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    Learning better lighing techniques. [UPDATE!]

    or something like it. Here's the picture.
    Learning better lighing techniques. [UPDATE!]

    Any critiques are appreciated.
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    hello dancin lad
    the light is supposed to come from top left right
    okay
    the character is really good
    i guess u shud darken the values away from the light
    do highlights on the eyes and face
    the sword too
    somethin else
    looks like the sword has went thru her leg
    do a shadow of the sword on her leg
    good work keep it up

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    Not bad

    Too learn better lighting techniques, push yourself more
    Use harsher lighting. Use 2 light sources. Use a coloured light source. Challenge yourself too really learn.

    Not a real crit, because the lighting is OK, not great,but not wrong either.
    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    Try to alter and darken the values of the shadows where the lighting is supposed to be minimal.
    Try to "bring out" the shadows and highlights.
    Try to create points of focus. Your picture is very good but the eyes tend to wander around the picture since there is no focus point. You should have one or two points where you look first, then you start looking on the other parts of the picture (one of these points is often the face of the character).
    I don't know if this makes any sense...

    maybe this illustrates better:

    Learning better lighing techniques. [UPDATE!]

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    hmmm
    I think the head could be a nice focal-point...
    try to bring more detail on the face...some crazy tatoos or a piercing to "catch" the eyes of others *lol*
    just a suggestion

    anyway..very nice lines
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    Try and think about how shading and highlighting aren't just darker or lighter colors of the base color. More often then not blues, greens, and purples are the best way to shade, while yellows, reds, and oranges highlight.

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    Originally posted by HugeHarHar
    Try and think about how shading and highlighting aren't just darker or lighter colors of the base color. More often then not blues, greens, and purples are the best way to shade, while yellows, reds, and oranges highlight.
    You mean more lilke... this? \/
    Learning better lighing techniques. [UPDATE!]

    Took some pointers, and tried to apply. How'd I do?

    The head and glowing hand are my intended focal points.

    And, you shouldn't worry at all about the background. It's just there so she has some where to stand.

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    Originally posted by HugeHarHar
    Try and think about how shading and highlighting aren't just darker or lighter colors of the base color. More often then not blues, greens, and purples are the best way to shade, while yellows, reds, and oranges highlight.


    Well, I decided if these nice people are giving me advice, I might as well take it.

    The focal points should be the face then the hand with the light. But that may not have worked out...

    I did just used black to shade though. Looking back, I can see how a purple would have done nicely. So, how'd I do? Any more crits?

    edit: sorry, double post. Something is screwy on my end of things...

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    yup it's good, ugh, but keep the line drawing. Maybee, the secondary weapon could be more concealed... unused, I would pay attention to the main one only because of the size of it and the fact that she has 3 types of weapons. (It's hard to give importance to 3 main weapons). But, you're definately on the right track now.

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