Dragon Maiden

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  08 August 2012
Dragon Maiden

Whew! I haven't been around in a loooong time. I stopped painting for a while to focus on writing, but I'm back on it now. This is an in-progress cover for a short story I'm e-publishing. I can tell there's something wonky with her chin area, but I'm a tad bit rusty.

  08 August 2012
The overall structure and tonal composition looks pretty solid so far.

The chin looks a bit wonky because the value transition is so abrupt--almost hard-edged, which gives the impression that the chin has two distinct planes, with the middle being a sharp angle. Obviously, that's not how the chin is supposed to look.

Also, the way you rendered the form for the chin, makes it look like it's just jutting out from her face, and there's a distinct round-shaped parameter at the top separating her chin from her face. Again, that's not how the chin is supposed to look.

There's also this sliver of lighter value that reaches from the bottom of the chin and heading towards the hinge of the jaw. That thin sliver of lighter value doesn't make any sense because it's so isolated and there's nothing to explain why it exists, when we don't see on on the rest of her jawline.
  08 August 2012
Lunatique, thanks! Funny how it pops out to me now. Really appreciate it.

I fixed the chin, moving on... Kind of itching to get to the dragon, but still need to smooth things out.

  08 August 2012
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