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Hey everybody, first time poster here. I just finished a digital painting course, and this was my fist time using photoshop for things other than photos. (Not trying to use this as a disclaimer.)
I would love to hear any opinions or suggestions for both the painting and the concept. Thanks ^_^
Three suggestions. One, work on the hands, they look very awkwardly placed and stiff, you'll benefit with a reference here.
Two, think about that light source. Right now it looks like an action figure descending from a desk lamp. Is the light source natural or artificial? What time of day is it/what type of light?
And thirdly, adding a few cooler colours will give this piece a real cavey feel, Make the highlights warm colours and the shadows cooler.
I played around with the layer settings in GIMP. I added an opaque turquoise layer and found that overlay and burn both gave interesting effects that you could look at.
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- A complete guide to drawing Anthro
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- Chiseled Rocks' Musings - Fantastic tutorials on lighting and media maintenance
foxtrot, nice light. and yeah, use reference, also, forearms are too long. Thighs are short.