guzzling fellow slouched in his plush leather armchair in a Gentleman's Study. With a Camarasaurus skull for some reason, probably cause I've got a little model of one... 


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Joseph Beasley
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United States
Hiya. Hope you're having a good one... I like drawing characters and such.


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SarahCulture Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Thank you so much for the watch!
philosopherraptor Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh, thanks! I've been checking out your work, it looks like stuff from a Disney film, it's very inspiring for someone who hope to make TV shows and stuff. It's just so well done, and characterful, I'm impressed! Those tutorials are very helpful for me, too. I hope it brings you somewhere, we could use more creativity in the industry : ) 
SarahCulture Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
You are so sweet! thank you so much!
philosopherraptor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student General Artist
Of course! 
ThePsychoGoat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist

I'm sorry It took me too long to respond but if you have read my last journal I was in a kind of a hiatus from DeviantArt.I just wanted to thank you for all the kind comments you left on my works and how much you appreciate my characters and artwork as a whole.I really cherish words like these and wish you the best! :D 
philosopherraptor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Gee, thanks! I absolutely love people who's artwork has such a distinct and instantly recognizable style of their own, the kind of stuff you can't just copy or imitate from someone else. Every single piece of yours I've seen has that creative vision. So, yeah, I hope you have a successful career, man! You deserve it.  
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