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Warlock Upgrades

This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This was done for a request: Upgrade Icons for the Orc-Warlock (RoC)

Updated: 100% freehand work to avoid substandard and better satisfy request
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OrcFirstUpgrade (Icon)

OrcSecondUpgrade (Icon)

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The Panda
Overdue moderation, Good enough for approval.

San

San

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Great to see you working on freehand.
However, there are some issues worth mentioning here.
Shape of the staff is inaccurate, both parts doesn't match with each:
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On the second upgrade, the staff is "flooded" by the effect, it looks like he is holding some hair in my opinion.

You could add something to the wrist, or a darker shade.
The knuckle could be smaller, try giving some space between the fingers and the palm:
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I cannot help you much with my limited vocabulary, I hope these examples can help you to understand better. (Compare them)
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Do you wish to continue working on it?
 

The Panda

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Give your skin tone colors more contrast they are really dull right now, and the wooden weapon that he is holding also needs some highlights or a brighter contrast of color. Also the bottom part of the wooden stake is thinner than the top part of it, make it one size instead of thicker to thin.
 
Give your skin tone colors more contrast they are really dull right now, and the wooden weapon that he is holding also needs some highlights or a brighter contrast of color. Also the bottom part of the wooden stake is thinner than the top part of it, make it one size instead of thicker to thin.
Noted. though I made it thinner because I was going for a 3D effect.
 

The Panda

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Please re do your icon like this,
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because right now the orc hand itself looks very messy and the shading needs improved. It doesn't look like the hand is actually holding the wooden stick at all, you need to re-adjust your shape of the stick and where it is placed. It would be nice if you added some sharp nails on the hands as well since its an orc and the nails you have now are just one solid color. The stick itself should be on solid shape just like the photo i provided, instead of having it go from "thick" to "thin" on the bottom. Lastly the green skin tone are pretty dull and messy, i feel like they could be a little bit brighter, research some orcs and try to find a better skin tone.
 
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