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Homestuck Beta kids by FollowingStars Homestuck Beta kids by FollowingStars
A 21st birthday drawing for my sister :love: She totally digs Homestuck, but I've only just started! This took me about a week to draw, and is all copic marker.

:iconcommentplz: Thanks in advance for any faves! :iconthankyousignplz:

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nocturnalScribbler Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
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Welcome to the Hamsteak. It's pretty fabulous. Always make sure to check above and below the comic because sometimes there are subcomics.

I like how each kid has their god tier symbol behind them, but...
> John's appears left out because Dave is over it.
The shape of his works well in that it would have gone at the bottom easily. Especially if you had made Rose's sun a bit smaller. It takes up a lot of space, including some of Jade's body. I think the character spacing cold have been done a bit better, the gap with the white in between them is kind of strange and distracting.

> I really like how Dave's gear fades into the background but keeps its shape. I think maybe the other symbols should as well, so they're more symbolic and less objects chilling with the characters.

D--> I STRONGLY recommend this: [link]

> John's pose looks pretty stiff, and he is cut off at the ankles. It just looks super uncomfortable, especially while holding the Zillyhoo. Maybe a more realistic pose?

> Rose has a cape that defies the wind working on everyone else. Their fabric all blows to the left but hers remains stagnant. More folds and dynamic clothing interacting with the characters and itself.

> The colors in the background are fabulous, they mix and balance well with each other. Carrying the red tones through was a really good idea.

> John's hips and groin area are a bit off.

> You included weapons for the boys, but not the girls. Rose has knitting needles and Jade uses a rifle. It probably isn't meant to, but it almost diminishes the skill they have at fighting. Girls holding sparkly things instead of weapons. They're good fighters too, so it would make sense to do it for all of them.

That's about all I have to say, Homestuck sucks you in, don't read it during the school year! Happy holidays.
liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hello! This is =liyaperfidious, a participant in the :iconfeedbackfrenzy: contest.
Here is my critique:

Impressive portrayal of a group of characters. Their varied expressions bring out more of their personality.
You know how to use your medium well. The shading is great!
Especially how the background appears to image from a white nothing. Magic.

What to improve is their faces. They appear 'lifeless'. (Yes they still do have emotions but for instance, the girl in black outfit, her smile seems a bit stiff, like she is pretending to smile.)
Try looking at this: [link]
The girl in that picture I linked seems to have a natural and unforced smile, even with little stokes of lines to show it.
I really love the way you draw hands. I really do. The fingers are so soft.
While the clothes are drawn fabulously, with the red cloak flowing swoosh and the orange cloth draping gently, they lack folds.
Guy in the blue shirt (Sorry, I wish I knew their names so at least I won't have to mention them with their colour) -- his sleeve and trousers (at the knees part) could use a bit more folds.

Each character is given their own colour theme, which is awesome because it helps to remember them and make their personality pop out more.
The colour of the background is a bit too similar to the characters themselves.
The girl in black is at the black part of the background. What would be cool is if the black colour of the background is translocated, in which the black part is behind the guy in blue.

Other things
The weapons they hold have volume! Good job.
It would be even more epic if it had shiny parts!
Another suggestion is: adding more stars in the background to make it look even more magical.
And the glows around the things the girls in black and orange are holding should be more visible.
It is better to use other colours besides white for glows to make it more interesting.

Thanks for reading this! I hope I make sense and do not confuse you.
MellenAgen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ohhh. It looks amazing!! ;D
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks youuuuuuuuuuu
SaviourG Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
That is cool! GO BETA!
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Go beta indeed! Even though...I'm only on Act 3... But they're all pretty sweet!
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, now this I love~
I don't even like Homestuck! But the colouring of this is just delicious~ :iconiloveitplz:
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've only just started!! And thank you, I've never had delicious colouring.
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh - though I'm not a fan, portrayals of the characters can still be cute, so even if you do get engrossed by it and start drawing loads, I'll keep an eye out... :eyes:

I love the orange, blue, red and black all juxtaposed here, and the shading (though not entirely consistent with lighting... I think... :O ).
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pffffffffft I didn't actually have a lighting guide. I was kinda going with they each had a light on their faces, except Jade (at the top) who's face was lit from underneath (the planets).

And thanks so much for commenting in a lovely way m'dear!
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, it's not distracting. I only really noticed it because I looked pretty closely at the details between them all. :shrug:
Funny lighting like that can work, provided it's stressed with obvious sources. :P

No problem! :dummy:
Dinowolf98 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just amazing ; o ; erhmahgerd-
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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