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Red-haired oujosama

PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:35 pm
by Heorge
Using MS paint because my crappy computer can't even run Gimp :D
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A bit embarassed posting this, but... supposed to be a "painting" of a girl.

Something I created a while ago, but I'm struggling to picture the "correct way" of putting in light and shadows. How would you go about this?

Red-haired oujosama

PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:57 am
by Josephcow
Block in areas of shadow with flat values first. Know the direction of the light source, and look for places where the form will face away from it.

And there isn't much sense in combining cross hatching with areas of shadow. Both are used to indicated form, but you don't need both methods at once. For instance underneath the neck doesn't need hatching because it's already in shadow right? It can't be in super shadow. :P

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:52 am
by Villalobos
Josephcoew wrote:Block in areas of shadow with flat values first. Know the direction of the light source, and look for places where the form will face away from it.

And there isn't much sense in combining cross hatching with areas of shadow. Both are used to indicated form, but you don't need both methods at once. For instance underneath the neck doesn't because it's already in shadow right? It can't be in super shadow. :P


If you did that in mspaint then you have some skills as mspaint is pretty basic so nice job.

Red-haired oujosama

PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:01 am
by Heorge
The crosshatching was suppose to indicate a "bumpy" surface on the "painting." And also make this gritty look. It didn't turn out very well xD

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Better?

Cleaned it up a bit, and tried to block in general shadows before I can refine it further. Something feels slightly off in the hair...

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:26 pm
by Gryephon
If your gonna use crosshatching, my advice would be use it minimally or not at all, especially when drawing pretty girls. The problem with it is that it creates textures that look like dirt, which is inherently ugly. And to note there aren't a whole lot of professional pinup artist that use it (I'm actually not aware of any). If there truly is a way to make crosshatching appealing, it's beyond my knowledge.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:02 am
by Josephcow
Gryephon wrote: If there truly is a way to make crosshatching appealing, it's beyond my knowledge.


How about this? it's not the method of shading, it's how you use it. But I think this particular drawing looks best without it.