So here is my official entry in the Kick Your Own @$$ deviantart contest! [link]Category
: All Digital Paintings, Drawings, Pixel Art, 3-Dimensional, Vectors, and Vexel imagesCritique
: Man where to start! Well, 2 years ago I sure as hell couldn't draw background so I decided to put some weird gray scale loony toons background. The grim reaper though possessing a skull and arm seems to be lacking any other bones beneath the writhing mass that was supposed to be his cloak. The girls arms were extremely long, the lineart on the whole pretty messy, and the shadows not nearly deep enough... the blatant text pasted smack in the middle wasn't all that good a choice. And to think, back in the day I was extremely immensely proud of it. XD
I'm still a fledgling digital painter but I definitely have a better grasp now on backgrounds, shading, anatomy (to some extent anyhow), and light sources. I did change the girl from the original into an deteriorating Lolita girl because a) in the first she was an old character I don't care for and it didn't match and b) I just have a weird love of Lolita style- sue me!
The grim reaper isn't quite as cute in the new one and that makes me sad, but I did spend a ridiculously long time of it and I'd say I've improved quite a bit.
New Version: [link]