Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Aaron Wilkerson - Tier 2

 The first one was done for a client some time ago and had very specific demands. Its supposed to be in a giant sinkhole.
The theme was "The black church"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ananda C. Arán - Tier 1

Hi James,

I hope it's not too late to post. I just remembered about this today - and I've just been checking out some of last month video critiques for other people and found them really insightful. So thanks for keeping this up.

About my two pieces, I did the first image trying to push myself and tackle a scene way more complex than I'm used to. I'd appreciate suggestions to go a bit further.
The second one has been laying around my unfinished folder for months. Seems empty to me, I've tried to add figures especially on the foreground but they always look too tacked on or distract from the environment imho. I'm not sure what else to add.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Yigit Isik - Tier 2

Hi James,
I'm so sorry for the latency, it totally slipped my mind. I really hope it doesn't cause much problem.
Here are this month's pieces. Thanks so much for last month's feedback!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cory Carrilio Tier 3

I'm submitting a previous image after working more with the feedback you provided James, I'm looking forward to finishing this piece but feel as if it's not completely where I want it to be yet. I removed the Indian on the horse for the time being to focus more on the environment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Joseph Diaz (Tier 4)

Hi James,

Thank you very much for you help last month. Here is my new image. I hope it's not too late. I was out travelling and couldn't prepare it sooner.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maria McFarland - Tier 2

Hi James,
Here is my submission for the October. 

Thank you for your feedback!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tim Begent - Tier 4 ($50)

Dennis Houwers (Tier 3)

Hello. Here's my work for this month. This time I wanted to create a more intimate environment. Used a photo for the geisha and smoke , everything else is painted from imagination.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Jason Cumbers - Tier 4

Hi James, Thank you once again for this opportunity.  I started with a 3D model in Sketch-Up and used a mix of photo bashing and painting. I wanted to create a densely populated space but had trouble making characters looked like they belonged in the environment. I attempted to use my perspective lines, thirds and value knowledge from my mentorship. I think I would have benefited from starting with some thumbnails and understanding how I wanted my final composition to look, I think the final image is very static. I look forward to your critique. 

Eric Martin Tier 3

Hey James, I wanted to design  Large spaces ships engine room. Thanks for your help.

Edmund Chan (tier3)

Hi james thanks for the feedback last week. Trying a different theme this month.

Elodie Jean Tier 2

Hi! I am working on this 2 pieces and I would like some help because I am stuck.

Thank you!

Jenny Tan - Tier 4 ($50)

Hey James, I can't do backgrounds. This was for a quaint british visual novel thing. Thanks in advance!

Jeff Brown - Tier 1


I'm looking forward to hear any suggestions for these pieces!
Right now I think that this one is my best piece but I'm wanting to rework it to make it better. 

Thanks so much James! Your comments and sketch-over on the last one were extremely helpful!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jasza Dobrzanski - tier 2

Hello James,
Here are my two pieces for this month. One is supposed to be a crime scene where a writer was killed, in his winter garden, before he could finish his manuscript. The other one is a sort of post-apocalyptic world, but with a lighter/happier feel than the usual mad max or fallout kind of setting. The big structure is supposed to be a rusting wreck of a tanker, I'm not sure how well that reads. Looking forward to the critique!

Daniel Pollok - Tier 4(50$)

Hi James,

here is my piece for this month. I tried to apply the feedback from the past sessions, especially considering lighting but some things are still bothering me. Looking forward to your critique!

Kim Petersen – Tier 4


Here is a image I recently completed. I would like to know how I could push this further in terms of lighting as I feel the FP is a bit flat.

Larger image here: Kim Petersen T4 - Oct Large


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mark Fonzen - Tier 1

A couple speed paintings I would like to take further! 

Energy Absorb

Rising From Smoke

Andreas Kjær-Jensen - Tier 4 (50$)

Hey James, thanks for the great feedback from last month! Here is an environment piece I've been working on. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.