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11 November 2005, 05:08 AM
Doing some redesign for school, this is a fish that will be on a cover for a redesigned Our Lady peace album. Any comments welcome (the fish will probably end up on black not violet/purple/pinky colour lol)
Photoshop/original sketch 2.5 hrs

11 November 2005, 05:17 AM
I was looking for comments mostly on the lighting...

11 November 2005, 08:34 AM
Hello. Squibbit told me about this sketch and i should help you out :thumbsup:

So heres few tips i can think of.. If it will not end up on pink background It would be nice to create it against gray or black one. If the fish is about to put up against yellow background.. just do a black outline for it if thats the case.

Basically your fish needs stronger shadows. And few hilites here and there to make the surface look more 3D... I dont know about any wet effects.. Because i dont know what youre really aiming for.. A cartoon fish or a real fish? Real fish look needs to have certain light. Which you will apply to all surfaces according their orientation. After that create shadow layer for overlapping forms.

Seeing the album cover would help..:wise:

Hope my advices were of any use.

11 November 2005, 05:56 PM
yea i asked Falcor to help cause i wanted to , but didn't really know how, haha,
thought he might have something that you might find helpful


11 November 2005, 03:50 AM
Thank you I will work on that and repost a reworked version.
I'm looking for a stylized but not realistic fish...and the album cover is on it's way but not so far as being ready to be posted... ;)
Thanks again

11 November 2005, 10:04 AM
Since you are going for a stylized look, I suppose it's safe to assume you already know what you want?

Anyways like Falcor said, stronger contrast, larger range of values. I was thinking since it is a goldfish (or even just any fish) it'd be nice to have some luminous specular glow on certain surfaces for a more wet/scaley look. Of course, it'd also depend on the look you want.

Well regardless, it wasn't bad at all for just 2+ hours of work, so it'll be interesting to see its reworked state :)

11 November 2005, 08:07 PM
Here's the pretty much finished final...I'm posting it in WIP because it doesn't seem right to post it in final...for some reason!
Anyways..crits welcome but I doubt I'll fix it up much more (handed it in today with an assembled version...

11 November 2005, 08:12 PM
and the re'did'


11 November 2005, 01:08 AM
The box design isn't that great, but I quite like the fish :) very emotionally loaded. Looks well on black too.

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