I’d love Feedback on my latest piece
I was hoping to get some feedback on a piece I've just finished.
Here is my piece for Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, featuring Spyro, and an Elder Dragon. I'd appreciate any and all feedback, but please feel free to share your work as well.
carriecopadraws last edited by
I love Spyro, what a fun piece!
Wings generally come out perpendicular to the body (that can be an arc depending on the flapping), so I think the wings could be rotated a bit, the back one more hidden, front one more vertical. Here are some Google image references of what I mean that are similar to the angle here.
@carriecopa That’s great, thank you so much!
I agree with the wings, I took the reference for them from a plane, rather than a bird. I think that’s where I went wrong (as there’s no motion in a planes wings).
Love the references you’ve given, I’ve added them for later
robgale last edited by
@adamshephard Nice work! I think your color harmony is nice, and I like the reds and purples world that you're working in. One thing I see is that Spyro is getting lost, ie blending in with the wing of the dragon, I want him to pop a lot more. It might be a matter of moving that wing in the back, or changing the value of Spyro vs. the dragon wing, or a combination of both. What I would be wary of is simply using a line of some sort of separate the two, it wouldn't be as strong as working out the value / color relationships of the different parts.
What kind of effect are you going for? Do you have any artists that you're using as inspiration / that you aspire to be similar to?
Cheers and nice work!
@robgale I thought about using a Gaussian blur on the Elder Dragon to make Spyro stand out, but I agree that it’s the wing placement that’s causing him to sit back more.
I was kind of going for a lineless picture, I’m inspired by Nicholas Koles work in terms of colour and values showing the variations in characters and adding depth.
Thanks very much Rob!
theprairiefox last edited by
I would agree with @robgale that the color harmony is very nice. One thing I noticed besides the wings is that the legs and tail on the Elder Dragon are not reading properly. It took me a while to figure out which piece was which. I think if you brought the tail up higher it would maybe clean it up. Put a little sky between the legs and tail.
Fun piece, it looks like Sypro is going for a fun ride!
That make sense, otherwise the tail and legs seem to merge into one.
I really appreciate all of these comments, I'm hoping to do another piece soon so they're all really helpful!
JeaneBean last edited by
@adamshephard I like the lineless quality to this piece. I especially like the shapes of the larger dragons head (haven't played spyro since I was a kid, sorry for not knowing the names) Perhaps apply a grayscale mask to this piece to see where you are getting blending problems- like spyro's face into the wing and cloud below him. I think there is only just enough value difference between the two that it is making it hard to see. Perhaps lighten the sky a little as well- I think that would be a fast fix to help the shapes jump forward. Really, if you can study and follow the form principle (found in Andrew Loomis books) that will really help. I think this piece is nice and would be even lovelier with just a bit more tweaking.
I did end up making some changes soon after but got to update. Thank you all for your help!
@adamshephard great improvement
Great improvement, love the expression on the little guys face!