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    Design Noob

    Hi.

    So I'm trying to design the front of a shirt for print. I'm unsure if this works or if it doesn't or what is lacking.
    Snor translates to Moustache in Dutch.



    Left: "Final"
    Right: Sketch.

    It seems like I captured a mood or a feeling in the sketch, but lost it when I did the final design.

    Any advice, crits or tips?

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    i think you did a great job

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    I love this design, really do.

    I think the main problem is that you interpreted the shadow on the eyes as the eyebrow.
    I've removed the brow and turned it into the headband which your sketch shows; and added more shadow as your sketch suggests
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    It's obviously just a crappy edit, but I hope it illustrates the differences.

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    It's a lovely design and illustration, I would just say maybe lighten some of the tones, particularly the skin so there's greater contrast between it and the outfit? It just looks a bit murky for me. Also, a small suggestion but that 'x' at the bottom needs some space at the top I think.

    Either way nicely done.

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    Thank you guys. +Props to LordLouis. I totally get it. The lack of shadow / replaced by the eyebrow does look off, the shadows under the eyes just works better.
    And thanks Empty, I'll add more contrast to it!

    Still I feel I'm losing something by using illustrator. The sketch in Photoshop just has more character/depth, while in illustrator it gets left behind. Somehow.

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    @Emptybox: I haven't changed the colours yet, but I plan to.

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    I think the image looks good on the shirt, certianly there is more of a contrast now that
    you have altered the tones; I find it is far more practical to start your work in lighter tones.
    I have noticed a number of people that have the same concern regarding Illustrator, and I
    think that the key to this is learning how to translate your work into vector so that it captures
    the same quality so you may want to think about working in greater detail, finer pen strokes
    for example, and building the image that way.

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