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12 December 2005, 09:43 AM
Hi All,
This is my first real attempt at a more realistic painting as I usually prefer a more comic style. I am need of some crits on a/ whether it is worth pursuing this piece and b/what I should be looking at to improve it (whether that be a 600 pixel eraser). I know ive still got a hell of a lot to do, but I reckon some advice at this stage will be very beneficial.


12 December 2005, 10:17 AM
Hi, you definitely have a nice drawing here. I think you might want to take a look at the following link to find a really good tutorial by our wonderful Enayla: ( then browse gallery->tutorials->thoughts on skin tone

just a note on the skin tone tutorial: go for very small touches of color...variations should be very subtle! (this is at least what I experienced recently) and blend often the different colours you pick from the palette (you'll understand better what I mean after reading the tutorial).

ps.: if you use photoshop you might try the tutorial with the "linda_fav" variant you can find in the collection of brushes goro provided here:

keep it up!

12 December 2005, 03:47 AM
Hi, J_Grieve. Watch the shape of his chin -- it's a little too drastic, and check his nose -- might just be the shadow but it looks like it's off center/diagonal. Definitely worth continuing, though. He's a cute little guy.

12 December 2005, 05:33 AM
Good start - go for it!


12 December 2005, 07:49 AM
Thanks very much folks. Gonna get some more done tonight. Ill post with an update later.

12 December 2005, 12:46 AM
Got some time at last for a quick update. I tried to straighten the nose and reduce the chin slightly. Worked a little on the skin tone also.

01 January 2006, 05:15 PM
Thought id do an update as ive been working on this some more..

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