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Josh Sunga
Hey everyone! I'm one of the critiquers here on the platform. I just wanted to introduce myself and let y'all know I'll be checking up on here more frequently. I love design and everything concept art, so if you got any work to share or questions to ask feel free!
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Rubén Frutos
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Hey there again, Josh! There's a piece that I wanted to share with you and hopefully you can help me out with it. So I had to design a mermaid and paint a scene with it for class. I wanted to bring a different scope to the creature to what we're used to see, something like a giant sea creature that uses the shape of a woman as a bait for seamen. (I attached the creative process that I followed) My teacher says that I can push the piece to a better level but appart from maybe integrating the suckers better to the tentacles I don't really know what else to do (and he won't tell me xD) . I'd be grateful if you could throw some light in how to improve the piece. Thanks a lot!
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Josh Sunga
Hey again Ruben! I'm very fond of the siren idea in my own concepts- it's just creepy. Haha an interesting teaching method! I wouldn't worry too much about details at this point even though painting tentacle suckers are always fun. You can always improve upon a piece by painting it better but to take it to another level I'd focus on composition. I did a rough paintover. It's not pretty but I'm thinking of ways to clarify the initial read of the painting: 1. I really like the idea of the monster filling the water but it made sense for me to centralize the tentacles towards the siren. It gives us a nice flow and emphasizes the verticality of the piece. Another thing about tentacles is that they give us a lot of opportunity to make interesting negative shapes. (The more we pay attention to the quality of our shapes the stronger our compositions will be). 2. Rather than using the empty space at the bottom of the piece I put it directly under the sailor. This gives us room to put a few tentacles creeping just beneath him to create some tension for the viewer. Areas of rest are important but be mindful of where to place them. (Try to use every element of the composition to enhance the story/mood of your painting!) It could be a nice contrast to have the noise of turbulent seas above calm, slow moving tentacles in its depths. 3. I made the sky more gray and darker while keeping a few light shapes above, as if to say "there is little hope, and the sailor is moving further from it :)" The foreboding sky also allowed me to brighten the siren and bring more attention to her. (This all has to do with value structure- we can use it symbolically but more importantly it's what allows a painting to be seen clearly.) Also! Desaturating the sky will help you pop out key colors like the mermaid's hair- just another method of contrast. *One last note: I think if you focus mostly on painting the siren you can allow the the rest of the painting to be a little looser. It might even convey the movement of the ocean if you're mindful of it and start having fun with the mark making. Hope this helps! I also enjoy the first sheet of designs! (That's my favorite part of the process). If you have anymore questions feel free and have fun moving this piece along!
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Sonja Müller
This creature is so great, I would love to know it's story, because it seems to be a forceful tank creature but it also gives me vulnurable, tragic vibes. I love that it gets my imagination going. Hope to see more of your work and thank you for being here for the community.
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Josh Sunga
I believe someday I'll give it a story- and haha wow! I love that it can do that for you :) That's why art is so awesome! I'll be sharing more over time- and thank you for being so welcoming!
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Becky
Nice stuff, Josh!
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Josh Sunga
Thank you Becky!
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Shane Barton
Love it. Very tatooine.
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Josh Sunga
Haha! Love the comparison :)
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Rubén Frutos
I’m completely mesmerized by your brush work and value range. Also great shape design. Love it!
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Josh Sunga
Thank you Ruben, much appreciated!
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Mats Olsen
Awesome work, Josh! Looking forward to see more of your work!
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Josh Sunga
Thank you Mats! I look forward to sharing more!
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Kristian Nee
Robot.
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Jon Neimeister
Great work, Josh! Love the palette and textures :D
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Josh Sunga
Thanks Jon! I appreciate it :)
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Liandro
Awesome work, @Josh Sunga!
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Josh Sunga
Thanks Liandro!
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Christopher Lebreault
Hello Josh, and welcome to the site!
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Josh Sunga
Hello- thank you!
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TeResA Bolen
It’s nice to meet you, Josh!
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Josh Sunga
Nice to meet you Teresa!
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