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Into the Lair of the Memory Monger by smallsketch Into the Lair of the Memory Monger by smallsketch
Concept for Plushy Knight, a surreal game about a sweet but adventurous girl named Gemma, and her Teddy Bear in shining armor, Plushy Knight, who must find their way out of a mysterious but familiar place. Hidden in the back there is the first boss of our game, Chiron, who is a Memory Monger. The beast is collecting Gemma's memories and turning them into something more sinister. I was going for a nostalgic but dark mood here. Please let me know what you think! Thanks.
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:iconcheshire1337:
this looks really good, it reminds me alot of Kazu Kabuishi or Daniel lieskes work, , really has a nice feel to it, if i had to crit anything maybe id would do something about the lighting, from left to right the light goes blue, white red and blue again, but whats odd is the blue light doesnt diffuse onto the knight but it does on the spider... same thing with the white light, its reflecting off the metal of the armor on the knight but not on the metal of the spider creature thats closer to the light... thats really the only thing that seems kinda off about it. still it looks AWESOME !!!
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dbtoons86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
CRAZY cool ... love the plants and fence detail...

Awesome little hero too!
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:iconsmallsketch:
smallsketch Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!


SPOILER WARNING!!

















He defeats the spider.
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whizafriz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say the biggest thing that jumps out at me is the monster's proportions. His arms and appendages structure look pretty "normal" or "human", it kind of detracts from the wild-storybook theme you've got going on. Maybe try making the arms and body shape a little more cartooney or wacky and see what you get.

I dont know if I'm following where his mask leads to his back, seems a little disconnected. I'm also not sure what the squares on his cobweb are.

Just a quick-glance-opinion. I think the composition, atmosphere, and colors are really neat, you did a pretty cool job!
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smallsketch Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique, Mike. His realistically proportioned hands are intentional. I guess I can understand where you're coming from when you say that it detracts from the storybook feel. His character (Chiron) is a blend of many different personalities. Part spider, part camera with a little touch of human. That little touch is to parallel his darker characteristics with those in people. But I understand that it needs cohesion in the style being communicated. We haven't hit that sweet spot yet, but we will.

Definitely see and agree with what you say about his body structure and how there is a lack of information. I plan on making the abdomen larger to illustrate his action more clearly.

And finally, the squares on the cobwebs:

Weren't you a kid of the 80's!? They're polaroids!
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whizafriz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh, polaroids! lol.

Looks like the setting is getting there too. Im interested in seeing how you guys will tie in the light parts of the forest with the darker/more evil areas.

Cool stuff!
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banqi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contrast is fantastic, bright grass lawn vs dark creepy forest, sunshine vs a monster crawling out from the shadows, the memory monger concept itself is a very fantasy like thing. there's so much you can imagine with it. Overall the image looks a little bit fuzzy, I don't know if that's your intention of "memory effects" but it would be interesting to compare it with a sharper picture...at least on some parts.
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smallsketch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique. I really appreciate it. I plan on sharpening some things. But only to draw more attention. Stay tuned!
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banqi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will do :)
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:iconsmallsketch:
smallsketch Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I will also be fixing his abdomen, but I gave some more attention to the environment.
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