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    Question Which one?

    Which of the contour styles for this picture do you prefer, and why? (If it's not one of these three, that's fine too, but please explain.)

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    Well personally I prefer the first, though the shading etc also affects my liking of the image, as it looks the most finished and three dimensional (even though such shadows might not even work that well on the other images). The other lines arts feel to be bit too much "in your face" and take too much attention from the figures.
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    I like the first one the most tbh. The extra shading really describes the forms and plants them in 3 dimensional space. That said I'd like the male cat to keep the white trims, they really pop nicely in the second image. Also I'd consider darkening the girl's cast shadow juuuust a little to make her stand out.

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    I actually like the second one better, because I think that the outlines give a nice stylistic art stlye, Also in the 2nd and 3rd one why is only the blue guy shaded and not the orange cat girl?

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    Arenhaus, I think you need to study and observe more real life anthropomorphic tracksuit and evening wear outfitted cat-human hybrids.



    Kidding aside. I like the first one best. I agree with TB that it looks the most finished. I don't like the outline on number 2 and the differences between the texture of the girl and the dude in number 3 is a bit jarring. Unless that was purely a colour test? In which I case I -still- prefer number one.

    However, I do like the mouth of the girl in number three, the parting of the lips is more defined. Sorry to complicate things!

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    Hi matey

    I agree with the guys the first one is the better artisticly speaking the outline isnt as bold and the shading seems better.

    If this is for a childrens book however then the third one is the best the colours are stronger and more vibrant and stand out from each other also the outline is stronger and will help them stand out from the background.

    The middle one just doesnt work at all for me the cats outline is way too strong and spoils her.

    would it be possible to put her shadow back in on the middle one too, it seems to have gone off somewhere, come to thingk of it they all seem to be lit slightly differently if you want a direct comparison from the more nit picky ones amongst us then they should all be the same.

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    Am I the only one that likes number 2?

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    In my opinion number two has a more suitable outline, one wich you'll often see used in childerens books etc. However, it seems the first picture is mich more defined and has better shading. A combination of both would imo be a perfect scenario.

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    Either 1 or 2. I'm mostly looking at the big guy, and both the outlines work fairly well on him. The first is more solid, the second softer and more stylized. Which one you'd use would probably depend on how detailed and sharp you needed the final picture to be.

    The girl... doesn't work for me at all. Unless you're going for "creepy alien" in which case she's perfect.

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    I like number two best, especially the male cat. If you'd add shading to the female cat similar to number one it would be perfect. It's probably just personal taste though, since I've always loved images with brown outlines.

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    Middle one. The thick contours go nicely w the stylized look.

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    I like the first one the best because of the the shading probably I think her tail around the leg looks so much better then. Though I like the tracksuit on the other two better ;p

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    First one...least obtrusive and lets the forms "wrap". Also best sense of stylized light.

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    Thanks, guys. You've helped me shape my thoughts really well.

    I think I'll go with 1 but add a little 2 where appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axisis View Post
    Also in the 2nd and 3rd one why is only the blue guy shaded and not the orange cat girl?
    Because I was testing several things at once: not just the contours, but also the colors and shadow styles, to name a few things. These are tests for a much bigger picture.

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