Well, I finally finished my first photoshop painting in.. oi... a year? I dunno. Been a long time since I've actually finished anything. And this time it's just a profile study of a character of mine. Reinke "Rev" Krauser, my rat-man! He is a fawn rat (that way he's easy to imagine without fur.) As do all male rats, his spine is lined in a longer ridge of razored fur. Or in his case, a continuation of his head-hair.
I think my favorite part of this picture is the comic-y definition of his jaw and cheek. So over-the-top. Stuff like that are of my favorite details in my (small) comic collection.
so is all of his skin covered in flesh colored fur? They way you drew all the lines around his neck and face make them look like fur. Also, your "favorite" part really seems to take away from the drawing, like the cheeks and the chin/jaw come off as misdrawn and not exaggerated. The cheek and upper jaw part make it look like its carved into it way too deeper that it should go and the line coming off the back of his nose from the front of the eye doesnt make any sense. Try posting this is the critique section and read the stickies before you post in the finally finished section. The critique section could really help with this.
Yes, as I said, rat-man. Fawn fur. The line you speak of was actually put there because I referenced it from a photo of Till Lindemann; it does make sense.
I can see your point with the cheeks. And I can totally understand why it might take away from the piece for people. And I know it is not realistic in that sense. But may I remind you: rat man. And, comic-y.
In the future, in an attempt to please the masses, I may give Reinke less deeply defined jaw/cheek areas.
I certainly don't consider myself a beginner. I don't see why I shouldn't be allowed to post a finished piece in the finished forum.