Michael Chiarcos

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  • in reply to: Noir RPG Portraits #167962
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    Michael Chiarcos
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    Nice work. She’s obviously a taller than average girl and the gritty scarring reminds me of Valentina Koslova from The Jackal. I like the colour scheme. I like the style. The only issue I have is that she appears to have a head and neck that is slightly too small for her frame. Almost like the Space Marines in Warhammer 40K Did you maintain the scale ratio when you enlarged her frame?

    For example, take a look at my ‘Larger than Normal’ character

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Let me know if you agree.

    Michael

    in reply to: Jeimuzu's World 2.0 #167933
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    Jeimuzu, I like your use of Transparency. It works really well. Reminds me a little of Green Lantern power ring constructs. (totally unused potential as far as I’m concerned. They could do so much more)

    I also like your character of Hypnosis. Really creepy in a ‘American McGee’s’ Alice-in-wonderland-gone-very-wrong kind of way. Very cool

    Michael

    in reply to: Jeimuzu's World 2.0 #167905
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    Nice work. Can’t wait to see what you have to show us.

    Here’s a link to my work if you’re interested

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Michael

    in reply to: The Void's Display Room #167283
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    Void,

    Very nice work. I especially like The Face. That is creepy and has that same vibe used by Batman. He’s supposed to be a good guy but he uses fear and intimidation to achieve his goals while warring with his dark side to stay good. I like it! I know you went for the all black ensemble and it works. But what about introducing a few different textures to the clothes to keep the black but make the shirt look like silk? It might add some contrast without requiring a colour change.

    I haven’t uploaded anything in a while but you are welcome to checkout my work…

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Michael

    in reply to: Fantasist Gallery #166557
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    Fantasist,

    Nice Work! I like the layering. I like the colour scheme and most importantly I like the fact that you made certain the clothing fit the form of the body with no overlapping edges.

    There are a lot of interesting paths you can take this with the transforms tab for opacity, size, shape, etc…

    I think you might want to ‘thin the outer border’ of the body or choose a colour that is less contrasting so that it looks more part of the scene.

    I look forward to your future endeavors…

    Here are a few of my own…

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    cheers

    in reply to: Just my gallery #166535
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    .girl98,

    I think you forgot to post your images.

    in reply to: Very Bad Character #164326
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    Kanna,

    It’s not too bad. There are some issues with borders and overlap but these are fixable with the Transforms tab. The colour scheme with the background makes it hard to distinguish where the character ends and the background begins. Personally, the only thing that really sticks out for me is the sword. Use the Transforms tab and position the sword a little lower on the grip so she isn’t holding it by the pommel nut. The light blue wrappings are disappearing into the background. Change the outlining colour to fix that, easy-peasy. All in all, a good start.

    Here is a link to some of my images if you’re interested….

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Cheers

    in reply to: The Land of Warden #164290
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    Zack,

    I like your work. You’ve blended several styles pretty well. My favorites are the Dwarf and the Warlock. The only thing I have a problem with the Warlock is that his underlined chin looks like a smile. It’s too black on black on black.

    All the others are well proportioned and all the components line up with the body. The colour scheme works fairly well but they are just too busy. I understand being prepared but you could have put the kitchen sink on the back of one of them and it might not have been noticeable. lol

    I’m including a link to my own work here. You might want to try using some transforms for fade and warp. You can get some very interesting results.

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    cheers

    in reply to: speedforce117's characters #164126
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    Michael Chiarcos
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    Speedforce,

    Am I missing something? I don’t see any images or links. Did they load properly?

    Michael

    in reply to: Just learning and need help with armor #158229
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    Nice job.

    You’ve given your character great motion and vitality. The colours provide a good contrast, no blue on green on another shade of blue. The only thing I see you need to work on is the transform to stretch the armour to cover the shoulders correctly and make sure the head is centered. Everything else is great. You managed to get the boots and greaves to cover the legs and feet which are not in standard position and trust me, that’s tough.

    I haven’t done much lately but check out mine at…

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Michael

    in reply to: Wolfram's Hero Collective #155386
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    Michael Chiarcos
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    There it is. Nice work

    in reply to: Wolfram's Hero Collective #155385
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    Michael Chiarcos
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    WolframXT,

    Try again. I think you forgot to upload your content. I am always eager to view someone else’s work mainly because you people have talent and I do not. I’m just meticulous about my details.

    If you are interested, here I am.

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Malachi

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    in reply to: Lothlorien #154566
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    Michael Chiarcos
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    Well, that didn’t last long. Too bad, I was hoping for some critique.

    in reply to: Lothlorien #154422
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    Lothlorien,

    So…..do you actually give constructive criticism or are you just collecting other peoples art? At least 3 people have posted with images and I haven’t seen one comment yet and the art is gone. What’s the deal?

    Michael

    in reply to: StarkillerRX's Hyperverse – The Golden Age #154248
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    Starkiller,

    I like your work. I’ve always liked the idea of Golden Age heroes; reminds me of the Watchmen. Your lines are clean and meet up smoothly, your colour choices are good and consistent. The only critique I could possibly make are the feet. These beefy heroes look like they are standing on stilts. Either thicken them with the transform or give them some boots. Spiderman can’t wear boots because he has to maintain contact with his climbing surfaces. Unless these guys have impenetrable skin, their feet are going to get sore. : )

    I’m currently reworking my characters because I forgot to save them as text files and lost them after uploading the finished images but here are some of mine to look at…

    A few Old Ideas, a Few New Ideas

    Michael

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