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Old 02 February 2005   #1
Female with Robotic Headgear - Expose 3 WIP

Hey Everyone. I decided to take some time and perhaps do an entry for Expose' 3. Not sure what I want to do yet, but I know I want to do a character painting. But here is the problem.

... I never painted skin before. At least "good" looking skin. Anyway, this is what I have so far. I know I didn't put any colour onto the skin yet but I was hoping you guys could help me or direct me to some tutorials for painting human skin.


With the next CG challenge starting in March I figured I could do this to keep myself busy.

Any comments or help would be greatly smiled upon
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Old 02 February 2005   #2
could u stick da tip of da jaw forward a bit ?

skin ? umm..use scales like Walrus !! j/k

sorry i dunno skin, but i'll drop by every now and then
too see if someone does know, then we both can learn
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Old 02 February 2005   #3
Hey Squibbit, nice to see you in one piece after the last CG challenge.

Anyway, I'll push the tip forward for the next update. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 02 February 2005   #4
to be honest, i love the way her skin is the same colour as the bg. i would explore the graphic look.

sorry to draw you in the opposite direction
 
Old 02 February 2005   #5
Great work, AirbORn. Try to keep this inital simplicity that goes with her sad look. Not much to say at this stage. Keep it up.
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Old 02 February 2005   #6
Yeah, if you wait a few weeks I'll have got to the point in my dragon painting where I show how I'll do the scales... j/k! :-)

I do agree with Squibbit though that the chin feels a bit weak, at least for a contemporary (if not futuristic) woman. But it's funny how styles change: Look at the National Portrait Gallery in London and you'll see tons of contemporary beauties depicted with very weak chins: Evidently is was quite the attractive feature back in the day. Also, not sure what you're trying to convey with the expression, it's feeling a little blank to me.

Good luck with it!

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Old 02 February 2005   #7
spism: I was thinking of that This piece is in it's early stages, so it might come to that. Thanks!

andreasrocha: Thanks!

walrus: I agree, the expression is a little blank. I'll see what I can cook up tonight or tomorrow with the expression Thanks~!
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Old 02 February 2005   #8
Tutorial

Hi, I'm new around, this is my first post and I hope I can be of help. There is an interesting tutorial on skin tones from Linda Bergkvist (that was originally posted here on cgtak I think). You can find it on www.furiae.com in the gallery section.
 
Old 02 February 2005   #9
Thanks for the link. I think the noise and lip tutorials on her site will be more useful. Thanks for the help! ^^
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Old 02 February 2005   #10
cool !!! That colors are moving on my monitor
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Old 02 February 2005   #11
like the style you have going. it would be cool to keep the lighting you have now on top of whatever skin tone you give her. i also agree with squibbit that her jaw could come out a bit more... beside some of the things that have been said, i noticed that her eye could come down and back a bit-- it seems to be a little floaty. but again, great start and i look forward to seeing updates.

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Old 02 February 2005   #12
soo....how about an update ?
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Old 02 February 2005   #13
Nice mood and colours, but like others pointed out, some anatomy probs. It would be useful if you used a reference pic for this. The eye should be moved down and to the left, and I think her chin can be smaller and the lower lip a bit receded. pay attention to the muscular structure of the neck too. You can have this stylized look and mood without sacrificing these anatomic details.

I especially like the contrast between the lights in the helmet and the eyes, and the rest of the picture!
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Old 02 February 2005   #14
Thanks everyone for the comments! Really great suggestions. As for an update I hope to have one for tonight. I got swamped with a ton of work last week and I didn't have any time to touch this piece. But I will push myself to do something tonight.

Thanks once again everyone!
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Old 02 February 2005   #15
As promised, I did some work on this piece tonight. I have a feeling I might miss the entry deadline because I am going on vacation next week and I won't be back till the 24th :( But, you never know.

Anyway, I really like this update because it is a great improvement from the last one when you compare the womens face. Took a while to add some more detail so perhaps all that is left is colouring? Unless you guys see some other details that need to be fixed, I think I am more or less ready for painting??? ....huhh.. huh...

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