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FALL SCHEMATIC: Shogunate NPC by Quirkilicious FALL SCHEMATIC: Shogunate NPC by Quirkilicious
Sci Fi + Traditional Japanese influences all around
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KuroiChoucho Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
These are really sweet.  
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ExhoLOL Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This is Awesome, but is this for a game or something else?
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Intimidator777 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your colouring style! The gradations and the smoothness of the colour transitions really makes them look 3D!
And I like how each person looks like they have their own unique personality! 
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samgadams Feb 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous! 

The old lady is kind of confusing, though. Her facial expression makes her look very old, but her hair is kind of modern.
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Quirkilicious Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, wearing your hair down is very confusing.
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samgadams Feb 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'm just saying that it looks a little too Tressemé for someone who doesn't appear vain otherwise. Sorry if you take offence to criticism. 
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Quirkilicious Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's not rocket science, I know what you were saying. You're implying a character's age directly reflects the type of hairstyle they should have (kind of insulting to people of that age, mind you) which is absurd.

I mean for one it's an assumption based on your understanding of cultural norms that are irrelevant considering this is concept art for one that doesn't even exist. It's silly to pigeonhole your design possibilities that way.

Now you're saying she doesn't appear vain? How does she "appear" exactly other than old and cheerful? Old and cheerful = not vain? Another broad assumption. 

Or more to my former point, what does wearing your hair down have to do with being vain? For all you or I know in this culture females wear their hair up when they are young and are in turn given the freedom to wear it down as they age as a sign of maturity.

I love criticism, but only when it's constructive or credible.
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samgadams Feb 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Look, all I am doing is giving my opinion and letting you know how I felt about the character design. I didn't say you should change it, I didn't say I was right and you were wrong. I just explained that it appeared a little strange to me upon my first time seeing the illustration. You should understand that every person comes along with cultural biases of their own. 

I think (actually, I know) it's important to value the perspective of people who follow and support your work. The next time a FAN of yours comes along and gives you a slight critique while praising your skill and the quality of your work, you might want to be a little less dismissive and just give a friendly thanks for their praise. I'm not trying to change your art or change who you are, and I'm not insulting you. 

I think you're a very talented artist and I always have. I'm not interested in bashing anyone's art, ever. I merely made an observation and felt like giving you my perspective. 
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Quirkilicious Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Eh, you already defined your opinion as a criticism; the point of which is to help improve whatever it pertains to. In this case, my work. Otherwise there's really no point in me hearing what you think is strange and what isn't.

That being said, I initially dismissed it in a jokingly fashion because I didn't want to go to the trouble of explaining why your criticism had no basis and in fact did not help at all. It's my version of being polite.

If I didn't "value" your perspective I wouldn't have gone to the trouble of elaborating why I dismissed your criticism when you came back to explain yourself.

Also don't be so damn entitled, if your opinion doesn't hold much merit don't expect someone to shut up and accept it just because you sugar coat it with some arbitrary praise. Honestly, I'm more interested in substance than a pat on the back.
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samgadams Feb 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe you should put a disclaimer on your works:

"Dear fans: please don't give me any opinions on my work because I don't give a shit what you think and you'd be entitled to think that I do."
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