Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here's a little something before 2010 rolls in. I wouldn't exactly call this a "personal piece" -just a little something I would do on work breaks. It started off as a creature and just kept expanding. There weren't any sketches or thumbnails - just kind of playing. I'm not sure if I am going to keep working on it, but if you see anything that could help the piece I'd love to hear it!

Also - I apologize but I had to add on that secret code box when you comment. I really didn't want too , but the spammers are slamming my blog!

Happy New Year - scott

all digital


Tristan Alexander said...

While I am not a fan of digital, I can still appreciate the picture. If it were mine, I would do a dark mountain or castle shape in the uper left hand background maybe going 2/3rds of the way across the background. Just a thought..

Laurghita said...

What secret code box ?!

Charles Valsechi III said...

Nice piece, definitely agree with the first post. Also the hand angle to sword angle of the main figure seems a bit off.

Scott Altmann said...

Tristan -thanks so much for the critique. Some good ideas there that I will have to consider. I really appreciate the effort and time to give and honest crit. It means alot to me.

Laurghita- haha -I just meant that word verification box that you get when you leave a comment :)

Charles - Cool, I'll definitely consider the revision on that. Again - I really appreciate the critiques. They are invaluable and each one helps me grow as an artist. Thank you!

anthony t w myers said...

very nice!! that guy on the left looks brutal!

Aly Fell said...

I love the composition here Scott. The eye is drawn just where it should be. I have to admit to being a big fan of your 'colour', and wish I had your sensitivity. What is also good is the consistency between your digital and traditional painting. I really enjoyed the little ink sketch earlier as well. Happy 2010!

NQ said...

Hey Scott!
Looking awesome dude, I really love the colours on this one...the guy in red pops nicely and the creature looks wicked! Nice Job.
I could see you using some compositional element to darken the upper left a bit... I was thinking menacing clouds or something would look good up there.

Happy New Year to you too!

Scott Brundage said...

Guy with my first name!

Love the image, and I agree with the suggestion of something to activate the upper left corner.

Only other thing I see that may need a second look is the foreground warrior's back. Something is a lil odd in his right shoulder's anatomy as it connects to the back.

I nitpick. But I love.

Scott Altmann said...

Anthony- Thanks man! Hope everything is going well these days :)

Aly - Happy 2010 to you too bud. Thanks so much for the kind words man . They mean volumes coming from you. And whatever--your color rocks! Talk soon!

NQ- Nigelicious! I like the suggestion of some dark clouds....that might work! Thanks so much man. I really appreciate the crit. Happy New Year my friend :)

Scott! Thanks for the crit man. Nitpicking is important! It's those little things that can add up and bring a piece down (or up) and prevent (or assist) it from reaching a higher level. I love the crit! I hadn't noticed the anatomy issue, but I see whatchya mean now. I probably should have taken ref...story of my life :) Hopefully I can make these changes before Spectrum deadline...I will try!
Happy New Year dude :)

jamie holmes said...

Nice work.

E.M. Gist said...

Nice work Scott. I run through your blog every now and again, but never leave a comment. So for what it is worth, I am digging the work.

Ryan Yee said...

That monster's ear wings are awesome!! Great job, I would of never guessed it was digital. It's also cool to see more personal art from you :)

Scott Daly said...

As always killer work. I'm digging the creature.

Scott Altmann said...

Jamie- Thank you!

Erik -thanks dude. Just popped on over to your blog for a visit too :)

Ryan- hey man! Thank ya very much. I wouldnt' consider this a personal piece - more to practice my commercial work ya know?

Scott -hey dude! Thanks so much. Looking forward to some new pieces from you :)