This is one of my experiments (or attempts) with the theme “Amabie”. A creature of Japanese folklore.I’m sure I need to work more in some areas,
especially looking for references, but, after so long looking at it, I think I managed to get a little satisfied and I believe it is already working.
phuuhh spechless… This is an astonishing and very unique work I’d say.
I’m with Jeremiah, this is stunning.
same this is brilliant
This is great work. Could just use a tiny bit of sharpening I guess!
This Looks super Cool!!
I like how ethereal it looks, almost like it’s hair is made from wisps of mist and cloud.
though the beak kinda makes me think of an Oceanic Plague Doctor
I applaud you for a Job well done
. . . I’m just gonna leave you this cake as reward
thanks! this cake arrived at an excellent time, because I had the cup of coffee in hand
True, I can also imagine the Plague Dr. and that makes a strong connection with Amabie.
(the idea that Amabie represents in the current pandemic)
I was thinking about making Amabie’s hair based on sea jellyfish. So, I need to work a little more, get more references
I also have this feeling. Would you like to suggest an area to be worked on more?
At first I think of ‘hair’. For my idea was to do something close to a sea jellyfish.
Excellent texture work throughout, nice job!
At first glance, the whole focus is on the light. If you wanted this, good. I think I would try to get tiny little reflections in the eyes and make the arms a bit better readable. A tiny edge light would make it easier to understand and to read. But who am I to tell you what to do, first I should to these things better myself. Haha.
Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment. It was intentional to leave the creature in the mist, steam or as something ethereal. BUT that was also a kind of shortcut, a way to solve everything more quickly. From the head, what mattered most was that the beak could be seen clearly. That’s why I didn’t care so much about eyes (as much as I wanted to :D) Now, from your comment, I can see better that the light doesn’t fade gradually in a more natural and studied way.
May I ask how big, pixel x pixel the image was when you painted it?
3053 x 4239 (300 ppi)
(I usually start my drawings with conventional sizes like A5, A4 … but some drawings can end up in unconventional formats/size)
Thank you very much for the reply. I think that would gag my current setup but I am getting a new rig soon and this information will give a starting resolution to experiment with.
you are welcome!
My hardware is already outdated (it is a 2013 computer) it is still possible to work smoothly, but at times there is irritating slowness, as I use an HDD. Equipment prices are quite expensive here in Brazil at the moment. So, I don’t even know when I’m going to invest in a new PC or SSD
Good luck with your new setup
I’m using my daughters laptop from 2011 and the screen can’t be put down lol. I sincerely am always grateful for everything. When I did that Leonard charcoal picture at 2000 pixels or so it was painful, like dragging the brush through mud.
AMAZING. i love the tones :0
uau, I can imagine. And I also realize that you have a lot of patience, something that every good artist has.
thank you! I think I can say that it is a ‘mono_tone_painting’