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CGTone
06-24-2003, 08:17 PM
Hi there,

I originally submitted this piece to the 2D WIP section for critique but I didn't get a whole lot of feedback :shrug:. So I've decided to promote it to the Finished Work section. I'd still like to hear any comments or suggestions y'all might have. Here's the original post for background info:

I'm trying to make an effort to get back into illustration, and I've seen a lot of incredible work on this forum in the past. So I thought I'd submit a recent character design of mine for feedback. It's more or less done, but there's room for fine tuning based on the feedback I may get here. More info on this character can be found at the following section of my website:

-- http://www.bandaranimation.com/ninjatsuki.html

This image was hand-drawn and inked - then scanned into Photoshop where I colored it with the mouse. It took maybe 10 hours total. At some point I may design an environment around her.

I embedded a small version below, and you'll also find a link to the larger one. Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions!

-Tone

Large version: http://www.bandaranimation.com/temp/nt_final.jpg

Small preview --

http://www.bandaranimation.com/temp/nt_final_preview.jpg

I should mention too that I also submitted a Flash vector version of this character about a year ago (including some test animation). You can find that thread at: http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=182459

NanoGator
06-29-2003, 08:05 AM
Very nice! Not sure why you didn't get any replies.

Massoud
06-29-2003, 01:48 PM
i think it is very nice too sir CGtone

CGTone
07-03-2003, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by NanoGator
Very nice! Not sure why you didn't get any replies.

I dunno either :shrug: ... but thanks for the kind words, guys.

By the way, in case anyone's interested, here's a progress shot from early on: the original pencil with most of the inking done:

http://bandaranimation.com/temp/nt_wip.jpg

Thanks,
-Tone

Rahz_Zalinto
07-03-2003, 09:55 AM
im no pro but i like it =P

Pingster
07-03-2003, 10:30 AM
Very nice style you got there!

Shes kinda sexy for a Ninja Girl. :love:

Pingster

sarfarazsoomro
07-03-2003, 10:38 AM
she looks smart.. u may need to soften the shadews a bit..

CGTone
07-03-2003, 04:11 PM
Thanks for the additional comments. I appreciate it. :thumbsup:

Originally posted by Pingster
Very nice style you got there!

Shes kinda sexy for a Ninja Girl. :love:

Pingster

Well of course she is - she's based after my girlfriend, not that my gal's a ninja in real life... ...or is she? ;)


Originally posted by sarfarazsoomro
she looks smart.. u may need to soften the shadews a bit..
Thanks for the suggestions. I was wondering: which shadows are you referring to? Do you mean the cast shadow on the background, or the actual shadow areas on the figure? I agree that the cast shadow is definitely pretty sharp and should probably be softened and faded toward the far edge, but since there's no real background, I didn't worry about it much.

As for the body shadows, are there any ones in particular that seem too dark or sharp? They look good to me, though if you're using a Windows machine, the display gamma is probably darker than my Mac, so I'm not sure. Could you provide a bit more detail?


Any other comments or crit?

Thanks!
-Tone

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