mbt1991 fragte: Hey Dirk, How are you? I thought I'd ask you something that I've asked about 10 years ago. I know that even though you don't "directly" follow my work on DA or tumblr, you'd still check on me from time to time. So what I want to ask you is this, what are your thoughts on my work so far since 2010 and what are the short comings that you think I should improve and or focus on?
I feel good, finished the colors on Axe Cop - Aemrican Choppers issue 2 today and I can get back and focus on own art and commissions now.
Hope you feel better too.
To cheer you up a little bit. I look at all your stuff, I don’t comment of fav a lot on deviantart and tumblr. But not because I dont like the art, but because I am really lazy to click on the heart or fav button from time to time.
To your question.
I know you wanted a very honest critic some years back. And I gave you one.I feared I kinda blew a bubble with it or kicked a bit too hard.
My main arguement was, that you need to be sure if you wanna continue it and you didn’t gave up and you moved forward.
Looking back from this day to what you do right now, I see a lot improvements and that you really got a lot motivation and a lot more output. The work will improve you, slowly or fast, matters how you see your own flaws or what goals you wanna reach.
However, Like what i told you years back, the poses and form qualities still need improvements. You still have the prob that some poses don’t really work with the line of action and appear slightly stiff.
The best works are the ones with your bird characters. There you seem to get a lot more into the work and you kinda know more of poses and getting a fluid feel.
At the end I would repeat myself too much and I don’t wanna kill your motivation here.
Keep on track and learn and work more.
I wish you the best and good luck in fixing the flaws!