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.: Green Swirl :. by Chernobylpets .: Green Swirl :. by Chernobylpets
Completed with Copic Sketch Markers and acrylic white paint.
finished size 24"x36"
Let me just begin with how amazing this piece is. I am thoroughly impressed that this was done with copics. Aren't those buggers amazing? The blendability really makes them stand out from others. I noticed that this was not a scan and was actually a photo taken from a camera. You did a great job of that, really. I'm sure the colors are much brighter in person and the detail even greater. The technique you used for this piece is very well done. It has great contrast and a good use of texture to define the different surfaces.

I really like how the background is a palette of greens and then you used the greens from the background as slight accents in the necklaces and the markings. It provides excellent contrast with the red/crimson/orange of the clothing and hair and it stands out from the rest with the movement. The only thing that doesn't noticeably stand out is the floating wing[?] behind him. It blends in with the background, but I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. Still looks great.

The only thing that disrupts the flow of the image, at least to me, is the main swirl by the face. The first thing my eyes traveled to was that swirl, and then the rest of the image. Now it may just be a trick of the image itself just because the edges are darker due to the photograph, but even if the rest of the image had the same light all the way around, it's still a bit distracting. With everything together the background also makes the image a little busy. Perhaps if the background had slightly less detail and was a bit lighter in areas. Your focus wants to be the person, not the background.

All in all I really like it. Definitely one of the more favorite copic pieces I've seen, as of late. Keep up the awesome work! 8D <3
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Alright, I'll try my hand at giving you an official critique. I think this is an amazing piece, and you have always been someone I have admired, so I hope I do your piece justice!

I think your coloring is amazing, you've done an amazing job with your color theory, keeping the colors dulled, except for his hair, bringing attention to his face. His expression is nicely done, and the pose goes along with his expression very well.

The biggest problem with it that I'm seeing is that his shoulder on the right seems too small compared to the rest of the piece. It looks like it should probably extend further, to near the edge of the page. I also agree with the others, the swirl by his head is a distraction from his face, and it disrupts the flow of the piece a bit.

On the other side of that, his hand is awesomely posed and rendered, and the clothing looks great! I think this is a great work of yours, and I'm excited to see more!
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ReggieTuesday Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I can't write an official critique, but I can do my best in a regular comment :)

As usual, the coloring is fantastic, especially in his hair and the highlights/shadows of his skin. I like the swirly background, although the big one to the right of his face sort of draws attention away from him, so maybe should be dimmer. His left arm (not the one resting on his knee) looks funny to me... I think that it is too short, and the shoulder's too far down. Other than that you've got a pretty wonderful piece of artwork here :D
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Submitted on
February 28, 2010
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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 27, 2010, 10:33:42 AM