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I'm feeling like the color on her face isn't working well with the pencils. Any advice on making this work? face and hair are done-ish, everything else is still in early stages.
Full pencils here: CLICK (http://sketchymcdrawpants.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/132-arkham-city-harley-quinn-pencils/)
03-24-2011, 03:28 PM
Great work! Check out for her left eye, something is wrong about it.
I feel the lower lip is wrong in your drawing. I think it might be too thick on the right side of her face, if that make sense. The crease also doesn't help ; it's too dark or thick. Maybe attenuate that a bit, and add some pink-ish shade to her cheeks and nose. You might have something a little more skin like.
Watch out for the "smudge effect" as I call it, especially this early when blocking colors. Just go with general shapes of your shading first, and then add details later. I say that because I always get lost when I go into smudging at the beginning.
Someone else might say otherwise, but that's just my honest opinion! :)
thx! I'll work on those, don't know how the pink is gonna work out since her face is painted white but I'll try it and see how it looks.
http://sketchymcdrawpants.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/133-1-18-2011-harley-quinn-arham-city-31.jpg made a few changes based on advice. thoughts?
It's lacking some vibrancy, and looks like all the different parts were colored and shaded separately (hope that makes sense)?
Try some simpler/sharper shadows maybe, and playing around with color tints in your lights and shadows could help pull it together more.
04-04-2011, 08:03 AM
few tips: never color with a pure white BG and set a specific light (bright day, cloudy, exterior, interior, artificial lights, sunset) it will help you harmonize all the colors.
04-04-2011, 09:10 PM
Looking good man. Adding in a little flesh tone to face added a lot for being so sudtle. I think you're doing a good job with the face overall, you're really "turning the form," her face feels really dimensional.
great tips, thanks! I'll use them.
Finally finished this: http://www.penciljack.com/forum/showthread.php?109348-Harley-Quinn-Arkham-City-%28finished%29&p=1221970#post1221970
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