Tuscany December 08

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Tuscany December 08

    Just a simple character illustration

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    http://www.behance.net/Jackie
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NJ/PA
    Posts
    107
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Right now, the woman is looking very flat with the shadow that her dress is casting, there should be darker areas on her body, such as in her hair, on her arms, her neck, her singular leg. The only thing that looks like it has mass are her breasts. If you turn the image to b/w you can see how similar the values are.
    BTW, are you using a reference image?

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,252
    Thanks
    3,535
    Thanked 5,476 Times in 3,685 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Top half great, bottom half confused.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,125
    Thanks
    451
    Thanked 204 Times in 130 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The outline around the hair bothers me. Hair usually makes a relatively soft contour. Right now it looks like a sold mass that has been colored in like hair.

    I'd also like to see a cooler tone in the skin, unless you're going for a more "pure" look for beauty reasons, which is your choice entirely.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Turku, Finland
    Posts
    2,786
    Thanks
    3,734
    Thanked 2,422 Times in 1,320 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    to all what has been said, id say that the skin is way too monochromatic atm. Play with your hues and colors! add some browns, more reds, and maybe a hint of purples?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks everyone for your critique and comments. I see that skin and hair is something I still need to spend a lot of time on.

    I did use a reference photo for this, because I am not very good at perspective anatomy. But when it comes to the skin tone and such I was trying to create more of a dreamy feel to it. But perhaps it is too soft, and the lack of strong shadow is making it look uninteresting. But I was wondering does it always needs to have that sharp contrast to make it look good ? Can a flater, more complementary shadow play well with the skin tone ?

    Hair I was avoiding in drawing each strand by strand, and was doing it more like blocks, but it doesn't seem like the result is getting any positive feedback. So I think I probably shouldn't do it that way anymore. I will do some more research on it, but it seems that to make it look good maybe I really need to just spent the time to do it bit by bit to make it more realistic.

    But at least no one dislike the breasts. That was the part I spent the most time on and I am glad at least that part of the body turned out pretty good.

    Again thanks for all the comment, I am excited to make another piece again soon.

    http://www.behance.net/Jackie
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook