Managed to work through the chapter from the book about perspective and when you finally think that you understand one technique, you only have to change the vanishing point that the object originates from to be slightly confused again.
There where not much time over to explore different shapes and pattern of the building. I will continue to do that tomorrow and to explore a few thumbnail sketches for the finished piece.
Great work everyone! so much cool work being produced!, a reminder for all since we'r getting close to day 10.
If you exceed the 10 day limit by a day or two, its fine, but make sure that your next project is small enough to fit within an 8-9 day time frame. you don't want to fall behind this early, time management is really important.
finished my first project three days early... clocking in at about 9 hours, p. occidentalis. just as well that i'm already done, i think i'll want the extra time for my next project. hang in there, everybody. one week down.
@Stray - Hey, I hope you don't mind a little crit. You've made your figure super light, which makes him pop out and not really fit in the environment you have. If you darken him down a bunch and add some strong yellow side lights, you can keep him the main focus but make him fit a lot more plausibly in the environment. A quick paintover below. I wasn't 100% sure if his sword was supposed to be glowing, so I did a separate version with that (it could be a great cool key-color for the overall warm painting.)
Greetings Ross, Thanks for taking the time to do those paint-overs as well as offer the terrific advice!!You're dead on!! Not to take anything away from that, I've managed to leave our hero for the last portion of the piece, because I'm not quite sure I dig the design yet, and don't want to repeat rendering on him, and I'd also like to further develop his surroundings in case I come across something interesting to add to the lighting, but I do think your approach will be the most likely. Your paint-overs are quite suitable and suggest just that! Thanks again!!
ps.. really digging your piece and workflow.
Pou- Thanks also for the terrific advice. You to recognize my inability to avoid a static feeling with both the pose and composition. Although at the time, I think I was just feeling it and had hopes I could make it work, with what I had in my mind for the pieces meaning at least. I will certainly hope to incorporate some more dynamic elements in my next piece. And I think it strayed daily. Its the fun of the challenge, to make sure it stayed in motion. Thank again for your crit. `Great jonb with your piece, You've achieved a great base full of color and movement As you mentioned, rendering it will be the icing!! Go for it!
It's looking fantastic! You've just been looking at it up-close for too long to see! I really love how you've lit it.
Thanks a bunch for the lovely comment. I wanted this to be a portfolio piece, but made a huge mistake with adding the cape because it covered my main light source and now showing the figure is becoming a really huge problem for me. Ah well, I'll give it three more days, maybe I can salvage something. If not, next one will be better, hopefully.