i really love this piece.
I’ve avoided saying that to as many people as possible during the competition because i hate people who aimlessly going around saying everything is brilliant because of the community award.
This is the first time i’ve seen your post and im blown away. Your subtle use of colours is remarkable and the transition from foreground to the background is beautiful, giving great potetntial for some epic scale.
The looseness of the style is fantastic and really allows the viewer to give their own input. I assume that the things in the extreme background are legs. dont take that question as a misinterpretation. the looseness of your style allowed me have a couple of impressions.
How i see it is that the big leg looking things are part of an epic mech where the top is out of the frame.
The two smaller mechs look like one of two things. 1: mech walkers. ive got an impression of them moving really mechanically and uncomfortably, yet in an intimidating way, or; 2 the are hovering and throwing up vapour that comes from the puddles on the floor as they move forward (hence the white mist around them). both are amazing.
my critique: Your background has so many good qualities and beautifuls sights that the abundance of small non important figures in foreground is really ripping my attention away. here the obscurity in the shape is too vague to the point where i cant even tell if they are playing leap frog or killing eachother.
i think the focus should be the swordwoman. scrap any other protagonists. then surround herwith a couple of key antagonists all taking up different poses/ positions around her… as if they are the remaining obstacles after shes slaughtered the rest and the mechs are reinforcements just arriving to take her on.
That probably wouldnt work, but my point is that too many foreground characters with little or cosmetic presence really takes the key interest away. i had to concentrate to realise who was the main character in the foreground in the first place.
im sure it’ll look great when you refine it