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Thomas Tarkotta
Hi guys, a made a huge step in my digital painting skills and I'm really proud of m latest artwork. But to improve, I would appreciate when you give me some honest feedback. Thanks for your time. Thomas
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Liandro
Stunning work, @Thomas Tarkotta! Your digital painting technique looks very well executed, and this is an image that certainly looks powerfully attractive. Have you considered making more of these? I can picture this concept as a bunch, I think it could look nice as a series of paintings. In terms of feedback, I agree with pretty much everything @Tim Dosé pointed out (great critique by the way, Tim!) And there’s two little extra things that also called my attention: I feel like the the ear appears to be a tiny bit too much in side view, more so than the rest of the face; and I feel like the edge of the jaw shadows by the area close to the ear could be slightly softer so its connection to the neck would feel smoother. Hope this helps. Other than that, keep up the good work! Best regards 🙌🏻
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Thomas Tarkotta
Hi @Liandro , also thanks you for your kind and motivated words. I really appreciate it. Yes, I though about it to create a mini series. I imaginate to create 3 paintings in this style. I'm glad that you got the same idea. Thats means, that should not be a bad idea. ^^ You are absolutly right with your critique. Why I don't saw the hard shadow area before?! ;) With the ear, I will play a little bit around and see what happens. Kind regards, Thomas
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Tim Dosé
This is really lovely! You should definitely be proud of this piece. My honest feedback: - This is a solid piece. It has a style to it—it holds together as a statement. Long, smooth gradations with generally hard & firm edges. I like it. - The only really major critique I have is that her right arm appears to be missing, like a stump. - Check the perspective of the shoulders/dress vs the head/red band. The red band implies that the viewer is below and to the side. How do the shoulders relate to this perspective? It's such a strong suggestion that it makes me a bit confused what she's doing with her shoulders. Her torso would need to be tilted oddly to match that. Or else she'd need to be lifting her left shoulder, which she doesn't appear to be doing. - There's a lot of great subtle texture when I look at the larger original, particularly in the face and hair. Would love to see this carried through to the shirt. It feels a little plastic-y - The concave curve on the back of her neck might better if broken up - There's an absolutely masterful edge transition from hard to firm along the left side of her neck. Beautiful! It really implies an overlap. - Some of the other edges seem tentative. It seems like as the edges move away from hard you are less sure how to handle them. - There's some softness to the edges around the lips, but I think there could be more variation—from hard to firm and back again—as you move around the lips. I'd expect softer edges in the shadows. - The back edge of her ear is really hard. I'd expect some softness as the ear is rounded. It also draws undue attention because of the hard edge in combination with the value contrast between ear and hair. Also, the soft edges of the back of the hair imply the edge of the ear might be a little softer to match. It feels like there's a precedent of "further away = softer edges" that you could push. - Maybe try softening the edges of the dots on the shirt a bit Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
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Thomas Tarkotta
Hi Tim, I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much and also thank you for your kind words. You pointed out with your critique to something, I had never thought there where something off. I am goining to overwork the painting after christmas and I will post it here. kind regards, Thomas
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