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26 March 2006 @ 09:53 am
Fan Art: Human Transmutation  
Title: 人体錬成 - Human Transmutation
Artist: Kalliel
Notes/Warnings: There's spelling errors in both the (cut off) Japanese text as well as the English text. If I can't spell in either language, what am to do? O_o

I'm rather fond of the overall picture. What I'm not fond of is the way it transferred to the computer. The original had an obvious tinge of green in some places that I really liked, and none of it shows up on my monitor. >_> I got my friend to scan it so she could test her scanner, but she kept sending it in formats that my Photoshop couldn't read (for instance, what in the hell is an 'arithmetic jpg'?) so I ended up taking screen caps of it off my mail client, and splicing them together. But I have my picture, so ha.

Constructive criticism appreciated; I know I need it. :)
Meg: New Canadian Militarymegkips on March 26th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Overall I really like this piece. You've got an excellent grasp on coloured pencils and that's really impressive. (At least to me. I can't colour with traditional media for shit.)

I think the one thing I've found is that adding Fullmetal Alchemist to the bottom right kind of takes away from the piece. This may just be me, but I think it would have looked better without the logo. The lettering is nice though.

Also, I would have made Ed's eye a bit lighter. It looks a bit hazel-y.

Other than that, very nice job. I wish I could colour that well. Would love to see more from you.
Kallielkalliel on March 26th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much for the crit. :)

I think the one thing I've found is that adding Fullmetal Alchemist to the bottom right kind of takes away from the piece.

Now that you mention it, I see it, too. Well, I know how to fix that. Gah ha ha~ *gets out trusty clone stamp tool*
Meg: IM: Things are Looking Upmegkips on March 26th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Not a problem. I'm a firm believer in the idea of constructive crits.

Do you have an online gallery? I'd like to see more of your stuff.
Kallielkalliel on March 26th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no, I don't actually have a gallery. Even if I did, that'd be the only thing in it so far. O_o Unless you count my icons, and... I wouldn't.

But I'm watching the Paperbag alchemy skits right now. *mrrffl* Lust/Chuck Norris. :)

Meg: FMA: Roy Eats Furher's Headmegkips on March 26th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
Heh. Why not get a deviantart account? They're convient.

>_> I don't even know where the hell that one came from. And now we're plotting Ed fighting a giant spider.
Kallielkalliel on March 27th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
*mmm, spiders*

Heh, my friend has been bugging me to get one for months now. It seems like it would take a lot of time (mostly because I'm a slow person, but ah, lackaday.)

I will consider it, though.
Annakurumi_elric on March 26th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
I really like this picture and how you colored it ^_^
moon_wingmoon_wing on March 26th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Arithmetic jpg? Never eard of it, personally.

I adore the coloring job. Adore. But the black part with the 'Fullmetal Alchemist' takes away from the horror in Ed's eye. Otherwise, love it!
goddess_emilygoddess_emily on March 26th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
That is really well done. I am very impressed! I love the use of coloring. Great job!

goddess_emilygoddess_emily on March 26th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Aww...I love your icon! It is so precious. It makes me so happy and makes me want to smile. Where did you find it?
Kallielkalliel on March 27th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
I made it. :)
chrstphrlchrstphrl on March 27th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
Bringing Order into your Chaosokami_hu on March 27th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
For the record, finally somebody, who's willing to take some time to past picture parts toghether precisely. ^_^ Most people freak out by the _difficulty_ *irony* of the task.

The coloring looks neat even though I'm used to homogenic colors, not streaks like this. Although, personally, I'm not too thrilled by it. I've seen thousands of Ed pics (1666+ of them sits on my hard drive) and this particular piece doen't really move me. An eye, some skin and hair, a collar - that's not enough to transfer a meaning but then again, it's probably only me.

Anyway, keep on. ^_^ And consider a DA account, it's a good place.
Kallielkalliel on March 29th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Hey, I love the concept of splicing. Because it's a lot harder if you have to do it with tape, and paint over the break in the paper so it doesn't stand out as much...

Thank you for an original perpective on the piece. :) I will definitely try to draw more of the picture (presumably making it more poignant, but with me you never know... *sigh*) and take into account the weight the picture holds. And again, thank you!
The Iji: Calithe_iji on March 27th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
I really like it, and to say something like that over something that feels a little out of my element design wise feels weird.

I realized people are saying the fullmetal alchemist at the bottom takes away from the piece. I do believe, at the moment, it does but it may just be because it's hard to read so the viewer can get a bit subconicously aggrivated. I bet if you found some way to make it more legible it might ad more to it - like more of a logo. If you were to take it into photoshop and maybe vector it or retrace and color it then do the logo nice and crisp I think it would be nice to look more like a self made advertisement.

Im also wondering if you added a bit more to the bridge of his nose that it would help. I try to figure out if he's looking over his shoulder and thats the black part or if he's facing forward with this "Omgwtf gasp!" look. Not a whole nose, mind you, just a small like for a hint of its existance. I like Eds nose =3

Anywho, enough with my ramblings~ Really like it - Keep up the good work.
alchemy_otaku on March 29th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
Ooooo...I like it sooooo much!!! I'm never losing this one. I love it! Especially how you colored it.