WOW. Really been slacking on keeping up with this sketchbook. Gotta make it a point to post more often. Here's some stuff I've recently finished. By the way thanks for the comments Feel free to critique.
hey man, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook! youve got some pretty cool stuff in here!
i hope you dont mind, i did a little paintover of your chow guy there. i really liked the image, and the character is well done, but the overall value range was not as wide as it could have been. i just did a quick paintover to show you what i mean...
there was alot of midrange values, so first i just opened up a new multiply layer, and with a fairly light value, began to block in some shadows with a more focal light source. (i chose to have it come from behind him, so that it was like god had his back hehe) then i kept pushing the value a bit darker in areas, and then on a new layer brought up the highlights in areas that would bring out the contrast more. for instance, where the cape meets the shadow under it to really make it pop. i also made his eyes and hammer glow a bit, to give it more of a "holy" look. hope you dont care that im just posting it in here. i did the paintover because i think the dude looked sick. just needed a tiny bit more time to get it looking better.
Oh, sweet!!!! Thanks, I definitely don't mind at all, that's what the sketchbook is for. Values are definitely something that I struggle with a lot. I kind of struggle with color in general when it comes to applying it, but this helps a ton. I'm glad you took out the time to show me this. Pushing the values really makes a huge difference in the piece. I also like the way you made the hammer glow. I wanted to do that but I had absolutely no clue how. Thanks again NickyBeats!