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DESPONDENCY - Part III by LordNetsua DESPONDENCY - Part III by LordNetsua
* Did some touch ups and more details after all the attention this has received, thanks everyone!*

Album artwork for my friend's band Winterfold's latest release. One of three illustrations coming soon for them. Be sure to check out their page!

Also you can hear their latest track off the upcoming EP here:…

All done in Photoshop CS5, many hours.
Be sure to view the full size for details :)

Check out the other artwork I've done for Winterfold below:
DESPONDENCY - Part I by LordNetsuaClarity by LordNetsuaIsolation by LordNetsua

All Artwork 2014 Austen Mengler -
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Here is some hopefully constructive critique.

The texture work on the jacket is amazng, colours are ripe with gritty detail.

Fingers could use more detail. They lack the same amount of shading and colour, as the jacket has.

Fingers nails are too dark in my opinion.

Refrain from using a brush, if that is what you did. Some places like the reed in the foreground, resembles the trees in the background a lot.

Hinting facial features in the shadow, could be a plus. As it might come off as an excuse not to draw anything, when you cover everything in black.
A subtle hint of a face would improve the view on this drawing, in my opinion.

In conclusion. Great work. Looks very professional. :)
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The detail on the jacket is spectacular and very realistic.

I really like the shading of the face; it makes the picture feel more dark.

The hands seem disproportional to each other though. The right hand has good portions and looks realistic. The fingers on the left had are bent at weird angles for hands. They seem to be missing knuckle joint. The blood on the one figure does not look the way blood would fall down a figure or dry on a figure.

The Background: I like how the background has a more faded fell to it. It draws your eyes to the main character. The background right side of the picture right next to the shoulder does not as much dimension as the rest of the background. It makes the items there seem like part of ground and I don't think that was your intent.

All in all, it's rather well done. I love the piece.
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Arox-1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, he's so fucked up, it's amazing.
FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy. Cow.
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
 Yeah,this is a awesome and tragic scene! :omg:
Talena-caro Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love :)
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
wwwcine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
My critic is : wow!!
LordNetsua Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My critic is: Thanks! :D
Backsackandjack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, liking the use of colours, mainly keeping in with the reds and earthy ochre tones.
LordNetsua Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude :)
Xmercykiller Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
The colors and texture of the jacket make it look like a damaged second skin.
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