Katicflis wrote:I say this as a fan of Dennis art and I am a bit irked by all the people saying they 'can't handle PSCD's art' even though I'd honestly place it just beneath Loren. But people love their manga and out of all the artists you hired, Loren-artist was the best at that.
Huh what? I like all art styles, I just really do not like Dennis' style. It is just that simple. Simply put his character expressions are cringe worth at best. Seriously if a person facial expression were like that in real life you would probably say, 'Are you alright brah?' It has been noted and commented by others, the face proportions are off too much to be 'life like' but are close enough to put people on edge due to the 'uncanny valley' feel.
With VNs (I have to disagree with you here Jack) VNs do not HAVE to use magna style art to be successful, but the art MUST match the story you are trying to tell to be successful. Take Cinders for example:
It is a dark and somewhat more grittier telling of the Cinderella story (more in line with the original) and the art work in conjunction with the story not overpowering it, adding another layer to the story itself.
Let me say this, would I buy Dennis' art; YES I would, but not how it is currently presented in the current games. But I would be happy to commission him though.
1> His realism comes off as fake (See other painted realist that have been shown on these forums and compare).
2> Proportions are off
If you want to know how I would use Dennis' work in a VN format it is simple, set in a sci-fi setting, where the majority of the cast including the PC are android human facsimiles and you can use the artist's natural inclinations for the betterment of the story. There you can use the unease to enhance the story not detract from it.
I agree Loren's artist was not the best I still like the original of PS better and there are a couple others I would place above Lorens but that is another debate :p. (I do absolute love Loren's art tho! Jul just ROWR)