Female with Robotic Headgear - Expose 3 WIP


#1

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. :love:

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 :slight_smile:


#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 :thumbsup:


#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. :slight_smile: Thanks for the quick reply.


#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 :slight_smile:


#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.


#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! :slight_smile:

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!

-mike


#7

spism: I was thinking of that :slight_smile: This piece is in it’s early stages, so it might come to that. Thanks!

andreasrocha: Thanks! :slight_smile:

walrus: I agree, the expression is a little blank. I’ll see what I can cook up tonight or tomorrow with the expression :slight_smile: Thanks~!


#8

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.


#9

Thanks for the link. I think the noise and lip tutorials on her site will be more useful. Thanks for the help! ^^


#10

cool !!! That colors are moving on my monitor


#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.

dinky


#12

soo…how about an update ?


#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!


#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! :slight_smile:


#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 :frowning: But, you never know. :slight_smile:

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… :slight_smile:


#16

Maybe its just me, but her neck seem extraordinaraly long. Could you maybe shorten in a tad?


#17

looks nifty to me!! i cant wait to see the finished product even if it doesnt make it on time

but just in case…get a move on with the painting;)


#18

I like it, it reminds me of 80’s Heavy Metal magazine, specifically Druillard or Moebius. As far as the skin goes, i think it looks fine the way it is…


#19

Cool design.
Hope you get it finnished in time.
my comments: I think that the eye migth be slightly to high up, and maybe a bit to far forward (screen right).

/mathias


#20

pretty nice design,but i think the neck seems alil too long.keep it up man…i’d sure like to see more updates:)