I'm not sure if I'm happy with colouring (I aimed for a more grey-ish look, but it turned out excessive green). If anyone can point out what is feeling wrong with it, it'd be much appreciated.
It's not a secret I enjoy Argonians very much. So far that I've fucked with some dev's heads for more lore and speculations. So, there, have an argonian witch. Any ideas what she'll be brewing? Potion? Poison? Soup?
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Or maybe a little later. I don't really pay attention to release dates.
I'm not familiar with The Elder Scrolls. However, I am here to appraise the art itself.
I am especially taken with the background and foreground. You've truly managed to capture the atmosphere of the environment, making the marsh environment of the marsh and swamp areas that these beings dwell in come to life. This is especially prevalent in the mist surrounding the entire terrain, translucent, not as thick as pea soup, yet not so thin that we can see everything. The trees are exceptionally gnarled and twisted, along with the shading on them to make the foliage appear ominous.
This entire environment gives off an air of menace. I wouldn't call it flat out evil. This character, from what I can deduce, doesn't seem to be evil, just that they're doing their job. Given their race and line of work, it's understandable that they would work in a harsh environment. You've further enhanced this harshness, making it appear splendidly dark, even sort of gritty. Wonderful on that.
But what of the character? I really can't find anything to be critical on. The angles, proportions, shading, and perspective are all drawn so masterfully that I am in awe of it. It's not often I find something this tantalizing to the eye. Even if I'm not a fan of The Elder Scrolls, good art is good art. Excellent job.
I'd say you've done your job well enough. And if you want my recommendation, this character should be brewing something to trade on the docks in exchange for a favor. That's just me making a logical deduction. Draw your own conclusions from that if I'm correct. Welcome to The List.
Truth is, I'm a bit disliking the colouring at the moment. Something feels very wrong with it to me, but I just can't put my finger on it. Was hoping this group would let me find it :>
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I hope you don't mind my input, despite the fact that I feel overwhelmed by your art skills.
I have to say that it really does look like an Argonian. I love how you lit up her face, it makes her look mysterious and interesting. To be quite honest, I never liked the Argonian race since their physical attributes were not very attractive to me, but you've managed to change my mind.
As for the colors, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. If you want to achieve the grayish color that you mentioned in the description, you might have lower the saturation to give the effect that you wanted. Though, I must say that it is just an hypothesis. I think the main reason why it somewhat lost its grayish color might be caused by the fog that surrounds the Argonian. It probably would have helped to have a darker surrounding so that it doesn't cancel the gray in your colors. Though to me, the color scheme is very nice. I love the fact that even the environment has green in it, and your Argonian blends into the background like it was its natural camouflage.
You managed to give a great scaly texture to her body while keeping it smooth, which seems to be a very hard task to accomplish. The way you drew the clothes that she wears is impressive to me, since it's one of my weaknesses when it comes to coloring or even drawing.
I wish I could see how you worked on this piece, so that i could learn a thing or two from you. Could you maybe make a process version of your art pieces next time and link them in your description?
Also, I apologize if my comment is a bit strange to read. I am not very used to leave messages on here, nor am I used to write so much in English.
As for processes, I usually post them in my profile via things like this:
And I'm working on some timelapse videos, but I'm lazy with them and have some troubles converting. However, I've just got a channel here where I livestream my drawings, that might be something you seek: picarto.tv/kevintheradioguy Unfortunately, in the first half of the day by EST. Lat time it was 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..
I think the only way for me to get better at writing in English is by trying. I was not expecting you to write in French either, but that's nice of you to think about it.
I believe that the only reason why I am so nervous at writing is because I can't stand when I make mistakes or misspell things (I guess I could say I'm a perfectionist)
My timezone is also EST, so it should not be a problem... Though, I can't be there to watch, since I work during the day. Though I'll check out your processes and see what I can get out of it. I'll watch you, but you should watch me too! <3
I'm from Europe, actually. Was born in a country where there are two languages there, and another two unofficial, of ancient native tribes some zones speak in. So I'm used to switching to fit the person's preference.
I'm not sure I'll always be doing streams in the mornings. You can get the idea, I'm closer to Greenwich time then to East Pacific one, so it's around 4 or 5 a.m. when you get back from work. But it's worth checking. Since I have a lot of subscribers from Canada and the US, I will try to be online for them too.
As for watching someone - I don't force anyone to subscribe. You just mentioned you wanted a process, and I'm telling where you can see it. I'm not in a market, after all, right, I'm not bargaining
Your work took me to another place with such kind of characters: place full of magic and adventures.
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I really like this pic (which might have something to do with my love of reptilian races in Fantasy) and I will gladly submit the comment that Thou so dearly craves!
Firstly, you have done an impressive job on giving the mist a realistic look and feel. It isn’t easy to make good weather effects in art, whether it be the reflections of sunlight, the ripples in vegetation by wind, or mist, and I’d say mist is one of the most difficult of all to make realistic.
The design of the Argonian is solid, his/her face (it is hard to tell with most reptiles) looks concentrated and thoughtful. It’s not easy to draw expressions on nonhuman features, so your success in making a believable facial expression on the character is extraordinary.
The garb looks great with all the details, skulls, belts, feathers, and furs and such, that give a good ‘tough and crafty survivor’-feel to the character. The basket could contain all of the things you’ve thought of. Some could be food, some of it could be medicinal herbs, and some might be poisons used in hunting or war (curare, for example – I’m assuming that this location is in a tropical climate, which fits reptiles the best).
The house in the background fits in well with the water-logged environment, and I like the designs that you have given the plants. They have an exotic yet believable look.
Are the red steaks in the character’s face natural coloring or is it tribal facepaint? The only thing I could complain about is that there doesn’t seem to be so many leaves on the trees, but that feels like a very minor detail compared to how much you have done well. Cheers!
I had a feel the colours are somewhat wrong here, though.
Those red things are probably tribal facepaint or painting fro some ritual
The coloring really stands out cause its dark and rich of vegetation. Though not without a price of having a dangerous looking background <3 It looks amazing