I'm trying not to nit pick over things. That purple blob became flowers after much deliberation. Is there anything that screams "fix me!"?
Last edited by Elissiam; October 23rd, 2012 at 06:35 PM.
That's not a bad start. The problem right now is that even in the hands of someone with a lot more experience than you, a Wacom tablet is incredibly awkward for creating controlled linework. I can see what you're intending to do, but I'd recommend you take a detour and work with a tool that's less clumsy to use. If it were me at this point, I'd print the thing out and trace over it with a pencil to get the edges and contours tight (especially of the girl), then scan that back in and paint over it.
As always, just my two cents.
I'm sure my linework would look a lot smoother if I were to do it by traditional means and I will remember that next time. Digital just becomes such a habit. It's kind of annoying. Anyway, I worked on this a bit more and am posting it back up to see how I've done.
GAH! I didn't mean to leave the BG pink. I did that to better see what I'd missed and what elements still needed altering. Oh well, at least now you all can see what I meant by flowers being shirt color.
I didn't see your last attempt, but I like her flowy hair here. I think the lines are cleaning up well. What's turning me off right now are the blob shape behind her and the way she cuts off at the waist. The maroon behind her would look more pleasing to the eye if you balanced it out--for example, the two long "points" sticking out don't seem to match the rest of the edges, and overall the shape feels unbalanced, like it's falling to the right. The way the figure cuts off at the bottom is also awkward. A solution for that could be having her body end where the maroon shape ends, so that she's "inside" of it, or having her fade or break apart.
If I were making this, I'd stop at this and use this picture as a rough sketch showing what I want from the picture. Then I'd draw some preliminary studies of the figure, face, lighting etc. and then paint the actual final version.
It is often quicker and easier to do it that way, than trying to polish a quick first-attempt sketch.
Quite like the girl, sort of like the hair, hate everything else. Is there a particular reason for that hideously designed brown shape that fights with everything else in the composition?
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The purple blob is just an area I used the selection and fill tool on to get an idea what shape I wanted the BG. This is in case anyone wants a light colored shirt, then the girl won't get washed out. I'm gonna try a couple things with that blob and see what works. Thanks.
Ok, I'm bumping this up to get some feedback on the changes I have made.