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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:20 pm
by BrandonB
Oh I see, sorry no I have never used that before :( I use photoshop for everything

*EDIT* From what I see this software supports Layers and gradients so you can always create volume with gradients, even though that's kind of an art in itself xD Try experimenting with different gradients on different layers and such. From what I find, the software removed it's pressure sensitivity :[ That's great that you are getting a more powerful painter, for me photoshop is the best because i've used it for awhile now! Until then, you can check out a free program called GIMP I used it before I got into the photoshop and it's very good for free :mrgreen: I've forgotten if it supports pen pressure but I think it does!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:42 pm
by Nipponkage
Is this better?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:02 am
by Ambiguity
Nipponkage wrote:
Ambiguity wrote:The eyes seem like they aren't on the same level, and I think the one closest to the camera seems too big. The scythe seem like it's going through his hand, instead of him holding it IMO.


Which hand?

The lower hand, but there is a few more problems with this after looking at it:
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Hope you understand everything I'm talking about.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:26 pm
by Nipponkage
Ambiguity wrote:
Nipponkage wrote:
Ambiguity wrote:The eyes seem like they aren't on the same level, and I think the one closest to the camera seems too big. The scythe seem like it's going through his hand, instead of him holding it IMO.


Which hand?

The lower hand, but there is a few more problems with this after looking at it:
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Hope you understand everything I'm talking about.



I've attemped to fin the hand and the robe. But I'm not sure how I can fix the arm length on the paint. Therefore I will use this mesurement in the next one in hopes of betering my drawing skills. :) Thx for the advise.

Oh and incase anyones wondering yes I will be asking for opinions throughout so I know what to look for at every stage. For example if I didn't put the original line art on the arms would be the complete wrong length.

Here's how it's turned out now.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:48 pm
by BrandonB
Hey man wow, I am liking this a lot more! I can see volume in the robe now and I love the rope on the hip, that was great idea man! Heres a small tip that you may or may not have known but you can make great wrinkles by using a lighter shade of the purple/blueish color and a darker to the sides of that stroke. You should make a few wrinkles around where the belt is making the robe squish up and a few long wrinkles in the robe below the belt. Anyway, wow man wow I can see you are really getting more volume just on next one you start, began with those blotches. If it's say a white fabric, it would be good to use like a light shade of bluish grey. If it is yellow or something warm, you want to try and blotch with saturated warm like orange or something and work your way up to the color you want. But man i'm looking at it and I can just see much life in the robe now, it's very cool! Can't wait to see final, good luck! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:49 pm
by Nipponkage
BrandonB wrote:Hey man wow, I am liking this a lot more! I can see volume in the robe now and I love the rope on the hip, that was great idea man! Heres a small tip that you may or may not have known but you can make great wrinkles by using a lighter shade of the purple/blueish color and a darker to the sides of that stroke. You should make a few wrinkles around where the belt is making the robe squish up and a few long wrinkles in the robe below the belt. Anyway, wow man wow I can see you are really getting more volume just on next one you start, began with those blotches. If it's say a white fabric, it would be good to use like a light shade of bluish grey. If it is yellow or something warm, you want to try and blotch with saturated warm like orange or something and work your way up to the color you want. But man i'm looking at it and I can just see much life in the robe now, it's very cool! Can't wait to see final, good luck! :D


Could you show me an example? Does this only work with fabrics?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:56 pm
by Nipponkage
I've finally started with the background, but I'm not 100% sure that I did it right. also I shortened the width of the eye. My Sister suggests that the light on the grass dosn't match the light from the will-o-wisp. What's you opinion?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:16 pm
by Ambiguity
Nipponkage wrote:My Sister suggests that the light on the grass dosn't mathc the light from the will-o-wisp. What's you opinion?

That depends, is this going to be a night time picture or daytime?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:26 pm
by Nipponkage
Ambiguity wrote:
Nipponkage wrote:My Sister suggests that the light on the grass dosn't mathc the light from the will-o-wisp. What's you opinion?

That depends, is this going to be a night time picture or daytime?


night.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:33 pm
by Ambiguity
In that case, I think your grass is way too saturated. Also, with the way you've painted everything else, I don't think your will-o-wisp is a very strong light source, so the grass might not be lit by it at all.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:38 pm
by Nipponkage
Ambiguity wrote:In that case, I think your grass is way too saturated. Also, with the way you've painted everything else, I don't think your will-o-wisp is a very strong light source, so the grass might not be lit by it at all.


So I should increase the brightness of the will-o-wisp I prosume. If so here, I tired to fix it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:43 pm
by Ambiguity
Nipponkage wrote:So I should increase the brightness of the will-o-wisp I prosume.

Only if you want, but simply increasing the brightness won't make it look like a light source.

Check out Sycra's critique video where he talks about fire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0M2_pvStAg&feature=plcp

Also, you'll need to reflect that lighting on the character more just like he did in the video.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:49 am
by alnoth
you have too much color in the picture if its a night scene.

moonlight - bluish color (closer to white than blue, actually)
your whirly thing - pinkish color

you would not see a lot more other colors than these. if at all, the saturation will be down to a minimum.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:17 pm
by Nipponkage
I've drawn some more. Also These are all on difrent layers. So now there are 18 layers.

Am I right in thinking that the pink light on the trees is way too light/ saturated.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:22 am
by alnoth
the shape of the hood is all wrong, imo. the sharp corner in the upper right corner of the face is impossible, it would have to be sown into that particular shape. take a look at some reference, along with folds:

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as for the pink light, i dont see how it would be possible for the pink light to reach the kids face like that...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:02 pm
by Nipponkage
alnoth wrote:as for the pink light, i dont see how it would be possible for the pink light to reach the kids face like that...


The lights refecting off of the syth.

And as for the shape of the hood. I fixed it from an earyler mistake (critique by Otakatt). Check the first page.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:33 pm
by Nipponkage
I think I'm almost done but I just would like a last minute check.