I really like the ''Style'' you drew this picture, it really gets the focus on the lighting beam and the nicely detailed wings. What i also like about this picture is the detailed armour especially the helmet!!. it got really awsome details. I hope you put more detail in the lighting beam tho. maybe some glowing effect around the arms? anyways i think this is a really nicely drawn picture who really needs more crits. i hope you will upload more of these kind of pictures (i really like your style)!
Well, although a wonderful piece so far, there are strange depth differences with the layers, specifically the back. Also, some effects and textures you applied seem floaty, and don't seem more of glass, energy, or metal; a great example of what I mean would be the shoulder, with the armor itself and the energy conduit or metal engraving. The wings themselves are pleasing to the eye, but as with many scifi photoshop artists, some of the metal components look disconnected and inconsistent, really drawing away from the many things you did well with on this image. The biggest issue with this has to be the back and the hindquarters. The back looks completely disconnected from the rest of the body, almost as if it's a separate entity completely. Honestly, this has it's share of great points and glaring errors, but I am sure that the final product will be excellent, looking back on your previous projects. Keep up the great work!
This is turning out spectacularly, at least so far. But looking at it in every way I could, the backside of the armor looks... Flat. The left of the creature/suit's back seems to drop off from what's in the foreground pretty substantially, and I would recommending rendering the two sides to achieve a visible flow between them. The armor plating on the... Butt, for lack of a batter term in this case, like the back, just needs a little lighting work, to achieve the sense of thickness and depth that you have in the foreground. I'm looking forward to seeing the finalized product! Keep up the good work!
Agreed, I keep looking at this one and the only flaw that I can see so far (since I freaking LOVE this piece, and I am now following your work) is the left side of the back. It almost looks like two different people standing very close together. I think it's because of the two different colors: more red tone on the left and more blue tone on the right. At first when I looked at it I thought the character was standing perfectly profile. It doesn't quite click for me that it's the same thing yet. But like I said, no other critiques. This is simply brilliant. You're the type of artist on here that makes me want to build myself up from scratch as an artist.
OMG I love this so much, the grey color with the pop of highlights, looks amazing. It is a WIP? I like it the way it is I think! I love the style, the composition is solid, anatomy is fine. Love that motion blur / sharp areas to draw focus. Adding a little more detail maybe in the torso would be a nice feature, show off your awesome Armour design!! ;D Well done, and keep up this amazing work!
Haha thank you! Probs one of the best comments I've had in a while I'm glad you like it. Yea it is a WIP but I still feel I can really improve on it so I'm defo gonna spend some more time working on it. Also saw you're from NZ (high fives' you).