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    female face with color step by step.

    that last one was so extremely helpful.

    This time I want to try color. I've found this fantastic tutorial by Ron Lemen
    http://www.gfxartist.com/features/tutorials/14033


    Here is the original. I'm refusing to trace, so the sketch took a lot of moving bits around to come out right.

    I've erased most of the construction lines (the brow one made her look very angry).

    I'll start painting now and look forward to the tips!
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    this is why I need you people.... I'm beginning to block in the colors and already I want to puke.
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    I seriously would go back to the sketch and observe your reference a little more. Her face is soft and she has a peaceful/happy look on her face. Your sketch looks angry and too sharp. For the coloring introduce a few more tones for your face.

    I don't really know what else to add, it's pretty early in stage.
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    yeah, you're right. I had already gone back to sketch. I'll probably totally wipe and start completely over in a few minutes.
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    ok, re sketching it.

    I'm not horribly concerned with matching her exactly. I really trying to learn how to paint skin. I'm having a horrible time at it. If I hadn't posted this here, I'd have given up already.
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    This feels much closer to her... close enough if there aren't any obvious anatomical blunders.

    I'm so frustrated with color I'm thinking of doing it in b&w then trying to colorize it. I'd really like to be able to lay down color though.
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    From looking at your drawing and comparing it to the photo - there's something you're missing. Her head is at a very slight tilt; while your drawing is not. That's one thing throwing you off.

    Another is that you'll notice in that tutorial - that the artist is using values of color to block in the shapes and form of the head. It looks as if you're concerning yourself with details right away while in the tutorial, that's not the case.

    Just mah observations - as luverly_marie said, it's pretty early in stage.
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    I'm not too concerned with matching her exactly. As long as I'm practicing good anatomy. This is really just a crash course in skin and color.

    I started over, blocking in as he does on the tutorial... I'm a bit stuck here. as I try to continue based on his stuff, I start getting muddy again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4l3b View Post
    I'm not too concerned with matching her exactly.
    You said this in your previous thread as well.
    At this point, you should be.

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    it seems that there is a fundamental difference in how you go about blending color and blending b&w... I usually just blend the b&w at the point they meet, but I guess I need to overlap and mix the color to get the right effect.

    its all new to me.

    this is just a quick test to see how it works... better, believe it or not. I'm using a speckled brush and overlapping the different colors.. alot.
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    I am pretty new to digital art to and around your level. This was my last work I did here . I think you shouldnt be afraid of using the lasso tool in photoshop to grab parts and shift them around and resize them to get that proportion right. Also sketch it cos your pencil work is quite good and scan it in. Dont feel that taking colors from certain sections in the image is cheating as it can be a way to drive your pallet.
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    I played with it more last night. I'm not ready for color I think. I'm going to do it in black and white then color it.
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