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Dagon by TatarskiSkandal Dagon by TatarskiSkandal
'been reading Lovecraft latelety. So I figure might as well start a series of Lovecraft inspired pieces. Here's the first.
Dagon!
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MirroredPurity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't have a problem with the water. I feel that you added your own flavor to the painting. It has a more impressionistic touch. When waves crash, they do tend to curve a bit, but I'm not one to nit-pick over details and write a whole novel about what a painting should or shouldn't do. :giggle:
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TatarskiSkandal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think ~jeshields is right about many things. Noone said road to success will be easy and short. but thanks for the defense:) 
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jeshields Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The water is not acting like water but rather more like brushed/sprayed paint. It should look more misted where it is spraying everywhere. Your clouds have little form. That's good in some places, especially the distance. It works on the left where it appears more dispersed but not so much on the right. The structure pieces on the right look more slapped on rather than placed in the scene. They all appear practically on the same plane with little change in size, focus, and color to create the illusion of depth. The waves on the right all appear on the same plane and create no illusion of depth. There is very little variation in them. Your light sources appear to be all over the place. There is no light dispersion/saturation in your water. With how bright your sky is, the scene looks very dark. Less black is more. Get away from black and use dark colors from the scene. Watch your bounce light and use it more. You asked for critique in Crimson Daggers, so I hope these things help. I don't claim to have them all mastered myself and am growing as well, so I am sure there are others who could critique this even better.
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TatarskiSkandal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok thanks. I will take those into consideration in the next one. If I have any escuse - it's that I painted sea for the first time, but well it's still an excuse. Thanks for the critique!

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jeshields Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. My suggestion would be to do studies of something before you paint it for the first time. I hope you revisit this theme and I look forward to seeing your growth.
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TatarskiSkandal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks - and the same for you!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here via Daggers.
I simply love it.  I don't honestly know how to tell you to improve other than maybe the left of the image around the monsters arm the dripping water looks a little less focused compared to the rest.  But that's honestly me trying to pick something to crit about.  Also there's no real clear light sauce for this piece.  But I wouldn't change it unless you really wanted to render it up more.  But I think it's a fantastic concept piece ~ in my opinion :)
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TatarskiSkandal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind words!:) about the non focused water - yeah I kinda wanted to blur things out of the focal point. Maybe I overdid it. About the light source - hmmm - I went for mood, but thanks!:)
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in that case.  Fantastic job all round :D
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TatarskiSkandal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Cheers:)

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