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January 1st, 2007 #1
A piece I've been working on for the last sixth months or so; I've finally reached the point where I feel comfortable in calling it finished, but I'd definitely like to see what you guys can find, and to see if I can then correct the mistakes. I used a reference for the pose and lighting. Thanks in advance!
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January 3rd, 2007 #3
January 3rd, 2007 #4
The figure has some great reflected light going on, but it makes it obvious that he's from a different ref than the wood he's on - the wood would have to be a lot lighter to reflect that much light onto him. I'm all for extrapolating from your references, don't get me wrong, I just think you could make some adjustments so it doesn't look quite so forced.
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Just picked up the book (I think) with that exact same model ref... learning a lot already. Great rendering. Love how you gave the muscles definition while still being very subtle and realistic.
January 3rd, 2007 #7
Anatomy for the artist by Sarah simblet, it is a good book.
Keep in mind, a good way to use photography in a piece is to see the form in current lighting, but then to change the lighting to fit your piece, which I think is your main flaw. One shouldn't try building an entire piece off 1 exact copy of a part of a photo, because then you have to guess where the lighting is for the rest of the piece, and make up a believable environment to suit it.
Try going around to Flickr.com and google image search and look for ref for a peice. This is pretty solid as an anatomy study, but could really do without the BG.
January 3rd, 2007 #8
January 5th, 2007 #9