[NOTE - I'm not meaning to call you out DMAC, I'm just noting my opinion]
Shinobi wrote:With my more "mature" Photoshop stuff, I rarely use that effect. So, thankyou once again DMAC, I concur with you and also think it can work on the exception, not the rule with Reebo.
If the lens flare is the only criticism of the work (other than my criticisms) then that's okay with me.
I think it's funny that folks tend to scoff at what are thought of as "cheats" for people that aren't "real artists"... I don't think the lens flare is a bad tool, nor should it (or it's bretheren) be condemned - because if they're used well they can be a perfectly viable tool.
Then again I dislike when people look down on others for things they haven't learned to do yet. Alot of folks use the lens flare and other effects early then LEARN how to create "better" effects with use.
So (in summery) I don't tend to even notice use of effects and photoshop, If just notice good or bad work... And if I can help with technical solutions I'll try to offer them.
Mostly because I want to "feel comfortable" asking others how to do "xx" if I haven't tried it yet.
For example - I'm very very new to comic book style coloring for all my time as a designer, I'd just never colored illustrations. That's why I particularly LOVE things like DMAC's tutorial notes (or director's commentary) on how he made his Canadian hero.
Another thought... you know what I'd like to hear from artists in this forum - what's your experience? Have you been published? Is the artwork a hobby or serious occupation type thing?
good lookin stuff - I hope to see more!