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01 January 2009, 12:48 PM
A new year and a resolution to get myself motivated and do some 2d and 3d stuff.
Heres the first of (hopefully) many and I also hope that the last of the many will be a lot better than the first!!!
Feel free to critique. \m/
***AN UPDATE BELOW AS I AGREE WITH THE CRITIQUE GIVEN...THOUGH I DO STILL LIKE THE STYLE!***
01 January 2009, 03:15 PM
This is shaping up as a very nice photo manipulation, but the black outline is too thick by about half. It makes her look like a cut out pattern or a coloring book, which may be your intent.
The white along the eyelashes is distracting, and the hair highlights would be great, if they were not so sloppy looking. Everything else is somewhat crisp and precise looking, but those hairs have very thick small strokes near the hairline, and then a bunch of thin scribble lines. The neckline is a bit too sudden, even if you reduce that thick outline. Perhaps forgo the outline, and then feather out the bottom? Or perhaps accent that curve with a line of thin white eyelet...Or the paisley background...Or just leave it.
I really like the paisley background, where did you find it?
And, from a "Good Ethics" standpoint, you really SHOULD cite where the photo of the woman, as well as the background come from, even if the photo is one you took.
Very nice piece.
01 January 2009, 06:16 PM
Here is the photo it came from...my friends girlfriend! This pic is for his birthday which was last august...you dont even want to see my first attemp!!
It isnt a photo manipulation, it is entirely freehand with my wacom...at no point was the photo even a layer in the psd but i obviously had it on screen to go by.
I was going for a stylized look hence the outline..i havent really got a 'style' as such yet so am just trying out some different things to see what i like...cant please everyone i suppose but i appreciate the crit.
ref paisley: http://www.thefabricfinder.com/StencilPaisley4301OD.JPG
01 January 2009, 07:07 PM
You have a good eye, for freehand from that ref. photo, I'm impressed.
Your talent doesn't need heavy outlines. That is a "style" used by amateurs not able to draw like you can. It makes it look like you have to trace from photos, when the truth is, you can skillfully render a good likeness from photos. BIG difference.
Stop selling your skills short. You're good.
You don't have to please anyone but yourself. Ever. That's a given in art.
01 January 2009, 07:39 PM
Thanks CyberGFX...maybe my next one will be less...cartoony?!!
and cheers for the crits!
01 January 2009, 07:39 PM
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