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January 5th, 2008 #1
Digital Work, Please Critique (Process Included)
just a little something for myself, i'm trying to improve on painting digitally. Any critique would be great. Thanks
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hey, that's a solid pose an some good bodylines!
the face in the sketch also looks good and the expression fits the mood but after you colored it, you simplified it and made it look too cartoony- the round eyebrow don't look convincing and the eyes look like black dots. Also notice that her lower lip is the brightest spot in the whole figure.
January 5th, 2008 #3
I agree I liked the sketch before I painted it.. I think I have a problem with losing the goodness of the lines to the color And yeah I should lower the value of her lower lip. Thank you for your comment and critique.
January 6th, 2008 #4
I actually really the the second image, the body/pose sketch. Feel like you've captured the weight shift really well there. Her legs are a bit short though, especially her thighs, which should be a little longer than her lower legs. You also need to move her navel down a little.
That said, coloring this REALLY took away a lot of the appeal. The face now looks like some kind of creepy doll, and a male one at that. You've established a lighting direction, but its not falling on the clothes in a convincing manner. Also, if you're gonna use color, try to use it too add some weight- she looks kinda floaty now.
Oh, dont work against white.
January 6th, 2008 #5
Thanks for the comment and critique chagan, I agree about the coloring I need to work on keeping the original lines in my work the best I can. How exactly can I use colors to add weight? Thanks man
January 6th, 2008 #6
I think the first thing I'd try is to get some stronger colors on her legs, and a better sense of lighting. You've got 2 values on them, but they aren't significantly different from each other. Also, try to add some warm color to the lit side of the skin, it's practically zombie tone. Hope that helps .
January 6th, 2008 #7
Hm ok I see what you mean. The whole thing does look really dull and I was trying to do just the opposite as I was working on it but yeaaah that didnt turn out
January 6th, 2008 #8
You seem to be a better painter than i am. but if your trouble is digital may i suggest that when you add color lower the opacity of the layer and your under-painting will show through. or you can just put the under-painting layer on top. or use multiply layers, this way you can keep your lines intact.
hope it helps
January 6th, 2008 #9
Well its not so much that I want my lines to visibly show I just mean I want to keep the qualities of the original design as opposed to when I paint it changing it drastically. Thank you for your comment Silent Stander
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