This has a really nice realistic touch to it yet it retains all the identity and character of the Blue-Eyes. The layers of colors and textures on the plates behind the head add a lot of definition. Up close the detail in the eye retains the anime base while being both realistic and almost hypnotic; I feel like I don't want to break eye contact. Awesome piece!!!!!!
I really don't know which is better anymore:tradtional painting methods or digital! I have only painted a few paintings and most are mimicing the impressionists and cubists.
I am taking a more advanced painting course this semester and I have said this the last time we talked but my college HATES anime to death. It is so frustrating to me to try and sneak one into the critique. I mean really they want none of the older methods of painting, tried doing a full representation of my bird in painting 1 and was told it was "too literal" but when I do the same with anime ooh it is like I slapped someone in the face! I mean which way do you want it! Traditional or Abstract! It is okay to copy the styles of Picasso (I hate cubism) and Mondrian but "Anime" NOOOOOOOOO!
*Sorry for the rant but every semester I have to figure out how not to get burnt out and how to trick these jerks into giving the piece a chance! Anime is the only two dimensional style I need and want practice. They say anime is all the same and it is mindless garbage um... hello! They said that about the Cubists and the damn Minimalists now they're called "art". * Anyway your beautiful Blue Eyes inspired me to try a different approach this time. Thanks for uploading it.