I think the vert tag where the render puts up a "horns" hand sign is the best among them all. I love the colors, love the splatter and you got flow pinned on that one. The render is perfectly placed too. Only thing distracting about it is the splatter effects that you added that overlay-ed the render. That is pretty distracting and very annoying, and on top of that, it feels like there's no depth (look at the splatter conjoining the knee with the elbow and the background).
Some of the colors in your tags are washed out, dull, and very heavy. Try some vibrant colors to spice them up. You have some sharpening problems on some of them too. Otherwise, you have great depth and occasionally great lighting. Good job!
@Loli: Thanks a bunch, loli. <3
@Gav: Wow gav, that was seriously one heck of a C&C! I'm indebted. <333
I'll be sure to consider all of the things you mentioned into my works that I make in the future.
@Trish: Which tag are you talking about, exactly? And yeah, I know the colors are washed out. I never did try any colour enhancements in my works until recently. I'm starting to work with my color problems now. And even..the text problem.
@Hourglasshero: Ha ha, thank you very much, bro. I'm truly flattered by your comment. And as for your question: No, I do not take art lessons. XD;
Did this a while back. Using it for an alt atm. Might actually use this for my main (this one), though. Don't mind the shadow, plz. That was just done..umm, idk why. XD;
Something about your icon style really bugs me. I want you to do something for me if you want some help on making them better. Tell me exactly what your motive is before you set out to make an icon, what you want them to look like, basically; describe your style. I'm asking because it's not your technique that's lacking, it's your conceptual talent, it's whatever style you're going for.
Your icons really lack colour and quality, they feel a little washed out and not much has been done with depth in the way of lighting, try using more levels layers, as well as the many colour editing options there are such as "Selective Color", this is about the best, but still laking in colour, try making them stand out that much more and avoid these washed out colourings.
@Gav: As I've already told you before, I mainly go for selective color. I don't use levels or anything else, for that matter. But yeah, I've been trying on getting my colors right and hope I'll get them right soon enough.
@Toshiro: Hehe, not commenting on it..it doesn't really matter. XD; Thanks for your comment, Toshiro! :D
Hehe, thanks Toshiro. I admit, I gave more time to the arcanine thing. But well, the 'naruto' thing took more effort. Mainly because the picture was almost half of the width it has now. The clouds on the right are all created by me. x3;
Oh, and here's a new tag I made for myself. Just did this today. Posting the stock too, just in order to show the enhancements made in it. ;]
I love your style, because of the grunge at the edges. Everything is blurred and in action, and fiery and all that, which is good, while the text is crisp and clean. Love it. I have to incorporate your style into mine someday.
Oh yeah! Seems like I kinda messed up there. The 'head' of the stock..I guess I should've given it a faded edge. The bottom already has a faded edge though, right? XD; In either case, I'll try to see what I can do. If possible, I'll re-make this tag with a little more of his 'head'. So that it won't seem to end abruptly at the top, that is.