My first pic of 2014
Java second occupation a boxer, his first being a comic book artist. When Java is in the ring personality changes to this.
Alvin Draft/Tec Retrac Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm/blue barrel with HB lead
Copic Markers: Black
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
Faber-Castell artist pen S, F
VuPointSolution Magic Wand Scanner
Artrage 3 (Color)
Manga Studios Debut 4.0 (Text)
Skcethbook express (Finshing)
Java J. Tyler © Kim C. Jones
Vision) 4.5 out of 5) The bight colors and the details with the shading and light tones and the marks enhances the "monday night fight" moment. To me, it feels like Java is not yet down for the count but he's taken some significant damage from his opponent, whoever he may be. Plus he's not just determined to emerge victorious, he's out for blood!
Originality) 4.5 out of 5) Boxing kangaroos isn't something everyone is all-too-familiar with but you took this concept and cranked it up to 10 here, it almost feels like Java meets Sylvester Stallone in a sense where he went from a timid individual to a fighting machine when he's stepping in the ring against an opponent. The Yin-Yang symbols on his blue boxing gloves to me is a subtle detail about how he can be on and off the boxing court.
Technique) As I read through all of the tools that you used to make this pic, you really went above and beyond in making this scene almost out of an animated film, looks like Java has some spunk left in him and he's ready to give it all he has left. Even as I type this out, I could almost hear "Eye of the Tiger" playing as Java roars at his opponent to come right after him, he wants to KO his opponent right now and the crowd is roaring him on!
Impact) As I explained before, all the tools and the emotions and hard work you put into this picture is worth more then a thousand words, this is probably without a doubt THE best picture of Java you drew that even I want to yell out multiple words to root him on!
You did an excellent job KJ =3 Excellent job indeed!
Java himself looks very battered but nonetheless is clearly a fighter who is determined not to let someone get the better of him. The light reflecting off him is a nice touch and the beads of sweat make him look even more in the zone as if it were.
I think the only fly in the ointment is that perhaps the text in the speech bubble should be bigger and more intense, more profound even, to really hit the point he is putting across.
A good solid effort, one of your best! Keep it up!
Is he sure he can handle this...?