Helpful tip with your toph painting, at first glance it seems she's just a head with a longggg neck, I had to look at it awhile to see the shoulder details and then assume that some of the neck was her chest, but after I did that I could see the potential you have! I would say you should add another couple layers of colour that help detail the shoulders and the dip of where her neck and chest meet. So it's not just one swath of colour, it'll add depth and realism.
Thank you, that really is helpful! I appreciate it. The truth is, it’s a doodle I made last night, half-asleep, and with Corel Painter which I’m not at all accustomed to (it doesn’t have the layer option like Photoshop, so it’s a little different for me). But I really appreciate the kind and helpful feedback! I will definitely keep it in mind until next time. Thanks a lot :)
Heh, it's probably because I'm from hot and humid east Texas, plus I have a layer of blubber that makes me very hot-natured, but I love the cold, and on the rare occasion that snow comes along (like the miracle that was last year's sudden white Christmas), I go into ecstasy. Buuut yeah, if I was living in a more northerly part of the world, or hell, in the northern part of the US, I imagine it'd lose some of it's magic/relief for the most part.
I can only imagine. Honestly, if I’d be living in a hotter part of the world, I’d be happy about the snow too and welcome cooler temperatures, so I can understand and you’re right. Unfortunately, I happen to live in Sweden (southern Sweden, so it’s not so bad as, say, Stockholm, but still), and on top of that, I’ve always been so darn sensitive to the cold…yeah, it’s just not for me. My goal is to move someplace warm, or warmer at least. But to be honest, it’s not the cold that gets to me so much as the snow when it piles up and disrupts my daily routine; simple tasks like biking to work become near impossible. Snow is nice…from a distance. In a photo.
I gotta say, I like the idea of not talking to you.
Boss: We start at 9AM tomorrow but I need you to come in at 8AM, we need to talk before you go ahead and do that thing I need you to do. We absolutely must talk about it before you do it, so show up at 8AM.
Me, following morning: *comes to work at 8AM as promised, boss nowhere to be seen*
Boss: *shows up at 8:50 AM* Why haven’t you done that thing yet!?