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Joellie



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7th January, 2009 at 00:47:19 -

For a competition i created this:
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What do you think?

 
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7th January, 2009 at 00:50:31 -

Inc red i ble

 
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Joellie



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7th January, 2009 at 00:56:31 -

Lol thanks, it actually took me ages to figure out what you meant:|lol


 
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7th January, 2009 at 01:48:47 -

It looks great, one critique I do have for you is your highlight and shadow work, it's good to see you've established that the light is originating from the upper left and thus shadows will appear on the lower right. Your next step would be to define form through those light values, not just the outline. If we were to take away that outline and look at just the colouring on, say, just the skin, we would see for example a cookie cut in her shape, rather than seeing her form defined through light and shadow.

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This is a rather crude example.. (whipped it up in MSPaint in a minute) but hopefully I can illustrate my point.

Keep it up, it's quite awesome already

 
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7th January, 2009 at 03:28:47 -

Woh, Joellie... You're a true artist! I love the drawing! (Art topics are my favorites. )

 
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7th January, 2009 at 03:50:09 -


Originally Posted by jthongbai
It looks great, one critique I do have for you is your highlight and shadow work, it's good to see you've established that the light is originating from the upper left and thus shadows will appear on the lower right. Your next step would be to define form through those light values, not just the outline. If we were to take away that outline and look at just the colouring on, say, just the skin, we would see for example a cookie cut in her shape, rather than seeing her form defined through light and shadow.

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This is a rather crude example.. (whipped it up in MSPaint in a minute) but hopefully I can illustrate my point.

Keep it up, it's quite awesome already



This picture is better than most digital art I've seen posted on TDC recently, simply because of the lighting technique. Every recent piece of art looks like one of those old-school plastic "3D" stickers.

Which brings me to comment on Joellie's picture: It's good, but it's not good, for the reason I just mentioned.

 

Joellie



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7th January, 2009 at 09:07:25 -

Lol that really didnt make all that sence, you contradicted yourself twice! But i think i get it, it doesnt look 3D enough?

I did it in about 2 hours last night at 12am so obviously not my best, ive done better shading before, for example this one:
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But her arms arent actually 'beefy' enough to have TOO much tone. Shes supposed to look like 'gaurdian' like. Like a gaurdian of african sevannah, so shes all the elements of the animals but in her own way feminine.

 
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7th January, 2009 at 15:02:07 -

Very enjoyable for my eyes, art wise. I was never the kid who got turned on by pictures of Lara Croft. Not when we had a supply of my friend's dad's dirty videos when we were 14....

 
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7th January, 2009 at 15:04:25 -

I like both pics.

 


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7th January, 2009 at 15:34:43 -

Wow, nice. I like the way you light it. I don't really mind it "not looking 3d", it just looks great the way it is. The first one looks a bit more 'autoshaded', the second one is just great.

 
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7th January, 2009 at 15:53:29 -

The first one i did off the top of my head with the help of a figure pose and the second one was done from a tutorial book which is what i used to do. Thats why its SO shaded because i followed the guide.

Im happy with it, because im not always good at drawing the bodies but i think it turned out ok!

 
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7th January, 2009 at 17:21:35 -

Wow! Both pictures are ace! Here's your cake. :3

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9th January, 2009 at 05:40:58 -

The second one is quite good, it's obvious the light source is below the woman, making it very dramatic. Strong lighting creates strong contrast and sometimes can really improve a picture. I think if I saw the same thing without that lighting, I probably wouldn't like it very much. Also, the anatomy is nicer to look at, slightly exaggerated (observe the width of the smallest part of her waist in relation to her face; they appear to be about the same circumference) but has better form or representation of her form than your original post's figure. Proportionally, there's nothing wrong with her but if you compare the two images, one might say that the African girl doesn't show a lot of character through her form and body language.

You've definitely got skills, so you're well on your way I'm not a great digital artist, but the same rules will apply to traditional artwork which I swear by. I have great respect for digital art and CG, I'm just obsessed with doing art by hand.

 
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11th January, 2009 at 17:38:30 -

Yes i LOVE to draw it by hand, but i HATE colouring by hand. Digital all the way with that one lol thanks tho, yeah i like my 2nd oen better but im happy with my proportions on this one and allof the details like the tattoos etc

 
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12th January, 2009 at 04:26:17 -

Don't listen to them Joellie, they aren't even looking at the picture. They're just saying it's good to make you like them.

 
   

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