So I have a bitchin' (I think so) linework illustration here and I'm looking for some advice on how to light it. Any helpful advice or links would be most appreciated, I'm looking to add several light sources, sconces, streetlights, that kind of thing, and I'm really new to that sort of realism. I'm working in Photoshop. Tanks for looking, my first post, mnlv with this forum.
Don't think about it as fish eye. Think of it as four point perspective. It's an exact science just like any other perspective. You have pretty random warping happening and it makes it look gimicy, like a phony drug sequence. Try doing something basic like this image I'm posting below.
This'll really set up good habits. Also, it doesn't look like you checked a reference on that elephant head. The eyes aren't in the right spot, and they're also the classic, flat eye-stickers that people who are just starting out use.
I'm curious though, what the hell are those big black patterns and the backwards H2O? Is that a part of the composition, or something on the other side of the paper that bled through? =P
Last edited by Strato; July 27th, 2011 at 08:12 PM.
You see this is much more controlled. Don't worry I still have a shakey hand and I've seen others do amazing work with worse, but you can learn to control it. The dot dot dash excersises really do help. Maybe do a little perspective doodle for five minutes before each sketch. Hell I learned alot from Sarto's two links as well.
Seriously you are walking into a trap by thinking you can flesh this thing out. There is no structural integrity to this peice. It doesn't even obey the logic of jellow. Don't do this to yourself and ask us to help. You probably think there is potential here, but you would be just plane wrong. Maybe the elephant could go somewhere, but not this one. I like the funky PNG-8 idea BTW. But I don't think anybody would be able to help, because nobody uses, experiments with or really knows about that feature. You may want to play it straight for a while, so folks here can more easily help you. I use PNG-24s often, but not if it's going to interfere with communication.