Hey there, Your work artwork has been featured in the latest volume of Stunning Digital Painting, which may be found here : [link] Would be glad to see you comment or maybe a little for the article ! Again congratz, great work ! Sangiev,
I guess I was attracted to the colors at first, when viewing the thumbnail on your front page. It reads very well, even when it's small, but begs to be viewed at a larger scale.
Well, the colors. The colors are beautiful! Very nice contrast with the blue and the oranges. I like how a little of the orange compliments the overall blue so well. Also, the bright little splashes of color, such as the red star at the top, the moon/ small planet, and the red lights by the figure at the lower right side help draw the viewers eye around the picture. It's not overbearing mars of mismatched colors, but a pleasant "road map", if you will. They blend together very well.
As for the rendering... Wow. You have successfully delineated major shapes without losing the force, or impact of them with the addition of detail. This is to say it all reads very well without getting muddy. Everything is gorgeously shown. The thing I think I like the most about this illustration is that I can't really decide what the gigantic mechanical monolith is. Is it a building? A robot? A spaceship? All of the above? It's more up to the viewers in my opinion, to make up their own minds about what it really is. Just that fact alone makes this piece more exciting. It really gets the viewer more involved, helping to draw them into the world depicted.
The background is painted so well. This may be an understatement... It reads, it's enticing, it's beautiful. Youre not afraid to detail aspects of the painting then leave others in a more natural state. The cloud has a more painted feel than the monolith does, which helps show that it is a separate part, allowing for a forced perspective. Essentially, by painting the sky differently, you forced it to be viewed differently than the foreground, which is more detailed and solid.
I just really like this picture. It is very whimsical and fun, while being inspiring and thought provoking at the same time.