Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Really lost here, please help!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    489
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts

    Really lost here, please help!!!

    I really really need help with this one, I know it can look good but I need tips on how to render it properly and make it look more realistic yet like an illustration. Much like Mandryk, no exclusively like that but I think you get the idea...
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,079
    Thanks
    792
    Thanked 127 Times in 112 Posts
    The shading, make it more dynamic, softer and cleaner.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    489
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts
    Marlo, thanks, but what do you mean by more dynamic?
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,079
    Thanks
    792
    Thanked 127 Times in 112 Posts
    Im bad at explaining things but, try adding some blues in your shadowed areas, make the lightsource more defined and a wee bit more saturated areads between light and the shadows. hope it helps. Also, it wouldn't hurt to make the edges more sharper, his right arm seems blurred and doesnt standout too much from the background.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Belgium, Antwerp
    Posts
    952
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 36 Times in 20 Posts
    He's a little bit too bright almost transparent with the background. Adjusting the contrast helps the character stand out more. Also a darker background makes him pop out more.
    Backlighting is often used to define the shape that otherwise would be lost in the shadows.
    if you're stuck - go back to basics - lighting, anatomy, shape/form, volume
    hope it gives you some ideas how to take this further - looks good so far
    Last edited by Uziel; August 30th, 2009 at 06:31 PM.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 30 Times in 29 Posts
    you definately have some highlights going on, but your darks are only at midtone level. Dont be afraid to push the shadows darker
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    489
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts
    I haven't incorporated all the crits and suggestions just yet, but I will, I think this looks much better...
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,079
    Thanks
    792
    Thanked 127 Times in 112 Posts
    Nice job on softening it up! :o it think it would look better if you applied uziel's critique =)!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    489
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts
    An update... I'll work on the skin tones...
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Similar Threads

  1. Art: Lost
    By RezaAfshar in forum FINISHED ART & ARTWORK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 11th, 2010, 06:20 PM
  2. Lost
    By hyenaman in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 18th, 2008, 10:22 AM
  3. I lost everything...
    By Opilione in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: October 8th, 2008, 05:55 PM
  4. SketchBook: The Moon Has Lost Her Way - Lost Luna's sketchbook
    By LostLuna in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 10th, 2007, 10:29 PM
  5. Lost Boy
    By Sammy in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: August 21st, 2003, 05:36 AM

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
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook