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Do I Look Lonely? by ThePurpleGriffin Do I Look Lonely? by ThePurpleGriffin
I'm starting to fall in love with Jim's backstory oops- I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with his experience with WW2. :3
This was kind of an attempt at the 1920's-1950's art deco (sorry if it looks a bit cluttered) but let me know what you think! 




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ryuki23 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Greetings from ProjectComment !! Hi im ryo and Ill be your commenter today F2U Kaomoji | Lying Down _(:3J L)_ | iikao #1 .

Ok first things first, let me congratulate you on not being lazy and finishing the background shading , character everything! I would say this is a complete work and trust me , that itself is something to be proud of. Good for you kaomoji set 2 18/67.

With that said , the first thing that caught my eye is the jarring watermark. DON'T DO THAT!kaomoji set 2 34/67  I get it that you need to add watermark to prevent art theft, but please do it SUBTLY, putting it in the middle  like that ruins the artwork.  If you want to put a watermark, put it to the side , or somewhere less obvious. Trust me I cringed seeing that watermark dead centered in the character's face. 

Okay now lets review the background, at first glance, we get a somewhat bland and simple background. However further inspection we see that you definitely have a style going onkaomoji set 1 3/19 . What caught my eye was how the moonlight glow was square in shape, simple yet unique. Then we get to the buildings, they look basic at first, but you can sense the 3d shape of the building. I like your minimal approach to shading. No blur tool here just straight up cel shading. Good job it gives off a nice cartoony feel. I say your grasp on lighting is spot on. Keep it up. However one thing does annoy mekaomoji set 2 47/67 . See those bushes at the bottom? They stick out like a sore thumb. They look complex yet clumsy. They clash badly with the simple symmetrical buildings. I suggest using circles to make the bushes, and don't complicate things make them simple but correct. 

Allright, let's talk about mr detective here. First thing that caught my eye is his hat is.......floating? kaomoji set 2 38/67 Unless it's a style thing, try make it closer to the head or add shadows, as of now it looks like the hat has been pasted on the character. Ok to the face, overall everything is ok here, good anatomy but i suggest giving the eyes a bit of shade will help. However again don't be too detailed,(unless that is what you are going for). I like how the body is basically a simple ovalish shape but it works and the thick lines help too work it out. My advice for you to improve here is research on lineart tips and work a bit on your anatomy. Everything else checks out kaomoji set 1 3/19 

Okay, that is all i can say about this piece. Good luck fellow artist. I look forward to your submissions to ProjectComment and don't stop drawing. F2U Kaomoji | Lying Down _(:3J L)_ | iikao #1 

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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi there!! Oh gosh, thank you so much for taking the time to review this piece of mine!! 

I'm glad you mentioned the watermark- it really messes up the shading on his face and I really don't know what to do about it since DeviantArt always places it directly in the middle? :P I dunno what to do about that- should I place the watermark at all? 

Oh right, and another thing is that those aren't bushes at the bottom but rather the buildings seeming to "bleed"? It was kind of a surreal effect (I don't know how to explain it) XD But I'll certainly take your advice at making them clearer using circles!! That's a smart idea ahhh

And good note on the hat part! I'll be drawing lots of hats so thank you for giving me suggestions for those. :D 
Thank you so much! These tips'll really help me improve! :D 

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ryuki23 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
there is an option if i recall to edit the watermark. But IMO the best watermark is the one you make yourself. Just create a new transparent layer and place it somewhere subtle but clear enough so people can see it. A suggestion is to put it under the moon, that way if people steal it, they have a hard time to remove it but it doesn't get in the way since the buildings and the character is the main focus. 

ah i see, hmmm if then try checking out this piece Buildings , look at how the shadows melt from the building. However this is a bad example since this is a more detailed work but i hope this can help you out :>

You're welcome, glad to see the enthusiasm!! Keep up the good work!
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! I'll check out the settings for the watermarks and see what I can do. I may also have to create my own as well. 
Also, thank you for that nice example!! I try to gather as many references as I can. 

Thanks for the help!!! <3 
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LemonsGraphics Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I found your post through ProjectComment Group folder.  In this group you can give feedback on drawings to get your art featured!
Love this piece of work!  I love the use of colors, sometimes when you use darker colors it can be hard to differentiate the colors from one another while drawing it but you did a nice job doing just that!  I also like the highlights you put on the buildings.  
A couple small things that aren't a big deal but will perhaps make future projects have more of a realistic look.  Usually buildings don't have all their lights on so instead of putting yellow squares on each window, try throwing a few black ones in there.  Also maybe a little glow on the windows could look nice so you can really tell they are yellow because a light is on.  But really simple piece looks great either way :D  Well drawn.
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi there! I'm glad you found me on ProjectComment :D  

And ah yes- thank you so much for the feedback! You're right about the windows thing- in fact, I actually didn't think of that! I'm glad you like my piece and thank you!! :D 


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LemonsGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :)
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Codebreak33 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his expression! I can't tell whether he's lonely, serious or maybe both!
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! :3 That's exactly what I was aiming for :D 
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Codebreak33 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:D 
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Blue-Ape Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
Wow cool
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!  Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 4.10.44 PM by ThePurpleGriffin
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Blue-Ape Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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Galo27 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, but (and it is only my opinion) it would be nice if you use another color pallet, maybe something less bright or maybe sepia colors to reflect the time period and the mood of the character.  
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi, thanks so much! It may have something to do with the blend of the time period art I was playing around with (I wasn't sure whether I should stick with the 1950's bright, cartoonish palette or the 1920's sepia colors) and I'll be sure to experiment more with color theory and see what fits best! :) 
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Wolfboy1020 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you do.
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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IckleVoldiePoo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
I can definitely see the period in it, nice work. I'd recommend having the shadow/light bend with his body so it feel a bit more organic, but the colors work very well! Overall, I think you did a good job. =)
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! And yes- I'll be sure to experiment more with light and shadows. :D I think I was attempting to only use rectangular shapes to represent the light source so that's why it looks a bit more 2-dimensional than it should lol. Thank you so much!! :D  Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 4.10.44 PM by ThePurpleGriffin
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ArterialBlack716 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
i really like cityscape images so i'm going to like this by default :P

and this does make me more interested in the character's backstory! nice job on drawing him by the way, you're definitely improving with humans! :)
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :3 Glad you like it!  I'm also glad I finally reached that point- I mean I love drawing animals and anthropomorphic animals, but I'm seeking to broaden my scope a bit :D 
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SirusValleria Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes. you do.
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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grvmpy-gecko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's simple, but makes me feel for the character. Plus, 1920s-1950s themes are my favorite. ;w;
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it works- this guy's been through quite a lot.  And ah, same here! I'm trying to study them the best I can and integrate them into the film noir story I'm working on. :D 
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grvmpy-gecko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds cool! I have a problem with giving all my characters depressing backstories, wooh, I think I like them too much. ;w; They are just too interesting, I guess.

I'd kind of like to know what happened to this guy now though owo
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Same here, actually- I'm trying to have a balance of sad backstories and happy ones. ;) 
And yay! You'll find out soon! XD 
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grvmpy-gecko Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I watched you so I wouldn't miss it. :3
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :D  Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 4.10.44 PM by ThePurpleGriffin
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grvmpy-gecko Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's no problem. ^^ That's a very cute sketch, btw.
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:D
Oh, and thanks! XD 
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glibmonster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
At first I thought that it was the starting to a Panic! At The Disco song. Either ways, it's nicely done! I adore the shading and colors!
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :) I'm glad this little experiment worked out after all.
And you're right, actually! The title's actually the first line of the song "Death of A Bachelor" by P!ATD. I listened to the entire album while drawing this, and it helped me with the mood of the piece. :3
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glibmonster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
The atmosphere is great, you've made a great piece of art!
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!! That really means a lot! <3 
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glibmonster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
How did I not see this account before?! This is amazing!
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ThePurpleGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, I dunno! Thanks for the watch, by the way! I'm glad you're sticking around to see my stuff :D 
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glibmonster Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Of course!
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