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My, I haven't posted in a while here! I feel like I'm missing some critique in my life, and I'd like some.
This is the nearly finished sketch for a image that I'm not really sure how I'll approach. The tiny scales on the breast I found tedious to draw and didn't really draw them everywhere they're needed (flanks, mostly). What do you think? Major anatomy mistakes seen? I didn't reference her too heavily.
I guess the big question is, where are you going with this? B and W, Color, PS, Painter- what are you planning? As far as the scales, your answer to that question will determine what I have to say. Not trying to withhold advice, just have SPECIFIC advice for you, depending on what you are planning.
Gotchya. I plan on painting this in Photoshop. My recent technique was to make base colors with Illustrator and place them into PS and shade from there. This creates a nice crispness, but I want to break away from that and go back to some more whole painted pictures.
Here is the reference I am working off of, it it helps you. http://brennaraven.deviantart.com/ar...Gaze-122517736
I have also thought about adding a background, but I will probably not go too extensively there. Would this picture benefit more with a background? I don't know, I'll sketch it out.
Okay, I felt this picture was in need of a background, so I added one.
The only thing that stands out to me at this stage is that the pose is too stiff. Try bending her spine, and putting her shoulders and hips at an angle. If she is walking, this would be happening naturally. The only reference you should be looking at at this point is figure and anatomy reference.
Try http://www.characterdesigns.com/ they have a bunch of photos of people in different poses, many of which are probably similar to the one you are doing here.
I drew a quick example of how the figure could possibly be posed with more motion in the spine and hips. I'm not trying to tell you how you should draw the picture, just exploring the possibility of loosening the pose up a bit.
Last edited by rolandb; March 12th, 2010 at 11:42 PM.
Just another old dog learning new tricks.
My environment concepts thread in the entertainment design section
artwork for "the guard", a webcomic that I am illustrating