ArchKnight AQW Guides/Sugg
Thanks for the feedback guys, I appreciate it.
LL: The most recent version of your armour really does strike me. I am certainly drawn to the skull in the centre. I like how the entire front section of the armour, the 'chestplate' if you will, is actually a skull. It's certainly very creative. I also like the use of colour on the shoulder pieces. I really get the impact of the lighting from this section of the armour. I do agree with drDOT in the fact that the skulls could do with a little more diversity. I think if the lighting was considered they would slightly differ in shades of grey, but overall it's definitely a creative and bold armour.
drDOT: All four of your monsters are spectacular. I like the Earth Offspring the most because of the detail used on the face. I like how the colours used go with each other really well and the shading shows how you thought about the lighting. If I had to suggest anything, it would be to make the Fire Juvenile look more erratic and 'fiery'. I think the level of detail on the face surpasses the level of detail in the torso area. I like how the colours harmonize on the Teen Wind to overall give me quite a cold and dull impression. I am really given a sense of coldness from the tone it gives off. Finally, I like how the Water Youngling looks overall, like a huge drop of water. The shape and simplicity combine to mimic that of a drop of water. I think the colours used may be a little too bold and to improve the overall effect could do with being toned down a bit. The dark blue emphasizes to me, the waters power and ferocious side, but there may be a little too much being used. In all, you have four amazing monsters. I like the colours and lighting used on them all. They do a fantastic job of setting the mood and fitting their themes, so to that, I applaud your work. Really some good stuff!
Askewen: You have three very interesting and unique designs, the Permafrost Armanents being my favourite. To begin with the Sanctified Shiv, it's minimalism stands out to me out of everything. I also like the colours used. The Blue and the yellow complement each other while the purple works well with the blue in an analogous way. I like how different shades of the colours are used to give the weapon a feeling of depth and light. The Permafrost Armanents had to be my favourite however, as all the colours go together very well. In particular, I like the colours on the actual blade itself. It really stands out to me and gives me the impression of a diamond or something of a translucent nature. I think the overall theme is fantastic to. I am given the impression of the future upon first glance, which is sometimes quite hard to accomplish so I salute you for that.
Finally, the DoomKnight's Affliction. Although seconded by the pure art of the Permafrost Armanents, this would be my weapon of choice in-game. I love how the theme of the Shadowscythe in this weapon. Most impressive to me is the head of the axe-like blade. I didn't notice it straight away, but as I looked into it more, I saw the DoomKnight hood in the blade. It's really a very clever design. To improve, I think the level of detail on the handle could be stepped up to match that of the detail on the blade itself. Maybe a few scratches and dents here and there, who knows? But overall, you have three great weapons. Really very very good. Keep up the good work.
Xeltonick: Firstly, I like the hand-drawn Count Robes's detail. For a pencil drawing, I admire the detail. I know from doing it myself drawing armours is quite tricky. Sometimes the angles don't come out right or it looks wrong proportionally, but I think you nailed it. The only thing I would say, is that the foot looks a little ill-positioned. The flashed version by Lightman is certainly very well done. The overall theme is fantastic and the colours go together incredibly well. Your Dracula in Darkness is a little hard to see, so I suggest you brighten it up a little bit. I can't really comment on it much further as I struggle to see it. The flash work on the Xionic Daikatana V.2 is awesome. I love the shading and colours used - they go together really very well.
From the above I can see you have some very good ideas and I hope they keep coming.