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August 2nd, 2012 #1
Graphite Feline- Critique desired
Embarrassingly, this is one of my better works right now.
I could use quite a bit of help here.
Last edited by PunkPoodle; August 2nd, 2012 at 04:22 PM.
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Any reasons for coloring the background so brightly instead of the cat?
August 2nd, 2012 #3
Well I was trying to find an interesting way to fill in the negative space while creating a dramatic contrast.
I may have only succeed in making it look silly, but I'm never sure.
What would you recommend I do in the future?
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What Kry said, Colors, especially contrasting primary colors draw the eye far more than monochrome.
The Cat seems otherwise beautifully drawn aside from one bit: the Nose.
Also it would be a good idea to give the Cat some depth using lighting.
Its ok if you don't know how to do lighting, you can always learn and meanwhile use some reference to see how light interact with a Cat's face, fur, eyes and nose.
Its a simple pose so you'll have no problem locating a reference you can study some lighting from.
When and if you add lighting Take special note of the light reflection and sub surface scattering in the ears and nose (if you are unfamiliar with SSS and its light effect then google it) Its more of a big deal in ultra realistic 3d renders nowadays but its helpful to know when shading organic skin.
Don't be too hard on yourself, think of it as learning because it is.
Last edited by LightandDark; August 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 AM.
August 3rd, 2012 #5
I will be sure to look into the lighting a bit more deeply next time.
I've never heard of subsurface scattering but I think this will help me quite a bit.
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