This is amazing!!!! the detail in the outfit and the landscape! the point of view and the colors! i could go on and on about it!! i am not that very good of an artist, so i cant exactly tell you the nit picky ideas of how the picture could be better, i see nothing wrong with it whatsoever! i am utterly amazed. the detail in the feathers of the bird ... i feel like i am looking down over his shoulder! its almost real! i dont think i can say any more than that it blew my mind when i saw it!!!
Hiya! I thought I might try my hand at critiquing this magnificent piece. I will explain the scores I gave you for the categories on the right >
For vision, this is excellent. 'Vision' is a bit vague though, so I'll say that what I mean by vision it is mostly composition. The piece is balanced and the eye is effectively drawn around it. The feathers, in particular, work very well to help 'frame' the piece and are a very nice touch.
Originality, I took one star away because the whole assassin looking down from a high place deal has been done before, and probably many times at that, but that absolutely does not take away from the piece at all. And in my humble opinion, it doesn't matter.
For technique, the only quibble I have is that the perspective of Altair in comparison to the structure he is standing on seems just ever-so-slightly off. Not that much, and it could just be a trick of the eyes or just the way I'm viewing it. The people on the ground are dispersed a little too evenly, also, and in reality there would likely be small groups or clumps of people. Other than that, the colours are magnificent, the lighting and contrast is very well done, the details (especially on the eagle!) are all wonderful. The depth of field of the 'camera' so to speak is also perfect, and really helps to draw the eye towards Altair.
And now for the most important one: impact. This piece has an incredible impact. You can feel the power in Altair's stance and the height away from the ground. You have a wonderful style and each brushstroke helps add to the impact. The previous critique has described in detail the impact that it has, so let me just say that I am exactly as breath-taken as them. It's a beautiful painting.
I hope that this critique is helpful, or at the very least, not annoying!