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What I really like:


  • Great attention to facial detail and good contrast in the eye sockets.
  • Excellent contrast between skin and flame colour.
  • The subtle skin texture works great and the skin is well blended.
  • The eye is especially well done with the light reflex and nice slit shape.

Areas to improve:


  • The moss you used on the base doesn't strike me as very naturalistic.
  • The scars/markings could stand out more against the skin. Maybe some dark lining would make them pop more.
  • The jewel on his braces doesn't look very convincing. I think you need more dark areas. That said, it works as a precious stone.
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12 hours ago, Peithetairos said:

Areas to improve:


  • The moss you used on the base doesn't strike me as very naturalistic.
  • The scars/markings could stand out more against the skin. Maybe some dark lining would make them pop more.
  • The jewel on his braces doesn't look very convincing. I think you need more dark areas. That said, it works as a precious stone.

The moss wasn't meant to be naturalistic. I painted them funny colors, after all. I was aiming for a stone more than a jewel. But I understand and accept the criticisms. I wanted to line the markings, but I spent a little too much time playing around with the flame colors figuring out what I wanted, that by the time I was done with it, I had run out of time and patience, ha.

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