I don't comment on your work often Spyro, the reason being is that I'd simply be preaching to the choir. Your work is consitantly appealing with an obvious effort in quality and detail. Your style stands out from almost everything else I've seen (And believe me when I've seen quite a bit). As with what Irony said, it's so easy to spot your work, it's your own watermark. Like how sometimes one can identify the author based on the written style, it also causes differences to be obvious when you look closely.
The main improvment I see compared to your other works is the eyes. You increased the size of the iris and decreased the pupil than what you usually do, and it looks great. It gives the oppertunity for the character to show more subtle expression when you can actually see the proverbial light of their eyes. Makes them look more real and focused. (I'm only familiar with Fallout Equestria and Project Horizons. I've not read New Roam, so I don't really know anything about this character besides what you're showing in the piece).
Any suggestion for improvment that comes to mind is kind of mute because I can tell you're already attempting more on the minute details (The damage on his hooves and the like). I would say to keep working on different effects and lines that might make the small details pop out in a cornacopia of eye candy. It might also be a fun thing to show damage of some sort. I can imagine one of those wraps near the shoes being bloodstained from an injury. Actually, I don't think that's something I've noticed much before. Have you thought about drawing realistic scars and wounds on the characters before?
First, thank you for the kind words! It means a lot to me. I still want to put more effort on the eyes... I've never really been comfortable drawing them, especially in this sort of manga-esque style. Lately, though, I've been practicing portraiture, which has really been helping me understand how to take it from an actual eye to an anime pony eye, while still conveying emotion. I like the idea of adding damage... I really haven't made any real effort to draw realistic scars or wounds on the characters, save for this piece: [link] It's a little surprising, honestly, 'cause I actually have a lot of fun doing that. Thanks for the insightful comment! I'll definitely keep trying to improve. I only recently started to dare to use more than one kind of brush in a piece, so I'm only just getting started experimenting with little effects and lines and details. ^^
That's the piece that came to mind when I thought about damaged art. Looks like you'd have a ton of fun just adding subtle changes instead of a grotesque form. (That piece did stand out to me as well. It's hard to look at, but that's a good thing considering).
I'll try and comment more. Just I don't like to say anything unless I believe I could add to overall improvement. Saying it's a good job seems more like making an obvious observation. Your work is consistently awesome.
Thanks! There was a lot of variance in the other pictures of him that I saw, with plumes from about this size to super big. I wound up going with the smaller plume since there was already so much red in the drawing, and it didn't cut through the negative space as much.
I really like this, I think it's fantastic. Coincidentally this is the third Pegasus protagonist I've commissioned from you .
You did a great job on Goldwreath's appearance and armor. I especially like the amount of detail you put into his weapons, the shotgun Tankbuster looks great and the gladius looks brilliant in his mouth like that. Gold's got this slightly irritated, determined look in his eyes. Like he's evaluating or just deciding on something. Good work Spyro, look forward to commissioning you again in future.
The once and future king of commissions, no doubt. He was trained by the great sorcerer Starswirl the Well-Shaven, and pulled the legendary Tome of Pricelists from the Inconveniently-Heavy-Bookshelf-of-Stone. He now sits in his castle, at the 8'-diameter-circular table (of moderate inconvenience to place in the dining room, but of noble ideological value), with his Knights of Fallout Equestria. On a cold autumn day, some few weeks ago, he looked out of the tall Window-of-Stained-Glass-Depicting-the-Story-of-the-Season-Finale, out at the snow and ice, and up at the sky. Then he called to his hawk, Steelbeak, and tied a small scroll to its leg. Whispering a few words of a forgotten language into its ear, it flew off, disappearing from view. After a time, it descended down into a barren forest, where a shadowy mercenary could be seen wandering. It perched itself in front of the mercenary, and beckoned its message be read. Carefully, watchful of the bird which had such wickedly sharp eye and claw, he took the note and unfurled it. His face was grim, but determined. Written on the scroll was a thorough set of instructions for an illustration project, with helpful links to other images done for the same work. The path was set. The message was burned, for secrecy. The hawk took off, flying out of the forest, back to the castle, back to the king.
HOLY... That's... that's a drawing worthy of the title of Legate! A whole Legion must be formed around that drawing, with that art shown on the banner, above the golden eagle! This... I cannot thank you or the awesome commisioner who did this enough. If there's ever anything I can do for you, you tell me, and by the gods I will climb a cliff with my toes to do it.