Kate

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10 October 2012   #1
Kate

This is picture of my sis that I have been working on.

She traveled, and so this her on one of he many journey's to far flung places.

I am struggling with the hair, skin tone, and I am not sure the background is working... so don't be shy, please help !
Attached Images
File Type: jpg kate4.jpg (63.9 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg kate.jpg (40.0 KB, 16 views)

Last edited by w-jones : 11 November 2012 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Add picture
 
Old 11 November 2012   #2
You should post the photo reference if you want to get help for a painting that's based on a photo reference. Strangers don't know what your sis looks like, so they need to see the source to see if you captured her likeness properly.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #3
Lunatique, thanks for the tip, I have done, all comments welcomed.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #4
Okay, here we go. I won't mention the skintone or anything colour related 'cause I think you need to get it to look more like your sister first.

Have you tried using a grid? Using one will help you see everything that's off with your painting and there's no need to feel ashamed to use one I think. I use a grid if I try to paint a perfect copy of a picture, because I would never get it right otherwise. Use a grid until you're confident enough in your copying skill.

Also, check out the Art Techniques and Theories Forum, it's GREAT for us who want/need to improve. Here's a link http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=166

I hope I helped you a little at least, and good luck!
 
Old 12 December 2012   #5
You need to be a lot more accurate in how you observe, analyze, and depict shapes, values, form, and volume. For example, even in the tiny thumbnails I can see how you didn't portray her hand accurately--the shapes/proportions are off, and the form/volume are off too. Look at how distorted you made her knuckles look compared to the photo, or how big her ear is in relation to her face. The way you handle color looks like you're just sampling the various patches instead of thinking about why the colors appear the way they do (influenced by the various factors such as local color variations such as skin coloration, the color cast from the light source, the ambient bounced light's color cast, and nearby surfaces that might bounce its color cast onto the subject).

You also need to think about how brushwork contributes to the overall painting. You might want to read the post I made in this thread about this subject:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=31&t=1074192
 
Old 12 December 2012   #6
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.