This picture is my first attempt at realism (or at least realism/toony look). There are a few things I’m not really satisfied with, and I was wondering if you could give me a few pointers on how I could do better in my next piece, and possibly critique since I want to get better at this type of colouring (that is, painting without lines).
Done in Photoshop CS
(the photo reference is in the bottom left corner. I wasn’t going for a full-fledged re-creation, but used it more as a guideline)
E.g. I was wondering if you had any pointers on how to make the lines smooth? The stripes for example are so dodgy… is there any way to make them look more smooth? (by using the smudge tool perhaps?)
Thanks for reading