Five eyed, five armed, five legged, rhinoceros headed, fur covered, Oz


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    Just noticed a mistake! - amazing how seeing it on the forum has the effect 🙂 I had shaved the fur back from the right side of the face (our left) to allow for more features to show through but neglected to make the change on the other side - I think there should be a change to the shape of the fur above the brow on the other side to mirror what is happening on the near side... i'll work on that.


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    Your portfolio is looking really good. You need to get some more color pieces up..... colored Wizard of Oz story with all those characters you designed would be awesome....



  • i think this is one of my favorites from the series. i love the brooding sense of it.


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    @evilrobot Thank you William - i agree about needing more color pieces for sure - i have committed myself to illustrating the Wonderful Wizard of Oz with only these strange portraits and possibly a couple spot illustrations and in black and white (possibly green tinting for just the five versions of Oz...not sure about that yet...leaning toward not at the moment) On the one hand i feel like i am spinning my wheels because i'm not really adding any value to the portfolio site with new Oz pieces and on the other i feel pretty good about the project itself. This project was my answer to losing the 3rd thursday challenges - but i think you are right to point out the need for more color and i should be working on color as i go - i was thinking of possibly doing the 50 items challenge when i was done with all of this - but maybe i will start sooner and make it a color piece - anyways thanks again for the feedback!
    @MirkaH Thank you Mirka! That is just the feeling i was shooting for 🙂



  • Wow amazingly done!


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    @Naroth-Kean Thank you so much Naroth! It is always great to see you back on the forum!


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    5 limbs is quite an odd detail of anatomy to deal with, you did it amazingly! Bravo!


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    @Sarah-LuAnn Thank you! I really appreciate the kind words. There was definitely a bit of a struggle with where to rest the middle arm/hoof thingy - i'm glad you think it turned out well! - thanks again



  • Beautiful work, amazing anatomy. Ironically (as you critiqued my values) I'm gonna just give my two cents about YOUR values 😃 No it's just a little thing, really. The lighting feels like it's a bit..well..everywhere. And there is so much detail in areas that should not really be commanding attention. Perhaps you could render those areas ( towards the back, the arm) with less texture? And you could reduce the amount of contrast in the fur in those areas. That would really help to draw the eye to his face, because right now I feel overwhelmed by the evenly dispersed detail and overall high contrast.


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    @Perrij Thank you for the feedback! I just put the beast through the cutout filter and i see what you mean for sure

    0_1486891186144_filtered beast small.png



  • I'm going to start calling you the cutout man


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    @Perrij That sounds fair - it is a trick that @Lee-White shared ..possibly in the forum?.. on how to see if your values are working - if the image is lost when it it converted into cutouts then there are definite problems with the image - takes a bit longer than squinting but it doesn't tire my eyes out 🙂



  • Haha, it's definitely a good trick, I know I've seen it before too. Silly of me never to use it. But I think I'll start following in your footsteps now. (While still calling you the cutout man. It's catchy.)


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