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Winterscape Winterscape

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Dream diary? Cool idea!

But why are the craters only on the top of the moon?

Snow seems a little crude, but trees, background, and snowman are all eerily beautiful. I'm not much of an art guy. :P Good work!


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Dream diaries are cool, and really help a lot when you want to be able to recall most of your dreams. They're obviously not my idea though; it's actually a pretty big thing o.O

"But why are the craters only on the top of the moon?"

=> Why indeed?

I guess... Laziness?

Maybe I should redo this piece sometime. That time, WITHOUT USING STABILO PENS XD
This was drawn in school while I was bored and listening to a teacher. I still like the end result because of the atmosphere surrounding the drawing.


TaintedLogic Logo TaintedLogic Logo

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sweet logo! The only thing that I dislike about this is that the doorway has no bottom, but at least it's justified by the fact that the doorway is just a smaller version of the line separating the T and the L.

I guess you're starting something new, hm? Best of luck with your new persona!


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TaintedLogic responds:

Thanks a lot, LunacyEcho! I really wasn't expecting this to get much attention. :) Yeah, I guess I understand what you mean about the doorway, but I remember thinking to myself "isn't the bottom of the doorway just the floor?" Well, details, details. If I REALLY wanted to, it would probably only take 10 minutes or so to make a bottom of the doorway, but I think I'm done working on this for a while. ;P I'm not really sure I'm "starting something new." I don't feel that different as a person. It's kind of like your birthday. Is there really that big of a difference between 15 years and 364 days and 16 years? Anyway, I'm rambling because I don't want to finish my English essay. DX Thank you so much for the review, LunacyEcho! ;D


Road to Darkness Road to Darkness

Rated 4 / 5 stars

To me, this looks good. Then again, I'm no artist. If I was, I'd probably say something like 'the chiaroscuro from the dichromatism evokes a sense of haunting ambience'. But I'm not, so I won't.

I really enjoy the shading you did on the mountains. Sure, it's not the best shading in the world, but I think that the shading is what makes the mountains seem surreal, not necessarily the shape. (Sorry, TheDoor!)

The trees look creepy and spooky, but they don't necessarily look like trees. I think trees should have a larger concentration of branches higher up on their bodies. Right now, they look way too skinny and scrawny. Also, that one tree on the far left? The one that has a branch that just sticks out? The OCD in me is bothered by this. Another thing: Why are the trees on the right smaller than the ones on the left?

I'm also kind of confused by the long, beige-ish strip in the middle. It sort of looks like the whiter ground is snow, while the beige-er ground is clear of snow, but that doesn't really make sense. Why would the snow choose not to fall in a single area? And if it's supposed to be a different color because of all the people who traveled on it, why aren't there footprints/tire imprints/elephant tracks/etc. on it? It's like the point in the middle is hell, and all the damned driven there via Zamboni. There's an interesting image, I guess.

The one-point perspective was pretty well done. The smaller trees on the right side make it feel kind of lopsided, but even if this was a mistake, it gives a sense of skewed-ness, which I like. It really plays upon the image of an insane, manic depressive, schizo, psychotic individual that everything you put on Newgrounds seems to help portray. :D

This was one of my most nitpicky reviews of all time. I really enjoy it, though. And it's a thousand times better than my artwork, trust me. Great job! Four stars for effort and putting up with my scrupulousness!


LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Hahha, wow! Thanks for such an amazing art review! I never expected to get 3 reviews, not to speak of GOOD reviews, on this artpiece that I just casually uploaded XD Especially since I'm not a scouted artist! One can't help but love you people :3

"Then again, I'm no artist."

=> You know, everyone keeps saying that, as if I were an artist, lol!

OMG, the lighting and the shading from the two colors used give the piece a spooky atmosphere? Good one, LunacyEcho ;)

I'm glad you like the shading one the mountains, since I experimented a bit with that :p And I agree with both you and Andrew about the surrealism!

"The trees look creepy and spooky, but they don't necessarily look like trees."

=> Fair enough. I agree that they should have more branches if this was to be a realistic piece, since I don't think that these trees would have any chance of keeping their leaves otherwise. I guess I just really didn't care XD
I'm sorry for disturbing your OCD while it was napping D: ! It's not the only branch that sticks out, but it's probably so close to the "camera" that it's irritating :) It would be the same if this was real life, and you had an irritating branch that covered part of your visual field this close to you; maybe I'm just sadistic >:)
Actually, I looked at the original today, after I found where it was hidden, and this image doesn't include the very edges, due to poor optimization. Oh well :p

Why are the trees bigger on the left side? (*the excuse generating machine starts working*).

Oh, you see, isn't that obvious? The slight tilt of the "camera" and the twisted nature of the piece, not to mention other things that alter the perspective, only give the illusion that the trees to the left are larger! Ehem...
I don't really know. Some of the trees are same sized, but you're right in that the trees - especially the closest ones - are smaller on the right side :/
Meh :'D

"I'm also kind of confused by the long, beige-ish strip in the middle."

=> Actually, I was about to do somthing about it, but my art teacher told me to leave it be :p So that's the story... (I think she just wanted me to be finished, so that we could move on to the next subject...).

Let's just pretend that it is indeed the land of the dead, and it's so dry and empty of life that not even snow dares come close to it >:( !!!

"It's like the point in the middle is hell, and all the damned driven there via Zamboni."

=> Yup, that's why.

"The one-point perspective was pretty well done. The smaller trees on the right side make it feel kind of lopsided, but even if this was a mistake, it gives a sense of skewed-ness, which I like. It really plays upon the image of an insane, manic depressive, schizo, psychotic individual that everything you put on Newgrounds seems to help portray. :D"

=> Awwww, thanks :') It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that I'm filling all of your minds with terrifying nightmares, dark thoughts, as well as the growing suspicion that I might be mentally unstable :'D

"This was one of my most nitpicky reviews of all time. I really enjoy it, though. And it's a thousand times better than my artwork, trust me. Great job! Four stars for effort and putting up with my scrupulousness!"

=> And I enjoyed your review for sure!!! I'm sure you can do incredible pieces of art, if you just spend time on them! Personally, the only reason I was inspired to draw was because I couldn't really do much else in art class XD
Thanks again for the review!!!