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Requiescat In Pace by VonStreff Requiescat In Pace by VonStreff
A 5 hour piece using the standard photoshop brushes (chalk and soft round). The colours and lighting were the vital thing for me to practice here, as well as conveying the mood and materials accurately. The bullets, leaves, and shadows are nice details.

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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I really love what you did with this, wonderful concept!!
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VonStreff Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
You're very welcome!!:)
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QTroubadour Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pretty stinking awesome. The mood is definitely the main point here, and it's strong. Between the brooding lighting and the magnificently scaled trees they seem to combine into a sense of profound loss, the bullet cartridges strewn about the base hinting at the tragic story behind the marker, which is driven home by the backward glance of the soldier who we assume constructed the marker. In short, I'm in love with the composition.

On a critiquing note the helmet does seem a bit out of place here. It looks like it just came out of the factory and got jabbed at with a pole. Perhaps making the dent a bit less regular would help it look more like a battle mark, although it might be fine how it is. Mainly, I think the helmet could use some good scuffing, scratches and at least some dirt and grime smeared on it here and there. Something to help tell of it's long and painful life that it surely shared with it's owner. The ripped netting is a good start, though; I really like that touch. Maybe a bit of debris stuck in the netting would help it look used as well.

My other critique point would be the wooden post. The texturing is great, although it doesn't really seem to have much form. I'm kinda conflicted here because you did great with the lighting and gave it a lot of dimensionality, but it seems more like a single plane with that form over it instead of a rectangle. Giving us just a tad of an angle on it would let us see a bit of the side and suddenly give it depth and showing a of the back at the shredded ends would be great as well.

The only other thing I can see is perhaps too much detail on the soldier's face? I think we may be spending too much time trying to pick him out. The lighting you have just sets him up to have his face cast in shadow for the most part like your work on Ned Stark. The shadows across his face might also speak well with the mood.

Again, I feel bad for spending so much time critiquing this awesome work. I really love this piece; the mood is almost overpowering and really pierces me. It's got fantastic composition, awesome lighting and a great environment. Really, a super great job with this. :D
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VonStreff Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All very good points! :) Interesting observation on the face. I was painting it solely on it's own, with little regard for lighting or the surrounding environment! A mistake I will never do again, thank you so much for pointing that out. I love how the story can be read so well, thanks! :D

Very good points on the helmet too, it does look very new and the dent artificial and unconvincing. Man, your critiques are BOSS! Cannot thank you enough good sir, enjoy the feature in my journal. :)
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QTroubadour Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, no problem. It's amazing how much faster we learn when there's someone to help point out what we ourselves may have trouble seeing as the artist knows how it looked in their brain, although flipping the canvas while in progress really helps with that. Anyway, I highly value any critiques I receive so I try to do likewise. :)
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VonStreff Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
High-five for flipping the canvas. That is undoubtedly one of the best tricks in painting. Thanks again, I might critique some of your paintings later today. :)
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QTroubadour Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Anytime, bro, and I definitely appreciate any critiques I can get! Unfortunately I might not post an actual painting for another couple of weeks. :( Right now I'm starting on sprites for the ships and stuff.
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MarshmallowCoffee Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Artist
My Condolence...
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VonStreff Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Naww, thanks. :)
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