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Defcombeta
05-26-2006, 06:14 AM
stated this up tonight,

the saber is not in yet so the hair is not finished since the second light source has not been selected yet, not sure what colour to make the saber, must do some checking on that on.

still early on but i like whats done so far
http://homepage.eircom.net/~defcombeta13/handmaiden.jpg



comments crits etc always welcome

j mac

offbeatworlds
05-26-2006, 01:47 PM
You know, I really like her face. She has a very pretty face. I think perhaps the skintones are a little bland though, especially with such a saturated background color. What I find helps is to pick out the midtone and shadow for a regular skintone, making the shadow color more saturated and redder than the midtone. The rub the light blue from the background in the midtone and the darker blue on the shadow, using really light pressure. This mixes some of the color of th background in and also makes a more life-like tone. Also, after you've done this, select a light cyan as your highlighing color.

Nice work so far, can't wait to see updates!

Defcombeta
05-27-2006, 04:35 AM
thanks nice idea the way you approch shadows ill give it a bash later on

well this is where i am now i still need to work on the primary light source etc and have only roughed out the location etc

http://homepage.eircom.net/~defcombeta13/handmaiden3.jpg

still moving on

j mac

Zhaan
05-27-2006, 08:18 AM
Woa that's nice !! I'd have seen a magenta or green saber light to change the overal color theme of the pic. But it's nice like this too.:thumbsup:

Defcombeta
05-28-2006, 05:01 AM
thansk for the kind words zhann , i may change the saber not sure yet il do some experiments with it tomorrow when i have some time

here is the current version worked up the foliage , but it needs ome flower/ colour base plant life still i think so ill have to do some research on that first

still i like it so far

http://homepage.eircom.net/~defcombeta13/handmaiden5.jpg

still more to do

tuke
05-28-2006, 07:32 AM
Wow I really like the scene and how you filled the frame. The pose is great as well as her expression. I think the light saber light should really come from who your character is, rather than what makes the image look "better."

Really looking forward to the next post. :D

Defcombeta
05-29-2006, 06:12 AM
thanksi let the saber be handmaidens colour which is plain old light blue, still i replaced a few placeholders like the braids etc and i think it more or less done, spent a while putting texture on the skin shame it does not come out at this res , any more i think i will be a hogging bandwidth

http://homepage.eircom.net/~defcombeta13/handmaiden7.jpg


comments crits welcome

secretasianman
05-29-2006, 09:13 AM
hey defcom, the only thing i have a prob with is the lighting.


she is in a dark forest but there is to muh light, i think the light emphasis should be from the sabre.

i kinda redid you pic a little, to show you what i mean. not trying to overstep of course. it's just kinda the way i think of it. sorry it isn't that great of a redo, kinda did it to fast.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c290/bluefuzzy626/handmaidenredo.jpg

well that is my crit but besides that i like it.

Defcombeta
05-29-2006, 02:09 PM
thanks , its a bit more than what i had in mind for the piece but i did darken stuff up this morning after i woke up before coming online anyway. i want two light sources in this ,and the idea of a palce between light and dark etc still you have given me something to think about , i dont think i will have more time to dedicate to this since i have to move on to somepaying piece now. refresh the page to see newly uploaded version since i just changed it server side

thanks again for taking the time and effort ,

john mac

Zhaan
05-29-2006, 02:16 PM
Wow the last upload is so great, i like the foliage and the two lighting source are good i think ^^

kheemo
05-29-2006, 04:14 PM
Hi ! good work so far.. on the last image I noticed that you lost some of your darkest value (background behind her saber.. ) I think you should push it way darker.. it look flat now ..

also Im not sure about the highlight on her mouth (left corner..) it distract me, maybe it could be blured a bit.. or smudge ..but just a litle

keep it up !


edit : oh ..it wasnt you that rework the picture.. sry ;)

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