EDIT: Those who are mentioning the critique below, I wrote an article about giving and receiving critique that might interest you garretaj.blogspot.com/2013/05/…
This is art you would expect in a comic strip, with no contrasting patterns from panel to panel. You haven't included fading due to age, that you would expect, even some dirt, paper flying... but because you included faded lines due to the speed... the far off detail of industry to the left and metropolis to the right... I have given you an adequate Deviation rating
Good luck with all your future pieces.
I would suggest that always before you create, you think to your self... what do I want my painting to say. How can I show movement, so that it is not just a still frame, but a frozen action/encounter/happening. Why am I painting this, what do I want from this
I believe I get the jist of the image. It's a reactor, either releasing a huge amount of energy or possibly receiving it from space, and the person in the foreground is racing towards it to avert some sort of impending disaster.
I have to say I am confused about the contrasts of various parts of this image however.
Is the viewer stationary or moving along with the flying bike? (skydoo? hover bike? air speeder?)
Various buildings have what appears to be motion blur, but the lower half of the picture has none anywhere. Also, buildings/objects farther from the viewer should have less motion blur than ones closer to the viewer.
If it were steam/dust from a shockwave, why is that one smoke stack on the left lazily blowing out steam/smoke? The image is not washed out anywhere enough to be glare from the vertical energy beam either. If it were tunnel vision from speeding towards the platform, it's too broad and you have some work to do to narrow it to be more tunnel-like, and not all parts of the picture have it. (eg. bottom and most of the right)
There is debris kicked up or shed by this bike yet no apparent source for this debris. It's not only within the engine exhaust, so did the bike just jump off of something? It might be helpful to have that within the edge of the picture if so. If it didn't just jump off a ledge why is it there?
The level of the roofs along the right is also higher than the roofs/ledge along the left but you can apparently see the rooftop on the right, but not the left.
The ship on the right looks out of place to me too with no motion, as though it's an old aircraft set up on a pedestal like they do at military bases. It's possible it's just hovering, but some of the buildings immediately around it have some motion blur.
Lastly is that a catwalk (sans rails) of some sort on the bottom right? If it's a ship platform the grid pattern needs to be much finer (for distance and people being able to walk on it), or larger (if it's only meant to dock ships and not have people walk on it), because it looks like an out of place catwalk thrown in because you didn't know what to put there.
There is a wonderful level of detail here, something I struggle with making believable constantly, but there is too much mis-matched scaling and conflict of details, along with confusing blur lines, to not be too distracting for the story you are trying to tell with this picture.
This is f-ing flawlessly epic!
However, as the artist stated that he tried of working on it so... I couldn't ask for more.
Here is what I would love to see in the image but it may not necessary to make this a perfect work. It's just my own liking.
I'd love to see the details of this futuristic building.
I'd love to somehow look close to what task she is going to do.
I guess it's 1 minute 45 seconds left to reach the target but what's next?
But I feel that the artist may not feel relaxing of doing it. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Because of the artist's other work he simply nailed it! He may be rush into finish it.
I still love to see your next move. Keep up good work man.
In all honesty, I think Mr. Pretentious up there was right to an extent. This piece does seem a tad flat. I mean, rationally, I understand there's movement, but I can feel it, you know? Admittedly, I'm not talented with movement and action either, but I think you could have used some ideas offered in the critiques. Maybe have some papers, dust, smoke, blurred lights, etc, to show more motion in the piece. Also, the girl could be leaning forward further to show how much she wants to get there. Also, I think you should have blurred the lines a bit more at the bottom of the laser-ski. I'm sorry, but I do think there's something, that I personally find hard to discern, that's sapping this piece of some of it's life.
However, your use of detail is amazing. It creates such an awesome mood and environment with the colours you chose and the style. And I'll mention detail again because everything is manufactured to the point where I could almost touch it. Another thing you used real well is lighting and shadow. I think the lasers, sunlight filtering through dust motes and properly drawn shadows (you have so much patience to do that) add a whole new depth to this piece. Did I mention I like the colour scheme and all the little details? They're so gorgeous, and blend in so well.
Ooh, I think I put my finger on it. I think the perspective of the city makes this piece look less action-y and more flat. Maybe, if you have time, try narrowing down the edges of the city so the bigger buildings fit under the bridge and it gradually fades from downtown to suburb (I'll attach a picture about what I mean). And maybe make the buildings look a bit further away. Furthermore, I just noticed, your sky is so dynamic; those clouds....
I hope this helps, and I hope it doesn't come off as rude.
Oh, and rating: 4/5
Aaaand I couldn't find a CC picture. Well, you know the cliche cityscapes? The ones that start off flat, gradually get bigger, peak in the middle, gradually get smaller, and get flat again? That's what I mean.
Thanks a bunch.
It think the technical term for them is "bullshitters"
I must apologize if my standards are low or I am easily impressed, but this is a great image. Certainly rough in some areas, but the point is certainly made. Fast stuff!
It has that "Endless Road" Feel to it
The skyline setting and all that reminded me of Mirror's Edge.
Stuff feels like its going fast!
Does your drawing have life and energy? Yes. Does it have the sense of bigger backstory going on? Yes. Does it have the motion, the subtle color balance? Yes. Does it have the 'wow effect'? Yes. Is it drawn just to be farp material for 15 yrs old 'digital artists'? Hell no. It's an excellent artwork, truly deserving 'art' to be put in!
Where it's not such a good thing to never listen to feedback I'm in a position to try and weigh everything. But my personal opinion is that this critical attitude can be a very unhappy way to live your life. (this doughnut is terrible, I ate it and got crumbs all over my car and sugar all over my hands. At least it was sweet and fluffy otherwise I would have thrown it out the window. 2 Stars)
There's nothing wrong with trying to enjoy things for what they do right. At least initially. (I loved this sweet and fluffy doughnut; I would even say it's finger licking good. It's definitely worth suffering a few crumbs in your car. 4 Stars)
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