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    Valkyrie

    I have been working almost exclusively in monochrome and grayscale for years. I am making a real concerted effort to force myself to start painting comfortably directly with color rather than relying purely on colorizing shenanigans and other tricks. I feel like I am stumbling around deep in the woods most of the time.

    Anyways, criticism and comments very welcome, particularly in regards to color and painting, but anything goes.

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    I like the design but it looks super desaturated. I think it would be good to study from ref and take notice where saturation changes depending on light, skin color etc.

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    yeah definatly need more color variation in the skin,hair, and clothes. some brighter highlights would especially make it pop more. also the chest amor (?) looks flat.

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    Considering the works in your sketchbook, I'll assume that the dullness in value range of this piece was either intentional or is something you were still going to work on. If you've worked mostly in monochrome and/or greyscale, I'd suggest you simply desaturate the entire piece and work out the values that way. I really enjoy your style though, very inspiring work in your sketchbook as well .



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    Higher contrast + sharpening should do most of the work, but probably you should rely more on yourself as the comp will eventually have trouble recognizing which colors to push in lightening or darkening. Adding reflected light may helps too as you have many different colors here.

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    Good lord i love this one. ITs very far from done, but i love the idea. the face is alluring and the colors are beautiful. I love the old oil quality youve given the piece. I really hope you will continue this one

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