A common question that has been going around my deviations ever since, is "why don't you detail your pieces?"
This question might present it's form in a slightly different, altered form, such as "you should really bring your paintings to a finish, man!"
So, I wanted to address this like a man since there doesn't seem to be another way around it.
I want everyone to understand that I've been doing this only for half a year. However impressive my work may seem to some of you, I'm not a professional. I lack fundamental understanding over a bunch of things and have more weaknesses than strengths.
Give me a break, right? I barely understand lighting. How do you think I'm going to "detail" anything if I can't understand lighting? I think that's pretty crucial when it comes to details.
Some may say then, "use photo-textures!"
Well, no. I'm not going to use photo-textures in my paintings until I'm capable of bringing the same, or at least similar look with brushes and brushes only. Using photo-textures very early on is a terrible mistake and I recommend that everyone stays away from them until they can bring the same results the hard way.
I understand that you don't mean to insult my work when you tell me these things, but I also want you to understand that as of how things are right now, I can't please everyone. At the moment I'm focused on learning more about the fundamentals instead of detailing my pieces, which has always seemed somewhat secondary to me in the first place.
But I promise, when the time is right and I'm more confident in my work, there will be detailed pieces. How long will it take? Well, it's the hardest obstacle for me so probably a year or two, but I'll get to it eventually.
Details aren't everything anyways. If the over-all concept reads, that's all it needs.