View Full Version : "Bring me to life"- suggestions and critique needed
06-24-2009, 10:35 PM
Hi, I've been working on this piece, still needs a lot of work. I am very new with digital painting, so i need some advice. I really don't know how to do the background, which should be something involving nature. I don't want to make it too detailed, cause it might distract the attention from the character or it might make all the picture look too "busy" .The main idea is that she is blowing life into the nature, so part of it should be dead. If you could give me some reference, or any kind of suggestions i would be grateful. I am also a bit stuck on the lower part of the clothes, i want to make it mix somehow with the nature. I will add 2 more flowers in the lower part of the hair, to complete it and i will do the hands later.
Any suggestions and critique would be highly appreciated! Thank you!
06-27-2009, 12:14 PM
It definately looks interesting but it seems you are using soft brushes, picture looks blurry to me- it may be file compression aswell.
I don't know if it'll help but try sketching horizon line and block in some trees, best by mixing green tones- she can sit by the tree or near some stone covered with moss. Imagine atmosphere, weather, hour you "captured" your painting.
Look up some references and try to get some inspiration. For me planning background for character first works better, than first drawing character and then background- I always manage to separate my main object from it if I use latter method.
Sorry for not being more specific, but I hope you'll manage to work the background out, I definately would like to see it finished.
06-27-2009, 10:17 PM
Thank you so much for the reply, SebastianZ . Yes, the blurry impression is because of the file compression, the lines and colors look much more sharp on actual size. I think you are right, i should have done the background first, at least a little blurry sketch of it, but i will try to figure it out now somehow.
You inspire me to go on with it and try harder for better results, thanks! :)
06-27-2009, 10:17 PM
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