|6 Jan 2005|| Katerina Koukiotis|
This is beautiful , love the shading the background,
backgrounds are always hard to do, and you do it well
i like how you made the metal shine
good job Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thank you, I'd tell you how I did her armor but you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you. As for the background, I just kept layering stuff in until I filled the entire page."
|8 Jan 2005|| Maria Ringsevjen|
A great piece of work! I like her expression; it's very thoughtful and seems fitting for a cleric. The shading is great. Since the background is more hazy than the priestess it makes her stand out more
The metal really looks like metal, and very polished metal too
It's very nice. Hope one day I'll get my shadings up to your level
One thing I might critize a little bit is that her skirt should perhaps have been slightly more "pronounced", that is I think it's a little bit too light compared to the shading you did on her armour and the chainmail. It sort of blends in with the background instead. But anyway, that's just a minor detail. Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thanks for the compliments. This was my first try at doing shining armor and as luck would have it it turned out OK I think. If your interested I could tell you how I did the armor just e-mail me."
|11 Jan 2005|| Katerina Koukiotis|
Dennis for your first attempt at armour this is amazing!!
I never tried drawing armour i always seem to focus on faces portraits but visiting here in elfwood galleries
and viewing artwork like yours inspired me to at least try,
and now i really want to now how you draw this since you say i won't believe it...LOL Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thanks Katerina, this was actualy my first attempt at shiny steel armor, I've been drawing armor for awhile. Well here's how I did the armor, I used kitchen supplies! After I drew out the line drawing of the armor I stole a ladle, a couple of soup cans and a metal wisk. I used the steel ladle for the shoulder and elbow pieces, the soup cans were for the layered upper arm and hand, and finaly I used a silver filigree ring for the forearm piece. I didn't actualy didn't use the wisk but I kept looking at it while I drew. Plus the wisk, for some reason, gave me confidence and I have absolutely no idea why."
|13 Jan 2005|| Erica Patoka|
The attire (especially the chain maille!!) drawn in this picture is AMAZING!!!! Excellent job...it literally pops up from the page at you. Uber-cool & impressive. Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thank you, after all the time I put into this one I'm glad people like it."
|9 May 2005|| Jelena Dunato|
This is a very beautiful pic. The armour looks fantastic. But as someone has noticed before, her face does not seem to fit the rest. It looks almost 2-dimensional compared with her hair and clothes and strangely inexpressive. You might have done it on purpose, but as a person obsessed with faces, I must say that a little bit of shading and detail could do wonders and make a character much more alive. Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Hello Jelena, and thank you for commenting and for the critique. I did get a sense that something was amiss on this pic when I first drew itbut I just couldn't figure out what it was."
|10 May 2005|| Whynn Hillaker|
Way to pull off a character who looks ladylike in armor! Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thanks, it took me a long time to get that look down so I realy appreciate it when someone notices."
|22 Sep 2005|| Kristina 'Aryana' Siers|
The shading on the armour takes my breath away - fantastic! Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thank you! I'm always greatly flattered when someone as talented as you likes my stuff."
|28 Apr 2007|| Gali Lutski|
Great piece of art, you obviously can make a real armour on paper! I also love her pose and the background.
You also very good at realistic shading, although her face could use some extra shades near her nose and cheeks.
Well done! Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "That armor took a very long time and I thank you for noticing it. I also agree with your crit of her face except that I dislike not only the shading job I did but just about the entire thing. Maybe i'll do something like this again but we'll have to see."
|23 Jun 2008|| Andrew Cryer|
Very nicely done with the armour especially eye-pleasing. Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Thanks, I should tried to put more effort into her face but the armor just seemed to take all of my attentions."
|13 Sep 2008|| Hannah Angelicus Peat|
The armour may be I pleasing but its not doing its job if the easiest way to kill some one is left completely protection free Lloyd Dennis Zacarias
replies: "Yeah, I think I was concentrating more on form than function on this one."