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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Apr 12
  • United States
  • Deviant for 8 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I seldom respond to comments, but I do read and appreciate all of them. I am just not a very social person.

I like my lines like I like my women: thick and black.

No requests, only commissions with real life grown-up money.

Favourite Visual Artist
Craig Thompson, Moebius, Frank Miller, Steven Sugar, Afuchan, Oxboxer, Etall, Emmy Cicierega, 1041uuu, Robopolis
Favourite Movies
There Will Be Blood, Fargo, Superbad, Napoleon Dynamite, Her, Alien, The Thing, Star Wars 3-6
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Ronald Jenkees, Yes, Pink Floyd, Mr. Bungle, Death Grips, The Mars Volta
Favourite Books
Lolita, Fahrenheit 451, Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, 1984, The Things They Carried, Blankets, Watchmen
Favourite Writers
Kurt Vonnegut, Vladimir Nabokov, Alan Moore, Chris Ware
Favourite Games
OoT, Earthbound, Dark Souls
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Wacom tablet monitor and Krita
Other Interests
Writing, eating

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Porto881 commented on seasons by Porto881
thank you -3-
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Porto881 commented on Adjustment by Lankss
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Well, it's been a while since I've written a critique. I don't view myself as someone who's qualified to go around critiquing, but I know how frustrating it is to request critiques and not get any, so I figured I should help out.

Anyway, let me start off by saying I like this piece. A lot. Hell, I guess you could say I love it. It's simple, concise, striking, and just plain well composed. It edges on both minimalism and surrealism, which is cool. Something I really appreciate is the use of the textured background, as it adds enough flair to not be plain while still letting the foreground objects shine out. And of course the colors on the impossible triangle are just stupendous in both choice and blending.

Okay now here's the part no one likes: what you could do better. First off, this might just be a personal style choice, but I'm not really digging the sort of gradient shading you did. On it's own I think it would look okay, but in the context of the piece I just don't think it fits. I feel like because of the hard blending on the triangle, you should have done hard shading on the hands and torso. But! that's just me. If you like what you did there, then that's perfectly fine too. The other big issue (and really it's not *that* big) is the hands, namely the index fingers and thumb. They are done well enough, but could use a lot of general improvements. The top joint on the index fingers is bent weirdly (unless this guy's double jointed like me :b) and the knuckle on the thumb is a little bulbous. The other three fingers are technically passable, but still look a little stiff. And again if it's a stylistic choice... well, it's still partially distracting, but if you're okay with it, that's all that matters. Just do some hand studies and you'll be in the clear.

Overall, excellent piece. One of your finest, I'd say. Maybe I'll get a print or something.
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