Dammit had it down to 2 stars for a while then someone had to up rate me didnt they!
Not sure i improved this by adding colour... I usually hate adding colour in after values, this is no exception. Also the hands are fcuked
Yes, I find adding color over value is a peculiar technique and definitely isn't for everybody, despite some people preaching it like gospel.
I think the use of red must be done with consideration. On the girl character, the red adds too much visual weight to the legs, which already are quite 'weighty' due to their prominence.
Hands holding guns are tricky, would be a good idea to get some reference.
'As far as the weird lighting, id love if you could expand on that?'
basically that throughout a given image your shadows appear at various points
to be cast by lights from different angles and sometimes, at different intensities.
The key to naturalistic images with form that really pops is to have a clear and
consistent idea of what kind of light(s) are striking your subject and what direction
they are coming from (including diffuse fill lights like the sky or ground reflection).
But you know that
hmm...I agree with Hunterkillers comment about the visual weighting of that image,
but that doesn't really bother me. What is an issue is just that it seems unfocused
and rushed. Just needs more time and care.
'Absolutely agree on all that stuff, pretty much everything I've posted lately is still
wip and I'm working on. I plan on finishing all this stuff more-so than anything else
I've ever done. I just have a tenancy to work on multiple things at once as i get
serious cases of art blindness and if i overwork something i end up ruining it unless
i have breaks, so ill be working on two pieces of art at the same time usually.,
WIP is fine. Just don't rush.
Don't jump ahead of yourself either. Solve all the problems of each stage (gesture, form,
details, values, ...whatever) before moving on to the next. Close the loop on your lines
and blocks of value or color, don't leave gaps or loose threads.
As to adding color after value...yeah unless you are doing some heavy color-building it just
makes far too much sense. I wouldn't call it gospel but its hard to argue with the utility of it.
I think its just a matter of getting the blending modes right and using a bold palette.
That and understanding how value affects the hue and saturation of different colors differently...sigh.
Keep working man. Keep posting too, we all want to see your work. Don't let anything stand in your way.
Last edited by BludHund; April 1st, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
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