Monday, May 18, 2009

Dominance War IV final entry

The gameartisans server finally accepted my entry so I'm all finished up! Overall I'd say that this was a totally worth while experience. I learned quite a lot about concept design and painting along the way - I should be starting another project real soon to put what I learned to use.


Danny said...

Most excellent Kyle. You set the bar high for anyone who wishes to travel in your wake. I really enjoy your style.

I always wonder about art in that, does the visual artist just require time and effort to make something beautiful? Or does it really take a natural talent? I suppose in essence, can this craft be taught?

Jillian LeNoble said...
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Jillian LeNoble said...

Great coloring, looks really nice. I can tell you put allot of work into it, its a good quality piece.

I might warn ya though, her shoulders do look a bit pinched, i.e. very close together. Check your anatomy, but otherwise great piece!

Keep it up!

...guess I need to update my blog and stop posting old Critter's strips...

Kyle Van Meurs said...

Hey guys, thanks for the comments! :)

Danny, my answer to that question is this: I don't believe in being naturally gifted, but people who begin learning a skill at a young age and stick with it will be far more advanced than others. It's my guess that an early start on picking up a hobby like Art also lends itself to what kind of learner someone ends up becoming - which will also lend itself to advancing further and faster as an artist down the line.

I'd say art can definitely be taught, but individuals ability to learn the concepts will vary.

Hopefully that makes sense, it's late!

And Jill, update update update!

Jillian LeNoble said...

I did so =P