Fantastic work, I love your coloring style which is saying something since I don't usually like cel shading too much lately. I think you just have a really good eye for color.
I'm afraid I'm just going to be another voice shouting "OMG AWESOME!", but I honestly don't see anything to criticize. Whatever could need improvement about your work is sufficiently subtle that I have no idea what it is, lol.
Oh and great work on the snakes, they look so...snakey
i think we need LORD MASQUE now...
looks good, dig the classic style boots...
personally i would love to see some group shots with lush backgrounds or some covers or even sequential art out of ya...but, i'll continue to dig what ya do and your evolution as an artist...
keep it coming!!!
Your style is reminiscent of Sslohcin's. And that's good company to be in. I especially like that Faker reminds me of Bizarro. Like, He-Man's version of Bizarro.
thank you all for the feedback about both king hiss and my query about the responses in this thread! i appreciate the discussion--it's given me a lot to think about...
super-munkyboy: thanks dude--snake face will be coming up relatively soon, i've got him scanned in with some rough colors. i think about a hundred years ago i promised you that i would move whiplash up the queue, so i need to get moving on that too. i myself am definitely guilty of being busy/lazy when it comes to commenting on other people's work (i cleared out about 500 deviations from my watch list the other day!), so i totally get that. i'm lucky if once a month i have the time to sit down and post a comment about all the new fan-art that i like here on the org. as for what i'm looking for--i guess i'm not specifically seeking compliments versus criticism--i just want whatever people got. if they got crits, i'll take 'em, and if they got compliments, i appreciate 'em.
Karen_Leslie: that's incredibly generous of you--thank you very much Karen!
Patreek: thanks man! i figured king hiss was a faction leader, so he deserved a little bit more 'pizzazz.'
Galvatron: thank you!
Glass Shrimp: i appreciate it man!
skeletoncrew: as always thanks for your comments and your insights, man. you're right about pushing my art--however, i must confess that because i draw at work, and i work on my own graphic novel after hours, i tend to look at my motu/pop fan-art as something that i use to relax. unfortunately this does mean that i risk stagnation in some respects. i probably won't ever be able to make the time for a full-blown comic, but i want do something in the vein of the first few mini-comics which were actually mini-storybooks, when you think about it--one illustration per page, with the text at the bottom. what i have in mind is a relatively large undertaking that is relatively a long way off. however, until then, i definitely need to try some scenes or group shots. i do have a few roughed out, that i could start on...
BlueStreak: thanks for the input once again man. a cardback-style scene is a great idea--you and skeletoncrew have got the back of my brain percolating over this.
Ghost of Vapor: high praise indeed! Sllohcin is definitely someone who i look up to here on the boards, so i really appreciate the compliment. Specifically when it comes to color, i really strive to hit the level that he operates at.
As for the deviations...I can top that...3000...I just had to delete the ones I didn't like. Harsh choice, but it was the only way.
JITSU!!!! Thank the Elder Gods!!!!
DeviantART - http://super-munkyboy.deviantart.com
Commissions - [TBA]
keep 'em coming!!!
I like all your pics. Especially the ShadowWeaver, Shokoti, and King Hiss pics.
I've never seen that Shadow Weaver before.
skeletoncrew: well, i confess, i do love epics, though i prefer them when they are doled out in relatively self-contained episodes that are easily digestible without needing to invest in the entire deal.
Raakone: thank you! hope to see you around here more often!
Eamon: thanks dude!
and for today:
While Two-Bad was billed as a strategist, he was rarely played for anything but laughs. I think he has a lot of untapped potential, and if it were up to me, I would cast him in the role of a genius tactician, Skeletor's third-in-command (after Evil-Lyn).
Next character for this thread will most likely be Whiplash. Thanks for looking everyone--comments and crits welcome, as always.
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Just read the whole thread and you're The MAN! amazing pieces .
NOT QUITE MY TEMPO
Shadow Weaver is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent work.
PRO CLASSIC POP TOY DESIGN ELEMENTS BEING USED IN MOTUC TO COMPLEMENT THE FILMATION DESIGNS!!!!
I FULLY SUPPORT THE INCLUSION OF ILLUMINA IN MOTUC!!!!!
IF YOUR SICK OF WAITING FOR A LIGHT TO APPEAR AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, STRIDE DOWN THERE AND LIGHT THE BLOODY THING YOURSELF!!!!!!!
Fendi: thank you very much! hope to see you drop in regularly.
Angel-T: thanks, glad you like how she turned out!
I think 2bad might be my favorite yet. I love the expressions!
I like your take on Two-Bad. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks he's under-utilized.
WOOHOOO...alright...bout time i say.....
great to see the updates bootleg..and whiplash looks great....
Be apart of the "Gatchgrey and Royal-T present: the Bug-Shido Staction Character Contest"
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I agree, he looks awesome. Love the pose and the colors on this one.
thanks guys! feels good to get some MOTU out of my system after a long break.
Hmm..! I don't think I've seen that Shokoti before! Have you been holding out with her, all the time since last years Halloween, when we had the Shokoti-redesign, you?!
*Looks at date* Ooops! It was posted in January...
Love the King Hiss as well, there's a lot of dynamic in that pic.
Btw, seems like you're in a more classic state of mind right now, yes?
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Nice Whiplash - now we need to see your take on Clawful!