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Thread: Briony Raincrowe

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    Briony Raincrowe

    This is another character in the book I'm writing. I know there is a lot wrong with it, so any advice is welcome! Hope you like.

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    I like the leaves you made. I am guessing you used the sticker brush for that.
    eventually you may find it easy to do the drawing of the figure on another layer. I am very impressed with how you can work without a reference. I find that is awfully hard to do. But some people just can draw and draw and eventually come up with some really unique and cool styles.

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    i emphasis the response of Mr screenpainter and i like those heavenly leaves
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    I think it's a nice stylization. The character's proportions are exaggerated but it works. It reminds me a little of the stylization I would see in certain animations. Having a large head is good for showing facial expressions which means there's a good opportunity for the character to show acting. If you're doing a whole book or cartoon, you might want to determine what the sensibility of the character is that gives it its distinguishing look and carry it through to give the whole book its artistic vision. Consistency is useful and it shows that it's been thought through.

    Lots of potential. I like it.

    Oh, just noticed, you may want to do something about the flesh area of the chest. The way you have it shadowed, it almost looks like we're looking at her back -- the shoulder blades.
    Last edited by D Akey; 08-15-2014 at 01:30 AM.
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    I think we are looking at her back. I think she is looking over her left shoulder. I would recommend strengthening the anatomy of that pose. You have done a nice job with the dress and that is what is defining the pose. The head turn doesn't read quite the way it should and is a little confusing. If you look at some references showing that kind of pose you can add just a little definition in the neck area to make it look more like she is turning her head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    I think we are looking at her back. I think she is looking over her left shoulder. I would recommend strengthening the anatomy of that pose. You have done a nice job with the dress and that is what is defining the pose. The head turn doesn't read quite the way it should and is a little confusing. If you look at some references showing that kind of pose you can add just a little definition in the neck area to make it look more like she is turning her head.
    Thank you for the advice! I definitely had some issues with the head angle/neck turn.

    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    I think it's a nice stylization. The character's proportions are exaggerated but it works. It reminds me a little of the stylization I would see in certain animations. Having a large head is good for showing facial expressions which means there's a good opportunity for the character to show acting. If you're doing a whole book or cartoon, you might want to determine what the sensibility of the character is that gives it its distinguishing look and carry it through to give the whole book its artistic vision. Consistency is useful and it shows that it's been thought through.

    Lots of potential. I like it.

    Oh, just noticed, you may want to do something about the flesh area of the chest. The way you have it shadowed, it almost looks like we're looking at her back -- the shoulder blades.
    Which we are! I had difficulties with the head turning back over her shoulder and her neck. Still got a lot to work on. Thank you for the feedback!

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    i emphasis the response of Mr screenpainter and i like those heavenly leaves
    Thank you very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by screenpainter View Post
    I like the leaves you made. I am guessing you used the sticker brush for that.
    eventually you may find it easy to do the drawing of the figure on another layer. I am very impressed with how you can work without a reference. I find that is awfully hard to do. But some people just can draw and draw and eventually come up with some really unique and cool styles.
    I don't use specific references, no. For this I glanced at a few different poses/dresses just to get a bit more of an idea, but then went with it. Which doesn't always work out very well! For the leaves I used the tiny daubs setting on the oil brush. Glad you like it!

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    Very good start, the dress looks very velvety, you have a lot of potential and are willing to take advise, which is a great beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leasaurus View Post

    Which we are! I had difficulties with the head turning back over her shoulder and her neck. Still got a lot to work on. Thank you for the feedback!
    Ah, it is her back. I see. One way is to pull a line off her left shoulder indicating an overlap as she turns. Right now without it she looks as if she's facing forward and we're looking at the front of her dress with a plunging neckline kind of affair. Yeah, extend the line at the top of the shoulder in front of the neck. A little indication should be sufficient but you will have to look at it to know for sure just how much is needed. The top of the shoulder would create a natural edge or line.
    Last edited by D Akey; 08-16-2014 at 01:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Ah, it is her back. I see. One way is to pull a line off her left shoulder indicating an overlap as she turns. Right now without it she looks as if she's facing forward and we're looking at the front of her dress with a plunging neckline kind of affair. Yeah, extend the line at the top of the shoulder in front of the neck. A little indication should be sufficient but you will have to look at it to know for sure just how much is needed. The top of the shoulder would create a natural edge or line.
    Awesome! Thank you!

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    I puttered a little with her trying to work out the pose to see if I told you the right thing and get that over the shoulder look. And if you wouldn't mind, I can post it here so you know what I'm talking about? Same pic, just with a couple adjustments? If you don't want, I understand that too.
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