The Lord Of The Forest, Crix (2D)

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  10 October 2003
Smile Character: The Lord Of The Forest (80kb)


I first wondered whether the category of my picture would be "character" or "environment" since the character is centered, yet relatively small.
I decided on "character" mainly because of the title...

Well, enough of the talk:

Oh, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Christian Hoffmann. I am german, so please excuse my english.
I've been reading along the forums for quite a while not posting much...
Well, I am more than impressed by the artworks that show up in this place!

I hope you like my picture. It was fun to work at!

  10 October 2003
Very nice! I love the style and mood.
  10 October 2003
Nice color!
I feel something strange,maybe on top of the tree,or the perspective, or other's just my feel...haha
no matter how,good work!
I will do my best....
  10 October 2003
i love it!!!!!!!

can you tell us how you worked please?

i'm so impressed by this artwork!!!! keep it up
  10 October 2003
nice use of colour and atmosphere, keep it up
Solitude, an animated short - coming soon
  10 October 2003
It's great!

Die mystische Stimmung im Bild und das Licht von oben
  10 October 2003
Was the picture inspired by the statue of Anonymous in Budapest by Ligeti? This one, I mean.

Very nice work! I like especially the plays with perspective of the foreground versus the background. Sehr schön. Bravo!

  10 October 2003
Thanks for the replys!

As you may have already noticed I did some small changes. I followed a few suggestions and I think they improved the picture. Well there is much to learn!

Well what does feel wrong about the picture is probably some wrong proportions with regards to the character. But I think its too late to correct these...

I learned how to paint (and am still learning!) by all these great artists you find here or at Some Tutorials there have proven to be extremely help- and insightful, but never forget to paint just what you see! When there is no reference, like in this case, you have to imagine. Paint the picture inside your head first. There is no real trick...
Some steps that are more technical:
1. I did a pencil sketch (without the trees)
2. I scanned it and blocked in the overall colors.
3. I did not attempt to paint every single leaf. I only wanted to reproduce the illusion of a forest - I tried to paint what you could see in such a scene, not what exists.

I hope this will be a little help.

I did not know the statue before, but it is truely a masterpiece. Had I known it, it would have inspired me! Maybe I would have gone for a more thoughtful pose of the character then.
Thanks for the link!
  10 October 2003
Beautifully done! He is intimidating
  10 October 2003

this is very beatiful , very good , good work

I like me.

the top zone is very good and luminus.

nosferatu wip
  10 October 2003
Very well done Crix and welcome to CG talk Not much to crit on, everything looks great. Hope to be seeing more of your work in the future.
"Life is the temporary disbelief in Death" --G.K. 2006
  10 October 2003
can t see da image
  10 October 2003
Never mind but woooaaa...
  10 October 2003
Love the detail in those trees!
  10 October 2003
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Like very much
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