Great, now I'm going to have the Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" stuck in my head all day, lol.^^' Nice job on the clouds, and the soft out-of-focus background adds a lot of depth! The flares on the belt buckle, and the shading on his belt in general, is perfect.
One of the earlier commenters mentioned the washed-out highlights. Personally I think that it suits the vampiric nature of the character.
If you do ever want to get good high-saturation highlights on a piece, though, and you are using either Gimp or Photoshop, you can use a low-opacity layer(30%-60% is usually a good range) set to a layermode called "vivid light" in photoshop or "grain merge" in Gimp that you put on top of your color layer. and paint the highlights into this layer in a very light shade of the color you want your highlights to be. The two modes work a bit differently from one another, but both can be used to get the same end result: bright, high saturation highlights. I was recently taught this trick by *RickGriffin and it makes for some cool effects!
Hmm I haven't heard that one, I love the Gorillaz tho so I will be checking that one out!!! ~__^
Thank you so much, tho tbh I was having a hard time drawing the cacti with detail and having them look good D: so I just said hey what the hell, figured it may giv the pic it's own "special" look
Yeah, oftentimes I tend to miss things that are more obvious to others, hehe and ya now I see the issue here. Thanks a mil for the light-tip btw, it's so much appreciated!!! ^__^ I use Photoshop and yeah, as I am kinda 'guessing' my way through it there's so much stuff I don't know (that def being one of them!!) I just went back to the piece anyhow and played around w/the 'vivid light' setting exactly and tried to give him a faint yellow 'glow,' gonna prolly work on it some more this weekend, figure it all out, so thank you so much once again!!! ^__^
Interesting... I like the attention to detail you put on the shading, but I do have one complaint... The lack of color on the main dude makes him appear drab and washed-out compared to the relatively vibrant colors of the surrounding desert, and he doesn't really seem to fit into the picture, if that makes sense. Perhaps you could add some color to the highlights... I mean it is a bright, sunny day, so the light is bound to be at least a little orange...
Thank you so much...and yeah, I totally see your point, hmm I didn't think of that w/this one-usually I remember that with the darker pics but yeah with the orange and yellow of the desert there should be a glow there I suppose...thank you so much for that, I just may go back and fix ^__^