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brown sugar
08 August 2005, 07:51 PM

this is my first good looking sketch and now I need some help. In the moment I have problems with the hands. They look not so good for me...:shrug:

Please, help me!

08 August 2005, 08:14 PM
First, you should probably post an image of the work rather than the Photoshop file. Here is a good howto on posting images:

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 09:17 PM
Juhuu, thank you Benita!!:bounce:

I`ve got it! Sorry, I am new here.

08 August 2005, 09:39 PM
This is a very nice start. I like the lighting you have on the figure. She really looks buffed for a woman. Keep going, but before you get to far in details develop the entire painting. Think about your background, the complete figure, composition, color scheme and all the other elements in the picture and start putting the rough sketches so that you can get a feel for the entire painting. I really like your start!

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 10:08 PM
Thank you Euphrosyne! Mmhh, the background....maybe a simple bg. I am a beginner :). (and sorry for my bad english)

08 August 2005, 10:10 PM
Nice start! I would focus on values and the drawing of it more than the painting. :)


brown sugar
08 August 2005, 10:41 PM
Thank you!!!:)

I have no idea about the bg. I choose this one. Mmhh, must think about it. Any ideas?

08 August 2005, 05:17 AM
This is really looking nice. Anytime Rebbecak gives you advise pay close attention she's good. Anyway when you feel that you are ready to start a bg, one thing that you can do is start making up stories about your character and then a background or setting will probably come to mind. Keep going she looks great.

08 August 2005, 11:14 AM
wheeee! pattischan, keep going! :bounce:

and if you run out of ideas/inspiration: check the daily sketch forum, itīs very inspiring there and the learn/fun-effect is 100%

- if you want to improve your anatomy knowledge check out the anatomy forum and stay close to rebeccak! :thumbsup: :thumbsup::thumbsup:

here is a link for handstudies (

see you around! *waves* :)

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 12:22 PM
Thank you all!:)

Iīam painting her dress at the moment.

Rebeccak, what do you mean about "value"? :shrug:Sorry, I donīt understand, because my english isnīt so good.

Iīll think about the bg later.

08 August 2005, 02:03 PM
value means "wertigkeit, hell/dunkel..."
try converting the image into grayscales then itīs easier to check the placement of the values.. :)

08 August 2005, 02:17 PM
value means "wertigkeit, hell/dunkel..."

well, that sure cleared it up


08 August 2005, 02:49 PM
well, that sure cleared it up


hrhr anytime you feeling down, read one of squibbits remarks :D wonderfull :applause:

perhaps you could understand it more, if you spoke german :p

i guess value also means Kontrast? ;)

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 06:00 PM
Hello *dunkelgold*, *squibitt* and *tuzz*:)!

Itīs so funny here, hahaha.

Thank you for the translation!!! Mmmhh, grayscales...(graustufen?);). O.k., Iīll check it out.

Iīve tried to paint the dress and now I need some feedback.

08 August 2005, 06:21 PM
hey that looks really nice BUT the lower left side looks like liquid?
thats because of the refraction its called in 3d i guess...the yellow color shining on the dress so strong....but else i really like it :)

i really would like to know what you think the dress AND the lady look from the front...and i can really imagine a story to this lady, or at least picture imagine a place where she belongs. but i will not influence you here, figure that out yourself :D but u prolly already have


brown sugar
08 August 2005, 11:41 AM

thank you *tuzz*!!! Iīll change it.

Yes, the story...I have an idea. Iīll work on it.:arteest:

08 August 2005, 12:14 PM
Hi there!
I think thereīs too much light on the left shoulder... maybe change it to get a more realistic look...

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 08:32 PM
Thank you Martyrer!:)
Yes, I have problems with light and shadow. But I work on it.

You can see that I have changed the image complete, now she stood on the left side. She became a half human and animal, a "desert child".
Sheīs standing in the desert, staring at the sea. Dreaming about the wide world...

The image is not complete, anyway thank you all for helping me! (Thank you *dunkelgold* for inspiring me)

Iīam happy for any feedback.

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 09:44 PM
She became more hair :D! Very hairy.

08 August 2005, 10:01 PM
Very hairy. haha! :D
sweet colorscheme! and really nice image :) *loves humanimals* :love:
one suggestion: first i couldnīt understand what is going on with her tail.. there should be a shadow where itīs coming out of the dress..
(and the belt could need more work...)
- but itīs coming a long very nice! keep going!


brown sugar
08 August 2005, 10:16 PM
Good evening dunkelgold, :)

the tail isnīt ready yet and Iīam get tired now (gähn). But I will paint the dress and the belt tomorrow.

Kiss :p

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 07:27 PM

I worked on her dress, but it isnīt ready, I think.

brown sugar
08 August 2005, 05:41 PM

I think the background looks to blurry, therefore I will paint a cactus. I think it will look better. Any ideas?

08 August 2005, 05:16 PM

keep going! :bounce:

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