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hello people of DA, I was working on this one for probably 2 hours, and there is just something wrong with it so i need your help.
I really don't want to give up on it, I think the thing in the middle needs to be pushed back a bit and maybe more things in the foreground, I just don't know.
so any advice would be VERY appreciated
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:icondave-simon:
dave-simon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Going through some of your old work and I just remembered how much im in love with your art. 
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thatnickid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


thanks man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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theblackpenny Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
what the white birds for? (in the middle)
the archway, ark thing in the background,, its literally in the background,, its not part of the monument..depth perspective
add bones
chains are wavy (strap that rock down,, not wavy chains :)
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Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like the foreground needs more depth of field and grounding/horizon symmetry. Hard to explain, I'm not an artist myself... 

I love the details on the pillar, and the overall look really caught my eye. Keep it up!
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:iconjozura:
Jozura Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lovin it, maybe add some smoldering skeleton on the sand in front of it
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:iconsedeslav:
Sedeslav Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Make sky dramaticaly darker and put sam crimson red highlights on a figure . maybe more red glow on a totem. ...btw descent and atmosferic work so far.
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:iconchensmart:
chensmart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Artist
cool
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:iconbabymordred121:
Babymordred121 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   General Artist
First off, I love this piece. I think that if you'd like to push the middle ground back, you should include more of a haze effect on the stones between the characters and the monument.
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:iconkymaldurie:
Kymaldurie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
It looks like the legs of a stone giant stand above the totem.
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:iconthatnickid:
thatnickid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stone giant?


It was suppose to be like a giant stone gate way
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:iconlindy919:
lindy919 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
First thought was to morph the pillar things in the background to giant/demon legs (with it's left knee behind the white birds) as if the magical runes were a prison for it. Does that make any sense?
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whaleofatale2012 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
This looks almost like a dimensional clock chained in place. The perspective on this piece is very much fish-eye. You can make this work to your advantage by adding some diagrams and charts, like you are looking through the camera of a robotic probe.
With the red design, it draws the eye immediately, but I'm not sure what it is. Are these imprisoning glyphs on the tomb of a demon? Is this arcane seals on a weapon of unimaginable power? Basically - is this fantasy or sci-fi? It could be both, with the current level of detail.
The arch looks like it is off-balance on the right side.
To make this a sci-fi or space opera-type image, you can add a large moon or Saturn-type planet behind the mountains.
The foreground needs some color to tie it to the point of focus. Some red would benefit.
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thatnickid Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:OOOOOOO
holy moly thats alot ahaha XD
well yer I did think this one was lacking alot of design theory ahahah man you have some nice ideas.
I was thinking about what you said and BEWM now I'm going to paint scifi cowbows with giant mechs in the wild wild west !!!
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FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think white birds in the distance doesn't work, darker would be better, and even a bit blurred. Otherwise this is GREAT! Maybe I'd put more birds way way off in the distance circling something. Also you can see on the big rising bent columns in the background some bleed of the pattern into the fog, at least it appears that way.

I really like this a lot mostly though and think you are doing a great piece.
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thatnickid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahah thanks but like pssssssssh did that's like ages ago..
Although if I go pack to it I will do it, I like the bird idea a lot XP
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FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a lot of good work on DeviantArt, I spent a good bit of time checking it all out.

Inspiring and cool!
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:iconthatnickid:
thatnickid Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww dude you have no idea what that means to me, thank you very much :)
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Fenris31 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Make the chains hang with the gravity. Add a llittle fog or dust. That could help.
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Brolken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Nice color
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parkurtommo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the perspective is what's wrong with it, the (I'm assuming) hill on the right makes it look like fish eye perspective due to the angle but then the background sort of fights with it.

The concept is really cool, so please don't give up on it!
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SeraphDoomwyte Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I agree with devastatic. Looks real good but needs more red :D
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SKy-2008 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
First of all: Epic as always. You could already say it's finished but since you asked for it:

I'd only fix some little details of the perspective. The coffin's seal is in the right place but the opening line doesn't fit that. It needs to be moved to the right so it crosses the circles center. And since it's a manmade object (or at least godmade ;)) it should have some more "soft" texture - at first I thought it was a plain rock...
Oh, maybe you also should fix that "frame" thigy in the bg. It's perspective doesn't seem to fit the coffin's.
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mrepicpony Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
maybe a close up from the back of a head in the left corner of the foreground?
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noside124 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
If you're going for what I think you're going for in this picture, you might look back at your "Storm Walker" picture. That had a bit more of a sense of depth to it, and I think making the tower a bit taller so that the red circle is more in the upper left quarter of the screen like the dragon's head in "Storm Walker" is, that might help too.

I've been looking through your gallery. I'm a fan.
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thatnickid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yer, thats my problem right there, that is suppose to be a coffin
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ShinoShoe26 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
i thinks it looks pretty solid bro. but i will think about it and see if i can think of anything
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:iconthatnickid:
thatnickid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks man
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noside124 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I don't know, I really like it as is. I guess the only thing I see as a problem is I can't really take in the tower and the figure in the foremost in the picture at the same time. Maybe moving the tower a little to the right would help.

It seems like you might want the scene to have a little more depth, in which case, pushing the tower back a little might help too. Perhaps you could make the ground on the left side of the image a bit steeper too, like it is on the right, but less so. If you did that maybe the shadows you'd have to place there could act as a leading line.
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devastatic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Very nice. Maybe add some red light?
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:iconthatnickid:
thatnickid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooh good, i might make the chains red hot kinda thing
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devastatic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I was watching this again.

It is very nice and I would consider it done.

But if I had to change something it would be the chains. They look very cheap if you compare them to other parts of the picture. Everyone of them is perfectly aligned to the viewer :) like in some old nintendo game.

Those pentagram things are also too sharp if you compare them to that coffin. But it could also be the magic that makes them so sharp :)
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