Hello, I'm still quite new around here and I haven't posted much art yet. I'm a little nervous about posting this since I've heard manga influenced art is frowned upon. I'm trying to learn other things but at the moment this is what I have and this seems like the best place to get some helpful feedback. I hope people can be tolerant enough to give me some general critique on the technical aspects such as colours, lighting and technique. I'm trying to learn more solid art theory rather than winging it as I go along but I'm afraid there might be old habits which are hard to break. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
I'm just starting to learn how to use custom brushes in Photoshop. I think this particular pic could need some more texture but I wasn't sure what brushes to use. I'm quite dependent on my lineart... it's how I've always done it but in the future I'd like to try some more free painting.
Well one of the first things I notice about this piece is about how you made the highlights/shadows on the figures by just adding white or black. Logically it makes sense but it also makes it a little dull. If you look around here on the boards or at other artist's work you see some of them do awesome things with colors and values. Don't limit yourself to only using black or darker versions of one color to change the value of your piece.
its way better than anything I can dish out~ niiice.
only thing that bothers me is why does the guys right boot looks so nice but the left boot look so flat..?
I am just a newb trying my best.
Shoo! Stop laughing!
The skintones seem very washed out and the girl's arm is incredibly thin (even for anime ).
Also, considering they're in a misty forest, I would suggest trying to unify the colors a bit by making the most saturated areas (girl's hair, boy's hair) a bit duller and also give all the colors a mild green tint.
Clux Deluxe: I tried using blues for the shadows actually but I think I was too careful with not loosing the colour of the underlying material. Hmm I will try to be more bold... thank you!
Illusionist: That would probably be by bad... I was thinking the mist was removing the depth feel but there is probably too little mist. Thanks!
Fireflights: I had a lot of issues trying to make the skin more vibrant. I tried using blues but I also tried to not loose the skin tone so in the end it just turned out really desaturated... I will have to study some more. I was afraid that the characters wouldn't stand out if I made them blend in with the surrounding colour... but maybe better lighting could fixe that. Thank you!
I like a lot your piece. Your characters have a lot of personality. Besides what had been mentioned before, I feel that there is too much space on the bottom that is not adding that much to the composition. That will be a nice place to add a title for a show but if not, you could crop some of it. Just suggesting.
It's not just the boy's boot it's the girls too. I'm not crazy about the way the whole thing is on a slant, but I love the style and characters x