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krass
05-29-2006, 01:44 AM
From now on I will just post things in this thread so I don't make mess and because it is easier to keep track of things.


I did this sketch today. I've already started coloring it and the hardest part so far has got to be the racket :wise: I had to redraw it a million times with a mouse. :sad: I can tell that I am going to have my usual problems with this one. I like using shadows to define muscles, but that will end up making the character too muscular, so then I just have to settle for softer shadows and those never look right... I guess I will have to keep trying.

Thanks for looking.!

http://krassscapes.com/images/defeatWIP.jpg

krass
05-29-2006, 08:30 PM
a small update. :)

http://krassscapes.com/images/defeatWIP2xcf.jpg

Dianae
05-29-2006, 08:55 PM
The pose is nice :) I think that you should try to variate the skintones, using cold colours for the shadows and warm ones for the lighting. The waist seems too thin compared to the shoulders. I love the composition, I'm waiting for the next step :)

Naisart
05-29-2006, 10:49 PM
I agree with Dianae. I think that it feels a bit unbalanced. Have you tried getting in that pose yourself. I think you should to better understand where the weight falls.

Also, she seems to have (be?) a hunchback right now. Her left arm seems to be a bit too long and her right too short.

Keep going!

krass
05-30-2006, 07:48 PM
Thank you both for your crits. I tried to follow what you said and I think it is working :). I am feeling a little uneasy about the perspective, however.

I have colord in some of the BG to get an idea of how the colors will look together. I think I will paint her smiling because I want to show defeat as just another opportunity to learn and improve.

http://krassscapes.com/images/defeatWIP3.jpg

Thanks for stopping by!

Dianae
05-31-2006, 08:09 AM
The idea of making her smile is nice!
The ground is too vivid IMO, so it is distracting. The perspective is nice but I think that you should just rotate a little bit the girl to the left in order to give her more "weight". Her skin should reflect the ground colour ;) Her hand on the ground looks a little bit small. One thingie I've noticed : you shouldn't use neutral grey with colour, it creates a "hole" in the picture.
It's going to be nice though, I like the idea and composition!

krass
06-01-2006, 04:20 AM
daily update: http://krassscapes.com/images/defeatWIP4.jpg

I did not get a chance to work on the girl much, but I did a lot with the sky. I don't know if it is too obvious that the clouds should look like wings..?
Dianae, I darkened the ground quite a bit and made the shadows on her legs more blueish like the shadow on the ground. I was not sure what you meant about gray creating a "hole". Does that mean that gray should not be used much in painting ?

krass
06-11-2006, 09:04 PM
Just something new I threw together today for fun. I hope you like it : )

http://krassscapes.com/images/dance.jpg

krass
06-28-2006, 07:11 AM
I got my Graphire 4 today :) I had only a couple of hours to play around with it, but I Love it . No more painting with a mouse :P This is a quick speed paint I did just to get used to it. I will post more stuff later. I know that tablets do not give you talent, but hopefuly it will alow me to improve faster :) Bye!

http://krassscapes.com/images/speedpaintred.jpg

ch1nook
06-28-2006, 10:40 AM
the face looks good so far, but it is too much red in here. the contrast between the hairs and her makeup(?) is too light. nevertheless it a good drawing.

P.S.
have fun with your wacom :)

krass
06-29-2006, 03:33 PM
Thanks ch1nook ! It took me about an hour to get used to it and it has been a blast.

I started a second drawing, but I am still trying new techniques and ways to paint with a wacom. I used an old sketch from a few months ago. I don't know if I will finish it, but I'll have fun with it nonetheless. :)

Chao.

http://krassscapes.com/images/flute600.jpg

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