I think I'm completely in love with this piece.
Not only does it make something like death look so majestic, but the message (or countless messages) behind it just add more depth to it. It's quite wonderful!
I love how you decided to remove any sexual sense this piece might hold by removing any "private parts". It allows the audience to not become distract and focus on what is actually happening.
Another thing that I can't help but adore is the blood/wing. It balances out the piece, gives the gore a wonderful filter, and also hints at the fact that this person has become an angel (Of course, this being my own interpretation). With the angel wing, I get a sense that this human has achieved their happiness by releasing themselves from the human/technological world.
I get a feeling that this piece could be representing a form of online bullying (it would be one the many explanations of why there is a lap top). Very nice touch! If the lap top wasn't there, there could be more questions asked subconsciously by the audience of why this person decided to commit suicide.
The only thing that I could possibly change is perhaps the pose? It looks stiff, but then again this is a dead body so the stiffness could make sense.
The color choice is well done as well. Putting a blue background behind a yellow figure is a nice use of complementary colors. The red also adds nice depths.
For an illustration, this piece does a fantastic job of telling a story! You could feel the emotion you had while creating this piece. Very nice job! This is definitely one of my top favorite pieces of this year!
Hello! I noticed that you were one who enjoys/wanted critiques on your art. I believe with that frame of thought, only good can come. Saying so, there's a few things I have to say about this specific piece:
Your art in general is wonderful-- very stylistic and unique-- which is what an illustrator should strive for. However, when looking at this piece it is very static and dull. Looking up references for Seedot, I see it is replicated in nearly similar poses. If you were attempting to get the design down, then you did very well with that. A suggestion I would give is to attempt different angles (For example, a mouse point of view or drawing Seedot from a very low angle). Because you're so young, now is a perfect time for you to practice with perspective.
Another thing that I would like to point out are your color choices. Since Seedot itself is a already created character, it's hard to change its pre-decided color pallet. But there is one thing you can alter: the background. The main thing you want your audience to focus on is Seedot. But if you put something brown on a brown background, it gets washed out. I would suggest looking at complementary colors and using it to your advantage. If you don't know what complementary colors are, they are colors that are meant to bring out the hue of other colors. For example, if you place orange next to red, you won't fully perceive the red- it would get lost in the orange. BUT if you put green next to red, then that red will fully pop. Google has plenty of examples for complementary colors. Seedot seems to have a lot of yellow/orange tones to it, so I would suggest making the background a very pale blue.
Other than those few things, you seem to have a very sturdy basis on how to draw. If you continue with what your doing and try to experiment more, I'm sure you'll become a wonderful artist! You have so much potential it hurts. I hope this critique was helpful!
HELLO!! YES IT WAS VERY HELPFUL THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! thank you for the comments and all that, uhh. RIGHT, yes i was going for the stance that he has in his main picture, complementary colours are cool, i SHOULD learn them, i think they will make my are better, very good point thank you SO MUCH, SORRY I KEEP SAYING THANK YOU!! i never really know what to do for a background, but i just kinda do what this is in all my art,i will practice perspective- i need to work on anatomy too- BUT THATS NOT IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW, anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH, and have a good day!
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