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Fall-sit by Nachooz
by Nachooz

Secondary action looks really nice, line work is clean, and you definitely kept body proportions consistent, so great job with those el...


I see several issues going on here, but the good news is that most of them are super easy to fix, so here goes. Animal anatomy looks go...

Scifi girl by bloodyman88

Nice use of subtle lighting, though those little bits of armor would be useless in a fight. No protection; she'd be dead within seconds...

Sudden Confession - Terra Aluvis (manga insight) by Van-Syl-Production

Cool! The lines are clean, shading looks nice and even, and the panels are well composed, leaving ample space for the characters to bre...




So yeeeah I thought I might as well weigh in on this logo fiasco going on right now. I understand what the designers were trying to do, and I actually do think some aspects are improvements. I like the typeface and new color, but the logo looks like escalators colliding in midair. Come to think of it, everyone seems to see something different, like the logo itself is a piece of art that's open to interpretation.

Oh God.

Was this their plan all along?!


But seriously, it's fine to leave an actual work of art open-ended (unless you're illustrating a specific story line), but not the icon of your website. There shouldn't be this sense of, "Oh well, you just don't get it." If you need to explain your logo, it fails as a logo. And that's a legitimate complaint I've read; not just people griping because they can't adapt to change and have nothing else to whine about.

All in all, I respect the effort to update the site's brand to something more sleek and fresh, but perhaps they could still rework the logo. And even if they don't, DA's image will just be revamped again in the next few years. It's a passing fad, so we might as well not get too worked up over it.   
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L. Maue
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
The name's Maue (pronounced "Maui"), and I tell stories. Be it through animation, illustration, or literature, it's always a fun ride!

PS: PLEASE feel free to critique. I don't sue.


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NunoDias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav! ;)
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're most welcome!
iAmCloudSky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Haven't seen you in awhile. What's up?
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hnnn, a lot, actually. Animating/editing for a client, Thanksgiving weekend, the whole nine yards. That's pretty much why I've just been lurking recently instead of doing anything of substance as far as personal work. :D
iAmCloudSky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Oh ok. Yeah did you stuff your face on thanksgiving?
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Sure did. Lots of leftovers, too...
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ChandraHabein Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really appreciate the fav! :la: Thank you so much!
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Certainly! :bow:
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :D
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're most welcome!
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