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Great art-work you've done here. I'm shitty at art, thus here's a review:

So yeah, let's get to the good sides first. First of all, I actually like the effect you've used here (some sort of black and white). As opposed to your other drawings, this one includes much more background. Second thing is the statue and the wings (how the fuck did you manage to make both sides almost identical?). Last of all, the 'stars' in the sky. =P

However, this doesn't make your drawing perfect. First I see a bit of non-full lines...thus in my opinion you should make all the white lines a bit more in depth (ha ha, my eye-sight sucks). Another is the guy with the blade: his back seems quite messy since the figure of the guy seems to get mixed by the building behind. Last of all: inaccurate lines. The door at the bottom-left corner, for example, has unbalanced lines (get it?). The same goes for the window above the door and the few windows at the right side of the pic.

Overall, 3.5/5. Nice try on the effect and creativity, but not accurate enough to become a masterpiece. Good luck on your future projects!


MaartenC responds:

The dude's back is messy, because of the cloak he's wearing.
Other than that, you're right, the buildings need a lot of attention indeed.

Thanks for the review!

It's well done with effort, but there are a few massive cons.

First I'll say that you've done quite well (much better than I can) in (re)drawing this cartoon-ish human(?). The most basic of skills seem to have been used here and the eyes and forms appear accurate. There's little need to change accuracy of the shape as this one is already pro-like.

However, I instantly find an immediate con: the lack of background. What I mean by this is that the background is only white, and there's nothing special going on in the background. If you (at least) add a clear night sky behind the character then the drawing would appear much more 'full'. Adding at least a background can upper your overall score from the majority.

Another con: no color. I already know your situation atm as you've told me before, but you might want to filter in colors to the pic. Some people, including people that dislike black-white sketches, might provide low scores to non-colored pics, thus I recommend you to use some coloring material (I dunno, crayons?).

Next: no nose? Is the character supposed to have NO nose? I don't know the original character thus I can't rate this. However, I convince you to add a nose.

Last, shadowing on the cat appears foul as a section is darker than the other. I don't know if it's meant to be like that, but try to do the shadowing with the same pencil, method, etc. Don't alter methods as this can ruin your shadowing effort.

Overall: 2/5 stars. Not your best IMO,but not the worst. I believe you shouldn't rush the project. Obtain inspiration before you draw it; don't force yourself.


MaartenC responds:

Actually, she's supposed to lack a nose in this picture, since in the series, it's quite a 'wut' moment. You know, anime is strange like that :P

I did add some small color in the drawing, though it's very subtle (her hair). I will keep doing that, but I'll add a little bit more.

The cat is by the way supposed to be black, the darker section was an unfortunate mistake with the pen :(

Also, I'll add a background; very good idea.

Thanks for the elaborate review, I'll take my time for the next one.

Well tried, but not superior.

One of the main reasons why I feel let-down by this piece is that the form of the Hulk looks barely as a Hulk. If you planned to draw the real Hulk, then you should have extended the muscles. On this pic, I barely see huge muscles which are vital to make a Hulk. Even though the arm muscles seen plausable, the torso and stomach could use some widening and placing ABS (six-pack) within the stomach and a more realistic form for the torso.

The shoulder connection was not accurate (Hulk's left shoulder has an extra muscle coming out while its right doesn't). The lower left arm should look just like the right arm, and the upper left arm could use some re-forming muscles.

The purple pants seem extremely false. Remove the additional purple cloth zones that are not connected with the lower body.

The head and face seem ok; the body could use some work.
The background, I don't think it could use some change, since this aims at "comics".

If the body makes some dramatic changes, than this piece would be of higher rating.

--The Liberaten
--The Review Request Club

PlusPlusKid responds:

Thank you, I'll try with more detail in the body!

Ah yes, another great piece of art. ;)

To be extremely honest, I find NO FAULT in this piece of work at all. This is basically 97% perfect. The forms, perfect. The colors, very 3D-like and great.

However, I always seem to wonder what the wizard is actually doing. If you added a type of "energy ball" at the top right corner of the pic with some energy converting from the wizard to the ball, then it would be greater. Another alternative would be strong hail. *

Another thing, as in the Viking pic, is the white area. It's too much (heh, I personally don't like huge amounts of blank paper) but I guess it fits to be told to decendants (spelling) via oral tradition, such as telling them who the wizard was and that he did. **

So yeah, a 4 1/2 stars to a *bam* five star. You need NO change of forms, colors and background, but adding an extra object (ex: energy ball, hail) would make the piece greater.

--The Liberaten
--The Review Request Club

* if the wizard was doing a spell/magic attack, then this would look epic. Otherwise, there's no clue to what's the wizard doing (except if you add strong hail). :P

** the pic seems more suitable to be told as a legend, so I'm not gonna view the white area as a downfall.

samulis responds:

Ya, I think the white area is really the only issue. I had not thought of adding some sort of spell, I might try that, thanks. :)


I'm gonna start with the eyes, mouth, shell hair, which are well-drawn. There is no need to change those sections.

However, this PNG pic has little or no special attributes whatsoever. It would be smart to add many additional, minor objects to this pic. The back-ground, for example, could use a background of the beach and sea with some boats and surfurs, instead of a total red wallpaper.

On another view, the connection of the hands are not realistic. You can basically see the difference. The arms seem very unrealistic. I've never saw anyone with his/her upper arm slimmer than his/her lower arm. You should make them at LEAST the same size (in this condition, make the upper arm fatter/bigger). Also, adding muscles for the upper arms would be a good choice, since he says something related to a sport. Also, the colors are different. Convert the arm color into the normal body color.

Last, this turtle's torso and stomach seem extremely unreal. Re-construct it into a form that are equal to both sides, so you can have a good shaped torso and stomach. The stomach could also use some ABS (six-packs).

For the rest, good. A 2 star for this.

--The Liberaten.
--The Review Request Club.

PlusPlusKid responds:

Thanks, I'll add a real background better next time! I think I know another drawing I've done with one and will upload it now. :)

Nice painting.

I gotta admit, this pic gives the "futuristic" feeling that it's intended to give, as you've pointed out in the comments (2038).

This work has focused massively on both major and minor forms. The forms, themselves, are close to perfection. The coloring was not perfect, though, since you could easily see areas of the painting that are re-painted, such as the bottom left area of the pic.*

I've liked the colors themselves but the forms' position could use some re-forming, such as the leg sticking out to the wall. It feels more as it's being bent on the out-curve.**

For the rest, perfect. However, I've felt that the "rain" or "snow" (whatever it is) doesn't seem fully real at the top right area. Maybe making it strike one direction due to strong winds would be good.

For the rest, good job. A 4 1/2 stars, so a vote of 5. The only important thing lacking is proper quality of the color strokes.

--The Liberaten
--The Review Request Club

* It appears that some areas have been stroked more than once on the same spot. Due to that, it'll look un-realistic. Could use some one-perfect-stroke to make it realistic. I know this might be hard.

** The leg appear to bend a bit (the beginning goes normal but goes suddenly a bit right as the leg reaches its end). I don't know all leg forms, but I believe it could use some straightning.

Lintire responds:

Yeah I'm really trying to work on using using flow and not opacity to operate values, nice to know that it wasn't too noticeable. And yeah, completely right!

I should probably just have used a rain brush and built on top of that. (also thanks feedback cheerio toodleloo)

Beautiful piece of work!

Honestly, this work is almost perfect. The forms of the objects are extremely accurate, the colors were old-themed and water-like, and it certainly looks medieval (spelling?). The colors used here fit perfectly for the Viking theme. This piece definately grabs the medieval part of this pic (and in particular the village you've aimed at). I would hang this piece on my wall in my room for the medieval feeling.

I noticed just a little 3D effect when I zoomed in on the pic. This is a nice effect.

The only downfall I personally found was the surrounding background (the old-themed white area around the medieval pic). I think it would have been better to reduce the amount of white paper on this for the pic to grab more *attention* from viewers for the pic in the center.

For the rest, good job; a 4 1/2 stars, so a vote of 5.

~The Liberaten
~The Review Request Club

*attention* the amount of view the viewer uses on a certain spots. The more on the blank spots, the worse.

samulis responds:

Thanks for the review, I just didn't want to cut too far into the transition. Medieval is indeed the right spelling.

Nice and epic.

This drawing looks epic, it looks really realistic and very...evil and dark, which I like. (That sort of feeling). I noticed a few "unfinished" areas and I'll point them out.

1. Shadows. (minus 1 point)

Yes, the dark shadows aren't as perfect as possible, but I'll have to admit that you did a great job on this. Maybe you could have shadow some more and make it look even better? It's your choice.

2. Left side of the pic. (Neutral)

I see a white zone on the left of this drawing, which is something I dislike. But since your scanner isn't perfect, I will not count this as a con.

3. No color. (Neutral)

I would really like it if it had color in it. This is, indeed, very hard, but maybe you could continue to work on it and make it look SUPER in color. It depends on your choice! Since it's really hard to add colors (or you don't want to) I'll not count this as a con, either.

So overall, 9/10 (aw, I can't vote) and I'm hoping for a colored version. :P Or a new drawing. :) Then it would be great!

~The Liberaten

MaartenC responds:

First, thank you very much for your review.

I know that the shadows haven't really worked out as good as I liked them to be, especially around the mask. That's indeed the scanner's fault.

I might make a colored version later on... That is, if I can bring myself to it. The girl has white-ish hair to begin with, but the eyes... and the gloves... mask... Damn that will be hard.

I did indeed leave that white, more on purpose than that the scanner failed. I CAN fix that, but I'll leave that for another drawing... I've got lots of more ideas!

Again, thanks for the review and I'll keep your review in mind for the next drawings.

EDIT: fixed pointer 2 for ya.

Link looks like a girl.

It really looks like that. You gotta make him look much more mature.
PS: his nose has to be more pointy.

lulles responds:

Thank you for the 10-score, but I must say that it's my art and I will draw Link whatever the way I want, be it making him look like a girl or giving him a potato-like nose.

(kalp, klap)

Hoe maak je dat eingelijk? Of is dit een foto?

thies responds:

Haha, dankje. Nee dit is geen foto, ik heb het in Photoshop gemaakt.

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