I. Want. To play with Riku's hair. Or at least touch it. If he were real he'd probably kill anyone but Sora if they touched his hair. I don't think any drawing has made me want to do that before. But you did an awesome job on the hair. It's clearly the emphasis to me.
I love how you've done Riku's profile, but [excuse the art student critique..] if you look at how small it is and then look at how high up his hair goes, you'd realize how huge his head must be under all of that hair. It's just something I noticed about the scale/proportions in this piece, and I felt the need to point it out.
I realize that this effect could be intentional, and that it may be your style, but I think it's something to keep in mind. Perhaps next time you could bring the top of his head down, or make his profile bigger. The way you've drawn this, however, is fucken awesome. And I love it.
OMG THANK YOU! I couldn't figure out what was bothering me so much about this image...well that's not true. I knew it was something about Riku but I couldn't tell what. His head is totally huge isn't it? You have no clue how nice it is to have someone point stuff like that out for me. This should be a forum for advice and stuff...but it somehow usually falls short, doesn't it?
You're welcome. It definitely does fall short. Everybody's always saying "omg so kewl" or "kawaii!!!!" and that kind of thing irritates me to no end. I found out in a drawing class that it really helps if you look at your piece upside down or in a mirror, you can find the flaws pretty easily. =] Hopefully that helps with future works.
Eyes are pretty much the devil. I love this! Sora's expression is beautiful, and their hair is *amazing*. Riku's hair is just kind of making me stare. The colours are gorgeous, too, the simplicity of it. Insert happy sigh?
Ooooooh! You are very good at conveying hair! Shape and texture can be really hard to acurately capture, but you have done a very good job with it in this picture! Not only that, but what a sweet moment!