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Colors by me.

A fantastic line artist to collaborate with ( a fantastic lineartist period ;) )

this is about 75% what I visioned the colors for this to look like. so I am only 75% happy with it.

C and C welcome as usual ;)
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Let me start by saying overall I like the picture. You have good proportions, and excellent textures. The clothing looks good, but I think could be better by showing more folds. This would compliment your smooth style by adding some contrast and thus giving the picture some additional layers.

I cant stop feeling like this is a picture I have seen a hundred times before. I would have liked to see some additional originality. I know this is harsh, but it just seems like something that has been done but in your style.

Let me close by saying that I also like to take a concept and put my spin on it, and there is nothing wrong with that.

I always like to end my critiques with a positive. In other pictures I have seen like this (young xmen) the toons look to be the same age as they are in the present. Your picture does not do that. The toons look like they are late teen, early 20s, and thats how it should be.

Overall Good job
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I love the colors that you've used, especially for the background. it's very pretty. I also want to say that you are a very, very good colorist.

The only thing I feel is off is that you used roughly the same color value/strength and saturation for everyone. By doing so, you've given the image less depth than it should have had, and you've given the aforementioned characters less separation in planes. I like to break planes down into three categories. Plane 1 is the foreground, plane 2 is the middle ground, and plane three is the background (of course, when it comes to coloring, where backgrounds are concerned, you can have anywhere between 2 and perhaps 5 planes or more, but three is a very effective number of planes).

There should exist the darkest values and full-strength colors should be in the foreground, lighter colors and values in the middle ground, and the lightest colors and values in the background. You neglected to do this.

I have to use the disclaimer that I'm not a colorist, but had I been been told to give the characters separation, I would have went with three planes, with either one of these two routes:

Route 1:
- Plane 1: Cyclops
- Plane 2 : Jean Grey and Beast
- Plane : Archangel, Iceman, and Professor X

Route 2:
- Plane 1: Cyclops
- Plane 2: Jean Grey, Beast, Archangel, and Iceman.
- Plane 3: Professor X

By doing that, my eyes, and pretty much everyone else' eyes, would be drawn to Cyclops first, then who ever was included in plane 2, and then to whoever was included in plane 3.

Depth and separation is a powerful tool. Don't neglect to use them at your disposal.

Mahalo,

Carl Shinyama
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Good one, my friend.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like the palette you used on this piece. It's unusual. I like when people think outside of the box. Using this pastel palette was a very cool idea! :D
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks stacy!
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job here; comic book quality.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Awesome piece
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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MarkFanboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job to both of you on this pic of the X-Men's REAL first class.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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secret6fan1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Can't wait for the movie.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, hope its good!
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CapAmerica13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
x-men first class?
that's cool)
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
indeed it is. thanks :)
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kkht311 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Old School X-Men.

Nice artwork. :-)
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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donn35 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
old skool xmen yo cool
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GeistInkings Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
This looks great. Super job.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man :)
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd agree. There a lot of VERY impressive brush strrokes and effects in the top in bottom but it doesnt have the same contrast as your typical stuff. Not "bad" just different.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah...thats probably it. not my favorite image I've done but its seems to have gone down really well with everyone so I guess thats a success.
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think ANY work you see through is a success. This comes from a recovering procrastinator.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely in agreement there.
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therealARTURO Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional
If this is 75%, then 100% must be Scary Good! The scary good that makes you drop to your knees and cry!! :worship:

This is beautiful my friend! I have been drooling all day! This is Wow! You opened my head, looked inside, and did exactly what I was thinking! Each character is captured perfectly, and the colors tie them together superbly. That is a special talent my friend. Great,Great work!
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad your happy with it man. It was a really fun piece to work on. I'll do the icons piece sometime in the near future aswell. Should be good. Thanks for the collab!
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therealARTURO Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional
Once again, great stuff ,and I look forward to the new works. You are the Man!:D
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LRitchieART Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
OOooooo pretty. :)
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Punda315 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
cool
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Punda315 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Welcome
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SeanE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nailed this one
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks sean.
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tanoshiboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great colors. Captures the early, innocent days of the team.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! I was hoping to get across that very thing.
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tanoshiboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
You did it!
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I was hoping for this team for the new X-Men:First Class movie but no luck. Great job!
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I havent checked the cast and roles for that yet. I fiugre they'll find them self in a bit of a ditch with patrick stewart dead and unable to play xavier.
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well whoever they get, I'm not too sure about it :?
From what I've heard its just Kevin Bacon as the villain and a bunch of no-names
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol kevin bacon? I'll go check it out... as sabastian shaw... interesting choice.

your right.. that is alot of no names.
the guy playing magneto looks like he could be a young Ian mckellen and the girl playing emma frost looks the part

wait... james Mcavoy as xavier??? and where the hell is jean gray?
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, odd casting in my opinion.
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
WOW....thats just amazing.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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CheezR Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
haha , very oldschool :) i like their costumes.
love the coloring and how you draw the lights , nicely done
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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disturbedite Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
great!
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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orabich Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice colors!
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude
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