This is a beautiful piece, the colours compliment each other well. The way you created the water looks very good and I like the way you created a splashing effect. The splats of colour in the background help to draw focus to the man in the centre. I also think the background adds emotion to the piece and even gives us an idea of what the man is feeling. The man's clothing is also very detailed, but I think the hand needs a bit more detail. Overall this piece is amazing, but I must say it does look slightly rushed.
First off, I hate the star system so that's why you get three stars all around.
And, Y'know, I'm just gonna structure this the way I know how.
I will preface this by stating that this is a well executed piece. You've improved in a lot of aspects.
Your colors blend easily into each other, compliment each other well. While you've always done this, sometimes I feel as though you colors are slightly off of each other, which doesn't look to be the case in this piece.
His stature speaks of power, and the defined muscles help define him as a protector or a guard. Your figures used to slight, but Stranger looks as though he can properly wield a bow now.
Linework. Again, why this has always been good, it doesn't look as sketchy anymore. The lines you have chosen to include are not small hatches over and over to define a shape, you let the color and shadow do that instead.
And now for those few things that stuck out at me. (Skulls because they are fun, don't judge me!)
The pose. After I looked at it for a while, I noticed something. His hips are thrust forward slightly, while he is leaning back. I'm not quite sure what it is, but he just doesn't look completely straight to me. And while I understand that he is twisting and standing on a rock of sorts, I think it would look more balanced if his overall posture was leaning forward, more like C_ / |
With the C being his torso and the other objects being his legs. And one arm swung over his propped up leg, while his upper body would twist in the direction he's looking. (If you want me to sketch this out, all you have to do is ask!)
This is more of a personal opinion, but I find that some of the paint splatters are unnecessary and drive the focus away from Stranger himself. But then again, that's my opinion.
Even so, it's still an improvement. Your colors blend, and your linework is attractive (Not like it never is). The piece is well balanced, and Stranger looks to be a independent, important person.
This looks really nice, Sweey. There's a lot of movement created by the watercolor and the pose itself, while the pose shows more of Stranger's serious nature. The question is, do you want my critique or not?