Hi Guys -
I've posted this image and thumbnail in the sketch forum, but haven't had any concrete comments. I'd like to take this image further, but I'm stuck on the color scheme...I've tried a couple hue and value variations, but nothing fits.
Any help very appreciated
Last edited by Spartan; September 6th, 2004 at 02:32 AM.
I suggest taking your sketch, coloring it (roughly!) quickly in a few variations and posting these here. We can help you make a selection but you need to propose something first for us to work with ;-)
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Good start, i agree with erik, you need to post some other images showing what you have tried and then we can comment further.
You perhaps need to sit down, pen and paper and note down what you can do with it.
Day or night
Autumn or winter
Comic book style colouring or more tradtional
It goes on and on.
Sometimes you should just start painting and see what happens, keep workin at it and you never know.
Illustration-wise it is a good looking piece. Perhaps something needs to be
in the sky is looking a bit empty, clouds, moon sun, a flying creature etc.
Great! I'll fire up a couple comps and post them later tonight - thanks for the help.
I did a quick color up of the lineart, hope you dont mind. This is pretty much how I saw it when I looked at your pic. Sorry about how much the cliffs suck . I did quite the bad job on em .
Well hope this helps to some extent. And if you didnt want me to post a colored by me, then you can just ask and ill erase it.
"Take it down" - hell no - I'm very flattered(I like your sky!)!
Here's what I had in mind (10 min color test)- I was thinking more wintery than summer...anybody have any thoughts which way to go?
I wanted to put the brightest point in the sky behind her so that it would form a nice diagonal to her head, hand, and the log. The log is there to push you eye back up into the crapily painted mountains, but I think I may need something up there to keep it interesting. I'm scared to put like a castle or something cause I don't want to distract from the focal point of her running from the assailant....helpez moi!
Last edited by Spartan; September 4th, 2004 at 09:16 PM.
Oh man those colors look real nice. I thinks I might have another go at coloring it in that fashion. Well, itll give me some extra practice .
O and btw, ur lighting is a bit off. On her fist and dress the light is coming from right and on the face its obviously comin from left. Sorry to be nit picking, I do realise its a WIP but im really annoying =P.
EDIT: I made one more variation because I was bored. Man, I really really like that picture, you did a great job on it.
Last edited by light; September 5th, 2004 at 05:02 AM.
Here's where it sits now...
I'm working on the foreground firgure first, then I'll probably move to the background before working up the middle ground figure.
LightKirtar, I really liek the colro sin your sky - you totally nailed that 'kleenex box sunrise' perfectly! It would be cool to see some of those hues reflected on the cliff face in the middle ground. Again - thanks for the paint over - I may try to incorporate some of your pinks into my final sky...
Anybody with any slick little painting techniques or color advice they want to share...?
Last edited by Spartan; September 6th, 2004 at 02:33 AM.
Oh man, yours looks great so far. The face is far better then mine. What tools did you use for the cloth (looks awesome) because all I do is just dodge and burn... quite lideraly .
that's a really good start on her body and your color scheme will work well imho...
just one thing bothered me - what is she doing? is she running away? (then why has she a shield with her) ..or is she surprised to see another enemy that we cannot see and is fighting? (this may be another suggestion b/c when you look at her left arm you'd think she should have a sword/axe/whatever while in that stance)
I'll follow this wip for sure... keep us updated
Hey LightKirtar -
I use the Paintbrush tool almost exclusively. I do pretty much all the work by color picking and painting with a 65% opacity on a hard edged brush. I didn't want to have to rely on f$#%ed up filters or photoshop tricks to get good color, so I am trying to train myself to achieve good results without relying on the machine.
Thanks for the encouragement, Shmu_20mol - she's supposed to be running away. Why the shield? I wanted to make it look like she had 'tried and failed' - she ran up the hill, go the crap shot out of her, and now she's coming back down the hill.