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    How can I make this look more Realistic?

    This was only meant to be a quick little thing but I can't get it to look how I want it to. Could someone please share some advice with me or do a paintover?

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    Can you be more specific on what you want to do with it? Besides more realistic? Attach the image using the attachment manager. You'll get more responses that way.

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    It just looks to flat so me. I want ot to look more like a 3D render, kinda like this: http://polywomple.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4ixlpc

    Here's an update btw (still not happy): How can I make this look more Realistic?

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    To be blunt, that link's image...is not a good thing to compare a finished image.

    What you want (as my mind interprets) is you want to know how to render this image to a level of completeness.

    I figure that would take an understanding of what you want the image to look like. If it was me, I'd crack paper and pencil and make a pencil version and render it to a complete stage. Solid shadows, clean lines, etc., and take what you learned from that version and translate it to digital.

    But that's just me.

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    the little highlights over his brows are very painterly. If the hair sticking out of his head is supposed to be kinda flat like a ribbon, I'd add a very subtle edge.

    Generally speaking though, it's not so much how you rendered your piece as which light you've set up. It's just not the kind of light that brings out volume (Most of the shadows are croped out of the piece, which is prob why you find it a bit flat) I think it's pretty consistent with the art you'd like to achieve.

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    post an image at least 600 pxls tall!

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    His face reminds me of Jake from Adventure time

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