Here's a ninja turtle I did while watching the orignal live action movie tonight<3
I wanted to do colors...but I'm having difficulty with underpainting and geting the colors looking right and what not...help is appreciated<3
Eh. Color is hard for me. To much going on for my brain to wrap around. And it tends to look flat and boring because my color choice is bleh. Just have to work harder I suppose
I think one reason you find your colors to be off is you often work within really a compressed value and mostly linear hue scale that flattens your forms and keeps your paintings from having unity. Mostly looking at the portrait in post 2. Push those values! Really solid work otherwise :]
"A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed
Hey, push those values. Darker darks, lighter lights.Oh and if you have trouble painting in colors, try painting in grayscale and then apply color using the "Color" type layer in photoshop, after you get your values right. It lets you focus on one thing at a time.