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Life Colossus: Play With Me by HowlSeage Life Colossus: Play With Me by HowlSeage
Have I ever done a DA contest before? I think this is my first...
Also, my first beastie thing, i think...

I tried my best on this. I started rather late, so I think I could do better. I may work on this more tonight, but right now, I'm alright with it. Not totally happy, but I gotta stop.

Hope you like.


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Edited 3 times now. Geez...i really am indecisive....
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Silvanteer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
the color mix makes this painting a spectacular feast for the eyes.
HowlSeage Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I love how you described it, haha.
benchi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sweet man! I like the circles on the body.
pound-key Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Marc-Antoni-Denham Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice work! :)
HowlSeage Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank u kindly
cmalidore Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really like this actually, the shapes all lead into one another in soft attractive ways and no one color dominates too much. Again though we run into some dynamic issues with conflicting saturation spots.... the brightest spots of the image get spread out and not pushed on just the focal point. Make sure you put strongest contrasts in deliberate spots for us to stop and focus on, and then areas of rest where we move the eye around would likely have values that are closer to each other on the ol value scale.
HowlSeage Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
damn... I wish I knew this earlier. This is some solid advice.
I was struggling very hard with this. Im not used to painting creatures of any kind. And i was smart enough to use almost no ref, when a little research could have gone a long way. My goal for this was to get in the top 25, just by being different, but I dont think thats possible anymore, haha. Ah well.
Yeah...if I concentrated all my more saturated areas on my creature, or even just an area, like the face or something, then this piece would have been much more sound, and felt more complete. I got ahead of myself. Im trying my best to control what I do, but theres always more to learn.

Thanks so much for taking time out like this to offer your advice! I am extremely grateful!!
cmalidore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
If it's any consolation, I mistakenly started a piece with no reference some time back and just got it smashed to bits in a critique. Happens to the best of us ;).

We're never done learning, keep at it :D.
Jaysa-Laser Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011   Digital Artist
its amazing
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