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February 10th, 2013 #1
i think im going to get eaten alive but its for the good of progress. im stuck at this point that never really finish a piece because 1 lack of knowledge and 2 cant really see what i need to fix it. if anyone would help me with this it would be greatly appricaited. its mostly for practice but i need to know what i can do improve it. thankyou
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I feel you could really make this piece work if you fix some of the issues first.
1.You need to first sort out your proportion issues, his body is off balance and skewed to one side. Make sure all the parts line
2. Be less sloppy with the rim lighting - right now its just sort of slathered around the edges of the character with a blurry brush. Rim-lighting can give you a chance to really define the small nuances of the body with hard light so being more confident in where you put it will really give the character a much more 3D feel.
3. You have a good opportunity to create some slick, back lit hair.
4. With the light coming from the back, don't be afraid to let some detail of your character to slip into the darkness - you do not have to render every single detail for your image to have an impact. I also darkened the center slightly to really give the contrast a push.
I hope the paintover is useful for you. Good luck!
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February 10th, 2013 #3
ill give another go. i think fixing the proportions first would indeed fix alot of the problems. i just wish i knew i how to render better. but going to give it another go
February 10th, 2013 #4
if you really wish you knew how to render better, study the best work you can find, and practice. thats the grand secret. study and practice.
February 10th, 2013 #5
any suggestions on what kinda of work i should find? i hear people talk of sergent or sargent. should i hit those? i wish i could come close to the paint over above. i my intial line art was pretty off too. yikes.
February 11th, 2013 #6
oh come on, in the time it took you to type out " i hear people talk of sergent or sargent. should i hit those? blah blah" you couldve typed "sargent painting" into google and found out for yourself.
or, "best comic artists" and found tonnes of nerds debating the topic, posting images to back their points.
before you start any project, research the shit out of the topic and make a file of things you need.
February 11th, 2013 #7
alright. thankyou. sorry btw all my search engines are messed up to some one deleting my python off my pc.
February 11th, 2013 #8
i have no idea what that means.
this took 35 seconds to find.
February 11th, 2013 #9
You want to learn to render? Dig in: http://www.henningludvigsen.com/tutorials/
It's more important to learn anatomy (and lighting), though. You say you have a lack of knowledge, so why not start building that up? Get an anatomy book or Loomis' Figure Drawing For All Its Worth and start studying and copying images. To make believable pictures, you need to feed your imagination with how things actually look.