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    Critique/Overpainting please!

    Hello everyone, this is a painting for further coloring

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    I have some specific doubts here, but feel free to say whatever you want

    1- Are the values on the shaded side of the face too dark? How can I make a painting have the right values in different monitor?

    2 - About materials, how can I paint leather? I've tried pasting the texture on the painting, tried reproducing it by hand, but always end up with a mess. Would be great to see some tips, some details that make it look leather.

    3 - Sometimes when I'm painting, the work have some values, but when I save it to post somewhere, it gets much more darker than the original. This happens because of a configuration?

    I think it's all, thank you very much.

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    For one, yeah, they are very dark, in one of my screens that has a higher contrast the other side of the face is pure black, and on this one which I know has too bright screen I can see the nose and such highlights. With images as dark as this I'd either fall on the safe side and rather make it bit too light than too dark (and show the shadow with string blue or other colour), or make sure the dark areas work even if it's too dark (like make the shape of the face recognizable, stronger high lights or something like that).
    And third, if you're working with Photoshop, check "View-Proof Setup", changing those can have drastic changes on the values. (Currently with me the image changes depending on if I save a grayscale paintng as a grayscale or RGB, the other being noticeably more dark).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    For one, yeah, they are very dark, in one of my screens that has a higher contrast the other side of the face is pure black, and on this one which I know has too bright screen I can see the nose and such highlights. With images as dark as this I'd either fall on the safe side and rather make it bit too light than too dark (and show the shadow with string blue or other colour), or make sure the dark areas work even if it's too dark (like make the shape of the face recognizable, stronger high lights or something like that).
    And third, if you're working with Photoshop, check "View-Proof Setup", changing those can have drastic changes on the values. (Currently with me the image changes depending on if I save a grayscale paintng as a grayscale or RGB, the other being noticeably more dark).
    I adjusted the painting and added a weak highlight just to show some silhouette. Also I tried to adjust the Proof setup, but it changed nothing, what worked for me was changing the layer mode to grayscale, which is a short term solution, because I will have to change it to RGB again, and the painting will get darker again.


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    Painting leather is not so much about texture. It is about the thickness and the stiffness of the material and how it reflects light. The only solution to your problem is to do studies. Find some old leather bag or gloves and get to it.

    Further more. I like her face, it has character. But I think that you placed the ear to high.

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    Finally. CA have been down for so long that I just finished the painting, could you guys take a look?

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...22#post3814622

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